Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 2017 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 237 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - +311
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.015% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.043% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
City of London median daily rate £590 - -
Central London median daily rate £573 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £16.52 -
Central London median hourly rate - £16.52 -

Natural Language Processing is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2427 2342 3444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.23% 34.46% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 1976 2763
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £355 £315 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 17
City of London median hourly rate £24.49 £21.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.60% -13.33% -22.84%
10th Percentile £20.75 £17.08 £11.05
90th Percentile £29.62 £49.29 £80.50
Central London median hourly rate £24.42 £21.00 £27.37
% change year-on-year +16.30% -23.27% -14.49%

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 28 July 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 7 (58.33%) Big Data
2 7 (58.33%) Python
2 7 (58.33%) Apache Spark
3 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (41.67%) R
4 5 (41.67%) Statistics
4 5 (41.67%) PhD
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (41.67%) Analytics
5 4 (33.33%) Cognitive Computing
5 4 (33.33%) Neural Network
5 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Apache
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 4 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
5 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
6 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) Mahout
6 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (25.00%) MLlib
7 2 (16.67%) TensorFlow
7 2 (16.67%) Prototyping

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 7 (58.33%) Apache Spark
2 4 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Chatbot
1 1 (8.33%) SPSS
1 1 (8.33%) Weka
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Big Data
2 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (25.00%) Mahout
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (8.33%) HBase
4 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (8.33%) QlikView
4 1 (8.33%) Spotfire
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 4 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Lead Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) MLlib
2 2 (16.67%) TensorFlow
3 1 (8.33%) D3.js
3 1 (8.33%) Django
3 1 (8.33%) ggplot
3 1 (8.33%) MXNet
3 1 (8.33%) NumPy
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) scikit-learn
3 1 (8.33%) Theano
3 1 (8.33%) UIMA
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 6 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (41.67%) Analytics
3 5 (41.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (41.67%) Statistics
4 4 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Cognitive Computing
4 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Neural Network
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (16.67%) Anomaly Detection
6 2 (16.67%) Bayesian Methods
6 2 (16.67%) Information Retrieval
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Operations Research
6 2 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
6 2 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) R
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 2 (16.67%) Scala
6 1 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) C++
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) PhD
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Tableau