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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 519 548 561
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 77 45 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.096% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.10% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 30 12
Average daily rate £525 £488 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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
44628 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29078 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 +20 46 £500 - 35
South East +30 19 £550 - 8
South West +4 4 £575 +53.33% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £550 -
North West - 3 £460 - 2
North East - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 £300 - 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 71 (65.74%) Python
2 67 (62.04%) Analytics
3 61 (56.48%) R
4 52 (48.15%) Big Data
5 46 (42.59%) Machine Learning
6 44 (40.74%) Hadoop
7 39 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (35.19%) SQL
9 34 (31.48%) Visualisation
10 32 (29.63%) Statistics
11 30 (27.78%) Data Analysis
12 27 (25.00%) Java
12 27 (25.00%) Finance
12 27 (25.00%) Data Analytics
13 24 (22.22%) Data Mining
14 23 (21.30%) Computer Science
15 22 (20.37%) SAS
15 22 (20.37%) Algorithms
16 21 (19.44%) Apache Hive
16 21 (19.44%) C++
16 21 (19.44%) Degree
17 19 (17.59%) Apache Spark
18 17 (15.74%) Mathematics
18 17 (15.74%) Statistical Analysis
18 17 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (14.81%) PhD
19 16 (14.81%) Predictive Modelling
20 15 (13.89%) Data Visualisation
20 15 (13.89%) Tableau
20 15 (13.89%) HPCC

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 22 (20.37%) SAS
2 19 (17.59%) Apache Spark
3 14 (12.96%) Apache Pig
4 6 (5.56%) Confluence
5 3 (2.78%) Apache
6 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) SPSS
2 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.78%) CPLEX
3 3 (2.78%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Broadband
2 1 (0.93%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (48.15%) Big Data
2 44 (40.74%) Hadoop
3 24 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 21 (19.44%) Apache Hive
5 15 (13.89%) HPCC
6 11 (10.19%) NoSQL
7 9 (8.33%) QlikView
7 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (6.48%) MySQL
9 6 (5.56%) HBase
9 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (5.56%) Text Mining
10 5 (4.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (4.63%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
12 3 (2.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) JIRA
2 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.93%) Subversion
3 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Marketing
4 5 (4.63%) Retail
5 4 (3.70%) Law
6 3 (2.78%) Games
6 3 (2.78%) Online Betting
6 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.85%) Billing
7 2 (1.85%) Publishing
7 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.93%) Advertising
8 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) Natural Language Processing
2 6 (5.56%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) D3.js
3 3 (2.78%) HTML
3 3 (2.78%) Kafka
4 2 (1.85%) CSS
4 2 (1.85%) scikit-learn
4 2 (1.85%) SciPy
4 2 (1.85%) Velocity
5 1 (0.93%) MDX
5 1 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) NumPy
5 1 (0.93%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (31.48%) Visualisation
3 32 (29.63%) Statistics
4 23 (21.30%) Computer Science
5 22 (20.37%) Algorithms
6 17 (15.74%) Mathematics
7 10 (9.26%) Physics
8 7 (6.48%) Applied Mathematics
9 6 (5.56%) Neural Network
10 5 (4.63%) Data Structures
11 4 (3.70%) Social Network
12 3 (2.78%) Economics
12 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (2.78%) Semantic Web
13 2 (1.85%) Credit Risk
13 2 (1.85%) Life Science
13 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
14 1 (0.93%) Derivative
14 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Linux
2 12 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Unix
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.04%) Analytics
2 46 (42.59%) Machine Learning
3 30 (27.78%) Data Analysis
4 27 (25.00%) Data Analytics
5 17 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (15.74%) Statistical Analysis
6 16 (14.81%) Predictive Modelling
7 15 (13.89%) Data Visualisation
8 14 (12.96%) Predictive Analytics
9 12 (11.11%) Open Source
10 11 (10.19%) Data Modelling
10 11 (10.19%) ETL
10 11 (10.19%) Statistical Modelling
11 9 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (6.48%) MapReduce
13 6 (5.56%) Big Data Analytics
13 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
14 4 (3.70%) Data Management
14 4 (3.70%) Migration
14 4 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (65.74%) Python
2 61 (56.48%) R
3 38 (35.19%) SQL
4 27 (25.00%) Java
5 21 (19.44%) C++
6 13 (12.04%) Perl
7 12 (11.11%) MATLAB
7 12 (11.11%) Scala
8 11 (10.19%) Bash Shell
9 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
10 6 (5.56%) T-SQL
11 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.78%) C
12 3 (2.78%) PHP
13 1 (0.93%) C#
13 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (19.44%) Degree
2 16 (14.81%) PhD
3 5 (4.63%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) MBA
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.70%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) GridGain
2 2 (1.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Oozie
2 1 (0.93%) OPNET
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Tableau
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.56%) Alteryx
4 5 (4.63%) SAP
5 3 (2.78%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.78%) ILOG
6 2 (1.85%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.93%) Cognos
7 1 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
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