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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 78 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Big Data 9 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.55% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.28% 3.23% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
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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
274 217 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.79% 17.19% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 113 55
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -74.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 27 April 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 11 (73.33%) Hadoop
2 10 (66.67%) Analytics
2 10 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (53.33%) SAS
4 8 (53.33%) NoSQL
5 7 (46.67%) Informatica
5 7 (46.67%) Teradata
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) ETL
7 5 (33.33%) Web Application Development
8 4 (26.67%) Banking
9 3 (20.00%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
10 2 (13.33%) Pega
10 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
10 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 2 (13.33%) Python
10 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
10 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 2 (13.33%) RAD
10 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
10 2 (13.33%) Degree
10 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
11 1 (6.67%) Oracle OLAP

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 8 (53.33%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Pig
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) Hadoop
2 9 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (53.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
6 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (6.67%) DB2
6 1 (6.67%) OLAP
6 1 (6.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Solutions Designer
1 7 (46.67%) Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Solutions Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) WCF
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) REST
1 1 (6.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) ETL
3 5 (33.33%) Web Application Development
4 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) RAD
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Use Case
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Information Management
5 1 (6.67%) OOD
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Informatica
1 7 (46.67%) Teradata
2 2 (13.33%) Pega
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Cognos
3 1 (6.67%) Cloudera