The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Artificial Intelligence in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Artificial Intelligence over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Rank 615 609 586
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing Artificial Intelligence 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.066% 0.019% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate £550 £500 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +170.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Artificial Intelligence
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Artificial Intelligence within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Artificial Intelligence within the UK.

Artificial Intelligence Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Artificial Intelligence Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Artificial Intelligence within the UK.

Artificial Intelligence Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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
England +4 9 £525 -4.10% 26
London +10 5 £644 +17.57% 16
South East - 3 £525 - 1
City of London +34 1 £1,150 +110.04% 5
East of England - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £550 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £500 -

Artificial Intelligence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Artificial Intelligence also 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 that cited Artificial Intelligence.

1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) Machine Learning
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (42.86%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (33.33%) DevOps
5 7 (33.33%) Node.js
5 7 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 7 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 7 (33.33%) HTML
6 6 (28.57%) TDD
6 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 6 (28.57%) Apache Solr
6 6 (28.57%) Puppet
6 6 (28.57%) CouchDB
6 6 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
7 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (23.81%) Docker
8 4 (19.05%) Spring Boot
8 4 (19.05%) ERP
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) MySQL
8 4 (19.05%) CSS
8 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (19.05%) MVC
8 4 (19.05%) Scrum
8 4 (19.05%) Spring
8 4 (19.05%) Lucene

Artificial Intelligence
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Artificial Intelligence also 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 that cited Artificial Intelligence. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (33.33%) Node.js
3 6 (28.57%) Apache Solr
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (4.76%) Kinematics
4 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Doxygen
1 1 (4.76%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 7 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 6 (28.57%) CouchDB
3 4 (19.05%) MySQL
4 3 (14.29%) Big Data
4 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (9.52%) Couchbase
5 2 (9.52%) HBase
5 2 (9.52%) Redis
5 2 (9.52%) Voldemort
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Vagrant
2 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.76%) GCC
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Avionics
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Solr Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Data Scientist
7 1 (4.76%) Hadoop Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Python Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Product Manager
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 7 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) jQuery
2 4 (19.05%) Lucene
2 4 (19.05%) Spring
2 4 (19.05%) Spring Boot
3 3 (14.29%) D3.js
3 3 (14.29%) Swing
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.76%) Kafka
4 1 (4.76%) NumPy
4 1 (4.76%) OpenCV
4 1 (4.76%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.76%) Pandas
4 1 (4.76%) React
4 1 (4.76%) scikit-learn
4 1 (4.76%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Biometrics
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Mechatronics
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Online Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Robotics
3 1 (4.76%) Smart Energy
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Machine Learning
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) ERP
6 4 (19.05%) Kanban
6 4 (19.05%) MVC
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Analytics
7 3 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
8 2 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
9 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
9 1 (4.76%) Predictive Analytics
9 1 (4.76%) Signal Processing
9 1 (4.76%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (9.52%) C
6 1 (4.76%) ANSI C
6 1 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) R
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) PhD
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) Cygwin
2 1 (4.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) Mesos
3 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft