The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Machine Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Machine Learning over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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.

Machine Learning
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 493 552
Rank change year-on-year +103 +59  
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 227 146 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 75 75
Median daily rate £550 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £650 £613
% change year-on-year -25.96% +6.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -52.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +46.66% -  

Machine Learning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Machine Learning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Machine Learning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Machine Learning in the UK

Machine Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Machine Learning in the UK

Machine Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Machine Learning over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Machine Learning in the UK

Machine Learning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Machine Learning in the UK

Machine Learning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Machine Learning over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Machine Learning in the UK

Machine Learning
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +105 223 £550 -8.33% 247
London +91 184 £550 -2.22% 159
City of London +1 24 £575 +6.97% 40
South East +27 23 £375 -7.97% 24
Oxfordshire 0 6 £481 +52.77% 8
Oxford -1 6 £481 - 5
East Midlands - 6 £556 - 2
Hampshire - 5 £375 - 1
Berkshire +28 4 £475 - 5
Surrey +16 4 £350 -30.00% 5
East of England -1 4 £513 - 26
Reading +19 3 £600 - 5
Cambridge +10 3 £500 - 22
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £500 - 22
Staines - 3 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £875 - 2
North West +27 2 £488 -30.35% 16
South West -6 2 - - 10
West Midlands - 2 £450 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £556 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £591 -
Manchester - 2 £488 - 16
Westminster - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 £556 - 1
Derby - 2 £591 -
Hook - 2 £250 -
Scotland - 2 - - 5
Edinburgh - 2 - - 5
Hertfordshire +4 1 £750 - 4

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Machine Learning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Machine Learning.

1 301 (62.97%) Python
2 258 (53.97%) Big Data
3 222 (46.44%) Apache Spark
4 189 (39.54%) Hadoop
5 178 (37.24%) R
6 164 (34.31%) Scala
7 157 (32.85%) Analytics
8 156 (32.64%) Algorithms
9 152 (31.80%) Java
10 115 (24.06%) SQL
11 100 (20.92%) Finance
12 95 (19.87%) Apache Hive
13 93 (19.46%) Statistics
14 87 (18.20%) Business Intelligence
15 85 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
15 85 (17.78%) Mathematics
16 83 (17.36%) Amazon AWS
17 78 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
18 75 (15.69%) DevOps
19 72 (15.06%) NoSQL
20 67 (14.02%) MapReduce
21 61 (12.76%) Computer Science
22 59 (12.34%) Visualisation
23 57 (11.92%) Degree
24 56 (11.72%) Linux
24 56 (11.72%) Software Engineering
25 53 (11.09%) Apache Cassandra
26 49 (10.25%) JavaScript
27 47 (9.83%) Tableau
28 44 (9.21%) PhD

Machine 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
1 222 (46.44%) Apache Spark
2 43 (9.00%) SAS
3 40 (8.37%) Apache Pig
4 24 (5.02%) Apache
5 21 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.67%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.46%) Facebook Platform
8 6 (1.26%) Jupyter
8 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.63%) Confluence
10 3 (0.63%) nginx
11 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.21%) CMS
12 1 (0.21%) IPython
12 1 (0.21%) Tornado
Applications
1 18 (3.77%) SPSS
2 9 (1.88%) Weka
3 6 (1.26%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.63%) GNU Octave
4 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.63%) Stata
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.21%) MS Office
6 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (17.36%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.28%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (5.02%) Amazon EMR
5 19 (3.97%) Amazon S3
6 17 (3.56%) GitHub
7 13 (2.72%) Azure Machine Learning
8 12 (2.51%) PaaS
9 11 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (2.09%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (1.46%) SaaS
12 5 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.63%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.63%) IaaS
13 3 (0.63%) Route 53
14 2 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.42%) G Suite
15 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.21%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.35%) Kerberos
1 16 (3.35%) LDAP
2 4 (0.84%) DNS
2 4 (0.84%) SNA
3 3 (0.63%) HTTP
3 3 (0.63%) Internet
4 2 (0.42%) Firewall
4 2 (0.42%) SMS
4 2 (0.42%) SSH
4 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (53.97%) Big Data
2 189 (39.54%) Hadoop
3 95 (19.87%) Apache Hive
4 72 (15.06%) NoSQL
5 53 (11.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 42 (8.79%) MongoDB
7 39 (8.16%) Data Mining
8 38 (7.95%) Relational Database
9 36 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (7.32%) QlikView
11 32 (6.69%) HBase
12 27 (5.65%) Power BI
13 24 (5.02%) RDBMS
14 17 (3.56%) Neo4j
14 17 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (3.56%) SQL Server
15 15 (3.14%) MySQL
16 13 (2.72%) Sqoop
17 12 (2.51%) HDInsight
18 11 (2.30%) Impala
Development Applications
1 32 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.44%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.56%) Maven
4 8 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.46%) JIRA
6 4 (0.84%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.84%) JUnit
6 4 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.63%) GoCD
7 3 (0.63%) Subversion
7 3 (0.63%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Continuum
8 2 (0.42%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.42%) Phabricator
8 2 (0.42%) Selenium
8 2 (0.42%) webpack
9 1 (0.21%) CodeNarc
9 1 (0.21%) GitLab
9 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.21%) Spock
General
1 100 (20.92%) Finance
2 40 (8.37%) Marketing
3 34 (7.11%) Banking
4 31 (6.49%) Retail
5 16 (3.35%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.09%) Front Office
7 8 (1.67%) Electronics
7 8 (1.67%) Games
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.84%) Publishing
11 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.42%) Automotive
12 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (31.38%) Data Scientist
2 104 (21.76%) Developer
3 62 (12.97%) Architect
4 50 (10.46%) Data Engineer
5 35 (7.32%) Big Data Engineer
6 34 (7.11%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 33 (6.90%) Data Architect
7 33 (6.90%) Python Developer
8 27 (5.65%) Analyst
9 26 (5.44%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 21 (4.39%) Big Data Architect
11 19 (3.97%) Software Engineer
12 18 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.77%) Hadoop Engineer
13 17 (3.56%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.56%) Scala Developer
14 16 (3.35%) Data Analyst
15 15 (3.14%) Consultant
16 14 (2.93%) Big Data Developer
17 12 (2.51%) Hadoop Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.79%) Kafka
2 31 (6.49%) D3.js
3 29 (6.07%) Natural Language Processing
4 27 (5.65%) HTML
5 25 (5.23%) Pandas
5 25 (5.23%) scikit-learn
6 24 (5.02%) NumPy
7 23 (4.81%) Django
7 23 (4.81%) Flask
8 21 (4.39%) REST
8 21 (4.39%) Web Services
9 18 (3.77%) .NET
10 17 (3.56%) AngularJS
10 17 (3.56%) CSS
11 16 (3.35%) HTML5
11 16 (3.35%) JSON
12 15 (3.14%) XML
13 12 (2.51%) SciPy
14 10 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (1.88%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 156 (32.64%) Algorithms
2 78 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (12.76%) Computer Science
4 26 (5.44%) Credit Risk
5 11 (2.30%) Fintech
5 11 (2.30%) User Experience
6 8 (1.67%) Social Media
7 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.26%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.26%) Robotics
9 5 (1.05%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.05%) Pharmacovigilance
9 5 (1.05%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.84%) FMCG
10 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.84%) NHS
10 4 (0.84%) Replication
10 4 (0.84%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.72%) Linux
2 30 (6.28%) Unix
3 6 (1.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.63%) Android
4 3 (0.63%) CentOS
4 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.42%) Windows
6 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (32.85%) Analytics
2 93 (19.46%) Statistics
3 87 (18.20%) Business Intelligence
4 85 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (17.78%) Mathematics
5 75 (15.69%) DevOps
6 67 (14.02%) MapReduce
7 59 (12.34%) Visualisation
8 56 (11.72%) Software Engineering
9 41 (8.58%) Artificial Intelligence
9 41 (8.58%) Data Analytics
10 40 (8.37%) Data Engineering
11 39 (8.16%) ETL
12 38 (7.95%) Data Analysis
12 38 (7.95%) Open Source
12 38 (7.95%) Statistical Analysis
13 37 (7.74%) Data Visualisation
14 34 (7.11%) Data Modelling
15 33 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (6.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 301 (62.97%) Python
2 178 (37.24%) R
3 164 (34.31%) Scala
4 152 (31.80%) Java
5 115 (24.06%) SQL
6 49 (10.25%) JavaScript
7 41 (8.58%) C++
8 36 (7.53%) MATLAB
9 21 (4.39%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.97%) C#
11 9 (1.88%) C
11 9 (1.88%) Perl
12 6 (1.26%) PHP
13 5 (1.05%) Ruby
14 3 (0.63%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.63%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.63%) Groovy
14 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.63%) VBA
15 2 (0.42%) ES6
Qualifications
1 57 (11.92%) Degree
2 44 (9.21%) PhD
3 5 (1.05%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.88%) QA
2 8 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.26%) GxP
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (5.44%) Docker
2 20 (4.18%) Apache Flume
3 19 (3.97%) HDFS
4 3 (0.63%) Snort
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 40 (8.37%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (6.07%) Puppet
3 28 (5.86%) Ansible
4 24 (5.02%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (2.09%) Oozie
6 9 (1.88%) Kibana
6 9 (1.88%) Terraform
7 7 (1.46%) Ambari
8 5 (1.05%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.05%) Mesos
9 3 (0.63%) Nagios
9 3 (0.63%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.42%) Grafana
10 2 (0.42%) Salt
11 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.21%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 47 (9.83%) Tableau
2 31 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.60%) Oracle
4 20 (4.18%) Hortonworks
5 14 (2.93%) Google
6 12 (2.51%) IBM
7 10 (2.09%) Cognos
7 10 (2.09%) Informatica
8 9 (1.88%) RapidMiner
8 9 (1.88%) Twitter
9 8 (1.67%) SAP
9 8 (1.67%) Talend
10 7 (1.46%) Alteryx
10 7 (1.46%) Facebook
11 6 (1.26%) Platfora
12 5 (1.05%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.84%) MuleSoft
14 3 (0.63%) MapR
14 3 (0.63%) Splunk
15 2 (0.42%) Adobe
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