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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Machine Learning
Rank 376 531 570
Rank change year-on-year
+155 +39
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 275 118 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 80 39
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £520 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.04% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -

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
42021 44388 43486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.55% 81.15% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28019 28757 28290
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1336 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +141 263 £525 +0.96% 201
London +124 194 £525 -4.54% 143
City of London +28 29 £495 -1.00% 25
South East -4 20 £625 +20.19% 20
East of England +20 13 £330 - 12
East Midlands - 12 £550 -
Derbyshire - 10 £550 -
South West +15 9 £625 +8.69% 4
Cambridgeshire +9 9 £330 - 12
Derby - 9 £550 -
West Midlands - 7 £450 - 4
Cambridge +13 6 £330 - 11
Bristol +4 6 £650 +13.04% 2
Berkshire - 6 £750 - 4
Maidenhead - 6 £750 - 1
Buckinghamshire +16 5 - -
North West +4 5 £481 -10.04% 12
Scotland - 5 - - 3
Hampshire +19 4 £600 +54.83% 4
Hertfordshire - 4 £465 -
Milton Keynes +18 3 - -
West Yorkshire +7 3 £625 +85.18% 3
Leeds +6 3 £625 +85.18% 3
Yorkshire +1 3 £625 +85.18% 3
Isle of Man - 3 £450 -
Edinburgh - 3 - - 3
Warwick - 3 - -
Worthing - 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £450 -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 268 (59.03%) Python
2 205 (45.15%) Big Data
3 190 (41.85%) Apache Spark
4 187 (41.19%) Hadoop
5 180 (39.65%) R
6 172 (37.89%) Analytics
7 146 (32.16%) SQL
8 129 (28.41%) Algorithms
9 118 (25.99%) Scala
10 114 (25.11%) Java
11 111 (24.45%) Statistics
12 99 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
12 99 (21.81%) Computer Science
13 96 (21.15%) Visualisation
14 94 (20.70%) Mathematics
15 93 (20.48%) Business Intelligence
16 84 (18.50%) Degree
17 80 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
18 77 (16.96%) Apache Hive
19 67 (14.76%) PhD
19 67 (14.76%) Finance
20 66 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
21 64 (14.10%) NoSQL
22 59 (13.00%) Tableau
23 54 (11.89%) Linux
24 53 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
25 52 (11.45%) Data Modelling
25 52 (11.45%) DevOps
26 51 (11.23%) Marketing
27 50 (11.01%) JavaScript

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
1 190 (41.85%) Apache Spark
2 41 (9.03%) Apache
2 41 (9.03%) SAS
3 36 (7.93%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (4.19%) Apache Pig
5 17 (3.74%) Apache Solr
6 12 (2.64%) nginx
7 7 (1.54%) ArcGIS
8 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.66%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.22%) CMS
12 1 (0.22%) Confluence
12 1 (0.22%) Drupal
12 1 (0.22%) Jetty
12 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.63%) SPSS
2 11 (2.42%) Stata
3 7 (1.54%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.32%) Weka
5 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.44%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.44%) MS Office
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.41%) GitHub
4 17 (3.74%) Azure Machine Learning
5 16 (3.52%) PaaS
6 14 (3.08%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (2.42%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.98%) SaaS
9 6 (1.32%) Google Analytics
10 5 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
12 3 (0.66%) Flurry Analytics
12 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.44%) Heroku
13 2 (0.44%) IaaS
14 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.52%) Kerberos
1 16 (3.52%) LDAP
2 6 (1.32%) HTTP
3 4 (0.88%) Network Security
4 3 (0.66%) Internet
5 2 (0.44%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.22%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (45.15%) Big Data
2 187 (41.19%) Hadoop
3 77 (16.96%) Apache Hive
4 64 (14.10%) NoSQL
5 43 (9.47%) Data Mining
6 40 (8.81%) MongoDB
7 33 (7.27%) QlikView
8 32 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (6.61%) Power BI
10 27 (5.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 27 (5.95%) Relational Database
11 22 (4.85%) Data Lake
12 18 (3.96%) HDInsight
12 18 (3.96%) Text Mining
13 16 (3.52%) HBase
14 15 (3.30%) GIS
14 15 (3.30%) SQL Server
15 14 (3.08%) MySQL
15 14 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (3.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (7.71%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.96%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.30%) Maven
4 6 (1.32%) GoCD
4 6 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (1.10%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.66%) Selenium
7 2 (0.44%) Apache Continuum
7 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.44%) Subversion
7 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.22%) Gradle
8 1 (0.22%) Grunt
8 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.22%) JIRA
8 1 (0.22%) JUnit
8 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 67 (14.76%) Finance
2 51 (11.23%) Marketing
3 29 (6.39%) Banking
4 20 (4.41%) Retail
5 11 (2.42%) Front Office
6 9 (1.98%) Games
6 9 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.88%) Electronics
10 3 (0.66%) Advertising
10 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.66%) Automotive
10 3 (0.66%) Publishing
11 2 (0.44%) Legal
11 2 (0.44%) Military
11 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 162 (35.68%) Data Scientist
2 117 (25.77%) Developer
3 67 (14.76%) Architect
4 41 (9.03%) Python Developer
5 37 (8.15%) Data Architect
6 36 (7.93%) Data Engineer
7 34 (7.49%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 25 (5.51%) Hadoop Architect
9 19 (4.19%) Big Data Architect
10 15 (3.30%) Analyst
10 15 (3.30%) Big Data Engineer
11 14 (3.08%) Consultant
11 14 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.08%) Scala Developer
11 14 (3.08%) Senior Data Scientist
11 14 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (2.86%) Hadoop Engineer
13 12 (2.64%) Java Developer
13 12 (2.64%) Machine Learning Engineer
13 12 (2.64%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.91%) scikit-learn
2 37 (8.15%) Natural Language Processing
3 35 (7.71%) .NET
3 35 (7.71%) Kafka
4 34 (7.49%) Pandas
5 33 (7.27%) D3.js
6 29 (6.39%) Django
7 23 (5.07%) AngularJS
7 23 (5.07%) HTML
7 23 (5.07%) Web Services
8 22 (4.85%) NumPy
9 19 (4.19%) CSS
10 18 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
10 18 (3.96%) REST
11 15 (3.30%) JSON
12 14 (3.08%) MLlib
13 13 (2.86%) RESTful
14 12 (2.64%) SciPy
14 12 (2.64%) TensorFlow
15 10 (2.20%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 129 (28.41%) Algorithms
2 111 (24.45%) Statistics
3 99 (21.81%) Computer Science
4 96 (21.15%) Visualisation
5 94 (20.70%) Mathematics
6 80 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (10.79%) Artificial Intelligence
8 34 (7.49%) Credit Risk
9 32 (7.05%) Physics
10 26 (5.73%) Applied Mathematics
11 24 (5.29%) Neural Network
12 16 (3.52%) User Experience
13 12 (2.64%) Social Media
14 9 (1.98%) Ontologies
15 8 (1.76%) Fintech
16 6 (1.32%) Data Structures
16 6 (1.32%) Social Network
16 6 (1.32%) TWAP
16 6 (1.32%) VWAP
17 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.89%) Linux
2 33 (7.27%) Unix
3 6 (1.32%) Windows
4 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.44%) Android
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.22%) CentOS
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (37.89%) Analytics
2 99 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (20.48%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (11.45%) Data Modelling
4 52 (11.45%) DevOps
5 49 (10.79%) Data Visualisation
6 44 (9.69%) Open Source
7 42 (9.25%) Statistical Analysis
8 40 (8.81%) Software Engineering
9 35 (7.71%) TDD
10 34 (7.49%) Predictive Analytics
11 33 (7.27%) Data Analysis
12 32 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (7.05%) Web Analytics
13 29 (6.39%) Data Architecture
13 29 (6.39%) Data Engineering
14 28 (6.17%) Data Analytics
14 28 (6.17%) ETL
15 27 (5.95%) E-Commerce
16 26 (5.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 268 (59.03%) Python
2 180 (39.65%) R
3 146 (32.16%) SQL
4 118 (25.99%) Scala
5 114 (25.11%) Java
6 50 (11.01%) JavaScript
7 49 (10.79%) MATLAB
8 42 (9.25%) C++
9 20 (4.41%) Bash Shell
10 19 (4.19%) C#
11 10 (2.20%) Ruby
12 7 (1.54%) C
12 7 (1.54%) Perl
12 7 (1.54%) PHP
12 7 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.66%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.66%) Lisp
14 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.66%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 84 (18.50%) Degree
2 67 (14.76%) PhD
3 11 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.54%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.98%) QA
2 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (4.85%) Docker
2 18 (3.96%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.10%) HDFS
4 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.44%) XenApp
5 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (5.07%) Ansible
3 16 (3.52%) Puppet
4 9 (1.98%) Kibana
5 6 (1.32%) Oozie
6 4 (0.88%) Ambari
6 4 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.88%) Mesos
7 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.44%) Salt
8 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 59 (13.00%) Tableau
2 30 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.17%) Hortonworks
4 18 (3.96%) Google
5 16 (3.52%) SAP
6 14 (3.08%) Oracle
6 14 (3.08%) Teradata
7 11 (2.42%) IBM
8 8 (1.76%) Informatica
9 7 (1.54%) Facebook
10 6 (1.32%) Alteryx
10 6 (1.32%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.32%) Pega
10 6 (1.32%) Platfora
10 6 (1.32%) Talend
11 5 (1.10%) Blue Prism
12 4 (0.88%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.88%) Cognos
12 4 (0.88%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.88%) Twitter
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