Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Natural Language Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Natural Language Processing over the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 232 246
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 23 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.15% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 0.40% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 0
City of London median daily rate £550 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
Central London median daily rate £550 £595 -
% change year-on-year -7.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £16.52
Central London median hourly rate - - £16.52

Natural Language Processing is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,787 2,499 2,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.73% 37.81% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,279 2,013 1,993
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £374 £363 £321
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £452
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.74% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.49 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +22.43% -32.47%
10th Percentile £20.38 £20.75 £16.69
90th Percentile £45.63 £29.62 £50.43
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.69% +21.80% -42.86%

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Natural Language Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Natural Language Processing in the City of London

Natural Language Processing
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 Natural Language Processing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Natural Language Processing in the City of London

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Natural Language Processing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Natural Language Processing 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 Natural Language Processing.

1 20 (86.96%) Machine Learning
2 18 (78.26%) Python
3 15 (65.22%) Data Science
4 10 (43.48%) R
4 10 (43.48%) Algorithms
5 9 (39.13%) Analytics
5 9 (39.13%) Big Data
6 8 (34.78%) Java
6 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
6 8 (34.78%) Mathematics
6 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
7 7 (30.43%) PhD
7 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
7 7 (30.43%) TensorFlow
8 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
8 6 (26.09%) Predictive Modelling
9 5 (21.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (21.74%) Apache Spark
9 5 (21.74%) Sentiment Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
9 5 (21.74%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (21.74%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (21.74%) Marketing
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (17.39%) Statistics
10 4 (17.39%) Predictive Analytics
10 4 (17.39%) Statistical Analysis

Natural Language Processing
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 5 (21.74%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) Big Data
2 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
3 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
4 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
5 5 (21.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (17.39%) Data Mining
7 3 (13.04%) HBase
7 3 (13.04%) Sqoop
8 1 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
8 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
8 1 (4.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Data Scientist
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Python Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Data Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Machine Learning Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Scrum Master
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 1 (4.35%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Scala Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Statistical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) TensorFlow
2 3 (13.04%) Kafka
2 3 (13.04%) React
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.70%) OpenNLP
3 2 (8.70%) Redux
3 2 (8.70%) scikit-learn
3 2 (8.70%) SpaCy
3 2 (8.70%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) Deeplearning4j
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) NumPy
4 1 (4.35%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Algorithms
2 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.35%) iPhone
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Machine Learning
2 15 (65.22%) Data Science
3 9 (39.13%) Analytics
4 8 (34.78%) Mathematics
4 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
5 6 (26.09%) Predictive Modelling
6 5 (21.74%) Applied Mathematics
6 5 (21.74%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (21.74%) Sentiment Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
7 4 (17.39%) Predictive Analytics
7 4 (17.39%) Prototyping
7 4 (17.39%) Random Forest
7 4 (17.39%) Statistical Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Statistics
8 3 (13.04%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (13.04%) Data Engineering
8 3 (13.04%) Data Ingestion
8 3 (13.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Python
2 10 (43.48%) R
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
6 2 (8.70%) Java 8
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) Scala
7 1 (4.35%) C++
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) PhD
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Hortonworks
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Tableau