The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 205 191 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.077% 0.096% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate £500 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Data Scientist
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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 9 (81.82%) Python
1 9 (81.82%) Hadoop
1 9 (81.82%) R
2 8 (72.73%) Big Data
3 6 (54.55%) MapReduce
3 6 (54.55%) MongoDB
3 6 (54.55%) Visualisation
4 5 (45.45%) Apache Hive
4 5 (45.45%) PhD
4 5 (45.45%) Data Mining
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Analytics
5 4 (36.36%) Machine Learning
5 4 (36.36%) SAS
5 4 (36.36%) MATLAB
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (36.36%) Statistics
6 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
6 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) MySQL
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (18.18%) Workflow
7 2 (18.18%) Neural Network
7 2 (18.18%) Workflow Management
7 2 (18.18%) Physics
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (36.36%) SAS
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Gephi
1 1 (9.09%) Weka
1 1 (9.09%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) Hadoop
2 8 (72.73%) Big Data
3 6 (54.55%) MongoDB
4 5 (45.45%) Apache Hive
4 5 (45.45%) Data Mining
5 3 (27.27%) MySQL
5 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (18.18%) HBase
7 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (9.09%) RapidMiner
7 1 (9.09%) Mahout
7 1 (9.09%) QlikView
7 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
7 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
7 1 (9.09%) OLAP
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) MapReduce
2 1 (9.09%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Visualisation
2 4 (36.36%) Machine Learning
2 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 4 (36.36%) Statistics
3 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
4 2 (18.18%) Neural Network
4 2 (18.18%) Physics
5 1 (9.09%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow Management
3 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Insight
4 1 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Python
1 9 (81.82%) R
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) MATLAB
4 3 (27.27%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) Scala
5 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) PhD
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Tableau
1 1 (9.09%) Vertica