Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Scientist
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 112 106
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.20% 0.056% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.059% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Bristol median daily rate £463 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.91% - -
South West median daily rate £463 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -9.76% +20.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,902 1,696 1,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.60% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,270 1,134 1,206
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £236 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £530 £550
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 77
Bristol median hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% +20.00% +49.25%
10th Percentile £15.45 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £66.70 £50.25 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.14% +27.27% +12.82%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in Bristol

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Scientist in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Scientist in Bristol

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Data Science
2 3 (75.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (50.00%) Statistics
3 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (50.00%) R
4 1 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Linear Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (25.00%) SPSS
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Data Science
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Linear Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared