Period
to 7 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Data Scientist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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.

Senior Data Scientist
England > South East
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 381 379
Rank change year-on-year +128 -2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Data Scientist 21 3 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.019% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.020% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 1
Median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £525 £475
90th Percentile £671 £575 £525
England median daily rate £575 £575 £563
% change year-on-year - +2.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 8,951 14,881 15,890
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.46% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,249 9,016 9,316
Median daily rate £436 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.09% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 615 614
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.85 £51.15 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.27% -

Senior Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Data Scientist in the South East

Senior Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Data Scientist in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Senior Data Scientist in the South East

Senior Data Scientist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Data Scientist in the South East over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Data Scientist in the South East

Senior 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 Senior Data Scientist within the South East region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. 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 +73 12 £595 +8.18%
East Sussex - 8 £425 -
Berkshire - 4 £610 - 4
Thames Valley - 4 £610 - 4
Senior Data Scientist
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, Senior Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Senior Data Scientist in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Data Science
2 18 (85.71%) Analytics
3 17 (80.95%) Machine Learning
3 17 (80.95%) Visualisation
4 16 (76.19%) Data Visualisation
5 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (66.67%) Mathematics
5 14 (66.67%) Python
6 13 (61.90%) SQL
7 12 (57.14%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (57.14%) Apache Spark
8 11 (52.38%) Deep Learning
9 10 (47.62%) Jupyter
9 10 (47.62%) Azure
10 8 (38.10%) Statistics
10 8 (38.10%) Algorithms
10 8 (38.10%) Tableau
10 8 (38.10%) Big Data
10 8 (38.10%) Data Analytics
11 7 (33.33%) NumPy
11 7 (33.33%) PaaS
11 7 (33.33%) Pandas
11 7 (33.33%) Azure Machine Learning
11 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 7 (33.33%) GIS
11 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (33.33%) PySpark
12 6 (28.57%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (28.57%) Numerate Degree

Senior 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 12 (57.14%) Apache Spark
2 10 (47.62%) Jupyter
3 6 (28.57%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP CRM
1 3 (14.29%) SAP ERP
1 3 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Azure
2 7 (33.33%) Azure Machine Learning
2 7 (33.33%) PaaS
3 6 (28.57%) AWS
3 6 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Big Data
2 7 (33.33%) GIS
3 6 (28.57%) Data Mining
3 6 (28.57%) Geospatial Data
3 6 (28.57%) Hadoop
3 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) NumPy
1 7 (33.33%) Pandas
1 7 (33.33%) PySpark
2 6 (28.57%) Keras
2 6 (28.57%) scikit-learn
2 6 (28.57%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Algorithms
2 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Lidar
3 5 (23.81%) Smart City
4 3 (14.29%) Analytical Mindset
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Data Science
2 18 (85.71%) Analytics
3 17 (80.95%) Machine Learning
3 17 (80.95%) Visualisation
4 16 (76.19%) Data Visualisation
5 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (66.67%) Mathematics
6 12 (57.14%) Artificial Intelligence
7 11 (52.38%) Deep Learning
8 8 (38.10%) Data Analytics
8 8 (38.10%) Statistics
9 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (28.57%) Applied Mathematics
10 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
10 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
10 6 (28.57%) Data Munging
10 6 (28.57%) Physics
10 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (28.57%) Telematics
10 6 (28.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Python
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
1 6 (28.57%) Numerate Degree
1 6 (28.57%) PhD
2 5 (23.81%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Tableau
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) SAP