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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Natural Language Processing
Rank 629 632 614
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 13 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.002% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.086% 0.007% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 7
Median daily rate £525 - £520
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 - £520
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
15051 15372 15096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 27.44% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 10274 9875
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 211
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 25 June 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 14 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 25 June 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 +11 13 £525 - 17
London - 6 £475 - 8
Wiltshire - 3 £850 -
South West - 3 £850 - 1
South East - 2 £438 - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £438 - 2
Oxford - 2 £438 - 2
North West -10 1 £500 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 2
Ruislip - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Liverpool - 1 £500 -

Natural Language Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 11 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 10 (45.45%) Big Data
2 10 (45.45%) Python
2 10 (45.45%) Data Mining
3 8 (36.36%) Analytics
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Text Mining
5 6 (27.27%) Statistical Analysis
5 6 (27.27%) Java
5 6 (27.27%) R
6 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
6 5 (22.73%) Predictive Modelling
6 5 (22.73%) C++
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
7 4 (18.18%) scikit-learn
7 4 (18.18%) Neural Network
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 4 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (13.64%) SciPy
8 3 (13.64%) Apache Hive
8 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
8 3 (13.64%) Mahout
8 3 (13.64%) Hedge funds

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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Pig
1 2 (9.09%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) SPSS
2 1 (4.55%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) Big Data
1 10 (45.45%) Data Mining
2 6 (27.27%) Text Mining
3 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
4 3 (13.64%) Apache Hive
4 3 (13.64%) Mahout
4 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
4 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (9.09%) Impala
5 2 (9.09%) Neo4j
6 1 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.55%) MySQL
6 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.55%) QlikView
6 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
1 2 (9.09%) Yeoman
2 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) NUnit
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Bulgarian Language
3 1 (4.55%) Estonian Language
3 1 (4.55%) Latvian Language
3 1 (4.55%) Lithuanian Language
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Data Scientist
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Python Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Machine Learning Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) scikit-learn
2 3 (13.64%) SciPy
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) Cascalog
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) CSS3
3 2 (9.09%) D3.js
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
3 2 (9.09%) Pandas
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) MLlib
4 1 (4.55%) React
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) Neural Network
2 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
3 3 (13.64%) Hedge funds
4 2 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Fintech
5 1 (4.55%) Life Science
5 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.55%) Ontologies
5 1 (4.55%) Social Network
5 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 8 (36.36%) Analytics
3 6 (27.27%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Predictive Modelling
5 4 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.64%) Deep Learning
6 3 (13.64%) Information Retrieval
6 3 (13.64%) Speech Recognition
7 2 (9.09%) Android Development
7 2 (9.09%) Content Enrichment
7 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 2 (9.09%) iOS Development
7 2 (9.09%) Mobile Development
7 2 (9.09%) Prototyping
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) Time Series Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Python
2 6 (27.27%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) R
3 5 (22.73%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
5 3 (13.64%) C#
6 2 (9.09%) Clojure
6 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
6 2 (9.09%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.55%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) PhD
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (9.09%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) IBM
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Alteryx
2 1 (4.55%) Tableau