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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PhD
UK / Scotland
Rank 106 129 126
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3  
Contract jobs citing PhD 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.057% 0.039% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £301
% change year-on-year +30.76% +8.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - £37.50

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 300 455 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.09% 17.58% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 244 244
Median daily rate £340 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% +2.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 30
Median hourly rate £47.23 £16.46 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.89% -43.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £59.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 - 1 - - 3
PhD
UK

PhD
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Econometrics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Applied Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Spotfire
1 1 (100.00%) QlikView
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Regulatory Compliance

PhD
Top Related 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 1 (100.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) QlikView
1 1 (100.00%) Spotfire
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Applied Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Econometrics
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Regulatory Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau