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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 476 601 594
Rank change year-on-year
+125 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 145 43 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.078% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.082% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 29 26
Median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £640 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +34.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +119 139 £500 - 74
London +77 109 £514 +2.70% 47
City of London +13 21 £500 +25.00% 5
South East +39 9 - - 12
East Midlands -2 6 £413 -8.33%
East of England +7 5 £550 +83.33% 4
Derby - 5 £413 -
Derbyshire - 5 £413 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £550 - 4
North West +11 4 £481 +14.58% 7
West Midlands - 4 £300 -
West Sussex - 4 - - 1
Worthing - 3 - - 1
Warwick - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - - 3
Warwickshire - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £375 -
Wales - 3 £375 -
South West +17 2 £450 -21.73% 1
Surrey +12 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £550 - 4
Bristol +6 1 £450 -21.73%
Scotland - 1 £475 -
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £575 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £375 -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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.

1 186 (71.81%) Python
2 161 (62.16%) Machine Learning
3 149 (57.53%) R
4 112 (43.24%) Hadoop
5 105 (40.54%) SQL
6 104 (40.15%) Analytics
7 96 (37.07%) Statistics
8 90 (34.75%) Big Data
9 86 (33.20%) Mathematics
9 86 (33.20%) Algorithms
10 84 (32.43%) Apache Spark
11 74 (28.57%) Computer Science
12 66 (25.48%) Visualisation
12 66 (25.48%) PhD
13 63 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
14 56 (21.62%) Scala
15 52 (20.08%) Degree
16 49 (18.92%) Apache Hive
17 46 (17.76%) Java
17 46 (17.76%) SAS
18 43 (16.60%) Tableau
19 40 (15.44%) MATLAB
20 38 (14.67%) Data Mining
21 36 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
22 35 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
22 35 (13.51%) Data Visualisation
23 32 (12.36%) Data Modelling
24 30 (11.58%) Data Analysis
25 29 (11.20%) scikit-learn
26 28 (10.81%) Finance

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 84 (32.43%) Apache Spark
2 46 (17.76%) SAS
3 22 (8.49%) Apache Pig
4 12 (4.63%) Apache
5 10 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.70%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.54%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (7.72%) SPSS
2 8 (3.09%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.70%) Stata
4 5 (1.93%) MS Office
4 5 (1.93%) MS Visio
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%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.77%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.47%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (1.93%) PaaS
4 5 (1.93%) SaaS
5 4 (1.54%) Google Analytics
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
8 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.54%) HTTP
1 4 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (43.24%) Hadoop
2 90 (34.75%) Big Data
3 49 (18.92%) Apache Hive
4 38 (14.67%) Data Mining
5 20 (7.72%) Relational Database
6 19 (7.34%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.79%) SAP HANA
8 14 (5.41%) QlikView
9 11 (4.25%) MongoDB
10 10 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (3.86%) HBase
10 10 (3.86%) Text Mining
11 9 (3.47%) GIS
11 9 (3.47%) Mahout
12 8 (3.09%) Spotfire
13 7 (2.70%) Power BI
13 7 (2.70%) RDBMS
13 7 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 6 (2.32%) Impala
14 6 (2.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.77%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) ProC
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (10.81%) Finance
2 18 (6.95%) Marketing
2 18 (6.95%) Retail
3 17 (6.56%) Banking
4 6 (2.32%) Games
4 6 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.93%) Automotive
6 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.16%) Aerospace
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%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.20%) scikit-learn
2 24 (9.27%) Pandas
3 23 (8.88%) D3.js
4 22 (8.49%) Natural Language Processing
5 18 (6.95%) NumPy
6 11 (4.25%) SciPy
7 7 (2.70%) Kafka
8 6 (2.32%) TensorFlow
9 5 (1.93%) MLlib
10 4 (1.54%) Ajax
10 4 (1.54%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.54%) CSS
10 4 (1.54%) Django
10 4 (1.54%) HTML
10 4 (1.54%) jQuery
10 4 (1.54%) Matplotlib
10 4 (1.54%) REST
11 3 (1.16%) GWT
11 3 (1.16%) JavaFX
11 3 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (37.07%) Statistics
2 86 (33.20%) Algorithms
2 86 (33.20%) Mathematics
3 74 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 66 (25.48%) Visualisation
5 63 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (9.27%) Physics
7 22 (8.49%) Applied Mathematics
7 22 (8.49%) Neural Network
8 20 (7.72%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (3.47%) Credit Risk
10 7 (2.70%) FMCG
11 6 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.93%) Social Network
13 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.54%) Ontologies
13 4 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (1.16%) Clustering
14 3 (1.16%) Fintech
14 3 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.79%) Linux
2 5 (1.93%) Windows
3 3 (1.16%) Unix
4 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (62.16%) Machine Learning
2 104 (40.15%) Analytics
3 36 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (13.51%) Data Visualisation
5 32 (12.36%) Data Modelling
6 30 (11.58%) Data Analysis
7 25 (9.65%) Statistical Analysis
8 22 (8.49%) Predictive Modelling
9 20 (7.72%) Software Engineering
10 18 (6.95%) Data Analytics
10 18 (6.95%) OO
11 16 (6.18%) Anomaly Detection
12 15 (5.79%) E-Commerce
12 15 (5.79%) Statistical Modelling
13 14 (5.41%) Scrum
14 13 (5.02%) TDD
15 12 (4.63%) MapReduce
16 11 (4.25%) Predictive Analytics
16 11 (4.25%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 186 (71.81%) Python
2 149 (57.53%) R
3 105 (40.54%) SQL
4 56 (21.62%) Scala
5 46 (17.76%) Java
6 40 (15.44%) MATLAB
7 23 (8.88%) 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%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (25.48%) PhD
2 52 (20.08%) Degree
3 4 (1.54%) Postgraduate
4 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) CISSP
6 1 (0.39%) CLAS
6 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.93%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.47%) Docker
2 5 (1.93%) HDFS
3 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.09%) Kibana
3 3 (1.16%) Terraform
4 2 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.39%) Ambari
5 1 (0.39%) Oozie
Vendors
1 43 (16.60%) Tableau
2 18 (6.95%) SAP
3 12 (4.63%) Teradata
4 8 (3.09%) Google
4 8 (3.09%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.32%) Alteryx
5 6 (2.32%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.32%) Oracle
6 4 (1.54%) Facebook
7 3 (1.16%) Adobe
7 3 (1.16%) IBM
8 2 (0.77%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.77%) i2
8 2 (0.77%) RapidMiner
8 2 (0.77%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.77%) Splunk
9 1 (0.39%) Datameer
9 1 (0.39%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.39%) Snowplow
9 1 (0.39%) Twitter
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