The first table below looks at the demand for Machine Learning skills 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 Machine Learning over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 187 212 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.087% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £279 -
% change year-on-year
+106.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4343 5387 5824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.37% 76.00% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4024 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Machine Learning
London

Machine Learning
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Machine Learning across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Machine Learning Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Machine Learning
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 Machine Learning across the City of London region.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Machine Learning also 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 that cited Machine Learning.

1 10 (100.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (90.00%) Big Data
3 8 (80.00%) Python
4 7 (70.00%) Java
5 6 (60.00%) R
5 6 (60.00%) MapReduce
6 5 (50.00%) Apache Hive
7 4 (40.00%) Statistics
7 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (40.00%) Mahout
7 4 (40.00%) Data Mining
8 3 (30.00%) C++
8 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (30.00%) Analytics
8 3 (30.00%) Apache Pig
9 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
9 2 (20.00%) Linux
9 2 (20.00%) Scala
9 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (20.00%) HBase
9 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (20.00%) Neural Network
9 2 (20.00%) Degree
9 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
9 2 (20.00%) Finance
9 2 (20.00%) SQL
9 2 (20.00%) MySQL
9 2 (20.00%) PhD
9 2 (20.00%) SAS

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Machine Learning also 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 that cited Machine Learning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Apache Pig
2 2 (20.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (90.00%) Big Data
3 5 (50.00%) Apache Hive
4 4 (40.00%) Mahout
4 4 (40.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (20.00%) HBase
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (10.00%) Text Mining
6 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Research Scientist
2 1 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) MapReduce
2 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (10.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (20.00%) Neural Network
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Physics
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Operations Research
2 1 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Python
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) R
4 3 (30.00%) C++
5 2 (20.00%) Scala
5 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Informatica
1 1 (10.00%) Talend
1 1 (10.00%) Cloudera