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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 593 521 562
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +41
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 19 54 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.10% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.14% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 39 9
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£500 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £257 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate - £263 £325
% change year-on-year
- -19.23%
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
43026 38252 39233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 74.11% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27635 23752 22856
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1133 1448
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 2014.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 22 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 23 October 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 -66 19 £500 +11.11% 24
London -30 18 £500 +11.11% 15
City of London +11 7 £575 +27.77% 5
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - - 4
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Street - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (57.89%) Python
2 21 (55.26%) Big Data
3 18 (47.37%) Hadoop
4 17 (44.74%) Java
5 16 (42.11%) Algorithms
6 12 (31.58%) Data Mining
7 11 (28.95%) Statistics
7 11 (28.95%) R
8 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (21.05%) Finance
10 8 (21.05%) C++
11 7 (18.42%) Linux
11 7 (18.42%) Text Mining
11 7 (18.42%) Data Analysis
11 7 (18.42%) Analytics
12 6 (15.79%) TDD
12 6 (15.79%) Apache Hive
13 5 (13.16%) Natural Language Processing
13 5 (13.16%) Scala
13 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
13 5 (13.16%) HTML
13 5 (13.16%) C#
13 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
13 5 (13.16%) SQL
13 5 (13.16%) Apache Spark
14 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
14 4 (10.53%) Information Retrieval
14 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
14 4 (10.53%) UNIX

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (13.16%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) Big Data
2 18 (47.37%) Hadoop
3 12 (31.58%) Data Mining
4 7 (18.42%) Text Mining
5 6 (15.79%) Apache Hive
6 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
6 3 (7.89%) MySQL
6 3 (7.89%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (5.26%) CouchDB
7 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 2 (5.26%) HBase
7 2 (5.26%) Mahout
7 2 (5.26%) Sqoop
8 1 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Data Scientist
2 13 (34.21%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Data Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Python Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Python/Django Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Big Data Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Django Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Research Scientist
6 1 (2.63%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Natural Language Processing
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) Django
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) Cascading
3 2 (5.26%) HTML5
3 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.63%) Kafka
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.63%) D3.js
4 1 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) WCF
4 1 (2.63%) WPF
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) Memcached
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) Lucene
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Algorithms
2 11 (28.95%) Statistics
3 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
4 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.53%) Credit Risk
5 3 (7.89%) Visualisation
5 3 (7.89%) Open Source
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.63%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (2.63%) Physics
6 1 (2.63%) Wiki
6 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.63%) Derivative
6 1 (2.63%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Data Analysis
2 7 (18.42%) Analytics
3 6 (15.79%) TDD
4 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) Information Retrieval
5 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.53%) OO
5 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.53%) MapReduce
6 3 (7.89%) Statistical Modelling
6 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.26%) Pair Programming
7 2 (5.26%) BDD
7 2 (5.26%) Web Development
7 2 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (2.63%) Data Transformation
8 1 (2.63%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Python
2 17 (44.74%) Java
3 11 (28.95%) R
4 8 (21.05%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) Scala
5 5 (13.16%) C#
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Perl
6 2 (5.26%) C
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) PhD
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) HDFS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Cloudera
2 3 (7.89%) Tableau
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Splunk
3 1 (2.63%) Greenplum
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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