The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
England / East of England
Rank 124 122 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing PhD 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.19% 0.16% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £301
% change year-on-year +30.76% +8.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - £37.50

PhD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 466 485 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 21.88% 19.74% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 258 227
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 59
Median hourly rate £37.25 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.02% +104.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.93 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing PhD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PhD in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PhD in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +7 3 - - 38
Essex - 1 - - 1
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 5 (62.50%) Bioinformatics
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Biology
3 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) WinForms
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) Swing
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) Life Science
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (12.50%) Computational Biology
5 1 (12.50%) Complexity Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Physics
5 1 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analogue Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analogue IC Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analogue IC Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IC Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (25.00%) Swing
1 2 (25.00%) WCF
1 2 (25.00%) WinForms
1 2 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Bioinformatics
2 4 (50.00%) Biology
3 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Complexity Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Computational Biology
5 1 (12.50%) IC Design
5 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (12.50%) Monte Carlo Method
5 1 (12.50%) Physics
5 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Statistics
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cadence
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Siemens
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £25,298 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 16 days ago