Period
to 28 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 28 October 2020 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.

Data Science
England > South East
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 168 248
Rank change year-on-year +40 +80 +49
Contract jobs citing Data Science 36 200 152
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.46% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.68% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 155 96
Median daily rate £475 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £300 £388 £350
90th Percentile £620 £675 £658
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.33 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.97% +191.56% -75.13%
England median hourly rate £23.59 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -32.61% +16.67% -33.33%

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,112 11,887 14,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.64% 86.66% 86.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,851 7,025 8,556
Median daily rate £463 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £275
90th Percentile £638 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 495 492
Median hourly rate £31.61 £31.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +16.67% +22.73%
10th Percentile £11.46 £13.05 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £71.70 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -10.64%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Data Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in the South East

Data Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Science in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Data Science in the South East

Data Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Science in the South East over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Science in the South East

Data Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Science in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Data Science in the South East

Data Science
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 October 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
Thames Valley +81 13 £475 -20.17% 6
Hampshire +11 13 £475 -9.52% 5
Berkshire +72 9 £475 -20.83% 2
Surrey +59 6 £314 -36.46%
Buckinghamshire +48 3 £475 -9.52%
East Sussex +20 2 £400 -23.81% 1
Oxfordshire +34 1 £525 +16.67% 4
West Sussex +28 1 £600 +26.32% 2
Data Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Data Science 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 22 (61.11%) Python
2 17 (47.22%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) Machine Learning
4 13 (36.11%) Azure
5 12 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 11 (30.56%) Mathematics
6 11 (30.56%) Analytics
7 10 (27.78%) AWS
7 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 10 (27.78%) Statistics
8 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) Big Data
9 8 (22.22%) R
9 8 (22.22%) Apache Spark
10 7 (19.44%) Data Engineering
10 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
10 7 (19.44%) GCP
10 7 (19.44%) Visualisation
10 7 (19.44%) Degree
11 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.89%) TensorFlow
12 5 (13.89%) Tableau
12 5 (13.89%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
12 5 (13.89%) Applied Mathematics
12 5 (13.89%) ETL
12 5 (13.89%) PyTorch
13 4 (11.11%) Public Sector

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (22.22%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Azure
2 10 (27.78%) AWS
3 7 (19.44%) GCP
4 2 (5.56%) GitHub
4 2 (5.56%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.78%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Big Data
2 5 (13.89%) Tableau
3 4 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 3 (8.33%) Apache Hive
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.56%) Impala
5 2 (5.56%) Power BI
6 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.78%) DataStage
6 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) GitLab
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 4 (11.11%) Public Sector
2 3 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Police
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 8 (22.22%) Data Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Data Scientist
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Python Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Head of Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Head of Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) Junior
7 1 (2.78%) Junior Data Scientist
7 1 (2.78%) React Developer
7 1 (2.78%) SIEM Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) PyTorch
1 5 (13.89%) TensorFlow
2 3 (8.33%) Keras
3 2 (5.56%) D3.js
3 2 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (5.56%) Grok
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) Kafka
3 2 (5.56%) NumPy
3 2 (5.56%) Pandas
3 2 (5.56%) scikit-learn
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.78%) React
4 1 (2.78%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.33%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Machine Learning
2 12 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 11 (30.56%) Analytics
3 11 (30.56%) Mathematics
4 10 (27.78%) Statistics
5 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (19.44%) Data Engineering
6 7 (19.44%) Visualisation
7 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.89%) Applied Mathematics
8 5 (13.89%) ETL
8 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
8 5 (13.89%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) Data Management
10 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Python
2 17 (47.22%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) R
4 4 (11.11%) Scala
5 2 (5.56%) Java
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) PhD
5 1 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Kibana
1 2 (5.56%) logstash
2 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Teradata
3 2 (5.56%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Databricks
4 1 (2.78%) Facebook
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) SAP