Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 121 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 - -
Contract jobs citing PhD 6 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 0.33% 0.47% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 3.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
West London median daily rate £525 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
London median daily rate £617 £600 £625
% change year-on-year +2.75% -4.00% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
West London median hourly rate £52.50 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.32% - -
London median hourly rate £52.50 £44.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +19.32% +16.56% -16.11%

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 288 321 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 15.89% 14.94% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 195 200
West London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £199 £168 £269
90th Percentile £552 £613 £573
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 9
West London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +46.67% +76.34%
10th Percentile £33.85 £19.70 £15.65
90th Percentile £59.75 £49.76 £62.50
London median hourly rate £33.84 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +59.26% +11.84% -0.08%

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 6 (100.00%) Data Science
2 4 (66.67%) TensorFlow
2 4 (66.67%) Reinforcement Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Personalization
2 4 (66.67%) A/B Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Deep Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Physics
2 4 (66.67%) Data Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) User Experience
2 4 (66.67%) Apache Spark
2 4 (66.67%) Big Data
2 4 (66.67%) Big Data Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Data Mining
2 4 (66.67%) Advertising
2 4 (66.67%) Neural Network
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Statistics
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) AWS
3 2 (33.33%) R

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 (66.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Big Data
1 4 (66.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (66.67%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (100.00%) Data Science
1 6 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (66.67%) A/B Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Big Data Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Data Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Deep Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Neural Network
2 4 (66.67%) Personalization
2 4 (66.67%) Physics
2 4 (66.67%) Reinforcement Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Decision Tree
3 2 (33.33%) Demand Forecasting
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) R
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree