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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 398 406 401
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 22 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.090% 0.11% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.12% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 1
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£575 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - -
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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +27 7 £575 +17.94% 9
Harrow - - - -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 29 (63.04%) Hadoop
2 26 (56.52%) SQL
3 24 (52.17%) R
4 22 (47.83%) Big Data
4 22 (47.83%) Python
5 18 (39.13%) Data Mining
6 17 (36.96%) Analytics
6 17 (36.96%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (34.78%) Visualisation
8 15 (32.61%) Machine Learning
8 15 (32.61%) Statistics
9 14 (30.43%) Data Analysis
10 13 (28.26%) SAS
10 13 (28.26%) Java
10 13 (28.26%) MapReduce
11 10 (21.74%) Statistical Modelling
12 9 (19.57%) Apache Hive
12 9 (19.57%) ETL
12 9 (19.57%) Degree
12 9 (19.57%) Text Mining
13 8 (17.39%) PhD
13 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
13 8 (17.39%) Apache Pig
14 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
14 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
15 6 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
15 6 (13.04%) Tableau
15 6 (13.04%) MATLAB
16 5 (10.87%) RDF
16 5 (10.87%) C++

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (28.26%) SAS
2 8 (17.39%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Mathematica
2 2 (4.35%) SPSS
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (63.04%) Hadoop
2 22 (47.83%) Big Data
3 18 (39.13%) Data Mining
4 9 (19.57%) Apache Hive
4 9 (19.57%) Text Mining
5 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
6 5 (10.87%) MongoDB
6 5 (10.87%) Spotfire
7 4 (8.70%) Mahout
8 3 (6.52%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (4.35%) HBase
10 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (2.17%) MySQL
10 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
10 1 (2.17%) DB2
10 1 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Yeoman
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
1 4 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) SOAP
1 5 (10.87%) REST
1 5 (10.87%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (8.70%) WSDL
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) Cascading
5 1 (2.17%) Cascalog
5 1 (2.17%) Pandas
5 1 (2.17%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (34.78%) Visualisation
3 15 (32.61%) Statistics
4 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
5 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (8.70%) Life Science
6 4 (8.70%) Ontologies
6 4 (8.70%) User Experience
7 3 (6.52%) Semantic Web
7 3 (6.52%) Credit Risk
8 2 (4.35%) Physics
8 2 (4.35%) Informatics
9 1 (2.17%) Economics
9 1 (2.17%) Open Source
9 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Analytics
2 15 (32.61%) Machine Learning
3 14 (30.43%) Data Analysis
4 13 (28.26%) MapReduce
5 10 (21.74%) Statistical Modelling
6 9 (19.57%) ETL
7 6 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
8 5 (10.87%) RDF
8 5 (10.87%) Data Management
8 5 (10.87%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
9 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.52%) Information Retrieval
11 2 (4.35%) Data Analytics
11 2 (4.35%) Customer Insight
11 2 (4.35%) Time Series Analysis
11 2 (4.35%) B2C
11 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) SQL
2 24 (52.17%) R
3 22 (47.83%) Python
4 13 (28.26%) Java
5 6 (13.04%) MATLAB
6 5 (10.87%) C++
6 5 (10.87%) Scala
7 4 (8.70%) SPARQL
7 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.35%) C#
8 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.17%) Ruby
9 1 (2.17%) VBA
9 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Degree
2 8 (17.39%) PhD
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) HDFS
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Tableau
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.17%) Teradata
3 1 (2.17%) Omniture
3 1 (2.17%) Google
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.17%) Reuters
3 1 (2.17%) Informatica
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.17%) Greenplum
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk