Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 133 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 - -
Contract jobs citing PhD 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 0.50% 0.048% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
West London median daily rate £550 - -
London median daily rate £619 £620 £620
% change year-on-year -0.20% - -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
West London median hourly rate £44.00 - -
London median hourly rate £44.00 £62.50 £37.02
% change year-on-year -29.60% +68.83% -62.98%

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 322 423 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 16.06% 20.18% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 269 201
West London median daily rate £388 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.41% +2.72%
10th Percentile £132 £262 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 16
West London median hourly rate £44.00 £26.48 £16.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.19% +65.21% -38.95%
10th Percentile £20.11 £15.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £115.00 £47.50 £31.13
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -2.44%

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 17 January 2019. 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 - 1 £550 -
PhD
London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 9 (90.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 6 (60.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Chatbot
2 6 (60.00%) Conversational UI
3 4 (40.00%) Acoustics
3 4 (40.00%) Data Science
3 4 (40.00%) Apache Spark
3 4 (40.00%) Content Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Computational Linguistics
3 4 (40.00%) Product Management
3 4 (40.00%) Machine Learning
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (30.00%) Big Data
4 3 (30.00%) R
4 3 (30.00%) Apache Hive
4 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (30.00%) Natural Language Processing
4 3 (30.00%) Impala
4 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (30.00%) Decision Tree
4 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Filtering
5 2 (20.00%) GNU Octave
5 2 (20.00%) Convolutional Neural Network
5 2 (20.00%) Pandas

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 (40.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Chatbot
2 2 (20.00%) GNU Octave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Apache Hive
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
1 3 (30.00%) Impala
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) QlikView
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (20.00%) NumPy
2 2 (20.00%) Pandas
2 2 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) Kafka
3 1 (10.00%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Acoustics
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 6 (60.00%) Conversational UI
3 4 (40.00%) Computational Linguistics
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (40.00%) Content Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Data Science
3 4 (40.00%) Machine Learning
3 4 (40.00%) Product Management
4 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Filtering
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) Decision Tree
4 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Convolutional Neural Network
5 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (10.00%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) R
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Tableau