The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 554 544 573
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 30 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.038% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.041% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 2
Average daily rate
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£538 £525 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £410 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £835 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48756 46361 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29723 26977 29363
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2145 2631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

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 10 July 2014.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 15 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 10 July 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 -4 30 £538 +2.38% 21
London +22 28 £538 +2.38% 16
City of London +31 7 £550 +7.31% 7
Wiltshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Cheshunt - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
North West - - - - 2
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 32 (65.31%) Hadoop
1 32 (65.31%) R
2 28 (57.14%) Big Data
3 27 (55.10%) Python
4 23 (46.94%) SQL
5 21 (42.86%) MapReduce
6 20 (40.82%) Machine Learning
6 20 (40.82%) Computer Science
7 19 (38.78%) Statistics
8 18 (36.73%) Java
9 17 (34.69%) SAS
9 17 (34.69%) Visualisation
9 17 (34.69%) Apache Hive
10 16 (32.65%) Analytics
11 15 (30.61%) Data Mining
11 15 (30.61%) PhD
12 14 (28.57%) Mathematics
13 13 (26.53%) Data Analysis
13 13 (26.53%) NoSQL
14 12 (24.49%) Degree
14 12 (24.49%) MATLAB
15 11 (22.45%) C++
15 11 (22.45%) Apache Pig
16 10 (20.41%) Statistical Modelling
16 10 (20.41%) Scala
17 9 (18.37%) ETL
18 8 (16.33%) Physics
18 8 (16.33%) MongoDB
18 8 (16.33%) HBase
19 7 (14.29%) Mahout

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 17 (34.69%) SAS
2 11 (22.45%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Mathematica
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (65.31%) Hadoop
2 28 (57.14%) Big Data
3 17 (34.69%) Apache Hive
4 15 (30.61%) Data Mining
5 13 (26.53%) NoSQL
6 8 (16.33%) HBase
6 8 (16.33%) MongoDB
7 7 (14.29%) Mahout
8 6 (12.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (12.24%) Text Mining
9 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (6.12%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (4.08%) Spotfire
11 1 (2.04%) MySQL
11 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
11 1 (2.04%) DB2
11 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (8.16%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) MapReduce
2 4 (8.16%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (4.08%) REST
3 2 (4.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.82%) Computer Science
2 19 (38.78%) Statistics
3 17 (34.69%) Visualisation
4 14 (28.57%) Mathematics
5 8 (16.33%) Physics
6 2 (4.08%) Life Science
6 2 (4.08%) GIS
6 2 (4.08%) Neural Network
7 1 (2.04%) Economics
7 1 (2.04%) Ontologies
7 1 (2.04%) Informatics
7 1 (2.04%) Semantic Web
7 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Machine Learning
2 16 (32.65%) Analytics
3 13 (26.53%) Data Analysis
4 10 (20.41%) Statistical Modelling
5 9 (18.37%) ETL
6 5 (10.20%) Data Management
7 4 (8.16%) Resource Management
8 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.12%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (4.08%) Predictive Modelling
9 2 (4.08%) Data Analytics
9 2 (4.08%) Customer Analytics
9 2 (4.08%) Workflow Management
9 2 (4.08%) Logistics
9 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.08%) Statistical Analysis
9 2 (4.08%) B2C
9 2 (4.08%) RDF
9 2 (4.08%) Workflow
10 1 (2.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) R
2 27 (55.10%) Python
3 23 (46.94%) SQL
4 18 (36.73%) Java
5 12 (24.49%) MATLAB
6 11 (22.45%) C++
7 10 (20.41%) Scala
8 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.08%) Ruby
9 1 (2.04%) SPARQL
9 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) PhD
2 12 (24.49%) Degree
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Tableau
2 1 (2.04%) Vertica
2 1 (2.04%) Datameer
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.04%) IBM
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.04%) Reuters
2 1 (2.04%) Omniture
2 1 (2.04%) Google
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