Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 528 579
Rank change year-on-year +2 +51 +24
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 104 87 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.19% 0.089%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 0.52% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 26
London median daily rate £575 £600 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +22.45% -6.67%
10th Percentile £407 £403 £409
90th Percentile £650 £713 £623
England median daily rate £575 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -3.85%
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 18,157 16,656 15,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.36% 37.00% 34.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,640 12,637 11,567
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £374 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 89 67
London median hourly rate £43.50 £30.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.46% -27.65% +23.19%
10th Percentile £19.42 £18.40 £19.00
90th Percentile £72.41 £50.00 £83.65
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -23 19 £550 -6.78% 19
East London -33 6 £400 -33.33% 6
South London - 4 £505 -
West London -13 2 - - 1
Natural Language Processing
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 93 (89.42%) Machine Learning
2 68 (65.38%) Data Science
3 59 (56.73%) Python
4 47 (45.19%) Artificial Intelligence
5 40 (38.46%) Analytics
6 38 (36.54%) Mathematics
7 37 (35.58%) Algorithms
8 35 (33.65%) Finance
9 33 (31.73%) Java
9 33 (31.73%) Hadoop
10 31 (29.81%) Scala
10 31 (29.81%) Apache Spark
11 30 (28.85%) Big Data
12 28 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (24.04%) Visualisation
14 23 (22.12%) PhD
14 23 (22.12%) R
15 22 (21.15%) MongoDB
15 22 (21.15%) Data Mining
16 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
16 21 (20.19%) Deep Learning
16 21 (20.19%) React
17 20 (19.23%) NoSQL
17 20 (19.23%) SQL
17 20 (19.23%) Applied Mathematics
18 19 (18.27%) Predictive Modelling
19 16 (15.38%) QA
20 15 (14.42%) Spring
20 15 (14.42%) Data Engineering
20 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving

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 31 (29.81%) Apache Spark
2 14 (13.46%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.85%) Apache
3 4 (3.85%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.85%) Confluence
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon Alexa
5 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.96%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.96%) SAS
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.96%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.96%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.96%) GitHub
6 1 (0.96%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Kerberos
1 4 (3.85%) SSL
1 4 (3.85%) VPN
2 3 (2.88%) Firewall
2 3 (2.88%) LAN
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.73%) Hadoop
2 30 (28.85%) Big Data
3 22 (21.15%) Data Mining
3 22 (21.15%) MongoDB
4 20 (19.23%) NoSQL
5 14 (13.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (11.54%) HBase
7 10 (9.62%) Neo4j
8 9 (8.65%) Spotfire
9 8 (7.69%) Apache Hive
10 7 (6.73%) Data Lake
10 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
10 7 (6.73%) Sqoop
11 6 (5.77%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (5.77%) Power BI
12 4 (3.85%) Parquet
13 3 (2.88%) BigQuery
13 3 (2.88%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.73%) GitLab
3 5 (4.81%) JIRA
4 4 (3.85%) FishEye
5 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.96%) Hudson
6 1 (0.96%) Selenium
6 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (33.65%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Games
4 4 (3.85%) Advertising
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.96%) Back Office
7 1 (0.96%) Electronics
7 1 (0.96%) Front Office
7 1 (0.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (42.31%) Data Scientist
2 25 (24.04%) Developer
3 17 (16.35%) Java Developer
4 14 (13.46%) Machine Learning Developer
5 11 (10.58%) Scrum Master
6 7 (6.73%) Senior Data Scientist
7 6 (5.77%) Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 4 (3.85%) Big Data Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Data Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Python Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Hadoop Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Java Scala Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Scala Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (1.92%) Data Architect
11 2 (1.92%) Python Developer
11 2 (1.92%) Senior Architect
11 2 (1.92%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.19%) React
2 15 (14.42%) Spring
3 14 (13.46%) Hibernate
3 14 (13.46%) Redux
4 12 (11.54%) Pandas
4 12 (11.54%) scikit-learn
5 11 (10.58%) Kafka
6 8 (7.69%) HTML
6 8 (7.69%) TensorFlow
7 5 (4.81%) NumPy
7 5 (4.81%) XML
8 4 (3.85%) HTML5
8 4 (3.85%) Play Framework
9 3 (2.88%) CSS
9 3 (2.88%) SpaCy
10 2 (1.92%) CoreNLP
10 2 (1.92%) Flask
10 2 (1.92%) Node.js
10 2 (1.92%) OpenNLP
10 2 (1.92%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 37 (35.58%) Algorithms
2 28 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (14.42%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.81%) Fintech
6 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.88%) User Experience
7 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.96%) Blog
8 1 (0.96%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.96%) GPGPU
8 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Robotics
8 1 (0.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.81%) Unix
2 1 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (89.42%) Machine Learning
2 68 (65.38%) Data Science
3 47 (45.19%) Artificial Intelligence
4 40 (38.46%) Analytics
5 38 (36.54%) Mathematics
6 25 (24.04%) Visualisation
7 21 (20.19%) Deep Learning
8 20 (19.23%) Applied Mathematics
9 19 (18.27%) Predictive Modelling
10 15 (14.42%) Data Engineering
10 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (13.46%) Data Visualisation
11 14 (13.46%) Scrum
11 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
11 14 (13.46%) Statistics
12 13 (12.50%) Sentiment Analysis
12 13 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
13 12 (11.54%) Quantitative Research
14 11 (10.58%) Open Source
14 11 (10.58%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (56.73%) Python
2 33 (31.73%) Java
3 31 (29.81%) Scala
4 23 (22.12%) R
5 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
6 20 (19.23%) SQL
7 14 (13.46%) Java 8
8 11 (10.58%) Bash Shell
9 10 (9.62%) MATLAB
10 7 (6.73%) Cypher
11 4 (3.85%) Perl
12 3 (2.88%) C#
13 2 (1.92%) C++
14 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) PhD
2 10 (9.62%) Degree
3 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.38%) QA
2 6 (5.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.96%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Docker
2 7 (6.73%) Apache Flume
3 5 (4.81%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.81%) Ansible
3 4 (3.85%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Hortonworks
2 9 (8.65%) Tableau
3 5 (4.81%) Google
4 4 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.88%) IBM
6 2 (1.92%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (0.96%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (0.96%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.96%) Cognos
7 1 (0.96%) Databricks
7 1 (0.96%) Informatica
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle
7 1 (0.96%) Vertica