The table below looks at the statistics for Natural Language Processing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Natural Language Processing over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Natural Language Processing
Rank 569 557 526
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -31
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.015% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
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£450 £438 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Natural Language Processing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Natural Language Processing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Natural Language Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing within the UK.

Natural Language Processing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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 -18 1 £450 +5.88% 3
South East - 1 £450 -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
London - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

Natural Language Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Natural Language Processing 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 Natural Language Processing.

1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Social Media
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Pig
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (16.67%) Play Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Yeoman
2 1 (16.67%) Impala
2 1 (16.67%) Data Munging
2 1 (16.67%) Time Series Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Cascalog
2 1 (16.67%) Pandas
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (16.67%) Clojure
2 1 (16.67%) SciPy
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Active Record
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) Mahout
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Kafka

Natural Language Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Natural Language Processing 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 Natural Language Processing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Pig
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Impala
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Mahout
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Yeoman
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Scientist
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Play Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Cascalog
1 1 (16.67%) Pandas
1 1 (16.67%) SciPy
1 1 (16.67%) Kafka
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Munging
2 1 (16.67%) Time Series Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Active Record
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) RDF
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Clojure
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) SPARQL
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared