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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Natural Language Processing
UK
Rank 583 608 605
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 25 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.038% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.13% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 1
Median daily rate £600 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £450
% change year-on-year
+68.91% -17.77%
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
14168 14836 14077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 28.53% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9872 10211 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 245 191
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £21.15 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 24 February 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 5 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 24 February 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
London +36 20 £588 +6.81% 16
England +33 20 £588 +30.55% 28
City of London 0 5 £500 +11.11% 6
Glasgow - 4 £650 -
Scotland - 4 £650 - 5

Natural Language Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 32 (76.19%) Machine Learning
2 28 (66.67%) Python
3 25 (59.52%) Java
3 25 (59.52%) Big Data
4 19 (45.24%) R
5 17 (40.48%) Visualisation
6 16 (38.10%) Data Mining
7 15 (35.71%) Computer Science
8 14 (33.33%) Hadoop
8 14 (33.33%) Apache Spark
9 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (30.95%) Apache Solr
9 13 (30.95%) MongoDB
9 13 (30.95%) PhD
9 13 (30.95%) Finance
10 12 (28.57%) NoSQL
10 12 (28.57%) Tableau
10 12 (28.57%) QlikView
10 12 (28.57%) Statistics
10 12 (28.57%) Algorithms
10 12 (28.57%) Analytics
11 11 (26.19%) Data Analysis
11 11 (26.19%) Mathematics
12 10 (23.81%) Lucene
12 10 (23.81%) Data Visualisation
12 10 (23.81%) Scala
12 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (23.81%) C++
13 9 (21.43%) MATLAB
13 9 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence

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 14 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 13 (30.95%) Apache Solr
3 8 (19.05%) Apache
4 3 (7.14%) Apache Pig
5 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.38%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.38%) SAS
6 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) SPSS
2 1 (2.38%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (59.52%) Big Data
2 16 (38.10%) Data Mining
3 14 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 13 (30.95%) MongoDB
5 12 (28.57%) NoSQL
5 12 (28.57%) QlikView
6 6 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (11.90%) Riak
7 5 (11.90%) Spotfire
8 4 (9.52%) Apache Hive
8 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
8 4 (9.52%) Text Mining
9 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (7.14%) Impala
9 3 (7.14%) MarkLogic
10 2 (4.76%) CouchDB
10 2 (4.76%) Flink
10 2 (4.76%) Redis
11 1 (2.38%) Mahout
11 1 (2.38%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Mockito
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.52%) Electronics
3 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.52%) Marketing
4 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Data Scientist
2 9 (21.43%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 8 (19.05%) Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Junior
5 5 (11.90%) Machine Learning Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Data Scientist
6 4 (9.52%) Junior Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Python Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Junior Data Scientist
9 1 (2.38%) Analytics Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Artificial Intelligence Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Data Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Machine Learning Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Social Media Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Lucene
2 6 (14.29%) D3.js
3 5 (11.90%) Kafka
4 4 (9.52%) Regular Expression
4 4 (9.52%) Spring
5 3 (7.14%) Django
5 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.14%) JMS
6 2 (4.76%) Flask
6 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.76%) scikit-learn
6 2 (4.76%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (2.38%) Akka
7 1 (2.38%) Bokeh
7 1 (2.38%) CSS3
7 1 (2.38%) Dropwizard
7 1 (2.38%) HTML5
7 1 (2.38%) JSON
7 1 (2.38%) MLlib
7 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (28.57%) Algorithms
4 3 (7.14%) Replication
4 3 (7.14%) Social Media
4 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team
5 2 (4.76%) Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) Social Network
6 1 (2.38%) Fintech
6 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Unix
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) CentOS
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.38%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Machine Learning
2 17 (40.48%) Visualisation
3 12 (28.57%) Analytics
3 12 (28.57%) Statistics
4 11 (26.19%) Data Analysis
4 11 (26.19%) Mathematics
5 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (23.81%) Data Visualisation
6 9 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
6 9 (21.43%) Neural Network
7 7 (16.67%) Data Management
7 7 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
8 6 (14.29%) A/B Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Applied Mathematics
8 6 (14.29%) Cluster Analysis
8 6 (14.29%) Data Extraction
8 6 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (11.90%) Prototyping
9 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) Python
2 25 (59.52%) Java
3 19 (45.24%) R
4 10 (23.81%) C++
4 10 (23.81%) Scala
5 9 (21.43%) MATLAB
6 6 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (9.52%) C#
7 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 3 (7.14%) Perl
9 1 (2.38%) SPARQL
9 1 (2.38%) XPath
9 1 (2.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) PhD
2 6 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Tableau
2 6 (14.29%) Alteryx
3 4 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Twitter
5 1 (2.38%) IBM