Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 223 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 - +291
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 13 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.11% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 0
City of London median daily rate £588 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.51% - -
Central London median daily rate £588 £488 -
% change year-on-year +20.51% - -
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 2,700 2,204 2,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.17% 36.04% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,306 1,862 1,875
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 11
City of London median hourly rate £27.55 £54.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +35.61% +33.33%
10th Percentile £21.00 £51.62 £20.00
90th Percentile £57.88 £56.87 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.09 £54.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -50.06% +35.61% +31.54%

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 22 January 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Natural Language Processing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Natural Language Processing.

1 11 (84.62%) Machine Learning
2 8 (61.54%) Analytics
3 6 (46.15%) Information Retrieval
3 6 (46.15%) Algorithms
3 6 (46.15%) Visualisation
4 5 (38.46%) Apache Spark
4 5 (38.46%) Big Data
4 5 (38.46%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) IBM
5 4 (30.77%) Lucene
5 4 (30.77%) Tableau
5 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
6 3 (23.08%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (23.08%) Apache Hive
6 3 (23.08%) Use Case
6 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Banking
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Statistics
6 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) QA
6 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
6 3 (23.08%) Random Forest
7 2 (15.38%) Sentiment Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Data Ingestion

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 (38.46%) Apache Spark
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
2 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (15.38%) SPSS
1 2 (15.38%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Hive
2 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
2 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) HBase
3 2 (15.38%) KNIME
3 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (15.38%) QlikView
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) SAP HANA
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) Sqoop
3 2 (15.38%) STATISTICA
4 1 (7.69%) Text Mining
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Law
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Data Scientist
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Big Data Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Hadoop Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Lead Architect
4 2 (15.38%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics Scientist
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Lucene
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) ggplot
2 2 (15.38%) Matplotlib
2 2 (15.38%) NumPy
2 2 (15.38%) OpenNLP
2 2 (15.38%) Pandas
2 2 (15.38%) scikit-learn
2 2 (15.38%) SciPy
2 2 (15.38%) TensorFlow
2 2 (15.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (15.38%) WPF
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) D3.js
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Algorithms
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (15.38%) iPad
3 2 (15.38%) Linked Data
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 2 (15.38%) Semantic Web
4 1 (7.69%) Life Science
4 1 (7.69%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Machine Learning
2 8 (61.54%) Analytics
3 6 (46.15%) Information Retrieval
3 6 (46.15%) Visualisation
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (23.08%) Random Forest
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Statistics
4 3 (23.08%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) RDF
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) AWK
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Gremlin
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) R
3 2 (15.38%) sed
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) SPARQL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Julia
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Master's Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Flume
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
1 4 (30.77%) Tableau
2 2 (15.38%) Cognos
2 2 (15.38%) Hortonworks
2 2 (15.38%) Informatica
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Talend
2 2 (15.38%) Vertica