Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Artificial Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Artificial Intelligence over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 711 781 854
Rank change year-on-year +70 +73 -38
Contract jobs citing Artificial Intelligence 151 74 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.076% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.090% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 55 4
England median daily rate £565 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.00% -9.09% +69.23%
10th Percentile £367 £406 £515
90th Percentile £724 £663 £576
UK median daily rate £553 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +10.50% -9.09% +69.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -

Artificial Intelligence 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Artificial Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Artificial Intelligence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Artificial Intelligence in England

Artificial Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Artificial Intelligence in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Artificial Intelligence in England

Artificial Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Artificial Intelligence in England

Artificial Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Artificial Intelligence in England

Artificial Intelligence
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +51 123 £575 +15.00% 65
South East +8 9 £500 +17.65% 12
North of England - 7 £390 - 4
Yorkshire - 6 £380 - 1
Midlands +35 5 £625 - 4
South West +1 5 £550 - 6
East Midlands +1 3 £625 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £315 - 2
East of England -3 1 - - 21
North West - 1 £600 - 2
Artificial Intelligence
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Artificial Intelligence 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 England region with a requirement for Artificial Intelligence.

1 113 (74.83%) Machine Learning
2 66 (43.71%) Python
3 57 (37.75%) Big Data
4 53 (35.10%) Apache Spark
5 52 (34.44%) Analytics
5 52 (34.44%) Hadoop
6 48 (31.79%) Java
7 44 (29.14%) Finance
8 40 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (24.50%) R
10 36 (23.84%) Natural Language Processing
11 35 (23.18%) Algorithms
12 33 (21.85%) Computer Science
13 31 (20.53%) Apache
14 30 (19.87%) C#
14 30 (19.87%) Open Source
15 28 (18.54%) SQL
16 27 (17.88%) JavaScript
17 24 (15.89%) Mathematics
17 24 (15.89%) Degree
18 22 (14.57%) Apache Hive
19 21 (13.91%) Statistics
19 21 (13.91%) Neural Network
20 20 (13.25%) Scala
20 20 (13.25%) Visualisation
20 20 (13.25%) TensorFlow
21 19 (12.58%) TDD
21 19 (12.58%) Banking
21 19 (12.58%) Retail
22 18 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure

Artificial Intelligence
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 53 (35.10%) Apache Spark
2 31 (20.53%) Apache
3 13 (8.61%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (5.30%) Apache Pig
5 7 (4.64%) SAS
6 3 (1.99%) IIS
7 1 (0.66%) CMS
7 1 (0.66%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.66%) JBoss
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.66%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (10.60%) Chatbot
2 9 (5.96%) SPSS
3 3 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.99%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.32%) InVision
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.66%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.66%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.28%) Dialogflow
3 10 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.31%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 5 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.32%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (1.32%) GitHub
5 2 (1.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.66%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.66%) Office 365
6 1 (0.66%) Route 53
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) Internet
1 3 (1.99%) Intranet
2 1 (0.66%) Skype
2 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (37.75%) Big Data
2 52 (34.44%) Hadoop
3 22 (14.57%) Apache Hive
4 16 (10.60%) MongoDB
5 11 (7.28%) SQL Server
6 9 (5.96%) Mahout
7 8 (5.30%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (5.30%) Qlik Sense
8 7 (4.64%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.31%) Data Mining
9 5 (3.31%) Text Mining
10 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.99%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.99%) HBase
11 3 (1.99%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.32%) Blockchain
12 2 (1.32%) HDInsight
12 2 (1.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Selenium
2 6 (3.97%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.31%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.99%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.32%) Calabash
5 2 (1.32%) Capybara
5 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.66%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (29.14%) Finance
2 19 (12.58%) Banking
2 19 (12.58%) Retail
3 15 (9.93%) Marketing
4 9 (5.96%) Publishing
5 8 (5.30%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.31%) Electronics
7 5 (3.31%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.99%) Advertising
8 3 (1.99%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.32%) Legal
9 2 (1.32%) Military
10 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.66%) French Language
10 1 (0.66%) Games
10 1 (0.66%) German Language
10 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 39 (25.83%) Data Scientist
2 30 (19.87%) Developer
3 19 (12.58%) Architect
4 16 (10.60%) Data Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.96%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
6 9 (5.96%) Tester
7 8 (5.30%) Lead Architect
8 7 (4.64%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Designer
8 7 (4.64%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 6 (3.97%) Analyst
9 6 (3.97%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.97%) Big Data Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Data Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Python Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Consultant
11 4 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.84%) Natural Language Processing
2 20 (13.25%) TensorFlow
3 17 (11.26%) MXNet
3 17 (11.26%) Theano
4 15 (9.93%) REST
5 14 (9.27%) Django
5 14 (9.27%) XML
6 13 (8.61%) .NET
7 12 (7.95%) JSON
8 9 (5.96%) MLlib
8 9 (5.96%) NumPy
8 9 (5.96%) Pandas
9 7 (4.64%) D3.js
10 6 (3.97%) CSS
11 5 (3.31%) Bokeh
11 5 (3.31%) Deeplearning4j
11 5 (3.31%) ggplot
11 5 (3.31%) scikit-learn
11 5 (3.31%) SciPy
11 5 (3.31%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.18%) Algorithms
2 33 (21.85%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.27%) User Experience
4 10 (6.62%) Robotics
5 6 (3.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.97%) Linked Data
5 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.65%) Fintech
6 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.99%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.99%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.32%) Social Media
8 2 (1.32%) Tandem
9 1 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.26%) Linux
2 3 (1.99%) Windows
3 1 (0.66%) Android
3 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.66%) Unix
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (74.83%) Machine Learning
2 52 (34.44%) Analytics
3 40 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (19.87%) Open Source
5 24 (15.89%) Mathematics
6 21 (13.91%) Neural Network
6 21 (13.91%) Statistics
7 20 (13.25%) Visualisation
8 19 (12.58%) TDD
9 13 (8.61%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (7.95%) Decision Tree
10 12 (7.95%) DevOps
11 11 (7.28%) Applied Mathematics
11 11 (7.28%) Data Analytics
11 11 (7.28%) Full Text Search
11 11 (7.28%) User Stories
12 10 (6.62%) Information Retrieval
12 10 (6.62%) Physics
12 10 (6.62%) Predictive Analytics
13 9 (5.96%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.71%) Python
2 48 (31.79%) Java
3 37 (24.50%) R
4 30 (19.87%) C#
5 28 (18.54%) SQL
6 27 (17.88%) JavaScript
7 20 (13.25%) Scala
8 10 (6.62%) C++
8 10 (6.62%) MATLAB
9 6 (3.97%) SPARQL
10 4 (2.65%) Ruby
11 2 (1.32%) C
11 2 (1.32%) Erlang
11 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.66%) Cypher
12 1 (0.66%) PHP
12 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.66%) VBA
12 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (15.89%) Degree
2 13 (8.61%) PhD
3 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.64%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.97%) Master's Degree
4 6 (3.97%) PMP
5 3 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (7.95%) Docker
2 2 (1.32%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.32%) Firmware
3 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (1.99%) Mesos
2 1 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) SCCM
2 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (7.28%) IBM
1 11 (7.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.64%) Google
3 6 (3.97%) SAP
4 4 (2.65%) Blue Prism
5 3 (1.99%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.99%) Snow
6 2 (1.32%) Tableau
7 1 (0.66%) Apple
7 1 (0.66%) Capita
7 1 (0.66%) Facebook
7 1 (0.66%) Kaspersky