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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 518 545 527
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 58 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.042% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.045% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 8
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£450 £531 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 30 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 27 February 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 +19 58 £450 -15.29% 24
London +2 37 £513 -3.52% 19
South East - 14 £450 - 4
City of London +23 13 £569 +4.59% 5
Surrey - 11 £450 - 2
Leatherhead - 7 £450 -
South West - 5 £375 -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
West Midlands -5 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 44 (45.83%) Python
1 44 (45.83%) Analytics
2 41 (42.71%) Hadoop
3 38 (39.58%) R
4 35 (36.46%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (33.33%) Big Data
6 30 (31.25%) Statistics
7 28 (29.17%) SQL
8 23 (23.96%) Mathematics
9 22 (22.92%) SAS
10 20 (20.83%) Data Mining
11 18 (18.75%) Finance
12 17 (17.71%) Visualisation
12 17 (17.71%) Algorithms
13 16 (16.67%) Data Analysis
14 15 (15.63%) Retail
14 15 (15.63%) PhD
14 15 (15.63%) Computer Science
15 14 (14.58%) Predictive Modelling
16 13 (13.54%) Machine Learning
17 12 (12.50%) Physics
17 12 (12.50%) Java
17 12 (12.50%) ETL
17 12 (12.50%) User Experience
18 11 (11.46%) MATLAB
18 11 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
18 11 (11.46%) Statistical Analysis
19 10 (10.42%) Degree
19 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
19 10 (10.42%) Open Source

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (22.92%) SAS
2 6 (6.25%) Apache Pig
3 4 (4.17%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Mathematica
2 1 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (42.71%) Hadoop
2 32 (33.33%) Big Data
3 20 (20.83%) Data Mining
4 7 (7.29%) QlikView
4 7 (7.29%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 7 (7.29%) Apache Hive
5 6 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.17%) MS Access
6 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.17%) HBase
6 4 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (3.13%) Text Mining
7 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.04%) Base SAS
9 1 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.04%) MySQL
9 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Yeoman
General
1 18 (18.75%) Finance
2 15 (15.63%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Law
4 3 (3.13%) Back Office
4 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.13%) Publishing
4 3 (3.13%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.08%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) French Language
6 1 (1.04%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.04%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.04%) Cascalog
2 1 (1.04%) Pandas
2 1 (1.04%) J2EE
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) Symfony
2 1 (1.04%) SciPy
2 1 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (36.46%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (31.25%) Statistics
3 23 (23.96%) Mathematics
4 17 (17.71%) Visualisation
4 17 (17.71%) Algorithms
5 15 (15.63%) Computer Science
6 12 (12.50%) Physics
6 12 (12.50%) User Experience
7 10 (10.42%) Open Source
8 8 (8.33%) Applied Mathematics
9 6 (6.25%) Economics
10 5 (5.21%) Credit Risk
11 4 (4.17%) Social Media
12 3 (3.13%) Neural Network
13 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
14 1 (1.04%) Xbox
14 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
14 1 (1.04%) Health Informatics
14 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
14 1 (1.04%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.83%) Analytics
2 16 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 14 (14.58%) Predictive Modelling
4 13 (13.54%) Machine Learning
5 12 (12.50%) ETL
6 11 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.46%) Statistical Analysis
7 10 (10.42%) Statistical Modelling
8 9 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.29%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.29%) Operations Research
10 6 (6.25%) Logistic Regression
10 6 (6.25%) Data Migration
10 6 (6.25%) Migration
10 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.21%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (5.21%) Data Architecture
12 4 (4.17%) Product Management
12 4 (4.17%) Regression Analysis
12 4 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.83%) Python
2 38 (39.58%) R
3 28 (29.17%) SQL
4 12 (12.50%) Java
5 11 (11.46%) MATLAB
6 5 (5.21%) C++
7 4 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.08%) C#
8 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.04%) VBA
9 1 (1.04%) XQuery
9 1 (1.04%) Clojure
9 1 (1.04%) Scala
9 1 (1.04%) Golang
Qualifications
1 15 (15.63%) PhD
2 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Tableau
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle
2 8 (8.33%) Teradata
3 7 (7.29%) Cloudera
4 6 (6.25%) Informatica
5 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.13%) Cognos
7 1 (1.04%) Cerner
7 1 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.04%) Netezza
7 1 (1.04%) MapR
7 1 (1.04%) Vertica
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