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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 508 601 583
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 114 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.078% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.082% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 27 24
Median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £434 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £513 £305
% change year-on-year
-29.75% +68.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.70 - -
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
46983 50190 48389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.63% 95.01% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30991 32588 30029
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 1916 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Data Scientist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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 +31 71 £550 +10.00% 31
South East +34 19 £370 - 5
South West - 7 £349 - 1
East of England +6 6 £340 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £300 -
Yorkshire +9 4 £463 -13.95% 3
North West +13 1 - - 6
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 146 (67.28%) Python
2 123 (56.68%) R
3 122 (56.22%) Machine Learning
4 114 (52.53%) Analytics
5 81 (37.33%) Big Data
6 79 (36.41%) Hadoop
7 78 (35.94%) SQL
8 74 (34.10%) Analytical Skills
9 66 (30.41%) Visualisation
10 65 (29.95%) Statistics
10 65 (29.95%) Degree
11 64 (29.49%) Computer Science
11 64 (29.49%) Algorithms
12 60 (27.65%) Apache Spark
13 59 (27.19%) Mathematics
14 57 (26.27%) PhD
15 48 (22.12%) SAS
16 47 (21.66%) Java
17 42 (19.35%) Finance
18 39 (17.97%) Data Mining
19 37 (17.05%) Scala
19 37 (17.05%) Statistical Modelling
20 36 (16.59%) MATLAB
21 33 (15.21%) Data Analytics
22 31 (14.29%) Tableau
22 31 (14.29%) C++
23 30 (13.82%) SPSS
23 30 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
24 28 (12.90%) Apache Hive
25 27 (12.44%) 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 60 (27.65%) Apache Spark
2 48 (22.12%) SAS
3 16 (7.37%) Apache Pig
4 8 (3.69%) Apache
4 8 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.76%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.92%) WordPress
7 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (13.82%) SPSS
2 16 (7.37%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.30%) MS Office
5 4 (1.84%) Stata
6 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.92%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.76%) SaaS
3 5 (2.30%) PaaS
4 4 (1.84%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.84%) HTTP
1 4 (1.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (37.33%) Big Data
2 79 (36.41%) Hadoop
3 39 (17.97%) Data Mining
4 28 (12.90%) Apache Hive
5 13 (5.99%) SAP HANA
6 12 (5.53%) QlikView
7 10 (4.61%) MySQL
8 8 (3.69%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.69%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.23%) HBase
9 7 (3.23%) Mahout
9 7 (3.23%) Spotfire
10 6 (2.76%) GIS
10 6 (2.76%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.76%) Text Mining
11 4 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.38%) BigQuery
12 3 (1.38%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (19.35%) Finance
2 19 (8.76%) Marketing
3 10 (4.61%) Retail
4 8 (3.69%) Banking
5 5 (2.30%) Games
6 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.84%) Military
6 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.38%) Automotive
7 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.92%) Advertising
8 2 (0.92%) Electronics
8 2 (0.92%) Front Office
8 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.83%) D3.js
2 16 (7.37%) Natural Language Processing
3 11 (5.07%) Pandas
3 11 (5.07%) SciPy
4 9 (4.15%) scikit-learn
5 8 (3.69%) MLlib
5 8 (3.69%) NumPy
6 5 (2.30%) CSS
6 5 (2.30%) Django
6 5 (2.30%) HTML
7 4 (1.84%) Ajax
7 4 (1.84%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.84%) jQuery
7 4 (1.84%) Kafka
7 4 (1.84%) Matplotlib
7 4 (1.84%) REST
7 4 (1.84%) TensorFlow
8 3 (1.38%) Cascading
8 3 (1.38%) GWT
8 3 (1.38%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 74 (34.10%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (30.41%) Visualisation
3 65 (29.95%) Statistics
4 64 (29.49%) Algorithms
4 64 (29.49%) Computer Science
5 59 (27.19%) Mathematics
6 17 (7.83%) Artificial Intelligence
6 17 (7.83%) Neural Network
7 16 (7.37%) Applied Mathematics
8 15 (6.91%) Physics
9 9 (4.15%) Data Extraction
10 8 (3.69%) User Experience
11 7 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (2.30%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.84%) Ontologies
13 4 (1.84%) Psychology
13 4 (1.84%) Smart Energy
14 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 3 (1.38%) FMCG
14 3 (1.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.07%) Linux
2 7 (3.23%) Windows
3 2 (0.92%) Unix
3 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.46%) CentOS
4 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (56.22%) Machine Learning
2 114 (52.53%) Analytics
3 37 (17.05%) Statistical Modelling
4 33 (15.21%) Data Analytics
5 30 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (12.44%) Data Analysis
7 19 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (8.76%) Data Visualisation
8 17 (7.83%) Data Modelling
8 17 (7.83%) Statistical Analysis
9 14 (6.45%) Open Source
9 14 (6.45%) Predictive Analytics
10 13 (5.99%) Predictive Modelling
11 11 (5.07%) Deep Learning
11 11 (5.07%) E-Commerce
11 11 (5.07%) Project Management
12 10 (4.61%) Linear Regression
12 10 (4.61%) Predictive Analysis
12 10 (4.61%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.15%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 146 (67.28%) Python
2 123 (56.68%) R
3 78 (35.94%) SQL
4 47 (21.66%) Java
5 37 (17.05%) Scala
6 36 (16.59%) MATLAB
7 31 (14.29%) C++
8 17 (7.83%) VBA
9 8 (3.69%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.76%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.84%) Ruby
12 3 (1.38%) Lua
13 2 (0.92%) C
14 1 (0.46%) Perl
14 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (29.95%) Degree
2 57 (26.27%) PhD
3 14 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.07%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.92%) CISSP
6 2 (0.92%) CLAS
6 2 (0.92%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.92%) ISEB
7 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.07%) QA
2 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.38%) Docker
1 3 (1.38%) HDFS
2 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.38%) Kibana
2 1 (0.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (14.29%) Tableau
2 15 (6.91%) SAP
3 11 (5.07%) Teradata
4 10 (4.61%) Google
5 6 (2.76%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.76%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.76%) Oracle
6 4 (1.84%) Facebook
7 3 (1.38%) IBM
8 2 (0.92%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.92%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.92%) i2
8 2 (0.92%) RapidMiner
8 2 (0.92%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.92%) Splunk
9 1 (0.46%) Adobe
9 1 (0.46%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.46%) Datameer
9 1 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter
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