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 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 230 309 468
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +159
Contract jobs citing Big Data 442 281 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.58% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.10% 2.58% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 224 83
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +14.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
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
10790 10891 11300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.57% 22.61% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6921 6911 6565
Average daily rate £400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
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 147 180 314
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.44 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £46.90 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

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 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 23 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 23 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 +68 356 £550 +13.63% 138
North West +17 23 £500 +11.11% 19
South East -1 22 £588 +30.55% 45
West Midlands -2 13 £501 +100.40% 2
South West -16 10 £495 +52.30% 11
Yorkshire -3 7 £350 +34.61% 7
East of England -22 7 £425 -20.93% 14
East Midlands +4 2 £495 +80.00% 3
North East - - - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 412 (46.40%) Hadoop
2 322 (36.26%) Java
3 281 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
4 259 (29.17%) Analytics
5 245 (27.59%) SQL
6 186 (20.95%) NoSQL
7 163 (18.36%) Data Warehouse
8 162 (18.24%) MongoDB
9 154 (17.34%) Business Intelligence
10 150 (16.89%) Apache Hive
11 149 (16.78%) Oracle
12 147 (16.55%) Linux
12 147 (16.55%) Python
13 130 (14.64%) Finance
14 128 (14.41%) TDD
15 125 (14.08%) ETL
16 123 (13.85%) SQL Server
17 119 (13.40%) Apache Cassandra
18 115 (12.95%) Banking
19 107 (12.05%) Open Source
20 106 (11.94%) Degree
20 106 (11.94%) Data Modelling
21 102 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
22 101 (11.37%) Scala
23 98 (11.04%) Visualisation
23 98 (11.04%) MapReduce
24 96 (10.81%) Apache Pig
25 94 (10.59%) JavaScript
26 92 (10.36%) OO
27 89 (10.02%) HBase

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 96 (10.81%) Apache Pig
2 61 (6.87%) Apache
3 46 (5.18%) SAS
4 41 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.25%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.91%) Node.js
7 16 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.24%) IIS
10 10 (1.13%) MQSeries
10 10 (1.13%) Confluence
11 9 (1.01%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.01%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.90%) nginx
13 7 (0.79%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.79%) CMS
13 7 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
13 7 (0.79%) Escenic
14 6 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.45%) Jetty
Applications
1 32 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.58%) SPSS
3 6 (0.68%) MS Project
4 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Weka
5 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.24%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.13%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.23%) 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 51 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.58%) Amazon EMR
6 11 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.13%) SaaS
7 10 (1.13%) PaaS
8 6 (0.68%) Route 53
8 6 (0.68%) GitHub
9 4 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.45%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 3 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (0.34%) IaaS
10 3 (0.34%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.23%) Heroku
12 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.36%) Internet
2 14 (1.58%) HTTP
3 10 (1.13%) FTP
4 9 (1.01%) Firewall
5 8 (0.90%) WAN
6 7 (0.79%) Network Security
7 6 (0.68%) LAN
8 4 (0.45%) DHCP
8 4 (0.45%) MPLS
8 4 (0.45%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.45%) VPN
8 4 (0.45%) DNS
9 2 (0.23%) SSL
9 2 (0.23%) SAN
9 2 (0.23%) Intranet
9 2 (0.23%) Packet Switching
9 2 (0.23%) Wireless
9 2 (0.23%) IPsec
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (46.40%) Hadoop
2 186 (20.95%) NoSQL
3 163 (18.36%) Data Warehouse
4 162 (18.24%) MongoDB
5 150 (16.89%) Apache Hive
6 123 (13.85%) SQL Server
7 119 (13.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 89 (10.02%) HBase
9 76 (8.56%) MySQL
10 51 (5.74%) Relational Database
11 50 (5.63%) Data Mining
12 40 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 38 (4.28%) Riak
14 37 (4.17%) Couchbase
15 34 (3.83%) Oracle Database
16 32 (3.60%) Mahout
16 32 (3.60%) DB2
17 31 (3.49%) RDBMS
17 31 (3.49%) QlikView
17 31 (3.49%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 56 (6.31%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.52%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.83%) Subversion
4 31 (3.49%) Maven
5 25 (2.82%) Hudson
6 24 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 24 (2.70%) JUnit
7 23 (2.59%) JIRA
8 18 (2.03%) Selenium
9 14 (1.58%) Mockito
10 12 (1.35%) RSpec
11 11 (1.24%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (1.13%) PHPUnit
13 8 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.68%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.56%) ERwin
15 5 (0.56%) WATIR
16 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (0.45%) FitNesse
General
1 130 (14.64%) Finance
2 115 (12.95%) Banking
3 58 (6.53%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.60%) Marketing
6 21 (2.36%) Retail
7 20 (2.25%) Front Office
8 13 (1.46%) Publishing
9 10 (1.13%) Games
9 10 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.01%) Advertising
11 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.68%) Electronics
13 4 (0.45%) German Language
14 3 (0.34%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.34%) Legal
14 3 (0.34%) Military
15 2 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 352 (39.64%) Developer
2 205 (23.09%) Architect
3 102 (11.49%) Java Developer
4 94 (10.59%) Analyst
5 73 (8.22%) Data Architect
6 57 (6.42%) Senior Developer
7 46 (5.18%) Consultant
8 36 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (3.94%) Project Manager
10 33 (3.72%) Enterprise Architect
10 33 (3.72%) Big Data Developer
11 31 (3.49%) Hadoop Developer
11 31 (3.49%) Data Analyst
12 30 (3.38%) Business Analyst
13 29 (3.27%) Big Data Architect
14 28 (3.15%) Data Consultant
15 24 (2.70%) Data Scientist
16 23 (2.59%) PHP Developer
17 21 (2.36%) Python Developer
17 21 (2.36%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (9.12%) HTML
2 77 (8.67%) Spring
3 75 (8.45%) XML
4 73 (8.22%) Web Services
5 59 (6.64%) .NET
5 59 (6.64%) CSS
6 45 (5.07%) Hibernate
7 44 (4.95%) LAMP
8 43 (4.84%) HTML5
9 38 (4.28%) Cascading
10 37 (4.17%) jQuery
11 35 (3.94%) Kafka
12 27 (3.04%) JSON
13 25 (2.82%) AngularJS
14 18 (2.03%) REST
14 18 (2.03%) Django
14 18 (2.03%) J2EE
15 17 (1.91%) Backbone.js
16 16 (1.80%) CSS3
17 15 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 107 (12.05%) Open Source
2 102 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (11.04%) Visualisation
4 72 (8.11%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.72%) Mathematics
5 33 (3.72%) Data Integration
6 26 (2.93%) Statistics
7 25 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (2.03%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.91%) GIS
10 17 (1.91%) User Experience
11 12 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.24%) Economics
13 10 (1.13%) Fixed Income
14 9 (1.01%) Replication
14 9 (1.01%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 147 (16.55%) Linux
2 70 (7.88%) UNIX
3 25 (2.82%) CentOS
4 24 (2.70%) Windows
5 22 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.25%) Debian
7 15 (1.69%) Android
8 9 (1.01%) Solaris
9 8 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.68%) AIX
11 5 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.23%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) Fedora
14 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (29.17%) Analytics
3 154 (17.34%) Business Intelligence
4 128 (14.41%) TDD
5 125 (14.08%) ETL
6 106 (11.94%) Data Modelling
7 98 (11.04%) MapReduce
8 92 (10.36%) OO
9 85 (9.57%) Scrum
10 77 (8.67%) BDD
11 61 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (6.19%) Project Management
13 54 (6.08%) DevOps
14 51 (5.74%) Data Architecture
15 46 (5.18%) Data Analysis
16 41 (4.62%) OOP
17 40 (4.50%) Data Analytics
18 39 (4.39%) TOGAF
19 38 (4.28%) E-Commerce
20 37 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 322 (36.26%) Java
2 245 (27.59%) SQL
3 147 (16.55%) Python
4 101 (11.37%) Scala
5 94 (10.59%) JavaScript
6 80 (9.01%) C#
7 61 (6.87%) C++
8 56 (6.31%) Perl
9 55 (6.19%) PHP
9 55 (6.19%) Ruby
10 41 (4.62%) Bash Shell
11 35 (3.94%) R
12 34 (3.83%) Shell Script
13 30 (3.38%) PL/SQL
14 23 (2.59%) C
15 16 (1.80%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.35%) sed
16 12 (1.35%) AWK
17 10 (1.13%) Groovy
18 9 (1.01%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 106 (11.94%) Degree
2 43 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.91%) PhD
6 11 (1.24%) ISEB
7 6 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.34%) MCT
9 3 (0.34%) PMP
10 2 (0.23%) CISSP
10 2 (0.23%) RHCE
11 1 (0.11%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.11%) CITP
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.14%) 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 48 (5.41%) HDFS
2 30 (3.38%) 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 (0.23%) vCloud
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.23%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenServer
8 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (6.87%) Puppet
2 57 (6.42%) Oozie
3 51 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.59%) ZABBIX
5 22 (2.48%) Ambari
6 21 (2.36%) Salt
7 18 (2.03%) Vagrant
8 16 (1.80%) Cacti
8 16 (1.80%) Nagios
9 8 (0.90%) Ansible
10 6 (0.68%) YUM
11 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.23%) Chukwa
12 1 (0.11%) Kibana
12 1 (0.11%) logstash
12 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 149 (16.78%) Oracle
2 62 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.95%) Tableau
4 42 (4.73%) Teradata
5 34 (3.83%) Netezza
6 33 (3.72%) IBM
7 31 (3.49%) Red Hat
8 28 (3.15%) Informatica
8 28 (3.15%) SAP
8 28 (3.15%) Cloudera
9 27 (3.04%) Rackspace
10 26 (2.93%) Hortonworks
10 26 (2.93%) Google
11 24 (2.70%) Sybase
12 22 (2.48%) Cognos
13 20 (2.25%) Business Objects
13 20 (2.25%) MapR
14 16 (1.80%) Greenplum
14 16 (1.80%) Splunk
15 15 (1.69%) Vertica
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