The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 369 376
Rank change year-on-year +72 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 116 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 45 32
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £680 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £443 £550
% change year-on-year +1.69% -19.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.21 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +88.78%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 20 £575 - 7
Croydon - 3 £435 -
Westminster - 1 £575 -
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 157 (69.16%) Python
2 131 (57.71%) Analytics
3 122 (53.74%) Machine Learning
4 109 (48.02%) R
5 107 (47.14%) SQL
6 77 (33.92%) Hadoop
6 77 (33.92%) Apache Spark
7 75 (33.04%) Big Data
8 73 (32.16%) Algorithms
9 63 (27.75%) Analytical Skills
10 58 (25.55%) Statistics
11 54 (23.79%) Mathematics
12 50 (22.03%) Scala
13 49 (21.59%) Finance
14 48 (21.15%) Degree
15 45 (19.82%) Visualisation
16 43 (18.94%) Computer Science
17 42 (18.50%) Java
17 42 (18.50%) SAS
18 37 (16.30%) PhD
19 34 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
20 33 (14.54%) Predictive Modelling
21 32 (14.10%) Apache Hive
21 32 (14.10%) Data Analysis
22 30 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
22 30 (13.22%) Data Mining
23 29 (12.78%) Data Analytics
24 27 (11.89%) Tableau
24 27 (11.89%) Marketing
25 25 (11.01%) Data Visualisation

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 77 (33.92%) Apache Spark
2 42 (18.50%) SAS
3 13 (5.73%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.20%) Apache
5 3 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.32%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.88%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.44%) Confluence
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (6.17%) SPSS
2 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.88%) S-PLUS
3 2 (0.88%) Weka
4 1 (0.44%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.44%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.44%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.32%) GitHub
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.44%) Flurry Analytics
6 1 (0.44%) Heroku
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.44%) Internet
1 1 (0.44%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (33.92%) Hadoop
2 75 (33.04%) Big Data
3 32 (14.10%) Apache Hive
4 30 (13.22%) Data Mining
5 20 (8.81%) MongoDB
6 17 (7.49%) NoSQL
7 13 (5.73%) QlikView
8 12 (5.29%) Power BI
9 11 (4.85%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (4.41%) Relational Database
11 9 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (3.52%) Qlik Sense
12 8 (3.52%) Spotfire
13 7 (3.08%) RDBMS
14 6 (2.64%) Neo4j
15 4 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (1.76%) BigQuery
15 4 (1.76%) SAS EBI
15 4 (1.76%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.44%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (21.59%) Finance
2 27 (11.89%) Marketing
3 23 (10.13%) Banking
4 13 (5.73%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.08%) Front Office
5 7 (3.08%) Retail
6 4 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.88%) Electronics
7 2 (0.88%) Games
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.81%) NumPy
2 18 (7.93%) Natural Language Processing
2 18 (7.93%) Pandas
2 18 (7.93%) scikit-learn
3 11 (4.85%) Kafka
3 11 (4.85%) SciPy
4 10 (4.41%) JSON
5 9 (3.96%) D3.js
6 7 (3.08%) TensorFlow
7 5 (2.20%) GraphX
8 4 (1.76%) Flask
8 4 (1.76%) Matplotlib
9 3 (1.32%) PySpark
10 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.88%) ggplot
10 2 (0.88%) HTML5
10 2 (0.88%) Keras
10 2 (0.88%) MLlib
10 2 (0.88%) Seaborn
10 2 (0.88%) SparkR
Miscellaneous
1 73 (32.16%) Algorithms
2 63 (27.75%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (18.94%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.64%) Fintech
5 6 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.20%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.76%) User Experience
8 3 (1.32%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.32%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.88%) Clustering
9 2 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.44%) Blog
10 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.44%) Equities
10 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.44%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.52%) Linux
2 5 (2.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (57.71%) Analytics
2 122 (53.74%) Machine Learning
3 58 (25.55%) Statistics
4 54 (23.79%) Mathematics
5 45 (19.82%) Visualisation
6 34 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (14.54%) Predictive Modelling
8 32 (14.10%) Data Analysis
9 30 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (12.78%) Data Analytics
11 25 (11.01%) Data Visualisation
12 24 (10.57%) Predictive Analytics
13 23 (10.13%) Artificial Intelligence
14 22 (9.69%) Statistical Analysis
15 19 (8.37%) E-Commerce
16 17 (7.49%) Statistical Modelling
17 15 (6.61%) Physics
17 15 (6.61%) Software Engineering
18 14 (6.17%) Neural Network
19 13 (5.73%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 157 (69.16%) Python
2 109 (48.02%) R
3 107 (47.14%) SQL
4 50 (22.03%) Scala
5 42 (18.50%) Java
6 14 (6.17%) MATLAB
7 11 (4.85%) C++
8 4 (1.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.76%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.32%) C#
9 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.88%) Julia
10 2 (0.88%) Ruby
11 1 (0.44%) C
11 1 (0.44%) Go
11 1 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (21.15%) Degree
2 37 (16.30%) PhD
3 12 (5.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.85%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (3.96%) Master's Degree
6 5 (2.20%) Postgraduate
7 3 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.96%) HDFS
2 6 (2.64%) Apache Flume
3 5 (2.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Ambari
1 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.44%) Oozie
1 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (11.89%) Tableau
2 12 (5.29%) RapidMiner
3 11 (4.85%) Google
4 8 (3.52%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.08%) Alteryx
5 7 (3.08%) Cognos
6 3 (1.32%) IBM
6 3 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.32%) SAP
7 2 (0.88%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.88%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.44%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.44%) Informatica
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle
8 1 (0.44%) SIMUL8
8 1 (0.44%) TIBCO
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