The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Natural Language Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Natural Language Processing over the 3 months to 26 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.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 638 640
Rank change year-on-year +64 +2  
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 33 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.024% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.086% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 0
Median daily rate £600 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £558 £675 -
% change year-on-year -17.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Natural Language Processing is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Natural Language Processing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Natural Language Processing in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing.

Contractor daily rate trend for Natural Language Processing in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Natural Language Processing in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Natural Language Processing in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Natural Language Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +50 29 £600 +14.28% 26
London +12 24 £600 +26.31% 16
City of London - 5 £615 - 4
East of England -4 2 £500 - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Belfast - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £475 -
County Antrim - 2 - -
South East +29 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £500 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £500 -
Essex - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Natural Language Processing 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 Natural Language Processing.

1 44 (72.13%) Machine Learning
2 34 (55.74%) Big Data
2 34 (55.74%) Python
3 32 (52.46%) Apache Spark
4 29 (47.54%) Hadoop
5 25 (40.98%) Analytics
6 24 (39.34%) R
7 23 (37.70%) Java
8 21 (34.43%) Statistics
9 19 (31.15%) Mathematics
9 19 (31.15%) Computer Science
9 19 (31.15%) Apache
10 18 (29.51%) Degree
11 17 (27.87%) NoSQL
11 17 (27.87%) Apache Solr
12 16 (26.23%) Artificial Intelligence
12 16 (26.23%) Data Mining
12 16 (26.23%) Finance
13 15 (24.59%) Data Analysis
13 15 (24.59%) MongoDB
13 15 (24.59%) Data Analytics
14 14 (22.95%) Lucene
14 14 (22.95%) MATLAB
14 14 (22.95%) PhD
15 13 (21.31%) Visualisation
15 13 (21.31%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (21.31%) Algorithms
16 12 (19.67%) Scala
16 12 (19.67%) Open Source
16 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development

Natural Language Processing
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 32 (52.46%) Apache Spark
2 19 (31.15%) Apache
3 17 (27.87%) Apache Solr
4 8 (13.11%) SAS
5 4 (6.56%) Apache Pig
5 4 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (4.92%) Confluence
7 1 (1.64%) CMS
7 1 (1.64%) Jetty
7 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) SPSS
2 2 (3.28%) Weka
3 1 (1.64%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (55.74%) Big Data
2 29 (47.54%) Hadoop
3 17 (27.87%) NoSQL
4 16 (26.23%) Data Mining
5 15 (24.59%) MongoDB
6 13 (21.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (13.11%) Apache Hive
7 8 (13.11%) Mahout
7 8 (13.11%) QlikView
8 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
9 5 (8.20%) Spotfire
10 4 (6.56%) Sqoop
11 3 (4.92%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (4.92%) Endeca
12 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (3.28%) HBase
12 2 (3.28%) Impala
13 1 (1.64%) Neo4j
13 1 (1.64%) Riak
13 1 (1.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) Ant
2 3 (4.92%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (4.92%) Bitbucket
2 3 (4.92%) JIRA
2 3 (4.92%) JUnit
2 3 (4.92%) Maven
2 3 (4.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) Mockito
3 1 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Legal
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Data Scientist
2 11 (18.03%) Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Lead Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Junior
6 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Machine Learning Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Data Scientist
7 4 (6.56%) Junior Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Big Data Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Development Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Agile Development Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Big Data Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Data Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Junior Data Scientist
9 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) Lucene
2 8 (13.11%) MLlib
3 6 (9.84%) UIMA
4 5 (8.20%) D3.js
4 5 (8.20%) NumPy
4 5 (8.20%) Regular Expression
5 4 (6.56%) scikit-learn
5 4 (6.56%) SciPy
6 3 (4.92%) Django
6 3 (4.92%) JSON
6 3 (4.92%) Kafka
6 3 (4.92%) Pandas
6 3 (4.92%) RESTful
6 3 (4.92%) Web Services
6 3 (4.92%) XML
7 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.64%) JDBC
7 1 (1.64%) JMS
7 1 (1.64%) Node.js
7 1 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) Computer Science
2 13 (21.31%) Algorithms
3 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.20%) Tandem
5 4 (6.56%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.28%) Clustering
7 2 (3.28%) Replication
8 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.64%) Fintech
8 1 (1.64%) Social Media
8 1 (1.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) CentOS
3 1 (1.64%) CoreOS
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (72.13%) Machine Learning
2 25 (40.98%) Analytics
3 21 (34.43%) Statistics
4 19 (31.15%) Mathematics
5 16 (26.23%) Artificial Intelligence
6 15 (24.59%) Data Analysis
6 15 (24.59%) Data Analytics
7 13 (21.31%) Visualisation
8 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (19.67%) Open Source
9 10 (16.39%) Big Data Analytics
9 10 (16.39%) Cognitive Computing
9 10 (16.39%) Ontologies
10 9 (14.75%) Information Retrieval
11 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (13.11%) Data Extraction
11 8 (13.11%) Neural Network
12 7 (11.48%) Cluster Analysis
12 7 (11.48%) Semantic Search
13 6 (9.84%) Anomaly Detection
Programming Languages
1 34 (55.74%) Python
2 24 (39.34%) R
3 23 (37.70%) Java
4 14 (22.95%) MATLAB
5 12 (19.67%) Scala
6 9 (14.75%) SPARQL
7 7 (11.48%) SQL
8 5 (8.20%) C++
9 3 (4.92%) C#
9 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.28%) C
11 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) Degree
2 14 (22.95%) PhD
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.28%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.64%) Kibana
1 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.64%) logstash
1 1 (1.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) IBM
2 8 (13.11%) Tableau
3 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.28%) Alteryx
4 2 (3.28%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.64%) Informatica
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Talend
5 1 (1.64%) Vertica
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