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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 538 617 616
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 109 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.073% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.077% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 26 21
Median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £433 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £500 £260
% change year-on-year
-27.00% +92.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.40 - -
UK excluding London median 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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +70 106 £500 - 29
London +12 64 £550 +10.00% 18
South East - 15 £360 - 3
South West - 12 £425 - 3
Middlesex - 9 £360 -
Exeter - 5 £425 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £525 -
East of England - 5 £340 -
Devon - 5 £425 - 2
City of London +19 4 £600 +4.34% 4
Yorkshire - 4 £463 - 1
Bristol - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £333 -
Warwickshire - 3 £238 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Warwick - 3 £238 -
Leeds - 3 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £340 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Salisbury - 2 £349 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £550 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £365 -
Newport - 1 £160 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £365 -
Middlesbrough - 1 £550 -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 140 (66.04%) Python
2 126 (59.43%) R
3 122 (57.55%) Machine Learning
4 113 (53.30%) Analytics
5 83 (39.15%) Big Data
6 81 (38.21%) Analytical Skills
7 80 (37.74%) Hadoop
8 76 (35.85%) SQL
9 66 (31.13%) Degree
10 61 (28.77%) Visualisation
11 60 (28.30%) Computer Science
11 60 (28.30%) Statistics
11 60 (28.30%) Apache Spark
12 58 (27.36%) PhD
13 57 (26.89%) Algorithms
14 53 (25.00%) Mathematics
15 50 (23.58%) SAS
16 48 (22.64%) Java
17 45 (21.23%) Finance
18 39 (18.40%) Data Mining
19 37 (17.45%) Scala
19 37 (17.45%) Data Analytics
20 35 (16.51%) MATLAB
21 32 (15.09%) Statistical Modelling
22 31 (14.62%) Apache Hive
23 30 (14.15%) Tableau
23 30 (14.15%) C++
23 30 (14.15%) Data Analysis
24 29 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
25 27 (12.74%) SPSS

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 60 (28.30%) Apache Spark
2 50 (23.58%) SAS
3 14 (6.60%) Apache Pig
4 7 (3.30%) Apache
5 5 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.42%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.94%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.94%) WordPress
8 1 (0.47%) Confluence
8 1 (0.47%) IPython
Applications
1 27 (12.74%) SPSS
2 16 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.83%) MS Office
3 6 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.89%) Stata
5 2 (0.94%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.89%) SaaS
3 3 (1.42%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.42%) PaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.89%) Network Security
2 3 (1.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (39.15%) Big Data
2 80 (37.74%) Hadoop
3 39 (18.40%) Data Mining
4 31 (14.62%) Apache Hive
5 18 (8.49%) QlikView
6 13 (6.13%) SAP HANA
7 10 (4.72%) MySQL
8 8 (3.77%) HBase
8 8 (3.77%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.30%) Mahout
9 7 (3.30%) Spotfire
9 7 (3.30%) Text Mining
10 6 (2.83%) GIS
10 6 (2.83%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.89%) Neo4j
13 3 (1.42%) BigQuery
13 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.42%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.47%) Yeoman
General
1 45 (21.23%) Finance
2 18 (8.49%) Marketing
3 9 (4.25%) Banking
4 7 (3.30%) Retail
5 4 (1.89%) Military
6 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.42%) Games
6 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.94%) Advertising
7 2 (0.94%) Automotive
7 2 (0.94%) Electronics
7 2 (0.94%) Front Office
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.08%) D3.js
1 15 (7.08%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (5.66%) SciPy
3 10 (4.72%) Pandas
4 9 (4.25%) scikit-learn
5 8 (3.77%) NumPy
6 5 (2.36%) Django
7 4 (1.89%) CSS
7 4 (1.89%) HTML
7 4 (1.89%) MLlib
7 4 (1.89%) TensorFlow
8 3 (1.42%) Ajax
8 3 (1.42%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.42%) Cascading
8 3 (1.42%) GWT
8 3 (1.42%) JavaFX
8 3 (1.42%) jQuery
8 3 (1.42%) Kafka
8 3 (1.42%) REST
8 3 (1.42%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 81 (38.21%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (28.77%) Visualisation
3 60 (28.30%) Computer Science
3 60 (28.30%) Statistics
4 57 (26.89%) Algorithms
5 53 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 18 (8.49%) Neural Network
7 17 (8.02%) Artificial Intelligence
8 15 (7.08%) Applied Mathematics
9 12 (5.66%) Physics
10 8 (3.77%) User Experience
11 7 (3.30%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (2.83%) Data Extraction
13 4 (1.89%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.89%) Ontologies
13 4 (1.89%) Psychology
14 3 (1.42%) Hedge funds
14 3 (1.42%) Remote Sensing
14 3 (1.42%) Semantic Web
14 3 (1.42%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.25%) Linux
2 7 (3.30%) Windows
3 3 (1.42%) Unix
4 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.47%) CentOS
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (57.55%) Machine Learning
2 113 (53.30%) Analytics
3 37 (17.45%) Data Analytics
4 32 (15.09%) Statistical Modelling
5 30 (14.15%) Data Analysis
6 29 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (8.02%) Statistical Analysis
9 16 (7.55%) Data Modelling
9 16 (7.55%) Data Visualisation
10 14 (6.60%) Predictive Analytics
11 13 (6.13%) Open Source
12 12 (5.66%) Deep Learning
12 12 (5.66%) Project Management
13 11 (5.19%) E-Commerce
13 11 (5.19%) Predictive Modelling
14 10 (4.72%) Linear Regression
14 10 (4.72%) Predictive Analysis
14 10 (4.72%) Software Engineering
15 9 (4.25%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 140 (66.04%) Python
2 126 (59.43%) R
3 76 (35.85%) SQL
4 48 (22.64%) Java
5 37 (17.45%) Scala
6 35 (16.51%) MATLAB
7 30 (14.15%) C++
8 18 (8.49%) VBA
9 8 (3.77%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.30%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.42%) Lua
11 3 (1.42%) Ruby
12 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.47%) C
13 1 (0.47%) Clojure
13 1 (0.47%) Cypher
13 1 (0.47%) Perl
13 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (31.13%) Degree
2 58 (27.36%) PhD
3 14 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.19%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.94%) CISSP
6 2 (0.94%) CLAS
6 2 (0.94%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.94%) ISEB
6 2 (0.94%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) Kibana
2 1 (0.47%) Nagios
2 1 (0.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 30 (14.15%) Tableau
2 15 (7.08%) SAP
3 13 (6.13%) Teradata
4 9 (4.25%) Google
5 8 (3.77%) Oracle
6 6 (2.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.36%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.89%) Facebook
8 4 (1.89%) IBM
9 2 (0.94%) i2
9 2 (0.94%) RapidMiner
9 2 (0.94%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.47%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.47%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.47%) Splunk
10 1 (0.47%) Twitter
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