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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Machine Learning
Rank 537 561 530
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -31
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 70 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.040% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.053% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 13 17
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£600 £550 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +89.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £455 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £640 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 - £263
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 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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Machine Learning
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Machine Learning Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 17 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 22 May 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 +17 63 £638 +15.90% 43
North West - 38 £650 - 2
Cheshire - 35 £650 -
Warrington - 34 £650 -
London -8 18 £575 +4.54% 35
Leeds - 6 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £375 -
Yorkshire - 6 £375 -
City of London +6 4 £575 +4.54% 9
Northern Ireland - 3 £388 -
County Antrim - 3 £388 -
Belfast - 3 £388 -
Manchester - 2 £569 - 2
Blackpool - 1 £700 -
Coventry - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £700 -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 73 (76.04%) Big Data
2 71 (73.96%) Hadoop
3 65 (67.71%) R
4 62 (64.58%) Python
5 52 (54.17%) Java
5 52 (54.17%) Oracle
6 50 (52.08%) JavaScript
7 49 (51.04%) Amazon AWS
7 49 (51.04%) Tableau
8 48 (50.00%) Visualisation
9 46 (47.92%) MongoDB
9 46 (47.92%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (46.88%) Teradata
11 44 (45.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 44 (45.83%) IaaS
11 44 (45.83%) Opscode Chef
11 44 (45.83%) StatsD
12 43 (44.79%) Citrix
13 42 (43.75%) Apigee
13 42 (43.75%) Mashery
13 42 (43.75%) Cloud Computing
14 37 (38.54%) AngularJS
15 36 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (36.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 35 (36.46%) Node.js
17 27 (28.13%) .NET
18 21 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (21.88%) UNIX
19 20 (20.83%) Statistics
20 16 (16.67%) Finance

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 35 (36.46%) Node.js
2 14 (14.58%) Apache Spark
3 9 (9.38%) Apache
3 9 (9.38%) SAS
4 6 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.13%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Weka
1 1 (1.04%) SPSS
1 1 (1.04%) Simulink
1 1 (1.04%) Stateflow
1 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 49 (51.04%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (45.83%) IaaS
3 42 (43.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) SNA
3 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (76.04%) Big Data
2 71 (73.96%) Hadoop
3 46 (47.92%) MongoDB
3 46 (47.92%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (45.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (13.54%) Data Mining
6 10 (10.42%) Apache Hive
7 8 (8.33%) HBase
8 7 (7.29%) MySQL
9 6 (6.25%) Text Mining
10 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
10 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
10 5 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (5.21%) RDBMS
11 3 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (2.08%) Impala
12 2 (2.08%) CouchDB
12 2 (2.08%) Sqoop
13 1 (1.04%) Mahout
13 1 (1.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) NetBeans
1 7 (7.29%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.13%) Subversion
3 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Front Office
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (40.63%) Architect
2 34 (35.42%) Technical Architect
3 25 (26.04%) Digital Architect
4 23 (23.96%) Digital Technical Architect
5 17 (17.71%) Data Scientist
6 15 (15.63%) Developer
6 15 (15.63%) Senior Architect
7 14 (14.58%) Senior Technical Architect
8 10 (10.42%) Senior Digital Architect
9 9 (9.38%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 9 (9.38%) Consultant
10 6 (6.25%) Analyst
10 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
10 6 (6.25%) Scala Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Data Consultant
11 5 (5.21%) Software Engineer
12 4 (4.17%) Data Analyst
12 4 (4.17%) Big Data Consultant
13 2 (2.08%) Analyst Programmer
13 2 (2.08%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (38.54%) AngularJS
2 35 (36.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 27 (28.13%) .NET
4 8 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 7 (7.29%) JavaFX
5 7 (7.29%) Swing
6 5 (5.21%) JFace
6 5 (5.21%) JFreeChart
7 4 (4.17%) HTML
8 3 (3.13%) NumPy
8 3 (3.13%) HTML5
8 3 (3.13%) Matplotlib
8 3 (3.13%) Pandas
9 2 (2.08%) CSS
9 2 (2.08%) XML
9 2 (2.08%) Lucene
9 2 (2.08%) GraphX
9 2 (2.08%) D3.js
10 1 (1.04%) Apache Avro
10 1 (1.04%) OpenNLP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 21 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (20.83%) Statistics
4 13 (13.54%) Algorithms
5 10 (10.42%) Mathematics
5 10 (10.42%) User Experience
6 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.25%) Physics
8 5 (5.21%) Chemistry
8 5 (5.21%) Life Science
8 5 (5.21%) Credit Risk
9 4 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (3.13%) Fixed Income
10 3 (3.13%) Derivative
10 3 (3.13%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (3.13%) Neural Network
10 3 (3.13%) Equities
11 2 (2.08%) Reference Data
11 2 (2.08%) Social Network
11 2 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.88%) UNIX
2 15 (15.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.54%) Analytics
3 11 (11.46%) OO
3 11 (11.46%) Data Analysis
4 8 (8.33%) MapReduce
4 8 (8.33%) Web Accessibility
5 7 (7.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.25%) Data Governance
7 5 (5.21%) Statistical Modelling
7 5 (5.21%) Functional Programming
7 5 (5.21%) Knowledge Discovery
7 5 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.21%) OOP
8 4 (4.17%) Logistic Regression
8 4 (4.17%) Cluster Analysis
8 4 (4.17%) Linear Regression
8 4 (4.17%) Predictive Modelling
9 3 (3.13%) Regression Analysis
9 3 (3.13%) Time Series Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 65 (67.71%) R
2 62 (64.58%) Python
3 52 (54.17%) Java
4 50 (52.08%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.67%) C++
6 15 (15.63%) SQL
7 12 (12.50%) Scala
8 10 (10.42%) MATLAB
9 7 (7.29%) Groovy
10 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.13%) C
11 2 (2.08%) Ruby
11 2 (2.08%) Spark SQL
11 2 (2.08%) Clojure
12 1 (1.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) PhD
2 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Degree
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) DICOM
1 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) HDFS
2 2 (2.08%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 44 (45.83%) Opscode Chef
1 44 (45.83%) StatsD
2 2 (2.08%) Graphite
3 1 (1.04%) Oozie
Vendors
1 52 (54.17%) Oracle
2 49 (51.04%) Tableau
3 45 (46.88%) Teradata
4 43 (44.79%) Citrix
5 42 (43.75%) Apigee
5 42 (43.75%) Mashery
6 9 (9.38%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.08%) SAP
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.08%) Splunk
7 2 (2.08%) Palantir
8 1 (1.04%) Informatica
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.04%) Business Objects
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