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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 568 538 550
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 32 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.069% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.074% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 8
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£400 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £375 £496
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
48142 44567 47795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.85% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30504 27547 27530
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 1930 2372
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 -22 19 £563 +25.00% 17
East of England - 7 £285 - 2
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 36 (58.06%) SQL
2 35 (56.45%) Hadoop
3 28 (45.16%) Python
4 26 (41.94%) R
4 26 (41.94%) Big Data
5 23 (37.10%) Statistics
6 22 (35.48%) Data Mining
7 20 (32.26%) Visualisation
8 19 (30.65%) Analytics
8 19 (30.65%) SAS
8 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (29.03%) Algorithms
10 16 (25.81%) ETL
10 16 (25.81%) Data Analysis
10 16 (25.81%) Machine Learning
10 16 (25.81%) Computer Science
11 13 (20.97%) Mathematics
11 13 (20.97%) Predictive Modelling
11 13 (20.97%) Statistical Modelling
12 12 (19.35%) MapReduce
13 11 (17.74%) Java
14 10 (16.13%) Degree
15 9 (14.52%) Text Mining
15 9 (14.52%) Oracle
16 8 (12.90%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 7 (11.29%) Applied Mathematics
17 7 (11.29%) Operations Research
17 7 (11.29%) Apache Hive
17 7 (11.29%) Apache Pig
17 7 (11.29%) Oracle ODI

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (30.65%) SAS
2 7 (11.29%) Apache Pig
3 3 (4.84%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Mathematica
2 2 (3.23%) SPSS
3 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (56.45%) Hadoop
2 26 (41.94%) Big Data
3 22 (35.48%) Data Mining
4 9 (14.52%) Text Mining
5 8 (12.90%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 7 (11.29%) Apache Hive
6 7 (11.29%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (11.29%) Oracle Database
7 6 (9.68%) NoSQL
8 5 (8.06%) Spotfire
9 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
9 4 (6.45%) Mahout
10 3 (4.84%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (4.84%) MS Access
11 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (1.61%) HBase
12 1 (1.61%) CouchDB
12 1 (1.61%) Base SAS
12 1 (1.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Yeoman
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) SOAP
1 5 (8.06%) REST
1 5 (8.06%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (6.45%) WSDL
3 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 2 (3.23%) Cascading
5 1 (1.61%) Cascalog
5 1 (1.61%) Pandas
5 1 (1.61%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.10%) Statistics
2 20 (32.26%) Visualisation
3 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (29.03%) Algorithms
5 16 (25.81%) Computer Science
6 13 (20.97%) Mathematics
7 7 (11.29%) Applied Mathematics
7 7 (11.29%) Economics
8 5 (8.06%) User Experience
9 4 (6.45%) Life Science
9 4 (6.45%) Credit Risk
9 4 (6.45%) Ontologies
10 3 (4.84%) Semantic Web
11 2 (3.23%) Informatics
11 2 (3.23%) Neural Network
12 1 (1.61%) GIS
12 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 1 (1.61%) Physics
12 1 (1.61%) Open Source
12 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Analytics
2 16 (25.81%) Machine Learning
2 16 (25.81%) ETL
2 16 (25.81%) Data Analysis
3 13 (20.97%) Statistical Modelling
3 13 (20.97%) Predictive Modelling
4 12 (19.35%) MapReduce
5 7 (11.29%) Operations Research
6 6 (9.68%) Data Visualisation
6 6 (9.68%) Data Management
7 5 (8.06%) Resource Management
7 5 (8.06%) RDF
8 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.84%) Information Retrieval
9 3 (4.84%) Migration
9 3 (4.84%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.23%) Product Management
10 2 (3.23%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) SQL
2 28 (45.16%) Python
3 26 (41.94%) R
4 11 (17.74%) Java
5 7 (11.29%) MATLAB
6 5 (8.06%) C++
7 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.45%) SPARQL
7 4 (6.45%) Scala
8 3 (4.84%) C#
9 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.61%) Ruby
10 1 (1.61%) VBA
10 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.61%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) PhD
3 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) HDFS
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Teradata
2 7 (11.29%) Informatica
3 6 (9.68%) Tableau
4 4 (6.45%) Cloudera
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.61%) Omniture
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.61%) Splunk
6 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.61%) Reuters
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