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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK / England
Rank 457 534 543
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 122 78 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 62 33
Median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £426 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £550 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.27% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39661 45341 45243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.08% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26048 29636 28290
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1399 1520 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +81 109 £525 - 48
South East +9 7 £275 -50.00% 6
East Midlands - 2 £494 -
North West +22 1 - - 5
South West +12 1 - - 2
North East -17 1 £481 -12.54% 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 187 (71.10%) Python
2 151 (57.41%) Machine Learning
3 139 (52.85%) R
4 117 (44.49%) Hadoop
5 115 (43.73%) Analytics
6 98 (37.26%) SQL
6 98 (37.26%) Algorithms
7 95 (36.12%) Big Data
8 94 (35.74%) Apache Spark
9 91 (34.60%) Mathematics
10 83 (31.56%) Statistics
11 69 (26.24%) Scala
12 64 (24.33%) Computer Science
13 60 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
14 55 (20.91%) Java
15 54 (20.53%) PhD
16 51 (19.39%) Apache Hive
17 47 (17.87%) Visualisation
17 47 (17.87%) SAS
18 40 (15.21%) Business Intelligence
18 40 (15.21%) Finance
18 40 (15.21%) Tableau
19 37 (14.07%) Data Visualisation
19 37 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (14.07%) Data Mining
20 36 (13.69%) Degree
20 36 (13.69%) Data Analysis
21 33 (12.55%) MATLAB
22 29 (11.03%) Predictive Modelling
23 28 (10.65%) Amazon AWS

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 94 (35.74%) Apache Spark
2 47 (17.87%) SAS
3 24 (9.13%) Apache Pig
4 12 (4.56%) Apache
4 12 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.04%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (9.13%) SPSS
2 6 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.28%) Weka
3 4 (1.52%) Stata
4 3 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.14%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.76%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.76%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (0.38%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.65%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.80%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.90%) PaaS
5 5 (1.90%) SaaS
6 3 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.14%) Flurry Analytics
6 3 (1.14%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.38%) Heroku
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) HTTP
1 3 (1.14%) Network Security
2 1 (0.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (44.49%) Hadoop
2 95 (36.12%) Big Data
3 51 (19.39%) Apache Hive
4 37 (14.07%) Data Mining
5 17 (6.46%) NoSQL
6 16 (6.08%) QlikView
7 14 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (4.94%) MongoDB
9 12 (4.56%) Power BI
10 11 (4.18%) Relational Database
11 9 (3.42%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 8 (3.04%) Data Lake
12 8 (3.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 7 (2.66%) Spotfire
14 6 (2.28%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (2.28%) Impala
14 6 (2.28%) Mahout
15 5 (1.90%) Cloudera CDH
15 5 (1.90%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.38%) ProC
General
1 40 (15.21%) Finance
2 21 (7.98%) Banking
3 20 (7.60%) Retail
4 14 (5.32%) Marketing
5 8 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.14%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.14%) Automotive
7 3 (1.14%) Games
8 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.76%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.65%) scikit-learn
2 22 (8.37%) Pandas
3 19 (7.22%) NumPy
4 18 (6.84%) Natural Language Processing
5 16 (6.08%) D3.js
6 12 (4.56%) Kafka
7 11 (4.18%) SciPy
8 5 (1.90%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.90%) Flask
8 5 (1.90%) HTML
8 5 (1.90%) MLlib
8 5 (1.90%) TensorFlow
9 4 (1.52%) Java EE
10 3 (1.14%) Ajax
10 3 (1.14%) CSS
10 3 (1.14%) jQuery
10 3 (1.14%) REST
11 2 (0.76%) GraphX
11 2 (0.76%) HTML5
11 2 (0.76%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 98 (37.26%) Algorithms
2 64 (24.33%) Computer Science
3 60 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.28%) Credit Risk
4 6 (2.28%) FMCG
5 5 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.90%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.52%) Fintech
7 3 (1.14%) Clustering
7 3 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.14%) Infotainment
8 2 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.76%) Life Science
8 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.76%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.76%) Social Media
8 2 (0.76%) Social Network
9 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.38%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.46%) Linux
2 3 (1.14%) Unix
3 2 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (57.41%) Machine Learning
2 115 (43.73%) Analytics
3 91 (34.60%) Mathematics
4 83 (31.56%) Statistics
5 47 (17.87%) Visualisation
6 40 (15.21%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (14.07%) Data Visualisation
8 36 (13.69%) Data Analysis
9 29 (11.03%) Predictive Modelling
10 28 (10.65%) Data Analytics
11 27 (10.27%) Statistical Analysis
12 24 (9.13%) Data Modelling
13 19 (7.22%) TDD
14 18 (6.84%) ETL
14 18 (6.84%) MapReduce
14 18 (6.84%) Neural Network
14 18 (6.84%) OO
15 16 (6.08%) Predictive Analytics
15 16 (6.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 187 (71.10%) Python
2 139 (52.85%) R
3 98 (37.26%) SQL
4 69 (26.24%) Scala
5 55 (20.91%) Java
6 33 (12.55%) MATLAB
7 17 (6.46%) C++
8 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.38%) C
10 1 (0.38%) C#
10 1 (0.38%) Clojure
10 1 (0.38%) Haskell
10 1 (0.38%) Perl
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) PROC SQL
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby
10 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.38%) VB
10 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (20.53%) PhD
2 36 (13.69%) Degree
3 2 (0.76%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.04%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.80%) Docker
2 8 (3.04%) HDFS
3 3 (1.14%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.90%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (1.90%) Kibana
3 3 (1.14%) Ambari
3 3 (1.14%) Terraform
4 2 (0.76%) Oozie
Vendors
1 40 (15.21%) Tableau
2 13 (4.94%) RapidMiner
3 10 (3.80%) Google
4 8 (3.04%) Alteryx
5 7 (2.66%) Cloudera
5 7 (2.66%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.28%) Cognos
6 6 (2.28%) SAP
7 5 (1.90%) IBM
8 3 (1.14%) Adobe
9 2 (0.76%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle
10 1 (0.38%) Datameer
10 1 (0.38%) ESRI
10 1 (0.38%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.38%) Snowplow
10 1 (0.38%) Splunk
10 1 (0.38%) Teradata
10 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
London
Codex
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago