The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 154 189
Rank change year-on-year +11 +35  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 21 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 12
Median daily rate £575 £575 £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £428 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £680 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £550
% change year-on-year -1.09% -17.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.21 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +88.78%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3152 3242 5437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.72% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2629 4189
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Scientist in the City of London

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 31 (73.81%) Python
2 23 (54.76%) Machine Learning
3 22 (52.38%) SQL
4 20 (47.62%) R
5 18 (42.86%) Algorithms
6 16 (38.10%) Apache Spark
6 16 (38.10%) Big Data
7 15 (35.71%) Analytics
7 15 (35.71%) Mathematics
8 13 (30.95%) PhD
9 12 (28.57%) Hadoop
10 10 (23.81%) Java
10 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
10 10 (23.81%) Statistics
11 9 (21.43%) Visualisation
11 9 (21.43%) Scala
12 8 (19.05%) Data Visualisation
12 8 (19.05%) Predictive Modelling
12 8 (19.05%) Degree
13 7 (16.67%) Finance
13 7 (16.67%) A/B Testing
14 6 (14.29%) SAS
14 6 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
14 6 (14.29%) MongoDB
14 6 (14.29%) Natural Language Processing
14 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (14.29%) scikit-learn
15 5 (11.90%) Apache Hive
15 5 (11.90%) Operations Research
15 5 (11.90%) Predictive Analytics

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 16 (38.10%) Apache Spark
2 6 (14.29%) SAS
3 2 (4.76%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.76%) Jupyter
4 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) S-PLUS
1 2 (4.76%) SPSS
2 1 (2.38%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (4.76%) GitHub
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) Big Data
2 12 (28.57%) Hadoop
3 6 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 5 (11.90%) Apache Hive
5 3 (7.14%) Data Mining
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.76%) BigQuery
6 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (4.76%) Data Lake
6 2 (4.76%) HBase
6 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (2.38%) Impala
7 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.38%) Power BI
7 1 (2.38%) QlikView
7 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.38%) Spark SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Natural Language Processing
1 6 (14.29%) scikit-learn
2 4 (9.52%) JSON
2 4 (9.52%) NumPy
2 4 (9.52%) Pandas
3 3 (7.14%) Matplotlib
3 3 (7.14%) TensorFlow
4 2 (4.76%) ggplot
4 2 (4.76%) PySpark
4 2 (4.76%) Seaborn
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Tez
5 1 (2.38%) Bokeh
5 1 (2.38%) D3.js
5 1 (2.38%) Django
5 1 (2.38%) Flask
5 1 (2.38%) Keras
5 1 (2.38%) MLlib
5 1 (2.38%) OpenCV
5 1 (2.38%) SparkR
5 1 (2.38%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Algorithms
2 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
3 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.38%) Equities
5 1 (2.38%) Fintech
5 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.38%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Machine Learning
2 15 (35.71%) Analytics
2 15 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 10 (23.81%) Statistics
4 9 (21.43%) Visualisation
5 8 (19.05%) Data Visualisation
5 8 (19.05%) Predictive Modelling
6 7 (16.67%) A/B Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.90%) Operations Research
8 5 (11.90%) Predictive Analytics
9 4 (9.52%) Neural Network
9 4 (9.52%) Statistical Modelling
10 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.14%) Bayesian Methods
10 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.14%) Data Analytics
10 3 (7.14%) Physics
10 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (73.81%) Python
2 22 (52.38%) SQL
3 20 (47.62%) R
4 10 (23.81%) Java
5 9 (21.43%) Scala
6 2 (4.76%) C++
6 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) PhD
2 8 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Google
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Tableau
3 1 (2.38%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.38%) Cognos
3 1 (2.38%) Informatica
3 1 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.38%) RapidMiner
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