The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Machine Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Machine Learning over the 3 months to 24 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.

Machine Learning
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 139 -
Rank change year-on-year +29 -  
Contract jobs citing Machine Learning 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.099% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £463 £394 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £581
% change year-on-year +11.76% -26.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

Machine Learning 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2495 1842
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.64% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1489 1158
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.05 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Machine Learning
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Machine Learning in the West Midlands

Machine Learning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Machine Learning in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Machine Learning in the West Midlands

Machine Learning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Machine Learning in the West Midlands

Machine Learning
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Machine Learning within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham - 5 £463 - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Machine Learning
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Machine Learning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Machine Learning.

1 6 (75.00%) Big Data
1 6 (75.00%) Apache Spark
2 5 (62.50%) R
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) SAS
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Kafka
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) Tableau
5 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (12.50%) Smart Energy
5 1 (12.50%) Smart City
5 1 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Docker
5 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (12.50%) Physics
5 1 (12.50%) Cluster Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) NoSQL

Machine Learning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (75.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (37.50%) SAS
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Big Data
2 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Development Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Graduate
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Development Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Smart City
3 1 (12.50%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Cluster Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Neural Network
3 1 (12.50%) Physics
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) R
2 3 (37.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Tableau