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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 535 538 530
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 48 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.031% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.034% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 8
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£425 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-21.66% -
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 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 30 January 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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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 +15 48 £425 -10.52% 32
London +15 34 £475 -5.00% 26
City of London +17 11 £563 +3.44% 7
South East +2 6 - - 2
South West - 5 £375 -
Berkshire +5 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £330 - 1
Reading - 3 - -
East of England - 3 £330 - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 36 (43.90%) SQL
2 35 (42.68%) Hadoop
3 34 (41.46%) Statistics
4 32 (39.02%) Python
5 28 (34.15%) Big Data
6 27 (32.93%) Analytics
7 26 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (28.05%) R
9 21 (25.61%) Data Mining
9 21 (25.61%) SAS
9 21 (25.61%) Algorithms
10 20 (24.39%) Mathematics
11 19 (23.17%) Computer Science
12 16 (19.51%) Predictive Modelling
13 15 (18.29%) ETL
14 14 (17.07%) Finance
14 14 (17.07%) Data Analysis
15 13 (15.85%) Oracle
15 13 (15.85%) Visualisation
16 12 (14.63%) Machine Learning
16 12 (14.63%) Teradata
17 11 (13.41%) SAS Enterprise Miner
17 11 (13.41%) Applied Mathematics
17 11 (13.41%) Operations Research
18 10 (12.20%) Degree
18 10 (12.20%) Statistical Analysis
18 10 (12.20%) Statistical Modelling
18 10 (12.20%) Economics
18 10 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (12.20%) Informatica

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (25.61%) SAS
2 7 (8.54%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (42.68%) Hadoop
2 28 (34.15%) Big Data
3 21 (25.61%) Data Mining
4 11 (13.41%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 10 (12.20%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (12.20%) Oracle Database
6 9 (10.98%) Apache Hive
7 6 (7.32%) Text Mining
8 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
8 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.88%) MS Access
9 3 (3.66%) Spotfire
9 3 (3.66%) QlikView
9 3 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.44%) HBase
11 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.22%) MySQL
11 1 (1.22%) Mahout
11 1 (1.22%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Yeoman
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Retail
3 4 (4.88%) Law
4 3 (3.66%) Publishing
4 3 (3.66%) Marketing
5 2 (2.44%) Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Games
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) SOAP
1 3 (3.66%) WSDL
1 3 (3.66%) REST
2 2 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) J2EE
3 1 (1.22%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.22%) SciPy
3 1 (1.22%) Symfony
3 1 (1.22%) Cascalog
3 1 (1.22%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 34 (41.46%) Statistics
2 26 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (25.61%) Algorithms
4 20 (24.39%) Mathematics
5 19 (23.17%) Computer Science
6 13 (15.85%) Visualisation
7 11 (13.41%) Applied Mathematics
8 10 (12.20%) Economics
9 9 (10.98%) User Experience
10 7 (8.54%) Physics
11 5 (6.10%) Credit Risk
12 3 (3.66%) Neural Network
12 3 (3.66%) Ontologies
13 2 (2.44%) Semantic Web
13 2 (2.44%) Life Science
14 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
14 1 (1.22%) Informatics
14 1 (1.22%) Psychology
14 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) Windows
1 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) Analytics
2 16 (19.51%) Predictive Modelling
3 15 (18.29%) ETL
4 14 (17.07%) Data Analysis
5 12 (14.63%) Machine Learning
6 11 (13.41%) Operations Research
7 10 (12.20%) Statistical Analysis
7 10 (12.20%) Statistical Modelling
7 10 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.32%) Data Migration
8 6 (7.32%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (7.32%) Migration
9 5 (6.10%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.10%) MapReduce
9 5 (6.10%) Data Architecture
10 4 (4.88%) Product Management
10 4 (4.88%) Data Management
11 3 (3.66%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.66%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.90%) SQL
2 32 (39.02%) Python
3 23 (28.05%) R
4 9 (10.98%) Java
5 5 (6.10%) C++
6 4 (4.88%) MATLAB
7 3 (3.66%) C#
7 3 (3.66%) SPARQL
8 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.22%) VBA
9 1 (1.22%) XQuery
9 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.22%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Degree
2 9 (10.98%) PhD
2 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle
2 12 (14.63%) Teradata
3 10 (12.20%) Informatica
4 6 (7.32%) Cloudera
4 6 (7.32%) Tableau
5 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.44%) Cognos
7 1 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) Splunk
7 1 (1.22%) Greenplum
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