The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 553 512 -
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 18 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.021% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.022% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 0
Average daily rate £513 £513 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47289 40554 51511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.75% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29337 23812 29012
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1917 2075 2421
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Data Scientist
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -11 16 £525 +2.43% 11
South West - 1 £285 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 25 (71.43%) Python
2 24 (68.57%) Big Data
3 23 (65.71%) R
4 21 (60.00%) Hadoop
5 17 (48.57%) Statistics
6 15 (42.86%) Computer Science
6 15 (42.86%) MapReduce
6 15 (42.86%) Apache Hive
6 15 (42.86%) SQL
7 13 (37.14%) Java
7 13 (37.14%) MATLAB
7 13 (37.14%) Machine Learning
8 11 (31.43%) SAS
8 11 (31.43%) MongoDB
8 11 (31.43%) Visualisation
9 10 (28.57%) Mathematics
9 10 (28.57%) NoSQL
9 10 (28.57%) C++
9 10 (28.57%) PhD
10 9 (25.71%) Data Mining
10 9 (25.71%) HBase
11 8 (22.86%) Analytics
11 8 (22.86%) Apache Pig
11 8 (22.86%) Physics
12 6 (17.14%) Scala
12 6 (17.14%) Degree
13 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
13 5 (14.29%) ETL
14 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (11.43%) MySQL

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 11 (31.43%) SAS
2 8 (22.86%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SPSS
2 1 (2.86%) Gephi
2 1 (2.86%) Weka
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (68.57%) Big Data
2 21 (60.00%) Hadoop
3 15 (42.86%) Apache Hive
4 11 (31.43%) MongoDB
5 10 (28.57%) NoSQL
6 9 (25.71%) Data Mining
6 9 (25.71%) HBase
7 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (11.43%) MySQL
7 4 (11.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (11.43%) Mahout
8 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
9 2 (5.71%) RapidMiner
10 1 (2.86%) QlikView
10 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
10 1 (2.86%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
1 3 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) MapReduce
2 1 (2.86%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Statistics
2 15 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 13 (37.14%) Machine Learning
4 11 (31.43%) Visualisation
5 10 (28.57%) Mathematics
6 8 (22.86%) Physics
7 2 (5.71%) Neural Network
7 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
7 2 (5.71%) FMCG
8 1 (2.86%) Economics
8 1 (2.86%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
1 3 (8.57%) Solaris
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Analytics
2 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 5 (14.29%) ETL
3 3 (8.57%) Statistical Modelling
3 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.57%) Predictive Analytics
3 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.71%) Workflow Management
4 2 (5.71%) Logistics
4 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.71%) Workflow
4 2 (5.71%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Customer Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Customer Insight
5 1 (2.86%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (2.86%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (2.86%) Use Case
5 1 (2.86%) Security Management
5 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) Python
2 23 (65.71%) R
3 15 (42.86%) SQL
4 13 (37.14%) Java
4 13 (37.14%) MATLAB
5 10 (28.57%) C++
6 6 (17.14%) Scala
7 3 (8.57%) Perl
7 3 (8.57%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) Ruby
8 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) PhD
2 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Tableau
2 1 (2.86%) Datameer
2 1 (2.86%) Vertica
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft