The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 573 546 584
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 33 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.053% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.057% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 1
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£400 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 - -
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 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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 September 2014.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 20 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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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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 -33 32 £450 - 17
London -1 22 £575 +27.77% 13
City of London +24 7 £575 +17.94% 9
Hertfordshire - 6 £278 - 1
East of England - 6 £278 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £305 -
South West - 4 £305 -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
Cheshunt - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 37 (62.71%) SQL
2 34 (57.63%) Hadoop
3 28 (47.46%) R
3 28 (47.46%) Python
4 24 (40.68%) Big Data
5 21 (35.59%) SAS
5 21 (35.59%) Statistics
6 20 (33.90%) Visualisation
7 18 (30.51%) Data Mining
8 17 (28.81%) Analytics
8 17 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (27.12%) ETL
10 15 (25.42%) Machine Learning
10 15 (25.42%) Computer Science
11 14 (23.73%) Mathematics
11 14 (23.73%) Data Analysis
12 13 (22.03%) Java
12 13 (22.03%) MapReduce
12 13 (22.03%) Statistical Modelling
13 12 (20.34%) Predictive Modelling
14 11 (18.64%) Degree
15 9 (15.25%) Apache Hive
15 9 (15.25%) Text Mining
16 8 (13.56%) MATLAB
16 8 (13.56%) Oracle
16 8 (13.56%) PhD
16 8 (13.56%) Apache Pig
17 7 (11.86%) NoSQL
17 7 (11.86%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 7 (11.86%) Mathematica

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 21 (35.59%) SAS
2 8 (13.56%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Mathematica
2 2 (3.39%) SPSS
3 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (57.63%) Hadoop
2 24 (40.68%) Big Data
3 18 (30.51%) Data Mining
4 9 (15.25%) Text Mining
4 9 (15.25%) Apache Hive
5 7 (11.86%) NoSQL
5 7 (11.86%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 6 (10.17%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
7 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
7 5 (8.47%) Spotfire
8 4 (6.78%) MS Access
8 4 (6.78%) Mahout
9 3 (5.08%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (3.39%) HBase
11 1 (1.69%) CouchDB
11 1 (1.69%) Base SAS
11 1 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Yeoman
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) SOAP
1 5 (8.47%) REST
1 5 (8.47%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (6.78%) WSDL
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) Cascading
5 1 (1.69%) Cascalog
5 1 (1.69%) Pandas
5 1 (1.69%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.59%) Statistics
2 20 (33.90%) Visualisation
3 17 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (25.42%) Computer Science
5 14 (23.73%) Mathematics
6 7 (11.86%) Economics
7 6 (10.17%) Applied Mathematics
7 6 (10.17%) User Experience
8 4 (6.78%) Ontologies
8 4 (6.78%) Life Science
9 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk
9 3 (5.08%) Semantic Web
10 2 (3.39%) Informatics
10 2 (3.39%) Physics
11 1 (1.69%) Open Source
11 1 (1.69%) Social Media
11 1 (1.69%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) Analytics
2 16 (27.12%) ETL
3 15 (25.42%) Machine Learning
4 14 (23.73%) Data Analysis
5 13 (22.03%) MapReduce
5 13 (22.03%) Statistical Modelling
6 12 (20.34%) Predictive Modelling
7 7 (11.86%) Data Management
8 6 (10.17%) Operations Research
8 6 (10.17%) Resource Management
9 5 (8.47%) RDF
9 5 (8.47%) Data Visualisation
10 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.78%) Migration
10 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (5.08%) Information Retrieval
11 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
12 2 (3.39%) B2C
12 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (3.39%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (62.71%) SQL
2 28 (47.46%) Python
2 28 (47.46%) R
3 13 (22.03%) Java
4 8 (13.56%) MATLAB
5 5 (8.47%) C++
5 5 (8.47%) Scala
6 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.78%) SPARQL
7 2 (3.39%) C#
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) VBA
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.69%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) PhD
3 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) HDFS
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) Teradata
2 6 (10.17%) Informatica
2 6 (10.17%) Tableau
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.69%) Omniture
6 1 (1.69%) Google
6 1 (1.69%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.69%) Splunk
6 1 (1.69%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.69%) Reuters
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