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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Scientist
Rank 578 553 583
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 28 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.049% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.053% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 2
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£400 £450 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £400 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £670 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Scientist
Top 20 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 29 August 2014. 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 -14 28 £400 -15.78% 19
London +17 24 £575 +21.05% 17
City of London +17 6 £575 +15.00% 10
Hertfordshire - 4 £260 -
East of England - 4 £260 - 1
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 4
Cheshunt - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 3
Harrow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 31 (60.78%) Hadoop
2 30 (58.82%) SQL
3 26 (50.98%) R
4 25 (49.02%) Python
5 24 (47.06%) Big Data
6 20 (39.22%) Visualisation
7 18 (35.29%) SAS
8 17 (33.33%) Data Mining
8 17 (33.33%) Statistics
8 17 (33.33%) Analytics
9 15 (29.41%) Computer Science
10 14 (27.45%) MapReduce
10 14 (27.45%) Machine Learning
11 13 (25.49%) Mathematics
11 13 (25.49%) Java
12 12 (23.53%) ETL
12 12 (23.53%) Degree
12 12 (23.53%) Data Analysis
13 10 (19.61%) PhD
13 10 (19.61%) Predictive Modelling
13 10 (19.61%) Statistical Modelling
14 9 (17.65%) Apache Hive
14 9 (17.65%) Text Mining
15 7 (13.73%) MATLAB
15 7 (13.73%) Tableau
15 7 (13.73%) Apache Pig
15 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
16 6 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
16 6 (11.76%) Oracle
17 5 (9.80%) SOAP

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 18 (35.29%) SAS
2 7 (13.73%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Mathematica
2 2 (3.92%) SPSS
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (60.78%) Hadoop
2 24 (47.06%) Big Data
3 17 (33.33%) Data Mining
4 9 (17.65%) Apache Hive
4 9 (17.65%) Text Mining
5 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
6 5 (9.80%) Spotfire
6 5 (9.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
7 4 (7.84%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
8 3 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (5.88%) Mahout
8 3 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (3.92%) HBase
10 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.96%) DB2
10 1 (1.96%) MySQL
10 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
1 4 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) SOAP
1 5 (9.80%) REST
2 4 (7.84%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (7.84%) WSDL
3 3 (5.88%) Web Services
4 2 (3.92%) Cascading
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Visualisation
2 17 (33.33%) Statistics
3 15 (29.41%) Computer Science
4 13 (25.49%) Mathematics
5 5 (9.80%) Economics
6 4 (7.84%) Applied Mathematics
6 4 (7.84%) Life Science
6 4 (7.84%) Ontologies
7 3 (5.88%) Semantic Web
8 2 (3.92%) Informatics
8 2 (3.92%) Physics
8 2 (3.92%) Credit Risk
8 2 (3.92%) GIS
9 1 (1.96%) Social Media
9 1 (1.96%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Analytics
2 14 (27.45%) MapReduce
2 14 (27.45%) Machine Learning
3 12 (23.53%) ETL
3 12 (23.53%) Data Analysis
4 10 (19.61%) Predictive Modelling
4 10 (19.61%) Statistical Modelling
5 6 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (9.80%) RDF
6 5 (9.80%) Data Management
7 4 (7.84%) Operations Research
7 4 (7.84%) Resource Management
7 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.88%) Information Retrieval
9 2 (3.92%) Data Analytics
9 2 (3.92%) Customer Insight
9 2 (3.92%) B2C
9 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.96%) Predictive Analytics
10 1 (1.96%) Logistic Regression
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) SQL
2 26 (50.98%) R
3 25 (49.02%) Python
4 13 (25.49%) Java
5 7 (13.73%) MATLAB
6 5 (9.80%) Scala
7 4 (7.84%) SPARQL
7 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.84%) C++
8 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
9 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Degree
2 10 (19.61%) PhD
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) HDFS
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Tableau
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Teradata
3 4 (7.84%) Informatica
4 2 (3.92%) Cloudera
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Omniture
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.96%) Reuters
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.96%) Splunk
5 1 (1.96%) Greenplum
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