Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £548 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Data Scientist
England > London
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 377 533
Rank change year-on-year -9 +156 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 257 208 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.51% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.54% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 144 49
London median daily rate £548 £508 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% -3.33% +7.69%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £423
90th Percentile £688 £650 £653
England median daily rate £525 £500 £538
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.98% +27.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £103.75 - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year +82.69% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,136 38,617 42,355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,152 27,489 30,035
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 561 649
London median hourly rate £20.52 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.56% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.20 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in London

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Scientist in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Scientist in London

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in London over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Scientist in London

Data Scientist
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in London over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Scientist in London

Data Scientist
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the London region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Central London -34 28 £575 +15.00% 10
West London -34 5 £575 - 2
North London - 4 £575 - 2
South London - 3 £575 - 1
East London -5 1 £550 - 3
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 256 (99.61%) Data Science
2 210 (81.71%) Python
3 173 (67.32%) Machine Learning
4 142 (55.25%) R
5 106 (41.25%) Apache Spark
6 99 (38.52%) Analytics
7 94 (36.58%) SQL
8 88 (34.24%) Hadoop
9 75 (29.18%) Big Data
9 75 (29.18%) Statistics
10 74 (28.79%) Mathematics
11 68 (26.46%) Algorithms
12 61 (23.74%) Visualisation
13 60 (23.35%) Computer Science
13 60 (23.35%) Analytical Skills
14 56 (21.79%) PhD
15 49 (19.07%) Tableau
16 48 (18.68%) Scala
17 44 (17.12%) Degree
18 39 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (15.18%) Retail
19 37 (14.40%) Java
19 37 (14.40%) Data Analytics
20 34 (13.23%) Deep Learning
21 33 (12.84%) Natural Language Processing
22 32 (12.45%) Data Analysis
23 30 (11.67%) Data Visualisation
24 29 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
25 28 (10.89%) TensorFlow
25 28 (10.89%) Marketing

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 106 (41.25%) Apache Spark
2 22 (8.56%) SAS
3 21 (8.17%) Apache
4 15 (5.84%) Apache Pig
5 14 (5.45%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.17%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.39%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) DNN
8 1 (0.39%) Jetty
8 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Weka
2 4 (1.56%) SPSS
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.39%) Gephi
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 17 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.56%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.17%) GitHub
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.78%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.39%) Dialogflow
7 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.39%) Heroku
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Serverless
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.39%) Internet
1 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
1 1 (0.39%) Skype
1 1 (0.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (34.24%) Hadoop
2 75 (29.18%) Big Data
3 25 (9.73%) Apache Hive
4 20 (7.78%) Data Mining
5 19 (7.39%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.84%) Geospatial Data
6 15 (5.84%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.84%) Power BI
7 14 (5.45%) HBase
8 12 (4.67%) MySQL
9 11 (4.28%) Mahout
10 10 (3.89%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (3.89%) Text Mining
11 8 (3.11%) SQL Server
12 6 (2.33%) BigQuery
13 5 (1.95%) KNIME
13 5 (1.95%) Spotfire
13 5 (1.95%) STATISTICA
14 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.56%) Impala
Development Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.39%) Babel
3 1 (0.39%) Bower
3 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.39%) GitLab
3 1 (0.39%) Gradle
3 1 (0.39%) Grunt
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) RStudio
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.39%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Travis CI
General
1 39 (15.18%) Retail
2 28 (10.89%) Marketing
3 24 (9.34%) Finance
4 17 (6.61%) Banking
5 8 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.95%) Advertising
8 4 (1.56%) Local Government
9 3 (1.17%) Automotive
10 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.78%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.39%) Billing
11 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) Front Office
11 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.39%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.84%) Natural Language Processing
2 28 (10.89%) TensorFlow
3 27 (10.51%) PySpark
4 26 (10.12%) scikit-learn
5 22 (8.56%) NumPy
6 21 (8.17%) Pandas
7 16 (6.23%) Seaborn
8 14 (5.45%) Keras
9 12 (4.67%) Theano
10 11 (4.28%) D3.js
10 11 (4.28%) Matplotlib
10 11 (4.28%) SciPy
11 10 (3.89%) Bokeh
11 10 (3.89%) ggplot
12 9 (3.50%) Velocity
13 4 (1.56%) Kafka
13 4 (1.56%) Web Services
14 3 (1.17%) Akka
14 3 (1.17%) Flask
14 3 (1.17%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 68 (26.46%) Algorithms
2 60 (23.35%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (23.35%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.33%) Fintech
4 4 (1.56%) Clustering
4 4 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.17%) iPad
5 3 (1.17%) Robotics
5 3 (1.17%) User Experience
6 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.39%) Life Science
7 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.39%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.39%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.89%) Linux
2 6 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (99.61%) Data Science
2 173 (67.32%) Machine Learning
3 99 (38.52%) Analytics
4 75 (29.18%) Statistics
5 74 (28.79%) Mathematics
6 61 (23.74%) Visualisation
7 39 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (14.40%) Data Analytics
9 34 (13.23%) Deep Learning
10 32 (12.45%) Data Analysis
11 30 (11.67%) Data Visualisation
12 28 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (10.12%) Neural Network
13 26 (10.12%) Predictive Modelling
14 24 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (8.95%) ETL
16 18 (7.00%) Artificial Intelligence
17 16 (6.23%) Data Management
17 16 (6.23%) E-Commerce
17 16 (6.23%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 210 (81.71%) Python
2 142 (55.25%) R
3 94 (36.58%) SQL
4 48 (18.68%) Scala
5 37 (14.40%) Java
6 12 (4.67%) C++
7 9 (3.50%) MATLAB
8 7 (2.72%) C#
9 3 (1.17%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.78%) AWK
10 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.78%) C
10 2 (0.78%) Ruby
10 2 (0.78%) sed
10 2 (0.78%) VBA
11 1 (0.39%) Go
11 1 (0.39%) Julia
11 1 (0.39%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (21.79%) PhD
2 44 (17.12%) Degree
3 15 (5.84%) Master's Degree
4 12 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.72%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.56%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.72%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.33%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.78%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.56%) Docker
2 4 (1.56%) HDFS
3 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Terraform
2 2 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.39%) Ansible
3 1 (0.39%) Oozie
Vendors
1 49 (19.07%) Tableau
2 24 (9.34%) Google
3 11 (4.28%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.50%) Hortonworks
4 9 (3.50%) MapR
5 6 (2.33%) SAP
6 4 (1.56%) ATG
6 4 (1.56%) Citrix
6 4 (1.56%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.17%) Databricks
7 3 (1.17%) IBM
7 3 (1.17%) Splunk
8 2 (0.78%) Apple
8 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe
9 1 (0.39%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.39%) Brandwatch
9 1 (0.39%) Capita
9 1 (0.39%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.39%) Teradata