The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 371 408 420
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 72 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.13% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.14% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 16
Median daily rate £535 £500 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £575 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £513 £305
% change year-on-year
-29.75% +68.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.40 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -
Data Scientist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21633 22222 23362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 94.99% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15369 15688 16222
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 347 444
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Scientist across the London region.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Trend in London

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the London region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Data Scientist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
City of London +12 6 £519 +15.27% 2
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Feltham - 1 £475 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 London region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 98 (73.13%) Python
2 77 (57.46%) Machine Learning
3 72 (53.73%) R
4 64 (47.76%) Analytics
5 55 (41.04%) Big Data
6 52 (38.81%) Hadoop
7 47 (35.07%) Apache Spark
8 45 (33.58%) SQL
9 41 (30.60%) Algorithms
10 39 (29.10%) Visualisation
11 38 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (26.87%) Computer Science
13 35 (26.12%) Statistics
14 34 (25.37%) SAS
15 33 (24.63%) Mathematics
16 32 (23.88%) Scala
17 31 (23.13%) Degree
17 31 (23.13%) PhD
18 27 (20.15%) Statistical Modelling
19 26 (19.40%) Tableau
20 24 (17.91%) Finance
21 23 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
22 22 (16.42%) Data Analysis
23 19 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
23 19 (14.18%) Java
23 19 (14.18%) Apache Hive
24 17 (12.69%) Marketing
25 16 (11.94%) Data Analytics
26 15 (11.19%) D3.js
26 15 (11.19%) Data Mining

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 47 (35.07%) Apache Spark
2 34 (25.37%) SAS
3 10 (7.46%) Apache Pig
4 6 (4.48%) Apache
5 5 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.24%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.22%) SPSS
3 6 (4.48%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.99%) MS Office
5 3 (2.24%) Stata
6 2 (1.49%) Mathematica
6 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.99%) Google Analytics
2 4 (2.99%) SaaS
3 3 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.49%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) HTTP
1 4 (2.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (41.04%) Big Data
2 52 (38.81%) Hadoop
3 19 (14.18%) Apache Hive
4 15 (11.19%) Data Mining
5 11 (8.21%) QlikView
6 7 (5.22%) Spotfire
7 5 (3.73%) Mahout
7 5 (3.73%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.73%) SAP HANA
8 4 (2.99%) MySQL
9 3 (2.24%) BigQuery
9 3 (2.24%) HBase
9 3 (2.24%) Mixpanel
9 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.49%) Impala
10 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.49%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 24 (17.91%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Marketing
3 8 (5.97%) Banking
4 7 (5.22%) Retail
5 5 (3.73%) Games
6 4 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Advertising
7 2 (1.49%) Front Office
7 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.19%) D3.js
2 9 (6.72%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (6.72%) Pandas
3 7 (5.22%) MLlib
3 7 (5.22%) scikit-learn
4 5 (3.73%) CSS
4 5 (3.73%) HTML
5 4 (2.99%) Ajax
5 4 (2.99%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.99%) jQuery
5 4 (2.99%) Matplotlib
5 4 (2.99%) REST
5 4 (2.99%) SciPy
6 3 (2.24%) NumPy
7 2 (1.49%) Django
7 2 (1.49%) JDBC
7 2 (1.49%) Kafka
8 1 (0.75%) Cascading
8 1 (0.75%) GraphX
8 1 (0.75%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 41 (30.60%) Algorithms
2 39 (29.10%) Visualisation
3 38 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (26.87%) Computer Science
5 35 (26.12%) Statistics
6 33 (24.63%) Mathematics
7 13 (9.70%) Applied Mathematics
8 11 (8.21%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (5.22%) Neural Network
9 7 (5.22%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (4.48%) Physics
11 5 (3.73%) User Experience
12 4 (2.99%) Credit Risk
12 4 (2.99%) Psychology
13 3 (2.24%) Data Extraction
13 3 (2.24%) Data Structures
13 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (2.24%) FMCG
13 3 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.46%) Linux
2 6 (4.48%) Windows
3 2 (1.49%) Unix
3 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (57.46%) Machine Learning
2 64 (47.76%) Analytics
3 27 (20.15%) Statistical Modelling
4 23 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (16.42%) Data Analysis
6 19 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (11.94%) Data Analytics
8 11 (8.21%) E-Commerce
8 11 (8.21%) Open Source
8 11 (8.21%) Statistical Analysis
9 10 (7.46%) Data Modelling
9 10 (7.46%) Data Visualisation
9 10 (7.46%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.72%) Predictive Analytics
11 8 (5.97%) Deep Learning
11 8 (5.97%) Predictive Modelling
11 8 (5.97%) Scrum
12 7 (5.22%) ETL
12 7 (5.22%) Validation
13 6 (4.48%) Linear Regression
Programming Languages
1 98 (73.13%) Python
2 72 (53.73%) R
3 45 (33.58%) SQL
4 32 (23.88%) Scala
5 19 (14.18%) Java
6 14 (10.45%) MATLAB
7 11 (8.21%) VBA
8 8 (5.97%) C++
8 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.49%) Ruby
11 1 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (23.13%) Degree
1 31 (23.13%) PhD
2 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.49%) CISSP
3 2 (1.49%) CLAS
3 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.49%) ISEB
3 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) Docker
1 3 (2.24%) HDFS
2 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (19.40%) Tableau
2 7 (5.22%) Google
3 6 (4.48%) Cloudera
3 6 (4.48%) SAP
4 5 (3.73%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle
6 3 (2.24%) Teradata
7 2 (1.49%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.49%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.49%) RapidMiner
7 2 (1.49%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.49%) Splunk
8 1 (0.75%) Datameer
8 1 (0.75%) ESRI
8 1 (0.75%) Facebook
8 1 (0.75%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.75%) Twitter
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