Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Deep Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Deep Learning over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 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.

Deep Learning
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 720 812 871
Rank change year-on-year +92 +59 +15
Contract jobs citing Deep Learning 172 53 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.053% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.062% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 39 23
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £414 £368 £325
90th Percentile £675 £733 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £365
% change year-on-year +14.71% +16.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Deep Learning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,903 85,119 90,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.73% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,649 56,355 59,984
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,418 2,061 2,454
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

Deep Learning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Deep Learning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Deep Learning in the UK

Deep Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Deep Learning in the UK

Deep Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deep Learning over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Deep Learning in the UK

Deep Learning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Deep Learning in the UK

Deep Learning
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Deep Learning within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +88 164 £550 - 131
London +70 120 £550 -4.35% 67
UK excluding London +26 48 £488 +14.71% 68
South East - 28 £475 - 22
Midlands -20 8 £450 +5.88% 6
East Midlands +2 5 £688 +61.76% 1
North of England -22 5 £525 +35.48% 9
Scotland - 5 £525 - 2
West Midlands -16 3 £350 -26.32% 5
Yorkshire - 3 £550 - 4
North West -18 2 £375 -3.23% 2
Wales - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Deep Learning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Deep Learning.

1 157 (91.28%) Python
2 138 (80.23%) Data Science
3 136 (79.07%) Machine Learning
4 91 (52.91%) Algorithms
5 78 (45.35%) Analytics
6 71 (41.28%) TensorFlow
7 60 (34.88%) SQL
7 60 (34.88%) Mathematics
8 58 (33.72%) Finance
8 58 (33.72%) Apache Spark
9 53 (30.81%) Scala
10 50 (29.07%) Hadoop
10 50 (29.07%) Big Data
10 50 (29.07%) Artificial Intelligence
11 47 (27.33%) Computer Science
12 45 (26.16%) Git (software)
13 44 (25.58%) PhD
13 44 (25.58%) Keras
14 43 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
15 41 (23.84%) Visualisation
15 41 (23.84%) Natural Language Processing
16 40 (23.26%) R
17 39 (22.67%) Degree
18 37 (21.51%) Open Source
19 36 (20.93%) Computer Vision
20 34 (19.77%) Statistics
21 33 (19.19%) Convolutional Neural Network
22 32 (18.60%) Neural Network
22 32 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
22 32 (18.60%) Pandas

Deep Learning
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 58 (33.72%) Apache Spark
2 19 (11.05%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (8.72%) Jupyter
4 10 (5.81%) nginx
5 7 (4.07%) SAS
6 6 (3.49%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.33%) Apache
7 4 (2.33%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.74%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 43 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (6.40%) Azure Machine Learning
5 10 (5.81%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.49%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (2.33%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.16%) SaaS
10 1 (0.58%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.58%) Serverless
10 1 (0.58%) Slack
10 1 (0.58%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) Firewall
2 5 (2.91%) Internet
3 4 (2.33%) SSH
3 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.16%) DNS
4 2 (1.16%) OpenVPN
4 2 (1.16%) OPNsense
5 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (29.07%) Big Data
1 50 (29.07%) Hadoop
2 29 (16.86%) Relational Database
3 26 (15.12%) RDBMS
4 25 (14.53%) NoSQL
5 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
6 17 (9.88%) Spotfire
7 16 (9.30%) Power BI
8 12 (6.98%) Apache Hive
8 12 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (5.23%) Geospatial Data
10 7 (4.07%) BigQuery
10 7 (4.07%) Neo4j
11 5 (2.91%) Data Mining
12 4 (2.33%) Flink
13 3 (1.74%) KNIME
14 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
14 1 (0.58%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 45 (26.16%) Git (software)
2 27 (15.70%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (4.07%) GitLab
4 5 (2.91%) JIRA
5 4 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 58 (33.72%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Banking
2 8 (4.65%) Marketing
2 8 (4.65%) Retail
3 4 (2.33%) Advertising
3 4 (2.33%) Legal
3 4 (2.33%) Publishing
3 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (52.33%) Data Scientist
2 23 (13.37%) Data Engineer
3 20 (11.63%) Big Data Engineer
4 18 (10.47%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 17 (9.88%) Senior Data Scientist
6 13 (7.56%) Developer
7 7 (4.07%) Computer Scientist
7 7 (4.07%) Computer Vision Scientist
7 7 (4.07%) Consultant
7 7 (4.07%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 7 (4.07%) Python Developer
8 6 (3.49%) Analytics Consultant
9 5 (2.91%) Big Data Consultant
9 5 (2.91%) Data Consultant
9 5 (2.91%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.33%) Big Data Software Engineer
10 4 (2.33%) Data Analytics Engineer
11 3 (1.74%) Computer Vision Engineer
11 3 (1.74%) Data Science Tester
11 3 (1.74%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (41.28%) TensorFlow
2 44 (25.58%) Keras
3 41 (23.84%) Natural Language Processing
4 32 (18.60%) Pandas
5 30 (17.44%) OpenCV
6 21 (12.21%) Caffe
7 20 (11.63%) scikit-learn
8 16 (9.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 15 (8.72%) PySpark
9 15 (8.72%) Theano
10 13 (7.56%) NumPy
11 10 (5.81%) Flask
12 8 (4.65%) Spark Streaming
13 6 (3.49%) Deeplearning4j
14 5 (2.91%) Kafka
15 3 (1.74%) .NET
15 3 (1.74%) MLlib
15 3 (1.74%) MXNet
15 3 (1.74%) SpaCy
15 3 (1.74%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 91 (52.91%) Algorithms
2 47 (27.33%) Computer Science
3 28 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (9.30%) HoloLens
5 6 (3.49%) CUDA
6 5 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.33%) GPGPU
8 3 (1.74%) Robotics
9 2 (1.16%) Fintech
9 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.58%) Photography
10 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.58%) RIA
10 1 (0.58%) Social Media
10 1 (0.58%) User Experience
10 1 (0.58%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.79%) Linux
2 4 (2.33%) Windows
3 3 (1.74%) Unix
4 2 (1.16%) Android
4 2 (1.16%) Debian
4 2 (1.16%) FreeBSD
4 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (80.23%) Data Science
2 136 (79.07%) Machine Learning
3 78 (45.35%) Analytics
4 60 (34.88%) Mathematics
5 50 (29.07%) Artificial Intelligence
6 41 (23.84%) Visualisation
7 37 (21.51%) Open Source
8 36 (20.93%) Computer Vision
9 34 (19.77%) Statistics
10 33 (19.19%) Convolutional Neural Network
11 32 (18.60%) Neural Network
12 30 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (14.53%) Reinforcement Learning
14 24 (13.95%) Software Engineering
15 19 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (10.47%) Web Development
17 17 (9.88%) Physics
18 16 (9.30%) Bayesian Methods
18 16 (9.30%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 157 (91.28%) Python
2 60 (34.88%) SQL
3 53 (30.81%) Scala
4 40 (23.26%) R
5 29 (16.86%) Java
6 25 (14.53%) C++
7 14 (8.14%) MATLAB
8 10 (5.81%) C
9 9 (5.23%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.07%) Cypher
11 4 (2.33%) C#
11 4 (2.33%) Lua
12 2 (1.16%) Perl
13 1 (0.58%) Go
13 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (25.58%) PhD
2 39 (22.67%) Degree
3 14 (8.14%) Master's Degree
4 9 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.91%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (13.95%) Docker
2 5 (2.91%) HDFS
3 2 (1.16%) KVM
3 2 (1.16%) NFS
3 2 (1.16%) pfSense
3 2 (1.16%) Samba
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (8.14%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.16%) Ansible
2 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.16%) Puppet
2 2 (1.16%) Terraform
2 2 (1.16%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.58%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (11.05%) Google
2 11 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.81%) Databricks
4 9 (5.23%) Tableau
5 7 (4.07%) Alteryx
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle
7 3 (1.74%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.16%) Dataiku
8 2 (1.16%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.16%) IBM
8 2 (1.16%) Intel
8 2 (1.16%) PagerDuty
9 1 (0.58%) Alibaba
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco
9 1 (0.58%) Dell
9 1 (0.58%) Juniper
9 1 (0.58%) RapidMiner
9 1 (0.58%) Saba
9 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.58%) VMware