The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
UK / England
Rank 442 524 538
Rank change year-on-year +82 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 132 89 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 69 32
Median daily rate £513 £550 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +18.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £550 £425
% change year-on-year -12.54% +29.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in England

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Scientist in England

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Scientist in England

Data Scientist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Scientist in England

Data Scientist
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 Data Scientist within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +76 111 £525 -4.54% 39
South East +18 9 £463 -15.90% 8
North West +31 3 £425 -15.00% 8
West Midlands +14 2 £600 +19.76%
East of England - 2 £500 - 9
East Midlands - 2 £494 -
South West +2 1 - - 1
North East -12 1 £481 -12.54% 1
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 194 (72.93%) Python
2 151 (56.77%) R
3 146 (54.89%) Machine Learning
4 120 (45.11%) Analytics
5 106 (39.85%) SQL
6 104 (39.10%) Hadoop
7 91 (34.21%) Big Data
8 90 (33.83%) Statistics
9 89 (33.46%) Apache Spark
9 89 (33.46%) Algorithms
10 86 (32.33%) Mathematics
11 69 (25.94%) Scala
12 66 (24.81%) Analytical Skills
13 65 (24.44%) Computer Science
14 62 (23.31%) Java
15 55 (20.68%) PhD
16 52 (19.55%) SAS
17 48 (18.05%) Apache Hive
18 45 (16.92%) Visualisation
19 44 (16.54%) Finance
20 42 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
21 41 (15.41%) Degree
22 40 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
22 40 (15.04%) Data Mining
23 37 (13.91%) Tableau
24 35 (13.16%) Data Visualisation
25 33 (12.41%) Data Analysis
26 31 (11.65%) MATLAB
27 29 (10.90%) Data Analytics
27 29 (10.90%) scikit-learn

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related 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 89 (33.46%) Apache Spark
2 52 (19.55%) SAS
3 21 (7.89%) Apache Pig
4 10 (3.76%) Apache
5 7 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.26%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.75%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 24 (9.02%) SPSS
2 7 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.26%) Weka
4 3 (1.13%) MS Office
4 3 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.13%) SPSS Modeler
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.75%) Stata
6 1 (0.38%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.38%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.76%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.38%) Flurry Analytics
8 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.38%) Heroku
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) Internet
1 1 (0.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (39.10%) Hadoop
2 91 (34.21%) Big Data
3 48 (18.05%) Apache Hive
4 40 (15.04%) Data Mining
5 19 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 19 (7.14%) QlikView
6 15 (5.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 12 (4.51%) Power BI
7 12 (4.51%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.38%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 8 (3.01%) Data Lake
9 8 (3.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 7 (2.63%) Spotfire
11 6 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (2.26%) Impala
11 6 (2.26%) Text Mining
12 5 (1.88%) Cloudera CDH
12 5 (1.88%) HBase
13 4 (1.50%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) ProC
1 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (16.54%) Finance
2 25 (9.40%) Marketing
3 23 (8.65%) Banking
4 16 (6.02%) Retail
5 7 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.13%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.75%) Electronics
7 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.75%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.75%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.90%) scikit-learn
2 22 (8.27%) NumPy
3 21 (7.89%) Pandas
4 17 (6.39%) Natural Language Processing
5 13 (4.89%) SciPy
6 12 (4.51%) D3.js
7 10 (3.76%) Kafka
8 6 (2.26%) Flask
8 6 (2.26%) TensorFlow
9 4 (1.50%) Java EE
10 3 (1.13%) Lucene
11 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.75%) HTML
11 2 (0.75%) HTML5
11 2 (0.75%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.75%) Three.js
12 1 (0.38%) .NET
12 1 (0.38%) Django
12 1 (0.38%) SQLAlchemy
12 1 (0.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 89 (33.46%) Algorithms
2 66 (24.81%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (24.44%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.26%) Credit Risk
4 6 (2.26%) Fintech
5 5 (1.88%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.88%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.50%) FMCG
7 3 (1.13%) Clustering
8 2 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.75%) Infotainment
8 2 (0.75%) Life Science
8 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.75%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.75%) Social Media
8 2 (0.75%) Social Network
9 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.38%) Online Games
9 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.89%) Linux
2 3 (1.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (54.89%) Machine Learning
2 120 (45.11%) Analytics
3 90 (33.83%) Statistics
4 86 (32.33%) Mathematics
5 45 (16.92%) Visualisation
6 42 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (13.16%) Data Visualisation
9 33 (12.41%) Data Analysis
10 29 (10.90%) Data Analytics
11 27 (10.15%) Predictive Modelling
12 24 (9.02%) Statistical Analysis
13 23 (8.65%) Data Modelling
14 22 (8.27%) E-Commerce
15 21 (7.89%) ETL
16 20 (7.52%) Neural Network
17 19 (7.14%) TDD
18 18 (6.77%) A/B Testing
18 18 (6.77%) MapReduce
18 18 (6.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 194 (72.93%) Python
2 151 (56.77%) R
3 106 (39.85%) SQL
4 69 (25.94%) Scala
5 62 (23.31%) Java
6 31 (11.65%) MATLAB
7 17 (6.39%) C++
8 3 (1.13%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.13%) VBA
9 2 (0.75%) C#
9 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.38%) Clojure
10 1 (0.38%) Haskell
10 1 (0.38%) Julia
10 1 (0.38%) ML
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) PROC SQL
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (20.68%) PhD
2 41 (15.41%) Degree
3 5 (1.88%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 11 (4.14%) Docker
2 6 (2.26%) HDFS
3 3 (1.13%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.88%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (1.88%) Kibana
3 3 (1.13%) Ambari
3 3 (1.13%) Terraform
4 2 (0.75%) Oozie
Vendors
1 37 (13.91%) Tableau
2 13 (4.89%) RapidMiner
3 9 (3.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.01%) Google
5 7 (2.63%) Alteryx
6 6 (2.26%) Cognos
7 5 (1.88%) SAP
8 4 (1.50%) IBM
9 3 (1.13%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.75%) Adobe
10 2 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle
11 1 (0.38%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.38%) Minitab
11 1 (0.38%) Snowplow
11 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
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