Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 361 386
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -13
Contract jobs citing PhD 14 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.083% 0.11% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.42% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 5
South East median daily rate £500 £750 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +81.82% +33.06%
10th Percentile £250 £488 £280
90th Percentile £638 £825 £419
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
South East median hourly rate £19.30 - £46.50
10th Percentile £16.64 - £45.75
90th Percentile £42.39 - £47.25
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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3738 4303 5247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.21% 25.85% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2126 2636 3121
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £251 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 221 253
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £52.09
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PhD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the South East

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in the South East

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PhD in the South East

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in the South East

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PhD in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PhD in the South East

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley -17 6 £625 -16.67% 22
Surrey - 5 £438 - 2
Berkshire +2 4 £625 -16.67% 4
Oxfordshire - 2 £250 - 18
East Sussex - 1 £500 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for PhD.

1 12 (85.71%) Java
1 12 (85.71%) Python
1 12 (85.71%) Apache Spark
2 11 (78.57%) Big Data
2 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
2 11 (78.57%) Hadoop
3 10 (71.43%) Life Science
3 10 (71.43%) Integration Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Data Integration
3 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 10 (71.43%) RESTful
3 10 (71.43%) RapidMiner
3 10 (71.43%) KNIME
3 10 (71.43%) Data Mining
3 10 (71.43%) Perl
3 10 (71.43%) XML
3 10 (71.43%) Unix
3 10 (71.43%) Linux
3 10 (71.43%) OOP
3 10 (71.43%) OO
3 10 (71.43%) Subversion
3 10 (71.43%) Bioinformatics
3 10 (71.43%) Ruby
3 10 (71.43%) Netezza
3 10 (71.43%) JSON
3 10 (71.43%) Chemistry
3 10 (71.43%) Apache Airflow
3 10 (71.43%) Luigi
3 10 (71.43%) Pipeline Pilot
4 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (85.71%) Apache Spark
2 10 (71.43%) Apache Airflow
2 10 (71.43%) Luigi
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Pipeline Pilot
2 1 (7.14%) GNU Octave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) Big Data
1 11 (78.57%) Hadoop
2 10 (71.43%) Data Mining
2 10 (71.43%) KNIME
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
3 1 (7.14%) Flink
3 1 (7.14%) Impala
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 10 (71.43%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
1 10 (71.43%) Python Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Data Scientist
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) e-Learning Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Instructional Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior UI Designer
2 2 (14.29%) UI Designer
3 1 (7.14%) C Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Perl Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) JSON
1 10 (71.43%) RESTful
1 10 (71.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (7.14%) NumPy
2 1 (7.14%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
2 10 (71.43%) Life Science
3 2 (14.29%) e-Learning
3 2 (14.29%) Learning Management System
3 2 (14.29%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
1 10 (71.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Bioinformatics
1 10 (71.43%) Chemistry
1 10 (71.43%) Data Integration
1 10 (71.43%) Integration Testing
1 10 (71.43%) OO
1 10 (71.43%) OOP
2 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 6 (42.86%) Refactoring
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Decision Tree
4 1 (7.14%) Deep Learning
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
1 12 (85.71%) Python
2 10 (71.43%) Perl
2 10 (71.43%) Ruby
3 5 (35.71%) C
3 5 (35.71%) C++
4 4 (28.57%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) R
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Netezza
1 10 (71.43%) RapidMiner