Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Information Retrieval skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Retrieval over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 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.

Information Retrieval
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 237 247
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 -
Contract jobs citing Information Retrieval 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.014% 0.088% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.099% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
City of London median daily rate £500 £625 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +108.33% -
10th Percentile £450 £588 £275
90th Percentile £550 £660 £325
Central London median daily rate £500 £615 £300
% change year-on-year -18.70% +105.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Information Retrieval 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,048 6,049 5,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.39% 89.15% 87.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,815 4,753 4,684
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 57 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -4.32%

Information Retrieval
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Information Retrieval as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Information Retrieval in the City of London

Information Retrieval
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 Information Retrieval in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Retrieval in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Retrieval 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 City of London region with a requirement for Information Retrieval.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) PhD
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Deep Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) scikit-learn
1 1 (100.00%) TensorFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
1 1 (100.00%) Computational Linguistics
1 1 (100.00%) Sentiment Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Chatbot
1 1 (100.00%) Deeplearning4j
1 1 (100.00%) Data Science

Information Retrieval
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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Chatbot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Data Scientist
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Deeplearning4j
1 1 (100.00%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (100.00%) scikit-learn
1 1 (100.00%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
1 1 (100.00%) Computational Linguistics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Science
1 1 (100.00%) Deep Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Sentiment Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA