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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 69 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Big Data 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.088% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.97% 0.48% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£418 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
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
236 210 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.80% 18.39% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 91 57
Average daily rate £367 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £255 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.07% +58.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £32.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) Perl
1 7 (50.00%) PHP
1 7 (50.00%) XML
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
1 7 (50.00%) Python
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Information Management
1 7 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 7 (50.00%) Metadata Management
2 6 (42.86%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Product Management
4 3 (21.43%) Taxonomies
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 3 (21.43%) Information Governance
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
6 1 (7.14%) Banking

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
1 7 (50.00%) Information Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Development Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Information Management
1 7 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 7 (50.00%) Metadata Management
2 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Product Management
4 3 (21.43%) Information Governance
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) Perl
1 7 (50.00%) PHP
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree