Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Science Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 879 880
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Data Science Engineer 14 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.007% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.007% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
UK median daily rate £550 £613 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +2.08% +9.09%
10th Percentile £463 £535 £454
90th Percentile £625 £713 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - -
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 99,378 97,408 96,493
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.92% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,775 64,581 62,953
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,053 2,857 3,274
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
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 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science Engineer in the UK

Data Science Engineer
Top 6 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 17 December 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 +8 14 £550 -10.20% 6
London +12 10 £550 -10.20% 4
UK excluding London - 4 £550 - 4
South East - 3 £550 - 1
North of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 14 (100.00%) Data Science
2 12 (85.71%) Python
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (50.00%) SQL
6 6 (42.86%) Docker
7 5 (35.71%) Machine Learning
7 5 (35.71%) Big Data
7 5 (35.71%) Analytics
7 5 (35.71%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
8 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
8 4 (28.57%) Degree
8 4 (28.57%) Scala
8 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
8 4 (28.57%) Visualisation
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon S3
8 4 (28.57%) C#
8 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
8 4 (28.57%) DevOps
8 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
9 3 (21.43%) Terraform
9 3 (21.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (21.43%) Data Engineering
9 3 (21.43%) Alteryx
9 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
9 3 (21.43%) Amazon EMR

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 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.14%) Luigi
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (28.57%) Amazon S3
3 3 (21.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (21.43%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (14.29%) Route 53
4 2 (14.29%) Serverless
5 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (7.14%) Amazon SageMaker
5 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Big Data
2 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
4 2 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (14.29%) Power BI
4 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) Spotfire
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.14%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (7.14%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
5 1 (7.14%) Data Lake
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) Pentaho
5 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (7.14%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (14.29%) OpenCV
2 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (14.29%) scikit-learn
2 2 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (7.14%) Celery
3 1 (7.14%) Django
3 1 (7.14%) Flask
3 1 (7.14%) Kafka
3 1 (7.14%) NumPy
3 1 (7.14%) Pandas
3 1 (7.14%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (14.29%) HoloLens
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Data Science
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) Machine Learning
4 4 (28.57%) DevOps
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Visualisation
5 3 (21.43%) Data Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Auto-Scaling
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Vision
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Conversational UI
6 2 (14.29%) Convolutional Neural Network
6 2 (14.29%) Deep Learning
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Python
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) Scala
5 3 (21.43%) MATLAB
6 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 2 (14.29%) R
6 2 (14.29%) Ruby
7 1 (7.14%) Go
7 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
3 1 (7.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Ansible
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
1 3 (21.43%) Terraform
2 1 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) Prometheus
2 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Alteryx
2 2 (14.29%) Databricks
2 2 (14.29%) Tableau