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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Natural Language Processing over the 3 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Natural Language Processing
UK
Rank 563 592 608
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +16
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 18 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.051% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.18% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 4
Median daily rate £600 £520 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £556 £520 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
13587 14651 13891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.84% 28.86% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9325 10124 9363
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 257 186
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.50 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

Natural Language Processing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Natural Language Processing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Natural Language Processing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 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 +24 13 £600 +15.38% 22
London +13 11 £625 +13.63% 11
Glasgow - 4 £650 - 1
Scotland - 4 £650 - 1
City of London - 3 £550 - 2
South East -4 1 £513 -1.44% 4
Oxfordshire -11 1 £513 -1.44% 4
Dorset - 1 £400 - 2
Bournemouth - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £400 - 3

Natural Language Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Natural Language Processing 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 Natural Language Processing.

1 29 (67.44%) Machine Learning
2 28 (65.12%) Python
3 23 (53.49%) Java
4 21 (48.84%) Big Data
5 17 (39.53%) R
6 16 (37.21%) Data Mining
7 15 (34.88%) Visualisation
8 13 (30.23%) Apache Solr
8 13 (30.23%) Computer Science
8 13 (30.23%) MongoDB
9 12 (27.91%) NoSQL
9 12 (27.91%) Apache Spark
9 12 (27.91%) Hadoop
9 12 (27.91%) PhD
10 11 (25.58%) Data Analysis
10 11 (25.58%) Algorithms
11 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (23.26%) Analytics
11 10 (23.26%) Lucene
11 10 (23.26%) Statistics
12 9 (20.93%) Neural Network
12 9 (20.93%) QlikView
12 9 (20.93%) C++
12 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (20.93%) Tableau
13 8 (18.60%) Data Visualisation
13 8 (18.60%) Finance
13 8 (18.60%) Scala
13 8 (18.60%) Artificial Intelligence
14 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering

Natural Language Processing
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 13 (30.23%) Apache Solr
2 12 (27.91%) Apache Spark
3 7 (16.28%) Apache
4 3 (6.98%) Apache Pig
5 2 (4.65%) CMS
5 2 (4.65%) Drupal
5 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.33%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) SPSS
2 2 (4.65%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) LAN
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) Big Data
2 16 (37.21%) Data Mining
3 13 (30.23%) MongoDB
4 12 (27.91%) Hadoop
4 12 (27.91%) NoSQL
5 9 (20.93%) QlikView
6 5 (11.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (11.63%) Riak
7 4 (9.30%) Apache Hive
7 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
7 4 (9.30%) Spotfire
7 4 (9.30%) Text Mining
8 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (6.98%) Impala
8 3 (6.98%) MarkLogic
9 2 (4.65%) CouchDB
9 2 (4.65%) Flink
9 2 (4.65%) Redis
10 1 (2.33%) Cloudera CDH
10 1 (2.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Electronics
3 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.30%) Marketing
4 3 (6.98%) Legal
5 2 (4.65%) Retail
6 1 (2.33%) Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Data Scientist
2 10 (23.26%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 9 (20.93%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Data Scientist
5 4 (9.30%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Python Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Data Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Artificial Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Data Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Machine Learning Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Machine Learning Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Social Media Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Web Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) Lucene
2 5 (11.63%) D3.js
3 4 (9.30%) Django
3 4 (9.30%) Kafka
3 4 (9.30%) Regular Expression
3 4 (9.30%) Spring
4 3 (6.98%) .NET
4 3 (6.98%) CSS
4 3 (6.98%) Hibernate
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 3 (6.98%) HTML5
4 3 (6.98%) JMS
4 3 (6.98%) scikit-learn
4 3 (6.98%) XML
5 2 (4.65%) Flask
5 2 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.65%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (4.65%) XSLT
6 1 (2.33%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Visualisation
2 13 (30.23%) Computer Science
3 11 (25.58%) Algorithms
4 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (23.26%) Statistics
5 9 (20.93%) Neural Network
6 8 (18.60%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (16.28%) Mathematics
8 6 (13.95%) Applied Mathematics
8 6 (13.95%) Data Extraction
9 4 (9.30%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (6.98%) Physics
10 3 (6.98%) Replication
10 3 (6.98%) Social Media
10 3 (6.98%) Virtual Team
11 2 (4.65%) Clustering
11 2 (4.65%) Ontologies
11 2 (4.65%) Social Network
12 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
12 1 (2.33%) Remote Sensing
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Unix
2 3 (6.98%) CentOS
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Machine Learning
2 11 (25.58%) Data Analysis
3 10 (23.26%) Analytics
4 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (18.60%) Data Visualisation
6 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
7 6 (13.95%) Cluster Analysis
7 6 (13.95%) Deep Learning
7 6 (13.95%) Information Retrieval
8 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) Predictive Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) Prototyping
8 5 (11.63%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (9.30%) Data Management
9 4 (9.30%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (9.30%) ETL
9 4 (9.30%) Information Architecture
9 4 (9.30%) MapReduce
9 4 (9.30%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) Python
2 23 (53.49%) Java
3 17 (39.53%) R
4 9 (20.93%) C++
5 8 (18.60%) Scala
6 7 (16.28%) SQL
7 6 (13.95%) C#
7 6 (13.95%) MATLAB
8 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
9 3 (6.98%) Perl
10 2 (4.65%) PHP
11 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
11 1 (2.33%) XPath
11 1 (2.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) PhD
2 6 (13.95%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Tableau
2 4 (9.30%) Alteryx
2 4 (9.30%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Twitter
4 1 (2.33%) Facebook
4 1 (2.33%) Google