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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Rank 587 597 554
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -43
Contract jobs citing Artificial Intelligence 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.042% 0.018% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
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£650 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £580 - £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 - £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 - £238
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 8 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 24 April 2015. 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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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 - 6 £650 - 5
London - 3 £675 - 2
Surrey - 2 - -
South East - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £563 -
Newport - 1 - -

Artificial Intelligence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) C++
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Big Data
2 4 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
4 2 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) SaaS
4 2 (16.67%) PaaS
4 2 (16.67%) Neural Network
4 2 (16.67%) Statistics
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 2 (16.67%) Hedge funds
4 2 (16.67%) Pattern Recognition
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) Physics
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (16.67%) B2C
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) OO

Artificial Intelligence
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Maya
1 1 (8.33%) 3ds Max
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Xcode
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Change Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Quantitative Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Research Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3D Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
1 1 (8.33%) Spring Security
1 1 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
1 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (8.33%) Akka
1 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Neural Network
2 2 (16.67%) Statistics
2 2 (16.67%) Hedge funds
2 2 (16.67%) Physics
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
3 1 (8.33%) Statistical Arbitrage
3 1 (8.33%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (8.33%) Kinect
3 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (8.33%) Social Media
3 1 (8.33%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 2 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 2 (16.67%) Pattern Recognition
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) B2C
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Fund Management
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 2 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) Lua
5 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PhD
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe