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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 181 284 357
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +73
Contract jobs citing Big Data 548 277 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 0.62% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.67% 2.78% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 181 116
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£513 £550 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +20.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £673 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £575 £363
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +58.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 - -
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
9669 9962 9225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.94% 22.38% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6387 6248 5756
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 209 219
Average hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £15.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.23 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +95 416 £525 - 151
South East -8 44 £488 -18.75% 33
North West +6 35 £475 -18.10% 24
East Midlands +22 14 £525 -8.69% 4
South West -18 12 £429 +28.94% 16
Yorkshire - 10 £463 - 20
West Midlands +1 6 £300 - 8
East of England +12 5 £450 +20.00% 19
North East - - - - 1
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 552 (54.49%) Hadoop
2 378 (37.31%) Java
3 328 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
4 253 (24.98%) Analytics
5 250 (24.68%) SQL
6 223 (22.01%) NoSQL
7 197 (19.45%) Apache Hive
8 190 (18.76%) Data Warehouse
9 183 (18.07%) Linux
10 182 (17.97%) Finance
11 181 (17.87%) Banking
12 176 (17.37%) Business Intelligence
13 175 (17.28%) Oracle
14 172 (16.98%) Python
15 166 (16.39%) MongoDB
16 156 (15.40%) Data Modelling
17 142 (14.02%) Scala
18 140 (13.82%) TDD
19 139 (13.72%) Apache Spark
20 132 (13.03%) ETL
21 126 (12.44%) MapReduce
22 116 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
22 116 (11.45%) Apache Cassandra
23 103 (10.17%) HBase
24 102 (10.07%) UNIX
25 99 (9.77%) Degree
26 91 (8.98%) OO
26 91 (8.98%) Apache Pig
27 90 (8.88%) Scrum
28 89 (8.79%) Open Source

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 139 (13.72%) Apache Spark
2 91 (8.98%) Apache Pig
3 82 (8.09%) Apache
4 58 (5.73%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (3.85%) SAS
6 29 (2.86%) Node.js
7 14 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.99%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.99%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.89%) Confluence
11 8 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.59%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.39%) JBoss
15 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.30%) Jetty
15 3 (0.30%) Mule
15 3 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.28%) SPSS
3 9 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.39%) MS Project
6 3 (0.30%) MS Office
6 3 (0.30%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.099%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.59%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.099%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.099%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.099%) Magento
4 1 (0.099%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
5 14 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.99%) SaaS
7 10 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.89%) PaaS
9 6 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.39%) GitHub
10 4 (0.39%) IaaS
11 2 (0.20%) Route 53
11 2 (0.20%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.099%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.099%) Heroku
12 1 (0.099%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.28%) Internet
2 12 (1.18%) Network Security
2 12 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.89%) VPN
3 9 (0.89%) WAN
3 9 (0.89%) AMQP
4 8 (0.79%) LAN
5 7 (0.69%) DHCP
5 7 (0.69%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.59%) Firewall
7 5 (0.49%) HTTP
7 5 (0.49%) LDAP
8 4 (0.39%) SAN
8 4 (0.39%) MPLS
9 3 (0.30%) SSL
10 2 (0.20%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.20%) VLAN
10 2 (0.20%) DNS
11 1 (0.099%) DMZ
11 1 (0.099%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 552 (54.49%) Hadoop
2 223 (22.01%) NoSQL
3 197 (19.45%) Apache Hive
4 190 (18.76%) Data Warehouse
5 166 (16.39%) MongoDB
6 116 (11.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 103 (10.17%) HBase
8 75 (7.40%) SQL Server
9 54 (5.33%) Relational Database
10 48 (4.74%) MySQL
11 41 (4.05%) Data Mining
11 41 (4.05%) CouchDB
12 39 (3.85%) Couchbase
12 39 (3.85%) RDBMS
13 37 (3.65%) Riak
14 36 (3.55%) Sqoop
14 36 (3.55%) MarkLogic
15 33 (3.26%) QlikView
16 31 (3.06%) Mahout
17 27 (2.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 30 (2.96%) Subversion
4 28 (2.76%) Maven
5 23 (2.27%) JUnit
5 23 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 21 (2.07%) JIRA
7 19 (1.88%) Hudson
8 10 (0.99%) Mockito
9 9 (0.89%) Mercurial
9 9 (0.89%) RSpec
10 8 (0.79%) Selenium
10 8 (0.79%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.79%) Ant
11 7 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.69%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.59%) Gradle
12 6 (0.59%) GDB
13 4 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.39%) PyUnit
General
1 182 (17.97%) Finance
2 181 (17.87%) Banking
3 86 (8.49%) Investment Banking
4 32 (3.16%) Retail
4 32 (3.16%) Marketing
5 28 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.67%) Games
7 22 (2.17%) Front Office
8 16 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.48%) Publishing
10 14 (1.38%) Law
11 11 (1.09%) Electronics
12 9 (0.89%) Legal
13 6 (0.59%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.49%) Back Office
15 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.099%) Advertising
17 1 (0.099%) Private Banking
17 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 370 (36.53%) Developer
2 260 (25.67%) Architect
3 110 (10.86%) Data Architect
4 106 (10.46%) Java Developer
5 86 (8.49%) Analyst
6 61 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
6 61 (6.02%) Big Data Developer
7 47 (4.64%) Scala Developer
7 47 (4.64%) Hadoop Developer
8 46 (4.54%) Business Analyst
9 45 (4.44%) Senior Developer
10 44 (4.34%) Big Data Architect
11 43 (4.24%) Consultant
12 35 (3.46%) Project Manager
13 34 (3.36%) Enterprise Architect
14 29 (2.86%) Data Scientist
15 25 (2.47%) Data Analyst
16 23 (2.27%) Data Consultant
17 21 (2.07%) Administrator
18 20 (1.97%) Big Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (8.39%) Web Services
2 79 (7.80%) HTML
3 66 (6.52%) Spring
4 56 (5.53%) .NET
4 56 (5.53%) XML
5 53 (5.23%) HTML5
6 46 (4.54%) jQuery
7 45 (4.44%) CSS
8 39 (3.85%) J2EE
9 38 (3.75%) Hibernate
10 34 (3.36%) Kafka
11 32 (3.16%) Akka
12 31 (3.06%) AngularJS
12 31 (3.06%) JSON
13 30 (2.96%) RESTful
13 30 (2.96%) REST
14 28 (2.76%) Cascading
15 20 (1.97%) Java EE
15 20 (1.97%) Apache Flex
16 19 (1.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (8.79%) Open Source
3 83 (8.19%) Visualisation
4 53 (5.23%) Data Structures
4 53 (5.23%) Algorithms
5 51 (5.03%) Computer Science
6 40 (3.95%) Statistics
7 29 (2.86%) Data Integration
8 25 (2.47%) Credit Risk
9 22 (2.17%) Market Risk
10 20 (1.97%) Online Games
10 20 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (1.78%) Mathematics
12 17 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.28%) User Experience
13 13 (1.28%) Derivative
14 12 (1.18%) Replication
15 11 (1.09%) Fixed Income
15 11 (1.09%) DTV
16 10 (0.99%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 183 (18.07%) Linux
2 102 (10.07%) UNIX
3 55 (5.43%) Windows
4 24 (2.37%) CentOS
5 19 (1.88%) Debian
6 17 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.48%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.39%) Android
9 4 (0.39%) Solaris
10 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.20%) AIX
11 2 (0.20%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.099%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (24.98%) Analytics
3 176 (17.37%) Business Intelligence
4 156 (15.40%) Data Modelling
5 140 (13.82%) TDD
6 132 (13.03%) ETL
7 126 (12.44%) MapReduce
8 91 (8.98%) OO
9 90 (8.88%) Scrum
10 72 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (6.52%) DevOps
12 60 (5.92%) Data Architecture
13 55 (5.43%) BDD
14 51 (5.03%) Project Management
15 49 (4.84%) Mentoring
16 48 (4.74%) Data Analysis
17 45 (4.44%) Software Engineering
18 41 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
19 40 (3.95%) TOGAF
20 37 (3.65%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 378 (37.31%) Java
2 250 (24.68%) SQL
3 172 (16.98%) Python
4 142 (14.02%) Scala
5 74 (7.31%) C#
6 59 (5.82%) Perl
7 58 (5.73%) C++
8 56 (5.53%) JavaScript
9 53 (5.23%) Ruby
10 52 (5.13%) Bash Shell
11 50 (4.94%) PHP
12 46 (4.54%) PL/SQL
13 41 (4.05%) Shell Script
14 39 (3.85%) R
15 24 (2.37%) C
16 15 (1.48%) VBA
16 15 (1.48%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.09%) AWK
17 11 (1.09%) MATLAB
18 10 (0.99%) sed
Qualifications
1 99 (9.77%) Degree
2 44 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.79%) PhD
7 7 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.59%) ISEB
8 6 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.49%) CISSP
10 4 (0.39%) MCT
10 4 (0.39%) CITP
10 4 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.20%) PMP
11 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.20%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.099%) CCNA
12 1 (0.099%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.099%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.57%) QA
2 10 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.49%) Basel III
5 4 (0.39%) P3O
6 1 (0.099%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (8.09%) HDFS
2 52 (5.13%) Apache Flume
3 41 (4.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 16 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.99%) Docker
7 6 (0.59%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.39%) vCloud
8 4 (0.39%) vSphere
9 3 (0.30%) XenServer
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.099%) NFS
11 1 (0.099%) Firmware
11 1 (0.099%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 68 (6.71%) Puppet
2 62 (6.12%) Oozie
3 52 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.96%) Hadoop YARN
5 26 (2.57%) Nagios
6 24 (2.37%) ZABBIX
6 24 (2.37%) Ambari
7 20 (1.97%) Salt
8 18 (1.78%) Vagrant
8 18 (1.78%) Cacti
9 14 (1.38%) Ansible
10 10 (0.99%) Mesos
11 5 (0.49%) Graphite
12 4 (0.39%) yum
13 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
14 2 (0.20%) OpenView
14 2 (0.20%) Munin
15 1 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
15 1 (0.099%) logstash
Vendors
1 175 (17.28%) Oracle
2 71 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 48 (4.74%) Teradata
4 38 (3.75%) Tableau
5 37 (3.65%) Informatica
5 37 (3.65%) Red Hat
5 37 (3.65%) SAP
6 36 (3.55%) Netezza
7 31 (3.06%) Cloudera
8 28 (2.76%) Hortonworks
9 26 (2.57%) Splunk
9 26 (2.57%) IBM
10 25 (2.47%) Adobe
11 23 (2.27%) Sybase
11 23 (2.27%) MapR
12 22 (2.17%) Rackspace
13 18 (1.78%) Google
14 16 (1.58%) VMware
15 15 (1.48%) Vertica
16 12 (1.18%) Cisco
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