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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 530 618 602
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 118 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.072% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.076% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 27 25
Median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £434 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £513 £305
% change year-on-year
-29.75% +68.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.70 - -
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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Data Scientist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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 +93 114 £500 - 50
London +31 71 £550 +10.00% 33
South East +34 19 £370 - 5
Middlesex - 9 £360 -
South West - 7 £349 - 1
East of England +6 6 £340 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £300 -
City of London +21 5 £550 +22.22% 4
Berkshire +12 4 £575 -
Yorkshire +9 4 £463 -13.95% 2
Warwickshire - 3 £238 -
Hampshire - 3 £365 - 1
Bristol - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £333 -
South Wales - 3 £160 - 1
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Warwick - 3 £238 -
Leeds - 3 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 1
Wales - 3 £160 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £340 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Salisbury - 2 £349 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £600 - 1
Newport - 2 £160 -
North West +13 1 - - 6
Cheshire +4 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Feltham - 1 £475 -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 149 (66.52%) Python
2 126 (56.25%) Machine Learning
3 125 (55.80%) R
4 116 (51.79%) Analytics
5 85 (37.95%) Big Data
6 81 (36.16%) Hadoop
6 81 (36.16%) SQL
7 79 (35.27%) Analytical Skills
8 67 (29.91%) Visualisation
8 67 (29.91%) Degree
9 66 (29.46%) Statistics
10 65 (29.02%) Computer Science
11 64 (28.57%) Algorithms
12 63 (28.13%) Apache Spark
13 60 (26.79%) Mathematics
14 59 (26.34%) PhD
15 50 (22.32%) SAS
16 47 (20.98%) Java
17 44 (19.64%) Data Mining
18 42 (18.75%) Finance
19 37 (16.52%) Scala
19 37 (16.52%) Statistical Modelling
20 36 (16.07%) MATLAB
21 33 (14.73%) Data Analytics
22 32 (14.29%) Tableau
23 31 (13.84%) C++
24 30 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
24 30 (13.39%) SPSS
25 29 (12.95%) Data Analysis
26 28 (12.50%) Apache Hive

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 63 (28.13%) Apache Spark
2 50 (22.32%) SAS
3 16 (7.14%) Apache Pig
4 10 (4.46%) Apache
5 8 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.68%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.34%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.89%) WordPress
9 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (13.39%) SPSS
2 17 (7.59%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.68%) Stata
4 5 (2.23%) MS Office
5 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.89%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.68%) SaaS
3 5 (2.23%) PaaS
4 4 (1.79%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) HTTP
1 4 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (37.95%) Big Data
2 81 (36.16%) Hadoop
3 44 (19.64%) Data Mining
4 28 (12.50%) Apache Hive
5 14 (6.25%) SAP HANA
6 13 (5.80%) QlikView
7 10 (4.46%) MySQL
7 10 (4.46%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.57%) GIS
8 8 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.57%) Text Mining
9 7 (3.13%) HBase
9 7 (3.13%) Mahout
9 7 (3.13%) Spotfire
10 6 (2.68%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.79%) QGIS
12 3 (1.34%) BigQuery
12 3 (1.34%) Mixpanel
12 3 (1.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (18.75%) Finance
2 20 (8.93%) Marketing
3 10 (4.46%) Retail
4 8 (3.57%) Banking
5 5 (2.23%) Games
6 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.79%) Military
6 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.34%) Automotive
7 3 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.89%) Advertising
8 2 (0.89%) Electronics
8 2 (0.89%) Front Office
8 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.45%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.59%) D3.js
2 16 (7.14%) Natural Language Processing
3 11 (4.91%) Pandas
3 11 (4.91%) SciPy
4 9 (4.02%) scikit-learn
5 8 (3.57%) MLlib
5 8 (3.57%) NumPy
6 5 (2.23%) CSS
6 5 (2.23%) Django
6 5 (2.23%) HTML
7 4 (1.79%) Ajax
7 4 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.79%) jQuery
7 4 (1.79%) Kafka
7 4 (1.79%) Matplotlib
7 4 (1.79%) REST
7 4 (1.79%) TensorFlow
8 3 (1.34%) Cascading
8 3 (1.34%) GWT
8 3 (1.34%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 79 (35.27%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (29.91%) Visualisation
3 66 (29.46%) Statistics
4 65 (29.02%) Computer Science
5 64 (28.57%) Algorithms
6 60 (26.79%) Mathematics
7 18 (8.04%) Neural Network
8 17 (7.59%) Artificial Intelligence
9 16 (7.14%) Applied Mathematics
10 15 (6.70%) Physics
11 9 (4.02%) Data Extraction
12 8 (3.57%) User Experience
13 7 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
14 5 (2.23%) Credit Risk
15 4 (1.79%) Ontologies
15 4 (1.79%) Psychology
15 4 (1.79%) Smart Energy
16 3 (1.34%) Data Structures
16 3 (1.34%) Remote Sensing
16 3 (1.34%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.91%) Linux
2 7 (3.13%) Windows
3 2 (0.89%) Unix
3 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.45%) CentOS
4 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (56.25%) Machine Learning
2 116 (51.79%) Analytics
3 37 (16.52%) Statistical Modelling
4 33 (14.73%) Data Analytics
5 30 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (12.95%) Data Analysis
7 21 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (8.48%) Data Visualisation
9 18 (8.04%) Data Modelling
10 17 (7.59%) Statistical Analysis
11 14 (6.25%) Open Source
11 14 (6.25%) Predictive Analytics
12 13 (5.80%) Predictive Modelling
13 12 (5.36%) Deep Learning
13 12 (5.36%) Project Management
14 11 (4.91%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.46%) Linear Regression
15 10 (4.46%) Predictive Analysis
15 10 (4.46%) Software Engineering
16 9 (4.02%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 149 (66.52%) Python
2 125 (55.80%) R
3 81 (36.16%) SQL
4 47 (20.98%) Java
5 37 (16.52%) Scala
6 36 (16.07%) MATLAB
7 31 (13.84%) C++
8 17 (7.59%) VBA
9 8 (3.57%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.68%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.79%) Ruby
12 3 (1.34%) Lua
13 2 (0.89%) C
14 1 (0.45%) Perl
14 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (29.91%) Degree
2 59 (26.34%) PhD
3 14 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.91%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.34%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.89%) CISSP
7 2 (0.89%) CLAS
7 2 (0.89%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.91%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.34%) Docker
1 3 (1.34%) HDFS
2 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.34%) Kibana
2 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (14.29%) Tableau
2 16 (7.14%) SAP
3 12 (5.36%) Teradata
4 10 (4.46%) Google
5 6 (2.68%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.68%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.68%) Oracle
6 4 (1.79%) Facebook
7 3 (1.34%) IBM
8 2 (0.89%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.89%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.89%) i2
8 2 (0.89%) RapidMiner
8 2 (0.89%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.89%) Splunk
9 1 (0.45%) Adobe
9 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.45%) Datameer
9 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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