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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 372 390 393
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 64 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 21
Median daily rate £513 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £446 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.40 - -
UK excluding London median 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
21053 22365 22109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.05% 94.76% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15087 15699 15159
Median daily rate £452 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 374 414
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +41 8 £538 -2.27% 9
Feltham - 1 £475 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 96 (69.06%) Python
2 74 (53.24%) Machine Learning
3 72 (51.80%) R
4 66 (47.48%) Analytics
5 58 (41.73%) Big Data
6 52 (37.41%) Hadoop
7 46 (33.09%) Apache Spark
7 46 (33.09%) Finance
8 43 (30.94%) SQL
9 42 (30.22%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (27.34%) Scala
11 34 (24.46%) SAS
12 33 (23.74%) Visualisation
12 33 (23.74%) Apache Hive
13 31 (22.30%) Java
14 30 (21.58%) Computer Science
15 29 (20.86%) Degree
16 27 (19.42%) PhD
17 26 (18.71%) Statistics
17 26 (18.71%) Data Analytics
18 25 (17.99%) Algorithms
18 25 (17.99%) Mathematics
19 23 (16.55%) Tableau
20 20 (14.39%) Data Analysis
20 20 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
21 17 (12.23%) Statistical Modelling
22 16 (11.51%) Apache Pig
22 16 (11.51%) Statistical Analysis
23 15 (10.79%) Marketing
23 15 (10.79%) Banking

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 46 (33.09%) Apache Spark
2 34 (24.46%) SAS
3 16 (11.51%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.44%) Apache
4 2 (1.44%) WordPress
5 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.72%) IPython
Applications
1 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (4.32%) SPSS
3 4 (2.88%) MS Office
4 2 (1.44%) CPLEX
4 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (41.73%) Big Data
2 52 (37.41%) Hadoop
3 33 (23.74%) Apache Hive
4 14 (10.07%) QlikView
5 11 (7.91%) Data Mining
6 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.32%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (4.32%) HBase
7 6 (4.32%) MongoDB
8 5 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.60%) MySQL
8 5 (3.60%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.88%) KNIME
9 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.88%) SAP HANA
9 4 (2.88%) Spotfire
9 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.44%) JIRA
1 2 (1.44%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.44%) Yeoman
General
1 46 (33.09%) Finance
2 15 (10.79%) Banking
2 15 (10.79%) Marketing
3 7 (5.04%) Retail
4 4 (2.88%) Law
5 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Advertising
6 2 (1.44%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Front Office
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.32%) D3.js
1 6 (4.32%) Pandas
1 6 (4.32%) scikit-learn
1 6 (4.32%) SciPy
2 5 (3.60%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (2.16%) MLlib
3 3 (2.16%) NumPy
4 2 (1.44%) Cascalog
4 2 (1.44%) Django
4 2 (1.44%) HTML
4 2 (1.44%) JDBC
5 1 (0.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (30.22%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (23.74%) Visualisation
3 30 (21.58%) Computer Science
4 26 (18.71%) Statistics
5 25 (17.99%) Algorithms
5 25 (17.99%) Mathematics
6 9 (6.47%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (5.04%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (4.32%) Physics
9 5 (3.60%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (3.60%) Neural Network
9 5 (3.60%) User Experience
10 4 (2.88%) Psychology
11 3 (2.16%) Credit Risk
12 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.72%) Equities
13 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.32%) Linux
2 3 (2.16%) Windows
3 2 (1.44%) Unix
3 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (53.24%) Machine Learning
2 66 (47.48%) Analytics
3 26 (18.71%) Data Analytics
4 20 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (14.39%) Data Analysis
5 17 (12.23%) Statistical Modelling
6 16 (11.51%) Statistical Analysis
7 14 (10.07%) Predictive Analytics
8 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.19%) Open Source
10 9 (6.47%) E-Commerce
10 9 (6.47%) Predictive Modelling
11 8 (5.76%) Scrum
12 7 (5.04%) Data Visualisation
12 7 (5.04%) ETL
12 7 (5.04%) Linear Regression
12 7 (5.04%) Validation
13 6 (4.32%) Data Virtualisation
13 6 (4.32%) Fraud Detection
14 5 (3.60%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 96 (69.06%) Python
2 72 (51.80%) R
3 43 (30.94%) SQL
4 38 (27.34%) Scala
5 31 (22.30%) Java
6 11 (7.91%) VBA
7 10 (7.19%) MATLAB
8 7 (5.04%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.60%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.60%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.88%) C++
11 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.44%) Clojure
11 2 (1.44%) Ruby
11 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (20.86%) Degree
2 27 (19.42%) PhD
3 3 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.44%) CISSP
4 2 (1.44%) CLAS
4 2 (1.44%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.44%) ISEB
4 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Apache Flume
1 3 (2.16%) Docker
2 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Nagios
1 1 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (16.55%) Tableau
2 10 (7.19%) SAP
3 6 (4.32%) Cloudera
3 6 (4.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.60%) RapidMiner
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle
5 4 (2.88%) Teradata
6 3 (2.16%) Google
7 2 (1.44%) IBM
7 2 (1.44%) ILOG
7 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.72%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.72%) Splunk