The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Artificial Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Artificial Intelligence over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
UK
Rank 569 616 615
Rank change year-on-year +47 -1  
Contract jobs citing Artificial Intelligence 30 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.023% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.027% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 2
Median daily rate £450 £700 £648
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £423 £606
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £835 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £550 -
% change year-on-year -18.18% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Artificial Intelligence is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Artificial Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Artificial Intelligence as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Artificial Intelligence in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Artificial Intelligence.

Contractor daily rate trend for Artificial Intelligence in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Artificial Intelligence in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Artificial Intelligence.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Artificial Intelligence in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 29 £450 -35.71% 50
London +31 23 £500 -37.50% 31
Bristol - 5 £450 -
South West - 5 £450 - 1
City of London +9 3 £425 -45.16% 9
South East +16 1 - - 3
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - - 1

Artificial Intelligence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Artificial Intelligence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Artificial Intelligence.

1 40 (64.52%) Machine Learning
2 30 (48.39%) Python
3 23 (37.10%) Computer Science
4 22 (35.48%) Mathematics
4 22 (35.48%) Banking
5 19 (30.65%) Degree
5 19 (30.65%) Hadoop
6 18 (29.03%) Java
7 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
7 17 (27.42%) Finance
7 17 (27.42%) Analytics
8 15 (24.19%) Big Data
8 15 (24.19%) R
9 14 (22.58%) Apache Spark
9 14 (22.58%) Statistics
10 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (20.97%) Visualisation
11 12 (19.35%) PhD
11 12 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (17.74%) AngularJS
13 10 (16.13%) Algorithms
13 10 (16.13%) Scala
14 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
14 9 (14.52%) Investment Banking
14 9 (14.52%) React
14 9 (14.52%) Front End Development
14 9 (14.52%) Backbone.js
15 8 (12.90%) GitHub
15 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
15 8 (12.90%) D3.js

Artificial Intelligence
Top Related IT Skills 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 14 (22.58%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.84%) SAS
3 2 (3.23%) Apache
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SPSS
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) GitHub
2 5 (8.06%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) Hadoop
2 15 (24.19%) Big Data
3 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
4 7 (11.29%) Data Mining
4 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
5 6 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
6 5 (8.06%) Apache Hive
6 5 (8.06%) QlikView
6 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
6 5 (8.06%) Spotfire
6 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.23%) HBase
7 2 (3.23%) Mahout
7 2 (3.23%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.61%) Datomic
8 1 (1.61%) Impala
8 1 (1.61%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.61%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (35.48%) Banking
2 17 (27.42%) Finance
3 9 (14.52%) Investment Banking
3 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (12.90%) Games
5 6 (9.68%) Retail
6 5 (8.06%) Back Office
6 5 (8.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Data Scientist
3 11 (17.74%) Senior Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Architect
5 8 (12.90%) Consultant
5 8 (12.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (12.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Machine Learning Consultant
6 7 (11.29%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 6 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Designer
8 5 (8.06%) Python Developer
9 4 (6.45%) BPM Designer
9 4 (6.45%) Data Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Junior
9 4 (6.45%) Junior Consultant
9 4 (6.45%) Solutions Designer
10 3 (4.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 2 (3.23%) Senior UI/UX Developer
11 2 (3.23%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) AngularJS
2 9 (14.52%) Backbone.js
2 9 (14.52%) React
3 8 (12.90%) D3.js
3 8 (12.90%) Natural Language Processing
3 8 (12.90%) Node.js
4 7 (11.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (9.68%) Django
5 6 (9.68%) XML
6 5 (8.06%) Dojo
6 5 (8.06%) DOM
6 5 (8.06%) jQuery
6 5 (8.06%) scikit-learn
7 4 (6.45%) .NET
7 4 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (6.45%) TensorFlow
7 4 (6.45%) Web Services
8 3 (4.84%) CSS
8 3 (4.84%) HTML
8 3 (4.84%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.10%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.13%) Algorithms
3 8 (12.90%) Spread Betting
4 5 (8.06%) Client/Server
4 5 (8.06%) User Experience
5 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.23%) Fintech
7 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (64.52%) Machine Learning
2 22 (35.48%) Mathematics
3 17 (27.42%) Analytics
4 14 (22.58%) Statistics
5 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.97%) Visualisation
6 12 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (14.52%) Front End Development
8 8 (12.90%) Statistical Analysis
8 8 (12.90%) Web Development
9 7 (11.29%) Data Analytics
9 7 (11.29%) Deep Learning
10 6 (9.68%) Applied Mathematics
10 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (9.68%) Open Source
10 6 (9.68%) Robotic Process Automation
10 6 (9.68%) SOA
10 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.06%) Process Management
11 5 (8.06%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) Python
2 18 (29.03%) Java
3 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 15 (24.19%) R
5 10 (16.13%) Scala
6 7 (11.29%) SQL
7 5 (8.06%) C++
8 4 (6.45%) C#
9 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.23%) C
10 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.23%) Perl
11 1 (1.61%) Clojure
11 1 (1.61%) Lisp
11 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.61%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Degree
2 12 (19.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
1 3 (4.84%) Snort
2 1 (1.61%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.84%) Nagios
1 3 (4.84%) OSSEC
2 1 (1.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) IBM
1 7 (11.29%) Tableau
2 5 (8.06%) Pega
2 5 (8.06%) webMethods
3 4 (6.45%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.61%) Facebook
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) RapidMiner
4 1 (1.61%) SAP
4 1 (1.61%) Splunk
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + benefits - extension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £31.92 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago