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 28 June 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.

PhD
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 - 146
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing PhD 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.17% - 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £575 - £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £550
% change year-on-year +29.41% -22.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.50

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 445 437 541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.84% 17.13% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 238 294
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 70
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.60 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.75% +31.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.07 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
Essex - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £575 - 3
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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%) Data Analysis
1 5 (62.50%) Bioinformatics
1 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) Biology
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (37.50%) Computational Biology
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Statistics
4 2 (25.00%) DNA
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Physics
4 2 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Data Munging
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Complexity Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (12.50%) S-PLUS
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) VMware

PhD
Co-occurring 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%) 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 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
1 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
1 1 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
1 1 (12.50%) Data Scientist
1 1 (12.50%) Developer
1 1 (12.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WinForms
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Bioinformatics
1 5 (62.50%) Biology
1 5 (62.50%) Data Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (37.50%) Computational Biology
3 3 (37.50%) Statistics
4 2 (25.00%) DNA
4 2 (25.00%) Physics
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Complexity Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Data Munging
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Operations Research
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
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