Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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.

PhD
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 99 -
Rank change year-on-year -29 - -
Contract jobs citing PhD 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.10% 0.45% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 3.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% - -
Scotland median daily rate £400 £525 -
% change year-on-year -23.81% - -
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 234 260 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.07% 12.94% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 171 143
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% +18.46%
10th Percentile £249 £206 £244
90th Percentile £564 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.00 £49.62 £26.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.80% +89.91% -25.36%
10th Percentile £12.67 £43.39 £14.10
90th Percentile £27.30 £52.17 £39.55
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £33.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -54.89% -11.33% +36.36%

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Statistics
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 3 (100.00%) R
1 3 (100.00%) Data Science
2 2 (66.67%) Bokeh
2 2 (66.67%) ggplot
2 2 (66.67%) Seaborn
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) D3.js
2 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Applied Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) SAS
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (33.33%) Scala
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Solr
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) HBase
2 1 (33.33%) Impala
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Bokeh
1 2 (66.67%) D3.js
1 2 (66.67%) ggplot
1 2 (66.67%) Seaborn
2 1 (33.33%) Akka
2 1 (33.33%) Kafka
2 1 (33.33%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Data Science
1 3 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 3 (100.00%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Applied Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Acquisition
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) R
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cloudera
1 1 (33.33%) Hortonworks
1 1 (33.33%) MapR