Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Scientist
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 356 389
Rank change year-on-year +3 +33 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 24 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.15% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 4
South East median daily rate £538 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £360 £286
90th Percentile £638 £650 £634
England median daily rate £531 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.08% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15922 15769 18594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.99% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9446 9385 10896
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £240 £226 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in the South East

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Scientist in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Scientist in the South East

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Scientist in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Scientist in the South East

Data Scientist
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 Scientist within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Surrey -13 8 £550 -
Hampshire +11 7 £425 +16.44% 1
Thames Valley -9 5 £550 -4.35% 3
East Sussex - 4 £500 -
Berkshire +7 3 £550 -4.35% 1
Buckinghamshire -25 1 £675 +12.50%
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 - 2
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 21 (87.50%) Python
2 16 (66.67%) R
3 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (58.33%) Apache Spark
4 13 (54.17%) Hadoop
5 12 (50.00%) Big Data
6 11 (45.83%) SQL
7 10 (41.67%) Statistics
8 9 (37.50%) Mathematics
8 9 (37.50%) Visualisation
9 8 (33.33%) Degree
9 8 (33.33%) Analytics
9 8 (33.33%) Machine Learning
10 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
11 6 (25.00%) Physics
11 6 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
11 6 (25.00%) Neo4j
11 6 (25.00%) Apache Hive
11 6 (25.00%) Scala
12 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
12 5 (20.83%) Apache Pig
12 5 (20.83%) Statistical Modelling
13 4 (16.67%) Pandas
13 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
13 4 (16.67%) NumPy
13 4 (16.67%) HBase
13 4 (16.67%) Oracle
13 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
14 3 (12.50%) ETL

Data Scientist Skill Set
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 14 (58.33%) Apache Spark
2 5 (20.83%) Apache Pig
3 3 (12.50%) Apache
3 3 (12.50%) Jupyter
4 2 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) Hadoop
2 12 (50.00%) Big Data
3 6 (25.00%) Apache Hive
3 6 (25.00%) Neo4j
4 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
5 4 (16.67%) HBase
5 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (12.50%) Mahout
6 3 (12.50%) MS Access
7 2 (8.33%) Impala
7 2 (8.33%) Text Mining
8 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (4.17%) BigQuery
8 1 (4.17%) Data Lake
8 1 (4.17%) Flink
8 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (4.17%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) NumPy
1 4 (16.67%) Pandas
2 3 (12.50%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (12.50%) scikit-learn
3 2 (8.33%) D3.js
3 2 (8.33%) Matplotlib
3 2 (8.33%) Seaborn
3 2 (8.33%) SparkR
4 1 (4.17%) Bokeh
4 1 (4.17%) ggplot
4 1 (4.17%) Kafka
4 1 (4.17%) OpenCV
4 1 (4.17%) PyMC3
4 1 (4.17%) PySpark
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.33%) Life Science
4 1 (4.17%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Statistics
2 9 (37.50%) Mathematics
2 9 (37.50%) Visualisation
3 8 (33.33%) Analytics
3 8 (33.33%) Machine Learning
4 6 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
4 6 (25.00%) Physics
5 5 (20.83%) Statistical Modelling
6 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) Actionable Insight
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) MapReduce
8 2 (8.33%) Biostatistics
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) Economics
8 2 (8.33%) Linear Regression
8 2 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
8 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) Python
2 16 (66.67%) R
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Scala
5 3 (12.50%) C++
5 3 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 3 (12.50%) VBA
6 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Cloudera
2 2 (8.33%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) BMC
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow