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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 365 383 400
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 65 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.18% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.19% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 31 17
Median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £550 £285
% change year-on-year
-15.45% +92.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.21 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+88.78% -
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
20937 21092 21547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.62% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15237 14541 15168
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 396 389
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +40 13 £575 - 8
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 85 (71.43%) Python
2 66 (55.46%) Analytics
3 60 (50.42%) R
4 59 (49.58%) Machine Learning
5 50 (42.02%) Big Data
6 46 (38.66%) Hadoop
7 44 (36.97%) Finance
8 41 (34.45%) Apache Spark
9 40 (33.61%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (31.93%) SQL
11 34 (28.57%) Data Analytics
12 30 (25.21%) Apache Hive
13 29 (24.37%) Scala
14 28 (23.53%) Degree
15 27 (22.69%) SAS
16 25 (21.01%) Visualisation
17 23 (19.33%) Java
18 22 (18.49%) Computer Science
19 20 (16.81%) Statistical Modelling
20 19 (15.97%) PhD
21 18 (15.13%) Mathematics
21 18 (15.13%) Algorithms
21 18 (15.13%) Tableau
22 16 (13.45%) Predictive Analytics
23 14 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
23 14 (11.76%) Statistics
23 14 (11.76%) Marketing
23 14 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
24 13 (10.92%) Data Analysis
24 13 (10.92%) Apache Pig

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 41 (34.45%) Apache Spark
2 27 (22.69%) SAS
3 13 (10.92%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.84%) IPython
5 1 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.04%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.36%) SPSS
4 3 (2.52%) CPLEX
5 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (42.02%) Big Data
2 46 (38.66%) Hadoop
3 30 (25.21%) Apache Hive
4 12 (10.08%) QlikView
5 11 (9.24%) Data Mining
6 7 (5.88%) HBase
7 6 (5.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.04%) MongoDB
7 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
8 5 (4.20%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.36%) KNIME
9 4 (3.36%) Mahout
9 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (2.52%) BigQuery
10 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.68%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.68%) Yeoman
General
1 44 (36.97%) Finance
2 14 (11.76%) Marketing
3 12 (10.08%) Banking
4 9 (7.56%) Retail
5 4 (3.36%) Law
6 3 (2.52%) Online Betting
6 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.68%) Advertising
7 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.84%) Electronics
8 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (3.36%) SciPy
3 3 (2.52%) Pandas
3 3 (2.52%) scikit-learn
4 2 (1.68%) .NET
4 2 (1.68%) Cascalog
4 2 (1.68%) D3.js
4 2 (1.68%) HTML
4 2 (1.68%) MLlib
5 1 (0.84%) CSS
5 1 (0.84%) Django
5 1 (0.84%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 40 (33.61%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (21.01%) Visualisation
3 22 (18.49%) Computer Science
4 18 (15.13%) Algorithms
4 18 (15.13%) Mathematics
5 14 (11.76%) Statistics
6 8 (6.72%) Physics
7 7 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (4.20%) Neural Network
8 5 (4.20%) User Experience
9 4 (3.36%) Psychology
10 3 (2.52%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.68%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.68%) Life Science
11 2 (1.68%) Social Network
12 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.84%) Equities
12 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (55.46%) Analytics
2 59 (49.58%) Machine Learning
3 34 (28.57%) Data Analytics
4 20 (16.81%) Statistical Modelling
5 16 (13.45%) Predictive Analytics
6 14 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
7 13 (10.92%) Data Analysis
8 12 (10.08%) Open Source
9 10 (8.40%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.56%) Predictive Modelling
11 7 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (5.88%) Data Virtualisation
11 7 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (5.88%) ETL
11 7 (5.88%) Validation
12 6 (5.04%) Big Data Analytics
12 6 (5.04%) Data Management
12 6 (5.04%) Data Modelling
13 5 (4.20%) Customer Analytics
Programming Languages
1 85 (71.43%) Python
2 60 (50.42%) R
3 38 (31.93%) SQL
4 29 (24.37%) Scala
5 23 (19.33%) Java
6 11 (9.24%) MATLAB
7 10 (8.40%) VBA
8 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.52%) C++
10 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.68%) Clojure
11 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.84%) C
12 1 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (23.53%) Degree
2 19 (15.97%) PhD
3 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.68%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) CISSP
5 1 (0.84%) CLAS
5 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.40%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Apache Flume
1 2 (1.68%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) Oozie
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) Tableau
2 6 (5.04%) Cloudera
2 6 (5.04%) SAP
3 5 (4.20%) RapidMiner
4 3 (2.52%) Google
4 3 (2.52%) ILOG
5 2 (1.68%) Alteryx
5 2 (1.68%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.68%) IBM
5 2 (1.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle
5 2 (1.68%) Teradata
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