The first table below looks at the demand for the Data Scientist role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Scientist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 369 395 421
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 30 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.070% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.076% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £434 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £795 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21859 22413 24498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.70% 92.41% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14991 15271 15886
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 461 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
City of London +16 9 £550 +10.00% 7
Harrow - - - -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Data Scientist in their job title 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 with Data Scientist in their job title.

1 33 (73.33%) Hadoop
2 31 (68.89%) R
3 26 (57.78%) Python
4 25 (55.56%) Big Data
5 23 (51.11%) SQL
6 21 (46.67%) MapReduce
7 19 (42.22%) Machine Learning
7 19 (42.22%) Java
7 19 (42.22%) SAS
8 18 (40.00%) Statistics
9 16 (35.56%) Data Mining
9 16 (35.56%) Analytics
9 16 (35.56%) Apache Hive
10 15 (33.33%) Computer Science
11 14 (31.11%) PhD
11 14 (31.11%) Visualisation
12 13 (28.89%) Mathematics
12 13 (28.89%) NoSQL
12 13 (28.89%) Data Analysis
13 12 (26.67%) MATLAB
14 11 (24.44%) C++
15 10 (22.22%) Apache Pig
16 9 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
16 9 (20.00%) Scala
16 9 (20.00%) ETL
16 9 (20.00%) Degree
17 8 (17.78%) Physics
17 8 (17.78%) HBase
18 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
18 7 (15.56%) Mahout

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Data Scientist in their job title 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 with Data Scientist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (42.22%) SAS
2 10 (22.22%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Mathematica
2 3 (6.67%) SPSS
3 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (73.33%) Hadoop
2 25 (55.56%) Big Data
3 16 (35.56%) Apache Hive
3 16 (35.56%) Data Mining
4 13 (28.89%) NoSQL
5 8 (17.78%) HBase
6 7 (15.56%) Mahout
6 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
7 6 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (13.33%) Text Mining
8 3 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (4.44%) Spotfire
10 1 (2.22%) Base SAS
10 1 (2.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (2.22%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 1 (2.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
10 1 (2.22%) MySQL
10 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) MapReduce
2 4 (8.89%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (4.44%) REST
3 2 (4.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.00%) Statistics
2 15 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 14 (31.11%) Visualisation
4 13 (28.89%) Mathematics
5 8 (17.78%) Physics
6 2 (4.44%) Life Science
6 2 (4.44%) Neural Network
7 1 (2.22%) Economics
7 1 (2.22%) Ontologies
7 1 (2.22%) Informatics
7 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.22%) Semantic Web
7 1 (2.22%) Open Source
7 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Machine Learning
2 16 (35.56%) Analytics
3 13 (28.89%) Data Analysis
4 9 (20.00%) ETL
4 9 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 5 (11.11%) Data Management
6 4 (8.89%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (8.89%) Resource Management
7 3 (6.67%) Predictive Modelling
8 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.44%) Data Analytics
8 2 (4.44%) Customer Insight
8 2 (4.44%) Customer Analytics
8 2 (4.44%) Predictive Analytics
8 2 (4.44%) Workflow Management
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.44%) B2C
8 2 (4.44%) RDF
8 2 (4.44%) Workflow
9 1 (2.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) R
2 26 (57.78%) Python
3 23 (51.11%) SQL
4 19 (42.22%) Java
5 12 (26.67%) MATLAB
6 11 (24.44%) C++
7 9 (20.00%) Scala
8 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.22%) Ruby
9 1 (2.22%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) PhD
2 9 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Tableau
2 1 (2.22%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.22%) Datameer
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.22%) Reuters
2 1 (2.22%) Omniture
2 1 (2.22%) Google
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