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 24 June 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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 627 641
Rank change year-on-year +79 +14  
Contract jobs citing Artificial Intelligence 53 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.032% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.038% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 4
Median daily rate £550 £400 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £250 £574
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £553 £581
% change year-on-year -21.71% -4.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Artificial Intelligence.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Artificial Intelligence in the UK

Artificial Intelligence
Top 8 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 24 June 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 +85 51 £550 +46.66% 58
London +55 47 £550 +76.00% 31
City of London - 12 £578 - 5
South West - 2 - - 2
South East +29 1 £250 -28.57% 4
Hook - 1 £250 -
Hampshire - 1 £250 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 61 (72.62%) Machine Learning
2 40 (47.62%) Analytics
3 38 (45.24%) Python
4 33 (39.29%) Big Data
5 30 (35.71%) Hadoop
6 28 (33.33%) Apache Spark
7 27 (32.14%) Finance
8 24 (28.57%) R
9 23 (27.38%) Algorithms
10 22 (26.19%) Computer Science
10 22 (26.19%) Java
11 19 (22.62%) SQL
12 17 (20.24%) Visualisation
12 17 (20.24%) Statistics
13 16 (19.05%) Data Analytics
13 16 (19.05%) Scala
13 16 (19.05%) Natural Language Processing
13 16 (19.05%) Banking
14 14 (16.67%) Apache Hive
14 14 (16.67%) Mathematics
15 13 (15.48%) IBM
16 12 (14.29%) PhD
16 12 (14.29%) JSON
17 11 (13.10%) MongoDB
18 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
18 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (11.90%) Decision Tree
19 9 (10.71%) Full Text Search
19 9 (10.71%) Microservices

Artificial Intelligence
Co-occurring 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 28 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 7 (8.33%) Apache
2 7 (8.33%) SAS
3 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.19%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) Jupyter
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) SPSS
2 2 (2.38%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.19%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.19%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) IBM Blueworks
1 5 (5.95%) SaaS
2 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) DNS
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
3 1 (1.19%) IPsec
3 1 (1.19%) VLAN
3 1 (1.19%) VPN
3 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (39.29%) Big Data
2 30 (35.71%) Hadoop
3 14 (16.67%) Apache Hive
4 11 (13.10%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (7.14%) Qlik Sense
6 5 (5.95%) NoSQL
6 5 (5.95%) QlikView
6 5 (5.95%) Spotfire
7 4 (4.76%) Mahout
7 4 (4.76%) Sqoop
8 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.38%) Blockchain
9 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.19%) DataStage
10 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 27 (32.14%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Banking
3 9 (10.71%) Retail
4 8 (9.52%) Marketing
5 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (5.95%) Back Office
7 2 (2.38%) Electronics
7 2 (2.38%) Front Office
7 2 (2.38%) Law
7 2 (2.38%) Legal
7 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.19%) Advertising
8 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Architect
2 23 (27.38%) Data Scientist
3 12 (14.29%) Consultant
3 12 (14.29%) Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 7 (8.33%) Machine Learning Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Senior Data Scientist
5 7 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Data Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Designer
6 5 (5.95%) Lead Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) BPM Designer
7 4 (4.76%) Digital Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Junior
7 4 (4.76%) Junior Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (14.29%) JSON
3 9 (10.71%) XML
4 8 (9.52%) scikit-learn
5 7 (8.33%) D3.js
6 5 (5.95%) Dojo
6 5 (5.95%) DOM
6 5 (5.95%) jQuery
6 5 (5.95%) MLlib
6 5 (5.95%) NumPy
6 5 (5.95%) Pandas
6 5 (5.95%) SciPy
6 5 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (4.76%) REST
7 4 (4.76%) TensorFlow
7 4 (4.76%) UIMA
8 3 (3.57%) Django
8 3 (3.57%) Kafka
8 3 (3.57%) Web Services
9 2 (2.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.38%) Algorithms
2 22 (26.19%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.14%) Robotics
5 5 (5.95%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.76%) Fintech
6 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.76%) User Experience
7 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.57%) IVR
8 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.19%) Equities
9 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (2.38%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (72.62%) Machine Learning
2 40 (47.62%) Analytics
3 17 (20.24%) Statistics
3 17 (20.24%) Visualisation
4 16 (19.05%) Data Analytics
5 14 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (11.90%) Decision Tree
7 9 (10.71%) Data Visualisation
7 9 (10.71%) Full Text Search
7 9 (10.71%) Microservices
7 9 (10.71%) Open Source
7 9 (10.71%) Use Case
8 8 (9.52%) Cognitive Computing
8 8 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 8 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 8 (9.52%) Robotic Process Automation
9 7 (8.33%) Applied Mathematics
9 7 (8.33%) Random Forest
10 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.24%) Python
2 24 (28.57%) R
3 22 (26.19%) Java
4 19 (22.62%) SQL
5 16 (19.05%) Scala
6 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.95%) MATLAB
8 4 (4.76%) C++
8 4 (4.76%) SPARQL
9 3 (3.57%) Groovy
9 3 (3.57%) Perl
9 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.38%) C
10 2 (2.38%) C#
10 2 (2.38%) Erlang
11 1 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) PhD
2 9 (10.71%) Degree
3 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Apache Flume
2 3 (3.57%) Docker
2 3 (3.57%) Snort
3 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.57%) Nagios
1 3 (3.57%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) IBM
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) Pega
2 5 (5.95%) Tableau
2 5 (5.95%) webMethods
3 4 (4.76%) Google
4 3 (3.57%) Blue Prism
4 3 (3.57%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) Citrix
5 2 (2.38%) RapidMiner
5 2 (2.38%) Splunk
5 2 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.19%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica
6 1 (1.19%) Juniper
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle
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