The table below looks at the statistics for Machine Learning skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Machine Learning over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 560 539 512
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -27
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 22 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.042% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.057% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £220 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37787 35117 32794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.61% 74.20% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25121 22069 19640
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1075 1388
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Machine Learning
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Machine Learning across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Machine Learning Jobs Demand Trend in England

Machine Learning
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Machine Learning across the England region.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Trend in England

Machine Learning
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Machine Learning across the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Histogram in England

Machine Learning
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 Machine Learning within the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
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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 +11 21 £500 +81.81% 15
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 5
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 5
Machine Learning
UK

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Machine Learning also 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 that cited Machine Learning.

1 27 (72.97%) Big Data
2 24 (64.86%) Hadoop
3 21 (56.76%) Python
4 20 (54.05%) Java
5 18 (48.65%) Statistics
6 12 (32.43%) Apache Spark
6 12 (32.43%) Algorithms
7 11 (29.73%) Scala
8 10 (27.03%) Analytics
8 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (24.32%) Data Mining
10 8 (21.62%) Apache
10 8 (21.62%) Data Governance
11 7 (18.92%) R
11 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (18.92%) Finance
12 6 (16.22%) Retail
12 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
12 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
13 5 (13.51%) TDD
13 5 (13.51%) C#
13 5 (13.51%) C++
13 5 (13.51%) Data Visualisation
13 5 (13.51%) Visualisation
14 4 (10.81%) Credit Risk
14 4 (10.81%) Apache Hive
14 4 (10.81%) Cloudera
14 4 (10.81%) Information Retrieval
14 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
14 4 (10.81%) HTML

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Machine Learning also 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 that cited Machine Learning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (32.43%) Apache Spark
2 8 (21.62%) Apache
3 3 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (72.97%) Big Data
2 24 (64.86%) Hadoop
3 9 (24.32%) Data Mining
4 4 (10.81%) Apache Hive
5 2 (5.41%) OpenTSDB
5 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.41%) CouchDB
5 2 (5.41%) MySQL
6 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.70%) Text Mining
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.70%) DB2
6 1 (2.70%) OLAP
6 1 (2.70%) OLTP
6 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) HBase
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Data Scientist
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Scala Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Python Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Python/Django Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Big Data Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Django Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) Django
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) Kafka
3 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.41%) RESTful
3 2 (5.41%) HTML5
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) Lucene
4 1 (2.70%) WCF
4 1 (2.70%) WPF
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) D3.js
4 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.70%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Statistics
2 12 (32.43%) Algorithms
3 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
5 5 (13.51%) Visualisation
6 4 (10.81%) Credit Risk
6 4 (10.81%) Physics
7 3 (8.11%) Data Structures
8 2 (5.41%) Open Source
9 1 (2.70%) Wiki
9 1 (2.70%) Derivative
9 1 (2.70%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Analytics
1 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Data Governance
3 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) TDD
4 5 (13.51%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (10.81%) Information Retrieval
5 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.81%) OO
5 4 (10.81%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.11%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.41%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.41%) BDD
7 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.70%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Python
2 20 (54.05%) Java
3 11 (29.73%) Scala
4 7 (18.92%) R
5 5 (13.51%) C#
5 5 (13.51%) C++
6 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.11%) SQL
8 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) PhD
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) HDFS
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Greenplum
3 1 (2.70%) Tableau
3 1 (2.70%) Splunk
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