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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 544 560 584
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 82 45 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.088% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.093% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 29 12
Average daily rate £538 £500 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +26 80 £550 +10.00% 47
London +22 49 £525 +5.00% 36
South East +24 19 £550 - 6
Oxfordshire - 17 £550 -
Oxford - 13 £550 -
City of London +44 7 £563 - 17
Bristol +2 4 £575 +53.33%
South West 0 4 £575 +53.33% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £550 -
Manchester - 3 £460 -
North West - 3 £460 - 1
Leeds - 2 £550 -
Berkshire +3 1 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 -
Cardiff - 1 £325 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £300 -
Wakefield - 1 £600 -
York - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £550 -
Wales - 1 £325 - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £300 - 1
North East - 1 £550 -
South Wales - 1 £325 - 1

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 74 (65.49%) Python
2 68 (60.18%) Analytics
3 65 (57.52%) R
4 57 (50.44%) Big Data
5 48 (42.48%) Hadoop
6 47 (41.59%) Machine Learning
7 40 (35.40%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (33.63%) SQL
9 35 (30.97%) Visualisation
10 33 (29.20%) Statistics
11 30 (26.55%) Data Analysis
11 30 (26.55%) Finance
12 28 (24.78%) Java
13 27 (23.89%) Data Analytics
14 25 (22.12%) Apache Hive
15 24 (21.24%) Data Mining
16 23 (20.35%) Computer Science
17 22 (19.47%) SAS
17 22 (19.47%) Apache Spark
17 22 (19.47%) Algorithms
18 21 (18.58%) C++
18 21 (18.58%) Degree
19 20 (17.70%) Statistical Analysis
20 18 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
21 17 (15.04%) PhD
21 17 (15.04%) Mathematics
22 16 (14.16%) Apache Pig
22 16 (14.16%) Data Visualisation
22 16 (14.16%) Predictive Modelling
23 15 (13.27%) Tableau

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (19.47%) Apache Spark
1 22 (19.47%) SAS
2 16 (14.16%) Apache Pig
3 6 (5.31%) Confluence
4 3 (2.65%) Apache
5 2 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) SPSS
2 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.65%) CPLEX
3 3 (2.65%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (50.44%) Big Data
2 48 (42.48%) Hadoop
3 25 (22.12%) Apache Hive
4 24 (21.24%) Data Mining
5 15 (13.27%) HPCC
6 11 (9.73%) NoSQL
7 9 (7.96%) QlikView
7 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
8 8 (7.08%) HBase
9 7 (6.19%) MySQL
10 6 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (5.31%) Text Mining
11 5 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (4.42%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
12 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
12 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) JIRA
2 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.88%) Subversion
3 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.88%) Yeoman
General
1 30 (26.55%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Banking
3 8 (7.08%) Marketing
4 5 (4.42%) Retail
5 4 (3.54%) Law
6 3 (2.65%) Games
6 3 (2.65%) Online Betting
6 3 (2.65%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.77%) Billing
7 2 (1.77%) Publishing
7 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
8 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (6.19%) D3.js
3 6 (5.31%) .NET
4 3 (2.65%) HTML
4 3 (2.65%) Kafka
4 3 (2.65%) scikit-learn
4 3 (2.65%) SciPy
5 2 (1.77%) CSS
5 2 (1.77%) Pandas
5 2 (1.77%) Velocity
6 1 (0.88%) Cascalog
6 1 (0.88%) MDX
6 1 (0.88%) Middleware
6 1 (0.88%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 40 (35.40%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (30.97%) Visualisation
3 33 (29.20%) Statistics
4 23 (20.35%) Computer Science
5 22 (19.47%) Algorithms
6 17 (15.04%) Mathematics
7 10 (8.85%) Physics
8 7 (6.19%) Applied Mathematics
9 6 (5.31%) Neural Network
10 5 (4.42%) Data Structures
11 4 (3.54%) Social Network
12 3 (2.65%) Economics
12 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (2.65%) Semantic Web
13 2 (1.77%) Credit Risk
13 2 (1.77%) Life Science
13 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.88%) Smart Energy
14 1 (0.88%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Linux
2 12 (10.62%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) Unix
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (60.18%) Analytics
2 47 (41.59%) Machine Learning
3 30 (26.55%) Data Analysis
4 27 (23.89%) Data Analytics
5 20 (17.70%) Statistical Analysis
6 18 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (14.16%) Data Visualisation
7 16 (14.16%) Predictive Modelling
8 14 (12.39%) Predictive Analytics
9 12 (10.62%) Open Source
10 11 (9.73%) Data Modelling
10 11 (9.73%) ETL
10 11 (9.73%) Statistical Modelling
11 9 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (6.19%) MapReduce
13 6 (5.31%) Big Data Analytics
13 6 (5.31%) E-Commerce
14 4 (3.54%) Data Governance
14 4 (3.54%) Migration
14 4 (3.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (65.49%) Python
2 65 (57.52%) R
3 38 (33.63%) SQL
4 28 (24.78%) Java
5 21 (18.58%) C++
6 13 (11.50%) MATLAB
6 13 (11.50%) Perl
6 13 (11.50%) Scala
7 12 (10.62%) Bash Shell
8 10 (8.85%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.31%) T-SQL
10 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.65%) C
11 3 (2.65%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) C#
12 1 (0.88%) Clojure
12 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (18.58%) Degree
2 17 (15.04%) PhD
3 5 (4.42%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) MBA
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.54%) QA
3 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) GridGain
2 2 (1.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.77%) HDFS
3 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Oozie
2 1 (0.88%) OPNET
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (13.27%) Tableau
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.31%) Alteryx
4 5 (4.42%) Cloudera
4 5 (4.42%) SAP
5 3 (2.65%) ILOG
6 2 (1.77%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.77%) RapidMiner
7 1 (0.88%) Cognos
7 1 (0.88%) comScore
7 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
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