Period
to 15 August 2020

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 6 months to 15 August 2020 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
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 446 589 710
Rank change year-on-year +143 +121 +65
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 66 226 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.86% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 180 103
Median daily rate £565 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.83% +9.09% -7.56%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £400
90th Percentile £756 £750 £708
UK median daily rate £565 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -1.74% +4.55% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -

Natural Language Processing is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 9,369 26,385 32,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.05% 31.93% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,343 18,595 23,226
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £345 £325
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 273 331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +8.36% +3.83%
10th Percentile £23.10 £18.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £65.03 £61.31 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.96 £41.50
% change year-on-year -20.37% +5.92% +3.75%

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Natural Language Processing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Natural Language Processing in England.

Daily rate trend for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Natural Language Processing in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Natural Language Processing in England

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Natural Language Processing in England.

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 6 months to 15 August 2020. 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 +67 61 £575 -4.17% 23
South East +168 2 £450 -35.71% 2
North of England +111 2 £463 +15.63% 1
North West +88 1 £475 +18.75%
East of England - 1 £650 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Natural Language Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Natural Language Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Natural Language Processing.

1 49 (74.24%) Machine Learning
2 38 (57.58%) Python
3 37 (56.06%) Artificial Intelligence
4 28 (42.42%) Data Science
5 25 (37.88%) Analytics
6 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (28.79%) SQL
8 17 (25.76%) AWS
8 17 (25.76%) Big Data
9 16 (24.24%) Computer Science
10 14 (21.21%) Algorithms
10 14 (21.21%) Conversational UI
11 13 (19.70%) TensorFlow
11 13 (19.70%) Finance
11 13 (19.70%) R
11 13 (19.70%) Node.js
12 12 (18.18%) Chatbot
13 11 (16.67%) Hadoop
14 10 (15.15%) Apache Spark
15 9 (13.64%) GCP
15 9 (13.64%) Deep Learning
15 9 (13.64%) Visualisation
15 9 (13.64%) Statistics
15 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.12%) Data Modelling
17 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
17 7 (10.61%) Neural Network
17 7 (10.61%) Google
17 7 (10.61%) Open Source
17 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (15.15%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.03%) Apache
2 2 (3.03%) SAS
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.52%) Jupyter
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.52%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.76%) AWS
2 9 (13.64%) GCP
3 5 (7.58%) Azure
4 4 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.55%) Amazon Alexa
5 3 (4.55%) Azure LUIS
6 2 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.52%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (1.52%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.52%) Dialogflow
7 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) 5G
2 3 (4.55%) RTMP
3 2 (3.03%) Broadband
3 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) Big Data
2 11 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 6 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.06%) Apache Hive
5 4 (6.06%) Data Mining
5 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.06%) Text Mining
6 2 (3.03%) BigQuery
6 2 (3.03%) Blockchain
6 2 (3.03%) Flink
6 2 (3.03%) Impala
6 2 (3.03%) Redis
6 2 (3.03%) Triplestore
7 1 (1.52%) AllegroGraph
7 1 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.52%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.52%) SAS EBI
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.52%) Stardog
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) CircleCI
1 3 (4.55%) Mocha
2 2 (3.03%) webpack
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.06%) Marketing
3 4 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.06%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Automotive
6 1 (1.52%) Games
6 1 (1.52%) Law
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Data Scientist
2 15 (22.73%) Developer
3 6 (9.09%) Consultant
3 6 (9.09%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Data Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) JavaScript Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Python Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Data Scientist
6 3 (4.55%) Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Big Data Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Data Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Process Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Digital Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (3.03%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) Node.js
1 13 (19.70%) TensorFlow
2 5 (7.58%) Jest
2 5 (7.58%) Redux
3 4 (6.06%) JSON
3 4 (6.06%) Kafka
3 4 (6.06%) React
3 4 (6.06%) Web Services
4 3 (4.55%) Django
4 3 (4.55%) Enzyme
4 3 (4.55%) Express
4 3 (4.55%) Next.js
4 3 (4.55%) PySpark
4 3 (4.55%) PyTorch
4 3 (4.55%) RESTful
4 3 (4.55%) Sass
4 3 (4.55%) scikit-learn
4 3 (4.55%) Semantic UI
4 3 (4.55%) SpaCy
5 2 (3.03%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Algorithms
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) User Experience
4 5 (7.58%) Data Structures
5 4 (6.06%) Cloud Native
6 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.03%) Blog
7 2 (3.03%) Clustering
7 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.52%) Linked Data
8 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.52%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Android
1 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (74.24%) Machine Learning
2 37 (56.06%) Artificial Intelligence
3 28 (42.42%) Data Science
4 25 (37.88%) Analytics
5 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (24.24%) Computer Science
7 14 (21.21%) Conversational UI
8 9 (13.64%) Deep Learning
8 9 (13.64%) Statistics
8 9 (13.64%) Visualisation
9 8 (12.12%) Data Modelling
10 7 (10.61%) Neural Network
10 7 (10.61%) Open Source
11 6 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
11 6 (9.09%) Mathematics
12 5 (7.58%) API Integration
12 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
12 5 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (7.58%) Sentiment Analysis
13 4 (6.06%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (57.58%) Python
2 19 (28.79%) SQL
3 13 (19.70%) R
4 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.06%) C#
5 4 (6.06%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.55%) Go
6 3 (4.55%) Java
6 3 (4.55%) Scala
7 2 (3.03%) C++
7 2 (3.03%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.52%) Clojure
8 1 (1.52%) Gremlin
8 1 (1.52%) Julia
8 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
1 6 (9.09%) PhD
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Terraform
2 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) Google
2 4 (6.06%) Cloudera
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) Tableau
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) UiPath
5 1 (1.52%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (1.52%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.52%) Databricks
5 1 (1.52%) Dataiku
5 1 (1.52%) Facebook
5 1 (1.52%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.52%) Pega
5 1 (1.52%) Teradata