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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 554 577 591
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 102 50 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.092% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.097% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 36 18
Median daily rate £500 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £688 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £550 £285
% change year-on-year
-15.45% +92.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £30.21 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.78% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.21 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+88.78% -

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 25 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 27 May 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 +27 100 £500 - 48
London +18 65 £525 +5.00% 31
South East -5 15 £460 -29.23% 3
South West - 14 £500 - 3
City of London +40 13 £575 - 7
Buckinghamshire - 8 £463 -
Devon - 7 £425 -
High Wycombe - 7 £465 -
Exeter - 7 £425 -
Berkshire -2 6 £425 -39.28%
Wiltshire - 4 £850 - 1
West Midlands -12 2 £601 +118.36%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £650 -
Shropshire - 1 £501 -
Warwickshire - 1 £700 -
North West - 1 £350 - 2
Cheltenham - 1 £650 -
Erskine - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £501 -
Warwick - 1 £700 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 125 (67.93%) Python
2 110 (59.78%) Analytics
3 108 (58.70%) R
4 87 (47.28%) Machine Learning
5 85 (46.20%) Big Data
6 70 (38.04%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (35.87%) Hadoop
8 58 (31.52%) Finance
9 55 (29.89%) SQL
10 53 (28.80%) SAS
11 52 (28.26%) Degree
11 52 (28.26%) Apache Spark
12 51 (27.72%) Data Analytics
13 49 (26.63%) Java
14 42 (22.83%) Algorithms
15 41 (22.28%) Statistics
16 40 (21.74%) Visualisation
17 38 (20.65%) Computer Science
18 36 (19.57%) Apache Hive
19 33 (17.93%) Data Analysis
20 32 (17.39%) Scala
21 30 (16.30%) Mathematics
21 30 (16.30%) PhD
22 28 (15.22%) Statistical Modelling
23 26 (14.13%) C++
24 24 (13.04%) Data Mining
25 23 (12.50%) SPSS
26 22 (11.96%) MATLAB
27 21 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
27 21 (11.41%) Predictive Analytics

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 53 (28.80%) SAS
2 52 (28.26%) Apache Spark
3 19 (10.33%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.17%) Apache
5 3 (1.63%) Confluence
6 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.54%) IPython
7 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (12.50%) SPSS
2 10 (5.43%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.63%) CPLEX
4 3 (1.63%) Weka
5 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (46.20%) Big Data
2 66 (35.87%) Hadoop
3 36 (19.57%) Apache Hive
4 24 (13.04%) Data Mining
5 15 (8.15%) HPCC
6 14 (7.61%) QlikView
7 11 (5.98%) MySQL
8 8 (4.35%) MongoDB
9 7 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (3.80%) HBase
9 7 (3.80%) SQL Server
10 6 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.26%) Text Mining
11 5 (2.72%) Pentaho
12 4 (2.17%) Mahout
12 4 (2.17%) Neo4j
12 4 (2.17%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.09%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.09%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (31.52%) Finance
2 17 (9.24%) Marketing
3 13 (7.07%) Banking
4 9 (4.89%) Retail
5 5 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.17%) Law
7 3 (1.63%) Online Betting
7 3 (1.63%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.09%) Advertising
8 2 (1.09%) Electronics
8 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.09%) Military
8 2 (1.09%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
9 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.98%) SciPy
2 8 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
3 7 (3.80%) Pandas
3 7 (3.80%) scikit-learn
4 6 (3.26%) D3.js
5 5 (2.72%) NumPy
6 3 (1.63%) .NET
6 3 (1.63%) MLlib
7 2 (1.09%) Cascalog
7 2 (1.09%) HTML
7 2 (1.09%) Kafka
8 1 (0.54%) CSS
8 1 (0.54%) Django
8 1 (0.54%) MDX
8 1 (0.54%) OpenCL
8 1 (0.54%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (38.04%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (22.83%) Algorithms
3 41 (22.28%) Statistics
4 40 (21.74%) Visualisation
5 38 (20.65%) Computer Science
6 30 (16.30%) Mathematics
7 10 (5.43%) Physics
8 8 (4.35%) User Experience
9 7 (3.80%) Neural Network
9 7 (3.80%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (3.26%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (3.26%) Data Extraction
11 4 (2.17%) Hedge funds
11 4 (2.17%) Psychology
11 4 (2.17%) Smart Energy
12 3 (1.63%) Applied Mathematics
12 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.63%) Semantic Web
13 2 (1.09%) Life Science
13 2 (1.09%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.15%) Linux
2 12 (6.52%) Windows
3 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.54%) Unix
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (59.78%) Analytics
2 87 (47.28%) Machine Learning
3 51 (27.72%) Data Analytics
4 33 (17.93%) Data Analysis
5 28 (15.22%) Statistical Modelling
6 21 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (11.41%) Predictive Analytics
7 19 (10.33%) Open Source
7 19 (10.33%) Statistical Analysis
8 15 (8.15%) Data Visualisation
9 13 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (7.07%) Predictive Modelling
10 12 (6.52%) Project Management
11 11 (5.98%) ETL
12 10 (5.43%) Data Management
12 10 (5.43%) E-Commerce
13 9 (4.89%) Big Data Analytics
14 8 (4.35%) Data Modelling
14 8 (4.35%) MapReduce
14 8 (4.35%) Regression Analysis
Programming Languages
1 125 (67.93%) Python
2 108 (58.70%) R
3 55 (29.89%) SQL
4 49 (26.63%) Java
5 32 (17.39%) Scala
6 26 (14.13%) C++
7 22 (11.96%) MATLAB
8 16 (8.70%) VBA
9 13 (7.07%) Bash Shell
10 11 (5.98%) Perl
11 8 (4.35%) T-SQL
12 6 (3.26%) JavaScript
13 5 (2.72%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.09%) C
15 2 (1.09%) Clojure
15 2 (1.09%) Lua
15 2 (1.09%) Ruby
16 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (28.26%) Degree
2 30 (16.30%) PhD
3 14 (7.61%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) CLAS
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.98%) QA
2 4 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.63%) GridGain
2 2 (1.09%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (10.87%) Tableau
2 7 (3.80%) Cloudera
2 7 (3.80%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.80%) SAP
3 5 (2.72%) RapidMiner
4 4 (2.17%) Oracle
5 3 (1.63%) Google
5 3 (1.63%) IBM
5 3 (1.63%) ILOG
6 2 (1.09%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.09%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.09%) Teradata
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.54%) comScore
7 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago