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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 372 377 400
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 39 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.13% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 10
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£500 £525 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £350 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
21019 21294 21982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.93% 92.93% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14704 14718 14923
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 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 385 471
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 0 10 £575 +4.54% 11
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 49 (59.76%) Python
2 46 (56.10%) R
3 37 (45.12%) SQL
3 37 (45.12%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (42.68%) Analytics
5 34 (41.46%) Big Data
5 34 (41.46%) Hadoop
6 30 (36.59%) SAS
7 26 (31.71%) Statistics
8 24 (29.27%) Visualisation
9 22 (26.83%) Data Analysis
10 20 (24.39%) PhD
11 19 (23.17%) Data Mining
12 18 (21.95%) Finance
12 18 (21.95%) Mathematics
13 17 (20.73%) Machine Learning
14 16 (19.51%) Marketing
15 15 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (17.07%) SPSS
16 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
17 13 (15.85%) Tableau
17 13 (15.85%) Statistical Modelling
18 11 (13.41%) Telecoms
19 10 (12.20%) Java
19 10 (12.20%) Open Source
19 10 (12.20%) Algorithms
20 9 (10.98%) Physics
20 9 (10.98%) Predictive Modelling
20 9 (10.98%) Apache Hive
20 9 (10.98%) Retail

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 30 (36.59%) SAS
2 5 (6.10%) Apache Pig
2 5 (6.10%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.66%) Apache
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (17.07%) SPSS
2 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Broadband
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (41.46%) Hadoop
1 34 (41.46%) Big Data
2 19 (23.17%) Data Mining
3 9 (10.98%) Apache Hive
4 8 (9.76%) QlikView
5 7 (8.54%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.88%) HBase
6 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.66%) Text Mining
7 3 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.44%) Data Mart
8 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.22%) Base SAS
9 1 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.22%) Redis
9 1 (1.22%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.22%) Impala
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 16 (19.51%) Marketing
3 11 (13.41%) Telecoms
4 9 (10.98%) Retail
5 4 (4.88%) Back Office
6 3 (3.66%) Banking
6 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.44%) Advertising
7 2 (2.44%) Games
8 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.22%) Law
8 1 (1.22%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Middleware
2 3 (3.66%) HTML
3 2 (2.44%) SciPy
3 2 (2.44%) NumPy
4 1 (1.22%) Kafka
4 1 (1.22%) CSS
4 1 (1.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 37 (45.12%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (31.71%) Statistics
3 24 (29.27%) Visualisation
4 18 (21.95%) Mathematics
5 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
6 10 (12.20%) Algorithms
7 9 (10.98%) Physics
8 7 (8.54%) Credit Risk
9 5 (6.10%) Economics
9 5 (6.10%) User Experience
10 3 (3.66%) Neural Network
11 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
12 1 (1.22%) Xbox
12 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 1 (1.22%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (1.22%) Market Risk
12 1 (1.22%) Online Games
12 1 (1.22%) Data Extraction
12 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) Analytics
2 22 (26.83%) Data Analysis
3 17 (20.73%) Machine Learning
4 15 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (15.85%) Statistical Modelling
6 10 (12.20%) Open Source
7 9 (10.98%) Predictive Modelling
8 8 (9.76%) Data Modelling
9 7 (8.54%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.32%) Business Analytics
10 6 (7.32%) Business Transformation
10 6 (7.32%) ETL
10 6 (7.32%) Logistic Regression
11 5 (6.10%) Data Architecture
11 5 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (6.10%) Network Planning
11 5 (6.10%) Regression Analysis
11 5 (6.10%) MapReduce
11 5 (6.10%) Linear Regression
12 4 (4.88%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 49 (59.76%) Python
2 46 (56.10%) R
3 37 (45.12%) SQL
4 10 (12.20%) Java
5 8 (9.76%) C++
6 7 (8.54%) MATLAB
7 5 (6.10%) Scala
8 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.44%) Perl
10 1 (1.22%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) PhD
2 8 (9.76%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) HDFS
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) OPNET
2 1 (1.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Tableau
2 6 (7.32%) Cloudera
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) Adobe
4 2 (2.44%) Cognos
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) Teradata
5 1 (1.22%) Omniture
5 1 (1.22%) Vertica
5 1 (1.22%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.22%) Netezza
5 1 (1.22%) Splunk
5 1 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
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