The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 524 559 566
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 93 50 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.10% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 33 15
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £392 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £695 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +75.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.21 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+88.78% -
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
46609 46602 46145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.75% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30764 29187 28941
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1328 1860 1972
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 60 £538 +7.50% 37
South East +2 15 £460 -20.00% 3
South West - 13 £500 - 4
West Midlands -6 1 £501 +82.18%
North West - 1 £350 - 5
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 119 (69.59%) Python
2 103 (60.23%) Analytics
3 101 (59.06%) R
4 85 (49.71%) Machine Learning
5 84 (49.12%) Big Data
6 64 (37.43%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (37.43%) Hadoop
7 56 (32.75%) SQL
8 54 (31.58%) Finance
9 51 (29.82%) Apache Spark
10 50 (29.24%) Data Analytics
10 50 (29.24%) Degree
11 49 (28.65%) Java
12 48 (28.07%) SAS
13 42 (24.56%) Algorithms
14 39 (22.81%) Statistics
15 37 (21.64%) Computer Science
15 37 (21.64%) Visualisation
15 37 (21.64%) Apache Hive
16 32 (18.71%) Scala
17 31 (18.13%) Data Analysis
18 29 (16.96%) Mathematics
18 29 (16.96%) PhD
19 27 (15.79%) C++
20 25 (14.62%) Data Mining
20 25 (14.62%) Statistical Modelling
21 23 (13.45%) SPSS
22 22 (12.87%) Business Intelligence
23 21 (12.28%) MATLAB
23 21 (12.28%) Tableau

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (29.82%) Apache Spark
2 48 (28.07%) SAS
3 20 (11.70%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.92%) Apache
5 3 (1.75%) Confluence
6 2 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.58%) IPython
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (13.45%) SPSS
2 3 (1.75%) CPLEX
2 3 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.75%) Weka
3 1 (0.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.17%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (49.12%) Big Data
2 64 (37.43%) Hadoop
3 37 (21.64%) Apache Hive
4 25 (14.62%) Data Mining
5 15 (8.77%) HPCC
6 14 (8.19%) QlikView
7 10 (5.85%) MySQL
8 8 (4.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (4.68%) HBase
8 8 (4.68%) MongoDB
9 7 (4.09%) SQL Server
9 7 (4.09%) Text Mining
10 6 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.92%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.92%) Pentaho
12 4 (2.34%) Mahout
12 4 (2.34%) Neo4j
12 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) JIRA
2 2 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.17%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.17%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (31.58%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Marketing
3 12 (7.02%) Banking
4 9 (5.26%) Retail
5 5 (2.92%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.34%) Law
7 3 (1.75%) Online Betting
7 3 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.17%) Electronics
8 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.17%) Military
8 2 (1.17%) Publishing
8 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.58%) Advertising
9 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.43%) SciPy
2 9 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
3 7 (4.09%) Pandas
3 7 (4.09%) scikit-learn
4 6 (3.51%) D3.js
5 5 (2.92%) NumPy
6 3 (1.75%) .NET
6 3 (1.75%) MLlib
7 2 (1.17%) Cascalog
7 2 (1.17%) HTML
7 2 (1.17%) Kafka
8 1 (0.58%) CSS
8 1 (0.58%) MDX
8 1 (0.58%) OpenCL
8 1 (0.58%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (37.43%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (24.56%) Algorithms
3 39 (22.81%) Statistics
4 37 (21.64%) Computer Science
4 37 (21.64%) Visualisation
5 29 (16.96%) Mathematics
6 10 (5.85%) Physics
7 6 (3.51%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (3.51%) Data Extraction
7 6 (3.51%) User Experience
8 5 (2.92%) Neural Network
9 4 (2.34%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.34%) Psychology
9 4 (2.34%) Smart Energy
10 3 (1.75%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.75%) Semantic Web
11 2 (1.17%) Life Science
11 2 (1.17%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (1.17%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.77%) Linux
2 12 (7.02%) Windows
3 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.58%) Unix
3 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (60.23%) Analytics
2 85 (49.71%) Machine Learning
3 50 (29.24%) Data Analytics
4 31 (18.13%) Data Analysis
5 25 (14.62%) Statistical Modelling
6 22 (12.87%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (11.70%) Predictive Analytics
7 20 (11.70%) Statistical Analysis
8 18 (10.53%) Open Source
9 16 (9.36%) Data Visualisation
10 15 (8.77%) Predictive Modelling
11 11 (6.43%) Project Management
12 10 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.85%) Big Data Analytics
12 10 (5.85%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.85%) ETL
13 9 (5.26%) Data Management
13 9 (5.26%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.26%) MapReduce
14 8 (4.68%) Regression Analysis
Programming Languages
1 119 (69.59%) Python
2 101 (59.06%) R
3 56 (32.75%) SQL
4 49 (28.65%) Java
5 32 (18.71%) Scala
6 27 (15.79%) C++
7 21 (12.28%) MATLAB
8 13 (7.60%) Bash Shell
9 11 (6.43%) Perl
10 10 (5.85%) VBA
11 8 (4.68%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.92%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.17%) C
14 2 (1.17%) Clojure
14 2 (1.17%) Lua
14 2 (1.17%) Ruby
15 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (29.24%) Degree
2 29 (16.96%) PhD
3 13 (7.60%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.17%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.58%) CISSP
7 1 (0.58%) CLAS
7 1 (0.58%) ISEB
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) Data Quality
1 5 (2.92%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.75%) GridGain
2 2 (1.17%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.17%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Oozie
Vendors
1 21 (12.28%) Tableau
2 8 (4.68%) Cloudera
3 7 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.09%) SAP
4 5 (2.92%) RapidMiner
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle
6 3 (1.75%) Hortonworks
6 3 (1.75%) IBM
6 3 (1.75%) ILOG
7 2 (1.17%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.17%) Google
7 2 (1.17%) Teradata
8 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
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