Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 808 821
Rank change year-on-year +75 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 113 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.057% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 36 43
England median daily rate £595 £503 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.41% -3.37% +9.47%
10th Percentile £350 £403 £488
90th Percentile £713 £675 £563
UK median daily rate £595 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +19.00% -3.85% +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 30572 30237 30265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.35% 30.73% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21764 21117 20991
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 348 502
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.65 £14.50 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +44 94 £600 +20.00% 28
Midlands +40 13 £400 -33.33% 3
West Midlands +27 5 £250 -58.33% 3
East Midlands - 4 £625 -
South East +7 3 £438 -14.63% 4
East of England -23 3 £425 -22.73% 2
Natural Language Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 90 (79.65%) Machine Learning
2 79 (69.91%) Python
3 45 (39.82%) Analytics
4 44 (38.94%) Big Data
5 43 (38.05%) Apache Spark
5 43 (38.05%) R
6 38 (33.63%) Open Source
7 37 (32.74%) Algorithms
8 36 (31.86%) Artificial Intelligence
9 35 (30.97%) Hadoop
10 34 (30.09%) Java
11 33 (29.20%) Finance
12 32 (28.32%) Visualisation
13 31 (27.43%) Information Retrieval
13 31 (27.43%) SQL
14 28 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (24.78%) Scala
14 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (23.89%) Mathematics
16 26 (23.01%) C#
16 26 (23.01%) Linux
17 24 (21.24%) TensorFlow
18 22 (19.47%) Computer Science
19 21 (18.58%) Degree
19 21 (18.58%) Neural Network
19 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
19 21 (18.58%) NoSQL
19 21 (18.58%) Data Visualisation
20 19 (16.81%) Apache
21 18 (15.93%) Statistics

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 43 (38.05%) Apache Spark
2 19 (16.81%) Apache
3 14 (12.39%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (9.73%) Apache Pig
5 10 (8.85%) Apache Solr
5 10 (8.85%) SAS
6 3 (2.65%) Jetty
7 2 (1.77%) Jupyter
7 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.88%) Luigi
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Chatbot
2 12 (10.62%) SPSS
3 3 (2.65%) Weka
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.88%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.62%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (9.73%) Dialogflow
5 4 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.65%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.65%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.65%) Route 53
7 2 (1.77%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.77%) SaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.88%) GitHub
8 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (38.94%) Big Data
2 35 (30.97%) Hadoop
3 21 (18.58%) NoSQL
4 15 (13.27%) Data Mining
5 14 (12.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (12.39%) Apache Hive
5 14 (12.39%) MongoDB
6 12 (10.62%) Text Mining
7 11 (9.73%) Impala
8 10 (8.85%) Relational Database
9 9 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (7.96%) Mahout
9 9 (7.96%) MarkLogic
9 9 (7.96%) Riak
10 8 (7.08%) Blockchain
11 7 (6.19%) Neo4j
12 6 (5.31%) QlikView
13 5 (4.42%) HBase
13 5 (4.42%) Power BI
14 4 (3.54%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.65%) Mercurial
2 3 (2.65%) Subversion
General
1 33 (29.20%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Retail
3 9 (7.96%) Games
4 8 (7.08%) Marketing
5 6 (5.31%) Advertising
6 5 (4.42%) Banking
7 2 (1.77%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.77%) Law
7 2 (1.77%) Legal
7 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.88%) French Language
8 1 (0.88%) German Language
8 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (41.59%) Data Scientist
2 25 (22.12%) Developer
3 16 (14.16%) Architect
4 12 (10.62%) Lead Architect
5 11 (9.73%) Big Data Developer
6 10 (8.85%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 7 (6.19%) Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Python Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Data Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.31%) Senior Data Scientist
9 4 (3.54%) Head of Engineering
9 4 (3.54%) Innovation Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) Big Data Architect
10 3 (2.65%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 3 (2.65%) Lead Data Architect
10 3 (2.65%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.24%) TensorFlow
2 18 (15.93%) Theano
3 16 (14.16%) MXNet
4 14 (12.39%) Lucene
5 13 (11.50%) REST
5 13 (11.50%) XML
6 12 (10.62%) Pandas
6 12 (10.62%) scikit-learn
7 11 (9.73%) NumPy
8 10 (8.85%) Django
8 10 (8.85%) Kafka
9 9 (7.96%) Hibernate
9 9 (7.96%) JMS
9 9 (7.96%) SciPy
9 9 (7.96%) Spring
10 8 (7.08%) MLlib
10 8 (7.08%) Play Framework
11 7 (6.19%) D3.js
12 5 (4.42%) Deeplearning4j
13 4 (3.54%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 37 (32.74%) Algorithms
2 22 (19.47%) Computer Science
3 15 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.62%) Robotics
5 11 (9.73%) Fintech
6 9 (7.96%) Replication
7 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
8 7 (6.19%) Linked Data
8 7 (6.19%) Semantic Web
9 6 (5.31%) Social Media
10 3 (2.65%) Life Science
11 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.77%) User Experience
12 1 (0.88%) Infotainment
12 1 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.01%) Linux
2 12 (10.62%) CentOS
2 12 (10.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (9.73%) Unix
4 2 (1.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (79.65%) Machine Learning
2 45 (39.82%) Analytics
3 38 (33.63%) Open Source
4 36 (31.86%) Artificial Intelligence
5 32 (28.32%) Visualisation
6 31 (27.43%) Information Retrieval
7 28 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (23.89%) Mathematics
9 21 (18.58%) Data Visualisation
9 21 (18.58%) Neural Network
10 18 (15.93%) Statistics
11 15 (13.27%) Data Analysis
11 15 (13.27%) Data Analytics
11 15 (13.27%) Scrum
12 14 (12.39%) RDF
13 13 (11.50%) ETL
13 13 (11.50%) MapReduce
14 12 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (10.62%) Deep Learning
14 12 (10.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (69.91%) Python
2 43 (38.05%) R
3 34 (30.09%) Java
4 31 (27.43%) SQL
5 28 (24.78%) Scala
6 26 (23.01%) C#
7 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
8 17 (15.04%) Bash Shell
9 16 (14.16%) SPARQL
10 15 (13.27%) MATLAB
11 9 (7.96%) Perl
12 6 (5.31%) C++
13 3 (2.65%) C
13 3 (2.65%) GraphQL
14 2 (1.77%) AWK
14 2 (1.77%) sed
14 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.88%) Cypher
15 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (18.58%) Degree
2 8 (7.08%) PhD
3 6 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.31%) PMP
4 2 (1.77%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.77%) GCP
3 2 (1.77%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Docker
1 3 (2.65%) HDFS
2 2 (1.77%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.65%) Puppet
2 3 (2.65%) Salt
3 2 (1.77%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) IBM
2 11 (9.73%) Tableau
3 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.42%) Blue Prism
5 4 (3.54%) Google
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Brandwatch
7 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.88%) Facebook
7 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy