Concept Resourcing
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Junior Data Scientist

A Junior Statistical Analyst / Data Scientist is required on a 6 month contract basis to work on methodological projects relating to a wide range of statistical activities.

This opportunity is ideal for a postgraduate in a mathematical or statistical discipline, seeking contract experience.

Duties will include designing samples; devising methods for dealing with non-response in surveys; estimating for small areas and developing methods for estimating from non-survey sources - such as big data and administrative data.

There are several requirements for this role in three locations;

  • Newport (SE Wales)
  • London
  • Hampshire

Relevant Skills & Experience;

  • Knowledge and experience of a range of analytical, or statistical techniques
  • Experience in manipulation and analysis of data and presenting research results
  • Computer literate with experience in statistical, data science or GIS packages.

    For example SAS, R, Stata, Python or in any GIS such as ArcGIS or QGIS

Specialist Skills

  • Knowledge of Python, R or SQL (essential)
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases, Apache Spark or similar tools for handling big data (desirable)
  • Knowledge of machine learning, text mining or other data science techniques (desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience of spatial analysis techniques
  • Experience in GIS packages such as ArcGIS or QGIS

Broader skills include demonstrated experience of carrying out complex analytical research work.


  • A PhD or Masters in a mathematical or statistical discipline, or in geography or a related discipline is essential

The day rate for this opportunity will be between £150.00 - £170.00 per day for the duration of the contract.