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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 232 322 460
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +138
Contract jobs citing Big Data 463 262 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.91% 0.54% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.24% 2.44% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 214 92
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£525 £475 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +17.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.93 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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
10920 10751 11270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.43% 22.09% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6859 6790 6706
Average daily rate £400 £398 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 188 279
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £51.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +69 339 £550 +14.70% 153
South East +23 39 £485 +25.16% 32
North West +21 28 £525 +16.66% 22
West Midlands -4 18 £501 - 5
South West -22 14 £323 -0.76% 10
East of England - 13 £425 - 18
Yorkshire -5 7 £350 -17.64% 7
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 2
North East - - - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 389 (45.02%) Hadoop
2 309 (35.76%) Java
3 248 (28.70%) Analytics
4 232 (26.85%) SQL
5 171 (19.79%) Data Warehouse
6 169 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
7 162 (18.75%) NoSQL
8 155 (17.94%) Business Intelligence
9 144 (16.67%) MongoDB
10 143 (16.55%) Python
11 138 (15.97%) Apache Hive
12 133 (15.39%) Linux
13 131 (15.16%) Finance
14 128 (14.81%) Oracle
15 123 (14.24%) SQL Server
16 121 (14.00%) TDD
17 119 (13.77%) Apache Cassandra
18 118 (13.66%) ETL
19 115 (13.31%) Degree
20 106 (12.27%) Open Source
21 103 (11.92%) Data Modelling
22 102 (11.81%) Scala
23 99 (11.46%) Apache Pig
24 97 (11.23%) JavaScript
25 94 (10.88%) MapReduce
26 85 (9.84%) OO
27 84 (9.72%) Banking
28 82 (9.49%) Visualisation
29 81 (9.38%) MySQL
30 80 (9.26%) Computer Science

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 99 (11.46%) Apache Pig
2 61 (7.06%) Apache
3 44 (5.09%) SAS
4 37 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.55%) Node.js
6 21 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.97%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.50%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.39%) IIS
10 11 (1.27%) nginx
10 11 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.27%) SharePoint
11 10 (1.16%) MQSeries
11 10 (1.16%) Confluence
12 7 (0.81%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.81%) Escenic
12 7 (0.81%) Jetty
12 7 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (0.81%) CMS
13 4 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 27 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.27%) SPSS
3 5 (0.58%) MS Project
4 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Weka
6 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (1.39%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.16%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.12%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.12%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
6 14 (1.62%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.04%) SaaS
7 9 (1.04%) PaaS
7 9 (1.04%) Route 53
8 7 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.69%) GitHub
10 4 (0.46%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 3 (0.35%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.23%) IaaS
12 2 (0.23%) Heroku
13 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.97%) HTTP
1 17 (1.97%) Internet
2 12 (1.39%) Firewall
3 10 (1.16%) FTP
3 10 (1.16%) Network Security
4 7 (0.81%) DNS
4 7 (0.81%) DHCP
5 6 (0.69%) WAN
6 4 (0.46%) VPN
6 4 (0.46%) LAN
6 4 (0.46%) MPLS
7 2 (0.23%) SSL
7 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.23%) Packet Switching
7 2 (0.23%) IPsec
7 2 (0.23%) Wireless
7 2 (0.23%) SAN
7 2 (0.23%) Intranet
7 2 (0.23%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.12%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (45.02%) Hadoop
2 171 (19.79%) Data Warehouse
3 162 (18.75%) NoSQL
4 144 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 138 (15.97%) Apache Hive
6 123 (14.24%) SQL Server
7 119 (13.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 81 (9.38%) MySQL
9 76 (8.80%) HBase
10 52 (6.02%) Data Mining
11 48 (5.56%) Relational Database
12 47 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 34 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 32 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 31 (3.59%) Riak
16 30 (3.47%) QlikView
16 30 (3.47%) Couchbase
17 29 (3.36%) CouchDB
18 28 (3.24%) Oracle Database
19 27 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 53 (6.13%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.82%) Maven
4 32 (3.70%) Subversion
4 32 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 31 (3.59%) Hudson
6 25 (2.89%) JUnit
7 21 (2.43%) Selenium
7 21 (2.43%) JIRA
8 15 (1.74%) RSpec
9 12 (1.39%) Mockito
10 11 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
11 10 (1.16%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.16%) PHPUnit
12 7 (0.81%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.81%) WATIR
13 6 (0.69%) ClearCase
14 5 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.58%) ERwin
15 4 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 131 (15.16%) Finance
2 84 (9.72%) Banking
3 44 (5.09%) Investment Banking
4 36 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 35 (4.05%) Marketing
6 23 (2.66%) Retail
7 19 (2.20%) Front Office
8 14 (1.62%) Publishing
9 11 (1.27%) Games
10 10 (1.16%) Advertising
10 10 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.69%) Electronics
13 4 (0.46%) German Language
14 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.35%) Legal
14 3 (0.35%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.35%) Military
15 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 344 (39.81%) Developer
2 189 (21.88%) Architect
3 103 (11.92%) Java Developer
4 90 (10.42%) Analyst
5 63 (7.29%) Data Architect
6 62 (7.18%) Senior Developer
7 46 (5.32%) Consultant
8 38 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (4.05%) Hadoop Developer
10 34 (3.94%) Data Analyst
11 28 (3.24%) Project Manager
11 28 (3.24%) Enterprise Architect
11 28 (3.24%) Big Data Developer
12 27 (3.13%) Data Scientist
12 27 (3.13%) Business Analyst
13 25 (2.89%) Big Data Architect
13 25 (2.89%) Data Consultant
14 23 (2.66%) PHP Developer
15 22 (2.55%) ETL Developer
15 22 (2.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (9.14%) HTML
2 75 (8.68%) Web Services
3 65 (7.52%) Spring
3 65 (7.52%) XML
4 60 (6.94%) CSS
5 52 (6.02%) .NET
6 46 (5.32%) LAMP
7 41 (4.75%) HTML5
8 38 (4.40%) Hibernate
9 35 (4.05%) jQuery
10 34 (3.94%) Kafka
10 34 (3.94%) Cascading
11 25 (2.89%) J2EE
11 25 (2.89%) Ruby on Rails
12 23 (2.66%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.66%) JSON
13 19 (2.20%) Backbone.js
13 19 (2.20%) CSS3
14 18 (2.08%) Django
15 14 (1.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 106 (12.27%) Open Source
2 82 (9.49%) Visualisation
3 80 (9.26%) Computer Science
4 36 (4.17%) Data Integration
5 33 (3.82%) Mathematics
6 29 (3.36%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.78%) Statistics
8 22 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.31%) GIS
10 18 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.27%) Economics
12 10 (1.16%) Fixed Income
12 10 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.93%) FMCG
14 8 (0.93%) iPad
15 7 (0.81%) Social Media
15 7 (0.81%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.81%) Digital Media
15 7 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 133 (15.39%) Linux
2 61 (7.06%) UNIX
3 31 (3.59%) Apple iOS
4 27 (3.13%) CentOS
5 22 (2.55%) Android
6 19 (2.20%) Debian
7 16 (1.85%) Windows
8 6 (0.69%) Solaris
8 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.58%) AIX
10 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.23%) HPUX
12 1 (0.12%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (28.70%) Analytics
2 169 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (17.94%) Business Intelligence
4 121 (14.00%) TDD
5 118 (13.66%) ETL
6 103 (11.92%) Data Modelling
7 94 (10.88%) MapReduce
8 85 (9.84%) OO
9 78 (9.03%) Scrum
10 77 (8.91%) BDD
11 64 (7.41%) DevOps
12 60 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (6.02%) Project Management
14 45 (5.21%) Data Architecture
15 44 (5.09%) Data Analysis
16 42 (4.86%) OOP
17 41 (4.75%) Data Management
18 40 (4.63%) Software Engineering
19 38 (4.40%) E-Commerce
20 37 (4.28%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 309 (35.76%) Java
2 232 (26.85%) SQL
3 143 (16.55%) Python
4 102 (11.81%) Scala
5 97 (11.23%) JavaScript
6 73 (8.45%) C#
7 69 (7.99%) Ruby
8 58 (6.71%) PHP
9 53 (6.13%) C++
10 46 (5.32%) Perl
11 40 (4.63%) R
12 34 (3.94%) Bash Shell
13 28 (3.24%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.78%) T-SQL
15 23 (2.66%) C
16 21 (2.43%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.27%) Groovy
18 9 (1.04%) Clojure
19 8 (0.93%) AWK
19 8 (0.93%) sed
Qualifications
1 115 (13.31%) Degree
2 45 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.55%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.43%) PhD
6 15 (1.74%) ISEB
7 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.35%) PMP
10 3 (0.35%) CISSP
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.35%) MCT
11 2 (0.23%) RHCE
12 1 (0.12%) CBAP
12 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.12%) CISM
12 1 (0.12%) MBA
12 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.55%) QA
2 10 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) COBIT
4 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (4.51%) HDFS
2 23 (2.66%) Apache Flume
3 16 (1.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
6 3 (0.35%) Docker
6 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.23%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) vCloud
8 1 (0.12%) NFS
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 69 (7.99%) Puppet
2 59 (6.83%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (5.09%) Oozie
4 24 (2.78%) ZABBIX
5 22 (2.55%) Salt
6 18 (2.08%) Vagrant
7 17 (1.97%) Cacti
7 17 (1.97%) Nagios
8 14 (1.62%) Ambari
9 7 (0.81%) Ansible
10 6 (0.69%) YUM
11 2 (0.23%) Chukwa
11 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.12%) logstash
12 1 (0.12%) Kibana
12 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 128 (14.81%) Oracle
2 62 (7.18%) Microsoft
3 38 (4.40%) Teradata
4 36 (4.17%) Tableau
5 32 (3.70%) Rackspace
6 31 (3.59%) Red Hat
7 29 (3.36%) IBM
8 28 (3.24%) Cognos
8 28 (3.24%) Google
9 27 (3.13%) Netezza
9 27 (3.13%) SAP
10 25 (2.89%) Business Objects
11 22 (2.55%) Cloudera
12 19 (2.20%) Greenplum
13 18 (2.08%) Informatica
13 18 (2.08%) Sybase
14 17 (1.97%) Hortonworks
14 17 (1.97%) Vertica
15 14 (1.62%) Splunk
16 13 (1.50%) MapR
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