The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 535 570
Rank change year-on-year +82 +35  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 137 102 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 82 36
Median daily rate £525 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £425 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £443 £550
% change year-on-year +4.51% -19.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.21 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +88.78%  

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 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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
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 22 June 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 +71 117 £525 +5.00% 37
South East +13 8 £463 +0.54% 5
East of England - 5 £500 - 8
West Midlands +29 4 £450 -35.71% 1
North West +25 2 £425 +21.42% 5
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 177 (66.54%) Python
2 148 (55.64%) Analytics
3 137 (51.50%) Machine Learning
4 131 (49.25%) R
5 124 (46.62%) SQL
6 88 (33.08%) Apache Spark
7 87 (32.71%) Big Data
8 85 (31.95%) Hadoop
9 79 (29.70%) Algorithms
10 72 (27.07%) Mathematics
11 70 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
12 69 (25.94%) Statistics
13 58 (21.80%) Visualisation
14 57 (21.43%) Degree
15 55 (20.68%) Computer Science
16 53 (19.92%) Finance
17 52 (19.55%) Scala
18 50 (18.80%) Java
19 48 (18.05%) SAS
20 46 (17.29%) Business Intelligence
21 40 (15.04%) PhD
21 40 (15.04%) Data Analysis
22 37 (13.91%) Data Mining
23 36 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
24 35 (13.16%) Predictive Modelling
24 35 (13.16%) Data Visualisation
25 34 (12.78%) Tableau
25 34 (12.78%) Apache Hive
26 33 (12.41%) Data Analytics
27 29 (10.90%) Marketing

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 88 (33.08%) Apache Spark
2 48 (18.05%) SAS
3 14 (5.26%) Apache Pig
4 6 (2.26%) Apache
5 5 (1.88%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.13%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.38%) Confluence
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (6.77%) SPSS
2 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.75%) SPSS Modeler
5 2 (0.75%) Weka
6 1 (0.38%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.38%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.38%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.13%) GitHub
5 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.38%) Flurry Analytics
6 1 (0.38%) Heroku
6 1 (0.38%) IaaS
6 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) Internet
1 1 (0.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (32.71%) Big Data
2 85 (31.95%) Hadoop
3 37 (13.91%) Data Mining
4 34 (12.78%) Apache Hive
5 22 (8.27%) MongoDB
6 21 (7.89%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.64%) QlikView
8 12 (4.51%) Power BI
9 11 (4.14%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (3.38%) Relational Database
11 8 (3.01%) Qlik Sense
11 8 (3.01%) Spotfire
12 7 (2.63%) Neo4j
12 7 (2.63%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.63%) SQL Server
13 5 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (1.50%) BigQuery
14 4 (1.50%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 53 (19.92%) Finance
2 29 (10.90%) Marketing
3 25 (9.40%) Banking
4 14 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.51%) Retail
6 7 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.63%) Front Office
7 5 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.75%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Games
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.89%) Natural Language Processing
2 20 (7.52%) NumPy
3 19 (7.14%) scikit-learn
4 18 (6.77%) Pandas
5 12 (4.51%) Kafka
6 11 (4.14%) D3.js
6 11 (4.14%) SciPy
7 10 (3.76%) JSON
8 7 (2.63%) TensorFlow
9 5 (1.88%) GraphX
10 4 (1.50%) Flask
10 4 (1.50%) Matplotlib
11 3 (1.13%) Lucene
11 3 (1.13%) PySpark
12 2 (0.75%) ggplot
12 2 (0.75%) Keras
12 2 (0.75%) MLlib
12 2 (0.75%) Seaborn
12 2 (0.75%) SparkR
12 2 (0.75%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 79 (29.70%) Algorithms
2 70 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (20.68%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.01%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.26%) Fintech
8 5 (1.88%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.50%) User Experience
10 3 (1.13%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.13%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.75%) Clustering
11 2 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.38%) Equities
12 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.38%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.38%) NHS
12 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.76%) Linux
2 5 (1.88%) Unix
3 1 (0.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (55.64%) Analytics
2 137 (51.50%) Machine Learning
3 72 (27.07%) Mathematics
4 69 (25.94%) Statistics
5 58 (21.80%) Visualisation
6 46 (17.29%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (15.04%) Data Analysis
8 36 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (13.16%) Data Visualisation
9 35 (13.16%) Predictive Modelling
10 33 (12.41%) Data Analytics
11 27 (10.15%) Statistical Modelling
12 25 (9.40%) Predictive Analytics
13 23 (8.65%) Artificial Intelligence
13 23 (8.65%) Neural Network
13 23 (8.65%) Statistical Analysis
14 19 (7.14%) Data Modelling
14 19 (7.14%) E-Commerce
15 17 (6.39%) ETL
16 16 (6.02%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 177 (66.54%) Python
2 131 (49.25%) R
3 124 (46.62%) SQL
4 52 (19.55%) Scala
5 50 (18.80%) Java
6 18 (6.77%) MATLAB
7 13 (4.89%) C++
8 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.50%) C
9 4 (1.50%) C#
9 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.50%) VBA
10 3 (1.13%) Ruby
10 3 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.75%) Julia
12 1 (0.38%) Go
12 1 (0.38%) Perl
12 1 (0.38%) PHP
12 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (21.43%) Degree
2 40 (15.04%) PhD
3 14 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.51%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (3.38%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.88%) Postgraduate
7 3 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.38%) HDFS
2 6 (2.26%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.88%) Docker
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Ambari
1 1 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.38%) Oozie
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (12.78%) Tableau
2 13 (4.89%) RapidMiner
3 11 (4.14%) Google
3 11 (4.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.63%) Alteryx
4 7 (2.63%) Cognos
5 4 (1.50%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.13%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.13%) IBM
6 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.13%) SAP
7 2 (0.75%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.38%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.38%) Informatica
8 1 (0.38%) Minitab
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle
8 1 (0.38%) SIMUL8
8 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
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