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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 361 388 396
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 61 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 19
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £698 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-17.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -
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
20543 22146 22132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.17% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14871 15475 15388
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 369 394
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.04 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +50 8 £538 -6.52% 10
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 89 (70.08%) Python
2 64 (50.39%) R
2 64 (50.39%) Machine Learning
2 64 (50.39%) Analytics
3 49 (38.58%) Big Data
4 48 (37.80%) Hadoop
5 45 (35.43%) Finance
6 41 (32.28%) Apache Spark
7 40 (31.50%) SQL
8 39 (30.71%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (25.98%) SAS
10 30 (23.62%) Apache Hive
11 29 (22.83%) Scala
12 28 (22.05%) Data Analytics
12 28 (22.05%) Visualisation
13 26 (20.47%) Degree
14 25 (19.69%) Java
15 23 (18.11%) Computer Science
15 23 (18.11%) Algorithms
16 22 (17.32%) PhD
17 20 (15.75%) Mathematics
18 18 (14.17%) Statistics
18 18 (14.17%) Statistical Modelling
18 18 (14.17%) Tableau
19 16 (12.60%) Predictive Analytics
20 15 (11.81%) Statistical Analysis
21 14 (11.02%) Marketing
21 14 (11.02%) Data Analysis
21 14 (11.02%) Apache Pig
22 13 (10.24%) Business Intelligence

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 41 (32.28%) Apache Spark
2 33 (25.98%) SAS
3 14 (11.02%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.57%) Apache
4 2 (1.57%) WordPress
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) IPython
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.72%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.94%) SPSS
4 3 (2.36%) CPLEX
5 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (38.58%) Big Data
2 48 (37.80%) Hadoop
3 30 (23.62%) Apache Hive
4 10 (7.87%) QlikView
5 9 (7.09%) Data Mining
6 7 (5.51%) HBase
7 6 (4.72%) MongoDB
7 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.94%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (3.94%) MySQL
8 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.15%) KNIME
9 4 (3.15%) Mahout
9 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 4 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.57%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.57%) Yeoman
General
1 45 (35.43%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Marketing
3 12 (9.45%) Banking
4 8 (6.30%) Retail
5 4 (3.15%) Law
6 3 (2.36%) Online Betting
6 3 (2.36%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Advertising
7 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) SciPy
2 4 (3.15%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (3.15%) Pandas
2 4 (3.15%) scikit-learn
3 3 (2.36%) MLlib
4 2 (1.57%) Cascalog
4 2 (1.57%) D3.js
4 2 (1.57%) Django
4 2 (1.57%) HTML
4 2 (1.57%) NumPy
5 1 (0.79%) .NET
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.71%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (22.05%) Visualisation
3 23 (18.11%) Algorithms
3 23 (18.11%) Computer Science
4 20 (15.75%) Mathematics
5 18 (14.17%) Statistics
6 8 (6.30%) Physics
7 7 (5.51%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (4.72%) Neural Network
9 5 (3.94%) User Experience
10 4 (3.15%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (3.15%) Psychology
11 2 (1.57%) Applied Mathematics
11 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.57%) Life Science
11 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.79%) Equities
12 1 (0.79%) FMCG
12 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.79%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.94%) Linux
2 1 (0.79%) CentOS
2 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (50.39%) Analytics
1 64 (50.39%) Machine Learning
2 28 (22.05%) Data Analytics
3 18 (14.17%) Statistical Modelling
4 16 (12.60%) Predictive Analytics
5 15 (11.81%) Statistical Analysis
6 14 (11.02%) Data Analysis
7 13 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (9.45%) Open Source
9 10 (7.87%) E-Commerce
9 10 (7.87%) Predictive Modelling
10 9 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (7.09%) Data Visualisation
10 9 (7.09%) ETL
11 7 (5.51%) Validation
12 6 (4.72%) Data Virtualisation
12 6 (4.72%) Linear Regression
12 6 (4.72%) Scrum
13 5 (3.94%) Data Engineering
13 5 (3.94%) Fraud Detection
Programming Languages
1 89 (70.08%) Python
2 64 (50.39%) R
3 40 (31.50%) SQL
4 29 (22.83%) Scala
5 25 (19.69%) Java
6 10 (7.87%) MATLAB
6 10 (7.87%) VBA
7 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.36%) C++
10 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.57%) Clojure
10 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (20.47%) Degree
2 22 (17.32%) PhD
3 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.57%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) CLAS
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) Apache Flume
1 3 (2.36%) Docker
2 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.57%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Nagios
1 1 (0.79%) Oozie
Vendors
1 18 (14.17%) Tableau
2 8 (6.30%) SAP
3 5 (3.94%) Cloudera
3 5 (3.94%) RapidMiner
4 3 (2.36%) Google
4 3 (2.36%) ILOG
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle
5 2 (1.57%) IBM
5 2 (1.57%) Teradata
6 1 (0.79%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.79%) Hortonworks