The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 87 128 180
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +52
Contract jobs citing Big Data 130 67 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.25% 1.16% 0.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.83% 5.11% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 47 40
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£575 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £710 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
+143.90% -
Big Data
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1473 1310 1619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.49% 22.73% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 986 1183
Average daily rate £463 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 18
Average hourly rate £23.25 £27.91 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.69% -45.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.25 £51.49 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Big Data across the City of London region.

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Big Data
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the City of London region.

Big Data Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Big Data also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Big Data.

1 126 (51.85%) Hadoop
2 105 (43.21%) Java
3 87 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (31.28%) Finance
5 58 (23.87%) SQL
5 58 (23.87%) Analytics
6 54 (22.22%) Banking
7 53 (21.81%) Apache Spark
8 46 (18.93%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (16.87%) Scala
10 39 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (16.05%) Linux
10 39 (16.05%) TDD
11 36 (14.81%) Oracle
11 36 (14.81%) Apache Hive
12 35 (14.40%) Open Source
13 28 (11.52%) Scrum
14 27 (11.11%) Python
15 26 (10.70%) UNIX
15 26 (10.70%) Investment Banking
16 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
16 25 (10.29%) NoSQL
16 25 (10.29%) HDFS
17 24 (9.88%) Data Modelling
17 24 (9.88%) Degree
18 23 (9.47%) Statistics
18 23 (9.47%) Data Analysis
19 22 (9.05%) MapReduce
20 21 (8.64%) R
20 21 (8.64%) Relational Database

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Big Data also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Big Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (21.81%) Apache Spark
2 15 (6.17%) Apache Pig
3 13 (5.35%) Apache
4 9 (3.70%) SAS
5 7 (2.88%) Confluence
6 6 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.47%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (1.23%) JBoss
8 3 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.82%) Mule
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.41%) Node.js
10 1 (0.41%) IPython
10 1 (0.41%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.23%) SPSS
2 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.41%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) Weka
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.65%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.41%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.12%) Internet
2 8 (3.29%) AMQP
3 4 (1.65%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.65%) Converged Networks
4 3 (1.23%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.82%) LAN
5 2 (0.82%) WAN
5 2 (0.82%) Network Security
6 1 (0.41%) LDAP
6 1 (0.41%) SMTP
6 1 (0.41%) HTTP
6 1 (0.41%) SNMP
6 1 (0.41%) VPN
6 1 (0.41%) SSL
6 1 (0.41%) SAN
6 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.41%) MPLS
6 1 (0.41%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (51.85%) Hadoop
2 46 (18.93%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (14.81%) Apache Hive
4 25 (10.29%) NoSQL
4 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
5 21 (8.64%) Relational Database
6 20 (8.23%) HBase
6 20 (8.23%) MongoDB
7 13 (5.35%) Oracle Database
8 12 (4.94%) Impala
9 11 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (4.53%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.29%) QlikView
11 7 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (2.47%) DB2
12 6 (2.47%) Data Mining
12 6 (2.47%) MySQL
13 5 (2.06%) Mahout
14 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (4.94%) Subversion
1 12 (4.94%) JIRA
2 9 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.88%) Mercurial
3 7 (2.88%) JUnit
4 6 (2.47%) Maven
4 6 (2.47%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.47%) Ant
4 6 (2.47%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.06%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.06%) Gradle
6 3 (1.23%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.82%) Hudson
7 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.41%) Selenium
8 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.41%) Cobertura
8 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
General
1 76 (31.28%) Finance
2 54 (22.22%) Banking
3 26 (10.70%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.12%) Retail
5 8 (3.29%) Marketing
6 7 (2.88%) Advertising
7 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.65%) Front Office
9 3 (1.23%) Publishing
9 3 (1.23%) Legal
10 2 (0.82%) Games
10 2 (0.82%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (35.80%) Developer
2 46 (18.93%) Architect
3 38 (15.64%) Analyst
3 38 (15.64%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.23%) Hadoop Developer
5 18 (7.41%) Data Scientist
6 17 (7.00%) Data Analyst
7 14 (5.76%) Data Architect
7 14 (5.76%) Scala Developer
8 11 (4.53%) Consultant
8 11 (4.53%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.70%) Technical Architect
10 9 (3.70%) Big Data Developer
11 8 (3.29%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.29%) Data Consultant
12 7 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.88%) Big Data Architect
12 7 (2.88%) Agile Java Developer
13 6 (2.47%) Big Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.82%) Spring
2 16 (6.58%) HTML
3 14 (5.76%) Web Services
3 14 (5.76%) Akka
4 13 (5.35%) JMS
4 13 (5.35%) HTML5
5 12 (4.94%) J2EE
6 11 (4.53%) JSON
6 11 (4.53%) Hibernate
6 11 (4.53%) RESTful
7 10 (4.12%) Kafka
7 10 (4.12%) .NET
7 10 (4.12%) CSS
8 7 (2.88%) XML
8 7 (2.88%) Ajax
8 7 (2.88%) jQuery
8 7 (2.88%) REST
9 6 (2.47%) Java EE
10 5 (2.06%) WPF
10 5 (2.06%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.47%) Statistics
3 20 (8.23%) Visualisation
4 13 (5.35%) Credit Risk
5 11 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.12%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.70%) Market Risk
7 9 (3.70%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.29%) Data Structures
8 8 (3.29%) Fixed Income
9 7 (2.88%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.47%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.65%) Derivative
11 4 (1.65%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.65%) Equities
11 4 (1.65%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.65%) User Experience
12 3 (1.23%) Clustering
12 3 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.05%) Linux
2 26 (10.70%) UNIX
3 12 (4.94%) Windows
4 8 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (23.87%) Analytics
3 39 (16.05%) TDD
4 35 (14.40%) Open Source
5 28 (11.52%) Scrum
6 24 (9.88%) Data Modelling
7 23 (9.47%) Data Analysis
8 22 (9.05%) MapReduce
9 20 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (7.82%) BDD
11 17 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (7.00%) Software Engineering
12 16 (6.58%) OO
13 14 (5.76%) ETL
13 14 (5.76%) Project Management
13 14 (5.76%) Data Analytics
13 14 (5.76%) SDLC
14 13 (5.35%) DevOps
14 13 (5.35%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 105 (43.21%) Java
2 58 (23.87%) SQL
3 41 (16.87%) Scala
4 27 (11.11%) Python
5 21 (8.64%) R
6 19 (7.82%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.53%) C#
8 9 (3.70%) C++
9 8 (3.29%) PHP
9 8 (3.29%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.47%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.47%) Ruby
11 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.82%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.82%) Perl
12 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.82%) Spark SQL
13 1 (0.41%) F#
13 1 (0.41%) Clojure
13 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (9.88%) Degree
2 13 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.53%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.65%) PhD
5 3 (1.23%) ISEB
5 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.82%) CCNA
6 2 (0.82%) CISSP
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.82%) PMP
6 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.82%) CISM
7 1 (0.41%) CCSA
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.41%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.41%) CISA
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.47%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) Basel III
3 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (10.29%) HDFS
2 7 (2.88%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.41%) vCloud
4 1 (0.41%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.41%) Docker
4 1 (0.41%) NFS
4 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) XenServer
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
4 1 (0.41%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (4.12%) Puppet
2 9 (3.70%) Vagrant
3 8 (3.29%) Oozie
4 5 (2.06%) Mesos
5 2 (0.82%) Ansible
6 1 (0.41%) SELinux
6 1 (0.41%) logstash
6 1 (0.41%) Kibana
6 1 (0.41%) Chukwa
6 1 (0.41%) Ambari
6 1 (0.41%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.41%) yum
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.41%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (14.81%) Oracle
2 21 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.00%) Cloudera
4 10 (4.12%) Teradata
5 8 (3.29%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.29%) Tableau
5 8 (3.29%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.29%) Alteryx
6 6 (2.47%) Netezza
7 5 (2.06%) Vertica
8 4 (1.65%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.23%) Cognos
9 3 (1.23%) Intel
9 3 (1.23%) Greenplum
9 3 (1.23%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.23%) IBM
10 2 (0.82%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.82%) WorldPay
10 2 (0.82%) MapR
10 2 (0.82%) i2
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