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 3 months to 28 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.

PhD
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 265 264
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1  
Contract jobs citing PhD 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.022% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.090% 0.078% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.05%  
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2217 2564 2718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.29% 27.64% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1327 1581 1396
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 109 110
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £62.30 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
PhD
England

PhD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for PhD.

1 8 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (87.50%) Degree
3 6 (75.00%) MBA
4 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) SAP
4 4 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (50.00%) IT Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
6 2 (25.00%) Line Management
6 2 (25.00%) Coaching
6 2 (25.00%) User Experience
6 2 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
6 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (25.00%) UX Design
6 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (25.00%) Statistics
6 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) Business Development
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Publishing
6 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
6 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization

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:

General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Publishing
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Sales Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
4 1 (12.50%) Smart Home
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Business Development
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Innovation Management
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (25.00%) Statistics
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) UX Design
3 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (12.50%) Disruptive Innovation
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
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