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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 538 571
Rank change year-on-year +223 +33  
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 314 106 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 72 56
Median daily rate £505 £475 £573
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% -17.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £648 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £581
% change year-on-year +11.76% -26.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.75 - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +217 292 £510 +7.36% 239
London +151 224 £550 +10.00% 145
City of London +25 32 £600 -4.00% 31
South East +41 24 £400 -11.11% 15
Scotland +60 17 £500 - 11
South West +7 17 £515 +21.17% 11
Edinburgh - 17 £500 - 5
East of England +2 10 £475 - 35
Oxfordshire 0 9 £500 - 9
Surrey - 8 £315 - 1
West Midlands +29 6 £463 +17.46% 8
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 2
Birmingham - 5 £463 - 1
Somerset - 5 £425 - 2
Taunton - 5 £425 - 1
North West +23 4 £563 +60.71% 19
Manchester +14 4 £563 +60.71% 13
Hampshire - 4 £400 - 2
Staines - 4 - -
Wiltshire +4 3 £613 -27.94% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 - - 29
Norfolk - 3 £475 - 1
Southampton - 3 £400 - 1
Norwich - 3 £475 - 1
Croydon - 3 £435 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Berkshire +14 2 £400 -11.11%
Cambridge +6 2 - - 29
Oxford -2 2 £500 - 7
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 292 (54.17%) Python
2 247 (45.83%) Big Data
3 216 (40.07%) Analytics
4 198 (36.73%) Apache Spark
5 195 (36.18%) Hadoop
6 174 (32.28%) R
7 162 (30.06%) Java
8 146 (27.09%) SQL
9 135 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
10 129 (23.93%) Finance
11 124 (23.01%) Scala
12 123 (22.82%) Algorithms
13 93 (17.25%) Visualisation
14 91 (16.88%) Mathematics
15 89 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
16 81 (15.03%) Degree
17 78 (14.47%) Apache Hive
18 77 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
19 76 (14.10%) Statistics
20 74 (13.73%) MongoDB
20 74 (13.73%) NoSQL
21 71 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
22 68 (12.62%) Computer Science
23 66 (12.24%) Data Visualisation
23 66 (12.24%) JavaScript
24 64 (11.87%) Software Engineering
25 63 (11.69%) Data Analytics
26 62 (11.50%) SAS
27 61 (11.32%) Artificial Intelligence
28 60 (11.13%) Data Analysis

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
1 198 (36.73%) Apache Spark
2 62 (11.50%) SAS
3 45 (8.35%) Apache Pig
4 36 (6.68%) Apache
5 23 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.23%) Apache Solr
7 10 (1.86%) Confluence
8 8 (1.48%) Facebook Platform
9 7 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.11%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.56%) nginx
13 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
14 1 (0.19%) IIS
14 1 (0.19%) IPython
14 1 (0.19%) Luigi
14 1 (0.19%) Tornado
Applications
1 22 (4.08%) SPSS
2 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.11%) Stata
4 4 (0.74%) Weka
5 3 (0.56%) GNU Octave
5 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.37%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.37%) EViews
6 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.37%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 71 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (3.15%) Amazon EMR
5 16 (2.97%) Amazon S3
6 12 (2.23%) Azure Machine Learning
7 11 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (1.86%) SaaS
9 7 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.93%) GitHub
11 4 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.74%) PaaS
12 3 (0.56%) Akamai
12 3 (0.56%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
13 2 (0.37%) Responsys
14 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 1 (0.19%) Flurry Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.93%) HTTP
2 3 (0.56%) DNS
2 3 (0.56%) Internet
2 3 (0.56%) Network Security
3 2 (0.37%) SNA
4 1 (0.19%) SMS
4 1 (0.19%) SSL
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (45.83%) Big Data
2 195 (36.18%) Hadoop
3 78 (14.47%) Apache Hive
4 74 (13.73%) MongoDB
4 74 (13.73%) NoSQL
5 59 (10.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 57 (10.58%) Data Mining
7 42 (7.79%) BusinessObjects
8 39 (7.24%) HBase
9 37 (6.86%) QlikView
10 33 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
11 32 (5.94%) MySQL
12 30 (5.57%) Relational Database
13 26 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (3.53%) Neo4j
15 18 (3.34%) RDBMS
15 18 (3.34%) SQL Server
15 18 (3.34%) Sqoop
16 16 (2.97%) Spotfire
17 11 (2.04%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 35 (6.49%) JIRA
2 24 (4.45%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.30%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.74%) JUnit
5 4 (0.74%) Selenium
5 4 (0.74%) Subversion
6 3 (0.56%) Maven
6 3 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.37%) Gradle
7 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.19%) Ant
8 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.19%) CMake
8 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.19%) Mockito
8 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 129 (23.93%) Finance
2 51 (9.46%) Banking
3 23 (4.27%) Marketing
4 22 (4.08%) Front Office
5 21 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.71%) Retail
7 16 (2.97%) Electronics
8 13 (2.41%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.11%) Games
11 6 (1.11%) Publishing
12 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.37%) Advertising
14 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.19%) French Language
15 1 (0.19%) Law
15 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 140 (25.97%) Data Scientist
2 124 (23.01%) Developer
3 56 (10.39%) Data Engineer
4 54 (10.02%) Analyst
5 52 (9.65%) Architect
6 39 (7.24%) Python Developer
7 36 (6.68%) Big Data Engineer
8 35 (6.49%) Java Developer
9 30 (5.57%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 25 (4.64%) Business Analyst
11 24 (4.45%) Software Engineer
12 22 (4.08%) Consultant
12 22 (4.08%) Data Analyst
13 21 (3.90%) Scala Developer
14 20 (3.71%) Big Data Developer
14 20 (3.71%) Senior Data Scientist
15 18 (3.34%) Data Architect
16 15 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
16 15 (2.78%) Junior
16 15 (2.78%) Machine Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.58%) Kafka
2 44 (8.16%) Natural Language Processing
3 36 (6.68%) JSON
4 32 (5.94%) HTML
5 31 (5.75%) D3.js
6 26 (4.82%) CSS
7 25 (4.64%) REST
7 25 (4.64%) Web Services
8 24 (4.45%) Django
9 20 (3.71%) Flask
10 17 (3.15%) scikit-learn
11 16 (2.97%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.78%) NumPy
13 14 (2.60%) HTML5
13 14 (2.60%) Node.js
13 14 (2.60%) Pandas
14 13 (2.41%) React
15 12 (2.23%) .NET
15 12 (2.23%) SciPy
15 12 (2.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (22.82%) Algorithms
2 89 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (12.62%) Computer Science
4 33 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (3.53%) Market Risk
6 14 (2.60%) Robotics
7 12 (2.23%) Fintech
8 11 (2.04%) User Experience
9 9 (1.67%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.48%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.48%) Reference Data
11 7 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.11%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.11%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.11%) Pharmacovigilance
13 5 (0.93%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.93%) Tandem
14 4 (0.74%) Clustering
14 4 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.61%) Linux
2 23 (4.27%) Unix
3 8 (1.48%) Windows
4 4 (0.74%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.56%) Android
6 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.19%) Debian
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (40.07%) Analytics
2 135 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (17.25%) Visualisation
4 91 (16.88%) Mathematics
5 77 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 76 (14.10%) Statistics
7 66 (12.24%) Data Visualisation
8 64 (11.87%) Software Engineering
9 63 (11.69%) Data Analytics
10 61 (11.32%) Artificial Intelligence
11 60 (11.13%) Data Analysis
11 60 (11.13%) Scrum
12 46 (8.53%) DevOps
12 46 (8.53%) Open Source
13 43 (7.98%) Data Modelling
14 37 (6.86%) Kanban
14 37 (6.86%) Predictive Analytics
15 36 (6.68%) ETL
15 36 (6.68%) TDD
16 33 (6.12%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 292 (54.17%) Python
2 174 (32.28%) R
3 162 (30.06%) Java
4 146 (27.09%) SQL
5 124 (23.01%) Scala
6 66 (12.24%) JavaScript
7 49 (9.09%) MATLAB
8 36 (6.68%) C#
9 33 (6.12%) C++
10 14 (2.60%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.86%) SPARQL
11 10 (1.86%) VBA
12 7 (1.30%) C
12 7 (1.30%) ES6
12 7 (1.30%) Go
12 7 (1.30%) Groovy
13 6 (1.11%) Perl
13 6 (1.11%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.11%) Ruby
14 5 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (15.03%) Degree
2 43 (7.98%) PhD
3 21 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.11%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.74%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CISSP
10 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.97%) QA
2 13 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.30%) GxP
4 4 (0.74%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 34 (6.31%) Docker
2 27 (5.01%) Apache Flume
3 23 (4.27%) HDFS
4 4 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.56%) Snort
6 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (4.64%) Ansible
2 16 (2.97%) Hadoop YARN
3 15 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.60%) Puppet
5 12 (2.23%) Oozie
5 12 (2.23%) Terraform
6 8 (1.48%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.48%) Mesos
7 3 (0.56%) Kibana
7 3 (0.56%) Nagios
7 3 (0.56%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.19%) Ambari
8 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.19%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 43 (7.98%) Tableau
2 32 (5.94%) Oracle
3 29 (5.38%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.45%) SAP
5 17 (3.15%) IBM
6 16 (2.97%) Cloudera
7 10 (1.86%) Google
8 9 (1.67%) Cognos
8 9 (1.67%) Splunk
9 8 (1.48%) Facebook
9 8 (1.48%) Informatica
9 8 (1.48%) Twitter
10 7 (1.30%) RapidMiner
11 6 (1.11%) Teradata
12 3 (0.56%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.56%) Hortonworks
12 3 (0.56%) Imperva
12 3 (0.56%) Incapsula
12 3 (0.56%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.56%) Talend
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
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Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
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London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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London
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London
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