The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 198 191 199
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 3 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.053% 0.15% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£525 £275 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £325
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4374 5191 4593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.18% 75.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 3816 3480
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 56 87
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £114.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 9 (90.00%) Hadoop
1 9 (90.00%) Big Data
2 7 (70.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) R
4 4 (40.00%) C++
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Statistics
4 4 (40.00%) Credit Risk
4 4 (40.00%) Cloudera
4 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Analytics
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) RESTful
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Apache Hive
6 2 (20.00%) Kafka
6 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (20.00%) HDFS
6 2 (20.00%) Apache Spark
6 2 (20.00%) OpenTSDB
7 1 (10.00%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) Hadoop
1 9 (90.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) OpenTSDB
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Data Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) RESTful
1 2 (20.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
1 4 (40.00%) Credit Risk
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (10.00%) Information Retrieval
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) R
3 4 (40.00%) C++
4 3 (30.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cloudera