The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing PhD 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.37% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 316 753 517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.74% 25.67% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 432 255
Median daily rate £375 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 27
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in Scotland

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in Scotland

PhD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 8 £525 - 1
PhD
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PhD.

1 9 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 9 (100.00%) Statistics
1 9 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 9 (100.00%) Applied Mathematics
1 9 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 9 (100.00%) Risk Analytics
1 9 (100.00%) Analytics
1 9 (100.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 8 (88.89%) SAS
3 7 (77.78%) Python
3 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 7 (77.78%) Econometrics
3 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (77.78%) Tableau
3 7 (77.78%) Spotfire
3 7 (77.78%) QlikView
4 5 (55.56%) Data Analysis
5 4 (44.44%) Data Management
5 4 (44.44%) Predictive Analytics
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Signal Processing
5 4 (44.44%) R
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (33.33%) VBA
6 3 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
7 2 (22.22%) Economics
7 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
8 1 (11.11%) Big Data

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (88.89%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) QlikView
1 7 (77.78%) Spotfire
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Qualitative Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Analytics
1 9 (100.00%) Applied Mathematics
1 9 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 9 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 9 (100.00%) Regulatory Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) Risk Analytics
1 9 (100.00%) Statistics
2 7 (77.78%) Econometrics
3 5 (55.56%) Data Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Data Management
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (44.44%) Predictive Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) Signal Processing
5 3 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Economics
6 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 7 (77.78%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) R
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Tableau