The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 82 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.69% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.77% 3.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £700 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £570
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.67% -
Big Data
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
283 256 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.09% 19.51% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 147 88
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +251.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Law
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (25.00%) HDFS
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) MapReduce
4 1 (12.50%) Tableau
4 1 (12.50%) HBase
4 1 (12.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Cloudera
4 1 (12.50%) Apache Pig
4 1 (12.50%) Oozie
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Pig
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) HBase
3 1 (12.50%) Impala
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Law
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Data Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Fedora
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) MapReduce
1 2 (25.00%) SDLC
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) HDFS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (12.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Cloudera
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau