Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West London with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 13 November 2018 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil, EngD, Doctorate)
London > West London
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 126 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 - +130
Contract jobs citing PhD 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 0.51% 0.051% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.18% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
West London median daily rate £550 - -
London median daily rate £650 £620 £600
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
West London median hourly rate £44.00 - -
London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +23.94% -21.11% -

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 West London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 346 377 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 15.91% 19.41% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 238 224
West London median daily rate £388 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £153 £262 £159
90th Percentile £588 £577 £545
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 12
West London median hourly rate £44.00 £26.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.79% +39.68% -2.56%
10th Percentile £22.00 £15.50 £16.00
90th Percentile £115.00 £47.50 £31.90
London median hourly rate £22.93 £19.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year +20.68% -0.16% -4.85%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in West London

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in West London

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in West London

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in West London

PhD
Contract Job Locations in West London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PhD within the West London region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. 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
Hounslow - 2 £550 - 1
PhD
London

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PhD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West London region with a requirement for PhD.

1 10 (90.91%) Artificial Intelligence
2 7 (63.64%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) Chatbot
2 7 (63.64%) Conversational UI
3 5 (45.45%) Acoustics
3 5 (45.45%) Computational Linguistics
3 5 (45.45%) Content Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Product Management
4 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 4 (36.36%) R
4 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) Apache Spark
4 4 (36.36%) Data Science
4 4 (36.36%) Machine Learning
4 4 (36.36%) Big Data
5 3 (27.27%) Apache Hive
5 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
5 3 (27.27%) Impala
5 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
5 3 (27.27%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (18.18%) Scala
6 2 (18.18%) Hadoop

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in West London 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 4 (36.36%) Apache Spark
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Pig
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
3 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Chatbot
2 2 (18.18%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Big Data
2 3 (27.27%) Apache Hive
2 3 (27.27%) Impala
2 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (9.09%) Power BI
4 1 (9.09%) QlikView
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (18.18%) NumPy
1 2 (18.18%) Pandas
1 2 (18.18%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Kafka
2 1 (9.09%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Acoustics
2 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Artificial Intelligence
2 7 (63.64%) Conversational UI
3 5 (45.45%) Computational Linguistics
3 5 (45.45%) Content Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Product Management
4 4 (36.36%) Data Science
4 4 (36.36%) Machine Learning
4 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
5 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Collaborative Filtering
6 2 (18.18%) Convolutional Neural Network
6 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (18.18%) Decision Tree
6 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
7 1 (9.09%) Predictive Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) Python
1 4 (36.36%) R
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Tableau