Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 311 356
Rank change year-on-year +76 +45 +30
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 150 59 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.89% 0.37% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.44% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 36 16
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +22.45% -27.94%
10th Percentile £358 £310 £350
90th Percentile £675 £500 £663
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +46.34% -
10th Percentile £20.09 £16.25 £19.25
90th Percentile £51.65 £77.50 £21.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year +50.00% +18.81% -68.44%

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 14,393 13,542 15,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.64% 84.17% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,589 7,856 9,360
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 494 562
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.09% +3.41%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +25 48 £500 +29.03% 8
Thames Valley +14 48 £475 -2.56% 61
Berkshire +15 37 £475 +11.76% 20
Surrey -12 28 £475 +15.85% 8
West Sussex +6 13 £475 -11.63%
Oxfordshire -7 9 £400 -20.00% 37
East Sussex - 6 £575 - 1
Middlesex - 4 £203 - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 2 - - 4
Sussex - 2 £525 -
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 88 (58.67%) Python
2 68 (45.33%) Analytics
3 65 (43.33%) Data Science
4 51 (34.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 50 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (30.67%) Big Data
7 44 (29.33%) SQL
7 44 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
8 43 (28.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 43 (28.67%) R
9 41 (27.33%) Mathematics
10 40 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (25.33%) Degree
12 36 (24.00%) Computer Science
13 35 (23.33%) Visualisation
14 33 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (20.67%) Azure Machine Learning
16 30 (20.00%) Software Engineering
17 28 (18.67%) NoSQL
17 28 (18.67%) Microsoft
17 28 (18.67%) Apache Spark
18 25 (16.67%) JavaScript
18 25 (16.67%) Statistics
19 24 (16.00%) Deep Learning
19 24 (16.00%) Power BI
20 23 (15.33%) Tableau
20 23 (15.33%) Scrum
21 22 (14.67%) C#
21 22 (14.67%) Linux
21 22 (14.67%) Hadoop

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 28 (18.67%) Apache Spark
2 19 (12.67%) Jupyter
3 11 (7.33%) Apache Solr
3 11 (7.33%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (6.00%) Apache
5 8 (5.33%) SAS
6 3 (2.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.33%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.67%) Confluence
8 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.67%) GIMP
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.67%) SPSS
2 1 (0.67%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.67%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 44 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (28.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (20.67%) Azure Machine Learning
4 14 (9.33%) Data Lake Analytics
5 12 (8.00%) Serverless
6 9 (6.00%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (4.67%) PaaS
8 6 (4.00%) Azure Functions
8 6 (4.00%) SaaS
9 5 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.33%) Amazon S3
10 3 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (2.00%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (2.00%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (2.00%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 3 (2.00%) GitHub
10 3 (2.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.00%) HTTP
2 3 (2.00%) SSL
2 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.67%) DAB
3 1 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (30.67%) Big Data
2 28 (18.67%) NoSQL
3 24 (16.00%) Power BI
4 22 (14.67%) Hadoop
5 20 (13.33%) Data Lake
6 18 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (12.00%) Data Mining
7 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
8 16 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (8.67%) Geospatial Data
9 13 (8.67%) MongoDB
10 11 (7.33%) Relational Database
11 10 (6.67%) MySQL
11 10 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (5.33%) HDInsight
12 8 (5.33%) Neo4j
13 7 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (4.67%) Redis
14 5 (3.33%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 14 (9.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (7.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.67%) JIRA
5 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.67%) Subversion
6 1 (0.67%) Xcode
6 1 (0.67%) YouTrack
General
1 13 (8.67%) Games
2 10 (6.67%) Marketing
3 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.00%) Retail
5 2 (1.33%) Electronics
5 2 (1.33%) Finance
5 2 (1.33%) German Language
5 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (30.00%) Data Scientist
2 44 (29.33%) Developer
3 16 (10.67%) Architect
4 8 (5.33%) Analyst
4 8 (5.33%) Azure Developer
5 7 (4.67%) Business Analyst
5 7 (4.67%) C# Developer
5 7 (4.67%) Scala Developer
6 6 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (4.00%) Business IT Analyst
6 6 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.00%) IT Analyst
6 6 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (3.33%) Data Architect
7 5 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 4 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (2.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.00%) .NET
2 20 (13.33%) Kafka
3 19 (12.67%) Pandas
4 16 (10.67%) Natural Language Processing
4 16 (10.67%) TensorFlow
5 14 (9.33%) JSON
6 13 (8.67%) D3.js
6 13 (8.67%) HTML
7 11 (7.33%) PySpark
8 10 (6.67%) CSS
8 10 (6.67%) Matplotlib
8 10 (6.67%) NumPy
8 10 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 10 (6.67%) Unreal Engine
9 9 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (6.00%) Keras
10 8 (5.33%) AngularJS
10 8 (5.33%) Lucene
10 8 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (4.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 33 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (11.33%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.33%) User Experience
5 6 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.00%) PMI
6 5 (3.33%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.00%) Life Science
9 2 (1.33%) Blog
9 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.33%) Robotics
10 1 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.67%) GPGPU
10 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.67%) Replication
10 1 (0.67%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.67%) Linux
2 9 (6.00%) Windows
3 7 (4.67%) Android
4 6 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.67%) Unix
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (45.33%) Analytics
2 65 (43.33%) Data Science
3 51 (34.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 50 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (27.33%) Mathematics
6 40 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (23.33%) Visualisation
8 30 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 25 (16.67%) Statistics
10 24 (16.00%) Deep Learning
11 23 (15.33%) Scrum
12 22 (14.67%) Open Source
13 17 (11.33%) Project Management
14 16 (10.67%) Predictive Analysis
15 15 (10.00%) Data Analysis
15 15 (10.00%) SDLC
15 15 (10.00%) Sentiment Analysis
15 15 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
16 14 (9.33%) Data Modelling
16 14 (9.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 88 (58.67%) Python
2 44 (29.33%) SQL
3 43 (28.67%) R
4 25 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 22 (14.67%) C#
6 20 (13.33%) Java
7 15 (10.00%) C++
8 14 (9.33%) Scala
9 8 (5.33%) C
9 8 (5.33%) U-SQL
10 7 (4.67%) TypeScript
11 5 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.67%) Go
12 4 (2.67%) Lua
12 4 (2.67%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.00%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.33%) Groovy
14 2 (1.33%) Perl
14 2 (1.33%) VB
14 2 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (25.33%) Degree
2 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.67%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (4.67%) PhD
5 6 (4.00%) CBAP
5 6 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.33%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) MCSA
7 1 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.00%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.00%) GDPR
3 3 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) Docker
2 4 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.33%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.00%) Puppet
2 6 (4.00%) Terraform
3 5 (3.33%) Mesos
4 3 (2.00%) Ansible
5 2 (1.33%) Kibana
5 2 (1.33%) logstash
6 1 (0.67%) SCCM
6 1 (0.67%) SCOM
6 1 (0.67%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.33%) Tableau
3 17 (11.33%) Oracle
4 5 (3.33%) Rackspace
5 4 (2.67%) Alteryx
5 4 (2.67%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.00%) Databricks
6 3 (2.00%) Splunk
6 3 (2.00%) Talend
7 2 (1.33%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.67%) Automation Anywhere
8 1 (0.67%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.67%) BMC
8 1 (0.67%) CA
8 1 (0.67%) Dataiku
8 1 (0.67%) HP
8 1 (0.67%) RapidMiner
8 1 (0.67%) SAP
8 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.67%) UiPath