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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 87 170 166
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -4
Contract jobs citing Big Data 118 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.09% 0.56% 0.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.28% 2.24% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 32 27
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£525 £450 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.60% -7.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £378 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
1271 1699 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.53% 24.99% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 1282 1104
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.76% +84.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £34.15 £13.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £151.85 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 2014.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 112 (53.85%) Hadoop
2 85 (40.87%) Java
3 77 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (32.21%) SQL
5 56 (26.92%) Analytics
6 50 (24.04%) Banking
7 43 (20.67%) Oracle
8 42 (20.19%) Python
8 42 (20.19%) Finance
9 39 (18.75%) NoSQL
10 34 (16.35%) Apache Hive
10 34 (16.35%) MongoDB
10 34 (16.35%) Apache Spark
11 31 (14.90%) TDD
11 31 (14.90%) Scala
12 30 (14.42%) MapReduce
13 29 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (12.98%) Linux
15 26 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (12.50%) Investment Banking
15 26 (12.50%) Scrum
16 25 (12.02%) ETL
17 23 (11.06%) Data Modelling
18 20 (9.62%) UNIX
18 20 (9.62%) C#
19 19 (9.13%) C++
19 19 (9.13%) SQL Server
19 19 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (9.13%) R
20 18 (8.65%) Apache Pig

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 34 (16.35%) Apache Spark
2 18 (8.65%) Apache Pig
3 17 (8.17%) Apache
4 15 (7.21%) SAS
5 11 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.88%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.96%) IIS
7 2 (0.96%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.96%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.96%) Node.js
7 2 (0.96%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) Jetty
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.92%) SPSS
3 3 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Weka
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.96%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.96%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.33%) Amazon EMR
2 9 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.40%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.96%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 2 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.48%) PaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.92%) Internet
1 4 (1.92%) AMQP
2 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.96%) VPN
2 2 (0.96%) Network Security
3 1 (0.48%) Firewall
3 1 (0.48%) LAN
3 1 (0.48%) WAN
3 1 (0.48%) DHCP
3 1 (0.48%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.48%) MPLS
3 1 (0.48%) SSL
3 1 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (53.85%) Hadoop
2 39 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 34 (16.35%) Apache Hive
3 34 (16.35%) MongoDB
4 26 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (9.13%) SQL Server
6 17 (8.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (6.25%) Relational Database
8 12 (5.77%) HBase
9 10 (4.81%) Data Mining
10 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database
11 7 (3.37%) MarkLogic
11 7 (3.37%) Couchbase
11 7 (3.37%) Redis
11 7 (3.37%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.88%) DB2
12 6 (2.88%) MySQL
13 5 (2.40%) Sqoop
13 5 (2.40%) Mahout
13 5 (2.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Jenkins
1 9 (4.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.40%) JIRA
3 4 (1.92%) JUnit
3 4 (1.92%) Maven
3 4 (1.92%) Subversion
3 4 (1.92%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.92%) Selenium
3 4 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.44%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.48%) Mockito
6 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.48%) NUnit
6 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
General
1 50 (24.04%) Banking
2 42 (20.19%) Finance
3 26 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.25%) Marketing
5 7 (3.37%) Front Office
6 6 (2.88%) Retail
7 5 (2.40%) Publishing
8 4 (1.92%) Games
9 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.96%) Back Office
11 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.48%) French Language
11 1 (0.48%) Electronics
11 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.48%) Law
11 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 74 (35.58%) Developer
2 32 (15.38%) Architect
3 29 (13.94%) Analyst
4 23 (11.06%) Java Developer
5 16 (7.69%) Data Scientist
5 16 (7.69%) Data Architect
6 12 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.77%) Consultant
7 11 (5.29%) Data Consultant
8 10 (4.81%) Data Analyst
8 10 (4.81%) Big Data Developer
8 10 (4.81%) Scala Developer
9 9 (4.33%) Big Data Consultant
10 8 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 7 (3.37%) Big Data Architect
11 7 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.37%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.37%) DBA
12 6 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.65%) HTML
2 16 (7.69%) .NET
3 15 (7.21%) XML
3 15 (7.21%) Spring
4 14 (6.73%) Web Services
5 12 (5.77%) HTML5
6 11 (5.29%) RESTful
7 8 (3.85%) jQuery
7 8 (3.85%) Kafka
8 7 (3.37%) Akka
8 7 (3.37%) REST
8 7 (3.37%) Hibernate
9 6 (2.88%) Apache Flex
9 6 (2.88%) JSON
9 6 (2.88%) Apache Avro
10 5 (2.40%) Apache Camel
10 5 (2.40%) JSP
11 4 (1.92%) J2EE
11 4 (1.92%) CSS
11 4 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 16 (7.69%) Open Source
3 15 (7.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (6.73%) Statistics
5 13 (6.25%) Visualisation
6 12 (5.77%) Data Structures
7 11 (5.29%) Computer Science
7 11 (5.29%) Credit Risk
7 11 (5.29%) Market Risk
8 7 (3.37%) Mathematics
8 7 (3.37%) Fixed Income
9 6 (2.88%) User Experience
9 6 (2.88%) Digital Media
10 5 (2.40%) Derivative
11 4 (1.92%) FMCG
11 4 (1.92%) Social Media
11 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.98%) Linux
2 20 (9.62%) UNIX
3 11 (5.29%) Windows
4 2 (0.96%) AIX
4 2 (0.96%) HPUX
4 2 (0.96%) Solaris
4 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.96%) Android
4 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.48%) SmartOS
5 1 (0.48%) CentOS
5 1 (0.48%) Debian
5 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (26.92%) Analytics
3 31 (14.90%) TDD
4 30 (14.42%) MapReduce
5 26 (12.50%) Scrum
6 25 (12.02%) ETL
7 23 (11.06%) Data Modelling
8 19 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (8.17%) Risk Management
9 17 (8.17%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (7.69%) Data Analysis
11 14 (6.73%) Software Engineering
11 14 (6.73%) Project Management
11 14 (6.73%) BDD
12 13 (6.25%) OO
13 11 (5.29%) Data Architecture
14 10 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (4.33%) Machine Learning
15 9 (4.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 85 (40.87%) Java
2 67 (32.21%) SQL
3 42 (20.19%) Python
4 31 (14.90%) Scala
5 20 (9.62%) C#
6 19 (9.13%) C++
6 19 (9.13%) R
7 16 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 14 (6.73%) JavaScript
9 10 (4.81%) Perl
10 6 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.92%) Haskell
12 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.96%) Ruby
13 2 (0.96%) F#
14 1 (0.48%) sed
14 1 (0.48%) Clojure
14 1 (0.48%) XPath
14 1 (0.48%) AWK
Qualifications
1 18 (8.65%) Degree
2 4 (1.92%) PhD
2 4 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.96%) MCT
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.33%) HDFS
2 8 (3.85%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
5 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.85%) Oozie
2 7 (3.37%) Puppet
3 5 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.40%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (1.92%) Mesos
5 2 (0.96%) Ambari
5 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 43 (20.67%) Oracle
2 18 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.81%) Cloudera
4 9 (4.33%) Tableau
4 9 (4.33%) Teradata
4 9 (4.33%) Adobe
5 8 (3.85%) Google
6 7 (3.37%) Informatica
7 5 (2.40%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.40%) Sybase
8 4 (1.92%) SAP
8 4 (1.92%) Vertica
9 3 (1.44%) Talend
9 3 (1.44%) GigaSpaces
9 3 (1.44%) Coremetrics
9 3 (1.44%) Omniture
9 3 (1.44%) DoubleClick
9 3 (1.44%) Sysomos
10 2 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.96%) TIBCO
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