Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 May 2019 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 413 524 543
Rank change year-on-year +111 +19 +33
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 175 113 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 0.67% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 71 35
London median daily rate £588 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £421 £325 £342
90th Percentile £750 £688 £735
England median daily rate £575 £550 £600
% change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +12.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +13.89% - -

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 14,921 16,793 13,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.00% 36.43% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,134 12,831 10,400
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £329
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 118 86
London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.71 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.76% -1.78% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27.50 £20.99 £19.50
90th Percentile £63.15 £64.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +7.89%

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Natural Language Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Natural Language Processing in London

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Natural Language Processing in London

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing in London over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Natural Language Processing in London

Natural Language Processing
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 Natural Language Processing within the London region over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. 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 +27 39 £550 - 8
West London - 13 £431 - 2
East London -12 10 £675 +22.73%
South London - 2 £553 -
Natural Language Processing
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Natural Language Processing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Natural Language Processing.

1 128 (73.14%) Data Science
2 120 (68.57%) Machine Learning
3 114 (65.14%) Python
4 83 (47.43%) Artificial Intelligence
5 71 (40.57%) Analytics
6 64 (36.57%) Finance
7 63 (36.00%) Big Data
8 57 (32.57%) SQL
9 52 (29.71%) R
10 50 (28.57%) Apache Spark
11 47 (26.86%) Java
12 46 (26.29%) PhD
12 46 (26.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 45 (25.71%) Degree
14 42 (24.00%) Google
14 42 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
14 42 (24.00%) Software Engineering
15 41 (23.43%) Visualisation
16 38 (21.71%) Statistics
16 38 (21.71%) Computer Science
17 37 (21.14%) Data Visualisation
18 36 (20.57%) Deep Learning
19 35 (20.00%) Algorithms
20 34 (19.43%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (19.43%) Problem-Solving
20 34 (19.43%) Hadoop
21 32 (18.29%) Mathematics
22 31 (17.71%) Microsoft Azure
22 31 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
23 29 (16.57%) Banking

Natural Language Processing
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 50 (28.57%) Apache Spark
2 17 (9.71%) SAS
3 15 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (4.57%) Apache
5 7 (4.00%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (2.86%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.86%) Confluence
6 5 (2.86%) nginx
7 4 (2.29%) Jupyter
8 3 (1.71%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.14%) Luigi
Applications
1 20 (11.43%) Chatbot
2 4 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) LaTeX
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 46 (26.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 42 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (17.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (6.29%) Dialogflow
5 8 (4.57%) Serverless
5 8 (4.57%) Wit.ai
6 6 (3.43%) GitHub
7 4 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.71%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon Neptune
9 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.14%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.14%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (1.14%) G Suite
9 2 (1.14%) npm
9 2 (1.14%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.57%) SSL
2 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (36.00%) Big Data
2 34 (19.43%) Hadoop
3 23 (13.14%) Text Mining
4 22 (12.57%) BigQuery
4 22 (12.57%) NoSQL
5 21 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (11.43%) Apache Hive
7 19 (10.86%) MongoDB
8 17 (9.71%) Data Mining
9 16 (9.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (9.14%) MySQL
10 10 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (5.14%) Sqoop
12 8 (4.57%) HBase
13 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
14 4 (2.29%) CouchDB
14 4 (2.29%) Data Lake
14 4 (2.29%) Neo4j
14 4 (2.29%) Triplestore
15 3 (1.71%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 9 (5.14%) JIRA
2 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.29%) ERwin
3 4 (2.29%) Selenium
4 2 (1.14%) GitLab
4 2 (1.14%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.14%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.57%) FishEye
5 1 (0.57%) Gradle
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.57%) YouTrack
General
1 64 (36.57%) Finance
2 29 (16.57%) Banking
3 20 (11.43%) Marketing
4 13 (7.43%) Retail
5 9 (5.14%) Retail Banking
6 8 (4.57%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.43%) Multimedia
8 5 (2.86%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.86%) Front Office
8 5 (2.86%) Games
8 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.29%) Advertising
10 2 (1.14%) Legal
10 2 (1.14%) Publishing
10 2 (1.14%) Social Science
11 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.57%) Billing
11 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (46.29%) Data Scientist
2 20 (11.43%) Developer
3 18 (10.29%) Senior Data Scientist
4 14 (8.00%) Data Engineer
5 13 (7.43%) Architect
6 12 (6.86%) Consultant
7 11 (6.29%) Python Engineer
8 8 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.00%) Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.86%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 5 (2.86%) Python Developer
12 4 (2.29%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.29%) Cloud Architect
12 4 (2.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.29%) Data Modeller
12 4 (2.29%) Data Science Engineer
12 4 (2.29%) Java Developer
13 3 (1.71%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.86%) Kafka
1 26 (14.86%) TensorFlow
2 16 (9.14%) scikit-learn
3 14 (8.00%) Pandas
4 12 (6.86%) JSON
4 12 (6.86%) SpaCy
5 11 (6.29%) Keras
6 10 (5.71%) Web Services
7 9 (5.14%) Caffe
7 9 (5.14%) NumPy
7 9 (5.14%) Torch
8 8 (4.57%) .NET
9 6 (3.43%) JSON-LD
9 6 (3.43%) Node.js
10 5 (2.86%) D3.js
10 5 (2.86%) Jest
10 5 (2.86%) SciPy
11 4 (2.29%) J2EE
11 4 (2.29%) REST
12 3 (1.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 34 (19.43%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.14%) User Experience
4 12 (6.86%) Fintech
4 12 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.43%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.43%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.86%) FMCG
6 5 (2.86%) Robotics
7 4 (2.29%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.71%) Industry 4.0
8 3 (1.71%) NHS
8 3 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.14%) Bitcoin
9 2 (1.14%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.57%) Clustering
10 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.57%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.71%) Linux
2 5 (2.86%) Unix
3 4 (2.29%) Solaris
3 4 (2.29%) Windows
4 3 (1.71%) Android
5 1 (0.57%) CentOS
5 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (73.14%) Data Science
2 120 (68.57%) Machine Learning
3 83 (47.43%) Artificial Intelligence
4 71 (40.57%) Analytics
5 42 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 41 (23.43%) Visualisation
7 38 (21.71%) Computer Science
7 38 (21.71%) Statistics
8 37 (21.14%) Data Visualisation
9 36 (20.57%) Deep Learning
10 34 (19.43%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (18.29%) Mathematics
12 31 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (14.86%) Data Ingestion
14 20 (11.43%) Conversational UI
14 20 (11.43%) Data Modelling
15 19 (10.86%) Neural Network
16 17 (9.71%) Physics
17 16 (9.14%) Data Analytics
17 16 (9.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 114 (65.14%) Python
2 57 (32.57%) SQL
3 52 (29.71%) R
4 47 (26.86%) Java
5 27 (15.43%) C++
6 18 (10.29%) C
7 17 (9.71%) MATLAB
8 16 (9.14%) Scala
9 13 (7.43%) JavaScript
10 10 (5.71%) C#
11 9 (5.14%) Perl
12 8 (4.57%) Lua
13 7 (4.00%) PL/SQL
14 6 (3.43%) SHACL
14 6 (3.43%) SPARQL
15 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
15 5 (2.86%) Clojure
16 2 (1.14%) ClojureScript
16 2 (1.14%) Cypher
16 2 (1.14%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 46 (26.29%) PhD
2 45 (25.71%) Degree
3 14 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (5.14%) Master's Degree
5 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) MBA
8 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.57%) PMP
8 1 (0.57%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) QA
2 5 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (11.43%) Docker
2 10 (5.71%) Apache Flume
3 7 (4.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (9.14%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.71%) Terraform
3 2 (1.14%) Istio
4 1 (0.57%) Ansible
4 1 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 42 (24.00%) Google
2 18 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.00%) Tableau
4 6 (3.43%) IBM
4 6 (3.43%) Oracle
5 5 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.86%) Hortonworks
6 3 (1.71%) Teradata
7 2 (1.14%) Databricks
7 2 (1.14%) Facebook
7 2 (1.14%) Instagram
7 2 (1.14%) Twitter
8 1 (0.57%) Cerner
8 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com