Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 319 339
Rank change year-on-year +97 +20 +6
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 173 57 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.05% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 41 27
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.04% +10.58%
10th Percentile £320 £350 £360
90th Percentile £675 £598 £825
England median daily rate £550 £548 £505
% change year-on-year +0.46% +8.42% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
South East median hourly rate £33.97 £19.34 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.62% -5.66% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £19.34 £19.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £39.05 £21.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.17 £26.00
% change year-on-year +39.88% +23.73% -60.00%

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 14,240 14,194 14,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.23% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,584 8,485 8,496
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 471 580
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -10.00% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Thames Valley +37 62 £475 -5.00% 53
Berkshire +24 49 £475 +5.56% 20
Hampshire +7 43 £600 +20.00% 13
Surrey +8 33 £488 -2.50% 12
Oxfordshire +7 13 £408 -18.50% 29
East Sussex +2 12 £600 +20.00% 2
West Sussex +1 10 £500 -6.98% 3
Middlesex - 9 £203 -
Sussex - 2 £525 -
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 93 (53.76%) Python
2 77 (44.51%) Analytics
3 70 (40.46%) Data Science
4 62 (35.84%) Big Data
5 58 (33.53%) Artificial Intelligence
6 55 (31.79%) SQL
7 49 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (26.01%) Amazon AWS
9 42 (24.28%) R
10 41 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (21.97%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (21.97%) Computer Science
12 37 (21.39%) Degree
13 33 (19.08%) Microsoft
13 33 (19.08%) Linux
13 33 (19.08%) Hadoop
14 32 (18.50%) Visualisation
14 32 (18.50%) Apache Spark
15 31 (17.92%) Mathematics
16 29 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (16.18%) Natural Language Processing
17 28 (16.18%) Java
18 26 (15.03%) JavaScript
18 26 (15.03%) Deep Learning
19 25 (14.45%) Azure Machine Learning
19 25 (14.45%) Scrum
20 24 (13.87%) C#
20 24 (13.87%) Kafka
20 24 (13.87%) NoSQL
21 23 (13.29%) Data Analytics

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 32 (18.50%) Apache Spark
2 17 (9.83%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (7.51%) Jupyter
4 12 (6.94%) Apache Solr
5 9 (5.20%) SAS
6 6 (3.47%) Apache
7 5 (2.89%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.31%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Chatbot
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.73%) Simulink
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.58%) SPSS
5 1 (0.58%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 45 (26.01%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (14.45%) Azure Machine Learning
4 13 (7.51%) Serverless
5 11 (6.36%) Data Lake Analytics
5 11 (6.36%) PaaS
6 9 (5.20%) Azure Data Factory
6 9 (5.20%) IaaS
7 8 (4.62%) Amazon S3
8 7 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (3.47%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.89%) Apigee
10 5 (2.89%) Route 53
11 4 (2.31%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (1.73%) Amazon SageMaker
12 3 (1.73%) SaaS
12 3 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.51%) HTTP
2 10 (5.78%) SSL
3 9 (5.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.89%) Internet
4 5 (2.89%) Skype
5 4 (2.31%) Firewall
5 4 (2.31%) SSH
6 2 (1.16%) DAB
6 2 (1.16%) DNS
6 2 (1.16%) VPN
7 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (35.84%) Big Data
2 33 (19.08%) Hadoop
3 24 (13.87%) NoSQL
4 23 (13.29%) Power BI
5 21 (12.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (9.83%) Data Lake
7 14 (8.09%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (8.09%) SQL Server
8 12 (6.94%) MongoDB
9 11 (6.36%) Data Mining
10 10 (5.78%) Apache Hive
10 10 (5.78%) Relational Database
11 9 (5.20%) HDInsight
11 9 (5.20%) Neo4j
11 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (4.62%) Geospatial Data
12 8 (4.62%) Redis
13 7 (4.05%) Flink
13 7 (4.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (7.51%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (2.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.58%) JIRA
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 9 (5.20%) Marketing
1 9 (5.20%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.47%) Games
2 6 (3.47%) Legal
2 6 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.89%) Finance
4 4 (2.31%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) German Language
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (24.28%) Developer
2 40 (23.12%) Data Scientist
3 21 (12.14%) Architect
4 17 (9.83%) Analyst
5 15 (8.67%) Data Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) Big Data Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Azure Developer
8 8 (4.62%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.62%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.62%) Consultant
9 7 (4.05%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Business IT Analyst
9 7 (4.05%) Data Architect
9 7 (4.05%) IT Analyst
9 7 (4.05%) IT Business Analyst
9 7 (4.05%) Scala Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (3.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.18%) Natural Language Processing
2 24 (13.87%) Kafka
3 20 (11.56%) .NET
4 18 (10.40%) TensorFlow
5 17 (9.83%) JSON
6 15 (8.67%) HTML
7 14 (8.09%) Node.js
8 12 (6.94%) Pandas
9 10 (5.78%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (5.78%) PySpark
10 9 (5.20%) .NET Core
10 9 (5.20%) .NET Framework
10 9 (5.20%) Keras
10 9 (5.20%) Lucene
10 9 (5.20%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (5.20%) React
10 9 (5.20%) SignalR
11 8 (4.62%) jQuery
11 8 (4.62%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.97%) Computer Science
2 29 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (12.14%) Algorithms
4 7 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.05%) PMI
5 6 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.89%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.73%) Life Science
7 3 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.73%) Social Media
8 2 (1.16%) CMDB
8 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.16%) Robotics
9 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.58%) GPGPU
9 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.58%) User Experience
9 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.08%) Linux
2 10 (5.78%) Windows
3 8 (4.62%) Android
3 8 (4.62%) CentOS
3 8 (4.62%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.47%) Unix
5 5 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (44.51%) Analytics
2 70 (40.46%) Data Science
3 58 (33.53%) Artificial Intelligence
4 49 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (21.97%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (18.50%) Visualisation
7 31 (17.92%) Mathematics
8 26 (15.03%) Deep Learning
9 25 (14.45%) Scrum
10 23 (13.29%) Data Analytics
11 22 (12.72%) Software Engineering
11 22 (12.72%) Statistics
12 19 (10.98%) Open Source
13 17 (9.83%) DevOps
14 16 (9.25%) Project Management
15 15 (8.67%) Kanban
16 14 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (8.09%) SDLC
17 12 (6.94%) Conversational UI
17 12 (6.94%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 93 (53.76%) Python
2 55 (31.79%) SQL
3 42 (24.28%) R
4 28 (16.18%) Java
5 26 (15.03%) JavaScript
6 24 (13.87%) C#
7 18 (10.40%) C++
8 14 (8.09%) Scala
9 13 (7.51%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.05%) C
10 7 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.47%) MATLAB
11 6 (3.47%) U-SQL
12 5 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.89%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.31%) Go
14 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.16%) Groovy
15 2 (1.16%) Perl
15 2 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (21.39%) Degree
2 12 (6.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (5.78%) PhD
4 9 (5.20%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.62%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (4.05%) CBAP
6 7 (4.05%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.47%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.89%) Master's Degree
8 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.58%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.58%) MCSA
10 1 (0.58%) MCSE
10 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.09%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.05%) GDPR
3 5 (2.89%) PMO
4 2 (1.16%) COBIT
4 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.16%) QA
4 2 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (8.67%) Docker
2 6 (3.47%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (7.51%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.62%) Ansible
3 5 (2.89%) Mesos
3 5 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.89%) Puppet
3 5 (2.89%) Terraform
4 4 (2.31%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (2.31%) Oozie
5 3 (1.73%) Kibana
5 3 (1.73%) logstash
6 1 (0.58%) Packer
6 1 (0.58%) SCCM
6 1 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.83%) Tableau
3 13 (7.51%) Oracle
4 8 (4.62%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.89%) Rackspace
6 4 (2.31%) SAP
7 3 (1.73%) Splunk
8 2 (1.16%) Apple
8 2 (1.16%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.16%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.16%) Pega
8 2 (1.16%) Progress
8 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.58%) BMC
9 1 (0.58%) CA
9 1 (0.58%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.58%) HP
9 1 (0.58%) Intel
9 1 (0.58%) Remedy
9 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com