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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 194 268 319
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +51
Contract jobs citing Big Data 503 313 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.69% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.05% 3.10% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 204 138
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £357 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £563 £450
% change year-on-year
-16.44% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.32 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 - -
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
9968 10109 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.17% 22.17% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6482 6311 5558
Average daily rate £405 £397 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 167 198
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.25 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +11.60%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +73 366 £525 - 203
North West -8 43 £463 -20.25% 25
South East -15 36 £425 -22.72% 40
South West +1 16 £498 +32.22% 6
East Midlands +11 10 £446 -22.43% 2
West Midlands -2 10 £463 -11.90% 6
East of England +12 8 £400 -5.88% 11
Yorkshire -11 6 £458 +7.76% 10
North East - 1 £700 - 3
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 574 (54.20%) Hadoop
2 406 (38.34%) Java
3 365 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (25.78%) Analytics
5 257 (24.27%) SQL
6 198 (18.70%) NoSQL
7 197 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
8 192 (18.13%) Apache Hive
9 190 (17.94%) Finance
10 182 (17.19%) Data Modelling
11 178 (16.81%) Python
12 165 (15.58%) Banking
13 164 (15.49%) Linux
13 164 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
14 159 (15.01%) Oracle
15 148 (13.98%) ETL
15 148 (13.98%) Apache Spark
16 143 (13.50%) Scala
17 141 (13.31%) MongoDB
17 141 (13.31%) TDD
18 132 (12.46%) MapReduce
19 114 (10.76%) Degree
20 111 (10.48%) Scrum
21 110 (10.39%) Apache Cassandra
22 108 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
23 103 (9.73%) Apache Pig
24 102 (9.63%) HBase
25 97 (9.16%) HTML
26 91 (8.59%) OO
27 90 (8.50%) Web Services

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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
1 148 (13.98%) Apache Spark
2 103 (9.73%) Apache Pig
3 79 (7.46%) Apache
4 58 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
5 49 (4.63%) SAS
6 27 (2.55%) Node.js
7 18 (1.70%) Confluence
8 14 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.13%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.57%) Apache ServiceMix
14 4 (0.38%) CMS
15 3 (0.28%) WorkSite
15 3 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.19%) JBoss
16 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.42%) SPSS
3 13 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.57%) MS Office
5 5 (0.47%) MS Project
6 3 (0.28%) Weka
6 3 (0.28%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.57%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.094%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.094%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (1.70%) Amazon EMR
3 18 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 13 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.76%) SaaS
7 6 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.38%) GitHub
8 4 (0.38%) PaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Route 53
9 2 (0.19%) IaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.19%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.094%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.094%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.36%) Internet
2 14 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.32%) AMQP
2 14 (1.32%) Network Security
3 13 (1.23%) Kerberos
4 11 (1.04%) VPN
5 10 (0.94%) LDAP
6 8 (0.76%) LAN
6 8 (0.76%) WAN
7 7 (0.66%) DHCP
7 7 (0.66%) Firewall
8 5 (0.47%) HTTP
8 5 (0.47%) SAN
8 5 (0.47%) X.509
8 5 (0.47%) MPLS
9 4 (0.38%) DNS
9 4 (0.38%) SSL
10 3 (0.28%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.28%) VLAN
11 2 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (54.20%) Hadoop
2 198 (18.70%) NoSQL
3 197 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
4 192 (18.13%) Apache Hive
5 141 (13.31%) MongoDB
6 110 (10.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 102 (9.63%) HBase
8 80 (7.55%) SQL Server
9 54 (5.10%) Relational Database
10 50 (4.72%) Data Mining
11 48 (4.53%) MySQL
12 43 (4.06%) QlikView
13 42 (3.97%) RDBMS
14 40 (3.78%) Impala
15 39 (3.68%) CouchDB
16 32 (3.02%) Sqoop
17 26 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 26 (2.46%) Oracle Database
18 25 (2.36%) Couchbase
19 24 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.74%) JIRA
4 28 (2.64%) Cucumber
5 27 (2.55%) JUnit
6 25 (2.36%) Subversion
7 24 (2.27%) Maven
8 17 (1.61%) Hudson
9 12 (1.13%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.13%) Selenium
10 11 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
10 11 (1.04%) Mercurial
10 11 (1.04%) Ant
11 10 (0.94%) Gradle
12 7 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.66%) Mockito
13 6 (0.57%) GDB
13 6 (0.57%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.38%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.38%) PyUnit
General
1 190 (17.94%) Finance
2 165 (15.58%) Banking
3 71 (6.70%) Investment Banking
4 42 (3.97%) Retail
5 40 (3.78%) Marketing
6 33 (3.12%) Games
7 23 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.70%) Front Office
8 18 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.42%) Law
9 15 (1.42%) Publishing
10 11 (1.04%) Electronics
11 10 (0.94%) Legal
12 9 (0.85%) Advertising
13 7 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.57%) Music Industry
14 6 (0.57%) Back Office
15 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.094%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.094%) Billing
Job Titles
1 381 (35.98%) Developer
2 254 (23.98%) Architect
3 116 (10.95%) Java Developer
4 108 (10.20%) Data Architect
5 98 (9.25%) Analyst
6 68 (6.42%) Hadoop Developer
7 65 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
8 59 (5.57%) Big Data Developer
9 58 (5.48%) Project Manager
10 54 (5.10%) Consultant
11 53 (5.00%) Senior Developer
12 50 (4.72%) Big Data Architect
13 46 (4.34%) Business Analyst
14 45 (4.25%) Scala Developer
15 34 (3.21%) Data Analyst
16 32 (3.02%) Data Scientist
17 26 (2.46%) Data Consultant
18 22 (2.08%) Designer
18 22 (2.08%) Big Data Consultant
19 20 (1.89%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (9.16%) HTML
2 90 (8.50%) Web Services
3 68 (6.42%) HTML5
4 58 (5.48%) .NET
4 58 (5.48%) J2EE
5 57 (5.38%) CSS
6 54 (5.10%) XML
7 49 (4.63%) Spring
8 45 (4.25%) jQuery
8 45 (4.25%) AngularJS
9 44 (4.15%) RESTful
10 42 (3.97%) JSON
11 40 (3.78%) Kafka
12 39 (3.68%) Akka
12 39 (3.68%) REST
13 29 (2.74%) Cascading
14 28 (2.64%) Java EE
15 23 (2.17%) Hibernate
16 20 (1.89%) JMS
17 18 (1.70%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (8.31%) Open Source
3 84 (7.93%) Visualisation
4 58 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 50 (4.72%) Algorithms
6 46 (4.34%) Statistics
7 42 (3.97%) Data Integration
8 41 (3.87%) Data Structures
9 28 (2.64%) Mathematics
10 25 (2.36%) Market Risk
11 23 (2.17%) Credit Risk
11 23 (2.17%) Online Games
12 21 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (1.42%) User Experience
14 15 (1.42%) Fixed Income
15 14 (1.32%) Derivative
16 11 (1.04%) DTV
17 10 (0.94%) Equities
17 10 (0.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 164 (15.49%) Linux
2 86 (8.12%) UNIX
3 71 (6.70%) Windows
4 19 (1.79%) CentOS
4 19 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.51%) Debian
6 13 (1.23%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.47%) Android
9 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.094%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.094%) Solaris
11 1 (0.094%) SUSE
11 1 (0.094%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (25.78%) Analytics
3 182 (17.19%) Data Modelling
4 164 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
5 148 (13.98%) ETL
6 141 (13.31%) TDD
7 132 (12.46%) MapReduce
8 111 (10.48%) Scrum
9 91 (8.59%) OO
10 75 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (6.14%) Project Management
12 61 (5.76%) DevOps
13 58 (5.48%) Data Architecture
14 56 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 56 (5.29%) Data Analysis
15 54 (5.10%) Mentoring
16 46 (4.34%) BDD
17 45 (4.25%) Software Engineering
18 41 (3.87%) Data Management
18 41 (3.87%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 406 (38.34%) Java
2 257 (24.27%) SQL
3 178 (16.81%) Python
4 143 (13.50%) Scala
5 70 (6.61%) C#
6 60 (5.67%) JavaScript
7 57 (5.38%) R
8 54 (5.10%) Perl
9 51 (4.82%) C++
9 51 (4.82%) Bash Shell
10 45 (4.25%) PHP
11 42 (3.97%) Ruby
12 37 (3.49%) PL/SQL
13 21 (1.98%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.89%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.79%) VBA
16 16 (1.51%) C
17 15 (1.42%) Groovy
18 12 (1.13%) MATLAB
19 11 (1.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 114 (10.76%) Degree
2 58 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.17%) VCP4
5 16 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.32%) PhD
7 9 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.57%) ISEB
10 4 (0.38%) CISSP
10 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.28%) PMP
11 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.28%) CITP
12 2 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.19%) CCNA
12 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.31%) QA
2 9 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.47%) Basel III
4 4 (0.38%) P3O
5 1 (0.094%) SLA
5 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 90 (8.50%) HDFS
2 43 (4.06%) Apache Flume
3 30 (2.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 19 (1.79%) Docker
5 16 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (1.04%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.57%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.47%) XenServer
9 5 (0.47%) vSphere
10 4 (0.38%) vCloud
11 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 60 (5.67%) Puppet
2 49 (4.63%) Oozie
3 41 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (3.02%) Hadoop YARN
5 26 (2.46%) Nagios
6 19 (1.79%) ZABBIX
6 19 (1.79%) Vagrant
6 19 (1.79%) Salt
7 17 (1.61%) Cacti
8 16 (1.51%) Ansible
9 13 (1.23%) Ambari
10 10 (0.94%) Mesos
11 6 (0.57%) Graphite
12 3 (0.28%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.19%) OpenView
13 2 (0.19%) Munin
14 1 (0.094%) HP Quality Center
14 1 (0.094%) yum
Vendors
1 159 (15.01%) Oracle
2 65 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 46 (4.34%) Tableau
4 41 (3.87%) Teradata
5 35 (3.31%) Cloudera
6 34 (3.21%) SAP
6 34 (3.21%) Red Hat
7 33 (3.12%) Informatica
8 28 (2.64%) Splunk
9 19 (1.79%) IBM
9 19 (1.79%) Netezza
10 18 (1.70%) Vertica
10 18 (1.70%) Rackspace
10 18 (1.70%) Hortonworks
11 17 (1.61%) Google
12 16 (1.51%) VMware
12 16 (1.51%) Adobe
13 13 (1.23%) MapR
13 13 (1.23%) Business Objects
13 13 (1.23%) Sybase
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