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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 315 406 398
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 107 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 19 21
Median daily rate £512 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £420 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +25.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -
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
20320 21442 22317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.64% 95.04% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14519 15176 16085
Median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 341 443
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +13 21 £500 +25.00% 6
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 128 (73.56%) Python
2 107 (61.49%) Machine Learning
3 99 (56.90%) R
4 79 (45.40%) Hadoop
5 70 (40.23%) SQL
6 67 (38.51%) Apache Spark
7 66 (37.93%) Big Data
8 64 (36.78%) Algorithms
9 62 (35.63%) Statistics
10 61 (35.06%) Analytics
11 58 (33.33%) Computer Science
12 52 (29.89%) Mathematics
13 51 (29.31%) Scala
14 47 (27.01%) PhD
15 43 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (20.69%) Visualisation
17 35 (20.11%) Apache Hive
18 34 (19.54%) Tableau
19 33 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (16.67%) Java
21 28 (16.09%) SAS
22 27 (15.52%) Degree
23 24 (13.79%) Data Analysis
23 24 (13.79%) Data Modelling
23 24 (13.79%) Finance
24 23 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
24 23 (13.22%) scikit-learn
24 23 (13.22%) Pandas
25 22 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
26 21 (12.07%) Data Mining

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 67 (38.51%) Apache Spark
2 28 (16.09%) SAS
3 17 (9.77%) Apache Pig
4 8 (4.60%) Apache
4 8 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.30%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 11 (6.32%) SPSS
2 7 (4.02%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.30%) MS Office
4 3 (1.72%) Stata
5 2 (1.15%) Mathematica
5 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.57%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.57%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (5.17%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (2.30%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.72%) Flurry Analytics
4 3 (1.72%) SaaS
5 2 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.30%) HTTP
1 4 (2.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (45.40%) Hadoop
2 66 (37.93%) Big Data
3 35 (20.11%) Apache Hive
4 21 (12.07%) Data Mining
5 14 (8.05%) QlikView
6 8 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.60%) Spotfire
7 7 (4.02%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 6 (3.45%) Data Lake
8 6 (3.45%) Impala
8 6 (3.45%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.45%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.45%) SAP HANA
8 6 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 6 (3.45%) Text Mining
9 5 (2.87%) HBase
10 3 (1.72%) Mahout
10 3 (1.72%) Mixpanel
10 3 (1.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) ProC
General
1 24 (13.79%) Finance
2 15 (8.62%) Banking
3 13 (7.47%) Marketing
4 11 (6.32%) Retail
5 6 (3.45%) Games
6 4 (2.30%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.15%) Front Office
7 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.22%) Pandas
1 23 (13.22%) scikit-learn
2 18 (10.34%) Natural Language Processing
3 17 (9.77%) D3.js
4 11 (6.32%) NumPy
5 10 (5.75%) SciPy
6 7 (4.02%) Kafka
7 5 (2.87%) MLlib
8 4 (2.30%) Ajax
8 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.30%) CSS
8 4 (2.30%) HTML
8 4 (2.30%) jQuery
8 4 (2.30%) Matplotlib
8 4 (2.30%) REST
9 3 (1.72%) Flask
9 3 (1.72%) TensorFlow
10 2 (1.15%) JDBC
10 2 (1.15%) Spark Streaming
11 1 (0.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 64 (36.78%) Algorithms
2 62 (35.63%) Statistics
3 58 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 52 (29.89%) Mathematics
5 43 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (20.69%) Visualisation
7 19 (10.92%) Applied Mathematics
8 15 (8.62%) Artificial Intelligence
9 12 (6.90%) Neural Network
10 10 (5.75%) Physics
11 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (2.87%) Credit Risk
13 4 (2.30%) Data Structures
13 4 (2.30%) FMCG
13 4 (2.30%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (1.72%) Clustering
14 3 (1.72%) Data Extraction
14 3 (1.72%) Fintech
14 3 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (1.72%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.62%) Linux
2 5 (2.87%) Windows
3 3 (1.72%) Unix
4 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (61.49%) Machine Learning
2 61 (35.06%) Analytics
3 33 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.79%) Data Analysis
4 24 (13.79%) Data Modelling
5 23 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (11.49%) Data Visualisation
7 19 (10.92%) Predictive Modelling
8 18 (10.34%) OO
8 18 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.20%) Anomaly Detection
10 14 (8.05%) E-Commerce
10 14 (8.05%) Scrum
10 14 (8.05%) Statistical Analysis
11 13 (7.47%) Data Analytics
11 13 (7.47%) TDD
12 12 (6.90%) MapReduce
13 10 (5.75%) DevOps
13 10 (5.75%) Statistical Modelling
14 9 (5.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 128 (73.56%) Python
2 99 (56.90%) R
3 70 (40.23%) SQL
4 51 (29.31%) Scala
5 29 (16.67%) Java
6 21 (12.07%) MATLAB
7 14 (8.05%) C++
8 4 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.72%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) C
10 1 (0.57%) C#
10 1 (0.57%) Clojure
10 1 (0.57%) Haskell
10 1 (0.57%) Julia
10 1 (0.57%) PROC SQL
10 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (27.01%) PhD
2 27 (15.52%) Degree
3 1 (0.57%) CISSP
3 1 (0.57%) CLAS
3 1 (0.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.87%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.17%) Docker
2 4 (2.30%) HDFS
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.72%) Terraform
3 2 (1.15%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.57%) Ambari
4 1 (0.57%) Oozie
Vendors
1 34 (19.54%) Tableau
2 9 (5.17%) SAP
3 6 (3.45%) Alteryx
3 6 (3.45%) Cloudera
4 5 (2.87%) Google
4 5 (2.87%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.87%) Oracle
5 3 (1.72%) Teradata
6 2 (1.15%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.15%) RapidMiner
6 2 (1.15%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.15%) Splunk
7 1 (0.57%) Datameer
7 1 (0.57%) ESRI
7 1 (0.57%) Facebook
7 1 (0.57%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.57%) Snowplow
7 1 (0.57%) Twitter
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