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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / London
Rank 286 366 377
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 110 53 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 39 27
Median daily rate £513 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £440 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £550 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.27% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18340 20393 20020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.80% 95.07% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13137 14442 14116
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 308 329
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -11.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +11 21 £550 -2.22% 14
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 153 (72.51%) Python
2 115 (54.50%) Machine Learning
3 106 (50.24%) R
4 97 (45.97%) Hadoop
5 88 (41.71%) Analytics
6 85 (40.28%) Apache Spark
7 79 (37.44%) Algorithms
7 79 (37.44%) Big Data
8 78 (36.97%) SQL
9 67 (31.75%) Scala
10 64 (30.33%) Statistics
11 59 (27.96%) Mathematics
12 56 (26.54%) Computer Science
13 52 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
14 48 (22.75%) Java
15 46 (21.80%) PhD
16 42 (19.91%) Apache Hive
17 39 (18.48%) Finance
18 36 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
19 34 (16.11%) SAS
19 34 (16.11%) Tableau
20 32 (15.17%) Visualisation
21 31 (14.69%) Data Analysis
22 29 (13.74%) Predictive Modelling
23 27 (12.80%) Data Analytics
23 27 (12.80%) Degree
23 27 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
24 26 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
25 24 (11.37%) Data Visualisation
25 24 (11.37%) 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 85 (40.28%) Apache Spark
2 34 (16.11%) SAS
3 19 (9.00%) Apache Pig
4 11 (5.21%) Apache
5 10 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.84%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 19 (9.00%) SPSS
2 4 (1.90%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.42%) Stata
4 2 (0.95%) Weka
5 1 (0.47%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.47%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (4.74%) Amazon EMR
3 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.42%) Flurry Analytics
5 3 (1.42%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.42%) PaaS
5 3 (1.42%) SaaS
6 2 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.47%) Heroku
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.42%) HTTP
1 3 (1.42%) Network Security
2 1 (0.47%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (45.97%) Hadoop
2 79 (37.44%) Big Data
3 42 (19.91%) Apache Hive
4 24 (11.37%) Data Mining
5 16 (7.58%) QlikView
6 13 (6.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (6.16%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.27%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 8 (3.79%) Data Lake
8 8 (3.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 7 (3.32%) Spotfire
10 6 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (2.84%) Impala
10 6 (2.84%) Power BI
10 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.37%) Cloudera CDH
11 5 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) ProC
General
1 39 (18.48%) Finance
2 20 (9.48%) Banking
3 13 (6.16%) Retail
4 10 (4.74%) Marketing
5 8 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.42%) Games
8 2 (0.95%) Electronics
8 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.95%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.95%) Pandas
1 21 (9.95%) scikit-learn
2 16 (7.58%) Natural Language Processing
3 12 (5.69%) D3.js
3 12 (5.69%) Kafka
3 12 (5.69%) NumPy
4 10 (4.74%) SciPy
5 5 (2.37%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.37%) Flask
5 5 (2.37%) HTML
5 5 (2.37%) MLlib
5 5 (2.37%) TensorFlow
6 4 (1.90%) Java EE
7 3 (1.42%) Ajax
7 3 (1.42%) CSS
7 3 (1.42%) jQuery
7 3 (1.42%) Matplotlib
7 3 (1.42%) REST
8 2 (0.95%) HTML5
8 2 (0.95%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 79 (37.44%) Algorithms
2 56 (26.54%) Computer Science
3 52 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.37%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.90%) Fintech
6 3 (1.42%) Clustering
6 3 (1.42%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.42%) FMCG
7 2 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.95%) Life Science
7 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.95%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (0.95%) Social Media
7 2 (0.95%) Social Network
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.06%) Linux
2 3 (1.42%) Unix
3 2 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (54.50%) Machine Learning
2 88 (41.71%) Analytics
3 64 (30.33%) Statistics
4 59 (27.96%) Mathematics
5 36 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (15.17%) Visualisation
7 31 (14.69%) Data Analysis
8 29 (13.74%) Predictive Modelling
9 27 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (12.80%) Data Analytics
10 24 (11.37%) Data Visualisation
11 21 (9.95%) Data Modelling
12 19 (9.00%) TDD
13 18 (8.53%) MapReduce
13 18 (8.53%) OO
14 16 (7.58%) Anomaly Detection
14 16 (7.58%) DevOps
14 16 (7.58%) ETL
14 16 (7.58%) Software Engineering
14 16 (7.58%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 153 (72.51%) Python
2 106 (50.24%) R
3 78 (36.97%) SQL
4 67 (31.75%) Scala
5 48 (22.75%) Java
6 22 (10.43%) MATLAB
7 16 (7.58%) C++
8 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) C
9 1 (0.47%) C#
9 1 (0.47%) Clojure
9 1 (0.47%) Haskell
9 1 (0.47%) Julia
9 1 (0.47%) PROC SQL
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (21.80%) PhD
2 27 (12.80%) Degree
3 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.74%) Docker
2 7 (3.32%) HDFS
3 3 (1.42%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.37%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.42%) Ambari
3 3 (1.42%) Terraform
4 2 (0.95%) Oozie
Vendors
1 34 (16.11%) Tableau
2 13 (6.16%) RapidMiner
3 10 (4.74%) Google
4 8 (3.79%) Alteryx
5 7 (3.32%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.84%) Cognos
6 6 (2.84%) SAP
7 4 (1.90%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.42%) IBM
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle
9 2 (0.95%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.47%) Datameer
10 1 (0.47%) ESRI
10 1 (0.47%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.47%) Snowplow
10 1 (0.47%) Splunk
10 1 (0.47%) Teradata
10 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
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