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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Machine Learning
Rank 539 560 589
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +29
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 109 75 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.17% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 27
Median daily rate £475 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £397 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £700 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £581 £575
% change year-on-year
-26.88% +1.08%
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
44382 43894 42128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.60% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29500 28277 26434
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1174 1216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 30 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 27 June 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 +31 105 £475 -17.39% 111
London +26 66 £500 -13.04% 59
South West - 15 £425 - 6
South East +14 14 £450 -5.26% 19
Exeter - 12 £425 -
Devon - 12 £425 -
Berkshire +5 11 £450 -5.26% 2
City of London +33 6 £625 +11.11% 8
East of England +11 4 - - 13
Reading +1 4 £488 +2.63% 1
Ipswich - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £850 -
Warwickshire - 3 £394 -
West Midlands - 3 £394 -
Suffolk - 3 - -
Scotland - 2 - - 2
Glasgow - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 9
Warwick - 2 £394 -
Oxford - 2 - - 6
Cambridge +16 1 - - 12
Cambridgeshire +14 1 - - 12
Belfast +1 1 - -
County Antrim 0 1 - -
Northern Ireland -1 1 - -
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 6
West Yorkshire -3 1 - - 5
Leeds -6 1 - - 5
North West -25 1 £350 -46.15% 4
Manchester - 1 £350 - 3

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 161 (63.14%) Python
2 144 (56.47%) Analytics
3 108 (42.35%) Big Data
3 108 (42.35%) R
4 89 (34.90%) Hadoop
5 80 (31.37%) Java
6 77 (30.20%) SQL
6 77 (30.20%) Data Analytics
7 76 (29.80%) Algorithms
8 75 (29.41%) Apache Spark
9 69 (27.06%) Analytical Skills
10 65 (25.49%) Degree
11 62 (24.31%) Finance
12 56 (21.96%) Visualisation
13 53 (20.78%) Apache Hive
14 49 (19.22%) C++
14 49 (19.22%) Data Mining
15 48 (18.82%) PhD
15 48 (18.82%) Linux
15 48 (18.82%) Software Engineering
16 47 (18.43%) Computer Science
17 44 (17.25%) Statistics
18 43 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
19 42 (16.47%) Scala
20 40 (15.69%) JavaScript
21 39 (15.29%) SAS
21 39 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
22 38 (14.90%) Data Analysis
23 37 (14.51%) NoSQL
24 33 (12.94%) MATLAB

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 75 (29.41%) Apache Spark
2 39 (15.29%) SAS
3 25 (9.80%) Apache Pig
4 12 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.39%) DNN
6 1 (0.39%) IPython
6 1 (0.39%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (5.88%) SPSS
2 4 (1.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.18%) CPLEX
3 3 (1.18%) Weka
4 1 (0.39%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.39%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.27%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (4.71%) IaaS
5 6 (2.35%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.35%) Azure Machine Learning
6 5 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.96%) GitHub
7 4 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.18%) Google Play
8 3 (1.18%) Heroku
8 3 (1.18%) PaaS
9 2 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.78%) SaaS
10 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.71%) Internet
2 6 (2.35%) DNS
3 5 (1.96%) Wireless
4 3 (1.18%) Firewall
4 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.18%) VPN
5 2 (0.78%) HTTP
5 2 (0.78%) Network Security
6 1 (0.39%) AMQP
6 1 (0.39%) MQTT
6 1 (0.39%) Skype
6 1 (0.39%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (42.35%) Big Data
2 89 (34.90%) Hadoop
3 53 (20.78%) Apache Hive
4 49 (19.22%) Data Mining
5 37 (14.51%) NoSQL
6 25 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (8.63%) MongoDB
8 19 (7.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (5.88%) MySQL
10 12 (4.71%) QlikView
10 12 (4.71%) Relational Database
11 11 (4.31%) Text Mining
12 10 (3.92%) HBase
13 9 (3.53%) Power BI
13 9 (3.53%) SQL Server
14 8 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
18 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.57%) Maven
4 3 (1.18%) Ant
4 3 (1.18%) GoCD
4 3 (1.18%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.39%) GCC
5 1 (0.39%) Grunt
5 1 (0.39%) gulp
5 1 (0.39%) Protractor
5 1 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.39%) Redmine
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) Subversion
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 62 (24.31%) Finance
2 22 (8.63%) Marketing
3 20 (7.84%) Banking
4 10 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.35%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.35%) Retail
6 5 (1.96%) Electronics
6 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.18%) Advertising
7 3 (1.18%) Automotive
7 3 (1.18%) Online Betting
7 3 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Avionics
9 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (36.08%) Data Scientist
2 63 (24.71%) Developer
3 25 (9.80%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 20 (7.84%) Architect
5 16 (6.27%) Software Engineer
6 12 (4.71%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 11 (4.31%) Analyst
7 11 (4.31%) Big Data Developer
7 11 (4.31%) Python Developer
7 11 (4.31%) Technical Architect
8 9 (3.53%) Big Data Architect
8 9 (3.53%) Data Analyst
8 9 (3.53%) Data Architect
8 9 (3.53%) Data Engineer
9 7 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (2.75%) Senior Data Scientist
10 6 (2.35%) Android Developer
10 6 (2.35%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (2.35%) Big Data Engineer
10 6 (2.35%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.80%) .NET
2 19 (7.45%) Pandas
3 18 (7.06%) AngularJS
4 14 (5.49%) Kafka
4 14 (5.49%) Node.js
5 13 (5.10%) Django
5 13 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (4.71%) HTML
7 11 (4.31%) Natural Language Processing
8 9 (3.53%) .NET Framework
8 9 (3.53%) ELK Stack
8 9 (3.53%) NumPy
8 9 (3.53%) REST
8 9 (3.53%) SciPy
9 8 (3.14%) Flask
9 8 (3.14%) RESTful
9 8 (3.14%) scikit-learn
10 6 (2.35%) CSS
10 6 (2.35%) SOAP
10 6 (2.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (29.80%) Algorithms
2 69 (27.06%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (21.96%) Visualisation
4 47 (18.43%) Computer Science
5 44 (17.25%) Statistics
6 23 (9.02%) Mathematics
7 17 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
8 13 (5.10%) Neural Network
9 10 (3.92%) Mobile App
10 9 (3.53%) User Experience
11 8 (3.14%) Physics
12 5 (1.96%) Applied Mathematics
12 5 (1.96%) Psychology
13 4 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.57%) Smart Energy
14 3 (1.18%) CUDA
14 3 (1.18%) Data Centre
14 3 (1.18%) Hedge funds
14 3 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (18.82%) Linux
2 20 (7.84%) Unix
3 8 (3.14%) Windows
4 6 (2.35%) Android
5 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (56.47%) Analytics
2 77 (30.20%) Data Analytics
3 48 (18.82%) Software Engineering
4 43 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (14.90%) Data Analysis
7 29 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (11.37%) DevOps
8 28 (10.98%) Predictive Analytics
9 24 (9.41%) Data Visualisation
10 23 (9.02%) Statistical Modelling
11 21 (8.24%) Open Source
11 21 (8.24%) TDD
12 19 (7.45%) Predictive Modelling
12 19 (7.45%) Statistical Analysis
13 16 (6.27%) MapReduce
14 15 (5.88%) E-Commerce
15 14 (5.49%) Big Data Analytics
16 13 (5.10%) Performance Monitoring
17 11 (4.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 161 (63.14%) Python
2 108 (42.35%) R
3 80 (31.37%) Java
4 77 (30.20%) SQL
5 49 (19.22%) C++
6 42 (16.47%) Scala
7 40 (15.69%) JavaScript
8 33 (12.94%) MATLAB
9 21 (8.24%) C#
10 12 (4.71%) C
11 6 (2.35%) PHP
11 6 (2.35%) Ruby
11 6 (2.35%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.96%) Clojure
12 5 (1.96%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.57%) Haskell
13 4 (1.57%) Perl
14 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (25.49%) Degree
2 48 (18.82%) PhD
3 8 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) MCITP
5 1 (0.39%) MCTS
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PMP
5 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
2 7 (2.75%) Docker
3 4 (1.57%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.18%) GridGain
5 2 (0.78%) HDFS
5 2 (0.78%) Snort
6 1 (0.39%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (7.45%) StatsD
2 17 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.53%) Graphite
3 9 (3.53%) Kibana
3 9 (3.53%) logstash
4 7 (2.75%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.35%) Puppet
6 5 (1.96%) Nagios
7 4 (1.57%) Ansible
7 4 (1.57%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (1.57%) Mesos
8 3 (1.18%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.78%) Oozie
9 2 (0.78%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 27 (10.59%) Tableau
2 15 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.49%) Teradata
4 13 (5.10%) Oracle
5 10 (3.92%) Apigee
5 10 (3.92%) Citrix
5 10 (3.92%) Mashery
6 7 (2.75%) Google
7 6 (2.35%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.96%) SAP
9 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.18%) FireEye
10 3 (1.18%) IBM
10 3 (1.18%) ILOG
10 3 (1.18%) New Relic
11 2 (0.78%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.39%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.39%) Intel
12 1 (0.39%) MapR
12 1 (0.39%) Twitter
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