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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 194 184 220
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 12 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.17% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
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£550 £550 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
5339 5309 6571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.39% 92.12% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3871 4820
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 89 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.11 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 4 August 2015.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 18 (69.23%) Big Data
2 17 (65.38%) Hadoop
3 15 (57.69%) R
4 13 (50.00%) Statistics
4 13 (50.00%) Python
4 13 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (46.15%) Data Analysis
6 9 (34.62%) Credit Risk
7 7 (26.92%) Machine Learning
7 7 (26.92%) Cloudera
7 7 (26.92%) C++
7 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
8 6 (23.08%) SQL
8 6 (23.08%) Analytics
8 6 (23.08%) Visualisation
9 5 (19.23%) Tableau
9 5 (19.23%) Finance
10 4 (15.38%) Java
10 4 (15.38%) NoSQL
10 4 (15.38%) QlikView
10 4 (15.38%) Quantitative Analysis
11 3 (11.54%) Open Source
11 3 (11.54%) Predictive Modelling
11 3 (11.54%) User Experience
12 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
12 2 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
12 2 (7.69%) Pattern Recognition
12 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
12 2 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
12 2 (7.69%) Apache Pig

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (7.69%) Apache Pig
1 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) Big Data
2 17 (65.38%) Hadoop
3 4 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 4 (15.38%) QlikView
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.85%) Redis
5 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Statistics
1 13 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (34.62%) Credit Risk
3 6 (23.08%) Visualisation
4 3 (11.54%) User Experience
5 2 (7.69%) Market Risk
6 1 (3.85%) Online Games
6 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.85%) Neural Network
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Data Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) Machine Learning
2 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
3 6 (23.08%) Analytics
4 4 (15.38%) Quantitative Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Open Source
5 3 (11.54%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (7.69%) Pattern Recognition
6 2 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.69%) Econometrics
6 2 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.85%) Online Marketing
7 1 (3.85%) Logistics
7 1 (3.85%) Predictive Analytics
7 1 (3.85%) MapReduce
7 1 (3.85%) Complex Event Processing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) R
2 13 (50.00%) Python
3 7 (26.92%) C++
4 6 (23.08%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) PhD
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Cloudera
2 5 (19.23%) Tableau
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Teradata
3 1 (3.85%) Omniture
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Coremetrics
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk