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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 236 310 452
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +142
Contract jobs citing Big Data 437 275 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.83% 0.57% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.06% 2.53% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 220 87
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£525 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £341 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+235.00% -
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
10764 10881 11143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.40% 22.55% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6982 6902 6483
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 187 310
Average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £15.40 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.20 £46.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.39%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +68 349 £530 +11.57% 137
North West +14 27 £500 +21.21% 15
South East -6 21 £600 +33.33% 44
West Midlands -6 15 £501 +100.40% 5
South West -20 10 £540 +66.15% 14
Yorkshire -12 7 £350 +19.65% 8
East of England -16 5 £400 -25.58% 13
East Midlands +7 2 £495 +80.00% 1
North East - - - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 416 (46.79%) Hadoop
2 319 (35.88%) Java
3 280 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
4 267 (30.03%) Analytics
5 241 (27.11%) SQL
6 183 (20.58%) NoSQL
7 160 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
8 158 (17.77%) MongoDB
9 156 (17.55%) Apache Hive
10 155 (17.44%) Business Intelligence
11 149 (16.76%) Oracle
12 148 (16.65%) Python
13 144 (16.20%) Linux
14 132 (14.85%) Finance
15 128 (14.40%) ETL
16 126 (14.17%) TDD
17 122 (13.72%) Apache Cassandra
18 121 (13.61%) Banking
19 120 (13.50%) SQL Server
20 112 (12.60%) Degree
21 110 (12.37%) Data Modelling
22 105 (11.81%) Open Source
23 104 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
24 103 (11.59%) Scala
25 102 (11.47%) MapReduce
26 100 (11.25%) Visualisation
27 99 (11.14%) Apache Pig
28 93 (10.46%) JavaScript
29 92 (10.35%) OO
30 91 (10.24%) HBase

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (11.14%) Apache Pig
2 59 (6.64%) Apache
3 52 (5.85%) Apache Spark
4 47 (5.29%) SAS
5 43 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.91%) Node.js
6 17 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.57%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.24%) IIS
8 11 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.12%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.12%) Confluence
10 9 (1.01%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.90%) MQSeries
11 8 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.79%) nginx
13 6 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (0.56%) CMS
14 5 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
14 5 (0.56%) Escenic
Applications
1 30 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.57%) SPSS
3 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.56%) MS Project
4 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.34%) MS Office
6 1 (0.11%) Weka
6 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.24%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.22%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.12%) SaaS
5 10 (1.12%) PaaS
6 8 (0.90%) GitHub
7 5 (0.56%) Route 53
8 4 (0.45%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 3 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (0.34%) IaaS
9 3 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.34%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.22%) Heroku
11 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.36%) Internet
2 14 (1.57%) HTTP
3 10 (1.12%) FTP
4 8 (0.90%) WAN
4 8 (0.90%) Firewall
5 7 (0.79%) Network Security
6 6 (0.67%) LAN
6 6 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.45%) VPN
7 4 (0.45%) MPLS
8 3 (0.34%) DNS
8 3 (0.34%) DHCP
9 2 (0.22%) Packet Switching
9 2 (0.22%) SSL
9 2 (0.22%) SAN
9 2 (0.22%) Intranet
9 2 (0.22%) Wireless
9 2 (0.22%) IPsec
9 2 (0.22%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (46.79%) Hadoop
2 183 (20.58%) NoSQL
3 160 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
4 158 (17.77%) MongoDB
5 156 (17.55%) Apache Hive
6 122 (13.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 120 (13.50%) SQL Server
8 91 (10.24%) HBase
9 74 (8.32%) MySQL
10 52 (5.85%) Relational Database
11 46 (5.17%) Data Mining
12 38 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (4.16%) Riak
14 35 (3.94%) Couchbase
15 34 (3.82%) Oracle Database
16 33 (3.71%) MarkLogic
16 33 (3.71%) DB2
17 32 (3.60%) RDBMS
17 32 (3.60%) QlikView
17 32 (3.60%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 56 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 48 (5.40%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.82%) Subversion
4 28 (3.15%) Maven
5 24 (2.70%) JIRA
6 23 (2.59%) Hudson
7 22 (2.47%) Cucumber
7 22 (2.47%) JUnit
8 16 (1.80%) Selenium
9 14 (1.57%) Mockito
10 12 (1.35%) RSpec
11 11 (1.24%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (1.12%) PHPUnit
13 8 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.67%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.56%) WATIR
16 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (0.45%) FitNesse
16 4 (0.45%) ERwin
General
1 132 (14.85%) Finance
2 121 (13.61%) Banking
3 60 (6.75%) Investment Banking
4 36 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.26%) Marketing
6 22 (2.47%) Retail
7 20 (2.25%) Front Office
8 13 (1.46%) Publishing
9 10 (1.12%) Games
9 10 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.01%) Advertising
11 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.45%) Electronics
12 4 (0.45%) German Language
13 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.34%) Legal
13 3 (0.34%) Military
13 3 (0.34%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 355 (39.93%) Developer
2 213 (23.96%) Architect
3 99 (11.14%) Java Developer
4 92 (10.35%) Analyst
5 77 (8.66%) Data Architect
6 53 (5.96%) Senior Developer
7 43 (4.84%) Consultant
8 36 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (3.94%) Enterprise Architect
10 34 (3.82%) Big Data Developer
11 32 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 31 (3.49%) Data Analyst
12 31 (3.49%) Big Data Architect
12 31 (3.49%) Hadoop Developer
13 28 (3.15%) Business Analyst
14 26 (2.92%) Data Consultant
15 25 (2.81%) Data Scientist
16 23 (2.59%) PHP Developer
17 22 (2.47%) Python Developer
18 21 (2.36%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.00%) HTML
2 76 (8.55%) Spring
3 75 (8.44%) XML
4 71 (7.99%) Web Services
5 58 (6.52%) CSS
6 56 (6.30%) .NET
7 45 (5.06%) Hibernate
8 41 (4.61%) HTML5
9 40 (4.50%) jQuery
9 40 (4.50%) LAMP
10 39 (4.39%) Cascading
11 34 (3.82%) Kafka
12 29 (3.26%) JSON
13 26 (2.92%) AngularJS
14 18 (2.02%) REST
14 18 (2.02%) Django
15 16 (1.80%) Backbone.js
16 15 (1.69%) RESTful
16 15 (1.69%) J2EE
17 14 (1.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 105 (11.81%) Open Source
2 104 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (11.25%) Visualisation
4 75 (8.44%) Computer Science
5 54 (6.07%) Algorithms
6 45 (5.06%) Data Structures
7 33 (3.71%) Data Integration
8 32 (3.60%) Mathematics
9 27 (3.04%) Statistics
10 24 (2.70%) Mobile App
11 21 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (1.91%) GIS
12 17 (1.91%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.80%) User Experience
14 13 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.24%) Economics
16 10 (1.12%) Fixed Income
17 9 (1.01%) Replication
18 8 (0.90%) Client/Server
18 8 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 144 (16.20%) Linux
2 71 (7.99%) UNIX
3 24 (2.70%) Windows
4 23 (2.59%) CentOS
5 22 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.14%) Debian
7 15 (1.69%) Android
8 9 (1.01%) Solaris
9 8 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.67%) AIX
11 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) HPUX
13 1 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (30.03%) Analytics
3 155 (17.44%) Business Intelligence
4 128 (14.40%) ETL
5 126 (14.17%) TDD
6 110 (12.37%) Data Modelling
7 102 (11.47%) MapReduce
8 92 (10.35%) OO
9 86 (9.67%) Scrum
10 76 (8.55%) BDD
11 61 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (6.30%) Project Management
13 54 (6.07%) DevOps
14 53 (5.96%) Data Architecture
15 46 (5.17%) Data Analysis
16 39 (4.39%) OOP
16 39 (4.39%) Data Analytics
17 38 (4.27%) E-Commerce
17 38 (4.27%) TOGAF
17 38 (4.27%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 319 (35.88%) Java
2 241 (27.11%) SQL
3 148 (16.65%) Python
4 103 (11.59%) Scala
5 93 (10.46%) JavaScript
6 82 (9.22%) C#
7 61 (6.86%) C++
8 58 (6.52%) Ruby
9 53 (5.96%) Perl
9 53 (5.96%) PHP
10 40 (4.50%) Bash Shell
11 37 (4.16%) R
12 34 (3.82%) Shell Script
13 31 (3.49%) PL/SQL
14 24 (2.70%) C
15 14 (1.57%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.35%) sed
16 12 (1.35%) AWK
16 12 (1.35%) Groovy
17 11 (1.24%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 112 (12.60%) Degree
2 44 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.80%) PhD
6 9 (1.01%) ISEB
7 5 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.34%) PMP
9 3 (0.34%) CITP
9 3 (0.34%) MCT
10 2 (0.22%) CISSP
10 2 (0.22%) RHCE
11 1 (0.11%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.80%) QA
2 11 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 49 (5.51%) HDFS
2 31 (3.49%) Apache Flume
3 24 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.34%) vSphere
6 3 (0.34%) Docker
7 2 (0.22%) vCloud
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.22%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenServer
8 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (6.86%) Puppet
2 59 (6.64%) Oozie
3 51 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.59%) Ambari
5 22 (2.47%) ZABBIX
6 21 (2.36%) Salt
7 18 (2.02%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.69%) Cacti
8 15 (1.69%) Nagios
9 10 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (1.01%) Ansible
11 6 (0.67%) YUM
12 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.11%) Kibana
13 1 (0.11%) Chukwa
13 1 (0.11%) logstash
13 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 149 (16.76%) Oracle
2 64 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.95%) Tableau
4 43 (4.84%) Teradata
5 37 (4.16%) Netezza
6 33 (3.71%) IBM
7 30 (3.37%) Informatica
8 29 (3.26%) Red Hat
8 29 (3.26%) SAP
9 28 (3.15%) Cloudera
10 27 (3.04%) Hortonworks
11 26 (2.92%) Rackspace
12 25 (2.81%) Google
13 23 (2.59%) Sybase
14 22 (2.47%) Cognos
15 21 (2.36%) MapR
16 20 (2.25%) Splunk
17 19 (2.14%) Business Objects
18 16 (1.80%) Greenplum
19 14 (1.57%) Vertica
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London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum Interim period - £350 - &#163
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £1500000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £650 - 700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Croydon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £570 per day + competitive
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