Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 745 826
Rank change year-on-year +30 +81 -6
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 155 102 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.34% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 78 33
England median daily rate £563 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £413 £369 £408
90th Percentile £688 £713 £624
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £488
% change year-on-year -8.33% +23.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £36.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £36.25 - -

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 33,353 29,610 30,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.37% 32.44% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,706 20,918 21,316
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 364 360
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%
10th Percentile £15.75 £18.83 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%

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 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 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 +16 106 £575 -4.17% 61
South East +22 29 £575 - 9
North of England - 9 £538 - 4
Midlands -28 7 £563 +40.63%
Yorkshire - 6 £538 - 1
East Midlands +3 5 £688 -
North West - 3 £490 - 2
West Midlands -21 2 £400 +60.00%
South West - 2 - - 1
Natural Language Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 129 (83.23%) Machine Learning
2 96 (61.94%) Data Science
3 94 (60.65%) Python
4 62 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 59 (38.06%) Hadoop
6 57 (36.77%) Analytics
7 56 (36.13%) Mathematics
8 54 (34.84%) Apache Spark
9 52 (33.55%) Algorithms
10 47 (30.32%) Big Data
11 41 (26.45%) Finance
12 40 (25.81%) MongoDB
13 39 (25.16%) R
13 39 (25.16%) PhD
13 39 (25.16%) Java
14 38 (24.52%) Visualisation
15 36 (23.23%) Scala
16 35 (22.58%) NoSQL
16 35 (22.58%) Elasticsearch
16 35 (22.58%) Deep Learning
17 34 (21.94%) SQL
18 33 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (18.71%) Statistics
19 29 (18.71%) Apache Cassandra
19 29 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (18.06%) Data Mining
21 26 (16.77%) Open Source
22 25 (16.13%) Applied Mathematics
22 25 (16.13%) JavaScript
22 25 (16.13%) React

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 54 (34.84%) Apache Spark
2 35 (22.58%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (9.68%) Apache
4 14 (9.03%) Apache Solr
5 12 (7.74%) Jupyter
6 4 (2.58%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.58%) Confluence
6 4 (2.58%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.65%) SAS
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (8.39%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.58%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.29%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.65%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.65%) GitHub
6 1 (0.65%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.81%) DAB
2 7 (4.52%) HTTP
3 4 (2.58%) Kerberos
3 4 (2.58%) SSL
3 4 (2.58%) VPN
4 3 (1.94%) Firewall
4 3 (1.94%) Internet
4 3 (1.94%) LAN
5 1 (0.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (38.06%) Hadoop
2 47 (30.32%) Big Data
3 40 (25.81%) MongoDB
4 35 (22.58%) NoSQL
5 29 (18.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 28 (18.06%) Data Mining
7 21 (13.55%) Neo4j
8 16 (10.32%) HBase
9 13 (8.39%) Apache Hive
10 11 (7.10%) Sqoop
11 9 (5.81%) Spotfire
12 8 (5.16%) Data Lake
12 8 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (5.16%) Redis
12 8 (5.16%) Relational Database
13 7 (4.52%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (4.52%) Power BI
14 6 (3.87%) Text Mining
15 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.52%) GitLab
3 5 (3.23%) JIRA
4 4 (2.58%) FishEye
5 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.65%) Hudson
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (26.45%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Banking
2 8 (5.16%) Marketing
3 5 (3.23%) Games
3 5 (3.23%) Retail
4 4 (2.58%) Advertising
5 3 (1.94%) Arabic Language
5 3 (1.94%) Hindi Language
6 2 (1.29%) Indonesian Language
6 2 (1.29%) Malayalam Language
6 2 (1.29%) Tamil Language
6 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (44.52%) Data Scientist
2 32 (20.65%) Developer
3 22 (14.19%) Architect
4 17 (10.97%) Java Developer
5 14 (9.03%) Machine Learning Developer
6 11 (7.10%) Scrum Master
7 9 (5.81%) Senior Data Scientist
8 8 (5.16%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 6 (3.87%) Python Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Big Data Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Data Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Senior Architect
12 3 (1.94%) .NET Developer
12 3 (1.94%) Applications Architect
12 3 (1.94%) Data Architect
12 3 (1.94%) Hadoop Developer
12 3 (1.94%) Platform Architect
12 3 (1.94%) Scala Developer
12 3 (1.94%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (1.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.13%) React
1 25 (16.13%) TensorFlow
2 24 (15.48%) Kafka
3 17 (10.97%) scikit-learn
3 17 (10.97%) Spring
4 14 (9.03%) Hibernate
4 14 (9.03%) Pandas
4 14 (9.03%) Redux
5 11 (7.10%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (7.10%) HTML
6 10 (6.45%) .NET
7 9 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (5.81%) Lucene
7 9 (5.81%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (5.16%) JSON
8 8 (5.16%) Memcached
9 6 (3.87%) CSS
9 6 (3.87%) Node.js
9 6 (3.87%) SpaCy
9 6 (3.87%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 52 (33.55%) Algorithms
2 33 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (14.19%) Computer Science
4 16 (10.32%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.23%) Fintech
5 5 (3.23%) Social Media
6 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.94%) GPGPU
7 3 (1.94%) User Experience
8 2 (1.29%) CUDA
8 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.29%) IVR
8 2 (1.29%) Robotics
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.65%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.10%) Linux
1 11 (7.10%) Unix
2 3 (1.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (83.23%) Machine Learning
2 96 (61.94%) Data Science
3 62 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 57 (36.77%) Analytics
5 56 (36.13%) Mathematics
6 38 (24.52%) Visualisation
7 35 (22.58%) Deep Learning
8 29 (18.71%) Statistics
9 26 (16.77%) Open Source
10 25 (16.13%) Applied Mathematics
11 23 (14.84%) Predictive Modelling
12 21 (13.55%) Scrum
13 17 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (10.97%) Sentiment Analysis
13 17 (10.97%) Statistical Analysis
14 16 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (10.32%) Data Engineering
14 16 (10.32%) Software Engineering
15 15 (9.68%) Data Visualisation
15 15 (9.68%) Random Forest
Programming Languages
1 94 (60.65%) Python
2 39 (25.16%) Java
2 39 (25.16%) R
3 36 (23.23%) Scala
4 34 (21.94%) SQL
5 25 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 16 (10.32%) MATLAB
7 14 (9.03%) Java 8
8 13 (8.39%) Bash Shell
9 12 (7.74%) C#
10 7 (4.52%) Cypher
11 6 (3.87%) Perl
12 5 (3.23%) C++
13 4 (2.58%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.65%) C
15 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (25.16%) PhD
2 18 (11.61%) Degree
3 13 (8.39%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.74%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.90%) QA
2 16 (10.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.65%) PSD2
System Software
1 19 (12.26%) Docker
2 11 (7.10%) Apache Flume
3 5 (3.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (11.61%) Kubernetes
2 11 (7.10%) Kibana
3 10 (6.45%) logstash
4 5 (3.23%) Ansible
5 4 (2.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) SCCM
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (10.32%) Hortonworks
2 10 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.45%) Tableau
3 9 (5.81%) Google
4 5 (3.23%) Rackspace
5 4 (2.58%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.94%) Alteryx
6 3 (1.94%) IBM
7 2 (1.29%) Avaya
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco
7 2 (1.29%) Dataiku
7 2 (1.29%) Facebook
7 2 (1.29%) GENBAND
7 2 (1.29%) Genesys
7 2 (1.29%) SAP
8 1 (0.65%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.65%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.65%) RapidMiner
8 1 (0.65%) Splunk
8 1 (0.65%) Vertica