Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 142 157
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15 -
Contract jobs citing PhD 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.045% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.80% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Leeds median daily rate £400 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +50.00% -
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £250
% change year-on-year +6.67% +50.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire 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 Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 296 374 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.23% 14.45% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 207 364
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +20.77%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £556 £565 £559
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 19
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.38 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +223.23% -18.85% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.05 £12.01 £10.66
90th Percentile £40.80 £14.91 £30.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Leeds region with a requirement for PhD.

1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) R
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter