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 17 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 512 558 532
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 68 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.035% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.038% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £394 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £738 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £285 -
% change year-on-year
+49.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Data Scientist
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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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +34 45 £525 - 23
South East - 15 £450 - 5
South West +7 4 £375 +31.57% 2
West Midlands -13 3 £275 - 2
East of England - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 58 (53.70%) Python
2 53 (49.07%) R
2 53 (49.07%) Analytics
3 51 (47.22%) Hadoop
4 45 (41.67%) Big Data
5 44 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (31.48%) SQL
7 32 (29.63%) Statistics
8 28 (25.93%) Data Analysis
9 25 (23.15%) Mathematics
10 23 (21.30%) Visualisation
10 23 (21.30%) SAS
11 22 (20.37%) PhD
12 19 (17.59%) Computer Science
13 18 (16.67%) Data Mining
13 18 (16.67%) Finance
13 18 (16.67%) Machine Learning
14 17 (15.74%) Retail
15 16 (14.81%) Java
15 16 (14.81%) Algorithms
16 15 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (13.89%) Physics
16 15 (13.89%) Degree
17 13 (12.04%) Tableau
17 13 (12.04%) Apache Hive
18 12 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
18 12 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
18 12 (11.11%) MATLAB
19 11 (10.19%) Open Source

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 23 (21.30%) SAS
2 10 (9.26%) Apache Pig
3 6 (5.56%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) Internet
2 3 (2.78%) Broadband
3 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (47.22%) Hadoop
2 45 (41.67%) Big Data
3 18 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 13 (12.04%) Apache Hive
5 8 (7.41%) QlikView
5 8 (7.41%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.63%) HBase
6 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (2.78%) Text Mining
8 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.85%) OLAP
9 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 18 (16.67%) Finance
2 17 (15.74%) Retail
3 9 (8.33%) Marketing
4 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.70%) Games
5 4 (3.70%) Law
5 4 (3.70%) Back Office
6 3 (2.78%) Banking
6 3 (2.78%) Publishing
7 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.93%) French Language
8 1 (0.93%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.93%) Billing
8 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (0.93%) Symfony
3 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.93%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) J2EE
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 44 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (29.63%) Statistics
3 25 (23.15%) Mathematics
4 23 (21.30%) Visualisation
5 19 (17.59%) Computer Science
6 16 (14.81%) Algorithms
7 15 (13.89%) Physics
8 11 (10.19%) Open Source
9 10 (9.26%) User Experience
10 7 (6.48%) Credit Risk
11 6 (5.56%) Economics
12 5 (4.63%) Social Media
12 5 (4.63%) Applied Mathematics
13 3 (2.78%) Neural Network
14 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
15 1 (0.93%) Xbox
15 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
15 1 (0.93%) Informatics
15 1 (0.93%) Psychology
15 1 (0.93%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) Analytics
2 28 (25.93%) Data Analysis
3 18 (16.67%) Machine Learning
4 15 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
5 12 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
6 9 (8.33%) ETL
7 8 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 8 (7.41%) Statistical Modelling
7 8 (7.41%) MapReduce
7 8 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.56%) Predictive Analytics
8 6 (5.56%) Logistic Regression
8 6 (5.56%) Data Architecture
9 5 (4.63%) Data Visualisation
10 4 (3.70%) Linear Regression
10 4 (3.70%) Regression Analysis
10 4 (3.70%) Operations Research
11 3 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 58 (53.70%) Python
2 53 (49.07%) R
3 34 (31.48%) SQL
4 16 (14.81%) Java
5 12 (11.11%) MATLAB
6 8 (7.41%) C++
7 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.78%) Scala
7 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.85%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) XQuery
9 1 (0.93%) Golang
Qualifications
1 22 (20.37%) PhD
2 15 (13.89%) Degree
3 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) HDFS
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) OPNET
2 1 (0.93%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (12.04%) Tableau
2 9 (8.33%) Cloudera
3 7 (6.48%) Oracle
3 7 (6.48%) Teradata
4 3 (2.78%) Informatica
4 3 (2.78%) Cognos
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe
5 1 (0.93%) Cerner
5 1 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) Google
5 1 (0.93%) Netezza
5 1 (0.93%) MapR
5 1 (0.93%) Vertica
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