Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 80 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 +41
Contract jobs citing Data Science 27 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.89% 0.67% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.79% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 21
South Wales median daily rate £533 £155 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +243.55% -69.76% +57.69%
10th Percentile £258 £142 £363
90th Percentile £600 £170 £613
Wales median daily rate £531 £155 £513
% change year-on-year +242.74% -69.76% +57.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £20.03 - -
Wales median hourly rate £20.03 - -

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 1,218 1,015 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 85.35% 85.01% 85.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 685 711
South Wales median daily rate £425 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £287 £202 £185
90th Percentile £609 £529 £538
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 47
South Wales median hourly rate £22.01 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.97% +21.95% +46.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £43.87 £77.50 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £33.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year -44.14% +68.90% +37.93%

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 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science in South Wales

Data Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 19 February 2019. 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 +3 15 £463 +198.39%
Cardiff - 10 £588 - 2
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 £275 -
Data Science
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 18 (66.67%) Python
2 15 (55.56%) Big Data
3 13 (48.15%) Artificial Intelligence
4 12 (44.44%) Machine Learning
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) R
6 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (33.33%) Apache Spark
7 8 (29.63%) Change Management
7 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
8 7 (25.93%) Google
8 7 (25.93%) Visualisation
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (22.22%) Project Management
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Hadoop
9 6 (22.22%) Statistics
9 6 (22.22%) User Stories
9 6 (22.22%) Trello
9 6 (22.22%) Slack
10 5 (18.52%) Decision-Making
10 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (18.52%) Analytics
10 5 (18.52%) Cloudera
11 4 (14.81%) NHS
11 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (14.81%) Apache Accumulo

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 9 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Jupyter
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (22.22%) Slack
2 6 (22.22%) Trello
3 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) Big Data
2 6 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 4 (14.81%) Apache Accumulo
3 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (14.81%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (7.41%) Impala
4 2 (7.41%) Parquet
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Data Scientist
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Business Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Big Data Architect
4 5 (18.52%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Graduate
5 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Development Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Graduate Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior NHS Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Avro
1 2 (7.41%) Apache NiFi
1 2 (7.41%) PySpark
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) NHS
3 3 (11.11%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Artificial Intelligence
2 12 (44.44%) Machine Learning
3 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
4 8 (29.63%) Change Management
5 7 (25.93%) Visualisation
6 6 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) Statistics
6 6 (22.22%) User Stories
7 5 (18.52%) Analytics
7 5 (18.52%) Decision-Making
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
9 2 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
9 2 (7.41%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (7.41%) Informatics
9 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) Python
2 11 (40.74%) R
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Scala
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (7.41%) PhD
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Google
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Cloudera
4 4 (14.81%) Alibaba