The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Natural Language Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Natural Language Processing over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 608 625
Rank change year-on-year +49 +17  
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 29 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.024% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.084% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 0
Median daily rate £600 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £558 £675 -
% change year-on-year -17.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Natural Language Processing is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13857 14297 14167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.23% 28.93% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9633 10184 9649
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 163 190
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Natural Language Processing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
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 Natural Language Processing within the England region over the 3 months to 23 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 +24 24 £600 +26.31% 15
East of England -5 2 £500 - 4
South East +7 1 - - 3
Natural Language Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Natural Language Processing 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 Natural Language Processing.

1 43 (82.69%) Machine Learning
2 33 (63.46%) Python
3 31 (59.62%) Apache Spark
4 30 (57.69%) Big Data
5 26 (50.00%) Hadoop
6 23 (44.23%) R
7 21 (40.38%) Analytics
8 20 (38.46%) Statistics
9 18 (34.62%) Mathematics
10 16 (30.77%) Finance
11 15 (28.85%) Java
11 15 (28.85%) Computer Science
11 15 (28.85%) Artificial Intelligence
12 14 (26.92%) Degree
12 14 (26.92%) Apache
12 14 (26.92%) MATLAB
13 13 (25.00%) PhD
14 12 (23.08%) Visualisation
14 12 (23.08%) Scala
14 12 (23.08%) Algorithms
15 11 (21.15%) Data Analytics
16 10 (19.23%) Data Mining
16 10 (19.23%) IBM
16 10 (19.23%) Ontologies
16 10 (19.23%) Big Data Analytics
16 10 (19.23%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (19.23%) Cognitive Computing
17 9 (17.31%) Information Retrieval
17 9 (17.31%) Lucene
17 9 (17.31%) Data Analysis

Natural Language Processing
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 31 (59.62%) Apache Spark
2 14 (26.92%) Apache
3 9 (17.31%) Apache Solr
4 8 (15.38%) SAS
5 4 (7.69%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.92%) CMS
6 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) SPSS
2 2 (3.85%) Weka
3 1 (1.92%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (57.69%) Big Data
2 26 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 10 (19.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (19.23%) Data Mining
4 8 (15.38%) Mahout
4 8 (15.38%) NoSQL
4 8 (15.38%) QlikView
5 7 (13.46%) Apache Hive
5 7 (13.46%) MongoDB
6 5 (9.62%) Spotfire
7 4 (7.69%) Sqoop
8 3 (5.77%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.85%) HBase
9 2 (3.85%) Impala
9 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Mockito
1 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Data Scientist
2 11 (21.15%) Architect
3 7 (13.46%) Lead Architect
4 6 (11.54%) Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Junior
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Machine Learning Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 4 (7.69%) Junior Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Data Scientist
7 3 (5.77%) Development Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Development Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Junior Data Scientist
8 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) Lucene
2 8 (15.38%) MLlib
3 6 (11.54%) UIMA
4 5 (9.62%) D3.js
4 5 (9.62%) NumPy
5 4 (7.69%) scikit-learn
5 4 (7.69%) SciPy
6 3 (5.77%) Django
6 3 (5.77%) Pandas
7 2 (3.85%) Kafka
7 2 (3.85%) Regular Expression
8 1 (1.92%) Akka
8 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.92%) Celery
8 1 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.92%) ggplot
8 1 (1.92%) MXNet
8 1 (1.92%) Node.js
8 1 (1.92%) Sphinx
8 1 (1.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Computer Science
2 12 (23.08%) Algorithms
3 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.62%) Tandem
5 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.85%) Clustering
7 2 (3.85%) Replication
8 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.92%) Fintech
8 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.92%) Social Media
8 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) CentOS
3 1 (1.92%) CoreOS
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (82.69%) Machine Learning
2 21 (40.38%) Analytics
3 20 (38.46%) Statistics
4 18 (34.62%) Mathematics
5 15 (28.85%) Artificial Intelligence
6 12 (23.08%) Visualisation
7 11 (21.15%) Data Analytics
8 10 (19.23%) Big Data Analytics
8 10 (19.23%) Cognitive Computing
8 10 (19.23%) Ontologies
9 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (17.31%) Data Analysis
9 9 (17.31%) Information Retrieval
9 9 (17.31%) Open Source
10 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (15.38%) Neural Network
11 7 (13.46%) Semantic Search
12 6 (11.54%) Anomaly Detection
12 6 (11.54%) Use Case
13 5 (9.62%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) Python
2 23 (44.23%) R
3 15 (28.85%) Java
4 14 (26.92%) MATLAB
5 12 (23.08%) Scala
6 9 (17.31%) SPARQL
7 6 (11.54%) SQL
8 5 (9.62%) C++
9 3 (5.77%) C#
9 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.85%) C
11 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Degree
2 13 (25.00%) PhD
3 2 (3.85%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.92%) Kibana
1 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.92%) logstash
1 1 (1.92%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) IBM
2 8 (15.38%) Tableau
3 2 (3.85%) Alteryx
3 2 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.92%) Cognos
4 1 (1.92%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.92%) Informatica
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Talend
4 1 (1.92%) Vertica
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