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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Machine Learning
Rank 512 585 583
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -2
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 139 61 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.13% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 38 26
Median daily rate £475 £510 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £399 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £498 £575
% change year-on-year
-14.57% -13.47%
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
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +60 136 £475 -8.65% 131
London +61 95 £500 -4.76% 83
South East +18 13 £368 -26.50% 16
South West - 11 £425 - 8
Devon - 10 £425 -
Exeter - 10 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £375 - 5
Middlesex - 7 £360 -
Yorkshire - 7 £375 - 5
Leeds - 6 £375 - 4
East of England +16 5 £300 -33.33% 12
West Midlands - 5 £394 -
City of London +43 4 £463 -19.56% 12
Berkshire +2 4 £425 -10.52% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 3 - - 12
Warwickshire - 3 £394 -
Cambridge +13 2 - - 12
Warwick - 2 £394 -
Stafford - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +16 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire +6 1 - - 3
Belfast -6 1 - -
County Antrim -6 1 - -
Northern Ireland -8 1 - -
Oxford -9 1 - - 1
Taunton - 1 £368 - 2
Ipswich - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £475 -
Huntingdon - 1 - -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 174 (60.00%) Python
2 155 (53.45%) Analytics
3 124 (42.76%) Big Data
4 119 (41.03%) R
5 104 (35.86%) Hadoop
6 95 (32.76%) Apache Spark
7 93 (32.07%) Java
8 87 (30.00%) SQL
9 78 (26.90%) Degree
9 78 (26.90%) Algorithms
10 74 (25.52%) Visualisation
11 70 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
11 70 (24.14%) Data Analytics
12 67 (23.10%) Finance
12 67 (23.10%) Statistics
13 62 (21.38%) PhD
13 62 (21.38%) Scala
14 61 (21.03%) Computer Science
15 52 (17.93%) Data Mining
15 52 (17.93%) Apache Hive
16 51 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
18 47 (16.21%) C++
19 45 (15.52%) Software Engineering
20 42 (14.48%) JavaScript
21 40 (13.79%) Linux
22 39 (13.45%) Data Analysis
23 38 (13.10%) SAS
23 38 (13.10%) NoSQL
24 37 (12.76%) Tableau

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 95 (32.76%) Apache Spark
2 38 (13.10%) SAS
3 24 (8.28%) Apache Pig
4 15 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.76%) Apache
6 3 (1.03%) nginx
6 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.69%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.34%) DNN
8 1 (0.34%) Drupal
8 1 (0.34%) IPython
8 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.34%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (5.86%) SPSS
2 5 (1.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.34%) CPLEX
3 1 (0.34%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.10%) IaaS
5 7 (2.41%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.07%) Azure Machine Learning
7 5 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.72%) GitHub
8 4 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.03%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (1.03%) Google Play
9 3 (1.03%) Heroku
9 3 (1.03%) PaaS
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.69%) SaaS
11 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.45%) Internet
2 5 (1.72%) Wireless
3 3 (1.03%) DNS
3 3 (1.03%) HTTP
4 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.69%) Network Security
5 1 (0.34%) AMQP
5 1 (0.34%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) MQTT
5 1 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) SpaceWire
5 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (42.76%) Big Data
2 104 (35.86%) Hadoop
3 52 (17.93%) Apache Hive
3 52 (17.93%) Data Mining
4 38 (13.10%) NoSQL
5 28 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (7.59%) QlikView
7 18 (6.21%) MongoDB
8 17 (5.86%) MySQL
9 12 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (4.14%) SQL Server
10 11 (3.79%) Power BI
10 11 (3.79%) Relational Database
11 9 (3.10%) HBase
11 9 (3.10%) SAP HANA
11 9 (3.10%) Spotfire
12 8 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (2.76%) Text Mining
13 7 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.38%) Maven
4 3 (1.03%) Ant
4 3 (1.03%) GoCD
4 3 (1.03%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.69%) Grunt
5 2 (0.69%) gulp
5 2 (0.69%) Protractor
5 2 (0.69%) Selenium
5 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.34%) GCC
6 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 67 (23.10%) Finance
2 25 (8.62%) Marketing
3 21 (7.24%) Banking
4 9 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.41%) Retail
6 6 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.72%) Electronics
8 4 (1.38%) Advertising
8 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.03%) Automotive
9 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.69%) Games
10 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.69%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.34%) Avionics
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 107 (36.90%) Data Scientist
2 73 (25.17%) Developer
3 31 (10.69%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 25 (8.62%) Architect
5 15 (5.17%) Software Engineer
6 13 (4.48%) Consultant
7 12 (4.14%) Big Data Developer
7 12 (4.14%) Python Developer
8 11 (3.79%) Analyst
8 11 (3.79%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 9 (3.10%) Big Data Architect
9 9 (3.10%) Data Architect
10 8 (2.76%) Data Engineer
10 8 (2.76%) Java Developer
10 8 (2.76%) Senior Data Scientist
10 8 (2.76%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.41%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.41%) Software Developer
11 7 (2.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.28%) .NET
2 22 (7.59%) AngularJS
3 21 (7.24%) Pandas
4 18 (6.21%) Natural Language Processing
5 15 (5.17%) Kafka
6 14 (4.83%) D3.js
7 13 (4.48%) Django
7 13 (4.48%) scikit-learn
8 12 (4.14%) HTML
8 12 (4.14%) Node.js
9 11 (3.79%) REST
9 11 (3.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (3.45%) RESTful
10 10 (3.45%) SciPy
11 9 (3.10%) ELK Stack
12 8 (2.76%) NumPy
12 8 (2.76%) Web Services
13 7 (2.41%) CSS
14 6 (2.07%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.07%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 78 (26.90%) Algorithms
2 74 (25.52%) Visualisation
3 70 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (23.10%) Statistics
5 61 (21.03%) Computer Science
6 36 (12.41%) Mathematics
7 31 (10.69%) Artificial Intelligence
8 15 (5.17%) Neural Network
9 13 (4.48%) Applied Mathematics
10 11 (3.79%) Physics
11 10 (3.45%) Mobile App
12 7 (2.41%) User Experience
13 6 (2.07%) Credit Risk
14 5 (1.72%) Psychology
15 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (1.38%) Smart Energy
16 3 (1.03%) Fintech
16 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.79%) Linux
2 14 (4.83%) Unix
3 8 (2.76%) Windows
4 6 (2.07%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (53.45%) Analytics
2 70 (24.14%) Data Analytics
3 51 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (15.52%) Software Engineering
6 39 (13.45%) Data Analysis
7 33 (11.38%) Open Source
8 30 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (10.00%) DevOps
10 26 (8.97%) Predictive Analytics
11 25 (8.62%) Statistical Analysis
11 25 (8.62%) TDD
12 24 (8.28%) Data Visualisation
13 22 (7.59%) Statistical Modelling
14 18 (6.21%) Predictive Modelling
15 16 (5.52%) Big Data Analytics
15 16 (5.52%) E-Commerce
16 13 (4.48%) Deep Learning
16 13 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
17 12 (4.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 174 (60.00%) Python
2 119 (41.03%) R
3 93 (32.07%) Java
4 87 (30.00%) SQL
5 62 (21.38%) Scala
6 47 (16.21%) C++
7 42 (14.48%) JavaScript
8 35 (12.07%) MATLAB
9 20 (6.90%) C#
10 9 (3.10%) Ruby
11 8 (2.76%) C
12 7 (2.41%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.07%) PHP
14 5 (1.72%) Clojure
15 4 (1.38%) Haskell
16 3 (1.03%) Perl
16 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.03%) VBA
17 2 (0.69%) F#
Qualifications
1 78 (26.90%) Degree
2 62 (21.38%) PhD
3 11 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.34%) MCITP
6 1 (0.34%) MCTS
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (0.69%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (3.79%) Docker
2 7 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.38%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.69%) HDFS
5 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.69%) XenApp
5 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.34%) Snort
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (5.52%) StatsD
2 14 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.10%) Graphite
3 9 (3.10%) Kibana
3 9 (3.10%) logstash
4 7 (2.41%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.72%) Ansible
5 5 (1.72%) Puppet
6 4 (1.38%) Mesos
6 4 (1.38%) Nagios
7 3 (1.03%) Oozie
7 3 (1.03%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.34%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 37 (12.76%) Tableau
2 19 (6.55%) Teradata
3 18 (6.21%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.48%) SAP
5 11 (3.79%) Google
5 11 (3.79%) Oracle
6 9 (3.10%) Citrix
6 9 (3.10%) IBM
7 7 (2.41%) Apigee
7 7 (2.41%) Mashery
8 6 (2.07%) Pega
9 5 (1.72%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.03%) FireEye
10 3 (1.03%) New Relic
11 2 (0.69%) Apple
11 2 (0.69%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.69%) Dell
11 2 (0.69%) Facebook
11 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.69%) Twitter
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