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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK
Rank 457 539 573
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 129 83 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.16% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.17% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 64 29
Median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £550 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.27% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42200 49241 49534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27496 31679 30638
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1662 1940
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 25 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +93 124 £500 -9.09% 64
London +74 110 £500 -4.76% 44
City of London +21 21 £500 -11.11% 7
South East +9 8 £275 -50.00% 6
West Sussex - 6 - -
Worthing - 6 - -
Scotland +32 4 £650 - 5
Glasgow +6 4 £650 -
East Midlands - 2 £494 -
North West +29 1 - - 3
Berkshire +21 1 £275 -50.00%
Bristol +9 1 - -
South West +6 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -7 1 £481 -12.54% 2
North East -9 1 £481 -12.54% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 1 £481 -12.54% 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £438 -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
Maidenhead - 1 £275 -
Leicester - 1 £438 -
Derby - 1 £550 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 192 (70.33%) Python
2 153 (56.04%) Machine Learning
3 144 (52.75%) R
4 118 (43.22%) Analytics
5 117 (42.86%) Hadoop
6 101 (37.00%) SQL
7 97 (35.53%) Big Data
8 96 (35.16%) Apache Spark
8 96 (35.16%) Algorithms
9 85 (31.14%) Statistics
10 76 (27.84%) Mathematics
11 67 (24.54%) Scala
12 63 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
12 63 (23.08%) Computer Science
13 59 (21.61%) Java
14 55 (20.15%) PhD
15 54 (19.78%) Apache Hive
16 50 (18.32%) SAS
17 49 (17.95%) Visualisation
18 43 (15.75%) Data Analysis
19 41 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
19 41 (15.02%) Data Mining
19 41 (15.02%) Tableau
20 40 (14.65%) Finance
21 39 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
22 37 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
22 37 (13.55%) Degree
22 37 (13.55%) MATLAB
23 32 (11.72%) Predictive Modelling
24 30 (10.99%) Data Analytics

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 96 (35.16%) Apache Spark
2 50 (18.32%) SAS
3 24 (8.79%) Apache Pig
4 19 (6.96%) Apache
5 13 (4.76%) Apache Solr
6 12 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.10%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (9.52%) SPSS
2 6 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.20%) Stata
2 6 (2.20%) Weka
3 3 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.73%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.37%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.37%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.66%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.83%) SaaS
6 4 (1.47%) PaaS
7 3 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.10%) Flurry Analytics
7 3 (1.10%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.10%) HTTP
1 3 (1.10%) Network Security
2 1 (0.37%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 97 (35.53%) Big Data
3 54 (19.78%) Apache Hive
4 41 (15.02%) Data Mining
5 27 (9.89%) NoSQL
6 18 (6.59%) MongoDB
7 16 (5.86%) QlikView
8 14 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (5.13%) Relational Database
9 12 (4.40%) Power BI
10 9 (3.30%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 8 (2.93%) Data Lake
11 8 (2.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 7 (2.56%) Spotfire
12 7 (2.56%) Text Mining
13 6 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (2.20%) Mahout
13 6 (2.20%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) ProC
General
1 40 (14.65%) Finance
2 23 (8.42%) Banking
3 20 (7.33%) Retail
4 14 (5.13%) Marketing
5 8 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.47%) Games
8 3 (1.10%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.10%) Automotive
8 3 (1.10%) Legal
9 2 (0.73%) Electronics
9 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.73%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.26%) scikit-learn
2 23 (8.42%) Natural Language Processing
2 23 (8.42%) Pandas
3 19 (6.96%) NumPy
4 16 (5.86%) D3.js
5 11 (4.03%) Kafka
5 11 (4.03%) SciPy
6 7 (2.56%) Lucene
7 5 (1.83%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.83%) Flask
7 5 (1.83%) HTML
7 5 (1.83%) MLlib
8 4 (1.47%) Java EE
8 4 (1.47%) Regular Expression
8 4 (1.47%) TensorFlow
9 3 (1.10%) Ajax
9 3 (1.10%) CSS
9 3 (1.10%) jQuery
9 3 (1.10%) Matplotlib
9 3 (1.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 96 (35.16%) Algorithms
2 85 (31.14%) Statistics
3 76 (27.84%) Mathematics
4 63 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 49 (17.95%) Visualisation
6 17 (6.23%) Neural Network
7 16 (5.86%) Physics
8 12 (4.40%) Applied Mathematics
9 11 (4.03%) Artificial Intelligence
10 9 (3.30%) Data Extraction
11 8 (2.93%) Virtual Team
12 6 (2.20%) Credit Risk
12 6 (2.20%) FMCG
12 6 (2.20%) Performance Metrics
13 5 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (1.47%) Fintech
15 3 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 3 (1.10%) Ergonomics
15 3 (1.10%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.23%) Linux
2 3 (1.10%) Unix
3 2 (0.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (56.04%) Machine Learning
2 118 (43.22%) Analytics
3 43 (15.75%) Data Analysis
4 41 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
6 37 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (11.72%) Predictive Modelling
8 30 (10.99%) Data Analytics
9 27 (9.89%) Statistical Analysis
10 24 (8.79%) Data Modelling
11 18 (6.59%) ETL
11 18 (6.59%) MapReduce
11 18 (6.59%) OO
11 18 (6.59%) TDD
12 16 (5.86%) Anomaly Detection
12 16 (5.86%) Statistical Modelling
13 15 (5.49%) DevOps
13 15 (5.49%) Predictive Analytics
13 15 (5.49%) Software Engineering
14 14 (5.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 192 (70.33%) Python
2 144 (52.75%) R
3 101 (37.00%) SQL
4 67 (24.54%) Scala
5 59 (21.61%) Java
6 37 (13.55%) MATLAB
7 17 (6.23%) C++
8 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.37%) C
10 1 (0.37%) C#
10 1 (0.37%) Clojure
10 1 (0.37%) Haskell
10 1 (0.37%) Perl
10 1 (0.37%) PHP
10 1 (0.37%) PROC SQL
10 1 (0.37%) Ruby
10 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) VB
10 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (20.15%) PhD
2 37 (13.55%) Degree
3 4 (1.47%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.93%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.66%) Docker
2 8 (2.93%) HDFS
3 3 (1.10%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.83%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (1.83%) Kibana
3 3 (1.10%) Ambari
3 3 (1.10%) Terraform
4 1 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (15.02%) Tableau
2 13 (4.76%) RapidMiner
3 10 (3.66%) Google
4 8 (2.93%) Alteryx
5 7 (2.56%) Cloudera
5 7 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.20%) Cognos
6 6 (2.20%) SAP
7 5 (1.83%) IBM
8 3 (1.10%) Adobe
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle
9 2 (0.73%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.37%) Datameer
10 1 (0.37%) ESRI
10 1 (0.37%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.37%) Snowplow
10 1 (0.37%) Splunk
10 1 (0.37%) Teradata
10 1 (0.37%) TIBCO