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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 168 255 318
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +63
Contract jobs citing Big Data 633 390 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.25% 0.76% 0.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.75% 3.47% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 263 148
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£515 £480 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.29% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.77 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - -
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
11013 11230 9356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.71% 21.92% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7246 7181 5828
Average daily rate £403 £398 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 179 190
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £16.50 £15.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £55.00 £43.83
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 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +58 403 £525 +5.00% 209
South East +20 75 £450 -8.86% 40
North West +30 71 £538 +38.70% 25
South West +23 28 £510 -0.48% 5
East of England +24 15 £500 +5.26% 10
West Midlands -2 15 £463 -26.64% 5
Yorkshire -9 9 £488 +26.62% 6
East Midlands +3 7 £488 - 1
North East - 1 £700 - 2
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 641 (53.37%) Hadoop
2 458 (38.13%) Java
3 420 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
4 284 (23.65%) Analytics
5 282 (23.48%) SQL
6 254 (21.15%) Data Warehouse
7 233 (19.40%) Finance
8 205 (17.07%) MongoDB
9 203 (16.90%) Apache Hive
10 201 (16.74%) NoSQL
11 197 (16.40%) Python
12 193 (16.07%) Oracle
13 181 (15.07%) Data Modelling
14 174 (14.49%) Banking
15 173 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
16 172 (14.32%) Apache Spark
17 166 (13.82%) TDD
18 161 (13.41%) ETL
19 160 (13.32%) Linux
19 160 (13.32%) Scala
19 160 (13.32%) Amazon AWS
20 146 (12.16%) Apache Cassandra
21 144 (11.99%) MapReduce
22 123 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
23 120 (9.99%) R
23 120 (9.99%) Scrum
24 118 (9.83%) Degree
25 115 (9.58%) Open Source
26 114 (9.49%) HBase
27 112 (9.33%) Web Services

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 172 (14.32%) Apache Spark
2 108 (8.99%) Apache Pig
3 71 (5.91%) Apache
4 60 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (4.75%) Node.js
6 56 (4.66%) SAS
7 21 (1.75%) Apache Solr
8 20 (1.67%) Confluence
9 15 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.25%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.08%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.83%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.67%) CMS
14 7 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.42%) WorkSite
16 4 (0.33%) Mule
16 4 (0.33%) JBoss
17 3 (0.25%) IIS
17 3 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.42%) SPSS
3 15 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.42%) MS Project
6 4 (0.33%) MS Office
7 3 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.083%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.083%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.083%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 160 (13.32%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
3 47 (3.91%) IaaS
4 26 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
6 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (1.17%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.08%) PaaS
9 11 (0.92%) SaaS
9 11 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.25%) Route 53
11 3 (0.25%) GitHub
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.17%) Office 365
12 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.083%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.75%) Internet
2 20 (1.67%) Kerberos
3 19 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.58%) Network Security
4 17 (1.42%) LDAP
5 16 (1.33%) VPN
5 16 (1.33%) AMQP
6 15 (1.25%) HTTP
7 13 (1.08%) LAN
7 13 (1.08%) WAN
8 12 (1.00%) X.509
8 12 (1.00%) Firewall
9 10 (0.83%) MPLS
10 7 (0.58%) SSL
10 7 (0.58%) SAN
10 7 (0.58%) DHCP
11 6 (0.50%) VLAN
11 6 (0.50%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 641 (53.37%) Hadoop
2 254 (21.15%) Data Warehouse
3 205 (17.07%) MongoDB
4 203 (16.90%) Apache Hive
5 201 (16.74%) NoSQL
6 146 (12.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 114 (9.49%) HBase
8 98 (8.16%) SQL Server
9 57 (4.75%) Relational Database
9 57 (4.75%) Impala
10 53 (4.41%) Data Mining
11 47 (3.91%) MySQL
12 43 (3.58%) RDBMS
13 38 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 37 (3.08%) QlikView
15 35 (2.91%) CouchDB
16 34 (2.83%) Sqoop
17 29 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 27 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
19 25 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 41 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 32 (2.66%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 28 (2.33%) JIRA
4 27 (2.25%) Subversion
5 25 (2.08%) JUnit
6 22 (1.83%) Maven
7 14 (1.17%) Mercurial
7 14 (1.17%) Ant
8 13 (1.08%) Gradle
8 13 (1.08%) Selenium
8 13 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
9 12 (1.00%) Hudson
10 8 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.58%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.50%) GDB
13 4 (0.33%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.33%) LoadUI
14 3 (0.25%) PyUnit
General
1 233 (19.40%) Finance
2 174 (14.49%) Banking
3 76 (6.33%) Investment Banking
4 57 (4.75%) Marketing
5 46 (3.83%) Retail
6 37 (3.08%) Games
6 37 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.92%) Front Office
8 22 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.42%) Publishing
10 15 (1.25%) Law
11 14 (1.17%) Electronics
12 12 (1.00%) Legal
13 11 (0.92%) Advertising
14 7 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.50%) Music Industry
15 6 (0.50%) Back Office
16 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 463 (38.55%) Developer
2 282 (23.48%) Architect
3 137 (11.41%) Java Developer
4 114 (9.49%) Data Architect
5 101 (8.41%) Analyst
6 91 (7.58%) Hadoop Developer
7 78 (6.49%) Senior Developer
8 76 (6.33%) Project Manager
9 64 (5.33%) Consultant
10 61 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
11 57 (4.75%) Big Data Developer
12 55 (4.58%) Big Data Architect
13 54 (4.50%) Scala Developer
14 52 (4.33%) Business Analyst
15 51 (4.25%) Technical Architect
16 45 (3.75%) Data Scientist
17 42 (3.50%) Senior Architect
18 38 (3.16%) Data Analyst
19 30 (2.50%) Data Consultant
20 24 (2.00%) Big Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (9.33%) Web Services
2 94 (7.83%) HTML
3 82 (6.83%) AngularJS
4 73 (6.08%) .NET
4 73 (6.08%) J2EE
5 62 (5.16%) HTML5
6 59 (4.91%) XML
7 53 (4.41%) CSS
8 51 (4.25%) Kafka
9 50 (4.16%) REST
10 48 (4.00%) RESTful
11 43 (3.58%) Spring
12 42 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 39 (3.25%) Akka
14 38 (3.16%) JSON
15 35 (2.91%) jQuery
16 32 (2.66%) Java EE
17 30 (2.50%) JMS
18 29 (2.41%) SOAP
19 26 (2.16%) Cascading
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (9.58%) Open Source
3 112 (9.33%) Visualisation
4 58 (4.83%) Computer Science
5 54 (4.50%) Statistics
6 46 (3.83%) Algorithms
7 44 (3.66%) Data Integration
8 30 (2.50%) Data Structures
8 30 (2.50%) Mathematics
8 30 (2.50%) User Experience
9 29 (2.41%) Market Risk
10 28 (2.33%) Online Games
11 23 (1.92%) Credit Risk
11 23 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.83%) Private Cloud
13 19 (1.58%) Fixed Income
14 18 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (1.25%) Derivative
16 14 (1.17%) DTV
17 13 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 160 (13.32%) Linux
2 89 (7.41%) UNIX
3 72 (6.00%) Windows
4 21 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.17%) CentOS
5 14 (1.17%) Ubuntu
6 10 (0.83%) Debian
7 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.42%) Android
9 2 (0.17%) Solaris
9 2 (0.17%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.083%) SUSE
10 1 (0.083%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (23.65%) Analytics
3 181 (15.07%) Data Modelling
4 173 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
5 166 (13.82%) TDD
6 161 (13.41%) ETL
7 144 (11.99%) MapReduce
8 120 (9.99%) Scrum
9 87 (7.24%) OO
10 86 (7.16%) Data Architecture
11 85 (7.08%) Project Management
12 72 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (6.00%) Machine Learning
13 68 (5.66%) Data Analysis
14 64 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 59 (4.91%) Data Management
16 58 (4.83%) BDD
17 57 (4.75%) DevOps
18 54 (4.50%) Mentoring
19 53 (4.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 458 (38.13%) Java
2 282 (23.48%) SQL
3 197 (16.40%) Python
4 160 (13.32%) Scala
5 120 (9.99%) R
6 108 (8.99%) JavaScript
7 71 (5.91%) C#
8 52 (4.33%) C++
9 43 (3.58%) Ruby
10 39 (3.25%) Bash Shell
10 39 (3.25%) Perl
11 35 (2.91%) PHP
12 29 (2.41%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.83%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.67%) VBA
16 18 (1.50%) C
17 14 (1.17%) MATLAB
18 13 (1.08%) Groovy
19 12 (1.00%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 118 (9.83%) Degree
2 62 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.50%) PhD
6 9 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (0.67%) ISEB
8 7 (0.58%) CISSP
9 6 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.42%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.33%) PMP
12 3 (0.25%) CISM
12 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.17%) VCAP
13 2 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.16%) QA
2 10 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (0.58%) SLA
4 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.33%) Basel III
6 3 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 101 (8.41%) HDFS
2 44 (3.66%) Apache Flume
3 24 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 23 (1.92%) Docker
5 16 (1.33%) Active Directory
5 16 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (1.00%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.83%) vSphere
8 8 (0.67%) vCloud
8 8 (0.67%) XenServer
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.17%) GPFS
10 2 (0.17%) Ceph
11 1 (0.083%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.083%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 76 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
2 52 (4.33%) Puppet
3 44 (3.66%) Oozie
4 41 (3.41%) StatsD
5 35 (2.91%) Hadoop YARN
6 19 (1.58%) Nagios
7 17 (1.42%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.25%) Salt
9 14 (1.17%) Ansible
9 14 (1.17%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.92%) Cacti
11 9 (0.75%) Ambari
12 7 (0.58%) Mesos
13 5 (0.42%) Graphite
14 2 (0.17%) yum
14 2 (0.17%) Munin
14 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.17%) OpenView
14 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 1 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 193 (16.07%) Oracle
2 91 (7.58%) Tableau
3 86 (7.16%) Teradata
4 72 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 48 (4.00%) Citrix
6 42 (3.50%) Cloudera
7 38 (3.16%) Apigee
7 38 (3.16%) Mashery
8 31 (2.58%) IBM
8 31 (2.58%) Red Hat
9 29 (2.41%) SAP
10 27 (2.25%) Informatica
11 22 (1.83%) Vertica
12 20 (1.67%) Ab Initio
12 20 (1.67%) Business Objects
13 19 (1.58%) Google
14 18 (1.50%) HP
15 17 (1.42%) VMware
15 17 (1.42%) Splunk
15 17 (1.42%) Netezza
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