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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 466 579 576
Rank change year-on-year
+113 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 137 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.083% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.088% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 29 25
Median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £640 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +25.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -
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
43322 47779 48205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.87% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30906 31008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1853 2022
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +87 107 £512 +2.35% 47
South East +21 9 - - 12
East Midlands +7 6 £413 -8.33%
East of England +7 5 £550 +83.33% 6
North West +1 4 £481 +14.58% 5
West Midlands - 4 £300 -
South West +7 2 £450 -21.73% 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 176 (71.84%) Python
2 153 (62.45%) Machine Learning
3 140 (57.14%) R
4 107 (43.67%) Hadoop
5 99 (40.41%) Analytics
6 98 (40.00%) SQL
7 91 (37.14%) Statistics
8 85 (34.69%) Algorithms
9 84 (34.29%) Big Data
10 83 (33.88%) Mathematics
11 79 (32.24%) Apache Spark
12 72 (29.39%) Computer Science
13 63 (25.71%) Visualisation
14 62 (25.31%) PhD
15 56 (22.86%) Scala
16 55 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
17 50 (20.41%) Degree
18 47 (19.18%) Apache Hive
19 44 (17.96%) Java
20 41 (16.73%) Tableau
21 38 (15.51%) SAS
21 38 (15.51%) MATLAB
22 36 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
23 35 (14.29%) Data Mining
24 34 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
25 33 (13.47%) Data Visualisation
26 31 (12.65%) Data Modelling
27 29 (11.84%) scikit-learn
28 27 (11.02%) Data Analysis
29 25 (10.20%) Finance

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 79 (32.24%) Apache Spark
2 38 (15.51%) SAS
3 22 (8.98%) Apache Pig
4 10 (4.08%) Apache
4 10 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.86%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.82%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (7.35%) SPSS
2 8 (3.27%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.04%) MS Office
3 5 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.04%) Stata
3 5 (2.04%) Weka
4 3 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.22%) Chatbot
4 3 (1.22%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.82%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.67%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (2.04%) PaaS
4 5 (2.04%) SaaS
5 4 (1.63%) Google Analytics
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
8 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.63%) HTTP
1 4 (1.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (43.67%) Hadoop
2 84 (34.29%) Big Data
3 47 (19.18%) Apache Hive
4 35 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 16 (6.53%) Relational Database
6 14 (5.71%) QlikView
6 14 (5.71%) SAP HANA
7 13 (5.31%) NoSQL
8 10 (4.08%) HBase
8 10 (4.08%) MongoDB
9 9 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (3.67%) Mahout
10 8 (3.27%) Spotfire
10 8 (3.27%) Text Mining
11 7 (2.86%) GIS
11 7 (2.86%) Power BI
11 7 (2.86%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 6 (2.45%) Data Lake
12 6 (2.45%) Impala
12 6 (2.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.82%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) ProC
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (10.20%) Finance
2 18 (7.35%) Marketing
2 18 (7.35%) Retail
3 14 (5.71%) Banking
4 6 (2.45%) Games
5 5 (2.04%) Automotive
6 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Front Office
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Military
8 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.84%) scikit-learn
2 24 (9.80%) Pandas
3 23 (9.39%) D3.js
4 22 (8.98%) Natural Language Processing
5 18 (7.35%) NumPy
6 11 (4.49%) SciPy
7 7 (2.86%) Kafka
8 6 (2.45%) TensorFlow
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%) jQuery
10 4 (1.63%) Matplotlib
10 4 (1.63%) REST
11 3 (1.22%) Cascading
11 3 (1.22%) Flask
11 3 (1.22%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 91 (37.14%) Statistics
2 85 (34.69%) Algorithms
3 83 (33.88%) Mathematics
4 72 (29.39%) Computer Science
5 63 (25.71%) Visualisation
6 55 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (8.98%) Applied Mathematics
7 22 (8.98%) Neural Network
7 22 (8.98%) Physics
8 20 (8.16%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (3.67%) Credit Risk
10 7 (2.86%) FMCG
11 6 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (2.04%) Social Network
13 4 (1.63%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.63%) Ontologies
13 4 (1.63%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (1.22%) Clustering
14 3 (1.22%) Ergonomics
14 3 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.12%) Linux
2 5 (2.04%) Windows
3 3 (1.22%) Unix
4 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (62.45%) Machine Learning
2 99 (40.41%) Analytics
3 36 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (13.47%) Data Visualisation
6 31 (12.65%) Data Modelling
7 27 (11.02%) Data Analysis
8 24 (9.80%) Statistical Analysis
9 20 (8.16%) Predictive Modelling
9 20 (8.16%) Software Engineering
10 18 (7.35%) OO
11 16 (6.53%) Anomaly Detection
12 15 (6.12%) Data Analytics
12 15 (6.12%) E-Commerce
13 14 (5.71%) Scrum
13 14 (5.71%) Statistical Modelling
14 13 (5.31%) TDD
15 12 (4.90%) MapReduce
16 11 (4.49%) Predictive Analytics
16 11 (4.49%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 176 (71.84%) Python
2 140 (57.14%) R
3 98 (40.00%) SQL
4 56 (22.86%) Scala
5 44 (17.96%) Java
6 38 (15.51%) MATLAB
7 22 (8.98%) C++
8 4 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.22%) VBA
10 2 (0.82%) Ruby
11 1 (0.41%) C
11 1 (0.41%) C#
11 1 (0.41%) Clojure
11 1 (0.41%) Haskell
11 1 (0.41%) Julia
11 1 (0.41%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (25.31%) PhD
2 50 (20.41%) Degree
3 3 (1.22%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) CISSP
5 1 (0.41%) CLAS
5 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.67%) Docker
2 5 (2.04%) HDFS
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.27%) Kibana
3 3 (1.22%) Terraform
4 2 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.41%) Ambari
5 1 (0.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (16.73%) Tableau
2 17 (6.94%) SAP
3 11 (4.49%) Teradata
4 8 (3.27%) Google
4 8 (3.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.45%) Alteryx
5 6 (2.45%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.45%) Oracle
6 4 (1.63%) Facebook
7 3 (1.22%) Adobe
7 3 (1.22%) IBM
8 2 (0.82%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.82%) i2
8 2 (0.82%) RapidMiner
8 2 (0.82%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.82%) Splunk
9 1 (0.41%) Datameer
9 1 (0.41%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.41%) Snowplow
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter
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