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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 565 503 564
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +61
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 14 53 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.11% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.15% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 43 2
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£575 £463 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% +42.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £263 £250
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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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
39047 35944 38456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.01% 74.50% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24929 22718 22716
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1003 1444
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -3.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £48.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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
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 30 September 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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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 -22 13 £575 +24.32% 16
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Machine Learning
UK

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 21 (56.76%) Python
1 21 (56.76%) Big Data
2 20 (54.05%) Hadoop
3 17 (45.95%) Java
4 13 (35.14%) Algorithms
5 11 (29.73%) R
5 11 (29.73%) Data Mining
6 10 (27.03%) Statistics
7 9 (24.32%) Apache Hive
8 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (18.92%) Finance
9 7 (18.92%) C++
9 7 (18.92%) Linux
9 7 (18.92%) Analytics
10 6 (16.22%) MapReduce
10 6 (16.22%) Scala
10 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) Text Mining
10 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
10 6 (16.22%) Apache Spark
11 5 (13.51%) TDD
11 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
11 5 (13.51%) Natural Language Processing
12 4 (10.81%) HBase
12 4 (10.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
12 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
12 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
12 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 6 (16.22%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.11%) Apache Pig
3 2 (5.41%) SAS
4 1 (2.70%) Node.js
4 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) Big Data
2 20 (54.05%) Hadoop
3 11 (29.73%) Data Mining
4 9 (24.32%) Apache Hive
5 6 (16.22%) Text Mining
6 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
7 4 (10.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
7 4 (10.81%) HBase
8 3 (8.11%) CouchDB
8 3 (8.11%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (8.11%) Mahout
9 2 (5.41%) Impala
9 2 (5.41%) Sqoop
9 2 (5.41%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
9 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
9 2 (5.41%) MySQL
10 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
10 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Data Scientist
2 11 (29.73%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Data Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Big Data Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Big Data Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Django Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Research Scientist
6 1 (2.70%) Scala Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (8.11%) Cascading
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) Django
3 2 (5.41%) HTML5
3 2 (5.41%) Kafka
3 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.70%) RHadoop
4 1 (2.70%) Cascalog
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.70%) D3.js
4 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) Lucene
4 1 (2.70%) WCF
4 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Algorithms
2 10 (27.03%) Statistics
3 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.11%) Credit Risk
6 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
6 2 (5.41%) Open Source
6 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
6 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.70%) Wiki
7 1 (2.70%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (2.70%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (2.70%) Physics
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Analytics
3 6 (16.22%) MapReduce
3 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) TDD
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.11%) OO
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.11%) Statistical Modelling
6 3 (8.11%) Information Retrieval
6 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.41%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.41%) Pair Programming
7 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.41%) BDD
8 1 (2.70%) Parallel Processing
8 1 (2.70%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Python
2 17 (45.95%) Java
3 11 (29.73%) R
4 7 (18.92%) C++
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) Scala
6 4 (10.81%) C#
7 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.41%) Perl
9 1 (2.70%) C
9 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) PhD
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) HDFS
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Oozie
1 1 (2.70%) Chukwa
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
1 3 (8.11%) Tableau
1 3 (8.11%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.41%) Greenplum
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Google
3 1 (2.70%) Splunk