Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 828 831
Rank change year-on-year +67 +3 +43
Contract jobs citing Natural Language Processing 118 60 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.058% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 37 44
UK median daily rate £590 £500 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.00% -3.85% +9.47%
10th Percentile £353 £400 £488
90th Percentile £713 £665 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £456 £520
% change year-on-year -6.85% -12.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Natural Language Processing is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32796 31564 32386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23154 21883 22196
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 362 558
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.35 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +11.48%

Natural Language Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Natural Language Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Natural Language Processing in the UK

Natural Language Processing
Top 9 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +85 114 £590 +17.41% 66
London +33 95 £600 +20.00% 51
UK excluding London +43 20 £425 -6.85% 15
Midlands +32 13 £400 -33.33% 3
West Midlands +28 5 £250 -58.33% 3
East Midlands - 4 £625 -
South East +8 3 £438 -14.63% 3
East of England -17 3 £425 -22.73% 4
Wales +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 92 (77.97%) Machine Learning
2 81 (68.64%) Python
3 49 (41.53%) Big Data
3 49 (41.53%) Analytics
4 44 (37.29%) R
5 43 (36.44%) Apache Spark
6 41 (34.75%) Open Source
7 38 (32.20%) Hadoop
7 38 (32.20%) Algorithms
8 37 (31.36%) Java
8 37 (31.36%) Artificial Intelligence
9 33 (27.97%) SQL
9 33 (27.97%) Finance
9 33 (27.97%) Visualisation
10 31 (26.27%) Information Retrieval
10 31 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (23.73%) Mathematics
11 28 (23.73%) Scala
11 28 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
12 26 (22.03%) C#
12 26 (22.03%) Linux
12 26 (22.03%) Computer Science
13 25 (21.19%) Degree
13 25 (21.19%) NoSQL
14 24 (20.34%) TensorFlow
15 22 (18.64%) Data Visualisation
16 21 (17.80%) Neural Network
16 21 (17.80%) JavaScript
17 19 (16.10%) Apache
17 19 (16.10%) Statistics

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 43 (36.44%) Apache Spark
2 19 (16.10%) Apache
3 17 (14.41%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (11.02%) Apache Solr
5 11 (9.32%) Apache Pig
6 10 (8.47%) SAS
7 3 (2.54%) Confluence
7 3 (2.54%) Jetty
8 2 (1.69%) Jupyter
8 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.85%) Luigi
Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Chatbot
2 12 (10.17%) SPSS
3 3 (2.54%) Weka
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.85%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.17%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (9.32%) Dialogflow
5 4 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.54%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.54%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.54%) Route 53
7 2 (1.69%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.69%) SaaS
8 1 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.85%) GitHub
8 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (41.53%) Big Data
2 38 (32.20%) Hadoop
3 25 (21.19%) NoSQL
4 17 (14.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (14.41%) MongoDB
5 16 (13.56%) Data Mining
6 14 (11.86%) Apache Hive
6 14 (11.86%) Relational Database
7 12 (10.17%) Text Mining
8 11 (9.32%) Impala
9 9 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (7.63%) Mahout
9 9 (7.63%) MarkLogic
9 9 (7.63%) Riak
10 8 (6.78%) Blockchain
11 7 (5.93%) Neo4j
12 6 (5.08%) QlikView
13 5 (4.24%) HBase
13 5 (4.24%) Power BI
14 4 (3.39%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.08%) Subversion
3 3 (2.54%) Ant
3 3 (2.54%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (2.54%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.54%) JIRA
3 3 (2.54%) JUnit
3 3 (2.54%) Maven
3 3 (2.54%) Mercurial
General
1 33 (27.97%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Retail
3 9 (7.63%) Games
4 8 (6.78%) Marketing
5 6 (5.08%) Advertising
6 5 (4.24%) Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.69%) Law
7 2 (1.69%) Legal
7 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) French Language
8 1 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (40.68%) Data Scientist
2 28 (23.73%) Developer
3 16 (13.56%) Architect
4 14 (11.86%) Big Data Developer
5 12 (10.17%) Lead Architect
6 10 (8.47%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 8 (6.78%) Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) Python Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Data Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Data Scientist
10 4 (3.39%) Head of Engineering
10 4 (3.39%) Innovation Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Data Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Product Manager
11 3 (2.54%) R Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.34%) TensorFlow
2 18 (15.25%) Theano
3 16 (13.56%) MXNet
3 16 (13.56%) XML
4 14 (11.86%) Lucene
5 13 (11.02%) REST
6 12 (10.17%) Pandas
6 12 (10.17%) scikit-learn
7 11 (9.32%) NumPy
8 10 (8.47%) Django
8 10 (8.47%) Kafka
9 9 (7.63%) Hibernate
9 9 (7.63%) JMS
9 9 (7.63%) SciPy
9 9 (7.63%) Spring
10 8 (6.78%) MLlib
10 8 (6.78%) Play Framework
11 7 (5.93%) D3.js
12 6 (5.08%) Web Services
13 5 (4.24%) Deeplearning4j
Miscellaneous
1 38 (32.20%) Algorithms
2 26 (22.03%) Computer Science
3 16 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.17%) Robotics
5 11 (9.32%) Fintech
6 9 (7.63%) Replication
7 8 (6.78%) Management Information System
8 7 (5.93%) Linked Data
8 7 (5.93%) Semantic Web
9 6 (5.08%) Social Media
10 5 (4.24%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (2.54%) Life Science
12 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.69%) User Experience
13 1 (0.85%) Infotainment
13 1 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) Linux
2 14 (11.86%) Unix
3 12 (10.17%) CentOS
3 12 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (77.97%) Machine Learning
2 49 (41.53%) Analytics
3 41 (34.75%) Open Source
4 37 (31.36%) Artificial Intelligence
5 33 (27.97%) Visualisation
6 31 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (26.27%) Information Retrieval
7 28 (23.73%) Mathematics
8 22 (18.64%) Data Visualisation
9 21 (17.80%) Neural Network
10 19 (16.10%) Data Analytics
10 19 (16.10%) Statistics
11 16 (13.56%) Data Analysis
12 15 (12.71%) Scrum
13 14 (11.86%) RDF
14 13 (11.02%) ETL
14 13 (11.02%) MapReduce
15 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (10.17%) Deep Learning
15 12 (10.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 81 (68.64%) Python
2 44 (37.29%) R
3 37 (31.36%) Java
4 33 (27.97%) SQL
5 28 (23.73%) Scala
6 26 (22.03%) C#
7 21 (17.80%) JavaScript
8 17 (14.41%) Bash Shell
9 16 (13.56%) SPARQL
10 15 (12.71%) MATLAB
11 9 (7.63%) Perl
12 6 (5.08%) C++
13 3 (2.54%) C
13 3 (2.54%) GraphQL
14 2 (1.69%) AWK
14 2 (1.69%) Ruby
14 2 (1.69%) sed
14 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.85%) Cypher
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Degree
2 10 (8.47%) PhD
3 9 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (5.08%) PMP
5 2 (1.69%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.69%) GCP
3 2 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Docker
1 3 (2.54%) HDFS
2 2 (1.69%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.54%) Puppet
2 3 (2.54%) Salt
3 2 (1.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 16 (13.56%) IBM
2 11 (9.32%) Tableau
3 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.24%) Blue Prism
4 5 (4.24%) Google
5 3 (2.54%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe
6 1 (0.85%) Brandwatch
6 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.85%) Facebook
6 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy