Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 540 597
Rank change year-on-year +25 +57 +2
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 127 53 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.13% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.35% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 39 14
London median daily rate £550 £555 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +0.91% +4.76%
10th Percentile £339 £325 £416
90th Percentile £663 £713 £621
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £36.25 - £16.52
10th Percentile £32.63 - £15.16
90th Percentile £40.88 - £17.87
England median hourly rate £37.50 - £16.52

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 17,571 15,090 14,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.79% 36.01% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,383 11,211 11,249
London median daily rate £513 £492 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.81% +3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 98 52
London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.61% +33.62% +0.59%
10th Percentile £18.55 £18.40 £19.00
90th Percentile £70.81 £54.38 £57.25
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -20 26 £500 -12.66% 19
East London -10 16 £550 +15.79% 2
West London - 2 - - 2
Natural Language Processing
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 96 (75.59%) Machine Learning
2 78 (61.42%) Python
3 73 (57.48%) Data Science
4 51 (40.16%) Artificial Intelligence
5 49 (38.58%) Analytics
5 49 (38.58%) Algorithms
6 48 (37.80%) R
7 45 (35.43%) Finance
8 39 (30.71%) Java
9 34 (26.77%) Big Data
9 34 (26.77%) Hadoop
10 33 (25.98%) Mathematics
10 33 (25.98%) Apache Spark
11 32 (25.20%) SQL
11 32 (25.20%) Visualisation
12 31 (24.41%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (19.69%) Scala
13 25 (19.69%) Deep Learning
14 24 (18.90%) PhD
15 23 (18.11%) MongoDB
16 22 (17.32%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (16.54%) NoSQL
17 21 (16.54%) Data Visualisation
17 21 (16.54%) ETL
17 21 (16.54%) JavaScript
17 21 (16.54%) React
18 19 (14.96%) Software Engineering
19 18 (14.17%) Data Mining
19 18 (14.17%) Kafka
19 18 (14.17%) 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 33 (25.98%) Apache Spark
2 11 (8.66%) SAS
3 10 (7.87%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (7.09%) Apache
5 8 (6.30%) Apache Solr
6 6 (4.72%) Confluence
6 6 (4.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.79%) Jupyter
Applications
1 17 (13.39%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.30%) Amazon S3
3 6 (4.72%) Dialogflow
4 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.79%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.79%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.79%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) Kerberos
1 6 (4.72%) SSL
1 6 (4.72%) VPN
2 2 (1.57%) SMS
3 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.77%) Big Data
1 34 (26.77%) Hadoop
2 23 (18.11%) MongoDB
3 22 (17.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (16.54%) NoSQL
5 18 (14.17%) Data Mining
6 15 (11.81%) HBase
7 10 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (7.87%) Neo4j
8 9 (7.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (7.09%) Apache Hive
8 9 (7.09%) Data Lake
8 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
9 8 (6.30%) Power BI
9 8 (6.30%) Text Mining
10 7 (5.51%) Sqoop
11 6 (4.72%) Parquet
12 4 (3.15%) BigQuery
12 4 (3.15%) Spotfire
13 2 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.51%) JIRA
3 6 (4.72%) FishEye
4 1 (0.79%) Appium
4 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.79%) Mocha
4 1 (0.79%) RStudio
4 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 45 (35.43%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Games
2 8 (6.30%) Marketing
2 8 (6.30%) Retail
3 3 (2.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.36%) Legal
4 2 (1.57%) French Language
4 2 (1.57%) German Language
4 2 (1.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.79%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.71%) Data Scientist
2 29 (22.83%) Developer
3 16 (12.60%) Machine Learning Developer
4 15 (11.81%) Java Developer
5 7 (5.51%) Big Data Developer
5 7 (5.51%) Data Engineer
5 7 (5.51%) Python Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Analyst
6 6 (4.72%) Architect
6 6 (4.72%) Hadoop Developer
6 6 (4.72%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) Lead Developer
7 5 (3.94%) Product Manager
7 5 (3.94%) Scrum Master
8 4 (3.15%) Analytics Manager
8 4 (3.15%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 4 (3.15%) Senior Data Scientist
9 3 (2.36%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.36%) Data Architect
9 3 (2.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) React
2 18 (14.17%) Kafka
3 17 (13.39%) Spring
4 16 (12.60%) Hibernate
5 14 (11.02%) Redux
6 13 (10.24%) TensorFlow
7 10 (7.87%) XML
8 7 (5.51%) Play Framework
8 7 (5.51%) SpaCy
9 6 (4.72%) GraphX
9 6 (4.72%) HTML
9 6 (4.72%) HTML5
9 6 (4.72%) scikit-learn
10 3 (2.36%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.36%) J2EE
10 3 (2.36%) JSON
10 3 (2.36%) Node.js
10 3 (2.36%) NumPy
10 3 (2.36%) OpenNLP
10 3 (2.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 49 (38.58%) Algorithms
2 31 (24.41%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.81%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (10.24%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.30%) Fintech
6 5 (3.94%) PMI
7 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.36%) Robotics
9 2 (1.57%) Clustering
9 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.79%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.79%) Derivative
10 1 (0.79%) GPGPU
10 1 (0.79%) iPhone
10 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.79%) Replication
10 1 (0.79%) Social Media
10 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.30%) Unix
2 1 (0.79%) CentOS
2 1 (0.79%) Linux
2 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (75.59%) Machine Learning
2 73 (57.48%) Data Science
3 51 (40.16%) Artificial Intelligence
4 49 (38.58%) Analytics
5 33 (25.98%) Mathematics
6 32 (25.20%) Visualisation
7 25 (19.69%) Deep Learning
8 21 (16.54%) Data Visualisation
8 21 (16.54%) ETL
9 19 (14.96%) Software Engineering
10 18 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (13.39%) Predictive Modelling
11 17 (13.39%) Statistics
12 15 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (10.24%) Applied Mathematics
14 12 (9.45%) Data Engineering
14 12 (9.45%) Neural Network
14 12 (9.45%) Prototyping
14 12 (9.45%) Sentiment Analysis
15 11 (8.66%) Random Forest
Programming Languages
1 78 (61.42%) Python
2 48 (37.80%) R
3 39 (30.71%) Java
4 32 (25.20%) SQL
5 25 (19.69%) Scala
6 21 (16.54%) JavaScript
7 17 (13.39%) MATLAB
8 14 (11.02%) Java 8
9 7 (5.51%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.51%) Perl
10 4 (3.15%) C++
11 3 (2.36%) C#
12 2 (1.57%) C
12 2 (1.57%) VBA
13 1 (0.79%) PHP
13 1 (0.79%) Ruby
13 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (18.90%) PhD
2 16 (12.60%) Degree
3 7 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.94%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) Data Quality
2 9 (7.09%) QA
3 2 (1.57%) ISO 20022
3 2 (1.57%) PSD2
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (6.30%) Apache Flume
2 7 (5.51%) HDFS
3 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (4.72%) Ansible
3 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (11.02%) Hortonworks
2 11 (8.66%) Tableau
3 6 (4.72%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.72%) Google
3 6 (4.72%) Oracle
4 3 (2.36%) Alteryx
5 2 (1.57%) Databricks
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.79%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.79%) MapR
6 1 (0.79%) SAP