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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 82 91 157
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +66
Contract jobs citing Big Data 72 105 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.30% 2.09% 0.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.43% 8.91% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 42
Average daily rate £525 £575 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £413 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £710 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £475 £565
% change year-on-year
-1.05% -15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £36.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.39% -
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
854 1178 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.22% 23.40% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 933 1059
Average daily rate £475 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 77 (52.38%) Hadoop
2 73 (49.66%) Java
3 57 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (29.25%) Finance
5 37 (25.17%) Apache Spark
6 36 (24.49%) SQL
7 34 (23.13%) Scala
8 32 (21.77%) Analytics
9 30 (20.41%) Linux
10 28 (19.05%) Python
10 28 (19.05%) ETL
11 26 (17.69%) Banking
12 23 (15.65%) Apache Hive
13 22 (14.97%) TDD
14 21 (14.29%) HBase
15 20 (13.61%) BDD
15 20 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (13.61%) Oracle
16 19 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (12.24%) Scrum
17 18 (12.24%) Open Source
17 18 (12.24%) Git (software)
18 17 (11.56%) MongoDB
18 17 (11.56%) NoSQL
19 16 (10.88%) Kafka
19 16 (10.88%) DevOps
19 16 (10.88%) Degree
19 16 (10.88%) Data Modelling
19 16 (10.88%) Unix
20 15 (10.20%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 37 (25.17%) Apache Spark
2 13 (8.84%) Apache
3 7 (4.76%) Apache Pig
4 6 (4.08%) SAS
5 4 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.72%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.04%) Confluence
6 3 (2.04%) JBoss
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) SPSS
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Relativity
1 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.72%) FCoE
2 4 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (2.72%) iSCSI
3 3 (2.04%) Firewall
4 2 (1.36%) HTTP
4 2 (1.36%) LAN
4 2 (1.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) MPLS
5 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) SMTP
5 1 (0.68%) SNMP
5 1 (0.68%) SSL
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
5 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (52.38%) Hadoop
2 23 (15.65%) Apache Hive
3 21 (14.29%) HBase
4 20 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (11.56%) MongoDB
5 17 (11.56%) NoSQL
6 15 (10.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (10.20%) SQL Server
7 8 (5.44%) Impala
7 8 (5.44%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database
8 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (4.08%) Sqoop
10 5 (3.40%) Data Mining
10 5 (3.40%) DB2
10 5 (3.40%) QlikView
11 4 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (2.72%) Parquet
11 4 (2.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.48%) Maven
3 9 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.44%) JIRA
4 8 (5.44%) JUnit
5 6 (4.08%) Mockito
5 6 (4.08%) Subversion
6 5 (3.40%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.72%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.36%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.36%) NUnit
9 2 (1.36%) ProC
9 2 (1.36%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.36%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.68%) Gradle
10 1 (0.68%) JMeter
General
1 43 (29.25%) Finance
2 26 (17.69%) Banking
3 8 (5.44%) Marketing
4 7 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.40%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.40%) Front Office
6 5 (3.40%) Publishing
7 3 (2.04%) Retail
8 2 (1.36%) Games
9 1 (0.68%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (46.26%) Developer
2 30 (20.41%) Big Data Developer
3 26 (17.69%) Java Developer
4 18 (12.24%) Hadoop Developer
5 15 (10.20%) Architect
6 14 (9.52%) Senior Developer
7 12 (8.16%) Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Big Data Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Scala Developer
10 7 (4.76%) Consultant
10 7 (4.76%) Data Architect
10 7 (4.76%) Senior Hadoop Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Big Data Manager
11 6 (4.08%) ETL Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) AWS Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Big Data Architect
12 5 (3.40%) Business Analyst
13 4 (2.72%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.88%) Kafka
2 13 (8.84%) Spring
3 12 (8.16%) JSON
4 8 (5.44%) HTML
5 7 (4.76%) .NET
5 7 (4.76%) XML
6 6 (4.08%) Akka
6 6 (4.08%) Web Services
7 5 (3.40%) Apache Commons
7 5 (3.40%) Cascading
7 5 (3.40%) Guava
7 5 (3.40%) jQuery
7 5 (3.40%) Play Framework
7 5 (3.40%) RESTful
7 5 (3.40%) WCF
7 5 (3.40%) WPF
8 4 (2.72%) Apache Avro
8 4 (2.72%) HTML5
8 4 (2.72%) LINQ
8 4 (2.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.48%) Credit Risk
3 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.44%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.76%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.40%) User Experience
6 5 (3.40%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.04%) Clustering
7 3 (2.04%) CMDB
7 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.04%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.36%) Equities
8 2 (1.36%) Fintech
8 2 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.36%) Statistics
9 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.41%) Linux
2 16 (10.88%) Unix
3 9 (6.12%) Windows
4 4 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.04%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Android
7 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.77%) Analytics
3 28 (19.05%) ETL
4 22 (14.97%) TDD
5 20 (13.61%) BDD
6 19 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (12.24%) Open Source
7 18 (12.24%) Scrum
8 16 (10.88%) Data Modelling
8 16 (10.88%) DevOps
9 13 (8.84%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.80%) OO
11 9 (6.12%) Pair Programming
11 9 (6.12%) SDLC
12 8 (5.44%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.44%) Data Analysis
12 8 (5.44%) Data Analytics
12 8 (5.44%) Data Management
12 8 (5.44%) Multithreading
12 8 (5.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (49.66%) Java
2 36 (24.49%) SQL
3 34 (23.13%) Scala
4 28 (19.05%) Python
5 9 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.44%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.08%) C#
7 6 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.40%) AWK
8 5 (3.40%) Perl
8 5 (3.40%) R
8 5 (3.40%) sed
9 4 (2.72%) C
9 4 (2.72%) Ruby
9 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.04%) C++
10 3 (2.04%) PHP
10 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.04%) XAML
11 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) CCNA
2 5 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (2.72%) CCNP
3 4 (2.72%) RHCE
3 4 (2.72%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.36%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) CEH
5 1 (0.68%) CISA
5 1 (0.68%) CISM
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.68%) MBA
5 1 (0.68%) MCT
5 1 (0.68%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.40%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (6.12%) HDFS
2 8 (5.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (4.08%) Apache Flume
4 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.72%) Docker
5 4 (2.72%) KVM
6 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) iptables
7 1 (0.68%) NFS
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
7 1 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Oozie
2 5 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.40%) Puppet
3 4 (2.72%) Mesos
4 3 (2.04%) Ansible
4 3 (2.04%) SCCM
4 3 (2.04%) WSUS
5 2 (1.36%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.68%) Ambari
6 1 (0.68%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.68%) SELinux
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Oracle
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.12%) Splunk
2 9 (6.12%) Tableau
3 7 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.08%) Teradata
5 5 (3.40%) Cisco
5 5 (3.40%) Cloudera
5 5 (3.40%) MapR
5 5 (3.40%) VMware
6 4 (2.72%) Hortonworks
6 4 (2.72%) IBM
6 4 (2.72%) Netezza
6 4 (2.72%) SAP
6 4 (2.72%) Vertica
7 3 (2.04%) Cognos
7 3 (2.04%) Informatica
7 3 (2.04%) Sybase
7 3 (2.04%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.36%) Infragistics
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