Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Neural Network skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Neural Network 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.

Neural Networks
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 798 860 872
Rank change year-on-year +62 +12 +21
Contract jobs citing Neural Network 81 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.027% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.032% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 17 9
UK median daily rate £575 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.32% +8.82% +70.00%
10th Percentile £413 £344 £413
90th Percentile £750 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £370 -
% change year-on-year +28.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £14.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £12.20
90th Percentile £47.50 - £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £14.00

Neural Network 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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Neural Network
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Neural Network as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Neural Network in the UK

Neural Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Neural Network in the UK

Neural Network
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Neural Network over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Neural Network in the UK

Neural Network
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Neural Network in the UK

Neural Network
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Neural Network 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 +80 81 £575 +24.32% 32
London +36 65 £575 +4.55% 9
UK excluding London +37 15 £475 +28.38% 23
Midlands +21 5 £475 +10.14%
East of England -12 5 £425 - 9
North of England +60 3 £600 +60.00% 3
West Midlands +25 3 £475 +10.14%
Yorkshire +15 2 - - 1
South East +6 2 - - 4
East Midlands +2 2 £650 -
North West - 1 £600 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Neural Network 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 Neural Network.

1 72 (88.89%) Python
2 71 (87.65%) Machine Learning
3 41 (50.62%) TensorFlow
4 39 (48.15%) R
5 34 (41.98%) Apache Spark
6 28 (34.57%) Algorithms
6 28 (34.57%) Theano
7 26 (32.10%) Hadoop
8 24 (29.63%) Analytics
8 24 (29.63%) Degree
9 23 (28.40%) Keras
10 22 (27.16%) Computer Science
10 22 (27.16%) Finance
11 21 (25.93%) Artificial Intelligence
11 21 (25.93%) Mathematics
11 21 (25.93%) Natural Language Processing
12 19 (23.46%) Retail
13 18 (22.22%) Java
14 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (19.75%) MXNet
15 16 (19.75%) PhD
15 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
16 15 (18.52%) Big Data
17 14 (17.28%) Logistic Regression
18 12 (14.81%) Physics
18 12 (14.81%) Linux
18 12 (14.81%) Apache
18 12 (14.81%) Pandas
19 11 (13.58%) Deep Learning

Neural Network
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 34 (41.98%) Apache Spark
2 12 (14.81%) Apache
3 11 (13.58%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.70%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Chatbot
2 2 (2.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Dialogflow
2 8 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Intranet
2 1 (1.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (32.10%) Hadoop
2 15 (18.52%) Big Data
3 9 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
4 6 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.41%) Data Mining
4 6 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.17%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.94%) BigQuery
6 4 (4.94%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.47%) Blockchain
7 2 (2.47%) HBase
8 1 (1.23%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.23%) MySQL
8 1 (1.23%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.23%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) JIRA
2 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (27.16%) Finance
2 19 (23.46%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Marketing
3 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Military
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (72.84%) Data Scientist
2 25 (30.86%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 12 (14.81%) Senior Data Scientist
4 5 (6.17%) Analyst
4 5 (6.17%) Data Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Innovation Manager
5 4 (4.94%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) Developer
6 3 (3.70%) Product Manager
7 2 (2.47%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) Digital Business Analyst
8 1 (1.23%) Artificial Intelligence Engineer
8 1 (1.23%) Big Data Analyst
8 1 (1.23%) Machine Learning Consultant
8 1 (1.23%) Machine Learning Specialist
8 1 (1.23%) Scala Developer
8 1 (1.23%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (50.62%) TensorFlow
2 28 (34.57%) Theano
3 23 (28.40%) Keras
4 21 (25.93%) Natural Language Processing
5 16 (19.75%) MXNet
6 12 (14.81%) Pandas
7 11 (13.58%) Django
7 11 (13.58%) NumPy
8 10 (12.35%) REST
8 10 (12.35%) XML
9 8 (9.88%) PySpark
9 8 (9.88%) scikit-learn
10 6 (7.41%) Deeplearning4j
11 5 (6.17%) SciPy
12 3 (3.70%) Kafka
12 3 (3.70%) Torch
13 2 (2.47%) OpenCV
13 2 (2.47%) Web Services
14 1 (1.23%) DirectX
14 1 (1.23%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (34.57%) Algorithms
2 22 (27.16%) Computer Science
3 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Music Streaming
5 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.23%) Digital Signage
6 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Linux
2 6 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) Android
3 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (87.65%) Machine Learning
2 24 (29.63%) Analytics
3 21 (25.93%) Artificial Intelligence
3 21 (25.93%) Mathematics
4 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (17.28%) Logistic Regression
6 12 (14.81%) Physics
7 11 (13.58%) Deep Learning
7 11 (13.58%) Statistics
8 10 (12.35%) Linear Algebra
8 10 (12.35%) Open Source
8 10 (12.35%) User Stories
9 9 (11.11%) Linear Regression
9 9 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.88%) Decision Tree
10 8 (9.88%) Gradient Boosting
11 7 (8.64%) Bayesian Methods
11 7 (8.64%) DevOps
12 6 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (88.89%) Python
2 39 (48.15%) R
3 18 (22.22%) Java
4 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.35%) C#
5 10 (12.35%) SQL
6 8 (9.88%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.94%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.70%) C
8 3 (3.70%) Ruby
8 3 (3.70%) Scala
8 3 (3.70%) VB
9 2 (2.47%) C++
10 1 (1.23%) Cypher
10 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) Degree
2 16 (19.75%) PhD
3 8 (9.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (7.41%) PMP
5 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Oozie
2 1 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 6 (7.41%) Google
1 6 (7.41%) Tableau
2 5 (6.17%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.47%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.23%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.23%) MapR