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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 547 565 547
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 49 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.045% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.049% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 9
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £377 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £655 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £285 -
% change year-on-year
+110.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
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 3 June 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 14 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 3 June 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 +12 49 £500 - 42
London +20 41 £500 -2.43% 34
City of London +12 10 £575 +4.54% 15
South East - 4 £675 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £175 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 £175 -
Surrey - 3 £650 -
Lichfield - 3 £175 -
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
East of England - 1 £550 - 5
Norwich - 1 £550 - 2
Slough - 1 £700 -
Berkshire - 1 £700 -
Norfolk - 1 £550 - 2

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 61 (57.55%) Python
2 58 (54.72%) R
3 50 (47.17%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (44.34%) Analytics
5 45 (42.45%) Hadoop
6 42 (39.62%) SQL
7 38 (35.85%) Big Data
8 32 (30.19%) Data Analysis
9 27 (25.47%) SAS
10 26 (24.53%) Statistics
10 26 (24.53%) Mathematics
11 25 (23.58%) Visualisation
11 25 (23.58%) PhD
11 25 (23.58%) Finance
12 22 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (16.04%) Computer Science
13 17 (16.04%) Machine Learning
14 16 (15.09%) Tableau
14 16 (15.09%) Degree
15 14 (13.21%) MATLAB
15 14 (13.21%) Java
15 14 (13.21%) Marketing
16 13 (12.26%) Retail
16 13 (12.26%) Algorithms
17 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (11.32%) Data Mining
17 12 (11.32%) Telecoms
18 11 (10.38%) Physics
18 11 (10.38%) Open Source
18 11 (10.38%) Apache Hive

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 27 (25.47%) SAS
2 7 (6.60%) Apache Pig
2 7 (6.60%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) SPSS
2 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) Broadband
1 5 (4.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (42.45%) Hadoop
2 38 (35.85%) Big Data
3 12 (11.32%) Data Mining
4 11 (10.38%) Apache Hive
5 10 (9.43%) QlikView
6 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.77%) HBase
7 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.83%) Text Mining
9 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.89%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.89%) OLAP
9 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.89%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.94%) Sqoop
General
1 25 (23.58%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Marketing
3 13 (12.26%) Retail
4 12 (11.32%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.77%) Law
5 4 (3.77%) Back Office
5 4 (3.77%) Games
5 4 (3.77%) Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Publishing
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.94%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) Middleware
2 4 (3.77%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (2.83%) HTML
4 2 (1.89%) SciPy
4 2 (1.89%) NumPy
5 1 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.94%) Kafka
5 1 (0.94%) CSS
5 1 (0.94%) Web Services
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.94%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 50 (47.17%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (24.53%) Statistics
2 26 (24.53%) Mathematics
3 25 (23.58%) Visualisation
4 17 (16.04%) Computer Science
5 13 (12.26%) Algorithms
6 11 (10.38%) Physics
7 6 (5.66%) Credit Risk
8 5 (4.72%) Social Media
8 5 (4.72%) Economics
8 5 (4.72%) User Experience
9 3 (2.83%) Neural Network
10 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.94%) Xbox
11 1 (0.94%) Health Informatics
11 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.94%) Informatics
11 1 (0.94%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (44.34%) Analytics
2 32 (30.19%) Data Analysis
3 22 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (16.04%) Machine Learning
5 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.38%) Open Source
7 10 (9.43%) Predictive Modelling
7 10 (9.43%) Data Modelling
7 10 (9.43%) Statistical Modelling
8 9 (8.49%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (6.60%) ETL
9 7 (6.60%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.66%) MapReduce
10 6 (5.66%) Regression Analysis
10 6 (5.66%) Logistic Regression
10 6 (5.66%) Data Architecture
11 5 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.72%) Predictive Analytics
11 5 (4.72%) Network Planning
11 5 (4.72%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (57.55%) Python
2 58 (54.72%) R
3 42 (39.62%) SQL
4 14 (13.21%) Java
4 14 (13.21%) MATLAB
5 8 (7.55%) C++
6 5 (4.72%) Scala
7 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.89%) Perl
10 1 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) PhD
2 16 (15.09%) Degree
3 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) QA
1 1 (0.94%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) HDFS
2 1 (0.94%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) OPNET
2 1 (0.94%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Tableau
2 7 (6.60%) Cloudera
3 4 (3.77%) Cognos
4 3 (2.83%) Teradata
4 3 (2.83%) Adobe
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (0.94%) Coremetrics
6 1 (0.94%) Netezza
6 1 (0.94%) Splunk
6 1 (0.94%) MapR
6 1 (0.94%) Vertica
6 1 (0.94%) Omniture
6 1 (0.94%) Cerner
6 1 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
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