Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 544 570
Rank change year-on-year +28 +26 +16
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 118 99 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.57% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 68 37
London median daily rate £570 £600 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +18.81% -8.18%
10th Percentile £414 £373 £413
90th Percentile £688 £716 £680
England median daily rate £575 £553 £509
% change year-on-year +4.07% +8.60% -2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £36.25 - -
England median hourly rate £36.25 - -

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 18,338 17,426 15,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.19% 36.90% 34.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,863 13,354 11,489
London median daily rate £525 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.82% +5.00%
10th Percentile £374 £350 £323
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £480 £471 £425
% change year-on-year +2.02% +10.71% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 100 74
London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £42.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -31.16% +13.85%
10th Percentile £24.11 £19.00 £19.23
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.83 £57.32
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 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 -11 25 £563 - 12
East London -42 8 £400 -33.33% 1
South London - 4 £505 - 1
West London +5 3 - - 7
Natural Language Processing
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 103 (87.29%) Machine Learning
2 84 (71.19%) Data Science
3 74 (62.71%) Python
4 52 (44.07%) Artificial Intelligence
5 48 (40.68%) Analytics
6 43 (36.44%) Finance
7 39 (33.05%) Big Data
8 36 (30.51%) Mathematics
9 35 (29.66%) Algorithms
10 34 (28.81%) Apache Spark
11 32 (27.12%) Hadoop
11 32 (27.12%) Java
12 30 (25.42%) SQL
12 30 (25.42%) Visualisation
13 29 (24.58%) R
14 28 (23.73%) Scala
14 28 (23.73%) Statistics
15 26 (22.03%) PhD
16 24 (20.34%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (19.49%) Degree
18 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (18.64%) Conversational UI
18 22 (18.64%) Chatbot
19 21 (17.80%) Deep Learning
19 21 (17.80%) Data Mining
20 20 (16.95%) Software Engineering
20 20 (16.95%) NoSQL
20 20 (16.95%) Data Visualisation
21 19 (16.10%) MongoDB

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 34 (28.81%) Apache Spark
2 14 (11.86%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.39%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.54%) Apache
4 3 (2.54%) Confluence
4 3 (2.54%) SAS
5 2 (1.69%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.85%) Luigi
6 1 (0.85%) nginx
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (18.64%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) LaTeX
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.34%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (12.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.24%) Amazon Alexa
4 5 (4.24%) Dialogflow
5 3 (2.54%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.54%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.69%) Wit.ai
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.85%) Apigee
7 1 (0.85%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.85%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.85%) GitHub
7 1 (0.85%) IaaS
7 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) Firewall
1 3 (2.54%) LAN
1 3 (2.54%) SSL
2 2 (1.69%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.69%) VPN
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (33.05%) Big Data
2 32 (27.12%) Hadoop
3 21 (17.80%) Data Mining
4 20 (16.95%) NoSQL
5 19 (16.10%) MongoDB
6 13 (11.02%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (9.32%) Neo4j
8 10 (8.47%) Apache Hive
8 10 (8.47%) Spotfire
8 10 (8.47%) Text Mining
9 9 (7.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (6.78%) HBase
11 6 (5.08%) Data Lake
11 6 (5.08%) Sqoop
12 5 (4.24%) MySQL
12 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
13 4 (3.39%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (3.39%) BigQuery
13 4 (3.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Git (software)
1 8 (6.78%) GitLab
2 5 (4.24%) JIRA
3 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.69%) ERwin
4 2 (1.69%) FishEye
4 2 (1.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.85%) Hudson
5 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (36.44%) Finance
2 12 (10.17%) Banking
3 10 (8.47%) Marketing
4 8 (6.78%) Retail
5 5 (4.24%) Advertising
5 5 (4.24%) Games
6 2 (1.69%) Front Office
6 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (50.85%) Data Scientist
2 25 (21.19%) Developer
3 15 (12.71%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.02%) Senior Data Scientist
5 11 (9.32%) Machine Learning Developer
6 9 (7.63%) Architect
7 7 (5.93%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 6 (5.08%) Scrum Master
9 5 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.39%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Consultant
11 3 (2.54%) Data Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Java Scala Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Python Software Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Scala Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Senior Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) Pandas
1 17 (14.41%) React
2 16 (13.56%) scikit-learn
3 13 (11.02%) Kafka
4 11 (9.32%) Hibernate
4 11 (9.32%) Redux
4 11 (9.32%) Spring
4 11 (9.32%) TensorFlow
5 10 (8.47%) NumPy
6 7 (5.93%) HTML
7 6 (5.08%) SpaCy
8 4 (3.39%) Flask
8 4 (3.39%) Node.js
8 4 (3.39%) PyMC3
8 4 (3.39%) XML
9 3 (2.54%) CSS
9 3 (2.54%) HTML5
9 3 (2.54%) REST
10 2 (1.69%) JSON
10 2 (1.69%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.66%) Algorithms
2 24 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.71%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (6.78%) Fintech
4 8 (6.78%) User Experience
5 4 (3.39%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) FMCG
7 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) Blog
8 1 (0.85%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.85%) Robotics
8 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.39%) Linux
1 4 (3.39%) Unix
2 3 (2.54%) Windows
3 2 (1.69%) Solaris
4 1 (0.85%) CentOS
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (87.29%) Machine Learning
2 84 (71.19%) Data Science
3 52 (44.07%) Artificial Intelligence
4 48 (40.68%) Analytics
5 36 (30.51%) Mathematics
6 30 (25.42%) Visualisation
7 28 (23.73%) Statistics
8 22 (18.64%) Conversational UI
9 21 (17.80%) Deep Learning
10 20 (16.95%) Data Visualisation
10 20 (16.95%) Software Engineering
11 18 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (13.56%) Computer Science
14 15 (12.71%) Data Engineering
14 15 (12.71%) Data Ingestion
15 14 (11.86%) Applied Mathematics
16 13 (11.02%) Open Source
16 13 (11.02%) Predictive Modelling
16 13 (11.02%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 74 (62.71%) Python
2 32 (27.12%) Java
3 30 (25.42%) SQL
4 29 (24.58%) R
5 28 (23.73%) Scala
6 18 (15.25%) JavaScript
7 12 (10.17%) Bash Shell
8 11 (9.32%) Java 8
9 9 (7.63%) MATLAB
10 8 (6.78%) Cypher
11 4 (3.39%) Perl
12 2 (1.69%) C
12 2 (1.69%) C#
12 2 (1.69%) C++
12 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (22.03%) PhD
2 23 (19.49%) Degree
3 7 (5.93%) Master's Degree
4 6 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) MBA
6 1 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) QA
2 6 (5.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (11.86%) Docker
2 6 (5.08%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.54%) Ansible
3 2 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (9.32%) Google
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Hortonworks
3 7 (5.93%) Tableau
4 4 (3.39%) IBM
5 3 (2.54%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle
6 2 (1.69%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.69%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (0.85%) Brandwatch
7 1 (0.85%) Cerner
7 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.85%) Cognos
7 1 (0.85%) Crimson Hexagon
7 1 (0.85%) Databricks
7 1 (0.85%) Informatica
7 1 (0.85%) Progress
7 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow