Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 9 December 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 78 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 - +72
Contract jobs citing PhD 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.17% 0.29% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 2.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Oxford median daily rate £375 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £250 -
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire 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 Oxford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxford
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 58 90 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 9.63% 12.95% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 76 79
Oxford median daily rate £450 £445 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +36.92% -10.34%
10th Percentile £311 £220 £163
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Oxford median hourly rate £22.93 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.85% +2.50% -63.64%
10th Percentile £18.31 £18.51 £16.01
90th Percentile £33.88 £39.48 £25.62
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £21.29
% change year-on-year +2.44% -3.71% -42.46%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in Oxford

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in Oxford

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Oxford region with a requirement for PhD.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Physics
1 1 (100.00%) Renewable Energy
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineering

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Python Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Python Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Physics
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python