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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank - 66 60
Contract jobs citing Big Data 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.089% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 0.53% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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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
214 187 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.91% 16.68% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 68 65
Average daily rate £364 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £28.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.52% +37.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.30 £17.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +1.66%

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 7 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) Information Management
1 7 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 7 (100.00%) Metadata Management
2 3 (42.86%) Information Governance
2 3 (42.86%) Taxonomies

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Architect
1 7 (100.00%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Management
1 7 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 7 (100.00%) Metadata Management
2 3 (42.86%) Information Governance