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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 368 394 376
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 40 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.093% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.100% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £285 -
% change year-on-year
+92.98% -
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
20537 21067 20000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.17% 92.93% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14167 14838 13477
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 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 372 448
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 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 26 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 +2 9 £575 +4.54% 11
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 46 (58.23%) Python
2 40 (50.63%) R
3 37 (46.84%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (45.57%) SQL
5 35 (44.30%) Analytics
6 34 (43.04%) Big Data
7 33 (41.77%) Hadoop
8 26 (32.91%) SAS
9 25 (31.65%) Statistics
10 21 (26.58%) Data Analysis
10 21 (26.58%) PhD
11 20 (25.32%) Finance
12 19 (24.05%) Mathematics
12 19 (24.05%) Visualisation
13 17 (21.52%) Machine Learning
14 16 (20.25%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (17.72%) Computer Science
16 13 (16.46%) Tableau
17 12 (15.19%) Data Mining
17 12 (15.19%) Java
17 12 (15.19%) Telecoms
18 11 (13.92%) Predictive Modelling
18 11 (13.92%) Marketing
19 10 (12.66%) Apache Hive
19 10 (12.66%) Algorithms
20 9 (11.39%) Degree
20 9 (11.39%) Physics
21 8 (10.13%) QlikView
21 8 (10.13%) SPSS
21 8 (10.13%) C++

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 26 (32.91%) SAS
2 6 (7.59%) Apache Pig
3 5 (6.33%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.80%) Apache
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) SPSS
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Broadband
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (43.04%) Big Data
2 33 (41.77%) Hadoop
3 12 (15.19%) Data Mining
4 10 (12.66%) Apache Hive
5 8 (10.13%) QlikView
6 5 (6.33%) HBase
7 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
7 4 (5.06%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.80%) Text Mining
9 2 (2.53%) Data Mart
9 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.27%) Sqoop
10 1 (1.27%) Triplestore
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
General
1 20 (25.32%) Finance
2 12 (15.19%) Telecoms
3 11 (13.92%) Marketing
4 5 (6.33%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Back Office
6 3 (3.80%) Retail
7 2 (2.53%) Games
7 2 (2.53%) Advertising
8 1 (1.27%) Publishing
8 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.27%) Law
8 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.27%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 2 (2.53%) SciPy
2 2 (2.53%) NumPy
3 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.27%) Kafka
3 1 (1.27%) J2EE
3 1 (1.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 37 (46.84%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (31.65%) Statistics
3 19 (24.05%) Mathematics
3 19 (24.05%) Visualisation
4 14 (17.72%) Computer Science
5 10 (12.66%) Algorithms
6 9 (11.39%) Physics
7 6 (7.59%) Credit Risk
8 5 (6.33%) Economics
8 5 (6.33%) User Experience
9 3 (3.80%) Neural Network
10 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.27%) Xbox
11 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.27%) Applied Mathematics
11 1 (1.27%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.30%) Analytics
2 21 (26.58%) Data Analysis
3 17 (21.52%) Machine Learning
4 16 (20.25%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (13.92%) Predictive Modelling
6 8 (10.13%) Statistical Modelling
7 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.86%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.86%) ETL
8 6 (7.59%) Data Architecture
8 6 (7.59%) Logistic Regression
8 6 (7.59%) MapReduce
9 5 (6.33%) Linear Regression
9 5 (6.33%) Network Planning
9 5 (6.33%) Predictive Analytics
9 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (6.33%) Regression Analysis
9 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.06%) Open Source
11 3 (3.80%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.23%) Python
2 40 (50.63%) R
3 36 (45.57%) SQL
4 12 (15.19%) Java
5 8 (10.13%) C++
6 5 (6.33%) MATLAB
7 4 (5.06%) Scala
8 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.53%) Perl
10 1 (1.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 21 (26.58%) PhD
2 9 (11.39%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) HDFS
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) OPNET
2 2 (2.53%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Tableau
2 6 (7.59%) Cloudera
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) Teradata
5 3 (3.80%) Cognos
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.53%) Adobe
7 1 (1.27%) Informatica
7 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.27%) Google
7 1 (1.27%) Netezza
7 1 (1.27%) Vertica
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £600 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago