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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 533 581 533
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 64 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.033% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.036% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 8
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£475 £513 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £394 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £738 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £285 -
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 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 13 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 April 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 +45 64 £475 -7.31% 42
London +18 46 £488 -7.14% 34
City of London +18 15 £575 +15.00% 11
South East - 14 £450 - 4
Surrey - 12 £450 -
Leatherhead - 8 £450 -
West Midlands -12 3 £275 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Lichfield - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Slough - 1 £700 -
Berkshire - 1 £700 - 2
Birmingham - 1 £275 -

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 59 (53.64%) Python
2 55 (50.00%) R
3 51 (46.36%) Analytics
3 51 (46.36%) Hadoop
4 46 (41.82%) Big Data
5 45 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (33.64%) SQL
7 30 (27.27%) Statistics
8 28 (25.45%) Data Analysis
9 27 (24.55%) SAS
10 26 (23.64%) Mathematics
11 23 (20.91%) PhD
12 22 (20.00%) Finance
12 22 (20.00%) Visualisation
13 18 (16.36%) Computer Science
14 17 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (14.55%) Data Mining
15 16 (14.55%) Java
15 16 (14.55%) Degree
15 16 (14.55%) Algorithms
15 16 (14.55%) Machine Learning
16 14 (12.73%) Tableau
16 14 (12.73%) Retail
16 14 (12.73%) MATLAB
17 13 (11.82%) Physics
17 13 (11.82%) Apache Hive
18 12 (10.91%) Predictive Modelling
18 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
19 11 (10.00%) Marketing
19 11 (10.00%) Open Source

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 27 (24.55%) SAS
2 10 (9.09%) Apache Pig
3 6 (5.45%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.73%) Apache
5 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) SPSS
2 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.91%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) Internet
2 3 (2.73%) Broadband
3 1 (0.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (46.36%) Hadoop
2 46 (41.82%) Big Data
3 16 (14.55%) Data Mining
4 13 (11.82%) Apache Hive
5 9 (8.18%) NoSQL
6 8 (7.27%) QlikView
7 5 (4.55%) HBase
7 5 (4.55%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 5 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.73%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (2.73%) Text Mining
9 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.82%) OLAP
10 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.82%) Data Mart
10 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.82%) Base SAS
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 14 (12.73%) Retail
3 11 (10.00%) Marketing
4 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.64%) Back Office
5 4 (3.64%) Law
5 4 (3.64%) Games
6 3 (2.73%) Banking
6 3 (2.73%) Publishing
7 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.91%) French Language
8 1 (0.91%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.91%) Billing
8 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.91%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (2.73%) Middleware
3 2 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (0.91%) J2EE
4 1 (0.91%) Web Services
4 1 (0.91%) Kafka
4 1 (0.91%) Symfony
4 1 (0.91%) SciPy
4 1 (0.91%) NumPy
4 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (27.27%) Statistics
3 26 (23.64%) Mathematics
4 22 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 18 (16.36%) Computer Science
6 16 (14.55%) Algorithms
7 13 (11.82%) Physics
8 11 (10.00%) Open Source
9 10 (9.09%) User Experience
10 6 (5.45%) Credit Risk
10 6 (5.45%) Economics
11 5 (4.55%) Applied Mathematics
11 5 (4.55%) Social Media
12 4 (3.64%) Neural Network
13 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.91%) Xbox
14 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
14 1 (0.91%) Informatics
14 1 (0.91%) Health Informatics
14 1 (0.91%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.82%) Linux
2 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.36%) Analytics
2 28 (25.45%) Data Analysis
3 17 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (14.55%) Machine Learning
5 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.91%) Predictive Modelling
6 10 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
6 10 (9.09%) ETL
6 10 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
7 9 (8.18%) Data Modelling
8 8 (7.27%) MapReduce
9 7 (6.36%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.36%) Logistic Regression
10 6 (5.45%) Data Architecture
10 6 (5.45%) Predictive Analytics
11 5 (4.55%) Regression Analysis
11 5 (4.55%) Linear Regression
12 4 (3.64%) Data Visualisation
12 4 (3.64%) Operations Research
13 3 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 59 (53.64%) Python
2 55 (50.00%) R
3 37 (33.64%) SQL
4 16 (14.55%) Java
5 14 (12.73%) MATLAB
6 8 (7.27%) C++
7 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.64%) Scala
8 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.82%) Perl
10 1 (0.91%) XQuery
10 1 (0.91%) Go
Qualifications
1 23 (20.91%) PhD
2 16 (14.55%) Degree
3 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) HDFS
2 1 (0.91%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) OPNET
2 1 (0.91%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (12.73%) Tableau
2 8 (7.27%) Cloudera
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle
3 7 (6.36%) Teradata
4 3 (2.73%) Informatica
4 3 (2.73%) Cognos
5 2 (1.82%) Adobe
6 1 (0.91%) Cerner
6 1 (0.91%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.91%) Google
6 1 (0.91%) Netezza
6 1 (0.91%) MapR
6 1 (0.91%) Vertica
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