Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 765 782
Rank change year-on-year +52 +17 +41
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 120 57 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.064% 0.071%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 41 55
England median daily rate £590 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +5.77% +9.47%
10th Percentile £336 £413 £386
90th Percentile £713 £775 £583
UK median daily rate £590 £550 £520
% change year-on-year +7.27% +5.77% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 29,792 28,048 28,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.27% 31.25% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,457 19,488 19,891
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 309 514
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.20 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Natural Language Processing as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 January 2018. 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 +17 103 £600 +7.87% 60
Midlands +13 10 £400 -33.33% 2
West Midlands +12 5 £250 -58.33% 1
South East -15 5 £500 -2.44% 14
East Midlands - 4 £625 - 1
East of England -13 2 £425 -22.73% 11
Natural Language Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 95 (79.17%) Machine Learning
2 80 (66.67%) Python
3 58 (48.33%) Analytics
4 49 (40.83%) Big Data
5 48 (40.00%) Apache Spark
6 45 (37.50%) R
7 40 (33.33%) Visualisation
8 37 (30.83%) Hadoop
9 36 (30.00%) Java
10 35 (29.17%) SQL
10 35 (29.17%) Artificial Intelligence
10 35 (29.17%) Open Source
10 35 (29.17%) Algorithms
11 33 (27.50%) Finance
11 33 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (24.17%) Information Retrieval
13 28 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
13 28 (23.33%) Data Visualisation
14 27 (22.50%) Scala
15 26 (21.67%) Neural Network
16 24 (20.00%) Mathematics
16 24 (20.00%) NoSQL
17 23 (19.17%) C#
17 23 (19.17%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (18.33%) TensorFlow
18 22 (18.33%) Linux
19 20 (16.67%) ETL
20 19 (15.83%) Apache
20 19 (15.83%) Degree
20 19 (15.83%) Data Analytics

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 48 (40.00%) Apache Spark
2 19 (15.83%) Apache
3 14 (11.67%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (10.00%) Apache Pig
5 10 (8.33%) SAS
6 8 (6.67%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.50%) Jetty
8 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.83%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.83%) Luigi
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Chatbot
2 12 (10.00%) SPSS
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.67%) Weka
4 1 (0.83%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.17%) Dialogflow
3 10 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (3.33%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.50%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.50%) Route 53
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.83%) SaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (40.83%) Big Data
2 37 (30.83%) Hadoop
3 24 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 15 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 15 (12.50%) Text Mining
5 14 (11.67%) Apache Hive
6 13 (10.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (10.83%) MongoDB
7 10 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 9 (7.50%) Mahout
9 8 (6.67%) HBase
9 8 (6.67%) Impala
9 8 (6.67%) QlikView
10 7 (5.83%) MarkLogic
10 7 (5.83%) Riak
11 6 (5.00%) Blockchain
11 6 (5.00%) Neo4j
11 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (4.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.50%) Mercurial
2 3 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 33 (27.50%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Banking
3 11 (9.17%) Retail
4 8 (6.67%) Marketing
5 6 (5.00%) Advertising
5 6 (5.00%) Games
6 4 (3.33%) Legal
7 2 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.67%) Automotive
7 2 (1.67%) Billing
7 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.67%) Law
7 2 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.67%) Publishing
7 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
8 1 (0.83%) German Language
8 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (43.33%) Data Scientist
2 23 (19.17%) Developer
3 21 (17.50%) Architect
4 12 (10.00%) Lead Architect
5 10 (8.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 10 (8.33%) Senior Data Scientist
6 9 (7.50%) Big Data Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
7 6 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 6 (5.00%) Data Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Big Data Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Python Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Head of Engineering
9 4 (3.33%) Innovation Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) R Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.33%) TensorFlow
2 18 (15.00%) Theano
3 15 (12.50%) MXNet
3 15 (12.50%) XML
4 13 (10.83%) REST
5 11 (9.17%) Lucene
6 10 (8.33%) Django
6 10 (8.33%) NumPy
6 10 (8.33%) Pandas
7 9 (7.50%) Kafka
8 8 (6.67%) MLlib
9 7 (5.83%) D3.js
9 7 (5.83%) Hibernate
9 7 (5.83%) JMS
9 7 (5.83%) Spring
10 6 (5.00%) Play Framework
10 6 (5.00%) scikit-learn
10 6 (5.00%) SciPy
11 5 (4.17%) Deeplearning4j
12 4 (3.33%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.17%) Algorithms
2 23 (19.17%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 15 (12.50%) Linked Data
5 11 (9.17%) Robotics
6 10 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 9 (7.50%) Fintech
7 9 (7.50%) Replication
8 7 (5.83%) Semantic Web
9 5 (4.17%) Social Media
10 4 (3.33%) Life Science
11 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.67%) Derivative
11 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.67%) iPad
11 2 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.67%) User Experience
12 1 (0.83%) Infotainment
12 1 (0.83%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.33%) Linux
2 10 (8.33%) CentOS
2 10 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (7.50%) Unix
4 2 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (79.17%) Machine Learning
2 58 (48.33%) Analytics
3 40 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 35 (29.17%) Artificial Intelligence
4 35 (29.17%) Open Source
5 33 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (24.17%) Information Retrieval
7 28 (23.33%) Data Visualisation
8 26 (21.67%) Neural Network
9 24 (20.00%) Mathematics
10 20 (16.67%) ETL
11 19 (15.83%) Data Analytics
12 17 (14.17%) Statistics
13 15 (12.50%) Data Analysis
13 15 (12.50%) Deep Learning
14 14 (11.67%) RDF
15 13 (10.83%) Predictive Modelling
15 13 (10.83%) Scrum
16 12 (10.00%) Big Data Analytics
16 12 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 80 (66.67%) Python
2 45 (37.50%) R
3 36 (30.00%) Java
4 35 (29.17%) SQL
5 27 (22.50%) Scala
6 23 (19.17%) C#
7 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
8 15 (12.50%) SPARQL
9 14 (11.67%) Bash Shell
9 14 (11.67%) MATLAB
10 9 (7.50%) Gremlin
11 7 (5.83%) Perl
12 6 (5.00%) C++
13 3 (2.50%) GraphQL
13 3 (2.50%) Ruby
14 2 (1.67%) AWK
14 2 (1.67%) C
14 2 (1.67%) sed
14 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.83%) Julia
Qualifications
1 19 (15.83%) Degree
2 10 (8.33%) PhD
3 6 (5.00%) PMP
4 5 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
2 7 (5.83%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.67%) GCP
3 2 (1.67%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) HDFS
2 3 (2.50%) Apache Flume
2 3 (2.50%) Docker
3 1 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (2.50%) Oozie
2 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.50%) Puppet
2 3 (2.50%) Salt
3 2 (1.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) IBM
2 13 (10.83%) Tableau
3 5 (4.17%) Blue Prism
3 5 (4.17%) Google
3 5 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.17%) Oracle
4 3 (2.50%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.67%) Cognos
5 2 (1.67%) Informatica
5 2 (1.67%) SAP
5 2 (1.67%) Talend
5 2 (1.67%) Vertica
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) Brandwatch
6 1 (0.83%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.83%) Facebook