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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 556 521 549
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 32 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.067% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.072% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 9
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£400 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £498
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £655
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
47993 44437 46047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30660 27466 26538
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
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 1968 1962 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
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 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 31 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 31 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 -4 19 £450 - 11
East of England - 7 £285 - 1
South West - 4 £305 -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 37 (56.92%) SQL
1 37 (56.92%) Hadoop
2 29 (44.62%) Big Data
3 28 (43.08%) Python
4 27 (41.54%) R
5 26 (40.00%) Statistics
6 24 (36.92%) Data Mining
7 23 (35.38%) Visualisation
8 21 (32.31%) Analytics
9 20 (30.77%) SAS
9 20 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (30.77%) Algorithms
10 18 (27.69%) Computer Science
11 17 (26.15%) Machine Learning
12 16 (24.62%) ETL
12 16 (24.62%) Data Analysis
13 14 (21.54%) Mathematics
14 13 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
14 13 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
15 12 (18.46%) MapReduce
16 11 (16.92%) Java
17 10 (15.38%) Degree
18 9 (13.85%) Oracle
19 8 (12.31%) Data Visualisation
19 8 (12.31%) Text Mining
19 8 (12.31%) SAS Enterprise Miner
20 7 (10.77%) Applied Mathematics
20 7 (10.77%) Apache Hive
20 7 (10.77%) Apache Pig
20 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 20 (30.77%) SAS
2 7 (10.77%) Apache Pig
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.08%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Mathematica
2 3 (4.62%) SPSS
3 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (56.92%) Hadoop
2 29 (44.62%) Big Data
3 24 (36.92%) Data Mining
4 8 (12.31%) Text Mining
4 8 (12.31%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 7 (10.77%) Apache Hive
5 7 (10.77%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database
6 6 (9.23%) NoSQL
7 5 (7.69%) Spotfire
8 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
8 4 (6.15%) Mahout
9 3 (4.62%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (4.62%) MS Access
10 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.54%) HBase
11 1 (1.54%) CouchDB
11 1 (1.54%) Base SAS
11 1 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Yeoman
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Marketing
3 3 (4.62%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) SOAP
1 5 (7.69%) REST
2 4 (6.15%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (6.15%) WSDL
3 3 (4.62%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) Cascading
5 1 (1.54%) Cascalog
5 1 (1.54%) Pandas
5 1 (1.54%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.00%) Statistics
2 23 (35.38%) Visualisation
3 20 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (30.77%) Algorithms
4 18 (27.69%) Computer Science
5 14 (21.54%) Mathematics
6 7 (10.77%) Applied Mathematics
6 7 (10.77%) Economics
7 6 (9.23%) User Experience
8 4 (6.15%) Life Science
8 4 (6.15%) Credit Risk
8 4 (6.15%) Physics
8 4 (6.15%) Ontologies
9 3 (4.62%) Semantic Web
10 2 (3.08%) Informatics
10 2 (3.08%) Neural Network
11 1 (1.54%) GIS
11 1 (1.54%) Psychology
11 1 (1.54%) Open Source
11 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) Analytics
2 17 (26.15%) Machine Learning
3 16 (24.62%) ETL
3 16 (24.62%) Data Analysis
4 13 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 13 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
5 12 (18.46%) MapReduce
6 8 (12.31%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (10.77%) Operations Research
8 6 (9.23%) Data Management
9 5 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (7.69%) Resource Management
9 5 (7.69%) RDF
10 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.62%) Information Retrieval
11 3 (4.62%) Migration
11 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
12 2 (3.08%) Product Management
12 2 (3.08%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) SQL
2 28 (43.08%) Python
3 27 (41.54%) R
4 11 (16.92%) Java
5 7 (10.77%) MATLAB
6 5 (7.69%) C++
7 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.15%) SPARQL
7 4 (6.15%) Scala
8 3 (4.62%) C#
9 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.54%) Ruby
10 1 (1.54%) VBA
10 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.54%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) PhD
3 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) HDFS
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) Teradata
2 7 (10.77%) Informatica
3 6 (9.23%) Tableau
4 4 (6.15%) Cloudera
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.54%) Omniture
6 1 (1.54%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.54%) Splunk
6 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.54%) Reuters
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