The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 152 184 200
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 9 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 5
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £454 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £690 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-17.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.21 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+88.78% -
Data Scientist
London

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
3239 5432 5593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.66% 94.67% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2626 4186 4158
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 95 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Big Data
2 13 (56.52%) Apache Spark
3 11 (47.83%) Machine Learning
4 10 (43.48%) Analytics
5 9 (39.13%) Hadoop
5 9 (39.13%) Apache Hive
5 9 (39.13%) Python
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) Scala
8 6 (26.09%) R
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) Java
9 5 (21.74%) Algorithms
9 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
10 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (17.39%) Tableau
10 4 (17.39%) RapidMiner
10 4 (17.39%) HBase
10 4 (17.39%) Cloudera
10 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
10 4 (17.39%) Statistical Analysis
10 4 (17.39%) KNIME
11 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (13.04%) Data Engineering
11 3 (13.04%) Linear Regression
11 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
11 3 (13.04%) QlikView
11 3 (13.04%) Apache Pig
11 3 (13.04%) T-SQL

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 13 (56.52%) Apache Spark
2 3 (13.04%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) Big Data
2 9 (39.13%) Apache Hive
2 9 (39.13%) Hadoop
3 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (17.39%) HBase
3 4 (17.39%) KNIME
4 3 (13.04%) QlikView
5 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (4.35%) SAP BI
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Algorithms
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Neural Network
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.35%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Machine Learning
2 10 (43.48%) Analytics
3 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
4 4 (17.39%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Data Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Linear Regression
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Big Data Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) ETL
6 2 (8.70%) Mobile Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Fraud Detection
7 1 (4.35%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) Scala
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) R
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cloudera
1 4 (17.39%) RapidMiner
1 4 (17.39%) Tableau
2 1 (4.35%) Hortonworks
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) SAP