The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 535 598 603
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 102 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.091% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.096% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 34 21
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £668 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-20.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50613 53074 51044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 33356 31218
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1520 2029 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.38 £37.80
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

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Data Scientist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2016.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Data Scientist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 28 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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
England +52 100 £500 - 35
London +16 61 £500 - 22
South West - 19 £425 - 1
South East +13 14 £460 -29.23% 5
Exeter - 12 £425 -
Devon - 12 £425 -
City of London +42 8 £538 -6.52% 11
Berkshire - 6 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £470 -
High Wycombe - 5 £480 -
West Midlands -17 3 £550 +214.28% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £850 -
Warwickshire - 2 £625 - 1
Warwick - 2 £625 -
Surrey -8 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £650 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £525 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £350 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - - 2
Cheltenham - 1 £650 -
Staines - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 132 (67.69%) Python
2 115 (58.97%) R
3 110 (56.41%) Analytics
4 94 (48.21%) Machine Learning
5 81 (41.54%) Big Data
6 78 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (34.87%) Hadoop
8 65 (33.33%) Finance
9 62 (31.79%) SQL
10 55 (28.21%) SAS
11 53 (27.18%) Java
11 53 (27.18%) Degree
12 52 (26.67%) Apache Spark
13 49 (25.13%) Data Analytics
14 45 (23.08%) Algorithms
14 45 (23.08%) Computer Science
15 42 (21.54%) Statistics
16 41 (21.03%) Visualisation
17 38 (19.49%) PhD
18 35 (17.95%) Apache Hive
19 33 (16.92%) Mathematics
20 32 (16.41%) Scala
21 30 (15.38%) Data Analysis
22 28 (14.36%) Data Mining
22 28 (14.36%) C++
23 27 (13.85%) MATLAB
23 27 (13.85%) Statistical Modelling
24 26 (13.33%) SPSS
25 20 (10.26%) Predictive Analytics
25 20 (10.26%) Statistical Analysis

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 55 (28.21%) SAS
2 52 (26.67%) Apache Spark
3 19 (9.74%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.54%) Apache
4 3 (1.54%) Confluence
5 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.03%) WordPress
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.51%) IPython
Applications
1 26 (13.33%) SPSS
2 11 (5.64%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.54%) CPLEX
4 3 (1.54%) MS Office
4 3 (1.54%) Weka
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (41.54%) Big Data
2 68 (34.87%) Hadoop
3 35 (17.95%) Apache Hive
4 28 (14.36%) Data Mining
5 12 (6.15%) MySQL
5 12 (6.15%) QlikView
6 11 (5.64%) HPCC
7 8 (4.10%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.59%) HBase
8 7 (3.59%) SQL Server
9 6 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.56%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.56%) Pentaho
10 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.56%) Text Mining
11 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.54%) JIRA
2 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.03%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.03%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 65 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (8.72%) Marketing
3 13 (6.67%) Banking
4 9 (4.62%) Retail
5 4 (2.05%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.05%) Law
6 3 (1.54%) Online Betting
6 3 (1.54%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.03%) Advertising
7 2 (1.03%) Electronics
7 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Military
8 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.64%) SciPy
2 7 (3.59%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (3.59%) Pandas
2 7 (3.59%) scikit-learn
3 5 (2.56%) NumPy
4 4 (2.05%) D3.js
4 4 (2.05%) MLlib
5 2 (1.03%) Cascalog
5 2 (1.03%) Django
5 2 (1.03%) HTML
5 2 (1.03%) Kafka
6 1 (0.51%) .NET
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.51%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 78 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (23.08%) Algorithms
2 45 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 42 (21.54%) Statistics
4 41 (21.03%) Visualisation
5 33 (16.92%) Mathematics
6 10 (5.13%) Physics
7 8 (4.10%) Neural Network
7 8 (4.10%) User Experience
8 7 (3.59%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (3.59%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (3.08%) Data Extraction
10 4 (2.05%) Psychology
11 3 (1.54%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.54%) Smart Energy
12 2 (1.03%) Applied Mathematics
12 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.03%) Life Science
12 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.51%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.15%) Linux
2 8 (4.10%) Windows
3 1 (0.51%) CentOS
3 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (56.41%) Analytics
2 94 (48.21%) Machine Learning
3 49 (25.13%) Data Analytics
4 30 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 27 (13.85%) Statistical Modelling
6 20 (10.26%) Predictive Analytics
6 20 (10.26%) Statistical Analysis
7 19 (9.74%) Open Source
8 18 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
10 14 (7.18%) Predictive Modelling
11 12 (6.15%) ETL
12 11 (5.64%) Project Management
13 10 (5.13%) E-Commerce
14 9 (4.62%) Data Management
14 9 (4.62%) Linear Regression
15 8 (4.10%) MapReduce
15 8 (4.10%) Regression Analysis
16 7 (3.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 132 (67.69%) Python
2 115 (58.97%) R
3 62 (31.79%) SQL
4 53 (27.18%) Java
5 32 (16.41%) Scala
6 28 (14.36%) C++
7 27 (13.85%) MATLAB
8 16 (8.21%) VBA
9 9 (4.62%) Bash Shell
10 8 (4.10%) JavaScript
11 7 (3.59%) Perl
11 7 (3.59%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.54%) Lua
13 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.03%) Clojure
14 2 (1.03%) Ruby
15 1 (0.51%) C
15 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (27.18%) Degree
2 38 (19.49%) PhD
3 12 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.03%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) CISSP
6 1 (0.51%) CLAS
6 1 (0.51%) ISEB
6 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.62%) QA
2 3 (1.54%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.54%) Apache Flume
1 3 (1.54%) Docker
1 3 (1.54%) GridGain
2 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.03%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Nagios
1 1 (0.51%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (9.74%) Tableau
2 9 (4.62%) SAP
3 6 (3.08%) Cloudera
3 6 (3.08%) Oracle
4 5 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.56%) RapidMiner
5 4 (2.05%) IBM
6 3 (1.54%) Google
6 3 (1.54%) ILOG
7 2 (1.03%) Teradata
8 1 (0.51%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.51%) comScore
8 1 (0.51%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
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