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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK
Rank 465 561 562
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 136 57 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 45 26
Median daily rate £525 £538 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +31.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £388 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 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 30 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 18 January 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 +99 130 £518 -5.90% 66
London +83 106 £525 +2.43% 51
City of London +2 17 £500 +25.00% 9
South East +17 9 £275 -50.00% 5
Worthing - 6 - -
West Sussex - 6 - -
Scotland +28 5 £563 - 3
East of England +10 5 £550 +83.33% 3
East Midlands - 5 £444 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £550 - 1
Glasgow +11 4 £650 - 2
Derby - 3 £450 -
Derbyshire - 3 £450 -
North West +18 2 £475 +13.09% 6
South West +9 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £550 - 1
Surrey +19 1 - - 3
Berkshire +8 1 £275 -50.00%
Bristol 0 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £438 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £275 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £438 -
Exeter - 1 - -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 188 (72.59%) Python
2 155 (59.85%) Machine Learning
3 141 (54.44%) R
4 111 (42.86%) Hadoop
5 102 (39.38%) Analytics
6 94 (36.29%) SQL
7 92 (35.52%) Statistics
7 92 (35.52%) Apache Spark
7 92 (35.52%) Algorithms
8 90 (34.75%) Big Data
9 83 (32.05%) Mathematics
10 70 (27.03%) Computer Science
11 64 (24.71%) Scala
12 58 (22.39%) PhD
13 57 (22.01%) Visualisation
14 56 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (20.46%) Java
16 51 (19.69%) Apache Hive
17 48 (18.53%) Degree
18 42 (16.22%) Tableau
19 41 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (15.83%) SAS
20 39 (15.06%) MATLAB
21 37 (14.29%) Data Mining
22 33 (12.74%) Data Modelling
22 33 (12.74%) Data Analysis
23 32 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
24 31 (11.97%) Data Visualisation
25 29 (11.20%) scikit-learn
25 29 (11.20%) Natural Language Processing

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 92 (35.52%) Apache Spark
2 41 (15.83%) SAS
3 20 (7.72%) Apache
4 18 (6.95%) Apache Pig
5 13 (5.02%) Apache Solr
6 10 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.54%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (6.56%) SPSS
2 7 (2.70%) Stata
3 6 (2.32%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.93%) Weka
5 3 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.16%) Chatbot
5 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.16%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.77%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.86%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (1.93%) SaaS
5 4 (1.54%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.54%) PaaS
6 3 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.16%) Flurry Analytics
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.54%) HTTP
1 4 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 90 (34.75%) Big Data
3 51 (19.69%) Apache Hive
4 37 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 24 (9.27%) NoSQL
6 17 (6.56%) MongoDB
7 16 (6.18%) Relational Database
8 14 (5.41%) QlikView
9 10 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (3.47%) GIS
10 9 (3.47%) Mahout
10 9 (3.47%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 8 (3.09%) HBase
11 8 (3.09%) Power BI
11 8 (3.09%) RDBMS
11 8 (3.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 8 (3.09%) Spotfire
11 8 (3.09%) Text Mining
12 6 (2.32%) Data Lake
12 6 (2.32%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) ProC
General
1 28 (10.81%) Finance
2 21 (8.11%) Banking
3 19 (7.34%) Retail
4 13 (5.02%) Marketing
5 6 (2.32%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.93%) Automotive
6 5 (1.93%) Games
7 3 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.16%) Legal
8 2 (0.77%) Electronics
8 2 (0.77%) Front Office
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Military
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.20%) Natural Language Processing
1 29 (11.20%) scikit-learn
2 24 (9.27%) Pandas
3 23 (8.88%) D3.js
4 17 (6.56%) NumPy
5 10 (3.86%) SciPy
6 8 (3.09%) Kafka
7 7 (2.70%) Lucene
8 6 (2.32%) TensorFlow
9 5 (1.93%) Flask
9 5 (1.93%) MLlib
10 4 (1.54%) Ajax
10 4 (1.54%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.54%) Django
10 4 (1.54%) HTML
10 4 (1.54%) Java EE
10 4 (1.54%) jQuery
10 4 (1.54%) Matplotlib
10 4 (1.54%) Regular Expression
10 4 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 92 (35.52%) Algorithms
1 92 (35.52%) Statistics
2 83 (32.05%) Mathematics
3 70 (27.03%) Computer Science
4 57 (22.01%) Visualisation
5 56 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (8.49%) Applied Mathematics
6 22 (8.49%) Neural Network
7 20 (7.72%) Physics
8 17 (6.56%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (3.47%) Data Extraction
10 6 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.32%) FMCG
11 5 (1.93%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.93%) Social Network
11 5 (1.93%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.54%) Fintech
12 4 (1.54%) Ontologies
12 4 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.18%) Linux
2 3 (1.16%) Windows
3 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (59.85%) Machine Learning
2 102 (39.38%) Analytics
3 41 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (12.74%) Data Analysis
4 33 (12.74%) Data Modelling
5 32 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (11.97%) Data Visualisation
7 26 (10.04%) Statistical Analysis
8 23 (8.88%) Predictive Modelling
9 22 (8.49%) Data Analytics
10 20 (7.72%) Software Engineering
11 19 (7.34%) OO
11 19 (7.34%) TDD
12 17 (6.56%) ETL
13 16 (6.18%) Anomaly Detection
14 15 (5.79%) DevOps
14 15 (5.79%) MapReduce
14 15 (5.79%) Scrum
14 15 (5.79%) Statistical Modelling
15 14 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 188 (72.59%) Python
2 141 (54.44%) R
3 94 (36.29%) SQL
4 64 (24.71%) Scala
5 53 (20.46%) Java
6 39 (15.06%) MATLAB
7 18 (6.95%) C++
8 4 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.16%) VBA
10 2 (0.77%) Ruby
11 1 (0.39%) C
11 1 (0.39%) C#
11 1 (0.39%) Clojure
11 1 (0.39%) Haskell
11 1 (0.39%) Julia
11 1 (0.39%) Perl
11 1 (0.39%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (22.39%) PhD
2 48 (18.53%) Degree
3 4 (1.54%) Postgraduate
3 4 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.93%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.86%) Docker
2 7 (2.70%) HDFS
3 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.09%) Kibana
3 5 (1.93%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.16%) Ambari
4 3 (1.16%) Terraform
5 1 (0.39%) Oozie
Vendors
1 42 (16.22%) Tableau
2 11 (4.25%) Google
3 10 (3.86%) SAP
4 7 (2.70%) Alteryx
5 6 (2.32%) Cloudera
6 5 (1.93%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.93%) RapidMiner
6 5 (1.93%) Teradata
7 4 (1.54%) Facebook
8 3 (1.16%) Adobe
8 3 (1.16%) IBM
8 3 (1.16%) Oracle
9 2 (0.77%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.77%) i2
9 2 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.39%) Datameer
10 1 (0.39%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.39%) Splunk
10 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.39%) Twitter
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