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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 377 405 369
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 25 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.082% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.088% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 12
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£425 £400 £518
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -22.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £620 £673
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-25.55% -
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
21339 22648 19961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 93.06% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15381 15601 13363
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 +17 9 £575 +27.77% 8
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 34 (72.34%) Big Data
2 28 (59.57%) Hadoop
3 24 (51.06%) Analytics
4 21 (44.68%) Statistics
5 20 (42.55%) Python
6 19 (40.43%) Data Mining
7 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (34.04%) SQL
8 16 (34.04%) R
9 13 (27.66%) Visualisation
10 12 (25.53%) Machine Learning
11 11 (23.40%) Java
11 11 (23.40%) Data Analysis
12 9 (19.15%) Apache Hive
12 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
13 8 (17.02%) Data Visualisation
14 7 (14.89%) Apache Pig
14 7 (14.89%) Cloudera
14 7 (14.89%) Degree
14 7 (14.89%) C++
14 7 (14.89%) PhD
14 7 (14.89%) SAS
15 6 (12.77%) Retail
15 6 (12.77%) MapReduce
15 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
15 6 (12.77%) User Experience
15 6 (12.77%) Credit Risk
15 6 (12.77%) Predictive Modelling
15 6 (12.77%) Algorithms
16 5 (10.64%) Physics

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (14.89%) Apache Pig
1 7 (14.89%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SPSS
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (72.34%) Big Data
2 28 (59.57%) Hadoop
3 19 (40.43%) Data Mining
4 9 (19.15%) Apache Hive
5 4 (8.51%) Text Mining
5 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
6 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.38%) Spotfire
6 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
6 3 (6.38%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.26%) HBase
8 1 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (2.13%) Mahout
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (2.13%) Impala
8 1 (2.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (2.13%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Yeoman
General
1 6 (12.77%) Retail
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.26%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) REST
1 3 (6.38%) SOAP
1 3 (6.38%) WSDL
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (2.13%) Cascalog
3 1 (2.13%) Pandas
3 1 (2.13%) SciPy
3 1 (2.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (44.68%) Statistics
2 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (27.66%) Visualisation
4 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
5 6 (12.77%) User Experience
5 6 (12.77%) Credit Risk
5 6 (12.77%) Algorithms
6 5 (10.64%) Physics
6 5 (10.64%) Mathematics
7 3 (6.38%) Ontologies
8 2 (4.26%) Semantic Web
8 2 (4.26%) Life Science
9 1 (2.13%) Open Source
9 1 (2.13%) Social Media
9 1 (2.13%) Psychology
9 1 (2.13%) Informatics
9 1 (2.13%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Analytics
2 12 (25.53%) Machine Learning
3 11 (23.40%) Data Analysis
4 8 (17.02%) Data Visualisation
5 6 (12.77%) MapReduce
5 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.77%) Predictive Modelling
6 5 (10.64%) Statistical Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Statistical Modelling
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) RDF
9 2 (4.26%) ETL
9 2 (4.26%) Predictive Analytics
9 2 (4.26%) Information Retrieval
9 2 (4.26%) Data Analytics
9 2 (4.26%) Big Data Analytics
10 1 (2.13%) Marketing Analytics
10 1 (2.13%) Customer Insight
10 1 (2.13%) Business Analytics
10 1 (2.13%) Knowledge Discovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) Python
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) R
3 11 (23.40%) Java
4 7 (14.89%) C++
5 3 (6.38%) SPARQL
5 3 (6.38%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.13%) Clojure
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.13%) VBA
7 1 (2.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
1 7 (14.89%) PhD
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Cloudera
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Tableau
4 3 (6.38%) Teradata
5 2 (4.26%) Informatica
6 1 (2.13%) Splunk
6 1 (2.13%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.13%) Omniture
6 1 (2.13%) Google
6 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
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