The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 105
Contract jobs citing PhD 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - - 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 156 252 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 14.22% 16.69% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 167 149
Median daily rate £425 £416 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +18.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £30 to £37 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago