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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 70 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 17 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 0.082% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.25% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
272 289 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.71% 23.83% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 131 93
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +146.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 2014.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Java
2 18 (75.00%) Python
2 18 (75.00%) Perl
2 18 (75.00%) PHP
3 17 (70.83%) Security Testing
4 16 (66.67%) UNIX
4 16 (66.67%) Linux
4 16 (66.67%) C++
5 13 (54.17%) Degree
5 13 (54.17%) Computer Science
6 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
7 8 (33.33%) Information Security
8 7 (29.17%) Product Management
9 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
11 4 (16.67%) Selenium
11 4 (16.67%) Analytics
11 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 4 (16.67%) Banking
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
11 4 (16.67%) SAS
12 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (12.50%) Informatica
12 3 (12.50%) SPSS
12 3 (12.50%) ETL
12 3 (12.50%) Oracle
12 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) SAS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (12.50%) DB2
3 3 (12.50%) OLAP
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) SAP HANA
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) ERwin
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Software Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Development Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) Ajax
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) CSS3
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
1 1 (4.17%) WCF
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Social Media
2 3 (12.50%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) UNIX
1 16 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Security Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
4 8 (33.33%) Information Security
5 7 (29.17%) Product Management
6 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Analytics
7 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (12.50%) ETL
8 3 (12.50%) CRM
8 3 (12.50%) Data Management
8 3 (12.50%) Information Management
8 3 (12.50%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) Data Security
8 3 (12.50%) Master Data Management
8 3 (12.50%) Information Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
8 3 (12.50%) Data Architecture
9 2 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
1 18 (75.00%) Python
1 18 (75.00%) Perl
1 18 (75.00%) PHP
2 16 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Informatica
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
1 3 (12.50%) Sybase
1 3 (12.50%) Cognos
1 3 (12.50%) Teradata
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Cloudera