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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 545 549 531
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 54 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.040% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.044% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 8
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£463 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £780 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £285 -
% change year-on-year
+49.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 March 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 +24 54 £463 -11.90% 25
London +15 32 £500 -6.97% 19
City of London +23 14 £575 +4.54% 5
South East - 14 £450 - 2
Surrey - 11 £450 - 1
Leatherhead - 8 £450 -
South West -1 5 £375 +31.57%
Bristol - 4 £375 -
West Midlands -5 2 £275 -
Berkshire - 2 £700 -
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
Reading - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £700 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Scotland - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 46 (50.00%) Analytics
2 44 (47.83%) Python
3 42 (45.65%) R
4 40 (43.48%) Hadoop
5 38 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (38.04%) Big Data
7 28 (30.43%) Statistics
8 21 (22.83%) Mathematics
9 20 (21.74%) Data Mining
9 20 (21.74%) SQL
10 19 (20.65%) SAS
11 17 (18.48%) Data Analysis
12 16 (17.39%) Retail
12 16 (17.39%) PhD
13 15 (16.30%) Visualisation
14 14 (15.22%) Machine Learning
14 14 (15.22%) Degree
14 14 (15.22%) Finance
14 14 (15.22%) Algorithms
15 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
16 12 (13.04%) Physics
16 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (13.04%) Java
17 11 (11.96%) Statistical Analysis
17 11 (11.96%) Open Source
17 11 (11.96%) Predictive Modelling
18 10 (10.87%) MATLAB
18 10 (10.87%) User Experience
19 9 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
19 9 (9.78%) Tableau

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (20.65%) SAS
2 5 (5.43%) Apache Pig
3 4 (4.35%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.26%) Apache
5 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (43.48%) Hadoop
2 35 (38.04%) Big Data
3 20 (21.74%) Data Mining
4 7 (7.61%) QlikView
5 6 (6.52%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.35%) HBase
6 4 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (3.26%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.26%) Text Mining
8 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.09%) Base SAS
9 1 (1.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.09%) MySQL
General
1 16 (17.39%) Retail
2 14 (15.22%) Finance
3 6 (6.52%) Marketing
4 4 (4.35%) Law
4 4 (4.35%) Back Office
5 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Publishing
5 3 (3.26%) Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.17%) Games
6 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.09%) French Language
7 1 (1.09%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.09%) Billing
7 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.09%) J2EE
2 1 (1.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) Symfony
2 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (30.43%) Statistics
3 21 (22.83%) Mathematics
4 15 (16.30%) Visualisation
5 14 (15.22%) Algorithms
6 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
7 12 (13.04%) Physics
8 11 (11.96%) Open Source
9 10 (10.87%) User Experience
10 6 (6.52%) Credit Risk
11 5 (5.43%) Social Media
11 5 (5.43%) Applied Mathematics
12 4 (4.35%) Neural Network
13 3 (3.26%) Economics
14 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
15 1 (1.09%) Xbox
15 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
15 1 (1.09%) Health Informatics
15 1 (1.09%) Informatics
15 1 (1.09%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (50.00%) Analytics
2 17 (18.48%) Data Analysis
3 14 (15.22%) Machine Learning
4 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.96%) Statistical Analysis
5 11 (11.96%) Predictive Modelling
6 9 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.61%) ETL
7 7 (7.61%) Statistical Modelling
7 7 (7.61%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.52%) Logistic Regression
8 6 (6.52%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.43%) Predictive Analytics
9 5 (5.43%) Data Architecture
9 5 (5.43%) Data Visualisation
10 4 (4.35%) MapReduce
10 4 (4.35%) Regression Analysis
10 4 (4.35%) Product Management
10 4 (4.35%) Operations Research
10 4 (4.35%) Linear Regression
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.83%) Python
2 42 (45.65%) R
3 20 (21.74%) SQL
4 12 (13.04%) Java
5 10 (10.87%) MATLAB
6 6 (6.52%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) C#
9 1 (1.09%) Scala
9 1 (1.09%) XQuery
9 1 (1.09%) Golang
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) PhD
2 14 (15.22%) Degree
3 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Tableau
2 8 (8.70%) Cloudera
3 5 (5.43%) Teradata
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) Cognos
4 3 (3.26%) Informatica
5 1 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.09%) Cerner
5 1 (1.09%) Netezza
5 1 (1.09%) Vertica
5 1 (1.09%) MapR
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