Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PhD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 209 172
Rank change year-on-year +35 -37 +2
Contract jobs citing PhD 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.049% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.23% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
West Midlands median daily rate £625 £220 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +184.09% - -
England median daily rate £625 £588 £600
% change year-on-year +6.38% -2.08% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 - £28.69
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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 859 1279 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.74% 20.68% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 709 499
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £250 £200
90th Percentile £524 £542 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 44 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.58 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

PhD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PhD in the West Midlands

PhD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PhD in the West Midlands

PhD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PhD in the West Midlands

PhD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Dudley - 2 £625 -
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
Bilston - 1 £613 -
PhD
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for PhD.

1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) SMS
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Deep Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Data Engineering

PhD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Data Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Data Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Deep Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle