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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Big Data 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.65% - -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.40% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £565 £450
% change year-on-year
-15.92% +25.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 - -
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
265 187 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.19% 15.07% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 90 56
Average daily rate £400 £350 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) Perl
2 18 (56.25%) PHP
2 18 (56.25%) Python
3 17 (53.13%) Security Testing
4 16 (50.00%) C++
4 16 (50.00%) UNIX
4 16 (50.00%) Linux
5 13 (40.63%) Degree
5 13 (40.63%) Computer Science
6 11 (34.38%) Hadoop
6 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
7 10 (31.25%) Analytics
7 10 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (28.13%) SAS
9 8 (25.00%) Informatica
9 8 (25.00%) Information Security
9 8 (25.00%) Teradata
10 7 (21.88%) Finance
10 7 (21.88%) Product Management
11 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
11 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
11 6 (18.75%) Banking
11 6 (18.75%) ETL
11 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (12.50%) Selenium
13 4 (12.50%) Web Application Development

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 9 (28.13%) SAS
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Hadoop
2 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (9.38%) DB2
5 3 (9.38%) OLAP
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
7 1 (3.13%) SAP HANA
7 1 (3.13%) Sqoop
7 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
7 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) ERwin
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Software Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Solutions Designer
4 5 (15.63%) Designer
4 5 (15.63%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Solutions Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Data Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) Ajax
1 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.13%) WCF
1 1 (3.13%) jQuery
1 1 (3.13%) HTML5
1 1 (3.13%) REST
1 1 (3.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Reference Data
3 3 (9.38%) Social Media
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) UNIX
1 16 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Security Testing
3 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
4 10 (31.25%) Analytics
4 10 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (25.00%) Information Security
6 7 (21.88%) Product Management
7 6 (18.75%) ETL
7 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.50%) Web Application Development
9 3 (9.38%) Information Management
9 3 (9.38%) Master Data Management
9 3 (9.38%) Information Architecture
9 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
9 3 (9.38%) Data Architecture
9 3 (9.38%) Data Security
9 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) CRM
9 3 (9.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Java
1 18 (56.25%) Perl
1 18 (56.25%) PHP
1 18 (56.25%) Python
2 16 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Informatica
1 8 (25.00%) Teradata
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Sybase
2 3 (9.38%) Cognos
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Cloudera