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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Machine Learning
Rank 500 524 566
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +42
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 141 108 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 90 35
Median daily rate £550 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £375 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £600 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 £90.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 - -

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
45312 44104 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.52% 78.83% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27498 26558
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 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1290 1223
Median hourly rate £33.99 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £48.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 May 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 6 May 2016.

Machine Learning Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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 +14 138 £550 -4.34% 128
London +39 98 £544 -5.43% 81
City of London +51 16 £600 +4.34% 19
South East 0 15 £525 +133.33% 19
Berkshire - 11 £525 - 1
South West - 8 £500 - 7
Reading - 6 £488 -
Feltham - 6 £421 -
Yorkshire 0 5 £700 +86.66% 2
West Yorkshire -5 5 £700 +86.66% 2
Leeds -13 5 £700 +86.66% 2
Exeter - 4 £425 - 2
East of England - 4 - - 8
Devon - 4 £425 - 2
North West -50 3 £650 - 8
Wiltshire - 3 £850 - 1
Suffolk - 3 - -
Ipswich - 3 - -
Oxford - 2 - - 11
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 13
Lancashire +2 1 £650 -7.14% 1
Blackpool 0 1 £650 -7.14%
Surrey -6 1 - - 3
Manchester -11 1 £350 -40.42% 7
Middlesex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Stevenage - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 162 (62.79%) Python
2 138 (53.49%) Analytics
3 114 (44.19%) Big Data
4 96 (37.21%) Hadoop
5 95 (36.82%) R
6 85 (32.95%) Data Analytics
7 81 (31.40%) Java
8 75 (29.07%) Apache Spark
8 75 (29.07%) Algorithms
9 74 (28.68%) Analytical Skills
10 63 (24.42%) Apache Hive
11 62 (24.03%) SQL
12 60 (23.26%) Degree
13 58 (22.48%) Visualisation
14 54 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (20.16%) Finance
16 50 (19.38%) Data Analysis
17 49 (18.99%) Statistics
18 48 (18.60%) JavaScript
18 48 (18.60%) Data Mining
19 47 (18.22%) Scala
20 46 (17.83%) Software Engineering
21 44 (17.05%) Computer Science
21 44 (17.05%) Linux
22 41 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
23 40 (15.50%) PhD
24 37 (14.34%) C++
25 35 (13.57%) SAS
25 35 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
25 35 (13.57%) MongoDB

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 (29.07%) Apache Spark
2 35 (13.57%) SAS
3 27 (10.47%) Apache Pig
4 21 (8.14%) Node.js
5 19 (7.36%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.49%) Apache
7 6 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.33%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.78%) DNN
8 2 (0.78%) Kinematics
9 1 (0.39%) IPython
Applications
1 15 (5.81%) SPSS
2 4 (1.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.16%) CPLEX
3 3 (1.16%) Weka
4 2 (0.78%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.39%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (5.04%) IaaS
5 9 (3.49%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.94%) SaaS
8 4 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.55%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (1.55%) GitHub
9 3 (1.16%) Google Play
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.78%) Heroku
10 2 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.81%) Internet
2 6 (2.33%) DNS
3 5 (1.94%) Wireless
4 4 (1.55%) HTTP
5 3 (1.16%) Firewall
5 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.16%) VPN
6 2 (0.78%) Network Security
6 2 (0.78%) SNA
6 2 (0.78%) SpaceWire
7 1 (0.39%) AMQP
7 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.39%) MQTT
7 1 (0.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (44.19%) Big Data
2 96 (37.21%) Hadoop
3 63 (24.42%) Apache Hive
4 48 (18.60%) Data Mining
5 35 (13.57%) MongoDB
6 32 (12.40%) NoSQL
7 26 (10.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (6.59%) MySQL
9 17 (6.59%) QlikView
10 14 (5.43%) HBase
10 14 (5.43%) Text Mining
11 10 (3.88%) Relational Database
12 7 (2.71%) Power BI
12 7 (2.71%) SQL Server
12 7 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (2.33%) CouchDB
13 6 (2.33%) Redis
14 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.49%) Selenium
2 8 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.94%) Maven
4 4 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.16%) Ant
5 3 (1.16%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.16%) Grunt
5 3 (1.16%) gulp
5 3 (1.16%) Protractor
5 3 (1.16%) Redmine
5 3 (1.16%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.78%) GCC
6 2 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.78%) Subversion
7 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (20.16%) Finance
2 20 (7.75%) Banking
2 20 (7.75%) Marketing
3 11 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.88%) Retail
5 9 (3.49%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.71%) Publishing
7 6 (2.33%) Electronics
8 5 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.55%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.16%) Automotive
10 3 (1.16%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.78%) Advertising
11 2 (0.78%) Avionics
11 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.39%) French Language
12 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (32.56%) Data Scientist
2 53 (20.54%) Developer
3 31 (12.02%) Architect
4 25 (9.69%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 18 (6.98%) Software Engineer
6 17 (6.59%) Data Architect
7 16 (6.20%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 15 (5.81%) Big Data Architect
8 15 (5.81%) Python Developer
9 12 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.26%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.88%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (3.10%) Data Engineer
12 8 (3.10%) Software Developer
13 7 (2.71%) Analyst
13 7 (2.71%) Audio DSP Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Consultant
13 7 (2.71%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.71%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.24%) .NET
2 28 (10.85%) AngularJS
3 25 (9.69%) Natural Language Processing
4 16 (6.20%) Django
4 16 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (5.43%) HTML
6 12 (4.65%) scikit-learn
6 12 (4.65%) SciPy
7 11 (4.26%) Flask
7 11 (4.26%) Pandas
7 11 (4.26%) REST
8 10 (3.88%) D3.js
8 10 (3.88%) Web Services
9 9 (3.49%) ELK Stack
10 8 (3.10%) Kafka
10 8 (3.10%) NumPy
11 7 (2.71%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.71%) CSS
12 6 (2.33%) J2EE
12 6 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (29.07%) Algorithms
2 74 (28.68%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (22.48%) Visualisation
4 49 (18.99%) Statistics
5 44 (17.05%) Computer Science
6 29 (11.24%) Mathematics
7 17 (6.59%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (4.26%) Neural Network
9 9 (3.49%) Mobile App
10 8 (3.10%) Physics
11 7 (2.71%) Applied Mathematics
12 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
12 6 (2.33%) User Experience
13 5 (1.94%) Psychology
14 4 (1.55%) CUDA
14 4 (1.55%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (1.55%) Smart Energy
14 4 (1.55%) Social Network
15 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 44 (17.05%) Linux
2 24 (9.30%) Unix
3 9 (3.49%) Windows
4 6 (2.33%) Android
5 4 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (53.49%) Analytics
2 85 (32.95%) Data Analytics
3 54 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (19.38%) Data Analysis
5 46 (17.83%) Software Engineering
6 41 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (10.85%) Data Visualisation
7 28 (10.85%) Predictive Modelling
8 27 (10.47%) Predictive Analytics
9 24 (9.30%) DevOps
10 22 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (8.14%) TDD
12 20 (7.75%) Open Source
12 20 (7.75%) Statistical Analysis
13 19 (7.36%) Statistical Modelling
14 18 (6.98%) Data Modelling
15 17 (6.59%) MapReduce
16 13 (5.04%) Data Management
16 13 (5.04%) Performance Monitoring
17 12 (4.65%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (62.79%) Python
2 95 (36.82%) R
3 81 (31.40%) Java
4 62 (24.03%) SQL
5 48 (18.60%) JavaScript
6 47 (18.22%) Scala
7 37 (14.34%) C++
8 33 (12.79%) MATLAB
9 22 (8.53%) C#
10 16 (6.20%) C
11 8 (3.10%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.71%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.33%) Clojure
14 5 (1.94%) Perl
14 5 (1.94%) PHP
14 5 (1.94%) Ruby
15 4 (1.55%) Haskell
16 3 (1.16%) F#
16 3 (1.16%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.78%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 60 (23.26%) Degree
2 40 (15.50%) PhD
3 9 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.39%) MCITP
6 1 (0.39%) MCTS
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PMP
6 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.94%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.16%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (3.88%) Docker
2 6 (2.33%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.16%) GridGain
4 2 (0.78%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.78%) Snort
5 1 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (7.75%) StatsD
3 9 (3.49%) Graphite
3 9 (3.49%) Kibana
3 9 (3.49%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.49%) logstash
4 8 (3.10%) Puppet
5 5 (1.94%) Ansible
5 5 (1.94%) Nagios
6 4 (1.55%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (1.55%) Mesos
7 3 (1.16%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.78%) Oozie
8 2 (0.78%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 30 (11.63%) Tableau
2 16 (6.20%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.20%) Teradata
3 13 (5.04%) Oracle
4 11 (4.26%) Apigee
4 11 (4.26%) Citrix
4 11 (4.26%) Mashery
5 8 (3.10%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.33%) Google
7 5 (1.94%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.94%) SAP
8 4 (1.55%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.16%) FireEye
9 3 (1.16%) ILOG
9 3 (1.16%) New Relic
9 3 (1.16%) Twitter
10 2 (0.78%) IBM
10 2 (0.78%) Palantir
11 1 (0.39%) Adobe
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