Period
to 23 October 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 23 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.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 240 244
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 18 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.17% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.45% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 3
City of London median daily rate £550 £595 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +25.26% -
10th Percentile £450 £406 £453
90th Percentile £688 £671 £498
Central London median daily rate £550 £590 £475
% change year-on-year -6.78% +24.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 2,812 2,656 2,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.01% 38.33% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,340 2,199 2,020
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +7.37% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.50% +4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.75 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.33% -38.57% -
10th Percentile £17.90 £18.85 £19.00
90th Percentile £81.63 £29.77 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% -38.57% -

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 23 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 17 (94.44%) Machine Learning
2 15 (83.33%) Data Science
3 12 (66.67%) Python
4 8 (44.44%) Analytics
5 7 (38.89%) Big Data
5 7 (38.89%) Mathematics
5 7 (38.89%) QA
5 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
5 7 (38.89%) NoSQL
6 6 (33.33%) R
6 6 (33.33%) Algorithms
7 5 (27.78%) Apache Spark
7 5 (27.78%) Sentiment Analysis
7 5 (27.78%) Predictive Modelling
7 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
7 5 (27.78%) Applied Mathematics
7 5 (27.78%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (27.78%) PhD
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) Java
8 4 (22.22%) TensorFlow
8 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) Scala
9 3 (16.67%) Sqoop
9 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
9 3 (16.67%) HBase
9 3 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
9 3 (16.67%) Hortonworks

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 (27.78%) Apache Spark
2 2 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Big Data
1 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
1 7 (38.89%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 3 (16.67%) HBase
2 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (16.67%) Sqoop
3 2 (11.11%) Neo4j
3 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.11%) Spotfire
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) GitLab
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Data Scientist
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Scrum Master
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Data Scientist
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Data Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
3 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Java Scala Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 1 (5.56%) Python Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Scala Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) TensorFlow
2 3 (16.67%) Kafka
2 3 (16.67%) Pandas
2 3 (16.67%) scikit-learn
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Deeplearning4j
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) NumPy
3 1 (5.56%) OpenNLP
3 1 (5.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Fintech
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Machine Learning
2 15 (83.33%) Data Science
3 8 (44.44%) Analytics
4 7 (38.89%) Mathematics
5 5 (27.78%) Applied Mathematics
5 5 (27.78%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (27.78%) Predictive Modelling
5 5 (27.78%) Sentiment Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
6 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (16.67%) Data Security
7 3 (16.67%) Econometrics
7 3 (16.67%) Gradient Boosting
7 3 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (16.67%) Statistics
7 3 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) R
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) Scala
4 3 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.11%) Cypher
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) PhD
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Apache Flume
2 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Hortonworks
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Tableau