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Peter Bleackley

£600/day

Data scientist

  • Python
  • Machine learning
  • SQL
  • NLP
  • Data science
  • Pandas
  • Scikit-learn
  • TensorFlow

Alex Glaser

£550/day

Data Scientist

  • Python
  • Machine learning
  • Data science
  • SQL
  • R
  • Pandas
  • Data mining
  • spatial
  • tidyverse
  • functional programming
  • Big Data
  • Deep Learning
  • Scikit-learn
  • Git
  • Docker
  • TensorFlow

Ahmed Ayodele

£300/day

Data Scientist | Data Engineer | Web Scraper

  • Python
  • SQL
  • Data Engineer
  • Docker
  • Big Data
  • ETL
  • Machine learning
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Git
  • PostgreSQL
  • Apache Spark MLlib
  • Apache Spark
  • MapReduce
  • noSQL

Jesus Lopez

£250/day

Data Scientist

4 recommendations
  • SQL
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Python
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Tableau software
  • Data analysis
  • Data science
  • Machine learning
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Data visualization
  • Reporting
  • Business analysis
  • Pandas
  • Business intelligence
  • Data mining
  • Project Management

Camille Loue

£300/day

Data Scientist

  • Python
  • Machine learning
  • Data science
  • SQL
  • Scikit-learn
  • Pandas
  • TensorFlow
  • Pytorch
  • Jupyter
  • keras

Renato Boemer

£650/day

Machine Learning | Deep Learning

  • Machine learning
  • Python
  • Data science
  • Deep Learning
  • Agile method
  • Data analysis
  • SQL

Rémi Pham

£557/day

x3 Certifié AWS / Cloud Architect / Data scientist

1 recommendation
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Docker
  • Terraform
  • Git
  • Python
  • Machine learning
  • Data science
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS
  • Cloud computing
  • Data Analysis
  • Data visualisation
  • Apache Airflow
  • Sagemaker

Malik F.

£428/day

Full-Stack Developer | Data Engineer |AI Developer

  • Python
  • SQL
  • Data science
  • TensorFlow
  • R
  • NLP
  • Pandas
  • Data mining
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Docker
  • scrapping
  • Appium
  • selenium
  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • Machine learning
  • Chatbot
  • artificial intelligence
  • ChatGPT
  • Alexa skill
  • Google Dialogflow
  • automation
  • Data visualization
  • Data Engineer
  • Big Data
  • scrapy
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Cloud computing
  • CloudOps
  • aws

Jennifer H.

£450/day

PhD Data Scientist | Transforming Data to Insight

  • Python
  • R
  • Data science
  • Machine learning
  • Data visualization
  • Data analysis
  • Statistics
  • Predictive analytics
  • Jupyter
  • RStudio
  • Shiny
  • GitHub

Isabelle Garnreiter

£250/day

research scientist and data analyst

2 recommendations
  • Translation (scientific papers)
  • Scientific Writing
  • Neural Networks
  • Biostatistics
  • Python
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Data Analysis

Arnaud Leredde

£343/day

Data Scientist | Machine Learning / Deep Learning

  • Python
  • Machine learning
  • NLP
  • Data analysis
  • SQL
  • Deep Learning
  • Data science
  • Data visualisation

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Data Scientist: What this profession is all about

Want to know more about a data scientist? Read this guide to learn more.

What is a data scientist?

Data scientists are responsible for massive data analysis (called big data). Real experts in figures and statistics, they cross-reference and process your data collected by various web services to help you make strategic decisions. On Malt, you can search for freelance data scientists by skills such as Spark, R or Hadoop.

All you need to know about freelance data scientists

What does a data scientist do?

Like a data analyst, a data scientist is responsible for processing and analyzing their client’s data. They aim to derive information from this data that’ll enable the company to anticipate its future needs. To do this, they must know their client’s business and sector inside out. They have very good communication skills, which helps them present their findings to other divisions of the company. Indeed, they often work closely alongside data engineers, data analysts, developers, marketing consultants, and more. Data scientists often work with data specialists who are responsible for collecting, cleaning, and managing data.

However, unlike data analysts, a data scientist does not merely utilize, analyze and enhance the data from the various channels of the company. Data scientists are needed when the volume of data becomes too large (what is commonly called big data), when the data is unstructured (images, texts, videos, etc.) or when it must be accessible in real time.

As a result, in addition to mastering statistical methods, data visualization, databases (whether relational or not) and Business Intelligence tools, freelance data scientists must have strong skills in machine learning and development (at least in R and Python). They are often proficient in not only SQL, but also Hadoop and/or Spark as well.

Thanks to their wide-ranging skills, freelance data scientists can help you to segment your site’s audience or recommend items to your customers based on what they’ve previously purchased.

How do freelance Data Scientists work?

Freelance data science experts can either work at the client’s premises or remotely. For the success of the project, it’s essential that they regularly report on the findings of their analyses.

Before actually starting the project, the data scientist will familiarize themselves with their client’s company, its challenges, the target audience and the objectives to be achieved.

Then, during the assignment, the freelance data scientist will assist their client with the technical and business issues regarding data.

Top tasks of data scientists:

  • Develop predictive algorithms using machine learning (Python & R, Numpys, Pandas, etc.) and deep learning technologies (Tensorflow, Caffe, Theano, etc.).
  • Implement and deploy advanced data science models (prediction, clustering, image processing, optimisation…)
  • Build recommendation models (user-based, item-based or hybrid)
  • Carry out business-oriented analyses (acquisition, customer behavior, repeat business, user segments, engagement, retention, e-commerce performance, etc.)
  • Work with data analysts to create effective projects.

How to choose a Freelance data scientist?

It’s important to focus on several criteria when choosing a freelance data scientist on Malt:

Their experience

Data Science, described as the ‘sexiest job in the world’ by the Harvard Business Review, is still a relatively new profession. Freelance data scientists often do not have much experience in this field. However, their previous experience in statistics, development or communication may be of use.

Their availability

By using the filters in the search options or by looking directly at freelance data scientists’ profiles, you’ll be able to see their availability (full-time or part-time), their workplace of choice (on your premises or remotely) and their location. This essential information will help you narrow down your search and find the perfect freelancer for your needs!

How to hire a freelance data scientist

Hiring a freelance data scientist requires a strategic approach to ensure you find the right candidate for your specific project. Here are steps to help you hire a freelance data scientist effectively:

1. Define Your Project Scope and Objectives: Start by clearly outlining your project's goals, data requirements, and expected outcomes. Identify the specific tasks or analyses you need the data scientist to perform, and make sure you need a data specialist and not just an IT professional or a developer.

2. Determine Your Budget: Determine a budget for your project, taking into account the complexity of the work, the level of expertise required, and the expected time frame. Freelance data scientist rates can vary significantly.

3. Search on Freelance Platforms: Look for freelance data scientists on popular freelancing platforms like Upwork, Freelancer, Toptal, or specialized data science websites. Use relevant keywords and filters to narrow down your search.

4. Review Portfolios and Profiles: Examine the profiles and portfolios of potential candidates. Pay attention to their experience, previous projects, skills, and certifications. Look for data scientists who have experience in your industry or domain.

5. Check Ratings and Reviews: Read client reviews and ratings to gauge the candidate's reputation and the quality of their work. Past clients' feedback can provide valuable insights into their performance.

6. Interview Candidates: Conduct interviews with shortlisted candidates to discuss your project requirements in detail. Ask about their approach to solving similar problems, their technical skills, and their availability.

7. Assess Technical Skills: Depending on your project's needs, you may want to administer a technical test or provide a sample data set for candidates to analyze. This will help you assess their data analysis and modeling skills.

8. Clarify Communication and Reporting: Clearly define communication channels, reporting structures, and project milestones. Ensure that the freelance data scientist can provide regular updates and effectively communicate their progress.

9. Check References: If possible, ask for references from previous clients to get insights into the candidate's work ethic, reliability, and ability to meet deadlines.

10. Agree on Terms and Contract: Once you've identified the right candidate, discuss project details, timelines, payment terms, and deliverables. Create a formal contract that outlines these terms and expectations to protect both parties.

11. Set Up Data Security Measures: If your project involves sensitive data, ensure that the freelance data scientist understands and agrees to your data security and confidentiality requirements.

12. Monitor Progress: Stay involved throughout the project to monitor progress, provide feedback, and address any issues promptly. Effective communication is key to a successful freelance collaboration.

What is a freelance data scientists hourly rate?

The hourly rate for a freelance data scientist in the UK can vary widely based on factors like their experience, specialization, and the complexity of the project. On average, you can expect to pay between £30 to £150 or more per hour. Highly experienced and specialized data scientists may charge higher rates, while those newer to the field may have more competitive pricing. It's essential to discuss rates directly with potential candidates and consider their qualifications and the specific requirements of your project when negotiating the hourly rate.