Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Science Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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.

Data Science Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 868 876 892
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Data Science Engineer 11 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.006% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
UK median daily rate £538 £606 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.34% +30.38% -15.45%
10th Percentile £473 £531 £437
90th Percentile £625 £694 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £544 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Data Science Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Science Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science Engineer in the UK

Data Science Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Science Engineer in the UK

Data Science Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science Engineer over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science Engineer in the UK

Data Science Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Science Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England +3 11 £538 -11.34% 5
UK excluding London - 8 £544 -
East of England - 4 £500 -
London -22 3 £525 -13.40% 5
South East - 3 £550 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

Data Science Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Data Science Engineer 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 featuring Data Science Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Data Science
2 9 (81.82%) Python
2 9 (81.82%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (72.73%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (63.64%) Hadoop
4 7 (63.64%) Big Data
4 7 (63.64%) Amazon EMR
4 7 (63.64%) Apache Spark
5 6 (54.55%) Docker
5 6 (54.55%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (54.55%) Java
6 5 (45.45%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) Scala
6 5 (45.45%) Amazon Athena
6 5 (45.45%) Machine Learning
6 5 (45.45%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (45.45%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (36.36%) Ansible
7 4 (36.36%) OO
7 4 (36.36%) Amazon S3
7 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
7 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
7 4 (36.36%) C++
8 3 (27.27%) Web Services
8 3 (27.27%) Linux
8 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
8 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (27.27%) Retail
8 3 (27.27%) RabbitMQ

Data Science Engineer Skill Set
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 7 (63.64%) Apache Spark
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (18.18%) Luigi
3 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (72.73%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (63.64%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (45.45%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (36.36%) Amazon S3
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (18.18%) Route 53
7 2 (18.18%) Serverless
8 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (9.09%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Big Data
1 7 (63.64%) Hadoop
2 6 (54.55%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon Athena
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
4 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
5 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
6 2 (18.18%) Redis
7 1 (9.09%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (9.09%) Data Lake
7 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (9.09%) MariaDB
7 1 (9.09%) MySQL
7 1 (9.09%) Pentaho
7 1 (9.09%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (27.27%) scikit-learn
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) Celery
2 2 (18.18%) Django
2 2 (18.18%) Flask
2 2 (18.18%) NumPy
2 2 (18.18%) Pandas
2 2 (18.18%) SciPy
3 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (9.09%) Kafka
3 1 (9.09%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Fintech
1 1 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Data Science
2 5 (45.45%) Machine Learning
3 4 (36.36%) OO
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Auto-Scaling
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 1 (9.09%) Predictive Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Scala
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 2 (18.18%) Ruby
6 1 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) Go
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
6 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) AWS Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Ansible
2 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (27.27%) Puppet
2 3 (27.27%) Terraform
3 1 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 1 (9.09%) Nagios
3 1 (9.09%) Prometheus
3 1 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle