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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Machine Learning
Rank 502 551 543
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -8
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 122 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 49 24
Average daily rate £550 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £346 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £596 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+74.24% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -

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
41848 40077 37882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.28% 77.58% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27401 25574 22963
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1200 1065 1153
Average hourly rate £39.34 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.30% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Machine Learning Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 28 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 9 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 117 £550 +10.00% 93
London +29 76 £550 +10.00% 69
South East +11 18 £520 +131.11% 11
Oxfordshire - 16 £520 - 4
Oxford - 13 £523 - 4
East of England +8 8 - - 5
Cambridgeshire - 7 - - 4
Cambridge - 7 - - 3
South West +3 6 £575 +76.92%
Yorkshire -10 6 £663 +100.75%
Bristol +4 5 £575 +76.92%
Leeds -4 5 £663 +100.75%
West Yorkshire -7 5 £663 +100.75%
City of London +36 4 £500 - 19
North West -9 2 £560 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 2 £700 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £700 -
North East - 2 £700 -
Lancashire +1 1 £700 -
Surrey -7 1 £500 +122.22% 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £550 - 1
Manchester - 1 £420 - 5
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £700 -
York - 1 - -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 137 (58.30%) Python
2 125 (53.19%) Analytics
3 116 (49.36%) Java
4 112 (47.66%) Hadoop
4 112 (47.66%) Big Data
5 89 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (36.60%) Data Analytics
6 86 (36.60%) Algorithms
7 82 (34.89%) Analytical Skills
8 76 (32.34%) MongoDB
9 68 (28.94%) R
10 67 (28.51%) NoSQL
11 63 (26.81%) JavaScript
12 61 (25.96%) Data Analysis
13 60 (25.53%) Degree
14 56 (23.83%) Amazon AWS
15 52 (22.13%) Apache Spark
16 51 (21.70%) AngularJS
17 50 (21.28%) Apache Hive
18 49 (20.85%) Node.js
19 45 (19.15%) SQL
20 44 (18.72%) Natural Language Processing
21 41 (17.45%) Linux
22 40 (17.02%) Data Modelling
22 40 (17.02%) Finance
23 37 (15.74%) Content Enrichment
23 37 (15.74%) Scala
24 36 (15.32%) Waterfall
24 36 (15.32%) Content Management
25 35 (14.89%) Zachman Framework

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 52 (22.13%) Apache Spark
2 49 (20.85%) Node.js
3 27 (11.49%) WebLogic
3 27 (11.49%) WebSphere
4 26 (11.06%) Apache Pig
5 25 (10.64%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (7.23%) SAS
7 10 (4.26%) Apache
8 6 (2.55%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.43%) DNN
9 1 (0.43%) Kinematics
Applications
1 9 (3.83%) SPSS
2 4 (1.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.28%) CPLEX
3 3 (1.28%) Weka
4 1 (0.43%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 56 (23.83%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (12.34%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (5.96%) IaaS
5 8 (3.40%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.13%) Google Analytics
7 5 (2.13%) SaaS
8 4 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.43%) GitHub
9 1 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.38%) Internet
2 4 (1.70%) DNS
2 4 (1.70%) SNA
2 4 (1.70%) Wireless
3 3 (1.28%) Firewall
3 3 (1.28%) HTTP
3 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.28%) VPN
4 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
4 1 (0.43%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (47.66%) Big Data
1 112 (47.66%) Hadoop
2 76 (32.34%) MongoDB
3 67 (28.51%) NoSQL
4 50 (21.28%) Apache Hive
5 35 (14.89%) Data Mining
6 33 (14.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (9.79%) HBase
8 18 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (6.38%) Text Mining
10 11 (4.68%) MySQL
11 10 (4.26%) Relational Database
12 9 (3.83%) CouchDB
12 9 (3.83%) QlikView
13 8 (3.40%) Sqoop
14 7 (2.98%) Redis
15 6 (2.55%) Impala
16 5 (2.13%) Pentaho
17 4 (1.70%) Spark SQL
18 3 (1.28%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 29 (12.34%) Selenium
2 10 (4.26%) Eclipse
2 10 (4.26%) Subversion
3 9 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.40%) Hudson
4 8 (3.40%) JProfiler
4 8 (3.40%) JUnit
5 7 (2.98%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.70%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.28%) Grunt
7 3 (1.28%) gulp
7 3 (1.28%) Maven
7 3 (1.28%) Protractor
7 3 (1.28%) Redmine
7 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.43%) GCC
8 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
General
1 40 (17.02%) Finance
2 29 (12.34%) Publishing
3 17 (7.23%) Banking
3 17 (7.23%) Retail
4 13 (5.53%) Marketing
5 7 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.28%) Electronics
8 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.28%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Avionics
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (29.79%) Developer
2 56 (23.83%) Architect
3 43 (18.30%) Data Scientist
4 38 (16.17%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (11.49%) Java Developer
6 26 (11.06%) Data Architect
7 25 (10.64%) Big Data Architect
8 17 (7.23%) Agile Developer
8 17 (7.23%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 16 (6.81%) Agile Java Developer
9 16 (6.81%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (6.38%) Python Developer
11 13 (5.53%) AWS Architect
11 13 (5.53%) Big Data Engineer
11 13 (5.53%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 12 (5.11%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 12 (5.11%) Software Engineer
13 11 (4.68%) Analyst
14 10 (4.26%) Senior Developer
14 10 (4.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (21.70%) AngularJS
2 44 (18.72%) Natural Language Processing
3 27 (11.49%) J2EE
4 23 (9.79%) .NET
4 23 (9.79%) HTML
5 20 (8.51%) Web Services
6 19 (8.09%) D3.js
7 17 (7.23%) CSS
7 17 (7.23%) HTML5
8 16 (6.81%) Spring
8 16 (6.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (6.38%) jQuery
9 15 (6.38%) RESTful
10 14 (5.96%) SOAP
11 12 (5.11%) Spring Boot
12 11 (4.68%) Pandas
12 11 (4.68%) scikit-learn
13 10 (4.26%) Kafka
13 10 (4.26%) REST
14 9 (3.83%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 86 (36.60%) Algorithms
2 82 (34.89%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (14.89%) Visualisation
4 34 (14.47%) Computer Science
5 25 (10.64%) Statistics
6 23 (9.79%) Mathematics
7 12 (5.11%) Mobile App
8 11 (4.68%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (3.40%) Client/Server
9 8 (3.40%) Ontologies
10 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
11 6 (2.55%) Neural Network
11 6 (2.55%) Physics
11 6 (2.55%) Social Network
12 5 (2.13%) Animation
13 4 (1.70%) Applied Mathematics
13 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.70%) User Experience
14 3 (1.28%) Data Centre
14 3 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.45%) Linux
2 25 (10.64%) Unix
3 4 (1.70%) Android
3 4 (1.70%) Windows
4 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (53.19%) Analytics
2 89 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (36.60%) Data Analytics
4 61 (25.96%) Data Analysis
5 40 (17.02%) Data Modelling
6 37 (15.74%) Content Enrichment
7 36 (15.32%) Content Management
7 36 (15.32%) Waterfall
8 35 (14.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 35 (14.89%) Software Engineering
8 35 (14.89%) TOGAF
8 35 (14.89%) Zachman Framework
9 29 (12.34%) Open Source
10 27 (11.49%) Mentoring
11 20 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (7.66%) Predictive Analytics
14 16 (6.81%) Predictive Modelling
15 15 (6.38%) Data Visualisation
15 15 (6.38%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 137 (58.30%) Python
2 116 (49.36%) Java
3 68 (28.94%) R
4 63 (26.81%) JavaScript
5 45 (19.15%) SQL
6 37 (15.74%) Scala
7 35 (14.89%) C++
8 20 (8.51%) MATLAB
9 16 (6.81%) C
10 11 (4.68%) C#
11 9 (3.83%) SPARQL
12 7 (2.98%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.55%) Perl
13 6 (2.55%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.13%) CoffeeScript
14 5 (2.13%) PHP
15 3 (1.28%) Haskell
15 3 (1.28%) Ruby
16 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 60 (25.53%) Degree
2 22 (9.36%) PhD
3 10 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.53%) QA
2 6 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (2.98%) Apache Flume
1 7 (2.98%) Docker
2 5 (2.13%) HDFS
3 3 (1.28%) GridGain
4 1 (0.43%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.43%) Snort
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (10.21%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (5.53%) StatsD
3 9 (3.83%) Puppet
4 3 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.85%) Oozie
6 1 (0.43%) Ansible
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 23 (9.79%) Tableau
2 16 (6.81%) Oracle
3 15 (6.38%) Teradata
4 14 (5.96%) Microsoft
5 13 (5.53%) Apigee
5 13 (5.53%) Citrix
5 13 (5.53%) Mashery
6 9 (3.83%) Cloudera
7 8 (3.40%) Google
8 5 (2.13%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.70%) Palantir
10 3 (1.28%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.28%) ILOG
10 3 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.28%) SAP
10 3 (1.28%) Twitter
11 2 (0.85%) Adobe
12 1 (0.43%) Apple
12 1 (0.43%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
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