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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / London
Rank 290 384 377
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 108 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 22 25
Median daily rate £525 £513 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +23.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £648 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £550 £330
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
18428 19940 20069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.18% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13183 14000 14289
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 311 348
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.16% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 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
City of London +8 18 £500 +25.00% 9
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 London region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 135 (74.59%) Python
2 104 (57.46%) Machine Learning
3 97 (53.59%) R
4 83 (45.86%) Hadoop
5 77 (42.54%) Apache Spark
6 70 (38.67%) Big Data
7 68 (37.57%) Algorithms
8 67 (37.02%) SQL
9 65 (35.91%) Analytics
10 60 (33.15%) Statistics
11 59 (32.60%) Scala
12 57 (31.49%) Computer Science
13 53 (29.28%) Mathematics
14 44 (24.31%) PhD
14 44 (24.31%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (19.89%) Java
17 35 (19.34%) Apache Hive
18 33 (18.23%) Visualisation
18 33 (18.23%) Tableau
19 29 (16.02%) Degree
20 27 (14.92%) Finance
21 26 (14.36%) SAS
22 25 (13.81%) Data Modelling
23 24 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
24 23 (12.71%) Data Analysis
25 21 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
25 21 (11.60%) MATLAB
25 21 (11.60%) scikit-learn
25 21 (11.60%) Pandas

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 77 (42.54%) Apache Spark
2 26 (14.36%) SAS
3 13 (7.18%) Apache Pig
4 11 (6.08%) Apache
5 8 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (3.31%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) SPSS
2 5 (2.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.66%) Stata
4 2 (1.10%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.55%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.55%) MS Office
5 1 (0.55%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (5.52%) Amazon EMR
3 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.21%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.66%) Flurry Analytics
5 3 (1.66%) SaaS
6 2 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.10%) PaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.21%) HTTP
1 4 (2.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (45.86%) Hadoop
2 70 (38.67%) Big Data
3 35 (19.34%) Apache Hive
4 18 (9.94%) Data Mining
5 14 (7.73%) QlikView
6 9 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.97%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.97%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 8 (4.42%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 8 (4.42%) Spotfire
8 6 (3.31%) Data Lake
8 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.76%) Cloudera CDH
9 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.76%) Impala
10 4 (2.21%) HBase
10 4 (2.21%) Text Mining
11 3 (1.66%) Mahout
11 3 (1.66%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.55%) ProC
General
1 27 (14.92%) Finance
2 18 (9.94%) Banking
3 12 (6.63%) Retail
4 10 (5.52%) Marketing
5 6 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.76%) Games
7 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.10%) Electronics
8 2 (1.10%) Front Office
8 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.60%) Pandas
1 21 (11.60%) scikit-learn
2 20 (11.05%) Natural Language Processing
3 17 (9.39%) D3.js
4 10 (5.52%) NumPy
5 9 (4.97%) SciPy
6 8 (4.42%) Kafka
7 5 (2.76%) Flask
7 5 (2.76%) MLlib
8 4 (2.21%) Ajax
8 4 (2.21%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.21%) CSS
8 4 (2.21%) HTML
8 4 (2.21%) Java EE
8 4 (2.21%) jQuery
8 4 (2.21%) Matplotlib
8 4 (2.21%) REST
9 3 (1.66%) TensorFlow
10 2 (1.10%) Lucene
10 2 (1.10%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 68 (37.57%) Algorithms
2 60 (33.15%) Statistics
3 57 (31.49%) Computer Science
4 53 (29.28%) Mathematics
5 44 (24.31%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (18.23%) Visualisation
7 19 (10.50%) Applied Mathematics
8 12 (6.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 11 (6.08%) Neural Network
10 7 (3.87%) Physics
11 5 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (2.21%) Data Extraction
12 4 (2.21%) Data Structures
12 4 (2.21%) Fintech
12 4 (2.21%) Performance Metrics
13 3 (1.66%) Clustering
13 3 (1.66%) FMCG
13 3 (1.66%) Social Network
14 2 (1.10%) Credit Risk
14 2 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.29%) Linux
2 3 (1.66%) Windows
3 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (57.46%) Machine Learning
2 65 (35.91%) Analytics
3 37 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (13.81%) Data Modelling
5 23 (12.71%) Data Analysis
6 21 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (11.05%) Predictive Modelling
8 19 (10.50%) Data Analytics
9 18 (9.94%) Data Visualisation
9 18 (9.94%) OO
9 18 (9.94%) TDD
10 17 (9.39%) Software Engineering
11 16 (8.84%) Anomaly Detection
11 16 (8.84%) MapReduce
11 16 (8.84%) Statistical Analysis
12 15 (8.29%) DevOps
12 15 (8.29%) ETL
13 14 (7.73%) Scrum
14 13 (7.18%) E-Commerce
15 12 (6.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 135 (74.59%) Python
2 97 (53.59%) R
3 67 (37.02%) SQL
4 59 (32.60%) Scala
5 36 (19.89%) Java
6 21 (11.60%) MATLAB
7 14 (7.73%) C++
8 4 (2.21%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.66%) VBA
10 1 (0.55%) C
10 1 (0.55%) C#
10 1 (0.55%) Clojure
10 1 (0.55%) Haskell
10 1 (0.55%) Julia
10 1 (0.55%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (24.31%) PhD
2 29 (16.02%) Degree
3 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.52%) Docker
2 6 (3.31%) HDFS
3 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (7.18%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.76%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.66%) Ambari
3 3 (1.66%) Terraform
4 1 (0.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 33 (18.23%) Tableau
2 8 (4.42%) Google
3 7 (3.87%) Alteryx
4 6 (3.31%) Cloudera
4 6 (3.31%) RapidMiner
4 6 (3.31%) SAP
5 3 (1.66%) Oracle
6 2 (1.10%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.55%) Cognos
7 1 (0.55%) Datameer
7 1 (0.55%) ESRI
7 1 (0.55%) Facebook
7 1 (0.55%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.55%) Snowplow
7 1 (0.55%) Splunk
7 1 (0.55%) Teradata
7 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.55%) Twitter
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