Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 220 234
Rank change year-on-year +21 +14 -36
Contract jobs citing PhD 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.035% 0.059% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
North West median daily rate £550 £475 £524
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -9.31% +44.48%
10th Percentile £525 £438 £498
90th Percentile £575 £504 £538
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.50 £45.00 £31.12
% change year-on-year -32.22% +44.60% +3.73%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 995 1260 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.35% 18.48% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 743 960
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +7.53%
10th Percentile £200 £226 £250
90th Percentile £550 £595 £573
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 57 108
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -9.90% +52.60%
10th Percentile £14.74 £12.13 £15.31
90th Percentile £53.40 £53.20 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the North West

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in the North West

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Manchester - 2 £550 - 1
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for PhD.

1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Actionable Insight
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Econometrics
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Economics
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) R

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Actionable Insight
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Econometrics
1 1 (50.00%) Economics
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) R
2 1 (50.00%) SQL