Period
to 25 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Statistical Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Statistical Learning over the 6 months to 25 October 2021 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.

Statistical Learning
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 819 528 805
Rank change year-on-year -291 +277 +96
Contract jobs citing Statistical Learning 8 1 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.003% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.004% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
10th Percentile " " £403
25th Percentile £363 " £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £700 £433
Median % change year-on-year -46.43% +61.85% -24.78%
75th Percentile £388 " £487
90th Percentile " " £510
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £500

Statistical Learning 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 75,601 27,733 73,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.12% 87.08% 87.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,617 18,810 49,307
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,703 800 2,172
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.61 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.65 £15.25 £14.90
Median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.84% +4.65% +11.69%

Statistical Learning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Statistical Learning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Statistical Learning in the UK

Statistical Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Statistical Learning.

Daily rate trend for Statistical Learning in the UK

Statistical Learning
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistical Learning within the UK over the 6 months to 25 October 2021. 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
London -184 7 £375 -46.43%
England -247 7 £375 -46.43% 1
Work from Home - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Statistical Learning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Statistical Learning.

1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Statistical Modelling
1 8 (100.00%) Analytics
2 7 (87.50%) Data Visualisation
2 7 (87.50%) Visualisation
3 6 (75.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 6 (75.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (75.00%) Machine Learning
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) Data Mining
3 6 (75.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (75.00%) Algorithms
3 6 (75.00%) Data Science
4 5 (62.50%) Decision-Making
4 5 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (62.50%) Model Validation
4 5 (62.50%) Social Skills
4 5 (62.50%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (62.50%) Influencing Skills
4 5 (62.50%) DataOps
4 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (62.50%) TensorFlow
4 5 (62.50%) DevOps
4 5 (62.50%) Theano
4 5 (62.50%) Julia
4 5 (62.50%) Prototyping
4 5 (62.50%) Keras
4 5 (62.50%) ggplot
4 5 (62.50%) Master's Degree

Statistical Learning
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 5 (62.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Data Mining
2 5 (62.50%) Big Data
2 5 (62.50%) QlikView
2 5 (62.50%) Tableau
2 5 (62.50%) Text Mining
3 1 (12.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (25.00%) PyUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Influencing Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Presentation Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Scientist
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Python Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) D3.js
1 5 (62.50%) ggplot
1 5 (62.50%) Keras
1 5 (62.50%) TensorFlow
1 5 (62.50%) Theano
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (25.00%) Django
2 2 (25.00%) Flask
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) Jinja
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) NumPy
2 2 (25.00%) Pandas
2 2 (25.00%) pytest
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Analytics
1 8 (100.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 7 (87.50%) Data Visualisation
2 7 (87.50%) Visualisation
3 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (75.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (75.00%) Data Science
3 6 (75.00%) Machine Learning
3 6 (75.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (75.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 5 (62.50%) Change Management
4 5 (62.50%) DataOps
4 5 (62.50%) Decision-Making
4 5 (62.50%) DevOps
4 5 (62.50%) Model Validation
4 5 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (62.50%) Prototyping
4 5 (62.50%) Scrum
4 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (62.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Julia
3 5 (62.50%) MATLAB
3 5 (62.50%) R
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft