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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 6 months to 30 June 2022 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
England > East of England
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 110 115 109
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 +54
Contract jobs citing PhD 28 7 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.12% 0.35% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 1.51% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 5
10th Percentile £494 - £405
25th Percentile £512 £538 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £708 £575 £500
Median % change year-on-year +23.04% +15.00% +8.11%
75th Percentile £738 £613 £556
90th Percentile - - £575
England median daily rate £590 £575 £500
% change year-on-year +2.61% +15.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.25 £75.00
Median % change year-on-year - -78.33% -
England median hourly rate £50.50 £25.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +102.00% -54.55% +28.65%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 736 463 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.31% 23.42% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 223 290
10th Percentile £233 £225 £262
25th Percentile £385 £350 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £450 £473
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% -4.94% +5.20%
75th Percentile £587 £526 £538
90th Percentile £676 £599 £600
England median daily rate £528 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.60% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 72 25
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £19.81 £27.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -27.96% -31.25% +100.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.69 £55.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.50 £60.96
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -15.38%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing PhD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PhD in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PhD in the East of England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for PhD in the East of England

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PhD in the East of England.

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 6 months to 30 June 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Hertfordshire +15 18 £708 - 9
Cambridgeshire -20 7 £324 -43.65% 35
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 26 (92.86%) Computer Science
2 25 (89.29%) Agile
3 23 (82.14%) Software Engineering
4 22 (78.57%) Python
5 21 (75.00%) C++
5 21 (75.00%) Data Science
6 19 (67.86%) Kubernetes
6 19 (67.86%) DevOps
7 18 (64.29%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (64.29%) Go
7 18 (64.29%) Kafka
7 18 (64.29%) Apache Spark
7 18 (64.29%) Data Engineering
7 18 (64.29%) Scala
7 18 (64.29%) Azure
7 18 (64.29%) Infrastructure as Code
7 18 (64.29%) DataOps
7 18 (64.29%) MLOps
8 16 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (57.14%) Data Ingestion
9 14 (50.00%) Cloud Native
9 14 (50.00%) Azure DevOps
9 14 (50.00%) CircleCI
9 14 (50.00%) Data Governance
9 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
9 14 (50.00%) Publishing
9 14 (50.00%) JIRA
10 12 (42.86%) Degree
11 11 (39.29%) Use Case
11 11 (39.29%) Data Architecture

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 18 (64.29%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 18 (64.29%) Azure
2 14 (50.00%) Azure DevOps
3 11 (39.29%) GCP
4 7 (25.00%) Slack
5 5 (17.86%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (25.00%) Parquet
3 4 (14.29%) Data Lake
3 4 (14.29%) Presto
4 2 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) CircleCI
1 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 14 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (50.00%) Publishing
3 4 (14.29%) Social Skills
4 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.14%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (3.57%) Electronics
6 1 (3.57%) Finance
6 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.57%) Legal
6 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.57%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Data Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) DataOps Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Data Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Web Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Data Scientist
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Process Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) Kafka
2 7 (25.00%) JWT
2 7 (25.00%) OAuth
2 7 (25.00%) OAuth2
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) .NET Core
3 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (10.71%) Entity Framework
3 3 (10.71%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 3 (10.71%) React
3 3 (10.71%) RESTful
3 3 (10.71%) WCF
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) WPF
4 1 (3.57%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Cloud Native
2 4 (14.29%) Data Fabric
2 4 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 3 (10.71%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.57%) Biotechnology
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.57%) Life Science
5 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Computer Science
2 25 (89.29%) Agile
3 23 (82.14%) Software Engineering
4 21 (75.00%) Data Science
5 19 (67.86%) DevOps
6 18 (64.29%) Data Engineering
6 18 (64.29%) DataOps
6 18 (64.29%) Infrastructure as Code
6 18 (64.29%) MLOps
7 16 (57.14%) Data Ingestion
8 14 (50.00%) Data Governance
9 11 (39.29%) Cloud Operations
9 11 (39.29%) Data Architecture
9 11 (39.29%) Open Source
9 11 (39.29%) Use Case
10 8 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (28.57%) Workflow
11 7 (25.00%) Code Coverage
11 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
11 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) Python
2 21 (75.00%) C++
3 18 (64.29%) Go
3 18 (64.29%) Scala
4 10 (35.71%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (10.71%) XAML
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Degree
2 8 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) GxP
2 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (67.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft