Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 - 192
Rank change year-on-year - +192 -4
Contract jobs citing PhD 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.080% - 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median daily rate £500 - -
UK median daily rate £623 £575 £600
% change year-on-year +8.26% -4.17% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £45.00 £27.18
% change year-on-year -32.22% +65.59% -9.42%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 705 978 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.03% 22.69% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 605 524
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £206 £240 £213
90th Percentile £514 £465 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 26
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +48.97%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 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
Edinburgh - 2 £500 - 4
Glasgow - 2 - -
PhD
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for PhD.

1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Statistics
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) SAS
2 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Applied Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Spotfire
2 2 (50.00%) QlikView
2 2 (50.00%) Tableau
2 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 2 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) Econometrics
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Quantitative Research
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Economics
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Game Theory
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (50.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) QlikView
1 2 (50.00%) Spotfire
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Qualitative Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quantitative Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Applied Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Econometrics
3 1 (25.00%) Economics
3 1 (25.00%) Game Theory
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Quantitative Research
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Tableau