Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Data Scientist
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 626 791
Rank change year-on-year +124 +165 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 390 251 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.26% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.27% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 163 53
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £412
90th Percentile £703 £625 £645
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.08% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.08% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Scientist in England

Data Scientist
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 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 +70 276 £563 +10.29% 58
Midlands +53 44 £475 +11.76% 4
West Midlands +55 32 £450 -2.70% 2
South East +8 29 £525 +40.00% 10
East of England -10 19 £500 +44.82% 9
North of England +69 17 £500 +3.90% 14
East Midlands -1 12 £543 +31.52% 2
Yorkshire +27 10 £500 +8.11% 4
North West +24 7 £500 +3.90% 9
South West -15 6 £475 +11.76% 6
Data Scientist
UK

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 321 (82.31%) Python
2 244 (62.56%) R
3 243 (62.31%) Machine Learning
4 159 (40.77%) Analytics
5 145 (37.18%) SQL
6 140 (35.90%) Apache Spark
7 127 (32.56%) Hadoop
8 126 (32.31%) Mathematics
9 120 (30.77%) Algorithms
10 118 (30.26%) Big Data
11 111 (28.46%) Analytical Skills
12 106 (27.18%) Statistics
13 104 (26.67%) Visualisation
14 90 (23.08%) Computer Science
15 89 (22.82%) Degree
16 85 (21.79%) Tableau
17 70 (17.95%) Scala
18 59 (15.13%) Neural Network
19 56 (14.36%) PhD
20 53 (13.59%) Java
20 53 (13.59%) Finance
20 53 (13.59%) Data Visualisation
21 50 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
21 50 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
22 47 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
22 47 (12.05%) Natural Language Processing
23 46 (11.79%) Predictive Modelling
24 45 (11.54%) Apache Hive
25 44 (11.28%) Retail
25 44 (11.28%) Data Mining

Data Scientist Skill Set
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
1 140 (35.90%) Apache Spark
2 30 (7.69%) SAS
3 20 (5.13%) Apache Pig
4 17 (4.36%) Jupyter
5 9 (2.31%) Apache
6 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.51%) Confluence
7 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.26%) Jetty
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.31%) SPSS
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.28%) Weka
3 4 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) Gephi
4 1 (0.26%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.26%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (2.31%) GitHub
5 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.03%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.26%) Heroku
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Route 53
7 1 (0.26%) Serverless
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.51%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.26%) Broadband
2 1 (0.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (32.56%) Hadoop
2 118 (30.26%) Big Data
3 45 (11.54%) Apache Hive
4 44 (11.28%) Data Mining
5 43 (11.03%) MongoDB
6 26 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 23 (5.90%) Power BI
8 19 (4.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 18 (4.62%) SQL Server
10 16 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (3.85%) QlikView
12 14 (3.59%) Geospatial Data
12 14 (3.59%) HBase
13 13 (3.33%) Spotfire
14 12 (3.08%) BigQuery
15 11 (2.82%) Neo4j
15 11 (2.82%) Text Mining
16 10 (2.56%) Mahout
16 10 (2.56%) MySQL
16 10 (2.56%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 9 (2.31%) JIRA
2 6 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.77%) RStudio
3 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.26%) Babel
5 1 (0.26%) Bower
5 1 (0.26%) GitLab
5 1 (0.26%) GoCD
5 1 (0.26%) Gradle
5 1 (0.26%) Grunt
5 1 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Travis CI
General
1 53 (13.59%) Finance
2 44 (11.28%) Retail
3 38 (9.74%) Marketing
4 16 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.59%) Banking
6 7 (1.79%) Electronics
6 7 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.54%) Publishing
8 5 (1.28%) Advertising
8 5 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.03%) Games
9 4 (1.03%) Local Government
10 3 (0.77%) Automotive
10 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.51%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Front Office
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.05%) Natural Language Processing
2 40 (10.26%) Pandas
3 35 (8.97%) scikit-learn
4 34 (8.72%) TensorFlow
5 32 (8.21%) D3.js
6 31 (7.95%) NumPy
7 24 (6.15%) Keras
8 17 (4.36%) Theano
9 13 (3.33%) JSON
9 13 (3.33%) Matplotlib
9 13 (3.33%) SciPy
10 12 (3.08%) PySpark
11 10 (2.56%) Web Services
12 9 (2.31%) Seaborn
13 8 (2.05%) Bokeh
13 8 (2.05%) ggplot
14 7 (1.79%) Kafka
14 7 (1.79%) MLlib
15 5 (1.28%) MXNet
15 5 (1.28%) SparkR
Miscellaneous
1 120 (30.77%) Algorithms
2 111 (28.46%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.05%) User Experience
5 7 (1.79%) Linked Data
5 7 (1.79%) Semantic Web
6 5 (1.28%) Clustering
7 4 (1.03%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.03%) Fintech
7 4 (1.03%) Music Streaming
8 3 (0.77%) Blog
8 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.77%) Life Science
8 3 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.51%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.26%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.26%) PDA
10 1 (0.26%) Social Media
10 1 (0.26%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.56%) Unix
2 9 (2.31%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (62.31%) Machine Learning
2 159 (40.77%) Analytics
3 126 (32.31%) Mathematics
4 106 (27.18%) Statistics
5 104 (26.67%) Visualisation
6 59 (15.13%) Neural Network
7 53 (13.59%) Data Visualisation
8 50 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (11.79%) Predictive Modelling
11 43 (11.03%) Deep Learning
12 41 (10.51%) Predictive Analytics
13 38 (9.74%) Artificial Intelligence
13 38 (9.74%) Data Analysis
14 36 (9.23%) Physics
15 32 (8.21%) Statistical Modelling
16 29 (7.44%) Actionable Insight
17 28 (7.18%) Bayesian Methods
17 28 (7.18%) Data Modelling
18 25 (6.41%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 321 (82.31%) Python
2 244 (62.56%) R
3 145 (37.18%) SQL
4 70 (17.95%) Scala
5 53 (13.59%) Java
6 15 (3.85%) C#
6 15 (3.85%) MATLAB
7 12 (3.08%) C++
8 10 (2.56%) GraphQL
9 9 (2.31%) JavaScript
10 8 (2.05%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.79%) Ruby
11 7 (1.79%) SPARQL
12 5 (1.28%) VBA
13 4 (1.03%) C
14 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.77%) VB
15 2 (0.51%) AWK
15 2 (0.51%) sed
15 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (22.82%) Degree
2 56 (14.36%) PhD
3 26 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.33%) Master's Degree
6 12 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
7 11 (2.82%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (2.31%) Docker
2 7 (1.79%) HDFS
3 5 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.51%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (0.77%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.77%) Terraform
3 2 (0.51%) Ansible
3 2 (0.51%) Oozie
4 1 (0.26%) Ambari
Vendors
1 85 (21.79%) Tableau
2 24 (6.15%) Google
3 21 (5.38%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.33%) SAP
5 7 (1.79%) Hortonworks
5 7 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (1.54%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.28%) Cloudera
7 5 (1.28%) Oracle
8 4 (1.03%) ATG
8 4 (1.03%) Citrix
9 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.77%) Twitter
10 2 (0.51%) Apple
10 2 (0.51%) Cognos
10 2 (0.51%) Databricks
10 2 (0.51%) Teradata
11 1 (0.26%) Brandwatch
11 1 (0.26%) Facebook
11 1 (0.26%) Talend