Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 640 712 839
Rank change year-on-year +72 +127 +63
Contract jobs citing Deep Learning 220 179 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.20% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 114 21
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +17.02% +7.43%
10th Percentile £366 £413 £328
90th Percentile £688 £713 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £600 £394
% change year-on-year -12.50% +52.38% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £46.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -15.91% -
10th Percentile £51.25 £42.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 80,850 89,936 81,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 86.68% 85.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,256 59,326 53,551
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,286 2,455 2,177
UK median hourly rate £24.73 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -14.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.49
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% -

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 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 +52 202 £525 -4.55% 76
London +84 163 £525 -4.55% 40
UK excluding London +42 48 £525 -12.50% 42
South West - 16 £550 - 4
South East +25 13 £538 -10.42% 13
Scotland +26 9 £325 -38.10% 4
East of England +16 5 £613 - 11
North West - 3 £410 - 4
North of England - 3 £410 - 6
Midlands +9 2 £513 -24.07% 2
West Midlands +15 1 - - 2
East Midlands +7 1 £513 -24.07%

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 179 (81.36%) Machine Learning
2 170 (77.27%) Python
3 135 (61.36%) Data Science
4 90 (40.91%) Artificial Intelligence
5 81 (36.82%) Analytics
6 78 (35.45%) Big Data
7 77 (35.00%) Apache Spark
8 75 (34.09%) Algorithms
9 71 (32.27%) Amazon AWS
9 71 (32.27%) R
10 70 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
11 63 (28.64%) PhD
12 58 (26.36%) Hadoop
13 56 (25.45%) Natural Language Processing
14 55 (25.00%) Java
14 55 (25.00%) Finance
15 53 (24.09%) Degree
15 53 (24.09%) Analytical Skills
16 52 (23.64%) TensorFlow
16 52 (23.64%) SQL
17 49 (22.27%) Neural Network
18 42 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (18.64%) NoSQL
20 37 (16.82%) Scala
20 37 (16.82%) Computer Science
20 37 (16.82%) C++
21 36 (16.36%) Computer Vision
22 33 (15.00%) Keras
22 33 (15.00%) Mathematics
23 32 (14.55%) Linux

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 77 (35.00%) Apache Spark
2 26 (11.82%) Apache
3 15 (6.82%) Jupyter
4 10 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.27%) SAS
6 4 (1.82%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.27%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 71 (32.27%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (14.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (6.82%) Azure Machine Learning
4 15 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (6.82%) Serverless
5 13 (5.91%) Amazon EMR
6 10 (4.55%) Amazon Neptune
7 9 (4.09%) Amazon ECS
7 9 (4.09%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (4.09%) PaaS
8 7 (3.18%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (3.18%) CloudFront
9 6 (2.73%) Data Lake Analytics
10 4 (1.82%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.91%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.91%) Dialogflow
12 1 (0.45%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.82%) Firewall
2 5 (2.27%) Internet
3 2 (0.91%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (35.45%) Big Data
2 58 (26.36%) Hadoop
3 41 (18.64%) NoSQL
4 23 (10.45%) Apache Hive
5 18 (8.18%) RDBMS
5 18 (8.18%) Relational Database
6 15 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (6.36%) Text Mining
8 13 (5.91%) MongoDB
9 10 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (4.55%) Data Mining
10 9 (4.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (4.09%) CouchDB
10 9 (4.09%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (4.09%) GIS
10 9 (4.09%) Impala
10 9 (4.09%) SQL Server
11 8 (3.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 8 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (3.64%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 26 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.64%) SonarQube
3 6 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.91%) Android Studio
4 2 (0.91%) JIRA
5 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.45%) PyCharm
General
1 55 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (5.00%) Banking
3 8 (3.64%) Marketing
4 6 (2.73%) Retail
5 5 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.82%) Advertising
6 4 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.36%) Electronics
7 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.91%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.91%) Automotive
8 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.91%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (34.55%) Data Scientist
2 34 (15.45%) Data Engineer
3 33 (15.00%) Developer
4 15 (6.82%) Architect
4 15 (6.82%) Big Data Engineer
4 15 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
4 15 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (6.82%) Python Developer
4 15 (6.82%) Python Engineer
5 13 (5.91%) Computer Engineer
5 13 (5.91%) Computer Vision Engineer
6 12 (5.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) Computer Scientist
7 10 (4.55%) Computer Vision Scientist
7 10 (4.55%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 9 (4.09%) Senior Data Scientist
9 7 (3.18%) AWS Architect
9 7 (3.18%) Data Science Engineer
9 7 (3.18%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (25.45%) Natural Language Processing
2 52 (23.64%) TensorFlow
3 33 (15.00%) Keras
4 29 (13.18%) PySpark
5 25 (11.36%) NumPy
5 25 (11.36%) scikit-learn
6 21 (9.55%) Caffe
7 20 (9.09%) Pandas
8 18 (8.18%) OpenCV
9 14 (6.36%) Flask
9 14 (6.36%) Kafka
9 14 (6.36%) SciPy
10 13 (5.91%) MLlib
11 12 (5.45%) Node.js
12 11 (5.00%) AngularJS
13 10 (4.55%) Torch
14 9 (4.09%) Django
14 9 (4.09%) Pyramid
14 9 (4.09%) Web Services
15 7 (3.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (34.09%) Algorithms
2 53 (24.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.00%) User Experience
4 10 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.18%) Music Streaming
6 6 (2.73%) FMCG
6 6 (2.73%) Lidar
7 5 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.27%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.82%) Robotics
9 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.36%) NHS
10 2 (0.91%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.45%) HoloLens
11 1 (0.45%) Linked Data
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Exalytics
11 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.45%) Renewable Energy
11 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.55%) Linux
2 15 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (4.09%) Unix
4 4 (1.82%) Android
5 2 (0.91%) Windows
6 1 (0.45%) CentOS
6 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (81.36%) Machine Learning
2 135 (61.36%) Data Science
3 90 (40.91%) Artificial Intelligence
4 81 (36.82%) Analytics
5 49 (22.27%) Neural Network
6 42 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (16.82%) Computer Science
8 36 (16.36%) Computer Vision
9 33 (15.00%) Mathematics
10 30 (13.64%) Statistical Modelling
10 30 (13.64%) Visualisation
11 29 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (11.36%) DevOps
13 24 (10.91%) Software Engineering
14 23 (10.45%) Statistics
15 22 (10.00%) Data Engineering
15 22 (10.00%) Reinforcement Learning
16 21 (9.55%) Data Analysis
16 21 (9.55%) Open Source
17 18 (8.18%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 170 (77.27%) Python
2 71 (32.27%) R
3 55 (25.00%) Java
4 52 (23.64%) SQL
5 37 (16.82%) C++
5 37 (16.82%) Scala
6 20 (9.09%) C
7 16 (7.27%) JavaScript
8 14 (6.36%) PowerShell
9 11 (5.00%) Go
10 7 (3.18%) Ruby
11 6 (2.73%) C#
11 6 (2.73%) SHACL
11 6 (2.73%) SPARQL
12 5 (2.27%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.82%) Lua
14 3 (1.36%) Gremlin
14 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (28.64%) PhD
2 53 (24.09%) Degree
3 23 (10.45%) Master's Degree
4 12 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.64%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.45%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.36%) QA
3 2 (0.91%) GxP
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (14.55%) Docker
2 14 (6.36%) HDFS
3 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.45%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 23 (10.45%) Kubernetes
2 21 (9.55%) Terraform
3 15 (6.82%) Ansible
4 14 (6.36%) Grafana
4 14 (6.36%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 21 (9.55%) Databricks
2 16 (7.27%) Red Hat
3 14 (6.36%) Cloudera
3 14 (6.36%) Hortonworks
4 13 (5.91%) Tableau
5 10 (4.55%) Google
6 7 (3.18%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.36%) IBM
7 3 (1.36%) SAP
8 1 (0.45%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle
8 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com