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 22 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK / England
Rank 438 545 532
Rank change year-on-year
+107 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 129 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 46 30
Median daily rate £518 £550 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.90% +34.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £550 £353
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +56.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
38645 44135 43796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.90% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25340 28509 27973
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1619 1749
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +80 106 £525 +2.43% 49
South East +6 9 £275 -50.00% 8
East of England +5 5 £550 +83.33% 2
East Midlands - 5 £444 -
South West +11 2 - - 1
North West +25 1 £463 +10.11% 7
West Midlands - 1 - -
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 176 (71.84%) Python
2 146 (59.59%) Machine Learning
3 131 (53.47%) R
4 110 (44.90%) Hadoop
5 100 (40.82%) Analytics
6 94 (38.37%) SQL
7 91 (37.14%) Algorithms
8 87 (35.51%) Apache Spark
9 84 (34.29%) Statistics
9 84 (34.29%) Big Data
10 78 (31.84%) Mathematics
11 66 (26.94%) Computer Science
12 61 (24.90%) Scala
13 52 (21.22%) Visualisation
13 52 (21.22%) PhD
13 52 (21.22%) Analytical Skills
14 49 (20.00%) Apache Hive
15 47 (19.18%) Java
16 44 (17.96%) Degree
17 39 (15.92%) MATLAB
18 38 (15.51%) SAS
18 38 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (15.51%) Tableau
19 32 (13.06%) Data Mining
20 31 (12.65%) Data Modelling
20 31 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
21 30 (12.24%) Data Visualisation
22 29 (11.84%) Finance
22 29 (11.84%) scikit-learn
23 26 (10.61%) Data 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 87 (35.51%) Apache Spark
2 38 (15.51%) SAS
3 18 (7.35%) Apache Pig
4 14 (5.71%) Apache
5 10 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.27%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.82%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (6.53%) SPSS
2 5 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.04%) Stata
2 5 (2.04%) Weka
3 3 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.22%) Chatbot
3 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.82%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.41%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (4.08%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (2.04%) SaaS
5 4 (1.63%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.63%) PaaS
6 3 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.22%) Flurry Analytics
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.63%) HTTP
1 4 (1.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (44.90%) Hadoop
2 84 (34.29%) Big Data
3 49 (20.00%) Apache Hive
4 32 (13.06%) Data Mining
5 16 (6.53%) NoSQL
6 14 (5.71%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.49%) MongoDB
8 10 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (4.08%) QlikView
9 9 (3.67%) Mahout
9 9 (3.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 8 (3.27%) HBase
10 8 (3.27%) Power BI
10 8 (3.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 7 (2.86%) GIS
12 6 (2.45%) Data Lake
12 6 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.45%) SAP HANA
12 6 (2.45%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.41%) ProC
General
1 29 (11.84%) Finance
2 19 (7.76%) Retail
3 17 (6.94%) Banking
4 14 (5.71%) Marketing
5 5 (2.04%) Automotive
5 5 (2.04%) Games
5 5 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Military
8 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.84%) scikit-learn
2 24 (9.80%) Pandas
3 22 (8.98%) Natural Language Processing
4 20 (8.16%) D3.js
5 19 (7.76%) NumPy
6 12 (4.90%) SciPy
7 9 (3.67%) Kafka
8 6 (2.45%) TensorFlow
9 5 (2.04%) Flask
9 5 (2.04%) MLlib
10 4 (1.63%) Ajax
10 4 (1.63%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.63%) CSS
10 4 (1.63%) Django
10 4 (1.63%) HTML
10 4 (1.63%) Java EE
10 4 (1.63%) jQuery
10 4 (1.63%) Matplotlib
10 4 (1.63%) REST
11 3 (1.22%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 91 (37.14%) Algorithms
2 84 (34.29%) Statistics
3 78 (31.84%) Mathematics
4 66 (26.94%) Computer Science
5 52 (21.22%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (21.22%) Visualisation
6 22 (8.98%) Neural Network
7 19 (7.76%) Applied Mathematics
7 19 (7.76%) Physics
8 14 (5.71%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (2.45%) FMCG
10 5 (2.04%) Credit Risk
10 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.04%) Social Network
11 4 (1.63%) Data Extraction
11 4 (1.63%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.63%) Ontologies
11 4 (1.63%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (1.22%) Clustering
12 3 (1.22%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.12%) Linux
2 3 (1.22%) Windows
3 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (59.59%) Machine Learning
2 100 (40.82%) Analytics
3 38 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (12.65%) Data Modelling
5 30 (12.24%) Data Visualisation
6 26 (10.61%) Data Analysis
7 24 (9.80%) Statistical Analysis
8 21 (8.57%) Data Analytics
8 21 (8.57%) Predictive Modelling
9 19 (7.76%) Software Engineering
10 18 (7.35%) OO
10 18 (7.35%) TDD
11 17 (6.94%) ETL
11 17 (6.94%) MapReduce
12 16 (6.53%) Anomaly Detection
13 15 (6.12%) DevOps
14 14 (5.71%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.71%) Scrum
14 14 (5.71%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 176 (71.84%) Python
2 131 (53.47%) R
3 94 (38.37%) SQL
4 61 (24.90%) Scala
5 47 (19.18%) Java
6 39 (15.92%) MATLAB
7 18 (7.35%) C++
8 4 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.82%) VBA
10 1 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.41%) C#
10 1 (0.41%) Clojure
10 1 (0.41%) Haskell
10 1 (0.41%) Julia
10 1 (0.41%) Perl
10 1 (0.41%) PROC SQL
10 1 (0.41%) Ruby
10 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (21.22%) PhD
2 44 (17.96%) Degree
3 5 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.08%) Docker
2 7 (2.86%) HDFS
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.27%) Kibana
3 5 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.22%) Ambari
4 3 (1.22%) Terraform
5 1 (0.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 38 (15.51%) Tableau
2 11 (4.49%) Google
3 10 (4.08%) SAP
4 7 (2.86%) Alteryx
4 7 (2.86%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.45%) RapidMiner
6 5 (2.04%) Teradata
7 4 (1.63%) Facebook
7 4 (1.63%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.22%) Adobe
8 3 (1.22%) IBM
8 3 (1.22%) Oracle
9 2 (0.82%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.82%) i2
9 2 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.41%) Cognos
10 1 (0.41%) Datameer
10 1 (0.41%) ESRI
10 1 (0.41%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
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