The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 361 378
Rank change year-on-year +70 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 111 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.31% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 48 25
Median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £550 £425
% change year-on-year -12.54% +29.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -1 21 £550 -5.37% 8
Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 156 (72.56%) Python
2 117 (54.42%) Machine Learning
3 116 (53.95%) R
4 96 (44.65%) Analytics
5 88 (40.93%) Hadoop
6 85 (39.53%) SQL
7 79 (36.74%) Big Data
8 77 (35.81%) Apache Spark
9 75 (34.88%) Algorithms
10 71 (33.02%) Statistics
11 67 (31.16%) Scala
12 58 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
13 53 (24.65%) Computer Science
13 53 (24.65%) Java
14 52 (24.19%) Mathematics
15 49 (22.79%) PhD
16 43 (20.00%) Finance
17 39 (18.14%) SAS
18 37 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
18 37 (17.21%) Apache Hive
19 31 (14.42%) Degree
20 28 (13.02%) Visualisation
21 27 (12.56%) Predictive Modelling
21 27 (12.56%) Tableau
22 26 (12.09%) Data Analytics
23 25 (11.63%) Data Analysis
23 25 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
23 25 (11.63%) Data Mining
24 24 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
25 22 (10.23%) scikit-learn

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 (35.81%) Apache Spark
2 39 (18.14%) SAS
3 16 (7.44%) Apache Pig
4 8 (3.72%) Apache
5 6 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.40%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 18 (8.37%) SPSS
2 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Weka
4 1 (0.47%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.47%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.12%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (4.65%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.47%) Flurry Analytics
7 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.47%) Heroku
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) Internet
1 1 (0.47%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (40.93%) Hadoop
2 79 (36.74%) Big Data
3 37 (17.21%) Apache Hive
4 25 (11.63%) Data Mining
5 17 (7.91%) QlikView
6 15 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (6.05%) NoSQL
8 10 (4.65%) MongoDB
9 9 (4.19%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 8 (3.72%) Data Lake
10 8 (3.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 7 (3.26%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.26%) Spotfire
12 6 (2.79%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (2.79%) Impala
12 6 (2.79%) Power BI
13 5 (2.33%) Cloudera CDH
13 5 (2.33%) Text Mining
14 4 (1.86%) Base SAS
14 4 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) ProC
General
1 43 (20.00%) Finance
2 22 (10.23%) Banking
3 19 (8.84%) Marketing
4 9 (4.19%) Retail
5 7 (3.26%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Electronics
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.23%) scikit-learn
2 20 (9.30%) Pandas
3 16 (7.44%) NumPy
4 15 (6.98%) Natural Language Processing
5 13 (6.05%) SciPy
6 10 (4.65%) Kafka
7 6 (2.79%) D3.js
7 6 (2.79%) Flask
7 6 (2.79%) TensorFlow
8 4 (1.86%) Java EE
9 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.93%) HTML
9 2 (0.93%) HTML5
9 2 (0.93%) Lucene
10 1 (0.47%) .NET
10 1 (0.47%) GraphX
10 1 (0.47%) MLlib
10 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.47%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (0.47%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 75 (34.88%) Algorithms
2 58 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (24.65%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.79%) Fintech
5 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.40%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.93%) Clustering
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.93%) Life Science
7 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.93%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (0.93%) Social Media
7 2 (0.93%) Social Network
8 1 (0.47%) FMCG
8 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.05%) Linux
2 3 (1.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (54.42%) Machine Learning
2 96 (44.65%) Analytics
3 71 (33.02%) Statistics
4 52 (24.19%) Mathematics
5 37 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (13.02%) Visualisation
7 27 (12.56%) Predictive Modelling
8 26 (12.09%) Data Analytics
9 25 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (11.63%) Data Analysis
10 21 (9.77%) Data Modelling
10 21 (9.77%) E-Commerce
11 20 (9.30%) Data Visualisation
12 19 (8.84%) TDD
13 17 (7.91%) MapReduce
13 17 (7.91%) OO
13 17 (7.91%) Statistical Analysis
14 16 (7.44%) DevOps
14 16 (7.44%) ETL
14 16 (7.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 156 (72.56%) Python
2 116 (53.95%) R
3 85 (39.53%) SQL
4 67 (31.16%) Scala
5 53 (24.65%) Java
6 18 (8.37%) MATLAB
7 17 (7.91%) C++
8 2 (0.93%) C#
8 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) Clojure
9 1 (0.47%) Haskell
9 1 (0.47%) Julia
9 1 (0.47%) ML
9 1 (0.47%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) PROC SQL
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
9 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (22.79%) PhD
2 31 (14.42%) Degree
3 4 (1.86%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.12%) Docker
2 5 (2.33%) HDFS
3 3 (1.40%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.40%) Ambari
3 3 (1.40%) Terraform
4 2 (0.93%) Oozie
Vendors
1 27 (12.56%) Tableau
2 13 (6.05%) RapidMiner
3 8 (3.72%) Google
4 7 (3.26%) Alteryx
5 6 (2.79%) Cognos
6 5 (2.33%) SAP
7 4 (1.86%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.40%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.40%) IBM
9 2 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle
10 1 (0.47%) Snowplow
10 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
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