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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Machine Learning
Rank 439 571 606
Rank change year-on-year
+132 +35
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 221 83 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.15% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.18% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 59 21
Median daily rate £549 £520 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.52% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £380 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £520 -
% change year-on-year
-24.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
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
44605 46363 44678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.11% 81.03% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 30319 27925
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1285 1224
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.57 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +134 212 £550 +5.76% 138
London +117 158 £550 +10.00% 98
South East +20 34 £575 +10.57% 5
City of London +25 15 £500 -13.04% 21
Berkshire - 15 £750 -
Middlesex - 9 £360 -
Maidenhead - 8 £750 -
West Yorkshire +10 7 £375 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire +8 7 £375 +11.11% 4
Leeds +3 6 £375 +11.11% 3
South West +17 5 £365 - 9
Buckinghamshire +14 5 £600 -
West Midlands - 5 £500 - 2
Wiltshire - 4 £349 - 1
Hampshire +9 3 - - 3
East of England +9 3 £300 - 11
Newport - 3 £160 -
South Wales - 3 £160 - 1
Reading - 3 £600 -
Wales - 3 £160 - 2
Cambridgeshire +21 2 - - 9
Milton Keynes +12 2 - -
Fareham - 2 - -
Salisbury - 2 £349 -
Stafford - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £438 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 179 (54.91%) Python
2 169 (51.84%) Analytics
3 136 (41.72%) Big Data
4 134 (41.10%) R
5 116 (35.58%) Hadoop
6 112 (34.36%) Apache Spark
7 111 (34.05%) SQL
8 96 (29.45%) Visualisation
9 93 (28.53%) Degree
10 86 (26.38%) Algorithms
11 85 (26.07%) Java
12 84 (25.77%) Computer Science
13 73 (22.39%) Statistics
14 70 (21.47%) PhD
15 65 (19.94%) Analytical Skills
16 63 (19.33%) Mathematics
17 61 (18.71%) Finance
17 61 (18.71%) Scala
18 59 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
19 56 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
20 54 (16.56%) Data Mining
21 48 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
22 47 (14.42%) Data Analytics
23 44 (13.50%) Apache Hive
23 44 (13.50%) Tableau
23 44 (13.50%) SAS
24 43 (13.19%) C++
24 43 (13.19%) NoSQL
25 40 (12.27%) MATLAB
26 38 (11.66%) Open Source

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
1 112 (34.36%) Apache Spark
2 44 (13.50%) SAS
3 28 (8.59%) Apache
4 22 (6.75%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (4.91%) Apache Pig
6 11 (3.37%) Apache Solr
6 11 (3.37%) nginx
7 6 (1.84%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.61%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.31%) Drupal
11 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (5.52%) SPSS
2 10 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.07%) Stata
3 2 (0.61%) Mathematica
3 2 (0.61%) MS Office
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.29%) Azure Machine Learning
4 10 (3.07%) PaaS
5 9 (2.76%) SaaS
6 7 (2.15%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.84%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.53%) GitHub
9 4 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.92%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.61%) Heroku
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.31%) IaaS
12 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.84%) HTTP
2 4 (1.23%) Network Security
3 3 (0.92%) Internet
4 2 (0.61%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.31%) AMQP
5 1 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (41.72%) Big Data
2 116 (35.58%) Hadoop
3 54 (16.56%) Data Mining
4 44 (13.50%) Apache Hive
5 43 (13.19%) NoSQL
6 28 (8.59%) QlikView
7 26 (7.98%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (5.83%) Power BI
9 18 (5.52%) Data Lake
10 13 (3.99%) HDInsight
10 13 (3.99%) Text Mining
11 12 (3.68%) MongoDB
11 12 (3.68%) MySQL
11 12 (3.68%) SAP HANA
11 12 (3.68%) SQL Server
12 11 (3.37%) GIS
12 11 (3.37%) Relational Database
12 11 (3.37%) Spotfire
13 10 (3.07%) Presto
14 9 (2.76%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.84%) GoCD
3 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.92%) Maven
4 3 (0.92%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.61%) Ant
5 2 (0.61%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.61%) Selenium
5 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.31%) Grunt
6 1 (0.31%) gulp
6 1 (0.31%) Protractor
6 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 61 (18.71%) Finance
2 26 (7.98%) Marketing
3 19 (5.83%) Banking
4 7 (2.15%) Front Office
5 6 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.23%) Games
7 4 (1.23%) Retail
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Automotive
8 2 (0.61%) Military
8 2 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 125 (38.34%) Data Scientist
2 92 (28.22%) Developer
3 35 (10.74%) Architect
4 28 (8.59%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 23 (7.06%) Data Architect
5 23 (7.06%) Python Developer
6 18 (5.52%) Data Engineer
7 15 (4.60%) Hadoop Architect
8 14 (4.29%) Analyst
9 13 (3.99%) Consultant
10 12 (3.68%) Big Data Developer
11 11 (3.37%) Big Data Architect
11 11 (3.37%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.37%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.07%) Scala Developer
13 9 (2.76%) Senior Data Engineer
13 9 (2.76%) Senior Data Scientist
14 8 (2.45%) Data Analyst
14 8 (2.45%) Java Architect
14 8 (2.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.98%) Kafka
1 26 (7.98%) Pandas
2 24 (7.36%) D3.js
3 23 (7.06%) .NET
3 23 (7.06%) Natural Language Processing
4 21 (6.44%) Django
5 20 (6.13%) HTML
6 19 (5.83%) AngularJS
7 17 (5.21%) CSS
8 15 (4.60%) scikit-learn
9 12 (3.68%) MLlib
10 11 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (3.37%) REST
10 11 (3.37%) SciPy
11 10 (3.07%) RESTful
12 9 (2.76%) TensorFlow
13 8 (2.45%) JSON
13 8 (2.45%) NumPy
13 8 (2.45%) Web Services
14 7 (2.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 96 (29.45%) Visualisation
2 86 (26.38%) Algorithms
3 84 (25.77%) Computer Science
4 73 (22.39%) Statistics
5 65 (19.94%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (19.33%) Mathematics
7 36 (11.04%) Artificial Intelligence
8 20 (6.13%) Applied Mathematics
8 20 (6.13%) Neural Network
9 19 (5.83%) Physics
10 12 (3.68%) Credit Risk
11 10 (3.07%) User Experience
12 8 (2.45%) Ontologies
13 7 (2.15%) Fintech
14 6 (1.84%) TWAP
14 6 (1.84%) VWAP
15 5 (1.53%) Semantic Web
15 5 (1.53%) Smart Energy
16 4 (1.23%) Remote Sensing
16 4 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.74%) Linux
2 12 (3.68%) Unix
3 9 (2.76%) Windows
4 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (51.84%) Analytics
2 59 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (14.42%) Data Analytics
5 38 (11.66%) Open Source
6 33 (10.12%) Data Modelling
7 32 (9.82%) Data Visualisation
7 32 (9.82%) Predictive Analytics
8 31 (9.51%) Software Engineering
9 30 (9.20%) Statistical Modelling
10 29 (8.90%) Data Analysis
11 27 (8.28%) DevOps
12 25 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (7.67%) TDD
13 23 (7.06%) Deep Learning
13 23 (7.06%) Statistical Analysis
14 22 (6.75%) E-Commerce
15 20 (6.13%) Data Architecture
16 19 (5.83%) Predictive Modelling
17 16 (4.91%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 179 (54.91%) Python
2 134 (41.10%) R
3 111 (34.05%) SQL
4 85 (26.07%) Java
5 61 (18.71%) Scala
6 43 (13.19%) C++
7 40 (12.27%) MATLAB
8 34 (10.43%) JavaScript
9 17 (5.21%) C#
10 9 (2.76%) Ruby
10 9 (2.76%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.53%) Perl
11 5 (1.53%) PHP
11 5 (1.53%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.23%) VBA
13 3 (0.92%) C
13 3 (0.92%) Lisp
13 3 (0.92%) Prolog
14 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.61%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 93 (28.53%) Degree
2 70 (21.47%) PhD
3 12 (3.68%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.23%) Postgraduate
5 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.31%) MCITP
6 1 (0.31%) MCTS
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) QA
2 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (3.99%) Apache Flume
1 13 (3.99%) Docker
2 7 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.61%) HDFS
3 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.61%) XenApp
3 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.31%) Snort
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.76%) Ansible
2 6 (1.84%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.53%) Mesos
4 4 (1.23%) Kibana
5 3 (0.92%) Nagios
5 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.61%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.31%) Oozie
7 1 (0.31%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (13.50%) Tableau
2 20 (6.13%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.91%) Google
4 14 (4.29%) Teradata
5 13 (3.99%) SAP
6 9 (2.76%) Oracle
7 8 (2.45%) Hortonworks
8 7 (2.15%) Facebook
8 7 (2.15%) IBM
9 6 (1.84%) Pega
10 4 (1.23%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.92%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.92%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.92%) Cognos
11 3 (0.92%) FireEye
12 2 (0.61%) Apple
12 2 (0.61%) Citrix
12 2 (0.61%) Dell
12 2 (0.61%) i2
12 2 (0.61%) VMware
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