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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Machine Learning
UK
Rank 359 532 547
Rank change year-on-year
+173 +15
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 236 98 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 57 45
Median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £423 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £641 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £520 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-30.66% -

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
36868 40843 39798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.19% 81.72% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 26520 25648
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 £290 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 930 1195 1050
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +157 234 £550 - 204
London +121 181 £550 - 126
City of London +20 25 £510 +56.92% 21
East of England +12 13 £330 - 22
East Midlands - 12 £558 -
South East +7 10 £650 +25.00% 29
Cambridgeshire +1 9 £330 - 16
Derbyshire - 8 £565 -
Derby - 8 £565 -
South West +7 7 £650 +13.04% 11
West Midlands - 7 £450 - 1
Cambridge +4 6 £330 - 16
Worthing - 6 - -
West Sussex - 6 - -
Bristol +7 5 £650 +13.04% 4
Hertfordshire -3 4 £465 - 2
Westminster - 4 £510 -
Yorkshire +12 3 £625 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £625 - 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £450 -
Hampshire - 3 £650 - 7
Leeds - 3 £625 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £625 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Scotland - 2 - - 4
North West +27 1 £463 +10.11% 12
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £875 +75.00%
Canary Wharf -2 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Warwick - 1 - -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 294 (62.96%) Python
2 238 (50.96%) Big Data
3 225 (48.18%) Apache Spark
4 199 (42.61%) Hadoop
5 176 (37.69%) R
6 156 (33.40%) Analytics
7 153 (32.76%) Scala
8 151 (32.33%) Algorithms
9 134 (28.69%) SQL
10 131 (28.05%) Java
11 101 (21.63%) Apache Hive
12 100 (21.41%) Statistics
13 93 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
14 89 (19.06%) Business Intelligence
15 86 (18.42%) Mathematics
16 80 (17.13%) Computer Science
17 79 (16.92%) Finance
18 78 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
19 77 (16.49%) Visualisation
19 77 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
20 72 (15.42%) NoSQL
21 69 (14.78%) DevOps
21 69 (14.78%) Degree
22 60 (12.85%) Linux
23 56 (11.99%) MapReduce
24 52 (11.13%) Data Modelling
25 51 (10.92%) PhD
25 51 (10.92%) Tableau
26 46 (9.85%) Data Visualisation
27 45 (9.64%) 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
1 225 (48.18%) Apache Spark
2 38 (8.14%) Apache
3 37 (7.92%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (7.07%) SAS
5 31 (6.64%) Apache Pig
6 19 (4.07%) Apache Solr
7 11 (2.36%) nginx
8 7 (1.50%) ArcGIS
9 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.64%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.21%) CMS
13 1 (0.21%) Confluence
13 1 (0.21%) Drupal
13 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.21%) Jetty
13 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (3.00%) SPSS
2 11 (2.36%) Stata
3 7 (1.50%) Weka
4 6 (1.28%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.43%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.21%) MS Office
7 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 78 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (4.93%) Amazon EMR
5 20 (4.28%) GitHub
6 19 (4.07%) PaaS
7 18 (3.85%) Azure Machine Learning
8 16 (3.43%) Amazon S3
9 14 (3.00%) Amazon Kinesis
10 11 (2.36%) SaaS
11 8 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.86%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.64%) Flurry Analytics
14 3 (0.64%) IaaS
14 3 (0.64%) Route 53
15 2 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.43%) G Suite
16 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.43%) Kerberos
1 16 (3.43%) LDAP
2 4 (0.86%) DNS
2 4 (0.86%) HTTP
2 4 (0.86%) Network Security
3 3 (0.64%) Internet
3 3 (0.64%) SNA
4 2 (0.43%) Firewall
4 2 (0.43%) SSH
5 1 (0.21%) SMS
5 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (50.96%) Big Data
2 199 (42.61%) Hadoop
3 101 (21.63%) Apache Hive
4 72 (15.42%) NoSQL
5 44 (9.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 41 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (8.78%) MongoDB
7 40 (8.57%) Data Mining
8 35 (7.49%) Relational Database
9 29 (6.21%) Power BI
9 29 (6.21%) QlikView
10 27 (5.78%) HBase
11 24 (5.14%) RDBMS
12 20 (4.28%) Data Lake
13 19 (4.07%) Neo4j
14 17 (3.64%) HDInsight
15 16 (3.43%) SQL Server
15 16 (3.43%) Sqoop
16 15 (3.21%) GIS
16 15 (3.21%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (7.28%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.64%) Maven
4 7 (1.50%) Talend Open Studio
5 6 (1.28%) GoCD
6 4 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.86%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Continuum
8 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.43%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.43%) Phabricator
8 2 (0.43%) Selenium
8 2 (0.43%) Subversion
8 2 (0.43%) webpack
9 1 (0.21%) GitLab
9 1 (0.21%) JIRA
9 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.21%) Spock
9 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (16.92%) Finance
2 43 (9.21%) Marketing
3 31 (6.64%) Banking
4 24 (5.14%) Retail
5 13 (2.78%) Front Office
6 10 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.71%) Games
9 5 (1.07%) Electronics
9 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.07%) Publishing
10 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.64%) Automotive
11 2 (0.43%) Advertising
11 2 (0.43%) Legal
11 2 (0.43%) Military
11 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 154 (32.98%) Data Scientist
2 111 (23.77%) Developer
3 67 (14.35%) Architect
4 56 (11.99%) Data Engineer
5 46 (9.85%) Data Architect
6 38 (8.14%) Python Developer
7 30 (6.42%) Big Data Engineer
8 27 (5.78%) Hadoop Architect
8 27 (5.78%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 25 (5.35%) Big Data Architect
10 19 (4.07%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 18 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (3.43%) Hadoop Engineer
13 15 (3.21%) Analyst
14 13 (2.78%) Scala Developer
14 13 (2.78%) Senior Data Scientist
15 12 (2.57%) Big Data Developer
15 12 (2.57%) C# Developer
16 11 (2.36%) Java Developer
16 11 (2.36%) Machine Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.42%) Kafka
2 39 (8.35%) scikit-learn
3 31 (6.64%) D3.js
4 30 (6.42%) Pandas
5 29 (6.21%) Natural Language Processing
6 28 (6.00%) .NET
7 27 (5.78%) Django
8 25 (5.35%) HTML
9 24 (5.14%) Web Services
10 22 (4.71%) REST
11 21 (4.50%) NumPy
12 19 (4.07%) JSON
13 18 (3.85%) AngularJS
13 18 (3.85%) CSS
14 16 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (2.78%) Flask
15 13 (2.78%) TensorFlow
16 11 (2.36%) RESTful
16 11 (2.36%) SciPy
17 10 (2.14%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 151 (32.33%) Algorithms
2 100 (21.41%) Statistics
3 86 (18.42%) Mathematics
4 80 (17.13%) Computer Science
5 77 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (16.49%) Visualisation
6 40 (8.57%) Artificial Intelligence
7 28 (6.00%) Credit Risk
7 28 (6.00%) Physics
8 24 (5.14%) Neural Network
9 20 (4.28%) Applied Mathematics
10 14 (3.00%) User Experience
11 12 (2.57%) Social Media
12 8 (1.71%) Fintech
13 7 (1.50%) Data Structures
14 6 (1.28%) Data Integration
14 6 (1.28%) Ontologies
14 6 (1.28%) Social Network
14 6 (1.28%) TWAP
14 6 (1.28%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.85%) Linux
2 36 (7.71%) Unix
3 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.86%) Windows
5 3 (0.64%) CentOS
5 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.43%) Android
7 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (33.40%) Analytics
2 93 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (19.06%) Business Intelligence
4 69 (14.78%) DevOps
5 56 (11.99%) MapReduce
6 52 (11.13%) Data Modelling
7 46 (9.85%) Data Visualisation
8 43 (9.21%) Software Engineering
9 40 (8.57%) Data Engineering
10 38 (8.14%) Open Source
11 37 (7.92%) ETL
12 33 (7.07%) Statistical Analysis
13 32 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (6.85%) Data Analysis
14 31 (6.64%) Predictive Analytics
15 28 (6.00%) TDD
16 26 (5.57%) E-Commerce
16 26 (5.57%) Web Analytics
17 25 (5.35%) Scrum
18 23 (4.93%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 294 (62.96%) Python
2 176 (37.69%) R
3 153 (32.76%) Scala
4 134 (28.69%) SQL
5 131 (28.05%) Java
6 45 (9.64%) MATLAB
7 42 (8.99%) JavaScript
8 38 (8.14%) C++
9 22 (4.71%) C#
10 21 (4.50%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.93%) Perl
12 8 (1.71%) C
13 7 (1.50%) Ruby
14 6 (1.28%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.07%) PHP
16 4 (0.86%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.86%) VBA
17 3 (0.64%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.64%) Lisp
17 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (14.78%) Degree
2 51 (10.92%) PhD
3 8 (1.71%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.50%) Postgraduate
5 6 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.93%) QA
2 5 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (4.50%) Apache Flume
1 21 (4.50%) Docker
2 13 (2.78%) HDFS
3 3 (0.64%) Snort
4 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (6.64%) Ansible
3 27 (5.78%) Puppet
4 22 (4.71%) Hadoop YARN
5 12 (2.57%) Kibana
6 8 (1.71%) Terraform
7 7 (1.50%) Ambari
8 6 (1.28%) Oozie
9 4 (0.86%) Mesos
10 3 (0.64%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.64%) Nagios
10 3 (0.64%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.43%) Grafana
11 2 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 51 (10.92%) Tableau
2 28 (6.00%) Hortonworks
3 25 (5.35%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.93%) Oracle
5 19 (4.07%) Google
6 9 (1.93%) Informatica
6 9 (1.93%) SAP
7 7 (1.50%) Alteryx
7 7 (1.50%) Cognos
7 7 (1.50%) Facebook
7 7 (1.50%) Talend
7 7 (1.50%) Teradata
8 6 (1.28%) Platfora
9 5 (1.07%) IBM
9 5 (1.07%) RapidMiner
10 4 (0.86%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.86%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.86%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.64%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.64%) Twitter
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