The table below looks at the statistics for Machine Learning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Machine Learning over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 591 536 608
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +72
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 15 56 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.11% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.14% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 45 1
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£575 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% +15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £279 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Machine Learning
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Machine Learning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Machine Learning
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Machine Learning
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
London -19 15 £575 +24.32% 19
England -43 15 £575 +24.32% 21
City of London +15 6 £575 +21.05% 10
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Street - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Machine Learning also 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 that cited Machine Learning.

1 22 (61.11%) Hadoop
1 22 (61.11%) Big Data
2 19 (52.78%) Java
2 19 (52.78%) Python
3 12 (33.33%) R
3 12 (33.33%) Statistics
4 11 (30.56%) Data Mining
5 10 (27.78%) Apache Hive
6 9 (25.00%) C++
7 8 (22.22%) Linux
7 8 (22.22%) MapReduce
7 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (19.44%) MongoDB
8 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
8 7 (19.44%) Text Mining
8 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
9 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (16.67%) SQL
9 6 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (16.67%) Scala
9 6 (16.67%) HBase
9 6 (16.67%) Analytics
10 5 (13.89%) Apache Pig
10 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
10 5 (13.89%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (13.89%) UNIX
10 5 (13.89%) Finance
10 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
11 4 (11.11%) PhD
11 4 (11.11%) Open Source

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Machine Learning also 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 that cited Machine Learning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.89%) Apache Pig
2 2 (5.56%) SAS
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) SaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (61.11%) Hadoop
1 22 (61.11%) Big Data
2 11 (30.56%) Data Mining
3 10 (27.78%) Apache Hive
4 7 (19.44%) MongoDB
4 7 (19.44%) Text Mining
4 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
5 6 (16.67%) HBase
5 6 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (11.11%) Sqoop
6 4 (11.11%) Mahout
7 3 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (8.33%) Impala
7 3 (8.33%) CouchDB
8 2 (5.56%) MySQL
8 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
8 2 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (5.56%) Couchbase
8 2 (5.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Data Scientist
2 8 (22.22%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Data Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Big Data Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Research Scientist
7 1 (2.78%) Scala Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (11.11%) Cascading
3 3 (8.33%) Kafka
4 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.56%) Cascalog
4 2 (5.56%) RHadoop
4 2 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) Lucene
5 1 (2.78%) Ajax
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) HTML5
5 1 (2.78%) Memcached
5 1 (2.78%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.78%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Statistics
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
4 4 (11.11%) Open Source
5 3 (8.33%) Credit Risk
6 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
6 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.78%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (2.78%) Physics
7 1 (2.78%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) UNIX
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) MapReduce
2 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) Analytics
4 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) TDD
5 3 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.56%) Information Retrieval
6 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
6 2 (5.56%) OO
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) Scrum
7 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Web Development
7 1 (2.78%) Use Case
7 1 (2.78%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) Java
1 19 (52.78%) Python
2 12 (33.33%) R
3 9 (25.00%) C++
4 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) Scala
5 3 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (5.56%) C
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) F#
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) PhD
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Apache Flume
1 4 (11.11%) HDFS
2 2 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Oozie
1 2 (5.56%) Chukwa
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
1 3 (8.33%) IBM
1 3 (8.33%) Tableau
1 3 (8.33%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.56%) Google
2 2 (5.56%) Greenplum
3 1 (2.78%) Splunk
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