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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Natural Language Processing
Rank 602 652 629
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -23
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 32 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.074% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 0
Median daily rate £534 £520 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £520 -
% change year-on-year
-11.05% -
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
15889 16310 15708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 27.96% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 11043 9971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 27 August 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 12 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 27 August 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 +37 32 £534 +2.64% 18
London - 25 £534 - 10
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 6
East of England - 3 - - 6
South West - 3 £325 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - - 6
Coventry - 1 £600 - 1
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Ruislip - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £600 - 1

Natural Language Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (53.66%) Machine Learning
2 19 (46.34%) Python
3 17 (41.46%) Big Data
4 16 (39.02%) Data Mining
5 15 (36.59%) PhD
5 15 (36.59%) Statistical Analysis
5 15 (36.59%) R
6 14 (34.15%) Artificial Intelligence
7 13 (31.71%) Degree
7 13 (31.71%) Visualisation
8 12 (29.27%) Computer Science
8 12 (29.27%) Data Modelling
8 12 (29.27%) C++
9 11 (26.83%) HTML
9 11 (26.83%) C#
9 11 (26.83%) Mathematics
9 11 (26.83%) Hadoop
9 11 (26.83%) Deep Learning
9 11 (26.83%) Information Retrieval
10 10 (24.39%) Apache Spark
10 10 (24.39%) Prototyping
10 10 (24.39%) Scala
10 10 (24.39%) Statistics
10 10 (24.39%) XML
10 10 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (21.95%) SOA
11 9 (21.95%) CSS
11 9 (21.95%) .NET
11 9 (21.95%) Finance
11 9 (21.95%) Applied Mathematics

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 10 (24.39%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Drupal
2 2 (4.88%) GlassFish
2 2 (4.88%) SAS
2 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) SPSS
2 1 (2.44%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) LAN
1 8 (19.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) Big Data
2 16 (39.02%) Data Mining
3 11 (26.83%) Hadoop
4 9 (21.95%) QlikView
5 8 (19.51%) Spotfire
6 5 (12.20%) Text Mining
7 2 (4.88%) Apache Hive
7 2 (4.88%) Mahout
7 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.88%) Triplestore
8 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.44%) GIS
8 1 (2.44%) Impala
8 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.44%) Neo4j
8 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) NUnit
1 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.44%) Yeoman
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Bulgarian Language
3 1 (2.44%) Estonian Language
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Latvian Language
3 1 (2.44%) Lithuanian Language
3 1 (2.44%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Data Scientist
2 9 (21.95%) Architect
3 8 (19.51%) Applications Architect
3 8 (19.51%) Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 5 (12.20%) Software Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Machine Learning Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Big Data Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Data Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Web Applications Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Web Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) HTML
2 10 (24.39%) XML
3 9 (21.95%) .NET
3 9 (21.95%) CSS
3 9 (21.95%) D3.js
3 9 (21.95%) HTML5
4 8 (19.51%) XSLT
5 3 (7.32%) REST
5 3 (7.32%) scikit-learn
6 2 (4.88%) J2EE
6 2 (4.88%) JSON
6 2 (4.88%) SciPy
6 2 (4.88%) Spring
6 2 (4.88%) Web Services
6 2 (4.88%) XSD
7 1 (2.44%) Django
7 1 (2.44%) GWT
7 1 (2.44%) JavaFX
7 1 (2.44%) jQuery
7 1 (2.44%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Artificial Intelligence
2 13 (31.71%) Visualisation
3 12 (29.27%) Computer Science
4 11 (26.83%) Mathematics
5 10 (24.39%) Statistics
6 9 (21.95%) Applied Mathematics
7 6 (14.63%) Algorithms
7 6 (14.63%) Neural Network
8 4 (9.76%) Ontologies
9 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (7.32%) Hedge funds
10 1 (2.44%) Fintech
10 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
10 1 (2.44%) Remote Sensing
10 1 (2.44%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.88%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Mac OS
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Machine Learning
2 15 (36.59%) Statistical Analysis
3 12 (29.27%) Data Modelling
4 11 (26.83%) Deep Learning
4 11 (26.83%) Information Retrieval
5 10 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (24.39%) Prototyping
6 9 (21.95%) SOA
7 8 (19.51%) Analytics
7 8 (19.51%) Change Management
7 8 (19.51%) Network Design
7 8 (19.51%) Parallel Processing
7 8 (19.51%) Project Planning
7 8 (19.51%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (19.51%) Time Management
7 8 (19.51%) Web Design
8 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.20%) Predictive Modelling
10 4 (9.76%) RDF
11 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) Python
2 15 (36.59%) R
3 12 (29.27%) C++
4 11 (26.83%) C#
5 10 (24.39%) Scala
6 8 (19.51%) Java
6 8 (19.51%) PHP
7 6 (14.63%) SQL
8 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.88%) XPath
9 2 (4.88%) XQuery
10 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.44%) Clojure
10 1 (2.44%) Cypher
10 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.44%) SPARQL
10 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) PhD
2 13 (31.71%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Tableau
2 2 (4.88%) IBM
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Facebook
3 1 (2.44%) Google