Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Statistical Modelling skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Statistical Modelling over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 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 Modelling
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 735 767 783
Rank change year-on-year +32 +16 +50
Contract jobs citing Statistical Modelling 169 121 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 71 59
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £257
90th Percentile £636 £675 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £338
% change year-on-year -4.76% +55.44% -19.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 £20.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.33% +63.61% +5.08%
10th Percentile £42.50 £30.38 £17.42
90th Percentile £55.50 £43.98 £22.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.50 -

Statistical Modelling 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 91,019 88,693 87,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.75% 85.91% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,315 59,199 57,906
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,065 2,485
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.65 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

Statistical Modelling
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Statistical Modelling as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Statistical Modelling in the UK

Statistical Modelling
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Statistical Modelling in the UK

Statistical Modelling
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistical Modelling over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Statistical Modelling in the UK

Statistical Modelling
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Statistical Modelling in the UK

Statistical 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 Statistical Modelling within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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 +69 164 £525 +15.38% 34
London +72 128 £525 +17.98% 15
UK excluding London -38 39 £500 -4.76% 22
South East +2 23 £500 -4.76% 5
Midlands -13 8 £525 - 2
West Midlands -19 8 £525 - 1
Wales -24 3 £525 - 1
South West -30 3 £438 - 4
East of England -8 1 - - 3
North of England -11 1 £333 +33.00% 5
North West -12 1 £333 +33.00% 2

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Statistical Modelling 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 Modelling.

1 118 (69.82%) Python
2 112 (66.27%) Data Science
3 98 (57.99%) Analytics
4 90 (53.25%) SQL
5 89 (52.66%) Machine Learning
6 79 (46.75%) Big Data
7 77 (45.56%) Analytical Skills
8 73 (43.20%) Hadoop
9 68 (40.24%) R
10 63 (37.28%) Algorithms
11 59 (34.91%) Apache Spark
12 57 (33.73%) Amazon AWS
13 55 (32.54%) Visualisation
14 48 (28.40%) Degree
15 47 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (24.85%) Apache Hive
17 37 (21.89%) Microsoft Azure
17 37 (21.89%) SAS
17 37 (21.89%) DevOps
18 36 (21.30%) Finance
18 36 (21.30%) Data Analysis
19 35 (20.71%) Hortonworks
20 34 (20.12%) Relational Database
20 34 (20.12%) Data Modelling
21 33 (19.53%) Deep Learning
22 32 (18.93%) Data Management
22 32 (18.93%) Cloudera
22 32 (18.93%) MongoDB
22 32 (18.93%) Predictive Analytics
23 31 (18.34%) Mathematics

Statistical 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 59 (34.91%) Apache Spark
2 37 (21.89%) SAS
3 11 (6.51%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.96%) Confluence
5 3 (1.78%) Apache
5 3 (1.78%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.78%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.37%) SPSS
3 3 (1.78%) Mathematica
4 2 (1.18%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.59%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.18%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.18%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 57 (33.73%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (21.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (18.34%) Amazon EMR
4 13 (7.69%) Amazon S3
5 8 (4.73%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (4.73%) Data Lake Analytics
6 7 (4.14%) GitHub
7 4 (2.37%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (1.78%) IaaS
8 3 (1.78%) PaaS
9 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.18%) NuGet
9 2 (1.18%) Serverless
10 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.37%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.78%) SSL
2 3 (1.78%) VPN
3 2 (1.18%) DNS
3 2 (1.18%) SSH
3 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.18%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (46.75%) Big Data
2 73 (43.20%) Hadoop
3 42 (24.85%) Apache Hive
4 34 (20.12%) Relational Database
5 32 (18.93%) MongoDB
6 27 (15.98%) Data Mining
7 23 (13.61%) Power BI
8 21 (12.43%) Cosmos DB
9 19 (11.24%) Data Lake
9 19 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (11.24%) HBase
10 17 (10.06%) NoSQL
10 17 (10.06%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (8.88%) Spotfire
11 15 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (7.69%) HDInsight
12 13 (7.69%) Redis
12 13 (7.69%) SAP BW
12 13 (7.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (10.06%) JIRA
2 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.73%) Bitbucket
4 7 (4.14%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.14%) GitLab
5 4 (2.37%) Maven
6 3 (1.78%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.78%) FishEye
6 3 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.78%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.59%) RStudio
7 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (21.30%) Finance
2 18 (10.65%) Retail
3 6 (3.55%) Banking
3 6 (3.55%) Marketing
4 5 (2.96%) Front Office
4 5 (2.96%) Games
5 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.78%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Back Office
6 2 (1.18%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (43.20%) Data Scientist
2 35 (20.71%) Data Engineer
3 29 (17.16%) Analyst
4 22 (13.02%) Big Data Engineer
5 16 (9.47%) Developer
5 16 (9.47%) Senior Data Scientist
6 14 (8.28%) Python Engineer
7 12 (7.10%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (5.92%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.92%) Data Analyst
9 9 (5.33%) Consultant
10 8 (4.73%) Big Data Developer
10 8 (4.73%) Data Business Analyst
10 8 (4.73%) Senior Data Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Information Analyst
11 7 (4.14%) Python Developer
11 7 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.55%) Architect
12 6 (3.55%) Data Analytics Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.38%) PySpark
2 23 (13.61%) TensorFlow
3 20 (11.83%) Kafka
4 16 (9.47%) MLlib
4 16 (9.47%) Natural Language Processing
4 16 (9.47%) Theano
4 16 (9.47%) Torch
5 15 (8.88%) scikit-learn
6 11 (6.51%) Pandas
7 8 (4.73%) Django
7 8 (4.73%) Flask
7 8 (4.73%) GraphQL
8 5 (2.96%) RESTful
9 4 (2.37%) HTML
9 4 (2.37%) NumPy
9 4 (2.37%) React
10 3 (1.78%) HTML5
10 3 (1.78%) Play Framework
10 3 (1.78%) XML
11 2 (1.18%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 77 (45.56%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (37.28%) Algorithms
3 15 (8.88%) User Experience
4 6 (3.55%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.96%) Fintech
5 5 (2.96%) Linked Data
6 4 (2.37%) Equities
6 4 (2.37%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (2.37%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.78%) FMCG
7 3 (1.78%) NHS
7 3 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.18%) Derivative
8 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.59%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.55%) Linux
2 5 (2.96%) Unix
3 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (66.27%) Data Science
2 98 (57.99%) Analytics
3 89 (52.66%) Machine Learning
4 55 (32.54%) Visualisation
5 47 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (21.89%) DevOps
7 36 (21.30%) Data Analysis
8 34 (20.12%) Data Modelling
9 33 (19.53%) Deep Learning
10 32 (18.93%) Data Management
10 32 (18.93%) Predictive Analytics
11 31 (18.34%) Mathematics
12 27 (15.98%) Computer Science
12 27 (15.98%) ETL
12 27 (15.98%) Performance Optimisation
12 27 (15.98%) Software Engineering
12 27 (15.98%) Statistics
13 26 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
14 19 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 118 (69.82%) Python
2 90 (53.25%) SQL
3 68 (40.24%) R
4 18 (10.65%) Scala
5 16 (9.47%) Java
6 14 (8.28%) Bash Shell
6 14 (8.28%) MATLAB
7 7 (4.14%) C#
7 7 (4.14%) Cypher
7 7 (4.14%) Perl
8 6 (3.55%) C++
8 6 (3.55%) VBA
9 5 (2.96%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.59%) Haskell
10 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (28.40%) Degree
2 18 (10.65%) Master's Degree
3 17 (10.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (8.28%) PhD
5 13 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.55%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (3.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 11 (6.51%) GDPR
3 10 (5.92%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.59%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (9.47%) Apache Flume
2 10 (5.92%) Docker
3 4 (2.37%) HDFS
4 2 (1.18%) iptables
4 2 (1.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (5.92%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.33%) Prometheus
3 6 (3.55%) Ansible
4 3 (1.78%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.59%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (20.71%) Hortonworks
2 32 (18.93%) Cloudera
3 29 (17.16%) Oracle
4 27 (15.98%) Tableau
5 24 (14.20%) Alteryx
6 19 (11.24%) Microsoft
7 16 (9.47%) Talend
8 15 (8.88%) Informatica
9 14 (8.28%) SAP
10 9 (5.33%) Databricks
11 7 (4.14%) New Relic
12 4 (2.37%) Adobe
12 4 (2.37%) Omniture
13 3 (1.78%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.78%) Google
14 2 (1.18%) Bloomberg
14 2 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
14 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.18%) Remedy
15 1 (0.59%) Virgin Media