The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Scientist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 202 213 217
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.084% 0.12% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.13% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Average daily rate
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£575 £450 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Data Scientist
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Scientist across the City of London region.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Data Scientist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Scientist in their job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Hadoop
2 10 (76.92%) R
2 10 (76.92%) Big Data
2 10 (76.92%) Python
3 7 (53.85%) Machine Learning
3 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (46.15%) Analytics
4 6 (46.15%) Statistics
5 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) C++
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) Data Mining
6 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 4 (30.77%) Cloudera
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
6 4 (30.77%) Algorithms
7 3 (23.08%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (23.08%) MapReduce
7 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
7 3 (23.08%) PhD
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Text Mining
8 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 2 (15.38%) Life Science
8 2 (15.38%) Spotfire
8 2 (15.38%) SAS
8 2 (15.38%) RDF
8 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Data Scientist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Scientist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SAS
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) Hadoop
2 10 (76.92%) Big Data
3 4 (30.77%) Data Mining
4 2 (15.38%) Text Mining
4 2 (15.38%) Spotfire
4 2 (15.38%) Mahout
5 1 (7.69%) MySQL
5 1 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (7.69%) Base SAS
5 1 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (15.38%) Cascading
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (46.15%) Statistics
3 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
3 4 (30.77%) Algorithms
4 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Life Science
5 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Social Media
6 1 (7.69%) Semantic Web
6 1 (7.69%) Ontologies
6 1 (7.69%) Informatics
6 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Machine Learning
2 6 (46.15%) Analytics
3 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) MapReduce
6 2 (15.38%) RDF
6 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Campaign Management
7 1 (7.69%) Information Retrieval
7 1 (7.69%) Line Management
7 1 (7.69%) Big Data Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Predictive Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) OO
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Python
1 10 (76.92%) R
2 5 (38.46%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cloudera
2 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.69%) Reuters