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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 561 554 553
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 39 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.052% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.056% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 11
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£400 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 2014.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 23 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 28 November 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 -41 38 £400 -11.11% 18
London +5 23 £400 -8.57% 14
City of London +31 8 £575 +12.19% 4
Hertfordshire - 6 £358 - 2
East of England - 6 £358 - 3
South East -23 5 - - 1
South West - 4 £305 -
Wiltshire - 4 £305 -
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 36 (53.73%) Hadoop
2 32 (47.76%) Big Data
2 32 (47.76%) SQL
2 32 (47.76%) Statistics
3 30 (44.78%) Python
4 26 (38.81%) Analytics
5 25 (37.31%) Data Mining
6 24 (35.82%) R
7 21 (31.34%) Computer Science
7 21 (31.34%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (29.85%) Algorithms
9 19 (28.36%) SAS
10 17 (25.37%) Mathematics
11 15 (22.39%) Predictive Modelling
11 15 (22.39%) Visualisation
12 14 (20.90%) Machine Learning
12 14 (20.90%) ETL
13 13 (19.40%) Oracle
14 11 (16.42%) Java
14 11 (16.42%) PhD
14 11 (16.42%) Operations Research
14 11 (16.42%) Apache Hive
14 11 (16.42%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 11 (16.42%) Applied Mathematics
15 10 (14.93%) Apache Pig
15 10 (14.93%) Oracle ODI
15 10 (14.93%) Data Analysis
15 10 (14.93%) Economics
15 10 (14.93%) Teradata
16 9 (13.43%) Informatica

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (28.36%) SAS
2 10 (14.93%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SPSS
2 2 (2.99%) Mathematica
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.49%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (53.73%) Hadoop
2 32 (47.76%) Big Data
3 25 (37.31%) Data Mining
4 11 (16.42%) Apache Hive
4 11 (16.42%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 10 (14.93%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (13.43%) Oracle Database
7 6 (8.96%) Text Mining
8 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
9 4 (5.97%) MS Access
9 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
10 3 (4.48%) Spotfire
10 3 (4.48%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (2.99%) MySQL
11 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (2.99%) HBase
11 2 (2.99%) Mahout
12 1 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (1.49%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Yeoman
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Publishing
4 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) REST
1 3 (4.48%) WSDL
1 3 (4.48%) SOAP
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
2 2 (2.99%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.49%) SciPy
3 1 (1.49%) J2EE
3 1 (1.49%) Cascalog
3 1 (1.49%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 32 (47.76%) Statistics
2 21 (31.34%) Computer Science
2 21 (31.34%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (29.85%) Algorithms
4 17 (25.37%) Mathematics
5 15 (22.39%) Visualisation
6 11 (16.42%) Applied Mathematics
7 10 (14.93%) Economics
8 8 (11.94%) User Experience
9 5 (7.46%) Credit Risk
9 5 (7.46%) Physics
10 3 (4.48%) Neural Network
10 3 (4.48%) Ontologies
11 2 (2.99%) Life Science
11 2 (2.99%) Semantic Web
12 1 (1.49%) Open Source
12 1 (1.49%) Social Media
12 1 (1.49%) Informatics
12 1 (1.49%) Psychology
12 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) UNIX
1 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Analytics
2 15 (22.39%) Predictive Modelling
3 14 (20.90%) Machine Learning
3 14 (20.90%) ETL
4 11 (16.42%) Operations Research
5 10 (14.93%) Data Analysis
6 9 (13.43%) Data Visualisation
7 8 (11.94%) MapReduce
7 8 (11.94%) Statistical Modelling
8 6 (8.96%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.97%) Migration
10 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
11 3 (4.48%) Product Management
11 3 (4.48%) RDF
11 3 (4.48%) Bayesian Methods
11 3 (4.48%) Information Retrieval
12 2 (2.99%) Time Series Analysis
12 2 (2.99%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.76%) SQL
2 30 (44.78%) Python
3 24 (35.82%) R
4 11 (16.42%) Java
5 6 (8.96%) C++
6 4 (5.97%) MATLAB
7 3 (4.48%) SPARQL
7 3 (4.48%) Scala
7 3 (4.48%) C#
7 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.49%) Clojure
9 1 (1.49%) Ruby
9 1 (1.49%) XQuery
9 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) PhD
2 8 (11.94%) Degree
3 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Oracle
2 10 (14.93%) Teradata
3 9 (13.43%) Informatica
4 6 (8.96%) Cloudera
4 6 (8.96%) Tableau
5 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.49%) Splunk
6 1 (1.49%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.49%) Omniture
6 1 (1.49%) Google
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
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