Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Machine Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Machine Learning over the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Machine Learning
England > South East
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 308 358
Rank change year-on-year +26 +50 +18
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 95 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.36% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 14
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -23.08% +131.11%
10th Percentile £381 £306 £350
90th Percentile £590 £665 £620
England median daily rate £550 £525 £538
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -12.37% -
10th Percentile £22.10 £16.25 £44.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £77.50 £52.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -55.88%

Machine Learning 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 14,241 12,868 14,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.58% 83.26% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,401 7,471 9,167
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 500 563
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.62 £11.66
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +11.90%

Machine Learning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Machine Learning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Machine Learning in the South East

Machine Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Machine Learning in the South East

Machine Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Machine Learning in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Machine Learning in the South East

Machine Learning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Machine Learning in the South East

Machine Learning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Machine Learning in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Machine Learning in the South East

Machine Learning
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 Machine Learning within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 May 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
Hampshire +17 34 £500 +25.00% 15
Thames Valley 0 31 £475 -1.30% 63
Berkshire +4 22 £475 +18.75% 27
Surrey -20 19 £430 +34.38% 7
West Sussex +1 7 £475 - 2
Oxfordshire -5 7 £450 -6.49% 32
Buckinghamshire -3 2 - - 4
East Sussex - 2 £500 - 4
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning.

1 71 (74.74%) Python
2 53 (55.79%) Data Science
3 51 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (50.53%) Analytics
5 45 (47.37%) R
6 37 (38.95%) Visualisation
7 36 (37.89%) Amazon AWS
7 36 (37.89%) Mathematics
8 32 (33.68%) Software Engineering
8 32 (33.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 32 (33.68%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (32.63%) Tableau
10 29 (30.53%) Data Mining
11 27 (28.42%) Data Analysis
12 26 (27.37%) Artificial Intelligence
12 26 (27.37%) Statistics
13 25 (26.32%) Degree
13 25 (26.32%) Decision-Making
14 24 (25.26%) Computer Science
14 24 (25.26%) Trend Analysis
14 24 (25.26%) Open Source
14 24 (25.26%) Pandas
14 24 (25.26%) Jupyter
15 23 (24.21%) Big Data
15 23 (24.21%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (23.16%) Data Cleansing
16 22 (23.16%) Sentiment Analysis
16 22 (23.16%) Predictive Analysis
17 21 (22.11%) NumPy
17 21 (22.11%) Matplotlib

Machine Learning
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 24 (25.26%) Jupyter
2 18 (18.95%) Apache Spark
3 10 (10.53%) Apache
4 6 (6.32%) SAS
5 3 (3.16%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.11%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.11%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon Alexa
7 1 (1.05%) Confluence
7 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) SPSS
2 1 (1.05%) GIMP
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.05%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.05%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 36 (37.89%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (33.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.58%) Azure Machine Learning
4 7 (7.37%) PaaS
5 5 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (5.26%) Data Lake Analytics
5 5 (5.26%) Firebase
6 4 (4.21%) Serverless
7 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.16%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 3 (3.16%) GitHub
7 3 (3.16%) SaaS
8 2 (2.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.53%) Data Mining
2 23 (24.21%) Big Data
3 18 (18.95%) Power BI
4 13 (13.68%) Hadoop
5 11 (11.58%) Geospatial Data
6 10 (10.53%) Spotfire
7 9 (9.47%) Data Lake
7 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (9.47%) NoSQL
8 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
9 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
10 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
10 5 (5.26%) MySQL
10 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (4.21%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (4.21%) HDInsight
12 3 (3.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (3.16%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.21%) JIRA
2 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.05%) Xcode
3 1 (1.05%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (18.95%) Games
2 4 (4.21%) Marketing
3 3 (3.16%) Electronics
3 3 (3.16%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (47.37%) Data Scientist
2 28 (29.47%) Developer
3 7 (7.37%) Software Developer
4 6 (6.32%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Backend Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (3.16%) Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Azure Developer
7 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.16%) Data Architect
7 3 (3.16%) Data Visualisation Expert
7 3 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.11%) Consultant
8 2 (2.11%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.11%) Project Leader
8 2 (2.11%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.11%) Senior Data Scientist
8 2 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) Pandas
2 21 (22.11%) Matplotlib
2 21 (22.11%) NumPy
3 17 (17.89%) D3.js
3 17 (17.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 17 (17.89%) Unreal Engine
4 9 (9.47%) PySpark
5 7 (7.37%) React
6 5 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.26%) Lambda Expressions
6 5 (5.26%) Node.js
6 5 (5.26%) TensorFlow
7 4 (4.21%) .NET
7 4 (4.21%) Redux
7 4 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (3.16%) CSS
8 3 (3.16%) HTML
8 3 (3.16%) JSON
8 3 (3.16%) Kafka
8 3 (3.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (33.68%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (25.26%) Computer Science
3 12 (12.63%) User Experience
4 10 (10.53%) Mobile App
5 9 (9.47%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.16%) iPad
7 2 (2.11%) Blog
7 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.05%) Life Science
8 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.05%) Replication
8 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.05%) Smart Home
8 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.32%) Linux
1 6 (6.32%) Windows
2 1 (1.05%) Android
2 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.05%) Unix
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (55.79%) Data Science
2 51 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (50.53%) Analytics
4 37 (38.95%) Visualisation
5 36 (37.89%) Mathematics
6 32 (33.68%) Software Engineering
7 27 (28.42%) Data Analysis
8 26 (27.37%) Artificial Intelligence
8 26 (27.37%) Statistics
9 25 (26.32%) Decision-Making
10 24 (25.26%) Open Source
10 24 (25.26%) Trend Analysis
11 23 (24.21%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (23.16%) Data Cleansing
12 22 (23.16%) Predictive Analysis
12 22 (23.16%) Sentiment Analysis
13 19 (20.00%) Scrum
14 17 (17.89%) Quantitative Analysis
15 16 (16.84%) Collaborative Working
16 14 (14.74%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (74.74%) Python
2 45 (47.37%) R
3 20 (21.05%) Java
4 17 (17.89%) SQL
5 14 (14.74%) Scala
6 13 (13.68%) JavaScript
7 12 (12.63%) C++
8 6 (6.32%) C
8 6 (6.32%) C#
8 6 (6.32%) Go
9 4 (4.21%) Lua
9 4 (4.21%) MATLAB
9 4 (4.21%) U-SQL
10 3 (3.16%) Java 8
10 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.11%) PHP
11 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (26.32%) Degree
2 17 (17.89%) Security Cleared
3 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.21%) Master's Degree
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) GDPR
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.16%) Docker
2 3 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.16%) Puppet
1 3 (3.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (32.63%) Tableau
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.37%) Oracle
4 5 (5.26%) Google
5 4 (4.21%) Alteryx
6 3 (3.16%) Cloudera
6 3 (3.16%) Databricks
7 2 (2.11%) MapR
7 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.11%) SAP
7 2 (2.11%) Talend
8 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.05%) Dataiku
8 1 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.05%) RapidMiner
8 1 (1.05%) Teradata
8 1 (1.05%) VMware