Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Science
London > Central London
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 65 142
Rank change year-on-year -5 +77 +29
Contract jobs citing Data Science 101 319 173
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.69% 3.79% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 4.21% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 259 141
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +1.62%
10th Percentile £400 £454 £450
90th Percentile £678 £675 £638
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% - -
London median hourly rate £36.01 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% -10.63% +41.12%

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,260 7,577 8,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 86.89% 90.00% 88.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,300 5,799 6,322
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 71 118
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.65 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% +3.23% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.28 £56.50 £45.30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +37.25% +2.00% -

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Data Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in Central London

Data Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Science in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Data Science in Central London

Data Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Science in Central London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Science in Central London

Data Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Science in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Science in Central London

Data Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Science in Central London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Science in Central London

Data Science
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the Central London region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -31 77 £525 -4.55% 18
West End of London +15 4 £588 +46.88% 1
City of Westminster +24 3 £625 +35.14%
Camden - 2 £535 - 1
Data Science
London

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Data Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 50 (49.50%) Python
2 36 (35.64%) Machine Learning
2 36 (35.64%) Analytics
3 29 (28.71%) Artificial Intelligence
4 21 (20.79%) Finance
5 20 (19.80%) Azure
6 18 (17.82%) Big Data
6 18 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (17.82%) SQL
7 16 (15.84%) Software Engineering
8 15 (14.85%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (14.85%) Visualisation
8 15 (14.85%) Computer Science
9 14 (13.86%) Data Modelling
10 13 (12.87%) R
10 13 (12.87%) DevOps
10 13 (12.87%) Algorithms
10 13 (12.87%) GCP
11 12 (11.88%) Data Analysis
11 12 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (10.89%) Statistics
12 11 (10.89%) Docker
12 11 (10.89%) AWS
12 11 (10.89%) Kubernetes
12 11 (10.89%) TensorFlow
12 11 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (9.90%) Apache Spark
14 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
14 9 (8.91%) Open Source
14 9 (8.91%) Degree

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (9.90%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.96%) SAS
3 3 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.98%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.99%) DNN
5 1 (0.99%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.99%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.99%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.80%) Azure
2 13 (12.87%) GCP
3 11 (10.89%) AWS
4 9 (8.91%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.96%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (3.96%) Azure Machine Learning
5 4 (3.96%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon SageMaker
6 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.99%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.99%) Serverless
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) Internet
2 3 (2.97%) Firewall
2 3 (2.97%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.99%) 2G
3 1 (0.99%) 3G
3 1 (0.99%) 4G
3 1 (0.99%) 5G
3 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.82%) Big Data
2 9 (8.91%) Power BI
3 7 (6.93%) Data Lake
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.95%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.95%) Redis
6 3 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.97%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (2.97%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.97%) Flink
6 3 (2.97%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.97%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.98%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.98%) GIS
7 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.98%) QGIS
7 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.98%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 21 (20.79%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Marketing
3 4 (3.96%) Front Office
3 4 (3.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Law
5 2 (1.98%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.98%) Publishing
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) Games
6 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.99%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Data Scientist
2 18 (17.82%) Data Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Analyst
3 10 (9.90%) Developer
4 7 (6.93%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (5.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (5.94%) Product Manager
5 6 (5.94%) Python Engineer
5 6 (5.94%) Senior Data Scientist
6 5 (4.95%) Architect
6 5 (4.95%) Consultant
6 5 (4.95%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Cloud Native Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Python Developer
8 3 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Data Science Leader
8 3 (2.97%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 3 (2.97%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) TensorFlow
2 9 (8.91%) Natural Language Processing
3 7 (6.93%) SciPy
4 6 (5.94%) HTML
5 5 (4.95%) Kafka
5 5 (4.95%) RESTful
6 4 (3.96%) Flask
6 4 (3.96%) H2O
6 4 (3.96%) MLlib
6 4 (3.96%) Pandas
6 4 (3.96%) scikit-learn
7 3 (2.97%) CSS
7 3 (2.97%) Django
7 3 (2.97%) PyTorch
8 2 (1.98%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.98%) NumPy
8 2 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.98%) React
8 2 (1.98%) Samza
8 2 (1.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Algorithms
2 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.92%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.94%) User Experience
5 5 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.96%) Cloud Native
6 4 (3.96%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.96%) Social Media
7 3 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.98%) Equities
8 2 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.99%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.99%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.94%) Linux
2 1 (0.99%) Android
2 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.64%) Analytics
1 36 (35.64%) Machine Learning
2 29 (28.71%) Artificial Intelligence
3 18 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.84%) Software Engineering
5 15 (14.85%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (14.85%) Computer Science
5 15 (14.85%) Visualisation
6 14 (13.86%) Data Modelling
7 13 (12.87%) DevOps
8 12 (11.88%) Data Analysis
8 12 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (10.89%) Statistics
10 9 (8.91%) Open Source
11 8 (7.92%) Data Analytics
11 8 (7.92%) Microservices
12 7 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.93%) Data Architecture
13 6 (5.94%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 50 (49.50%) Python
2 18 (17.82%) SQL
3 13 (12.87%) R
4 5 (4.95%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.95%) Java
5 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.96%) Scala
6 2 (1.98%) C++
6 2 (1.98%) Go
6 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.98%) PHP
6 2 (1.98%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.98%) VBA
7 1 (0.99%) C#
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
7 1 (0.99%) SHACL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) PhD
2 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) GDPR
2 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.99%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (10.89%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.96%) Terraform
3 1 (0.99%) Ansible
3 1 (0.99%) Kibana
3 1 (0.99%) Kubeflow
3 1 (0.99%) Marathon
3 1 (0.99%) Mesos
3 1 (0.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Tableau
3 6 (5.94%) Google
4 5 (4.95%) SAP
5 4 (3.96%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.98%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.98%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.98%) Twitter
7 1 (0.99%) Adobe
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle
7 1 (0.99%) Reuters
7 1 (0.99%) Splunk
7 1 (0.99%) Sybase