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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 573 579 558
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 47 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.059% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.063% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 16
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£500 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £351 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £400
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 11 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 31 July 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 -11 46 £500 -9.09% 41
London +10 42 £500 -9.09% 34
City of London -6 12 £550 - 7
Norwich - 1 £550 -
Lichfield - 1 £175 -
Surrey - 1 £650 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £175 -
South East - 1 £650 - 5
West Midlands - 1 £175 -
East of England - 1 £550 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £550 -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 73 (65.18%) Python
2 66 (58.93%) R
3 56 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 54 (48.21%) Analytics
5 49 (43.75%) SQL
6 45 (40.18%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (38.39%) Big Data
8 33 (29.46%) Visualisation
9 32 (28.57%) Data Analysis
10 30 (26.79%) SAS
11 28 (25.00%) PhD
11 28 (25.00%) Statistics
12 24 (21.43%) Mathematics
12 24 (21.43%) Statistical Modelling
13 22 (19.64%) Machine Learning
14 21 (18.75%) Computer Science
14 21 (18.75%) Finance
15 20 (17.86%) Marketing
15 20 (17.86%) Retail
16 19 (16.96%) MATLAB
16 19 (16.96%) Apache Hive
17 17 (15.18%) Data Mining
17 17 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (15.18%) Open Source
18 15 (13.39%) SPSS
18 15 (13.39%) Degree
18 15 (13.39%) Tableau
18 15 (13.39%) Apache Pig
19 13 (11.61%) Algorithms
20 12 (10.71%) Java

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (26.79%) SAS
2 15 (13.39%) Apache Pig
3 8 (7.14%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.68%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) SPSS
2 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) Broadband
2 2 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 43 (38.39%) Big Data
3 19 (16.96%) Apache Hive
4 17 (15.18%) Data Mining
5 9 (8.04%) NoSQL
6 7 (6.25%) QlikView
7 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.57%) HBase
7 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.79%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.79%) OLAP
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.79%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.79%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.89%) Pentaho
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 20 (17.86%) Retail
2 20 (17.86%) Marketing
3 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.57%) Games
5 4 (3.57%) Banking
6 3 (2.68%) Back Office
6 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Billing
8 1 (0.89%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) Middleware
2 4 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (2.68%) HTML
4 2 (1.79%) SciPy
4 2 (1.79%) NumPy
5 1 (0.89%) Kafka
5 1 (0.89%) CSS
5 1 (0.89%) Web Services
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 45 (40.18%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (29.46%) Visualisation
3 28 (25.00%) Statistics
4 24 (21.43%) Mathematics
5 21 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 13 (11.61%) Algorithms
7 10 (8.93%) Physics
7 10 (8.93%) Credit Risk
8 5 (4.46%) Economics
8 5 (4.46%) Social Media
9 4 (3.57%) User Experience
10 3 (2.68%) Neural Network
10 3 (2.68%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.79%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.89%) FMCG
12 1 (0.89%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (0.89%) Health Informatics
12 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.89%) Xbox
12 1 (0.89%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (48.21%) Analytics
2 32 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 24 (21.43%) Statistical Modelling
4 22 (19.64%) Machine Learning
5 17 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (15.18%) Open Source
6 10 (8.93%) Logistic Regression
6 10 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.04%) Statistical Analysis
8 8 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
8 8 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.25%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.36%) Business Analytics
10 6 (5.36%) Business Transformation
10 6 (5.36%) Regression Analysis
10 6 (5.36%) Quantitative Analysis
11 5 (4.46%) Predictive Analytics
11 5 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.46%) Network Planning
11 5 (4.46%) Linear Regression
Programming Languages
1 73 (65.18%) Python
2 66 (58.93%) R
3 49 (43.75%) SQL
4 19 (16.96%) MATLAB
5 12 (10.71%) Java
6 9 (8.04%) C++
7 5 (4.46%) Scala
8 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.79%) Perl
11 1 (0.89%) PHP
11 1 (0.89%) VBA
11 1 (0.89%) Go
Qualifications
1 28 (25.00%) PhD
2 15 (13.39%) Degree
3 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) QA
1 1 (0.89%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) HDFS
2 1 (0.89%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) OPNET
2 1 (0.89%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) Tableau
2 8 (7.14%) Cloudera
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.68%) Adobe
4 2 (1.79%) Cognos
4 2 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (1.79%) Teradata
4 2 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (0.89%) Coremetrics
5 1 (0.89%) Netezza
5 1 (0.89%) Splunk
5 1 (0.89%) MapR
5 1 (0.89%) Vertica
5 1 (0.89%) Omniture
5 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.89%) Cerner
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