Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +134
Contract jobs citing PhD 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.14% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 - -
Scotland median daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 283 308 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.00% 10.60% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 187 125
Edinburgh median daily rate £415 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.79% -4.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £230
90th Percentile £525 £538 £620
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 8
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -73.54% +209.84%
10th Percentile £12.42 £10.55 £15.35
90th Percentile £44.28 £30.75 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -21.43% +66.67%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Edinburgh

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in Edinburgh

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PhD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for PhD.

1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Statistics
1 4 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) R
1 4 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (100.00%) Data Science
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Naive Bayes
3 2 (50.00%) Support Vector Machines
3 2 (50.00%) Conversational UI
3 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (50.00%) Random Forest
3 2 (50.00%) Chatbot
3 2 (50.00%) Bokeh
3 2 (50.00%) Reinforcement Learning
3 2 (50.00%) Experimental Design
3 2 (50.00%) ggplot
3 2 (50.00%) Seaborn
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (50.00%) Deep Learning
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) Bayesian Methods
3 2 (50.00%) D3.js
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data
3 2 (50.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (50.00%) Cloud Computing

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Data Scientist
3 1 (25.00%) Junior
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Bokeh
1 2 (50.00%) D3.js
1 2 (50.00%) ggplot
1 2 (50.00%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (50.00%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) Data Science
1 4 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 4 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (100.00%) Statistics
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Applied Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Bayesian Methods
2 2 (50.00%) Conversational UI
2 2 (50.00%) Deep Learning
2 2 (50.00%) Economics
2 2 (50.00%) Experimental Design
2 2 (50.00%) Naive Bayes
2 2 (50.00%) Physics
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) Random Forest
2 2 (50.00%) Reinforcement Learning
2 2 (50.00%) Support Vector Machines
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) R
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) MATLAB