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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Machine Learning
Rank 466 589 605
Rank change year-on-year
+123 +16
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 168 75 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.13% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.16% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 51 22
Median daily rate £500 £520 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £520 £575
% change year-on-year
-27.88% -9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.37% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 - -

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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 August 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 August 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
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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 +105 163 £500 -3.84% 155
London +91 117 £525 - 102
South East +14 21 £368 -29.32% 14
City of London +36 10 £525 -8.69% 22
South West - 10 £396 - 8
Middlesex - 9 £360 -
Berkshire +14 7 £750 +57.89% 3
West Yorkshire +8 7 £375 -41.17% 6
Yorkshire +7 7 £375 -41.17% 6
Leeds +2 6 £375 -41.17% 6
Devon - 5 £425 - 1
Exeter - 5 £425 - 1
East of England +14 4 £300 -33.33% 11
West Midlands - 4 £531 - 2
Wiltshire - 4 £349 -
Cambridgeshire +22 3 - - 11
Hampshire - 3 - - 2
Maidenhead - 3 £750 - 2
Cambridge +22 2 - - 11
Fareham - 2 - -
Newport - 2 £160 -
Salisbury - 2 £349 -
Stafford - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £160 - 1
South Wales - 2 £160 - 1
Reading +17 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire +7 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £463 - 1

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (58.12%) Python
2 154 (55.60%) Analytics
3 123 (44.40%) R
4 118 (42.60%) Big Data
5 99 (35.74%) Hadoop
6 91 (32.85%) SQL
7 90 (32.49%) Apache Spark
8 84 (30.32%) Degree
9 77 (27.80%) Visualisation
10 76 (27.44%) Algorithms
10 76 (27.44%) Java
11 74 (26.71%) Computer Science
12 69 (24.91%) PhD
12 69 (24.91%) Analytical Skills
13 68 (24.55%) Statistics
14 55 (19.86%) Finance
15 54 (19.49%) Data Analytics
16 52 (18.77%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (18.05%) Scala
18 49 (17.69%) Data Mining
19 48 (17.33%) Mathematics
20 45 (16.25%) SAS
21 44 (15.88%) C++
22 38 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
22 38 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
22 38 (13.72%) NoSQL
23 36 (13.00%) Apache Hive
24 35 (12.64%) Tableau
25 34 (12.27%) Software Engineering
26 33 (11.91%) 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 90 (32.49%) Apache Spark
2 45 (16.25%) SAS
3 13 (4.69%) Apache
4 12 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (3.97%) Apache Pig
6 8 (2.89%) nginx
7 5 (1.81%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.81%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.72%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.36%) Drupal
10 1 (0.36%) IPython
10 1 (0.36%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (6.14%) SPSS
2 10 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.89%) Stata
4 2 (0.72%) Mathematica
4 2 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.53%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.53%) Azure Machine Learning
4 5 (1.81%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.81%) PaaS
5 4 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.44%) GitHub
5 4 (1.44%) SaaS
6 3 (1.08%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.72%) Heroku
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.36%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.44%) HTTP
2 3 (1.08%) Internet
3 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.72%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) AMQP
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (42.60%) Big Data
2 99 (35.74%) Hadoop
3 49 (17.69%) Data Mining
4 38 (13.72%) NoSQL
5 36 (13.00%) Apache Hive
6 23 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (7.94%) QlikView
8 15 (5.42%) MySQL
9 12 (4.33%) SAP HANA
9 12 (4.33%) Text Mining
10 11 (3.97%) Relational Database
10 11 (3.97%) Spotfire
11 10 (3.61%) MongoDB
11 10 (3.61%) SQL Server
12 9 (3.25%) GIS
12 9 (3.25%) Power BI
13 7 (2.53%) HBase
14 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.44%) Maven
4 3 (1.08%) Ant
4 3 (1.08%) GoCD
4 3 (1.08%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.72%) Grunt
5 2 (0.72%) gulp
5 2 (0.72%) Protractor
5 2 (0.72%) Selenium
5 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 55 (19.86%) Finance
2 22 (7.94%) Marketing
3 15 (5.42%) Banking
4 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.44%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.44%) Front Office
5 4 (1.44%) Games
5 4 (1.44%) Retail
6 2 (0.72%) Advertising
6 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Military
6 2 (0.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 118 (42.60%) Data Scientist
2 72 (25.99%) Developer
3 30 (10.83%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 21 (7.58%) Architect
5 17 (6.14%) Python Developer
6 15 (5.42%) Analyst
7 14 (5.05%) Consultant
8 12 (4.33%) Big Data Developer
9 10 (3.61%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.61%) Data Architect
10 9 (3.25%) Data Engineer
11 8 (2.89%) Senior Data Scientist
12 7 (2.53%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.53%) Machine Learning Consultant
12 7 (2.53%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 7 (2.53%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.53%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.17%) Hadoop Architect
13 6 (2.17%) Java Developer
13 6 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.94%) Natural Language Processing
2 21 (7.58%) Pandas
3 19 (6.86%) D3.js
4 18 (6.50%) Django
5 17 (6.14%) Kafka
6 16 (5.78%) AngularJS
7 15 (5.42%) .NET
8 13 (4.69%) HTML
8 13 (4.69%) scikit-learn
9 10 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (3.61%) SciPy
10 9 (3.25%) CSS
10 9 (3.25%) TensorFlow
11 8 (2.89%) MLlib
11 8 (2.89%) REST
11 8 (2.89%) RESTful
12 7 (2.53%) NumPy
13 6 (2.17%) Node.js
13 6 (2.17%) Web Services
14 5 (1.81%) React
Miscellaneous
1 77 (27.80%) Visualisation
2 76 (27.44%) Algorithms
3 74 (26.71%) Computer Science
4 69 (24.91%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (24.55%) Statistics
6 48 (17.33%) Mathematics
7 32 (11.55%) Artificial Intelligence
8 21 (7.58%) Neural Network
9 19 (6.86%) Applied Mathematics
10 15 (5.42%) Physics
11 9 (3.25%) Credit Risk
12 8 (2.89%) Ontologies
13 6 (2.17%) User Experience
14 5 (1.81%) Fintech
14 5 (1.81%) Semantic Web
15 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (1.44%) Psychology
15 4 (1.44%) Remote Sensing
15 4 (1.44%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.11%) Linux
2 7 (2.53%) Unix
2 7 (2.53%) Windows
3 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (55.60%) Analytics
2 54 (19.49%) Data Analytics
3 52 (18.77%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (12.27%) Software Engineering
6 31 (11.19%) Data Analysis
7 30 (10.83%) Open Source
8 27 (9.75%) Statistical Modelling
9 26 (9.39%) Predictive Analytics
10 24 (8.66%) Statistical Analysis
11 23 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (8.30%) DevOps
12 22 (7.94%) Data Modelling
12 22 (7.94%) Data Visualisation
12 22 (7.94%) TDD
13 19 (6.86%) Deep Learning
14 18 (6.50%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.42%) Big Data Analytics
15 15 (5.42%) Predictive Modelling
16 13 (4.69%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 161 (58.12%) Python
2 123 (44.40%) R
3 91 (32.85%) SQL
4 76 (27.44%) Java
5 50 (18.05%) Scala
6 44 (15.88%) C++
7 33 (11.91%) MATLAB
8 29 (10.47%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.42%) C#
10 9 (3.25%) Ruby
11 7 (2.53%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.17%) PHP
13 5 (1.81%) VBA
14 3 (1.08%) C
14 3 (1.08%) Perl
14 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.72%) F#
15 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.72%) SPARQL
15 2 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 84 (30.32%) Degree
2 69 (24.91%) PhD
3 11 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.44%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.08%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.36%) MCITP
7 1 (0.36%) MCTS
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.97%) Docker
2 6 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.08%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.72%) XenApp
4 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.36%) HDFS
5 1 (0.36%) Snort
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.53%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.81%) Kibana
4 4 (1.44%) Ansible
4 4 (1.44%) Mesos
4 4 (1.44%) Nagios
5 3 (1.08%) Puppet
5 3 (1.08%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.72%) Oozie
7 1 (0.36%) Graphite
7 1 (0.36%) logstash
7 1 (0.36%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.36%) StatsD
Vendors
1 35 (12.64%) Tableau
2 18 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.42%) Google
4 14 (5.05%) Teradata
5 13 (4.69%) SAP
6 9 (3.25%) IBM
7 7 (2.53%) Facebook
8 6 (2.17%) Oracle
8 6 (2.17%) Pega
9 3 (1.08%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.08%) FireEye
9 3 (1.08%) New Relic
9 3 (1.08%) Twitter
10 2 (0.72%) Apple
10 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.72%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.72%) Citrix
10 2 (0.72%) Dell
10 2 (0.72%) i2
10 2 (0.72%) VMware
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