The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 354 399 378
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 46 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.069% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.074% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £435 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £755 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £285 -
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
20761 21642 20058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 92.73% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14259 15170 13543
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 387 418
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.84 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 14 £575 +15.00% 15
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 44 (54.32%) Python
2 41 (50.62%) R
3 40 (49.38%) Big Data
4 37 (45.68%) Analytics
4 37 (45.68%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (44.44%) Hadoop
6 31 (38.27%) SQL
7 26 (32.10%) Statistics
8 25 (30.86%) SAS
9 20 (24.69%) PhD
9 20 (24.69%) Finance
9 20 (24.69%) Data Analysis
10 18 (22.22%) Mathematics
11 17 (20.99%) Machine Learning
12 16 (19.75%) Visualisation
13 15 (18.52%) Java
14 14 (17.28%) Data Mining
15 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (14.81%) Tableau
16 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
17 11 (13.58%) Apache Hive
17 11 (13.58%) Telecoms
18 10 (12.35%) Physics
18 10 (12.35%) Marketing
18 10 (12.35%) Degree
19 9 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
19 9 (11.11%) C++
19 9 (11.11%) User Experience
19 9 (11.11%) Algorithms
20 8 (9.88%) Mentoring

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 25 (30.86%) SAS
2 7 (8.64%) Apache Pig
3 4 (4.94%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) SPSS
2 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Broadband
2 1 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (49.38%) Big Data
2 36 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 14 (17.28%) Data Mining
4 11 (13.58%) Apache Hive
5 8 (9.88%) QlikView
6 6 (7.41%) NoSQL
7 5 (6.17%) HBase
8 4 (4.94%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.70%) Text Mining
9 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.47%) Data Mart
10 2 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (2.47%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.23%) Base SAS
11 1 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.23%) Sqoop
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 11 (13.58%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.35%) Marketing
4 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Back Office
5 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.70%) Publishing
5 3 (3.70%) Retail
6 2 (2.47%) Games
6 2 (2.47%) Advertising
7 1 (1.23%) French Language
7 1 (1.23%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.23%) Law
7 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) HTML
2 2 (2.47%) SciPy
2 2 (2.47%) NumPy
3 1 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.23%) Symfony
3 1 (1.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) J2EE
3 1 (1.23%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 37 (45.68%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (32.10%) Statistics
3 18 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 16 (19.75%) Visualisation
5 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
6 10 (12.35%) Physics
7 9 (11.11%) User Experience
7 9 (11.11%) Algorithms
8 7 (8.64%) Credit Risk
9 4 (4.94%) Open Source
10 3 (3.70%) Neural Network
10 3 (3.70%) Economics
11 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
11 2 (2.47%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (1.23%) Data Extraction
12 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
12 1 (1.23%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.68%) Analytics
2 20 (24.69%) Data Analysis
3 17 (20.99%) Machine Learning
4 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
6 8 (9.88%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.88%) Statistical Modelling
7 7 (8.64%) MapReduce
7 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.64%) ETL
8 6 (7.41%) Data Architecture
8 6 (7.41%) Logistic Regression
9 5 (6.17%) Predictive Analytics
9 5 (6.17%) Regression Analysis
9 5 (6.17%) Linear Regression
10 4 (4.94%) Data Visualisation
11 3 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.70%) Web Analytics
11 3 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
11 3 (3.70%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (54.32%) Python
2 41 (50.62%) R
3 31 (38.27%) SQL
4 15 (18.52%) Java
5 9 (11.11%) C++
6 6 (7.41%) MATLAB
7 4 (4.94%) Scala
8 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.23%) XQuery
10 1 (1.23%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (24.69%) PhD
2 10 (12.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) HDFS
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) OPNET
2 1 (1.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Tableau
2 8 (9.88%) Cloudera
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle
4 4 (4.94%) Teradata
5 3 (3.70%) Cognos
6 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.47%) Adobe
7 1 (1.23%) Google
7 1 (1.23%) Netezza
7 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.23%) Informatica
7 1 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.23%) Vertica
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