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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Machine Learning
Rank 563 535 530
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -5
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 20 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.052% 0.050% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 5
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£500 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 27 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 30 January 2015. 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
London -5 17 £500 +25.00% 19
England -19 17 £500 +25.00% 26
City of London +5 2 £600 +105.12% 6
South East - - - - 5
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - - 2
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 27 (67.50%) Big Data
2 25 (62.50%) Python
3 24 (60.00%) Hadoop
4 20 (50.00%) Java
4 20 (50.00%) Statistics
5 15 (37.50%) Algorithms
6 13 (32.50%) Apache Spark
7 12 (30.00%) Scala
8 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (22.50%) Finance
9 9 (22.50%) Data Mining
9 9 (22.50%) Analytics
9 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (20.00%) R
10 8 (20.00%) Data Governance
10 8 (20.00%) Computer Science
10 8 (20.00%) Apache
11 7 (17.50%) C++
11 7 (17.50%) Retail
12 6 (15.00%) HTML
13 5 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
13 5 (12.50%) Apache Hive
13 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
13 5 (12.50%) C#
13 5 (12.50%) UNIX
13 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
13 5 (12.50%) SQL
13 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
13 5 (12.50%) TDD
13 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (32.50%) Apache Spark
2 8 (20.00%) Apache
3 4 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.50%) Node.js
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (67.50%) Big Data
2 24 (60.00%) Hadoop
3 9 (22.50%) Data Mining
4 5 (12.50%) Apache Hive
5 3 (7.50%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.50%) CouchDB
5 3 (7.50%) Text Mining
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.00%) Sqoop
6 2 (5.00%) Impala
6 2 (5.00%) OpenTSDB
7 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) HBase
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Data Scientist
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) Scala Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Python/Django Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.00%) Programmer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Django Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Big Data Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Hadoop Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) HTML5
3 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.50%) Kafka
3 3 (7.50%) Django
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 2 (5.00%) Lucene
4 2 (5.00%) RESTful
4 2 (5.00%) jQuery
4 2 (5.00%) WCF
4 2 (5.00%) D3.js
5 1 (2.50%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.50%) REST
5 1 (2.50%) CSS3
5 1 (2.50%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (2.50%) WPF
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Statistics
2 15 (37.50%) Algorithms
3 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 4 (10.00%) Physics
7 3 (7.50%) Data Structures
7 3 (7.50%) Credit Risk
8 2 (5.00%) Open Source
9 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (2.50%) Wiki
9 1 (2.50%) Social Network
9 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
9 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
9 1 (2.50%) Derivative
9 1 (2.50%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Analytics
3 8 (20.00%) Data Governance
4 5 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) TDD
4 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) OO
5 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.50%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.50%) Information Retrieval
6 3 (7.50%) BDD
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Predictive Modelling
7 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Pattern Recognition
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) Python
2 20 (50.00%) Java
3 12 (30.00%) Scala
4 8 (20.00%) R
5 7 (17.50%) C++
6 5 (12.50%) C#
6 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) PhD
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) DICOM
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) HDFS
2 2 (5.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Cloudera
1 3 (7.50%) Tableau
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Palantir
3 1 (2.50%) Splunk
3 1 (2.50%) Greenplum
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
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