Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Data Science
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 - 81
Rank change year-on-year - +81 -
Contract jobs citing Data Science 9 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.69% - 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
South Wales median daily rate £345 - £160
10th Percentile £179 - £155
90th Percentile £532 - £165
Wales median daily rate £500 - £160
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 - £20.50
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 - £20.50

Data Science 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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,153 799 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.83% 85.36% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 564 584
South Wales median daily rate £410 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -3.23% +9.00%
10th Percentile £290 £192 £213
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
Wales median daily rate £413 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +8.55% -2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 38
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £23.14 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.82% +46.92% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £33.60 £58.24 £64.75
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -46.94% +68.97% +3.57%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Data Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in South Wales

Data Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Science in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Science in South Wales

Data Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science in South Wales over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science in South Wales

Data Science
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Newport - 6 £345 - 1
Cardiff - 2 - - 3
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Data Science
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Science 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 Wales region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 9 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) R
2 6 (66.67%) Cloudera
3 5 (55.56%) Visualisation
4 4 (44.44%) Machine Learning
4 4 (44.44%) Statistics
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 3 (33.33%) Workflow
5 3 (33.33%) PySpark
5 3 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 2 (22.22%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Spark
6 2 (22.22%) Jupyter
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Big Data
6 2 (22.22%) PhD
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
6 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (11.11%) OWASP
7 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (11.11%) Scala
7 1 (11.11%) JIRA
7 1 (11.11%) Logistic Regression

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (22.22%) Apache Spark
1 2 (22.22%) Jupyter
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 1 (11.11%) HBase
2 1 (11.11%) Impala
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Gatling
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) GitLab
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Data Scientist
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) PySpark
2 1 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (11.11%) Play Framework
2 1 (11.11%) React
2 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Visualisation
2 4 (44.44%) Machine Learning
2 4 (44.44%) Statistics
3 3 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Data Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Deep Learning
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Logistic Regression
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) OWASP
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) R
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (22.22%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cloudera