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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 525 589 577
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 108 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.087% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.092% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 30 22
Median daily rate £500 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.40 - -
UK excluding London median 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
47944 50257 47513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.77% 94.85% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31596 32555 29259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 1901 1913
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.28 £16.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +4.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 August 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 August 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 +32 68 £538 +7.50% 34
South East +29 14 £360 -44.61% 4
South West - 13 £425 - 1
West Midlands -29 5 £525 +200.00% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £463 - 4
East of England - 4 £340 -
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Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 137 (68.16%) Python
2 123 (61.19%) R
3 116 (57.71%) Machine Learning
4 111 (55.22%) Analytics
5 78 (38.81%) Big Data
6 76 (37.81%) Analytical Skills
7 73 (36.32%) Hadoop
8 69 (34.33%) SQL
9 64 (31.84%) Degree
10 58 (28.86%) Computer Science
11 57 (28.36%) Statistics
12 56 (27.86%) Visualisation
12 56 (27.86%) Apache Spark
13 53 (26.37%) PhD
14 51 (25.37%) Java
14 51 (25.37%) Algorithms
15 50 (24.88%) Finance
16 49 (24.38%) SAS
16 49 (24.38%) Mathematics
17 40 (19.90%) Scala
17 40 (19.90%) Data Analytics
18 35 (17.41%) Data Mining
19 32 (15.92%) MATLAB
19 32 (15.92%) Apache Hive
20 30 (14.93%) Statistical Modelling
21 29 (14.43%) C++
22 28 (13.93%) Tableau
23 27 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
23 27 (13.43%) SPSS
23 27 (13.43%) Data Analysis

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 56 (27.86%) Apache Spark
2 49 (24.38%) SAS
3 14 (6.97%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.99%) Apache
5 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.00%) WordPress
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.50%) Confluence
6 1 (0.50%) IPython
Applications
1 27 (13.43%) SPSS
2 14 (6.97%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.99%) MS Office
3 6 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.00%) Mathematica
4 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.00%) Stata
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.00%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.00%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) Network Security
2 1 (0.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (38.81%) Big Data
2 73 (36.32%) Hadoop
3 35 (17.41%) Data Mining
4 32 (15.92%) Apache Hive
5 17 (8.46%) QlikView
6 12 (5.97%) SAP HANA
7 10 (4.98%) MySQL
8 8 (3.98%) HBase
8 8 (3.98%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.48%) Spotfire
10 6 (2.99%) Mahout
10 6 (2.99%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.99%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.99%) Text Mining
11 5 (2.49%) GIS
12 4 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.49%) BigQuery
13 3 (1.49%) Neo4j
13 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.49%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.50%) Yeoman
General
1 50 (24.88%) Finance
2 16 (7.96%) Marketing
3 9 (4.48%) Banking
4 6 (2.99%) Retail
5 4 (1.99%) Military
6 3 (1.49%) Advertising
6 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.49%) Games
6 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.00%) Automotive
7 2 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (1.00%) Front Office
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.47%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (5.97%) D3.js
2 12 (5.97%) SciPy
3 10 (4.98%) Pandas
4 9 (4.48%) scikit-learn
5 8 (3.98%) NumPy
6 5 (2.49%) Django
7 4 (1.99%) MLlib
8 3 (1.49%) Cascading
8 3 (1.49%) GWT
8 3 (1.49%) JavaFX
8 3 (1.49%) RESTful
8 3 (1.49%) TensorFlow
8 3 (1.49%) Vaadin
9 2 (1.00%) CSS
9 2 (1.00%) HTML
9 2 (1.00%) JDBC
9 2 (1.00%) Kafka
9 2 (1.00%) Matplotlib
10 1 (0.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 76 (37.81%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (28.86%) Computer Science
3 57 (28.36%) Statistics
4 56 (27.86%) Visualisation
5 51 (25.37%) Algorithms
6 49 (24.38%) Mathematics
7 16 (7.96%) Artificial Intelligence
8 15 (7.46%) Neural Network
9 12 (5.97%) Applied Mathematics
10 11 (5.47%) Physics
11 8 (3.98%) User Experience
12 7 (3.48%) Performance Metrics
13 6 (2.99%) Data Extraction
14 4 (1.99%) Credit Risk
14 4 (1.99%) Psychology
15 3 (1.49%) Hedge funds
15 3 (1.49%) Ontologies
15 3 (1.49%) Remote Sensing
15 3 (1.49%) Semantic Web
15 3 (1.49%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.48%) Linux
2 5 (2.49%) Windows
3 3 (1.49%) Unix
4 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.50%) CentOS
5 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (57.71%) Machine Learning
2 111 (55.22%) Analytics
3 40 (19.90%) Data Analytics
4 30 (14.93%) Statistical Modelling
5 27 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (13.43%) Data Analysis
6 17 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (7.46%) Data Modelling
7 15 (7.46%) Statistical Analysis
8 14 (6.97%) Open Source
8 14 (6.97%) Predictive Analytics
9 13 (6.47%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (5.97%) Predictive Modelling
11 11 (5.47%) Project Management
12 10 (4.98%) Deep Learning
12 10 (4.98%) E-Commerce
12 10 (4.98%) Linear Regression
13 9 (4.48%) Predictive Analysis
13 9 (4.48%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 137 (68.16%) Python
2 123 (61.19%) R
3 69 (34.33%) SQL
4 51 (25.37%) Java
5 40 (19.90%) Scala
6 32 (15.92%) MATLAB
7 29 (14.43%) C++
8 18 (8.96%) VBA
9 6 (2.99%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.49%) Lua
11 3 (1.49%) Ruby
12 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.50%) C
13 1 (0.50%) Clojure
13 1 (0.50%) Cypher
13 1 (0.50%) Perl
13 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (31.84%) Degree
2 53 (26.37%) PhD
3 14 (6.97%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.47%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.00%) CISSP
6 2 (1.00%) CLAS
6 2 (1.00%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.00%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.47%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.49%) Apache Flume
1 3 (1.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) Kibana
2 1 (0.50%) Nagios
2 1 (0.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (13.93%) Tableau
2 14 (6.97%) SAP
3 12 (5.97%) Teradata
4 8 (3.98%) Google
4 8 (3.98%) Oracle
5 6 (2.99%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.99%) Cloudera
6 4 (1.99%) Facebook
6 4 (1.99%) IBM
7 2 (1.00%) i2
7 2 (1.00%) RapidMiner
7 2 (1.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.50%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.50%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.50%) Splunk
8 1 (0.50%) Twitter
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