The first table below looks at the demand for Machine Learning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Machine Learning over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 560 538 584
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +46
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 20 32 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.064% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.088% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 1
Average daily rate
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£550 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £269 -
% change year-on-year
+113.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

Machine Learning
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 July 2014.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 19 £550 +46.66% 24
London -12 16 £538 +19.44% 18
City of London +19 5 £550 +111.53% 7
Cambridge -9 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -15 1 - - 2
East of England -17 1 - - 3
South East - 1 - - 2
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Machine Learning also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Machine Learning.

1 31 (63.27%) Hadoop
2 30 (61.22%) Big Data
2 30 (61.22%) Java
3 26 (53.06%) Python
4 19 (38.78%) R
4 19 (38.78%) Statistics
5 16 (32.65%) Apache Hive
5 16 (32.65%) MapReduce
6 15 (30.61%) HBase
6 15 (30.61%) Computer Science
7 14 (28.57%) NoSQL
7 14 (28.57%) Data Mining
7 14 (28.57%) C++
8 13 (26.53%) Linux
8 13 (26.53%) MongoDB
9 12 (24.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
9 12 (24.49%) SQL
10 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (18.37%) UNIX
11 9 (18.37%) C#
11 9 (18.37%) PhD
11 9 (18.37%) SAS
11 9 (18.37%) Scala
11 9 (18.37%) Mahout
11 9 (18.37%) Analytics
11 9 (18.37%) Apache Pig
12 8 (16.33%) TDD
13 7 (14.29%) Text Mining
13 7 (14.29%) Physics

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Machine Learning also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Machine Learning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.37%) SAS
1 9 (18.37%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.12%) SaaS
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (63.27%) Hadoop
2 30 (61.22%) Big Data
3 16 (32.65%) Apache Hive
4 15 (30.61%) HBase
5 14 (28.57%) NoSQL
5 14 (28.57%) Data Mining
6 13 (26.53%) MongoDB
7 12 (24.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (18.37%) Mahout
9 7 (14.29%) Text Mining
10 3 (6.12%) MySQL
10 3 (6.12%) Sqoop
10 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
10 3 (6.12%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (4.08%) Impala
11 2 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (4.08%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
11 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
11 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Advertising
2 3 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.12%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Data Scientist
2 12 (24.49%) Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Data Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Django Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Python/Django Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Big Data Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.04%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) MapReduce
2 5 (10.20%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) .NET
3 4 (8.16%) Natural Language Processing
4 3 (6.12%) Kafka
5 2 (4.08%) RHadoop
5 2 (4.08%) Django
5 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.08%) Spring
6 1 (2.04%) Ajax
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) Memcached
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
6 1 (2.04%) Akka
6 1 (2.04%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Statistics
2 15 (30.61%) Computer Science
3 7 (14.29%) Physics
4 6 (12.24%) Mathematics
5 5 (10.20%) Visualisation
6 4 (8.16%) Open Source
7 2 (4.08%) Neural Network
8 1 (2.04%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (2.04%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) UNIX
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
2 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) Analytics
4 8 (16.33%) TDD
5 6 (12.24%) DevOps
6 4 (8.16%) BDD
6 4 (8.16%) Pair Programming
6 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) Web Development
7 3 (6.12%) OO
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.12%) Statistical Modelling
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.08%) OOP
9 1 (2.04%) Operations Research
9 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.04%) Predictive Analytics
9 1 (2.04%) Use Case
9 1 (2.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) Java
2 26 (53.06%) Python
3 19 (38.78%) R
4 14 (28.57%) C++
5 12 (24.49%) SQL
6 9 (18.37%) C#
6 9 (18.37%) Scala
7 6 (12.24%) Ruby
8 5 (10.20%) F#
8 5 (10.20%) MATLAB
9 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.12%) Perl
10 2 (4.08%) PHP
10 2 (4.08%) C
10 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) PhD
2 6 (12.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Apache Flume
2 2 (4.08%) HDFS
2 2 (4.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Puppet
1 5 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.08%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Tableau
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) IBM
2 2 (4.08%) VMware
2 2 (4.08%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Greenplum
3 1 (2.04%) Informatica
3 1 (2.04%) Vertica
3 1 (2.04%) Talend
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