The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 534 546 581
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 98 64 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.13% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 39 16
Average daily rate £523 £475 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £387 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £705 £738
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £450 £285
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +57.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.21 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+88.78% -
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
48675 47897 46873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.03% 94.74% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32102 29497 29007
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
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 average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1382 1920 1942
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 73 £538 +10.25% 40
South East -5 13 £465 +3.33% 7
South West - 7 £650 - 5
West Midlands -9 1 £501 +82.18% 1
North West - 1 £350 - 4
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 111 (67.68%) Python
2 99 (60.37%) R
3 96 (58.54%) Analytics
4 81 (49.39%) Machine Learning
5 76 (46.34%) Big Data
6 63 (38.41%) Analytical Skills
7 60 (36.59%) Hadoop
8 53 (32.32%) SQL
8 53 (32.32%) Finance
9 47 (28.66%) Data Analytics
10 45 (27.44%) Apache Spark
11 44 (26.83%) Degree
12 42 (25.61%) SAS
13 41 (25.00%) Statistics
13 41 (25.00%) Algorithms
14 40 (24.39%) Java
15 38 (23.17%) Visualisation
16 36 (21.95%) Apache Hive
17 34 (20.73%) Computer Science
18 31 (18.90%) Data Analysis
19 29 (17.68%) Mathematics
19 29 (17.68%) Scala
20 28 (17.07%) Data Mining
21 25 (15.24%) Statistical Modelling
22 24 (14.63%) SPSS
22 24 (14.63%) PhD
23 23 (14.02%) C++
23 23 (14.02%) Statistical Analysis
23 23 (14.02%) Tableau
24 21 (12.80%) Predictive Modelling

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 45 (27.44%) Apache Spark
2 42 (25.61%) SAS
3 20 (12.20%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.05%) Apache
5 3 (1.83%) Confluence
6 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.61%) IPython
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (14.63%) SPSS
2 4 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.83%) CPLEX
3 3 (1.83%) Weka
4 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (46.34%) Big Data
2 60 (36.59%) Hadoop
3 36 (21.95%) Apache Hive
4 28 (17.07%) Data Mining
5 16 (9.76%) QlikView
6 15 (9.15%) HPCC
7 12 (7.32%) MySQL
8 9 (5.49%) Text Mining
9 8 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (4.88%) HBase
9 8 (4.88%) NoSQL
10 7 (4.27%) SQL Server
11 6 (3.66%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (3.66%) MongoDB
11 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (3.05%) Pentaho
13 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.22%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.22%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (32.32%) Finance
2 13 (7.93%) Banking
3 12 (7.32%) Marketing
4 8 (4.88%) Retail
5 5 (3.05%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.44%) Law
7 3 (1.83%) Online Betting
7 3 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.22%) Advertising
8 2 (1.22%) Billing
8 2 (1.22%) Electronics
8 2 (1.22%) Games
8 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.22%) Military
8 2 (1.22%) Publishing
8 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.32%) Natural Language Processing
2 10 (6.10%) SciPy
3 6 (3.66%) .NET
3 6 (3.66%) D3.js
3 6 (3.66%) scikit-learn
4 5 (3.05%) Pandas
5 3 (1.83%) HTML
5 3 (1.83%) MLlib
5 3 (1.83%) NumPy
6 2 (1.22%) Cascalog
6 2 (1.22%) CSS
6 2 (1.22%) Kafka
7 1 (0.61%) MDX
7 1 (0.61%) OpenCL
7 1 (0.61%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 63 (38.41%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 41 (25.00%) Statistics
3 38 (23.17%) Visualisation
4 34 (20.73%) Computer Science
5 29 (17.68%) Mathematics
6 11 (6.71%) Physics
7 8 (4.88%) Neural Network
8 6 (3.66%) Data Extraction
8 6 (3.66%) User Experience
9 4 (2.44%) Applied Mathematics
9 4 (2.44%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (2.44%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.44%) Psychology
9 4 (2.44%) Social Network
10 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.83%) Semantic Web
11 2 (1.22%) Life Science
11 2 (1.22%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.54%) Linux
2 13 (7.93%) Windows
3 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.61%) Unix
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (58.54%) Analytics
2 81 (49.39%) Machine Learning
3 47 (28.66%) Data Analytics
4 31 (18.90%) Data Analysis
5 25 (15.24%) Statistical Modelling
6 23 (14.02%) Statistical Analysis
7 21 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (12.80%) Predictive Analytics
7 21 (12.80%) Predictive Modelling
8 18 (10.98%) Open Source
9 17 (10.37%) Data Visualisation
10 11 (6.71%) Data Management
10 11 (6.71%) Project Management
11 10 (6.10%) Big Data Analytics
11 10 (6.10%) Data Modelling
12 9 (5.49%) MapReduce
13 8 (4.88%) Regression Analysis
14 7 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (4.27%) ETL
14 7 (4.27%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 111 (67.68%) Python
2 99 (60.37%) R
3 53 (32.32%) SQL
4 40 (24.39%) Java
5 29 (17.68%) Scala
6 23 (14.02%) C++
7 18 (10.98%) MATLAB
8 13 (7.93%) Bash Shell
9 11 (6.71%) Perl
10 8 (4.88%) VBA
11 7 (4.27%) T-SQL
12 6 (3.66%) JavaScript
13 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.83%) C
15 2 (1.22%) Clojure
15 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.61%) Lua
16 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (26.83%) Degree
2 24 (14.63%) PhD
3 14 (8.54%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
7 1 (0.61%) CLAS
7 1 (0.61%) ISEB
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.44%) QA
3 3 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) GridGain
2 2 (1.22%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.22%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (14.02%) Tableau
2 8 (4.88%) Cloudera
2 8 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.27%) SAP
4 6 (3.66%) Alteryx
5 5 (3.05%) RapidMiner
6 4 (2.44%) Oracle
7 3 (1.83%) Hortonworks
7 3 (1.83%) IBM
7 3 (1.83%) ILOG
8 2 (1.22%) Google
8 2 (1.22%) Teradata
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
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