The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 202 312 404
Rank change year-on-year
+110 +92
Contract jobs citing Big Data 545 281 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.05% 0.60% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.16% 2.63% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 199 96
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£500 £475 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £334 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Big Data
UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10566 10687 10060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.32% 22.89% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7113 6784 6172
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 236 263
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in England

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Big Data across the England region.

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in England

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in England

Big Data
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the England region.

Big Data Hourly Rate Trend in England

Big Data
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Big Data Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +75 413 £500 +5.15% 170
South East +3 58 £500 +5.26% 36
North West +13 21 £450 +20.00% 15
South West -29 14 £425 +41.66% 19
East of England -3 11 £525 - 14
Yorkshire -4 10 £450 +80.00% 10
West Midlands -6 10 £575 +130.00%
East Midlands +9 4 £540 +96.36% 3
North East - - - - 2
Big Data
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Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 507 (50.85%) Hadoop
2 350 (35.11%) Java
3 305 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
4 271 (27.18%) Analytics
5 254 (25.48%) SQL
6 217 (21.77%) NoSQL
7 182 (18.25%) Apache Hive
8 178 (17.85%) Linux
9 177 (17.75%) Python
9 177 (17.75%) Business Intelligence
10 175 (17.55%) Data Warehouse
11 167 (16.75%) Oracle
12 163 (16.35%) MongoDB
13 162 (16.25%) Finance
14 155 (15.55%) Banking
15 140 (14.04%) ETL
16 136 (13.64%) TDD
17 135 (13.54%) Apache Cassandra
18 130 (13.04%) Data Modelling
19 129 (12.94%) Scala
20 125 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
21 118 (11.84%) MapReduce
22 112 (11.23%) Degree
23 103 (10.33%) UNIX
24 101 (10.13%) SQL Server
24 101 (10.13%) Apache Spark
25 97 (9.73%) Open Source
26 96 (9.63%) Visualisation
26 96 (9.63%) HBase
27 93 (9.33%) Apache Pig

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 101 (10.13%) Apache Spark
2 93 (9.33%) Apache Pig
3 85 (8.53%) Apache
4 64 (6.42%) Elasticsearch
5 47 (4.71%) SAS
6 23 (2.31%) Node.js
7 12 (1.20%) Confluence
7 12 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.10%) Apache Solr
9 10 (1.00%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.80%) IIS
11 7 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
11 7 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.40%) nginx
14 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 35 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.71%) SPSS
3 8 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.30%) MS Office
7 2 (0.20%) Weka
Business Applications
1 12 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.20%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.20%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.10%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.10%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 63 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (2.21%) Amazon EMR
4 21 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (1.60%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.00%) SaaS
8 9 (0.90%) PaaS
9 8 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.70%) GitHub
11 6 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.40%) IaaS
12 4 (0.40%) Route 53
13 3 (0.30%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.20%) Heroku
15 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
15 1 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.50%) Internet
2 12 (1.20%) Network Security
3 11 (1.10%) WAN
4 10 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.90%) VPN
5 9 (0.90%) LAN
6 8 (0.80%) Firewall
6 8 (0.80%) HTTP
7 6 (0.60%) MPLS
8 5 (0.50%) DHCP
8 5 (0.50%) AMQP
9 4 (0.40%) FTP
9 4 (0.40%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.30%) SSL
10 3 (0.30%) LDAP
10 3 (0.30%) SAN
11 2 (0.20%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (0.20%) Wireless
11 2 (0.20%) IPsec
11 2 (0.20%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (50.85%) Hadoop
2 217 (21.77%) NoSQL
3 182 (18.25%) Apache Hive
4 175 (17.55%) Data Warehouse
5 163 (16.35%) MongoDB
6 135 (13.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 101 (10.13%) SQL Server
8 96 (9.63%) HBase
9 57 (5.72%) MySQL
10 56 (5.62%) Data Mining
11 44 (4.41%) Relational Database
11 44 (4.41%) Riak
12 42 (4.21%) Couchbase
13 41 (4.11%) MarkLogic
13 41 (4.11%) CouchDB
14 38 (3.81%) Mahout
15 33 (3.31%) Sqoop
16 29 (2.91%) DB2
17 27 (2.71%) Oracle Exadata
17 27 (2.71%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 51 (5.12%) Git (software)
2 44 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 32 (3.21%) Maven
4 30 (3.01%) Subversion
5 28 (2.81%) JIRA
6 25 (2.51%) Hudson
7 24 (2.41%) JUnit
8 19 (1.91%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.60%) Mockito
10 14 (1.40%) RSpec
11 10 (1.00%) Selenium
12 8 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
13 7 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.70%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.60%) GDB
15 5 (0.50%) PHPUnit
15 5 (0.50%) WATIR
16 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (0.40%) Mercurial
16 4 (0.40%) ClearCase
General
1 162 (16.25%) Finance
2 155 (15.55%) Banking
3 75 (7.52%) Investment Banking
4 36 (3.61%) Retail
5 34 (3.41%) Marketing
6 33 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.31%) Front Office
8 20 (2.01%) Games
9 17 (1.71%) Publishing
10 13 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.20%) Law
12 9 (0.90%) Electronics
13 7 (0.70%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.50%) Advertising
15 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.40%) Legal
15 4 (0.40%) German Language
16 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 373 (37.41%) Developer
2 255 (25.58%) Architect
3 104 (10.43%) Java Developer
4 93 (9.33%) Analyst
5 91 (9.13%) Data Architect
6 57 (5.72%) Solutions Architect
7 55 (5.52%) Big Data Developer
8 46 (4.61%) Consultant
9 42 (4.21%) Senior Developer
10 38 (3.81%) Enterprise Architect
11 37 (3.71%) Big Data Architect
12 36 (3.61%) Business Analyst
12 36 (3.61%) Data Analyst
13 32 (3.21%) Scala Developer
13 32 (3.21%) Hadoop Developer
13 32 (3.21%) Data Scientist
14 31 (3.11%) Project Manager
15 26 (2.61%) Data Consultant
16 21 (2.11%) DevOps Architect
16 21 (2.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.32%) Web Services
2 76 (7.62%) Spring
3 70 (7.02%) HTML
4 65 (6.52%) XML
5 61 (6.12%) .NET
6 43 (4.31%) jQuery
6 43 (4.31%) CSS
7 42 (4.21%) Hibernate
8 34 (3.41%) HTML5
9 33 (3.31%) Kafka
10 31 (3.11%) LAMP
11 29 (2.91%) Cascading
11 29 (2.91%) JSON
12 27 (2.71%) RESTful
13 25 (2.51%) REST
14 23 (2.31%) AngularJS
15 20 (2.01%) J2EE
16 18 (1.81%) Apache Flex
17 16 (1.60%) Apache Avro
18 15 (1.50%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (9.73%) Open Source
3 96 (9.63%) Visualisation
4 69 (6.92%) Computer Science
5 62 (6.22%) Algorithms
6 47 (4.71%) Data Structures
7 40 (4.01%) Statistics
8 29 (2.91%) Data Integration
9 28 (2.81%) Mathematics
10 27 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.60%) User Experience
13 15 (1.50%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.40%) Credit Risk
14 14 (1.40%) Fixed Income
15 12 (1.20%) Market Risk
15 12 (1.20%) Online Games
15 12 (1.20%) Management Information System
15 12 (1.20%) Economics
16 11 (1.10%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 178 (17.85%) Linux
2 103 (10.33%) UNIX
3 44 (4.41%) Windows
4 26 (2.61%) CentOS
5 23 (2.31%) Debian
6 13 (1.30%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.80%) Android
8 8 (0.80%) Solaris
9 6 (0.60%) AIX
10 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.20%) HPUX
12 1 (0.10%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (27.18%) Analytics
3 177 (17.75%) Business Intelligence
4 140 (14.04%) ETL
5 136 (13.64%) TDD
6 130 (13.04%) Data Modelling
7 118 (11.84%) MapReduce
8 90 (9.03%) OO
9 88 (8.83%) Scrum
10 66 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (6.62%) DevOps
11 59 (5.92%) BDD
12 55 (5.52%) Project Management
13 53 (5.32%) Data Architecture
14 44 (4.41%) Data Analysis
15 43 (4.31%) Big Data Analytics
16 42 (4.21%) Software Engineering
16 42 (4.21%) TOGAF
17 39 (3.91%) Data Management
17 39 (3.91%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 350 (35.11%) Java
2 254 (25.48%) SQL
3 177 (17.75%) Python
4 129 (12.94%) Scala
5 77 (7.72%) C#
6 71 (7.12%) JavaScript
7 62 (6.22%) Perl
8 61 (6.12%) Bash Shell
9 60 (6.02%) PHP
9 60 (6.02%) Ruby
10 59 (5.92%) C++
11 47 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 45 (4.51%) PL/SQL
13 43 (4.31%) R
14 29 (2.91%) C
15 16 (1.60%) T-SQL
16 13 (1.30%) AWK
16 13 (1.30%) sed
17 12 (1.20%) Groovy
18 11 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (11.23%) Degree
2 51 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.40%) PhD
5 12 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.60%) ISEB
7 6 (0.60%) CISSP
8 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.40%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (0.40%) CITP
10 3 (0.30%) MCT
11 2 (0.20%) PMP
11 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.20%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.10%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.60%) QA
2 7 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.30%) P3O
3 3 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.10%) Basel III
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (5.82%) HDFS
2 43 (4.31%) Apache Flume
3 37 (3.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 17 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.60%) Docker
7 5 (0.50%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.50%) vSphere
8 3 (0.30%) XenServer
8 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.20%) vCloud
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.10%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.10%) NFS
10 1 (0.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (7.02%) Puppet
2 63 (6.32%) Oozie
3 59 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.81%) ZABBIX
5 25 (2.51%) Ambari
5 25 (2.51%) Salt
6 24 (2.41%) Nagios
7 21 (2.11%) Cacti
8 17 (1.71%) Vagrant
9 15 (1.50%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (1.20%) Ansible
11 7 (0.70%) Mesos
12 6 (0.60%) YUM
13 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
15 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
15 1 (0.10%) logstash
15 1 (0.10%) Kibana
15 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 167 (16.75%) Oracle
2 74 (7.42%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.01%) Tableau
3 40 (4.01%) Teradata
3 40 (4.01%) Netezza
4 36 (3.61%) Informatica
4 36 (3.61%) Red Hat
5 35 (3.51%) SAP
6 33 (3.31%) Cloudera
7 30 (3.01%) Hortonworks
8 28 (2.81%) IBM
8 28 (2.81%) Rackspace
8 28 (2.81%) Splunk
9 26 (2.61%) Google
10 25 (2.51%) MapR
10 25 (2.51%) Sybase
11 21 (2.11%) Adobe
12 17 (1.71%) VMware
13 15 (1.50%) Business Objects
14 13 (1.30%) Cisco
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