Period
to 30 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Machine Learning Scientist was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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.

Machine Learning Scientist
England > London
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 394 559 605
Rank change year-on-year +165 +46 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Machine Learning Scientist 19 38 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.099% 0.095% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 23
Median daily rate £538 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +4.55% -8.33%
10th Percentile £447 £453 £440
90th Percentile £763 £643 £698
England median daily rate £525 £563 £575
% change year-on-year -6.67% -2.17% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 17,987 37,843 43,267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 94.27% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,440 26,969 31,237
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £308 £315 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 491 671
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% - -4.44%
10th Percentile £14.97 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%

Machine Learning Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Machine Learning Scientist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Machine Learning Scientist in London

Machine Learning Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Machine Learning Scientist in London.

Daily rate trend for Machine Learning Scientist in London

Machine Learning Scientist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Machine Learning Scientist in London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Machine Learning Scientist in London

Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning Scientist within the London region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. 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 +108 3 £475 -26.92%
West London - 1 £875 -
Machine Learning Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning Scientist in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Python
1 19 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 19 (100.00%) Data Science
2 14 (73.68%) Artificial Intelligence
3 11 (57.89%) TensorFlow
4 9 (47.37%) Big Data
5 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (42.11%) AWS
5 8 (42.11%) R
6 7 (36.84%) Apache Spark
6 7 (36.84%) Algorithms
6 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (36.84%) Pandas
6 7 (36.84%) GCP
7 6 (31.58%) Mathematics
7 6 (31.58%) Analytics
7 6 (31.58%) Statistical Modelling
8 5 (26.32%) SciPy
8 5 (26.32%) Flink
8 5 (26.32%) MLlib
8 5 (26.32%) H2O
9 4 (21.05%) Master's Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (21.05%) Open Source
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Scala
9 4 (21.05%) Deep Learning
9 4 (21.05%) Physics
9 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (21.05%) Use Case

Machine Learning 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 7 (36.84%) Apache Spark
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) DNN
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) AWS
2 7 (36.84%) GCP
3 3 (15.79%) Azure
4 2 (10.53%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Big Data
2 5 (26.32%) Flink
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (10.53%) BigQuery
3 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
3 2 (10.53%) Text Mining
3 2 (10.53%) Tick Data
4 1 (5.26%) Neo4j
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) TensorFlow
2 7 (36.84%) Pandas
3 5 (26.32%) H2O
3 5 (26.32%) MLlib
3 5 (26.32%) SciPy
4 4 (21.05%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (15.79%) Samza
6 2 (10.53%) Apache Beam
6 2 (10.53%) Bokeh
6 2 (10.53%) D3.js
6 2 (10.53%) Kafka
6 2 (10.53%) Matplotlib
6 2 (10.53%) NumPy
6 2 (10.53%) Shiny
7 1 (5.26%) Keras
7 1 (5.26%) OpenCV
7 1 (5.26%) PyTorch
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (36.84%) Algorithms
3 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.26%) Smart City
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Data Science
1 19 (100.00%) Machine Learning
2 14 (73.68%) Artificial Intelligence
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Analytics
4 6 (31.58%) Mathematics
4 6 (31.58%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (21.05%) Deep Learning
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 4 (21.05%) Physics
5 4 (21.05%) Use Case
6 3 (15.79%) Data Transformation
6 3 (15.79%) Data-Driven Decision Making
6 3 (15.79%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (15.79%) Reinforcement Learning
6 3 (15.79%) Statistics
7 2 (10.53%) Data Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) Fintech
7 2 (10.53%) Predictive Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Python
2 8 (42.11%) R
3 4 (21.05%) Scala
4 2 (10.53%) C
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
1 4 (21.05%) Master's Degree
1 4 (21.05%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Google