Period
to 17 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 716 796 857
Rank change year-on-year +80 +61 +41
Contract jobs citing Deep Learning 174 90 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.088% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.10% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 70 24
UK median daily rate £550 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £415 £368 £325
90th Percentile £675 £714 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £488 £349
% change year-on-year +5.13% +39.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £30.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.74% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.50 -

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 91,056 88,128 86,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.78% 85.88% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,307 58,823 57,239
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,332 2,060 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.09
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 December 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 13 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 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 +78 167 £550 +5.26% 101
London +83 135 £550 -2.22% 58
UK excluding London -19 34 £513 +5.13% 50
South East +3 16 £475 -9.52% 20
North of England -17 6 £513 +2.50% 6
Midlands -28 5 £450 -5.26% 2
Yorkshire -11 4 £538 +7.50% 1
Scotland - 4 £538 - 5
West Midlands -23 3 £350 -26.32% 2
East Midlands +5 2 £700 +33.33%
North West -13 2 £375 -25.00% 1
South West -16 2 £450 -2.70% 5
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 159 (91.38%) Python
2 144 (82.76%) Data Science
3 130 (74.71%) Machine Learning
4 103 (59.20%) Algorithms
5 91 (52.30%) Analytics
6 78 (44.83%) TensorFlow
7 77 (44.25%) SQL
8 76 (43.68%) Apache Spark
9 75 (43.10%) Hadoop
10 71 (40.80%) Big Data
11 66 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
12 58 (33.33%) PhD
13 57 (32.76%) Finance
13 57 (32.76%) Degree
14 50 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
14 50 (28.74%) Scala
15 48 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (27.59%) Mathematics
16 47 (27.01%) Computer Science
16 47 (27.01%) R
17 44 (25.29%) Master's Degree
18 42 (24.14%) Statistics
18 42 (24.14%) Artificial Intelligence
18 42 (24.14%) Software Engineering
19 39 (22.41%) Neural Network
19 39 (22.41%) Visualisation
20 38 (21.84%) Relational Database
21 37 (21.26%) Computer Vision
22 36 (20.69%) Keras
22 36 (20.69%) Theano

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 76 (43.68%) Apache Spark
2 16 (9.20%) SAS
3 15 (8.62%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.32%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.02%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.72%) Apache
7 2 (1.15%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.15%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.57%) IPython
Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 66 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (17.24%) Amazon EMR
3 23 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (5.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.30%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.30%) Amazon SageMaker
7 3 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.15%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.57%) SaaS
9 1 (0.57%) Serverless
9 1 (0.57%) Slack
9 1 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.87%) Firewall
1 5 (2.87%) Internet
2 4 (2.30%) SSH
2 4 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) DNS
3 1 (0.57%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.57%) OPNsense
3 1 (0.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (43.10%) Hadoop
2 71 (40.80%) Big Data
3 38 (21.84%) Relational Database
4 34 (19.54%) Apache Hive
5 27 (15.52%) NoSQL
6 24 (13.79%) RDBMS
7 22 (12.64%) Spotfire
8 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
9 15 (8.62%) Power BI
10 13 (7.47%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (4.60%) Neo4j
12 6 (3.45%) Data Mining
13 4 (2.30%) Flink
14 3 (1.72%) BigQuery
14 3 (1.72%) Data Lake
15 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (1.15%) Text Mining
16 1 (0.57%) MySQL
16 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 25 (14.37%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (4.60%) GitLab
4 5 (2.87%) JIRA
5 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.57%) Ranorex
General
1 57 (32.76%) Finance
2 11 (6.32%) Retail
3 9 (5.17%) Marketing
4 7 (4.02%) Banking
4 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.87%) Advertising
5 5 (2.87%) Legal
6 2 (1.15%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Front Office
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (56.32%) Data Scientist
2 27 (15.52%) Data Engineer
3 20 (11.49%) Big Data Engineer
4 19 (10.92%) Senior Data Scientist
5 13 (7.47%) Computer Engineer
5 13 (7.47%) Computer Vision Engineer
6 12 (6.90%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 9 (5.17%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Computer Scientist
8 8 (4.60%) Computer Vision Scientist
8 8 (4.60%) Python Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Consultant
11 4 (2.30%) Big Data Software Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) Data Analytics Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) Developer
11 4 (2.30%) Research Scientist
12 3 (1.72%) Data Architect
12 3 (1.72%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (44.83%) TensorFlow
2 36 (20.69%) Keras
2 36 (20.69%) Natural Language Processing
2 36 (20.69%) Theano
3 33 (18.97%) Caffe
3 33 (18.97%) OpenCV
4 25 (14.37%) PySpark
5 21 (12.07%) Torch
6 18 (10.34%) scikit-learn
6 18 (10.34%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 16 (9.20%) MLlib
8 13 (7.47%) Pandas
9 6 (3.45%) .NET
9 6 (3.45%) MXNet
9 6 (3.45%) NumPy
9 6 (3.45%) Spark Streaming
10 5 (2.87%) Matplotlib
10 5 (2.87%) SciPy
11 4 (2.30%) Unreal Engine
12 3 (1.72%) Deeplearning4j
Miscellaneous
1 103 (59.20%) Algorithms
2 48 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.05%) HoloLens
4 9 (5.17%) Robotics
5 4 (2.30%) Fintech
5 4 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.72%) GPGPU
6 3 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.15%) CUDA
7 2 (1.15%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.57%) Photography
8 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) RIA
8 1 (0.57%) Social Media
8 1 (0.57%) User Experience
8 1 (0.57%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.20%) Linux
2 2 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.57%) Debian
3 1 (0.57%) FreeBSD
3 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.57%) Unix
3 1 (0.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (82.76%) Data Science
2 130 (74.71%) Machine Learning
3 91 (52.30%) Analytics
4 50 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (27.59%) Mathematics
6 47 (27.01%) Computer Science
7 42 (24.14%) Artificial Intelligence
7 42 (24.14%) Software Engineering
7 42 (24.14%) Statistics
8 39 (22.41%) Neural Network
8 39 (22.41%) Visualisation
9 37 (21.26%) Computer Vision
10 36 (20.69%) Open Source
11 33 (18.97%) Statistical Modelling
12 31 (17.82%) Convolutional Neural Network
13 29 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (15.52%) Performance Optimisation
15 26 (14.94%) Data Analysis
15 26 (14.94%) Predictive Analytics
16 25 (14.37%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 159 (91.38%) Python
2 77 (44.25%) SQL
3 50 (28.74%) Scala
4 47 (27.01%) R
5 28 (16.09%) MATLAB
6 27 (15.52%) Java
7 23 (13.22%) C++
8 11 (6.32%) C#
9 8 (4.60%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.60%) C
9 8 (4.60%) Cypher
10 1 (0.57%) Go
10 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (33.33%) PhD
2 57 (32.76%) Degree
3 44 (25.29%) Master's Degree
4 12 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) QA
2 3 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (7.47%) Docker
2 2 (1.15%) HDFS
3 1 (0.57%) KVM
3 1 (0.57%) NFS
3 1 (0.57%) pfSense
3 1 (0.57%) Samba
3 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.57%) Ansible
2 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.57%) Puppet
2 1 (0.57%) Terraform
2 1 (0.57%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (16.09%) Cloudera
1 28 (16.09%) Hortonworks
2 27 (15.52%) Google
3 20 (11.49%) Microsoft
4 19 (10.92%) Databricks
5 15 (8.62%) Oracle
6 10 (5.75%) Alteryx
7 5 (2.87%) Tableau
8 3 (1.72%) Progress
9 2 (1.15%) Dataiku
10 1 (0.57%) Alibaba
10 1 (0.57%) BMC
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco
10 1 (0.57%) Dell
10 1 (0.57%) IBM
10 1 (0.57%) Juniper
10 1 (0.57%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.57%) Saba
10 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.57%) VMware