The table below looks at the statistics for Machine Learning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Machine Learning over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Machine Learning
Rank 539 551 585
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +34
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 107 94 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.21% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 78 28
Median daily rate £500 £595 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £435 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £613 -
% change year-on-year
-30.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £80.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Machine Learning
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Machine Learning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 +27 104 £500 -16.66% 110
London +41 70 £500 -13.04% 77
South East +13 14 £450 - 16
City of London +50 13 £538 -6.52% 11
Berkshire - 11 £450 - 4
South West - 11 £425 - 4
Devon - 7 £425 -
Exeter - 7 £425 -
Reading - 4 £488 - 2
Ipswich - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £850 - 2
East of England - 3 - - 3
Suffolk - 3 - -
West Midlands -8 2 £325 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 8
Oxford - 2 - - 6
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Manchester -11 1 £350 -40.42% 5
North West -39 1 £350 -46.15% 5
Feltham - 1 £421 -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £325 - 1

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Machine Learning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Machine Learning.

1 167 (64.98%) Python
2 143 (55.64%) Analytics
3 114 (44.36%) Big Data
4 104 (40.47%) R
5 94 (36.58%) Hadoop
6 81 (31.52%) Java
7 80 (31.13%) Data Analytics
8 79 (30.74%) Apache Spark
9 77 (29.96%) Algorithms
10 70 (27.24%) SQL
11 69 (26.85%) Analytical Skills
12 65 (25.29%) Apache Hive
13 64 (24.90%) Degree
14 56 (21.79%) Finance
14 56 (21.79%) Visualisation
15 50 (19.46%) Linux
15 50 (19.46%) Software Engineering
16 49 (19.07%) PhD
17 48 (18.68%) Statistics
18 47 (18.29%) Data Analysis
18 47 (18.29%) Data Mining
18 47 (18.29%) Scala
19 46 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
19 46 (17.90%) Computer Science
20 45 (17.51%) C++
21 43 (16.73%) JavaScript
21 43 (16.73%) Business Intelligence
22 38 (14.79%) SAS
23 34 (13.23%) MATLAB
24 31 (12.06%) Mathematics

Machine Learning
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 79 (30.74%) Apache Spark
2 38 (14.79%) SAS
3 29 (11.28%) Apache Pig
4 17 (6.61%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (6.23%) Node.js
6 8 (3.11%) Apache
7 2 (0.78%) DNN
7 2 (0.78%) Kinematics
7 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.39%) IPython
Applications
1 14 (5.45%) SPSS
2 4 (1.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.17%) CPLEX
3 3 (1.17%) Weka
4 2 (0.78%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.39%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.23%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (4.67%) IaaS
5 9 (3.50%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.95%) SaaS
8 4 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.56%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (1.56%) GitHub
9 3 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.17%) Google Play
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.78%) Heroku
10 2 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.45%) Internet
2 6 (2.33%) DNS
3 5 (1.95%) Wireless
4 4 (1.56%) HTTP
5 3 (1.17%) Firewall
5 3 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.17%) VPN
6 2 (0.78%) Network Security
6 2 (0.78%) SNA
6 2 (0.78%) SpaceWire
7 1 (0.39%) AMQP
7 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.39%) MQTT
7 1 (0.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (44.36%) Big Data
2 94 (36.58%) Hadoop
3 65 (25.29%) Apache Hive
4 47 (18.29%) Data Mining
5 30 (11.67%) MongoDB
5 30 (11.67%) NoSQL
6 23 (8.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (6.23%) MySQL
9 15 (5.84%) QlikView
10 13 (5.06%) HBase
11 11 (4.28%) Text Mining
12 9 (3.50%) Relational Database
13 8 (3.11%) SQL Server
14 7 (2.72%) Power BI
14 7 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (2.33%) Redis
16 5 (1.95%) CouchDB
16 5 (1.95%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.95%) Maven
2 5 (1.95%) Selenium
3 4 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.17%) Ant
4 3 (1.17%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.17%) Grunt
4 3 (1.17%) gulp
4 3 (1.17%) Protractor
4 3 (1.17%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.78%) GCC
5 2 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.78%) Redmine
5 2 (0.78%) Subversion
6 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
General
1 56 (21.79%) Finance
2 23 (8.95%) Marketing
3 20 (7.78%) Banking
4 11 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.50%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.50%) Retail
6 6 (2.33%) Electronics
7 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.17%) Advertising
9 3 (1.17%) Automotive
9 3 (1.17%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.78%) Avionics
10 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Publishing
11 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 87 (33.85%) Data Scientist
2 57 (22.18%) Developer
3 26 (10.12%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 24 (9.34%) Architect
5 18 (7.00%) Software Engineer
6 15 (5.84%) Python Developer
7 14 (5.45%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 13 (5.06%) Data Architect
9 11 (4.28%) Big Data Architect
10 10 (3.89%) Analyst
10 10 (3.89%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.50%) Data Analyst
12 8 (3.11%) Data Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Audio DSP Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) DSP Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Embedded C Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Embedded Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.73%) .NET
2 23 (8.95%) AngularJS
3 19 (7.39%) Pandas
4 15 (5.84%) Django
4 15 (5.84%) Natural Language Processing
4 15 (5.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (5.45%) HTML
6 13 (5.06%) scikit-learn
6 13 (5.06%) SciPy
7 11 (4.28%) REST
8 10 (3.89%) D3.js
8 10 (3.89%) Flask
8 10 (3.89%) NumPy
8 10 (3.89%) Web Services
9 9 (3.50%) ELK Stack
9 9 (3.50%) Kafka
10 7 (2.72%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.72%) CSS
11 6 (2.33%) RESTful
11 6 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (29.96%) Algorithms
2 69 (26.85%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (21.79%) Visualisation
4 48 (18.68%) Statistics
5 46 (17.90%) Computer Science
6 31 (12.06%) Mathematics
7 18 (7.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (4.28%) Neural Network
9 9 (3.50%) Mobile App
10 8 (3.11%) Physics
11 7 (2.72%) Applied Mathematics
12 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
12 6 (2.33%) Smart Energy
12 6 (2.33%) User Experience
13 5 (1.95%) Psychology
14 4 (1.56%) CUDA
14 4 (1.56%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
15 3 (1.17%) Data Centre
15 3 (1.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.46%) Linux
2 23 (8.95%) Unix
3 9 (3.50%) Windows
4 6 (2.33%) Android
5 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (55.64%) Analytics
2 80 (31.13%) Data Analytics
3 50 (19.46%) Software Engineering
4 47 (18.29%) Data Analysis
5 46 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (16.73%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (11.28%) DevOps
8 28 (10.89%) Predictive Analytics
9 27 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (10.51%) Data Visualisation
10 23 (8.95%) Predictive Modelling
11 22 (8.56%) Statistical Modelling
12 21 (8.17%) Open Source
12 21 (8.17%) TDD
13 18 (7.00%) Statistical Analysis
14 17 (6.61%) MapReduce
15 13 (5.06%) Performance Monitoring
16 11 (4.28%) Data Management
16 11 (4.28%) Data Virtualisation
16 11 (4.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 167 (64.98%) Python
2 104 (40.47%) R
3 81 (31.52%) Java
4 70 (27.24%) SQL
5 47 (18.29%) Scala
6 45 (17.51%) C++
7 43 (16.73%) JavaScript
8 34 (13.23%) MATLAB
9 22 (8.56%) C#
10 16 (6.23%) C
11 9 (3.50%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.72%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.33%) Clojure
13 6 (2.33%) Ruby
14 5 (1.95%) Perl
14 5 (1.95%) PHP
15 4 (1.56%) Haskell
16 3 (1.17%) F#
16 3 (1.17%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (24.90%) Degree
2 49 (19.07%) PhD
3 9 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.39%) MCITP
6 1 (0.39%) MCTS
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PMP
6 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.17%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (3.50%) Docker
2 6 (2.33%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.17%) GridGain
4 2 (0.78%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.78%) Snort
5 1 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (7.39%) StatsD
3 9 (3.50%) Graphite
3 9 (3.50%) Kibana
3 9 (3.50%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.50%) logstash
4 7 (2.72%) Puppet
5 5 (1.95%) Ansible
5 5 (1.95%) Nagios
6 4 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (1.56%) Mesos
7 3 (1.17%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.78%) Oozie
8 2 (0.78%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 27 (10.51%) Tableau
2 16 (6.23%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.23%) Teradata
3 13 (5.06%) Oracle
4 10 (3.89%) Apigee
4 10 (3.89%) Citrix
4 10 (3.89%) Mashery
5 7 (2.72%) Cloudera
5 7 (2.72%) Google
6 5 (1.95%) SAP
7 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.17%) FireEye
8 3 (1.17%) Hortonworks
8 3 (1.17%) ILOG
8 3 (1.17%) New Relic
8 3 (1.17%) Twitter
9 2 (0.78%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.78%) IBM
9 2 (0.78%) Palantir
10 1 (0.39%) Intel
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