The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Predictive Modelling skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Predictive Modelling over the 3 months to 29 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.

Predictive Modelling
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 623 585
Rank change year-on-year +55 -38  
Contract jobs citing Predictive Modelling 37 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.046% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.056% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 34
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Predictive Modelling 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 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
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 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
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 £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Predictive Modelling
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Predictive Modelling in the UK

Predictive Modelling
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Predictive Modelling in the UK

Predictive Modelling
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Predictive Modelling over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Predictive Modelling in the UK

Predictive Modelling
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Predictive Modelling within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +62 35 £450 - 11
London +45 34 £450 - 2
City of London +6 13 £450 -
Scotland +28 2 - - 2
Edinburgh +20 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Predictive Modelling 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 Predictive Modelling.

1 43 (58.11%) Python
2 40 (54.05%) R
3 38 (51.35%) Analytics
4 37 (50.00%) SQL
5 31 (41.89%) Data Modelling
6 26 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (33.78%) SAS
7 25 (33.78%) Degree
8 24 (32.43%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (31.08%) Oracle
9 23 (31.08%) Machine Learning
10 21 (28.38%) Data Management
10 21 (28.38%) Hadoop
11 20 (27.03%) Netezza
12 19 (25.68%) Statistics
12 19 (25.68%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (24.32%) C++
13 18 (24.32%) Big Data
14 16 (21.62%) Relational Database
14 16 (21.62%) SPSS
14 16 (21.62%) Mathematics
15 15 (20.27%) Apache Hive
15 15 (20.27%) Teradata
15 15 (20.27%) Java
15 15 (20.27%) Apache Spark
16 13 (17.57%) Sybase
16 13 (17.57%) DB2
16 13 (17.57%) NoSQL
17 12 (16.22%) MATLAB
17 12 (16.22%) Data Transformation

Predictive Modelling
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 25 (33.78%) SAS
2 15 (20.27%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.76%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (21.62%) SPSS
2 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.38%) Hadoop
2 19 (25.68%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (24.32%) Big Data
4 16 (21.62%) Relational Database
5 15 (20.27%) Apache Hive
6 13 (17.57%) DB2
6 13 (17.57%) NoSQL
7 9 (12.16%) Data Mining
7 9 (12.16%) QlikView
8 8 (10.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 8 (10.81%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 7 (9.46%) Data Lake
10 4 (5.41%) Spotfire
10 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
11 3 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (4.05%) SAS EBI
12 2 (2.70%) Impala
12 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
12 2 (2.70%) Text Mining
13 1 (1.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) JUnit
2 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Mockito
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Marketing
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Data Scientist
2 22 (29.73%) Analyst
3 16 (21.62%) Data Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) Developer
5 10 (13.51%) SQL Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) SQL Data Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Architect
6 7 (9.46%) Data Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Netezza Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Oracle Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Teradata Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Lead Data Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 3 (4.05%) Agile Developer
10 3 (4.05%) SAS Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Data Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Junior Data Scientist
11 2 (2.70%) Machine Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (4.05%) SparkR
3 1 (1.35%) Drools
3 1 (1.35%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.35%) Keras
3 1 (1.35%) Pandas
3 1 (1.35%) REST
3 1 (1.35%) scikit-learn
3 1 (1.35%) Spring
3 1 (1.35%) Struts
3 1 (1.35%) Theano
3 1 (1.35%) Torch
3 1 (1.35%) XGBoost
3 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.86%) Data Structures
3 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
4 9 (12.16%) Algorithms
5 5 (6.76%) Virtual Team
6 3 (4.05%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.70%) Social Network
8 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (51.35%) Analytics
2 31 (41.89%) Data Modelling
3 24 (32.43%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (31.08%) Machine Learning
5 21 (28.38%) Data Management
6 19 (25.68%) Statistics
7 16 (21.62%) Mathematics
8 12 (16.22%) Data Transformation
9 11 (14.86%) SDLC
9 11 (14.86%) Statistical Analysis
10 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (13.51%) Data Analysis
11 9 (12.16%) Data Analytics
11 9 (12.16%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (12.16%) Dimensional Modelling
11 9 (12.16%) Scrum
11 9 (12.16%) Visualisation
12 8 (10.81%) Database Optimisation
12 8 (10.81%) Neural Network
12 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (58.11%) Python
2 40 (54.05%) R
3 37 (50.00%) SQL
4 18 (24.32%) C++
5 15 (20.27%) Java
6 12 (16.22%) MATLAB
7 5 (6.76%) Scala
8 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) PhD
3 2 (2.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) Oracle
2 20 (27.03%) Netezza
3 15 (20.27%) Teradata
4 13 (17.57%) Sybase
5 10 (13.51%) Tableau
6 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.46%) RapidMiner
7 6 (8.11%) Alteryx
8 3 (4.05%) Cognos
9 2 (2.70%) Google
10 1 (1.35%) SAP