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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 550 554 543
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 36 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.043% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.046% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 13
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£400 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -
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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 24 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 22 December 2014. 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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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 -16 36 £400 -11.11% 18
London +23 27 £400 - 13
City of London +5 9 £575 +16.45% 8
South East -14 6 - - 1
East of England - 3 £330 - 4
Hertfordshire - 3 £330 - 2
Berkshire +8 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
North West - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 38 (54.29%) Hadoop
2 34 (48.57%) Big Data
3 33 (47.14%) SQL
3 33 (47.14%) Statistics
4 32 (45.71%) Python
5 30 (42.86%) Analytics
6 23 (32.86%) R
7 22 (31.43%) Data Mining
8 20 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (28.57%) Algorithms
9 19 (27.14%) SAS
9 19 (27.14%) Computer Science
10 17 (24.29%) Mathematics
11 16 (22.86%) Predictive Modelling
12 15 (21.43%) Visualisation
13 14 (20.00%) Oracle
14 13 (18.57%) ETL
15 12 (17.14%) Java
15 12 (17.14%) Teradata
15 12 (17.14%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 12 (17.14%) Machine Learning
16 11 (15.71%) Data Analysis
16 11 (15.71%) Operations Research
16 11 (15.71%) Applied Mathematics
17 10 (14.29%) Informatica
17 10 (14.29%) Finance
17 10 (14.29%) Economics
17 10 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
17 10 (14.29%) Oracle Database
18 9 (12.86%) PhD

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 19 (27.14%) SAS
2 8 (11.43%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SPSS
2 2 (2.86%) Mathematica
3 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (54.29%) Hadoop
2 34 (48.57%) Big Data
3 22 (31.43%) Data Mining
4 12 (17.14%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 10 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 9 (12.86%) Apache Hive
7 5 (7.14%) NoSQL
8 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
8 4 (5.71%) MS Access
8 4 (5.71%) Text Mining
9 3 (4.29%) Spotfire
9 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.86%) MySQL
10 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (2.86%) HBase
11 1 (1.43%) Mahout
11 1 (1.43%) CouchDB
11 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
11 1 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Yeoman
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Marketing
3 3 (4.29%) Publishing
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Games
5 1 (1.43%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) WSDL
1 3 (4.29%) REST
1 3 (4.29%) SOAP
2 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 2 (2.86%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.43%) Cascalog
3 1 (1.43%) Pandas
3 1 (1.43%) Symfony
3 1 (1.43%) SciPy
3 1 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (47.14%) Statistics
2 20 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (28.57%) Algorithms
3 19 (27.14%) Computer Science
4 17 (24.29%) Mathematics
5 15 (21.43%) Visualisation
6 11 (15.71%) Applied Mathematics
7 10 (14.29%) Economics
8 8 (11.43%) User Experience
9 6 (8.57%) Credit Risk
10 5 (7.14%) Physics
11 3 (4.29%) Neural Network
11 3 (4.29%) Ontologies
12 2 (2.86%) Semantic Web
12 2 (2.86%) Life Science
13 1 (1.43%) Open Source
13 1 (1.43%) Social Media
13 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
13 1 (1.43%) Informatics
13 1 (1.43%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.43%) UNIX
1 1 (1.43%) Windows
1 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Analytics
2 16 (22.86%) Predictive Modelling
3 13 (18.57%) ETL
4 12 (17.14%) Machine Learning
5 11 (15.71%) Data Analysis
5 11 (15.71%) Operations Research
6 9 (12.86%) Statistical Modelling
7 8 (11.43%) Data Visualisation
8 7 (10.00%) MapReduce
9 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
10 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.71%) Migration
11 4 (5.71%) Product Management
11 4 (5.71%) Data Migration
12 3 (4.29%) Predictive Analytics
12 3 (4.29%) RDF
12 3 (4.29%) Bayesian Methods
13 2 (2.86%) Data Analytics
13 2 (2.86%) Information Retrieval
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.14%) SQL
2 32 (45.71%) Python
3 23 (32.86%) R
4 12 (17.14%) Java
5 7 (10.00%) C++
6 4 (5.71%) MATLAB
7 3 (4.29%) SPARQL
7 3 (4.29%) C#
8 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.43%) XQuery
9 1 (1.43%) VBA
9 1 (1.43%) Scala
9 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.43%) Clojure
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) PhD
2 7 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Oracle
2 12 (17.14%) Teradata
3 10 (14.29%) Informatica
4 7 (10.00%) Cloudera
5 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.71%) Tableau
7 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.43%) IBM
7 1 (1.43%) Omniture
7 1 (1.43%) Google
7 1 (1.43%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.43%) Splunk
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