Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Science Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 831 906 862
Rank change year-on-year +75 -44 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Data Science Engineer 13 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.009% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 1
UK median daily rate £525 £519 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +9.21% +7.95%
10th Percentile £416 £471 £463
90th Percentile £575 £644 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £538 -
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -
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 87,216 97,994 91,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.84% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,344 64,202 59,046
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.14% +0.71%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,166 2,927
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.37 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -7.89%

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 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science Engineer in the UK

Data Science Engineer
Top 5 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 22 July 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
England +77 13 £525 +1.20% 11
London +58 8 £513 +2.50% 6
UK excluding London +36 5 £550 +2.33% 6
South West - 3 £550 - 1
East of England +1 2 £625 +25.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 13 (100.00%) Data Science
2 12 (92.31%) Machine Learning
3 10 (76.92%) Python
4 7 (53.85%) Deep Learning
5 6 (46.15%) Apache Spark
5 6 (46.15%) Neural Network
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) Docker
6 5 (38.46%) Big Data
6 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
7 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) Statistical Analysis
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) TensorFlow
7 4 (30.77%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (23.08%) SpaCy
8 3 (23.08%) scikit-learn
8 3 (23.08%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) Use Case
8 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
8 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
8 3 (23.08%) Kafka
8 3 (23.08%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
9 2 (15.38%) Analytics

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 6 (46.15%) Apache Spark
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (7.69%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Big Data
2 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
3 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
3 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) GitLab
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) TensorFlow
2 3 (23.08%) Kafka
2 3 (23.08%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (23.08%) scikit-learn
2 3 (23.08%) SpaCy
3 2 (15.38%) PySpark
4 1 (7.69%) Flask
4 1 (7.69%) Pandas
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Data Science
2 12 (92.31%) Machine Learning
3 7 (53.85%) Deep Learning
4 6 (46.15%) Neural Network
5 4 (30.77%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (23.08%) Use Case
7 2 (15.38%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) Data Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (15.38%) Statistics
8 1 (7.69%) Business Process Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Coaching
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.69%) Microservices
8 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) R
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Palantir