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 28 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.

Predictive Modelling
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 599 628
Rank change year-on-year +25 +29  
Contract jobs citing Predictive Modelling 36 52 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.097% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.12% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 13
Median daily rate £475 £450 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +31.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £688 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £625 £343
% change year-on-year -28.00% +82.48%  
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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
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 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Predictive Modelling in the UK

Predictive Modelling
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 Predictive Modelling within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +21 36 £475 +5.55% 17
London +7 32 £486 +8.05% 12
City of London -8 6 £475 +5.55% 1
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Birmingham - 2 £450 -
South West -4 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
Bedford - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 51 (68.92%) Python
2 48 (64.86%) R
3 45 (60.81%) SQL
4 41 (55.41%) Analytics
5 30 (40.54%) Machine Learning
6 29 (39.19%) Degree
7 23 (31.08%) Data Modelling
8 21 (28.38%) SAS
8 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (24.32%) Apache Spark
9 18 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (21.62%) Oracle
10 16 (21.62%) Statistics
10 16 (21.62%) Hadoop
10 16 (21.62%) Big Data
11 15 (20.27%) Netezza
11 15 (20.27%) Mathematics
11 15 (20.27%) Data Management
12 14 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (18.92%) Relational Database
13 13 (17.57%) SPSS
13 13 (17.57%) C++
14 12 (16.22%) Java
14 12 (16.22%) Data Analysis
15 11 (14.86%) Statistical Analysis
15 11 (14.86%) Marketing
15 11 (14.86%) NoSQL
15 11 (14.86%) Tableau
15 11 (14.86%) Teradata
16 10 (13.51%) Sybase

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 21 (28.38%) SAS
2 18 (24.32%) Apache Spark
3 6 (8.11%) Apache Pig
4 3 (4.05%) Jupyter
5 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) SPSS
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.70%) EViews
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.62%) Big Data
1 16 (21.62%) Hadoop
2 14 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (18.92%) Relational Database
3 11 (14.86%) NoSQL
4 10 (13.51%) Data Mining
4 10 (13.51%) DB2
4 10 (13.51%) QlikView
5 7 (9.46%) Apache Hive
6 4 (5.41%) Spotfire
7 3 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (4.05%) SAS EBI
8 2 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.70%) Impala
8 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.35%) HBase
9 1 (1.35%) Parquet
9 1 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (1.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.35%) JUnit
2 1 (1.35%) Maven
2 1 (1.35%) Mockito
2 1 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (14.86%) Marketing
2 8 (10.81%) Finance
3 5 (6.76%) Retail
4 3 (4.05%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.35%) French Language
6 1 (1.35%) Games
6 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (47.30%) Data Scientist
2 17 (22.97%) Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Data Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (6.76%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) SQL Data Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Data Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Junior
6 4 (5.41%) Netezza Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Junior Data Scientist
7 3 (4.05%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 3 (4.05%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Data Scientist
8 2 (2.70%) Business Data Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Data Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Econometrician
8 2 (2.70%) Lead Data Architect
8 2 (2.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) D3.js
1 4 (5.41%) Natural Language Processing
1 4 (5.41%) SparkR
2 3 (4.05%) scikit-learn
3 2 (2.70%) MLlib
3 2 (2.70%) NumPy
3 2 (2.70%) Pandas
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Avro
4 1 (1.35%) ggplot2
4 1 (1.35%) Kafka
4 1 (1.35%) Keras
4 1 (1.35%) OpenCV
4 1 (1.35%) PySpark
4 1 (1.35%) RHadoop
4 1 (1.35%) TensorFlow
4 1 (1.35%) Torch
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Algorithms
2 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.46%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.76%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.41%) Credit Risk
5 3 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.35%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.35%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) Analytics
2 30 (40.54%) Machine Learning
3 23 (31.08%) Data Modelling
4 18 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (21.62%) Statistics
6 15 (20.27%) Data Management
6 15 (20.27%) Mathematics
7 12 (16.22%) Data Analysis
8 11 (14.86%) Statistical Analysis
9 10 (13.51%) Visualisation
10 9 (12.16%) Data Transformation
10 9 (12.16%) Predictive Analytics
10 9 (12.16%) Statistical Modelling
11 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (10.81%) SDLC
12 7 (9.46%) CRM
12 7 (9.46%) Dimensional Modelling
12 7 (9.46%) Neural Network
13 6 (8.11%) ETL
13 6 (8.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (68.92%) Python
2 48 (64.86%) R
3 45 (60.81%) SQL
4 13 (17.57%) C++
5 12 (16.22%) Java
6 9 (12.16%) Scala
7 8 (10.81%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.70%) VBA
10 1 (1.35%) C
10 1 (1.35%) C#
10 1 (1.35%) Go
10 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) PhD
3 2 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.70%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.70%) Docker
3 1 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (2.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Oracle
2 15 (20.27%) Netezza
3 11 (14.86%) Tableau
3 11 (14.86%) Teradata
4 10 (13.51%) Sybase
5 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.46%) RapidMiner
6 3 (4.05%) Cognos
6 3 (4.05%) Google
6 3 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.70%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.35%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.35%) SIMUL8