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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 555 555 559
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 48 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.058% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.062% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 11
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£513 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £625 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £400
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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 2015.

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 12 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 2 July 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 +2 48 £513 -2.38% 48
London +16 42 £500 -4.76% 32
City of London -2 10 £575 +4.54% 9
South East - 3 £650 - 4
Surrey - 3 £650 - 2
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £175 - 4
Lichfield - 2 £175 -
Staffordshire - 2 £175 -
Norwich - 1 £550 -
Norfolk - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 £550 - 1

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 63 (58.33%) Python
2 61 (56.48%) R
3 49 (45.37%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (43.52%) Analytics
4 47 (43.52%) Hadoop
5 42 (38.89%) SQL
6 40 (37.04%) Big Data
7 33 (30.56%) Data Analysis
8 31 (28.70%) SAS
9 29 (26.85%) Visualisation
10 28 (25.93%) Statistics
11 25 (23.15%) Mathematics
12 24 (22.22%) PhD
13 22 (20.37%) Finance
14 20 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (16.67%) Retail
15 18 (16.67%) Data Mining
15 18 (16.67%) Marketing
16 17 (15.74%) Computer Science
16 17 (15.74%) Machine Learning
17 16 (14.81%) Open Source
18 15 (13.89%) Degree
18 15 (13.89%) MATLAB
18 15 (13.89%) Tableau
19 14 (12.96%) Statistical Modelling
19 14 (12.96%) SPSS
20 13 (12.04%) Algorithms
21 12 (11.11%) Java
22 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
22 11 (10.19%) Physics

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 31 (28.70%) SAS
2 7 (6.48%) Apache Pig
2 7 (6.48%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.78%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) SPSS
2 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) Broadband
1 5 (4.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (43.52%) Hadoop
2 40 (37.04%) Big Data
3 18 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 11 (10.19%) Apache Hive
5 9 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 9 (8.33%) QlikView
6 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.70%) HBase
6 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.78%) Text Mining
8 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.85%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.85%) OLAP
8 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.85%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.85%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.93%) Impala
General
1 22 (20.37%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Retail
2 18 (16.67%) Marketing
3 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Games
4 4 (3.70%) Law
4 4 (3.70%) Back Office
5 3 (2.78%) Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) Middleware
2 4 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (2.78%) HTML
4 2 (1.85%) SciPy
4 2 (1.85%) NumPy
5 1 (0.93%) Kafka
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 49 (45.37%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (26.85%) Visualisation
3 28 (25.93%) Statistics
4 25 (23.15%) Mathematics
5 17 (15.74%) Computer Science
6 13 (12.04%) Algorithms
7 11 (10.19%) Physics
8 6 (5.56%) Credit Risk
9 5 (4.63%) Social Media
9 5 (4.63%) Economics
9 5 (4.63%) User Experience
10 3 (2.78%) Neural Network
11 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.85%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.93%) Xbox
12 1 (0.93%) Health Informatics
12 1 (0.93%) Online Games
12 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.93%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.52%) Analytics
2 33 (30.56%) Data Analysis
3 20 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (15.74%) Machine Learning
5 16 (14.81%) Open Source
6 14 (12.96%) Statistical Modelling
7 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (9.26%) Data Modelling
9 9 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
9 9 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
10 7 (6.48%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.56%) Regression Analysis
11 6 (5.56%) Logistic Regression
11 6 (5.56%) Quantitative Analysis
11 6 (5.56%) ETL
12 5 (4.63%) Network Planning
12 5 (4.63%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (4.63%) Data Architecture
12 5 (4.63%) MapReduce
12 5 (4.63%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 63 (58.33%) Python
2 61 (56.48%) R
3 42 (38.89%) SQL
4 15 (13.89%) MATLAB
5 12 (11.11%) Java
6 8 (7.41%) C++
7 5 (4.63%) Scala
8 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.85%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (22.22%) PhD
2 15 (13.89%) Degree
3 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
1 1 (0.93%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) HDFS
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) OPNET
2 1 (0.93%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Tableau
2 7 (6.48%) Cloudera
3 3 (2.78%) Adobe
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
3 3 (2.78%) Cognos
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.85%) Teradata
4 2 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (0.93%) Coremetrics
5 1 (0.93%) Netezza
5 1 (0.93%) Splunk
5 1 (0.93%) MapR
5 1 (0.93%) Vertica
5 1 (0.93%) Omniture
5 1 (0.93%) Cerner
5 1 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
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