The first table below looks at the demand for the Data Scientist role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Scientist in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 542 524 557
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 32 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.043% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.046% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £416 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £775 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 July 2014.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Data Scientist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 30 £550 +15.78% 14
South West - 2 - -
East of England - - - - 2
North West - - - - 2
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Data Scientist in their job title 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 with Data Scientist in their job title.

1 34 (69.39%) Hadoop
2 32 (65.31%) R
3 29 (59.18%) Big Data
4 26 (53.06%) Python
5 23 (46.94%) SQL
6 22 (44.90%) MapReduce
7 19 (38.78%) Machine Learning
7 19 (38.78%) Statistics
7 19 (38.78%) Java
7 19 (38.78%) SAS
7 19 (38.78%) Computer Science
8 17 (34.69%) Visualisation
8 17 (34.69%) Apache Hive
9 16 (32.65%) Analytics
9 16 (32.65%) Data Mining
10 15 (30.61%) PhD
11 14 (28.57%) Data Analysis
11 14 (28.57%) Mathematics
12 13 (26.53%) NoSQL
12 13 (26.53%) Degree
13 12 (24.49%) MATLAB
14 11 (22.45%) C++
14 11 (22.45%) Apache Pig
15 10 (20.41%) Scala
16 9 (18.37%) Statistical Modelling
16 9 (18.37%) ETL
17 8 (16.33%) Physics
17 8 (16.33%) HBase
18 7 (14.29%) Mahout
18 7 (14.29%) MongoDB

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Data Scientist in their job title 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 with Data Scientist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (38.78%) SAS
2 11 (22.45%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Mathematica
2 3 (6.12%) SPSS
3 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (69.39%) Hadoop
2 29 (59.18%) Big Data
3 17 (34.69%) Apache Hive
4 16 (32.65%) Data Mining
5 13 (26.53%) NoSQL
6 8 (16.33%) HBase
7 7 (14.29%) Mahout
7 7 (14.29%) MongoDB
8 6 (12.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (12.24%) Text Mining
9 3 (6.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (4.08%) Spotfire
11 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (2.04%) MySQL
11 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
11 1 (2.04%) DB2
11 1 (2.04%) Base SAS
11 1 (2.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.90%) MapReduce
2 4 (8.16%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (4.08%) SOAP
3 2 (4.08%) REST
4 1 (2.04%) WSDL
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Statistics
1 19 (38.78%) Computer Science
2 17 (34.69%) Visualisation
3 14 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 8 (16.33%) Physics
5 2 (4.08%) Life Science
5 2 (4.08%) GIS
5 2 (4.08%) Neural Network
6 1 (2.04%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.04%) Ontologies
6 1 (2.04%) Social Media
6 1 (2.04%) Open Source
6 1 (2.04%) Economics
6 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.04%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Machine Learning
2 16 (32.65%) Analytics
3 14 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 9 (18.37%) Statistical Modelling
4 9 (18.37%) ETL
5 5 (10.20%) Data Management
6 4 (8.16%) Resource Management
6 4 (8.16%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (6.12%) Predictive Modelling
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.08%) Predictive Analytics
8 2 (4.08%) RDF
8 2 (4.08%) Workflow
8 2 (4.08%) Workflow Management
8 2 (4.08%) Logistics
8 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.08%) B2C
8 2 (4.08%) Customer Analytics
8 2 (4.08%) Customer Insight
8 2 (4.08%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) R
2 26 (53.06%) Python
3 23 (46.94%) SQL
4 19 (38.78%) Java
5 12 (24.49%) MATLAB
6 11 (22.45%) C++
7 10 (20.41%) Scala
8 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.04%) SPARQL
9 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) PhD
2 13 (26.53%) Degree
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Tableau
2 1 (2.04%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.04%) Datameer
2 1 (2.04%) IBM
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.04%) Reuters
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.04%) Omniture
2 1 (2.04%) Google
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