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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Machine Learning
UK
Rank 371 490 550
Rank change year-on-year
+119 +60
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 234 138 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.32% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 73 48
Median daily rate £555 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £620 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.25% +87.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -

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
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 February 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
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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 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 +127 231 £555 -7.50% 201
London +108 197 £550 - 130
City of London +17 29 £575 -4.16% 29
South East +26 19 £544 +4.56% 17
East Midlands - 7 £565 - 2
Oxford -3 5 £481 -15.57% 3
Oxfordshire -7 5 £481 -7.45% 4
West Sussex - 5 - -
Worthing - 5 - -
Berkshire +23 3 £475 -13.63% 3
East of England -1 3 £625 - 23
West Midlands - 3 £675 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £875 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £583 -
Derby - 3 £583 -
Westminster - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £625 - 2
Reading - 2 £600 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £625 -
Northampton - 2 £556 -
Hampshire - 2 £650 - 7
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £556 -
North West +24 1 £425 -37.03% 11
Manchester +16 1 £425 +1.19% 8
Surrey +12 1 £350 -30.00% 2
South West +6 1 - - 8
Cambridge +4 1 £525 - 16
Canary Wharf +1 1 - -
Bristol +1 1 - - 4

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 318 (61.87%) Python
2 274 (53.31%) Big Data
3 251 (48.83%) Apache Spark
4 217 (42.22%) Hadoop
5 191 (37.16%) R
6 177 (34.44%) Scala
7 175 (34.05%) Analytics
8 168 (32.68%) Algorithms
9 154 (29.96%) Java
10 133 (25.88%) SQL
11 112 (21.79%) Apache Hive
12 104 (20.23%) Mathematics
13 100 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
14 97 (18.87%) Finance
14 97 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
14 97 (18.87%) Statistics
15 88 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
16 79 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
17 77 (14.98%) Computer Science
18 76 (14.79%) NoSQL
19 75 (14.59%) DevOps
20 73 (14.20%) Visualisation
21 68 (13.23%) Degree
22 67 (13.04%) MapReduce
23 62 (12.06%) Linux
24 61 (11.87%) Tableau
25 54 (10.51%) Software Engineering
26 53 (10.31%) Apache Cassandra
27 52 (10.12%) Kafka
27 52 (10.12%) PhD

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
1 251 (48.83%) Apache Spark
2 42 (8.17%) Apache Pig
3 38 (7.39%) SAS
4 36 (7.00%) Apache
5 35 (6.81%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (3.31%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.36%) nginx
8 6 (1.17%) Jupyter
8 6 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.58%) Confluence
9 3 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.39%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.39%) Facebook Platform
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.19%) CMS
11 1 (0.19%) IPython
11 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Tornado
Applications
1 21 (4.09%) SPSS
2 9 (1.75%) Weka
3 7 (1.36%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.17%) Stata
5 3 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.39%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 88 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (5.25%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (4.67%) Amazon EMR
5 21 (4.09%) Azure Machine Learning
5 21 (4.09%) GitHub
6 18 (3.50%) Amazon S3
6 18 (3.50%) PaaS
7 15 (2.92%) Amazon Kinesis
8 11 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (1.95%) SaaS
10 6 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
11 3 (0.58%) Flurry Analytics
11 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.58%) IaaS
11 3 (0.58%) Route 53
12 2 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.11%) Kerberos
1 16 (3.11%) LDAP
2 5 (0.97%) HTTP
3 4 (0.78%) DNS
4 3 (0.58%) Internet
4 3 (0.58%) Network Security
4 3 (0.58%) SNA
5 2 (0.39%) Firewall
5 2 (0.39%) SMS
5 2 (0.39%) SSH
5 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (53.31%) Big Data
2 217 (42.22%) Hadoop
3 112 (21.79%) Apache Hive
4 76 (14.79%) NoSQL
5 53 (10.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 45 (8.75%) Data Mining
6 45 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (8.37%) MongoDB
8 40 (7.78%) QlikView
9 37 (7.20%) Relational Database
10 36 (7.00%) Power BI
11 31 (6.03%) HBase
12 25 (4.86%) Data Lake
13 24 (4.67%) RDBMS
14 22 (4.28%) Sqoop
15 21 (4.09%) HDInsight
16 19 (3.70%) Neo4j
17 18 (3.50%) SQL Server
18 15 (2.92%) MySQL
18 15 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.31%) Maven
4 8 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.36%) GoCD
6 5 (0.97%) JIRA
6 5 (0.97%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.78%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.58%) Selenium
8 3 (0.58%) Subversion
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Continuum
9 2 (0.39%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.39%) JUnit
9 2 (0.39%) Phabricator
9 2 (0.39%) webpack
10 1 (0.19%) CodeNarc
10 1 (0.19%) GitLab
10 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.19%) Spock
General
1 97 (18.87%) Finance
2 43 (8.37%) Marketing
3 41 (7.98%) Banking
4 30 (5.84%) Retail
5 14 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.33%) Front Office
7 9 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.56%) Games
9 7 (1.36%) Electronics
10 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.78%) Publishing
12 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.58%) Automotive
13 2 (0.39%) Advertising
13 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) Legal
13 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (29.77%) Data Scientist
2 118 (22.96%) Developer
3 71 (13.81%) Architect
4 63 (12.26%) Data Engineer
5 48 (9.34%) Data Architect
6 40 (7.78%) Python Developer
7 38 (7.39%) Big Data Engineer
8 32 (6.23%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 29 (5.64%) Big Data Architect
10 26 (5.06%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 25 (4.86%) Hadoop Architect
12 19 (3.70%) Hadoop Engineer
13 18 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.31%) Analyst
14 17 (3.31%) Consultant
14 17 (3.31%) Scala Developer
14 17 (3.31%) Software Engineer
15 15 (2.92%) Java Developer
16 14 (2.72%) Apache Spark Developer
16 14 (2.72%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.12%) Kafka
2 38 (7.39%) scikit-learn
3 34 (6.61%) D3.js
4 33 (6.42%) Pandas
5 32 (6.23%) HTML
5 32 (6.23%) Natural Language Processing
6 28 (5.45%) .NET
7 27 (5.25%) Web Services
8 24 (4.67%) REST
9 23 (4.47%) NumPy
10 22 (4.28%) AngularJS
10 22 (4.28%) CSS
10 22 (4.28%) JSON
11 21 (4.09%) Django
12 19 (3.70%) Flask
13 14 (2.72%) XML
14 13 (2.53%) HTML5
15 12 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (2.33%) SciPy
16 11 (2.14%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 168 (32.68%) Algorithms
2 79 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (14.98%) Computer Science
4 29 (5.64%) Credit Risk
5 14 (2.72%) User Experience
6 10 (1.95%) Social Media
7 8 (1.56%) Fintech
8 7 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.17%) Robotics
10 5 (0.97%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.97%) FMCG
10 5 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.97%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.78%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.78%) NHS
11 4 (0.78%) Replication
12 3 (0.58%) iPad
12 3 (0.58%) Social Network
12 3 (0.58%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.06%) Linux
2 35 (6.81%) Unix
3 6 (1.17%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.78%) Windows
5 3 (0.58%) Android
5 3 (0.58%) CentOS
5 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (34.05%) Analytics
2 104 (20.23%) Mathematics
3 100 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
4 97 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (18.87%) Statistics
5 75 (14.59%) DevOps
6 73 (14.20%) Visualisation
7 67 (13.04%) MapReduce
8 54 (10.51%) Software Engineering
9 48 (9.34%) Data Visualisation
10 44 (8.56%) Data Engineering
10 44 (8.56%) Data Modelling
11 42 (8.17%) Open Source
12 41 (7.98%) Artificial Intelligence
12 41 (7.98%) ETL
13 38 (7.39%) Statistical Analysis
14 37 (7.20%) Data Analysis
15 36 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (7.00%) Data Analytics
16 31 (6.03%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 318 (61.87%) Python
2 191 (37.16%) R
3 177 (34.44%) Scala
4 154 (29.96%) Java
5 133 (25.88%) SQL
6 47 (9.14%) JavaScript
7 43 (8.37%) C++
8 41 (7.98%) MATLAB
9 24 (4.67%) C#
10 22 (4.28%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.75%) C
11 9 (1.75%) Perl
12 7 (1.36%) Ruby
12 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.17%) PHP
14 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.58%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.58%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (13.23%) Degree
2 52 (10.12%) PhD
3 5 (0.97%) Postgraduate
4 4 (0.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.75%) QA
2 8 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (6.03%) Apache Flume
2 26 (5.06%) Docker
3 18 (3.50%) HDFS
4 3 (0.58%) Snort
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 40 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (6.61%) Ansible
3 29 (5.64%) Puppet
4 24 (4.67%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (1.95%) Oozie
6 9 (1.75%) Terraform
7 8 (1.56%) Kibana
8 7 (1.36%) Ambari
9 5 (0.97%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.97%) Mesos
10 3 (0.58%) Nagios
10 3 (0.58%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.39%) Grafana
11 2 (0.39%) Salt
12 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.19%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 61 (11.87%) Tableau
2 31 (6.03%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.64%) Hortonworks
4 26 (5.06%) Oracle
5 16 (3.11%) Google
6 13 (2.53%) Cognos
7 10 (1.95%) IBM
7 10 (1.95%) Informatica
8 9 (1.75%) RapidMiner
9 8 (1.56%) Alteryx
9 8 (1.56%) Talend
10 7 (1.36%) SAP
11 6 (1.17%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.17%) Platfora
12 4 (0.78%) Blue Prism
12 4 (0.78%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.78%) Twitter
13 3 (0.58%) Adobe
13 3 (0.58%) MapR
13 3 (0.58%) Teradata
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