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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Scientist
Rank 551 600 587
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 100 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.081% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.085% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 31 21
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -
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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 29 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 28 July 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 +37 98 £500 - 44
London +25 63 £525 +5.00% 32
South West - 15 £425 - 2
South East +22 12 £360 -44.61% 2
Exeter - 11 £425 -
Devon - 11 £425 -
City of London +42 7 £575 +2.22% 11
Middlesex - 7 £360 -
Yorkshire - 4 £463 - 4
West Midlands -31 3 £550 +214.28%
Berkshire - 3 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 3
Leeds - 3 £375 - 3
Warwick - 2 £625 -
Warwickshire - 2 £625 -
East of England +23 1 - - 2
Surrey -3 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £525 -
Feltham - 1 £475 -
Swindon - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Middlesbrough - 1 £550 -
Staines - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 133 (66.50%) Python
2 115 (57.50%) R
3 107 (53.50%) Machine Learning
4 104 (52.00%) Analytics
5 84 (42.00%) Big Data
6 81 (40.50%) Analytical Skills
7 73 (36.50%) Hadoop
8 65 (32.50%) SQL
9 63 (31.50%) Finance
10 61 (30.50%) Apache Spark
11 59 (29.50%) Degree
12 57 (28.50%) Java
13 56 (28.00%) Computer Science
14 48 (24.00%) Visualisation
14 48 (24.00%) SAS
15 47 (23.50%) PhD
15 47 (23.50%) Statistics
16 45 (22.50%) Scala
16 45 (22.50%) Algorithms
17 43 (21.50%) Mathematics
18 41 (20.50%) Data Analytics
18 41 (20.50%) Apache Hive
19 34 (17.00%) Data Mining
20 31 (15.50%) MATLAB
21 30 (15.00%) Data Analysis
22 28 (14.00%) SPSS
23 27 (13.50%) C++
23 27 (13.50%) Statistical Modelling
24 26 (13.00%) Tableau
24 26 (13.00%) Business Intelligence

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 61 (30.50%) Apache Spark
2 48 (24.00%) SAS
3 21 (10.50%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.50%) Apache
5 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.00%) WordPress
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.50%) Confluence
6 1 (0.50%) IPython
Applications
1 28 (14.00%) SPSS
2 14 (7.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.00%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.50%) MS Office
5 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.50%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.00%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (42.00%) Big Data
2 73 (36.50%) Hadoop
3 41 (20.50%) Apache Hive
4 34 (17.00%) Data Mining
5 17 (8.50%) QlikView
6 10 (5.00%) HBase
6 10 (5.00%) MySQL
6 10 (5.00%) SAP HANA
7 8 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (4.00%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (3.50%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.00%) Mahout
10 5 (2.50%) Spotfire
10 5 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.50%) Text Mining
11 4 (2.00%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.00%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (31.50%) Finance
2 17 (8.50%) Marketing
3 15 (7.50%) Banking
4 8 (4.00%) Retail
5 4 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.00%) Law
6 3 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.00%) Advertising
7 2 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.00%) Military
7 2 (1.00%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) Front Office
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.00%) SciPy
2 9 (4.50%) Pandas
2 9 (4.50%) scikit-learn
3 8 (4.00%) Natural Language Processing
4 7 (3.50%) D3.js
4 7 (3.50%) NumPy
5 4 (2.00%) MLlib
6 2 (1.00%) Cascading
6 2 (1.00%) Cascalog
6 2 (1.00%) Django
6 2 (1.00%) HTML
6 2 (1.00%) JDBC
6 2 (1.00%) Kafka
6 2 (1.00%) RESTful
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) OpenCL
7 1 (0.50%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 81 (40.50%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (28.00%) Computer Science
3 48 (24.00%) Visualisation
4 47 (23.50%) Statistics
5 45 (22.50%) Algorithms
6 43 (21.50%) Mathematics
7 13 (6.50%) Artificial Intelligence
8 10 (5.00%) Neural Network
9 9 (4.50%) Physics
10 8 (4.00%) User Experience
11 7 (3.50%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (3.00%) Applied Mathematics
12 6 (3.00%) Data Extraction
13 4 (2.00%) Credit Risk
13 4 (2.00%) Psychology
14 3 (1.50%) Hedge funds
14 3 (1.50%) Smart Energy
15 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
15 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 2 (1.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.00%) Linux
2 5 (2.50%) Windows
3 3 (1.50%) Unix
4 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.50%) CentOS
5 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (53.50%) Machine Learning
2 104 (52.00%) Analytics
3 41 (20.50%) Data Analytics
4 30 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 27 (13.50%) Statistical Modelling
6 26 (13.00%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
8 17 (8.50%) Predictive Analytics
9 16 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.50%) Predictive Modelling
11 12 (6.00%) Project Management
12 11 (5.50%) Data Modelling
12 11 (5.50%) Data Visualisation
12 11 (5.50%) Open Source
13 10 (5.00%) Linear Regression
14 9 (4.50%) Validation
15 8 (4.00%) Data Management
15 8 (4.00%) E-Commerce
15 8 (4.00%) Regression Analysis
15 8 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 133 (66.50%) Python
2 115 (57.50%) R
3 65 (32.50%) SQL
4 57 (28.50%) Java
5 45 (22.50%) Scala
6 31 (15.50%) MATLAB
7 27 (13.50%) C++
8 17 (8.50%) VBA
9 7 (3.50%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.50%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.50%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.50%) Lua
11 3 (1.50%) Ruby
11 3 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.00%) Clojure
12 2 (1.00%) Perl
13 1 (0.50%) C
13 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (29.50%) Degree
2 47 (23.50%) PhD
3 11 (5.50%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.00%) CISSP
5 2 (1.00%) CLAS
5 2 (1.00%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.00%) ISEB
6 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.50%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.50%) Apache Flume
1 3 (1.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Nagios
1 1 (0.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 26 (13.00%) Tableau
2 17 (8.50%) SAP
3 10 (5.00%) Teradata
4 7 (3.50%) Cloudera
4 7 (3.50%) Oracle
5 6 (3.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.50%) RapidMiner
7 4 (2.00%) IBM
8 3 (1.50%) Google
9 2 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.50%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.50%) ILOG
10 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.50%) Splunk