The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 521 566 561
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 104 53 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.10% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.11% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 35 18
Median daily rate £500 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £690 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-17.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -
Data Scientist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46717 48225 45605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30823 30939 28425
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1834 1871
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Scientist across the England region.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Trend in England

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Data Scientist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Scientist across the England region.

Data Scientist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Data Scientist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 62 £500 - 25
South West - 20 £425 - 2
South East +11 16 £460 -29.23% 4
West Midlands -24 3 £550 +214.28%
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 134 (69.43%) Python
2 117 (60.62%) R
3 113 (58.55%) Analytics
4 93 (48.19%) Machine Learning
5 81 (41.97%) Big Data
6 75 (38.86%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (34.20%) Hadoop
8 64 (33.16%) Finance
9 61 (31.61%) SQL
10 58 (30.05%) SAS
11 57 (29.53%) Java
12 54 (27.98%) Degree
13 51 (26.42%) Apache Spark
14 49 (25.39%) Data Analytics
15 45 (23.32%) Algorithms
16 43 (22.28%) Computer Science
17 42 (21.76%) Statistics
18 41 (21.24%) Visualisation
19 37 (19.17%) PhD
20 35 (18.13%) Apache Hive
21 32 (16.58%) Scala
21 32 (16.58%) C++
22 31 (16.06%) Mathematics
23 29 (15.03%) Data Analysis
24 27 (13.99%) MATLAB
24 27 (13.99%) Statistical Modelling
25 26 (13.47%) SPSS
25 26 (13.47%) Data Mining
26 20 (10.36%) Predictive Analytics
27 19 (9.84%) Statistical Analysis

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 58 (30.05%) SAS
2 51 (26.42%) Apache Spark
3 19 (9.84%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.55%) Apache
4 3 (1.55%) Confluence
5 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.04%) WordPress
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.52%) IPython
Applications
1 26 (13.47%) SPSS
2 10 (5.18%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.11%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.55%) CPLEX
4 3 (1.55%) MS Office
4 3 (1.55%) Weka
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (41.97%) Big Data
2 66 (34.20%) Hadoop
3 35 (18.13%) Apache Hive
4 26 (13.47%) Data Mining
5 15 (7.77%) HPCC
6 12 (6.22%) MySQL
7 11 (5.70%) QlikView
8 8 (4.15%) MongoDB
9 7 (3.63%) HBase
9 7 (3.63%) SQL Server
10 6 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.59%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.59%) Pentaho
11 5 (2.59%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.59%) Text Mining
12 4 (2.07%) KNIME
12 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) JIRA
2 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.04%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.04%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 64 (33.16%) Finance
2 15 (7.77%) Marketing
3 13 (6.74%) Banking
4 9 (4.66%) Retail
5 4 (2.07%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.07%) Law
6 3 (1.55%) Online Betting
6 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Military
7 2 (1.04%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.70%) SciPy
2 7 (3.63%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (3.63%) Pandas
2 7 (3.63%) scikit-learn
3 5 (2.59%) NumPy
4 4 (2.07%) D3.js
4 4 (2.07%) MLlib
5 2 (1.04%) Cascalog
5 2 (1.04%) Django
5 2 (1.04%) HTML
5 2 (1.04%) Kafka
6 1 (0.52%) .NET
6 1 (0.52%) CSS
6 1 (0.52%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.52%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 75 (38.86%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (23.32%) Algorithms
3 43 (22.28%) Computer Science
4 42 (21.76%) Statistics
5 41 (21.24%) Visualisation
6 31 (16.06%) Mathematics
7 9 (4.66%) Physics
8 8 (4.15%) User Experience
9 7 (3.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (3.63%) Neural Network
9 7 (3.63%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (3.11%) Data Extraction
11 4 (2.07%) Psychology
12 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.55%) Semantic Web
12 3 (1.55%) Smart Energy
13 2 (1.04%) Applied Mathematics
13 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
13 2 (1.04%) Life Science
13 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.29%) Linux
2 12 (6.22%) Windows
3 1 (0.52%) CentOS
3 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (58.55%) Analytics
2 93 (48.19%) Machine Learning
3 49 (25.39%) Data Analytics
4 29 (15.03%) Data Analysis
5 27 (13.99%) Statistical Modelling
6 20 (10.36%) Predictive Analytics
7 19 (9.84%) Open Source
7 19 (9.84%) Statistical Analysis
8 17 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (7.77%) Data Visualisation
10 14 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (7.25%) Predictive Modelling
11 12 (6.22%) ETL
12 10 (5.18%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.18%) Project Management
13 9 (4.66%) Data Management
13 9 (4.66%) Linear Regression
14 8 (4.15%) MapReduce
14 8 (4.15%) Regression Analysis
15 7 (3.63%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (69.43%) Python
2 117 (60.62%) R
3 61 (31.61%) SQL
4 57 (29.53%) Java
5 32 (16.58%) C++
5 32 (16.58%) Scala
6 27 (13.99%) MATLAB
7 16 (8.29%) VBA
8 13 (6.74%) Bash Shell
9 11 (5.70%) Perl
10 8 (4.15%) JavaScript
11 7 (3.63%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.59%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.55%) Lua
13 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.04%) Clojure
14 2 (1.04%) Ruby
15 1 (0.52%) C
15 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (27.98%) Degree
2 37 (19.17%) PhD
3 12 (6.22%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) CISSP
6 1 (0.52%) CLAS
6 1 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.66%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Apache Flume
1 3 (1.55%) Docker
1 3 (1.55%) GridGain
2 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.04%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Nagios
1 1 (0.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (9.84%) Tableau
2 9 (4.66%) SAP
3 6 (3.11%) Cloudera
3 6 (3.11%) Oracle
4 5 (2.59%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.59%) RapidMiner
5 4 (2.07%) IBM
6 3 (1.55%) Google
6 3 (1.55%) ILOG
7 2 (1.04%) Teradata
8 1 (0.52%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.52%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
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