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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 588 581 567
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 42 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.048% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.052% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 23
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£500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £270 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -35.00%
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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 7 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 2 September 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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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 +9 41 £500 +25.00% 28
London +5 37 £500 -13.04% 21
City of London +15 11 £575 - 7
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Chester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 56 (61.54%) Python
2 48 (52.75%) SQL
3 45 (49.45%) Hadoop
3 45 (49.45%) R
4 39 (42.86%) Big Data
5 37 (40.66%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (39.56%) Analytics
7 32 (35.16%) Data Analysis
8 26 (28.57%) Visualisation
9 24 (26.37%) Statistics
10 23 (25.27%) Statistical Modelling
11 22 (24.18%) PhD
11 22 (24.18%) SAS
12 21 (23.08%) Apache Hive
13 20 (21.98%) Computer Science
14 19 (20.88%) Marketing
14 19 (20.88%) Machine Learning
14 19 (20.88%) Finance
15 18 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (19.78%) Mathematics
16 17 (18.68%) Apache Pig
17 15 (16.48%) SPSS
18 13 (14.29%) Data Mining
19 12 (13.19%) Degree
20 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
20 11 (12.09%) Algorithms
21 10 (10.99%) Retail
21 10 (10.99%) MATLAB
21 10 (10.99%) Credit Risk
21 10 (10.99%) Tableau

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 22 (24.18%) SAS
2 17 (18.68%) Apache Pig
3 5 (5.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) SPSS
2 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Broadband
2 2 (2.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (49.45%) Hadoop
2 39 (42.86%) Big Data
3 21 (23.08%) Apache Hive
4 13 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 9 (9.89%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.30%) QlikView
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.20%) Data Mart
8 2 (2.20%) OLAP
8 2 (2.20%) HBase
8 2 (2.20%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.10%) MonetDB
9 1 (1.10%) Redis
9 1 (1.10%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.10%) Impala
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
1 19 (20.88%) Marketing
2 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.99%) Retail
4 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.30%) Games
5 3 (3.30%) Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) Middleware
2 3 (3.30%) HTML
3 2 (2.20%) SciPy
3 2 (2.20%) NumPy
4 1 (1.10%) Kafka
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 37 (40.66%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (28.57%) Visualisation
3 24 (26.37%) Statistics
4 20 (21.98%) Computer Science
5 18 (19.78%) Mathematics
6 11 (12.09%) Algorithms
7 10 (10.99%) Credit Risk
8 6 (6.59%) Economics
9 4 (4.40%) Physics
10 3 (3.30%) Neural Network
10 3 (3.30%) Market Risk
11 1 (1.10%) Online Games
11 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
11 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
11 1 (1.10%) FMCG
11 1 (1.10%) Telematics
11 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.10%) User Experience
11 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Analytics
2 32 (35.16%) Data Analysis
3 23 (25.27%) Statistical Modelling
4 19 (20.88%) Machine Learning
5 18 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.79%) Statistical Analysis
7 7 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.59%) Business Analytics
8 6 (6.59%) Business Transformation
8 6 (6.59%) Network Planning
8 6 (6.59%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.59%) Quantitative Analysis
8 6 (6.59%) Logistic Regression
8 6 (6.59%) Open Source
9 4 (4.40%) Online Marketing
9 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.40%) Data Analytics
9 4 (4.40%) MapReduce
10 3 (3.30%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (61.54%) Python
2 48 (52.75%) SQL
3 45 (49.45%) R
4 10 (10.99%) MATLAB
5 9 (9.89%) C++
6 8 (8.79%) Java
7 4 (4.40%) Scala
8 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.30%) Perl
9 2 (2.20%) PHP
9 2 (2.20%) C
10 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) PhD
2 12 (13.19%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) HDFS
2 1 (1.10%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) OPNET
2 1 (1.10%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Tableau
2 7 (7.69%) Cloudera
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.30%) Adobe
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle
4 2 (2.20%) Teradata
4 2 (2.20%) Google
5 1 (1.10%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.10%) Splunk
5 1 (1.10%) Omniture
5 1 (1.10%) Cognos
5 1 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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