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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 25 June 2022 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.

Data Science
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 87 97 77
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20 +45
Contract jobs citing Data Science 52 21 43
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.09% 1.09% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 1.28% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 25
10th Percentile £408 £445 £355
25th Percentile £512 £500 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -25.00%
75th Percentile £711 £538 £500
90th Percentile £738 £653 £568
England median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £54.50 £75.00
Median % change year-on-year - -27.33% -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £27.73 £38.13
% change year-on-year +51.46% -27.27% +8.93%

Data Science 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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,087 1,643 1,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.75% 85.35% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 923 1,053
10th Percentile £210 £158 £250
25th Percentile £363 £296 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £526 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £477
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.73% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 199 87
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £12.80
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +29.73% -18.93% +30.40%
75th Percentile £52.81 £35.60 £48.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.50 £59.30
England median hourly rate £28.00 £24.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +8.11% -2.17%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Data Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in the East of England

Data Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Science in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Data Science in the East of England

Data Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Science in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Data Science in the East of England

Data Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Science in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Data Science in the East of England

Data Science
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the East of England region over the 6 months to 25 June 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Hertfordshire +14 28 £678 +29.05% 18
Bedfordshire -2 13 £525 -
Cambridgeshire -22 10 £415 -18.43% 20
Norfolk - 1 £725 -
Data Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Data Science 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 East of England region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 33 (63.46%) Python
2 31 (59.62%) Apache Spark
3 30 (57.69%) Data Engineering
4 28 (53.85%) Agile
4 28 (53.85%) Azure
5 27 (51.92%) Kafka
6 25 (48.08%) Computer Science
7 24 (46.15%) Software Engineering
8 23 (44.23%) Kubernetes
8 23 (44.23%) DevOps
9 22 (42.31%) C++
10 21 (40.38%) Scala
11 20 (38.46%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (38.46%) Go
11 20 (38.46%) Infrastructure as Code
11 20 (38.46%) MLOps
12 19 (36.54%) PhD
13 18 (34.62%) JIRA
13 18 (34.62%) Data Governance
14 17 (32.69%) AWS
15 16 (30.77%) Open Source
15 16 (30.77%) Visualisation
15 16 (30.77%) Data Modelling
15 16 (30.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (30.77%) DataOps
16 15 (28.85%) Data Architecture
17 14 (26.92%) Degree
17 14 (26.92%) Machine Learning
17 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
17 14 (26.92%) Data Ingestion

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 31 (59.62%) Apache Spark
2 20 (38.46%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (9.62%) Jupyter
4 3 (5.77%) Apache
5 2 (3.85%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (53.85%) Azure
2 17 (32.69%) AWS
3 14 (26.92%) GCP
4 7 (13.46%) Amazon SageMaker
5 6 (11.54%) Slack
5 6 (11.54%) Snowflake
6 5 (9.62%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (9.62%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (9.62%) Collibra
6 5 (9.62%) SaaS
6 5 (9.62%) Serverless
7 4 (7.69%) Amazon S3
8 3 (5.77%) Power Platform
9 2 (3.85%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) Big Data
2 8 (15.38%) Presto
3 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (13.46%) Relational Database
3 7 (13.46%) Tableau
4 6 (11.54%) Data Lake
4 6 (11.54%) NoSQL
4 6 (11.54%) Parquet
5 5 (9.62%) Data Mining
5 5 (9.62%) Metadata
5 5 (9.62%) Triplestore
6 4 (7.69%) Apache Hive
7 3 (5.77%) Power BI
8 2 (3.85%) Apache Arrow
8 2 (3.85%) Flink
8 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.85%) Looker
8 2 (3.85%) OLTP
9 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) JIRA
2 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
3 12 (23.08%) CircleCI
4 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.77%) MLflow
6 2 (3.85%) Gerrit
6 2 (3.85%) RStudio
7 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.92%) GitLab
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (30.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (23.08%) Publishing
4 5 (9.62%) Social Skills
5 3 (5.77%) Marketing
6 2 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (3.85%) Retail
7 1 (1.92%) Finance
7 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.92%) Legal
7 1 (1.92%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Data Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Data Scientist
3 7 (13.46%) Senior Data Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Architect
4 6 (11.54%) DataOps Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Senior DevOps
4 6 (11.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.85%) Data Science Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) AWS Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Azure Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Data Strategist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (51.92%) Kafka
2 7 (13.46%) Shiny
3 6 (11.54%) JWT
3 6 (11.54%) OAuth
3 6 (11.54%) OAuth2
3 6 (11.54%) Pandas
4 5 (9.62%) NLTK
4 5 (9.62%) NumPy
4 5 (9.62%) SciPy
4 5 (9.62%) TensorFlow
5 4 (7.69%) Lucene
6 2 (3.85%) Django
6 2 (3.85%) Flask
6 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.85%) Spark Streaming
6 2 (3.85%) Spring
7 1 (1.92%) Dask
7 1 (1.92%) PySpark
7 1 (1.92%) scikit-learn
7 1 (1.92%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Cloud Native
2 8 (15.38%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Data Fabric
3 4 (7.69%) Wiki
4 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.92%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.92%) DataPower
6 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.92%) IoT
6 1 (1.92%) Life Science
6 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) CentOS
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Data Engineering
2 28 (53.85%) Agile
3 25 (48.08%) Computer Science
4 24 (46.15%) Software Engineering
5 23 (44.23%) DevOps
6 20 (38.46%) Infrastructure as Code
6 20 (38.46%) MLOps
7 18 (34.62%) Data Governance
8 16 (30.77%) Data Modelling
8 16 (30.77%) DataOps
8 16 (30.77%) Open Source
8 16 (30.77%) Visualisation
9 15 (28.85%) Data Architecture
10 14 (26.92%) Cloud Operations
10 14 (26.92%) Data Ingestion
10 14 (26.92%) Machine Learning
11 13 (25.00%) Analytics
12 12 (23.08%) Data Management
12 12 (23.08%) Data Visualisation
12 12 (23.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) Python
2 22 (42.31%) C++
3 21 (40.38%) Scala
4 20 (38.46%) Go
5 9 (17.31%) SQL
6 8 (15.38%) Java
6 8 (15.38%) R
7 4 (7.69%) C#
8 2 (3.85%) C
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.92%) Bash
9 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) PhD
2 14 (26.92%) Degree
3 9 (17.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.69%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) Data Quality
2 6 (11.54%) QA
3 3 (5.77%) GDPR
4 1 (1.92%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (44.23%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.77%) Grafana
3 2 (3.85%) Control-M
4 1 (1.92%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Alteryx
3 3 (5.77%) Splunk
4 2 (3.85%) Databricks
4 2 (3.85%) MapR
5 1 (1.92%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.92%) Cadence
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) SAP