Period
to 17 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 315 330
Rank change year-on-year +22 +15 +44
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 79 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 43
South East median daily rate £506 £600 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +15.38% +131.11%
10th Percentile £362 £345 £470
90th Percentile £599 £825 £585
England median daily rate £525 £550 £520
% change year-on-year -4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £55.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.84% +13.40% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +73.08% -45.26% -

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 13,823 12,647 14,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.16% 81.91% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,292 7,504 8,914
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £252
90th Percentile £588 £574 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 515 622
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.23% +52.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.00 £52.73
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -16 29 £500 -16.67% 58
Hampshire +27 25 £526 -15.84% 9
Surrey -3 18 £450 +28.57% 13
Berkshire -7 18 £495 -17.50% 15
Oxfordshire -9 9 £500 +2.56% 39
East Sussex - 3 £500 - 4
Buckinghamshire -25 2 £675 +12.50% 4
M4 Corridor - 2 £350 -
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 58 (73.42%) Python
2 54 (68.35%) Data Science
3 42 (53.16%) R
4 39 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (44.30%) Analytics
6 34 (43.04%) Visualisation
7 32 (40.51%) Mathematics
8 28 (35.44%) Degree
8 28 (35.44%) Statistics
9 27 (34.18%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (32.91%) Tableau
11 25 (31.65%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (30.38%) NumPy
12 24 (30.38%) Data Mining
13 23 (29.11%) Pandas
14 22 (27.85%) Jupyter
14 22 (27.85%) Data Analysis
14 22 (27.85%) Computer Science
15 21 (26.58%) Software Engineering
15 21 (26.58%) Data Cleansing
15 21 (26.58%) Matplotlib
15 21 (26.58%) Trend Analysis
15 21 (26.58%) Big Data
16 20 (25.32%) D3.js
17 19 (24.05%) Predictive Analysis
17 19 (24.05%) Sentiment Analysis
18 17 (21.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 17 (21.52%) Unreal Engine
18 17 (21.52%) Open Source
18 17 (21.52%) Quantitative Analysis

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 22 (27.85%) Jupyter
2 16 (20.25%) Apache Spark
3 13 (16.46%) Apache
4 8 (10.13%) SAS
5 4 (5.06%) Apache Pig
6 3 (3.80%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.27%) Documentum
7 1 (1.27%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (1.27%) GeoServer
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) SPSS
1 3 (3.80%) Stata
2 1 (1.27%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 27 (34.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.33%) Firebase
4 2 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.53%) Bluemix
4 2 (2.53%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) PaaS
4 2 (2.53%) SaaS
4 2 (2.53%) Serverless
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.27%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) SMS
2 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.38%) Data Mining
2 21 (26.58%) Big Data
3 10 (12.66%) Hadoop
4 9 (11.39%) Power BI
5 8 (10.13%) Spotfire
6 6 (7.59%) Geospatial Data
6 6 (7.59%) HBase
6 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
7 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
8 4 (5.06%) Apache Hive
9 3 (3.80%) GIS
9 3 (3.80%) Mahout
9 3 (3.80%) QGIS
9 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
9 3 (3.80%) SAS EBI
9 3 (3.80%) Spatial Data
9 3 (3.80%) Text Mining
10 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (2.53%) Data Lake
10 2 (2.53%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (21.52%) Games
2 4 (5.06%) Electronics
3 3 (3.80%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Data Scientist
2 15 (18.99%) Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
4 5 (6.33%) Architect
4 5 (6.33%) Data Analyst
4 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Big Data Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Data Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Java Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Data Visualisation Expert
6 3 (3.80%) Python Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Spatial Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.53%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.53%) Telecoms Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.38%) NumPy
2 23 (29.11%) Pandas
3 21 (26.58%) Matplotlib
4 20 (25.32%) D3.js
5 17 (21.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 17 (21.52%) Unreal Engine
6 7 (8.86%) Node.js
7 6 (7.59%) React
7 6 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (6.33%) Lambda Expressions
8 5 (6.33%) PySpark
9 4 (5.06%) AngularJS
9 4 (5.06%) Redux
10 3 (3.80%) Django
10 3 (3.80%) Kafka
10 3 (3.80%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (3.80%) scikit-learn
10 3 (3.80%) Web Services
11 2 (2.53%) CSS
11 2 (2.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.65%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (27.85%) Computer Science
3 9 (11.39%) Algorithms
4 7 (8.86%) User Experience
5 6 (7.59%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.80%) iPad
7 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.53%) Android
2 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (68.35%) Data Science
2 39 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (44.30%) Analytics
4 34 (43.04%) Visualisation
5 32 (40.51%) Mathematics
6 28 (35.44%) Statistics
7 22 (27.85%) Data Analysis
8 21 (26.58%) Data Cleansing
8 21 (26.58%) Software Engineering
8 21 (26.58%) Trend Analysis
9 19 (24.05%) Predictive Analysis
9 19 (24.05%) Sentiment Analysis
10 17 (21.52%) Open Source
10 17 (21.52%) Quantitative Analysis
11 16 (20.25%) Scrum
12 15 (18.99%) Collaborative Working
13 14 (17.72%) Kanban
14 12 (15.19%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (13.92%) TDD
16 10 (12.66%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 58 (73.42%) Python
2 42 (53.16%) R
3 17 (21.52%) Java
4 12 (15.19%) Scala
4 12 (15.19%) SQL
5 11 (13.92%) C++
6 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.33%) C
7 5 (6.33%) C#
7 5 (6.33%) Go
7 5 (6.33%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.53%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.53%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.27%) ES6
9 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (35.44%) Degree
2 14 (17.72%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (5.06%) Master's Degree
6 3 (3.80%) Postgraduate
7 2 (2.53%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (2.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) GDPR
2 2 (2.53%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.53%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Mesos
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) Tableau
2 6 (7.59%) Google
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
4 2 (2.53%) MapR
4 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.27%) Facebook
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Talend
5 1 (1.27%) Twitter