The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Machine Learning
Rank 584 528 -
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 17 47 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.088% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 41 0
Average daily rate
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£563 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £279 -
% change year-on-year
+106.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

Machine Learning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 27 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 20 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -57 17 £563 +21.62% 32
London -12 16 £550 +10.00% 24
City of London +26 4 £575 +51.31% 10
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Oxford - - - - 2
Southampton - - - -
Street - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 4
East of England - - - - 5
Farnborough - - - -

Machine Learning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (65.79%) Big Data
2 24 (63.16%) Hadoop
3 22 (57.89%) Java
4 20 (52.63%) Python
5 14 (36.84%) R
5 14 (36.84%) Statistics
6 13 (34.21%) Apache Hive
6 13 (34.21%) Data Mining
7 12 (31.58%) MapReduce
8 10 (26.32%) C++
9 9 (23.68%) HBase
10 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
10 8 (21.05%) NoSQL
10 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
10 8 (21.05%) SQL
10 8 (21.05%) Linux
11 7 (18.42%) Text Mining
11 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
11 7 (18.42%) Scala
11 7 (18.42%) Mahout
11 7 (18.42%) Analytics
11 7 (18.42%) Apache Pig
12 6 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
12 6 (15.79%) UNIX
12 6 (15.79%) PhD
13 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (13.16%) SAS
13 5 (13.16%) Finance
13 5 (13.16%) Natural Language Processing

Machine Learning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (18.42%) Apache Pig
2 5 (13.16%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (65.79%) Big Data
2 24 (63.16%) Hadoop
3 13 (34.21%) Apache Hive
3 13 (34.21%) Data Mining
4 9 (23.68%) HBase
5 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
5 8 (21.05%) NoSQL
6 7 (18.42%) Text Mining
6 7 (18.42%) Mahout
7 6 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (10.53%) Sqoop
9 3 (7.89%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
9 3 (7.89%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (7.89%) Impala
9 3 (7.89%) MySQL
9 3 (7.89%) CouchDB
10 2 (5.26%) Couchbase
10 2 (5.26%) Redis
10 2 (5.26%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.63%) Selenium
1 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Data Scientist
2 9 (23.68%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Data Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Big Data Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Big Data Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Junior
6 1 (2.63%) Junior .NET Developer
6 1 (2.63%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Junior Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (10.53%) Kafka
2 4 (10.53%) Cascading
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) RHadoop
3 2 (5.26%) Cascalog
3 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.63%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) Lucene
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) HTML5
4 1 (2.63%) Memcached
4 1 (2.63%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Statistics
2 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
3 4 (10.53%) Open Source
4 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.89%) Physics
5 2 (5.26%) Neural Network
5 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.63%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (2.63%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) MapReduce
2 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
2 7 (18.42%) Analytics
3 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) TDD
6 3 (7.89%) Pair Programming
6 3 (7.89%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (5.26%) BDD
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 1 (2.63%) Bayesian Methods
8 1 (2.63%) Information Retrieval
8 1 (2.63%) DevOps
8 1 (2.63%) OOP
8 1 (2.63%) OO
8 1 (2.63%) ETL
8 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Java
2 20 (52.63%) Python
3 14 (36.84%) R
4 10 (26.32%) C++
5 8 (21.05%) SQL
6 7 (18.42%) Scala
7 4 (10.53%) MATLAB
8 3 (7.89%) C#
9 2 (5.26%) C
9 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.26%) Perl
10 1 (2.63%) PHP
10 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.63%) Ruby
10 1 (2.63%) F#
10 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) PhD
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Apache Flume
2 3 (7.89%) HDFS
3 2 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Oozie
1 2 (5.26%) Chukwa
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) IBM
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
1 3 (7.89%) Tableau
2 2 (5.26%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.26%) Greenplum
2 2 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Informatica
3 1 (2.63%) Splunk
3 1 (2.63%) Talend
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