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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Natural Language Processing
Rank 638 635 626
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.009% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.059% 0.033% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £713 - £713
90% offered a daily rate of more than £563 - £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 - £943
UK excluding London median daily rate £850 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 - -
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
15346 14936 15049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 26.76% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10732 9653 9838
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 208
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.37 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 May 2016.

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 7 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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -17 9 £713 - 23
London - 5 £575 - 13
South West - 3 £850 - 5
Wiltshire - 3 £850 -
South East -7 1 - - 4
Surrey -10 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 - - 1

Natural Language Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 25 (71.43%) Machine Learning
1 25 (71.43%) Analytics
2 20 (57.14%) Big Data
2 20 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (48.57%) Java
3 17 (48.57%) Python
4 14 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 14 (40.00%) Algorithms
5 13 (37.14%) Data Modelling
5 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
6 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (34.29%) Data Analysis
6 12 (34.29%) Degree
6 12 (34.29%) Data Analytics
7 11 (31.43%) Content Enrichment
7 11 (31.43%) Waterfall
7 11 (31.43%) Content Management
7 11 (31.43%) Data Mining
8 10 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
8 10 (28.57%) TOGAF
8 10 (28.57%) Hadoop
8 10 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (25.71%) Predictive Modelling
9 9 (25.71%) NoSQL
10 8 (22.86%) R
10 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (22.86%) Text Mining
10 8 (22.86%) Finance
10 8 (22.86%) SQL
11 7 (20.00%) HTML

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 6 (17.14%) Node.js
1 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
1 6 (17.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SPSS
2 1 (2.86%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (57.14%) Big Data
2 14 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 11 (31.43%) Data Mining
4 10 (28.57%) Hadoop
5 9 (25.71%) NoSQL
6 8 (22.86%) Text Mining
7 6 (17.14%) Neo4j
8 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 4 (11.43%) QlikView
10 3 (8.57%) Apache Hive
10 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (5.71%) Impala
11 2 (5.71%) Mahout
12 1 (2.86%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (2.86%) CouchDB
12 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (2.86%) MarkLogic
12 1 (2.86%) MySQL
12 1 (2.86%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
2 2 (5.71%) Yeoman
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Publishing
3 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Bulgarian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Estonian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Latvian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Lithuanian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Data Scientist
2 11 (31.43%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (28.57%) Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Data Architect
5 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Big Data Architect
6 5 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (14.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 4 (11.43%) Digital Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Java Architect
8 3 (8.57%) Java Solutions Architect
9 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Python Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
10 1 (2.86%) AWS Architect
10 1 (2.86%) Big Data Developer
10 1 (2.86%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) J2EE
3 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (14.29%) REST
4 4 (11.43%) Hibernate
4 4 (11.43%) JAX-RS
5 3 (8.57%) CSS
5 3 (8.57%) jQuery
5 3 (8.57%) scikit-learn
5 3 (8.57%) SciPy
6 2 (5.71%) Cascalog
6 2 (5.71%) CSS3
6 2 (5.71%) D3.js
6 2 (5.71%) Django
6 2 (5.71%) HTML5
6 2 (5.71%) Pandas
6 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) Web Services
7 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 4 (11.43%) Neural Network
4 4 (11.43%) Social Network
4 4 (11.43%) Statistics
5 3 (8.57%) Hedge funds
6 2 (5.71%) Life Science
6 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.86%) Fintech
7 1 (2.86%) Linked Data
7 1 (2.86%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Unix
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Analytics
1 25 (71.43%) Machine Learning
2 13 (37.14%) Data Modelling
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) Data Analysis
3 12 (34.29%) Data Analytics
4 11 (31.43%) Content Enrichment
4 11 (31.43%) Content Management
4 11 (31.43%) Waterfall
5 10 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 10 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
6 9 (25.71%) Predictive Modelling
7 7 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
8 6 (17.14%) Web Design
9 5 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
10 4 (11.43%) Data Governance
10 4 (11.43%) Open Source
10 4 (11.43%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) Java
1 17 (48.57%) Python
2 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) R
3 8 (22.86%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) Clojure
6 2 (5.71%) VBA
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.86%) SPARQL
7 1 (2.86%) XPath
7 1 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) PhD
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Alteryx
1 4 (11.43%) Tableau
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle