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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 547 541 569
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 31 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.058% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.063% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 1
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£500 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +8 22 £575 +27.77% 13
East of England - 5 £270 - 1
South West - 4 £305 -
West Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (61.40%) SQL
2 33 (57.89%) Hadoop
3 27 (47.37%) R
3 27 (47.37%) Python
4 24 (42.11%) Big Data
5 20 (35.09%) Statistics
6 19 (33.33%) Visualisation
6 19 (33.33%) SAS
7 18 (31.58%) Data Mining
8 17 (29.82%) Analytics
8 17 (29.82%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (26.32%) Machine Learning
10 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
10 14 (24.56%) ETL
10 14 (24.56%) Data Analysis
11 13 (22.81%) Java
11 13 (22.81%) Mathematics
11 13 (22.81%) MapReduce
12 12 (21.05%) Statistical Modelling
13 11 (19.30%) Predictive Modelling
13 11 (19.30%) Degree
14 9 (15.79%) Text Mining
14 9 (15.79%) Apache Hive
15 8 (14.04%) Apache Pig
15 8 (14.04%) PhD
16 7 (12.28%) Oracle
16 7 (12.28%) MATLAB
16 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
17 6 (10.53%) Tableau
17 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (33.33%) SAS
2 8 (14.04%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.51%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Mathematica
2 2 (3.51%) SPSS
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (57.89%) Hadoop
2 24 (42.11%) Big Data
3 18 (31.58%) Data Mining
4 9 (15.79%) Text Mining
4 9 (15.79%) Apache Hive
5 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
6 6 (10.53%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 5 (8.77%) Spotfire
7 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
7 5 (8.77%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
8 4 (7.02%) Mahout
9 3 (5.26%) MS Access
9 3 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (3.51%) HBase
11 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
11 1 (1.75%) DB2
11 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Yeoman
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) SOAP
1 5 (8.77%) REST
1 5 (8.77%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (7.02%) WSDL
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) Cascading
5 1 (1.75%) SciPy
5 1 (1.75%) Cascalog
5 1 (1.75%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.09%) Statistics
2 19 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 17 (29.82%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
5 13 (22.81%) Mathematics
6 6 (10.53%) Economics
7 5 (8.77%) Applied Mathematics
7 5 (8.77%) User Experience
8 4 (7.02%) Ontologies
8 4 (7.02%) Life Science
9 3 (5.26%) Semantic Web
9 3 (5.26%) Credit Risk
10 2 (3.51%) Physics
10 2 (3.51%) Informatics
11 1 (1.75%) GIS
11 1 (1.75%) Open Source
11 1 (1.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Analytics
2 15 (26.32%) Machine Learning
3 14 (24.56%) ETL
3 14 (24.56%) Data Analysis
4 13 (22.81%) MapReduce
5 12 (21.05%) Statistical Modelling
6 11 (19.30%) Predictive Modelling
7 6 (10.53%) Data Management
8 5 (8.77%) Resource Management
8 5 (8.77%) RDF
8 5 (8.77%) Operations Research
8 5 (8.77%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.26%) Migration
10 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
10 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.26%) Information Retrieval
11 2 (3.51%) Customer Insight
11 2 (3.51%) Time Series Analysis
11 2 (3.51%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 35 (61.40%) SQL
2 27 (47.37%) R
2 27 (47.37%) Python
3 13 (22.81%) Java
4 7 (12.28%) MATLAB
5 5 (8.77%) C++
5 5 (8.77%) Scala
6 4 (7.02%) SPARQL
6 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.51%) C#
7 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (1.75%) VBA
8 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Degree
2 8 (14.04%) PhD
3 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) HDFS
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) Tableau
3 5 (8.77%) Teradata
3 5 (8.77%) Informatica
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) Omniture
7 1 (1.75%) Google
7 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.75%) Reuters
7 1 (1.75%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.75%) Splunk
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