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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
London / City of London
Rank 134 145 178
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 21 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 9
Median daily rate £550 £563 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £470 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £720
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £550 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.27% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2805 3052 4906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.05% 95.61% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2225 2410 3765
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 50 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% +11.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 32 (84.21%) Python
2 21 (55.26%) Algorithms
3 20 (52.63%) R
4 19 (50.00%) Machine Learning
4 19 (50.00%) SQL
4 19 (50.00%) Hadoop
5 18 (47.37%) Big Data
6 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
7 14 (36.84%) Apache Spark
8 13 (34.21%) Scala
9 12 (31.58%) Statistics
9 12 (31.58%) Java
10 11 (28.95%) Mathematics
10 11 (28.95%) Analytics
11 10 (26.32%) PhD
12 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
13 8 (21.05%) Degree
13 8 (21.05%) Visualisation
13 8 (21.05%) Apache Hive
13 8 (21.05%) A/B Testing
14 7 (18.42%) Tableau
14 7 (18.42%) Apache Pig
15 6 (15.79%) Anomaly Detection
15 6 (15.79%) ETL
16 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
16 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
16 5 (13.16%) Neural Network
16 5 (13.16%) Pandas
16 5 (13.16%) scikit-learn

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 14 (36.84%) Apache Spark
2 7 (18.42%) Apache Pig
3 2 (5.26%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SPSS
2 2 (5.26%) Weka
3 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 18 (47.37%) Big Data
3 8 (21.05%) Apache Hive
4 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
5 3 (7.89%) HBase
5 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.89%) Text Mining
6 2 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 2 (5.26%) QlikView
7 1 (2.63%) BigQuery
7 1 (2.63%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (2.63%) Data Lake
7 1 (2.63%) GIS
7 1 (2.63%) Impala
7 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
1 4 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Pandas
1 5 (13.16%) scikit-learn
2 4 (10.53%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (7.89%) NumPy
4 1 (2.63%) D3.js
4 1 (2.63%) Flask
4 1 (2.63%) Matplotlib
4 1 (2.63%) MLlib
4 1 (2.63%) SciPy
4 1 (2.63%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 21 (55.26%) Algorithms
2 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
3 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Social Media
5 1 (2.63%) Social Network
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 12 (31.58%) Statistics
3 11 (28.95%) Analytics
3 11 (28.95%) Mathematics
4 8 (21.05%) A/B Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
4 8 (21.05%) Visualisation
5 6 (15.79%) Anomaly Detection
5 6 (15.79%) ETL
6 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
6 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.16%) Neural Network
7 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.53%) Operations Research
7 4 (10.53%) Predictive Analytics
7 4 (10.53%) Predictive Modelling
7 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (84.21%) Python
2 20 (52.63%) R
3 19 (50.00%) SQL
4 13 (34.21%) Scala
5 12 (31.58%) Java
6 4 (10.53%) C++
7 3 (7.89%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) PhD
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Tableau
2 2 (5.26%) RapidMiner
3 1 (2.63%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.63%) SAP