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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 360 374 391
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 48 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.15% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 11
Average daily rate £523 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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
19750 19818 20801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.67% 94.52% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13971 14054 14059
Average daily rate £450 £445 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 331 405
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the London region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +43 6 £581 +3.33% 17
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 45 (67.16%) Python
2 36 (53.73%) Analytics
3 34 (50.75%) Machine Learning
4 31 (46.27%) Big Data
5 29 (43.28%) R
5 29 (43.28%) Hadoop
6 28 (41.79%) SQL
7 25 (37.31%) Finance
8 24 (35.82%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (29.85%) Data Analytics
9 20 (29.85%) Visualisation
9 20 (29.85%) Apache Hive
10 18 (26.87%) Data Mining
10 18 (26.87%) Apache Spark
11 17 (25.37%) Statistics
11 17 (25.37%) Computer Science
12 15 (22.39%) Data Analysis
13 14 (20.90%) Statistical Analysis
13 14 (20.90%) Java
13 14 (20.90%) Tableau
14 13 (19.40%) Predictive Modelling
14 13 (19.40%) Predictive Analytics
14 13 (19.40%) Apache Pig
15 12 (17.91%) Scala
15 12 (17.91%) PhD
16 11 (16.42%) MATLAB
17 10 (14.93%) Mathematics
17 10 (14.93%) Data Visualisation
17 10 (14.93%) Algorithms
18 9 (13.43%) NoSQL

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (26.87%) Apache Spark
2 13 (19.40%) Apache Pig
3 7 (10.45%) SAS
4 3 (4.48%) Apache
5 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) SPSS
2 3 (4.48%) CPLEX
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (46.27%) Big Data
2 29 (43.28%) Hadoop
3 20 (29.85%) Apache Hive
4 18 (26.87%) Data Mining
5 9 (13.43%) NoSQL
5 9 (13.43%) QlikView
6 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
7 7 (10.45%) HBase
8 6 (8.96%) Text Mining
9 5 (7.46%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (7.46%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (7.46%) MySQL
9 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
10 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
11 3 (4.48%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
1 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.49%) Yeoman
General
1 25 (37.31%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Marketing
4 5 (7.46%) Retail
5 4 (5.97%) Law
6 3 (4.48%) Online Betting
6 3 (4.48%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) D3.js
3 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 3 (4.48%) Kafka
4 2 (2.99%) CSS
5 1 (1.49%) Cascalog
5 1 (1.49%) Middleware
5 1 (1.49%) Pandas
5 1 (1.49%) scikit-learn
5 1 (1.49%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.82%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (29.85%) Visualisation
3 17 (25.37%) Computer Science
3 17 (25.37%) Statistics
4 10 (14.93%) Algorithms
4 10 (14.93%) Mathematics
5 7 (10.45%) Physics
6 6 (8.96%) Applied Mathematics
6 6 (8.96%) Neural Network
7 5 (7.46%) Data Structures
8 4 (5.97%) Social Network
9 3 (4.48%) Economics
9 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.99%) Life Science
10 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
11 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Analytics
2 34 (50.75%) Machine Learning
3 20 (29.85%) Data Analytics
4 15 (22.39%) Data Analysis
5 14 (20.90%) Statistical Analysis
6 13 (19.40%) Predictive Analytics
6 13 (19.40%) Predictive Modelling
7 10 (14.93%) Data Visualisation
8 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (11.94%) Statistical Modelling
10 7 (10.45%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.96%) Big Data Analytics
11 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.97%) Data Governance
12 4 (5.97%) Data Management
12 4 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (5.97%) MapReduce
13 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
13 3 (4.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) Python
2 29 (43.28%) R
3 28 (41.79%) SQL
4 14 (20.90%) Java
5 12 (17.91%) Scala
6 11 (16.42%) MATLAB
7 7 (10.45%) C++
8 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
8 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.48%) C
9 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.48%) Perl
9 3 (4.48%) PHP
10 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.49%) C#
10 1 (1.49%) Clojure
10 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) PhD
2 7 (10.45%) Degree
3 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.99%) HDFS
2 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Oozie
2 1 (1.49%) OPNET
2 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Tableau
2 6 (8.96%) Alteryx
3 5 (7.46%) SAP
4 4 (5.97%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.48%) ILOG
6 2 (2.99%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.49%) Cognos
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.49%) RapidMiner
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