Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 661 703 759
Rank change year-on-year +42 +56 -49
Contract jobs citing PhD 147 161 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.75% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 119 75
England median daily rate £620 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £413 £380 £348
90th Percentile £800 £800 £775
UK median daily rate £620 £600 £500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +20.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
England median hourly rate £37.75 £45.00 £37.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.11% +19.70% +7.41%
10th Percentile £25.98 £37.50 £30.40
90th Percentile £47.33 £52.50 £45.39
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -16.11% +20.00% +7.14%

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17221 21475 19987
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.60% 21.16% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 13559 11809
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £230
90th Percentile £595 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 712 959
England median hourly rate £29.25 £27.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in England

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in England

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in England over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PhD in England

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in England

PhD
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +2 124 £620 -2.75% 59
East of England -3 9 £575 +91.67% 27
South East +24 6 £400 +14.29% 16
North of England +56 5 £425 -15.00% 6
North West +41 5 £425 +3.03% 4
South West +1 3 £495 +16.47% 10
PhD
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 England region with a requirement for PhD.

1 74 (50.34%) Python
2 67 (45.58%) Mathematics
3 59 (40.14%) C++
4 58 (39.46%) Computer Science
5 47 (31.97%) Banking
6 42 (28.57%) Statistics
6 42 (28.57%) Finance
6 42 (28.57%) SQL
7 41 (27.89%) R
8 40 (27.21%) Investment Banking
9 36 (24.49%) Machine Learning
10 32 (21.77%) Degree
11 31 (21.09%) Java
12 30 (20.41%) Analytics
13 27 (18.37%) Linux
14 26 (17.69%) Front Office
14 26 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (17.01%) Big Data
15 25 (17.01%) Physics
15 25 (17.01%) Quantitative Research
16 24 (16.33%) Algorithms
17 20 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (12.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 19 (12.93%) Apache Spark
19 18 (12.24%) Release Management
19 18 (12.24%) Hadoop
20 16 (10.88%) Credit Risk
20 16 (10.88%) Market Risk
21 15 (10.20%) Scala
21 15 (10.20%) Validation

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 19 (12.93%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.40%) SAS
3 2 (1.36%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.68%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (2.04%) S-PLUS
3 2 (1.36%) Chatbot
3 2 (1.36%) SPSS
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.40%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.04%) GitHub
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.01%) Big Data
2 18 (12.24%) Hadoop
3 14 (9.52%) Tick Data
4 11 (7.48%) Data Mining
5 8 (5.44%) QlikView
6 7 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.40%) Spotfire
8 4 (2.72%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.36%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.36%) KDB
10 2 (1.36%) MySQL
10 2 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.36%) Text Mining
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (31.97%) Banking
2 42 (28.57%) Finance
3 40 (27.21%) Investment Banking
4 26 (17.69%) Front Office
5 10 (6.80%) Retail
6 8 (5.44%) Marketing
7 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.36%) Games
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.68%) Military
9 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (46.94%) Developer
2 50 (34.01%) Quantitative Developer
3 46 (31.29%) Data Scientist
4 23 (15.65%) C++ Developer
5 17 (11.56%) Front Office Developer
5 17 (11.56%) Python Developer
6 16 (10.88%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 12 (8.16%) Java Developer
8 11 (7.48%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 10 (6.80%) Credit Risk C++ Developer
9 10 (6.80%) Credit Risk Developer
10 9 (6.12%) Analyst
10 9 (6.12%) Consultant
11 8 (5.44%) Junior
12 7 (4.76%) Java Quantitative Developer
12 7 (4.76%) Qualitative Analyst
12 7 (4.76%) Quantitative Analyst
13 6 (4.08%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 6 (4.08%) Senior Data Scientist
14 5 (3.40%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.52%) Natural Language Processing
2 6 (4.08%) D3.js
3 5 (3.40%) JNI
4 3 (2.04%) .NET
5 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.36%) Kafka
5 2 (1.36%) NumPy
5 2 (1.36%) REST
5 2 (1.36%) scikit-learn
5 2 (1.36%) SciPy
6 1 (0.68%) Akka
6 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.68%) ggplot
6 1 (0.68%) MLlib
6 1 (0.68%) PySpark
6 1 (0.68%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.68%) Sphinx
6 1 (0.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.68%) WCF
6 1 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (39.46%) Computer Science
2 26 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (16.33%) Algorithms
4 19 (12.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (10.88%) Credit Risk
5 16 (10.88%) Market Risk
6 8 (5.44%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.04%) Equities
8 3 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.04%) User Experience
9 2 (1.36%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.36%) Derivative
9 2 (1.36%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.36%) Fintech
9 2 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.36%) Robotics
9 2 (1.36%) SCORM
9 2 (1.36%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.37%) Linux
2 14 (9.52%) Windows
3 2 (1.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (45.58%) Mathematics
2 42 (28.57%) Statistics
3 36 (24.49%) Machine Learning
4 30 (20.41%) Analytics
5 25 (17.01%) Physics
5 25 (17.01%) Quantitative Research
6 20 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (12.24%) Release Management
8 15 (10.20%) Validation
9 14 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (9.52%) Memory Management
10 13 (8.84%) Low Latency
10 13 (8.84%) Visualisation
11 12 (8.16%) Artificial Intelligence
12 11 (7.48%) E-Commerce
13 10 (6.80%) OO
13 10 (6.80%) OOP
14 9 (6.12%) Data Analysis
14 9 (6.12%) Electronic Trading
14 9 (6.12%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 74 (50.34%) Python
2 59 (40.14%) C++
3 42 (28.57%) SQL
4 41 (27.89%) R
5 31 (21.09%) Java
6 15 (10.20%) Scala
7 14 (9.52%) C#
8 10 (6.80%) MATLAB
9 5 (3.40%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.72%) C
10 4 (2.72%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (21.77%) Degree
2 6 (4.08%) Master's Degree
3 5 (3.40%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (2.72%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) MBA
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) GxP
2 1 (0.68%) IAS 39
2 1 (0.68%) IFRS
2 1 (0.68%) IFRS 9
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Docker
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
1 1 (0.68%) HDFS
1 1 (0.68%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 10 (6.80%) Bloomberg
1 10 (6.80%) Reuters
1 10 (6.80%) Tableau
2 4 (2.72%) Google
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (1.36%) Alteryx
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle
5 1 (0.68%) Huawei
5 1 (0.68%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.68%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.68%) Splunk
5 1 (0.68%) Teradata
5 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.68%) VMware
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