The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 153 227 323
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +96
Contract jobs citing Big Data 344 213 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.42% 0.86% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.29% 3.80% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 180 83
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£550 £480 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £363 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.87 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
Big Data
England

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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5467 5598 5470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.57% 22.60% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3667 3849 3665
Average daily rate £445 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 66
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.84 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.26 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +5.17%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in London

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Big Data across the London region.

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in London

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in London

Big Data
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the London region.

Big Data Hourly Rate Trend in London

Big Data
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Big Data Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 21 August 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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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
City of London +47 78 £550 +10.00% 58
Docklands, London +19 11 £625 +57.23%
Canary Wharf +19 3 £550 +13.63% 1
Chiswick - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 291 (47.09%) Hadoop
2 236 (38.19%) Java
3 181 (29.29%) Analytics
4 180 (29.13%) SQL
5 132 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (21.20%) MongoDB
7 129 (20.87%) NoSQL
8 117 (18.93%) Python
9 116 (18.77%) Apache Hive
10 108 (17.48%) Linux
10 108 (17.48%) Business Intelligence
11 107 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
12 100 (16.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 99 (16.02%) Finance
14 95 (15.37%) TDD
15 91 (14.72%) Oracle
16 84 (13.59%) SQL Server
16 84 (13.59%) Apache Pig
17 82 (13.27%) MapReduce
18 79 (12.78%) Scala
19 78 (12.62%) ETL
20 77 (12.46%) Banking
21 76 (12.30%) Data Modelling
21 76 (12.30%) Degree
22 68 (11.00%) HBase
23 67 (10.84%) JavaScript
24 63 (10.19%) Open Source
25 60 (9.71%) Computer Science
25 60 (9.71%) Puppet
26 59 (9.55%) Ruby

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 84 (13.59%) Apache Pig
2 48 (7.77%) Apache
3 43 (6.96%) SAS
4 37 (5.99%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (3.56%) Node.js
6 10 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.13%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.81%) IIS
10 4 (0.65%) nginx
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.49%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.32%) Confluence
12 2 (0.32%) Mule
12 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.16%) Magnolia
Applications
1 17 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.62%) SPSS
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.49%) MS Project
4 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) InDesign
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.94%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.62%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (2.43%) Amazon EMR
4 12 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.13%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.97%) GitHub
8 5 (0.81%) PaaS
9 4 (0.65%) SaaS
9 4 (0.65%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 3 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (0.49%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.32%) Heroku
11 2 (0.32%) Route 53
11 2 (0.32%) IaaS
12 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.62%) FTP
2 9 (1.46%) HTTP
2 9 (1.46%) Network Security
3 8 (1.29%) Internet
4 4 (0.65%) LAN
4 4 (0.65%) WAN
5 2 (0.32%) MPLS
5 2 (0.32%) Firewall
5 2 (0.32%) VPN
5 2 (0.32%) SSL
5 2 (0.32%) SAN
5 2 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.16%) LDAP
6 1 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.16%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.16%) DMZ
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.16%) SMTP
6 1 (0.16%) VoIP
6 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (47.09%) Hadoop
2 131 (21.20%) MongoDB
3 129 (20.87%) NoSQL
4 116 (18.77%) Apache Hive
5 107 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
6 100 (16.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 84 (13.59%) SQL Server
8 68 (11.00%) HBase
9 53 (8.58%) MySQL
10 47 (7.61%) Data Mining
11 34 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (5.02%) Riak
13 27 (4.37%) Mahout
13 27 (4.37%) CouchDB
14 25 (4.05%) Sqoop
14 25 (4.05%) Relational Database
15 23 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (3.40%) Impala
17 20 (3.24%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 37 (5.99%) Jenkins
2 36 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.88%) Hudson
4 22 (3.56%) Cucumber
5 17 (2.75%) Subversion
5 17 (2.75%) Maven
6 15 (2.43%) JUnit
6 15 (2.43%) RSpec
7 14 (2.27%) JIRA
8 13 (2.10%) Selenium
9 12 (1.94%) Mockito
10 10 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (1.13%) WATIR
13 4 (0.65%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.65%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 4 (0.65%) Axure RP
13 4 (0.65%) PhantomJS
14 3 (0.49%) Grunt
General
1 99 (16.02%) Finance
2 77 (12.46%) Banking
3 43 (6.96%) Investment Banking
4 31 (5.02%) Marketing
5 19 (3.07%) Front Office
6 18 (2.91%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.59%) Retail
8 9 (1.46%) Games
9 8 (1.29%) Publishing
10 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.65%) Advertising
11 4 (0.65%) Electronics
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Back Office
13 2 (0.32%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.32%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 248 (40.13%) Developer
2 122 (19.74%) Architect
3 74 (11.97%) Java Developer
4 65 (10.52%) Analyst
5 42 (6.80%) Data Architect
6 40 (6.47%) Senior Developer
7 31 (5.02%) Hadoop Developer
8 29 (4.69%) Data Analyst
9 26 (4.21%) Big Data Developer
10 25 (4.05%) Data Scientist
11 24 (3.88%) Consultant
12 23 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.56%) ETL Developer
14 21 (3.40%) Project Manager
14 21 (3.40%) Business Analyst
15 19 (3.07%) Enterprise Architect
16 17 (2.75%) C# Developer
17 16 (2.59%) Lead Architect
18 15 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 15 (2.43%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.74%) HTML
2 47 (7.61%) Web Services
3 46 (7.44%) Spring
4 40 (6.47%) XML
5 38 (6.15%) CSS
6 34 (5.50%) Cascading
7 33 (5.34%) HTML5
8 28 (4.53%) LAMP
9 26 (4.21%) Kafka
10 25 (4.05%) Hibernate
11 23 (3.72%) .NET
12 20 (3.24%) JSON
13 18 (2.91%) Ruby on Rails
14 16 (2.59%) AngularJS
15 14 (2.27%) J2EE
16 13 (2.10%) Backbone.js
17 12 (1.94%) CSS3
17 12 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
17 12 (1.94%) RESTful
17 12 (1.94%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.19%) Open Source
2 60 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 55 (8.90%) Visualisation
4 31 (5.02%) Mathematics
5 26 (4.21%) Data Integration
6 24 (3.88%) Mobile App
7 22 (3.56%) Statistics
8 18 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.94%) GIS
10 11 (1.78%) Economics
11 10 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.62%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.62%) Fixed Income
12 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.13%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.13%) FMCG
13 7 (1.13%) Credit Risk
14 5 (0.81%) Physics
14 5 (0.81%) Replication
14 5 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 108 (17.48%) Linux
2 50 (8.09%) UNIX
3 22 (3.56%) Apple iOS
4 20 (3.24%) Debian
5 19 (3.07%) CentOS
6 13 (2.10%) Android
7 9 (1.46%) Windows
8 5 (0.81%) Solaris
9 4 (0.65%) AIX
9 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.32%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Fedora
12 1 (0.16%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (29.29%) Analytics
2 132 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (17.48%) Business Intelligence
4 95 (15.37%) TDD
5 82 (13.27%) MapReduce
6 78 (12.62%) ETL
7 76 (12.30%) Data Modelling
8 55 (8.90%) BDD
9 54 (8.74%) OO
10 53 (8.58%) Scrum
11 51 (8.25%) DevOps
12 50 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (6.63%) Data Analysis
14 35 (5.66%) Data Architecture
15 32 (5.18%) TOGAF
16 30 (4.85%) Data Management
16 30 (4.85%) E-Commerce
16 30 (4.85%) Project Management
17 25 (4.05%) Software Engineering
17 25 (4.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (38.19%) Java
2 180 (29.13%) SQL
3 117 (18.93%) Python
4 79 (12.78%) Scala
5 67 (10.84%) JavaScript
6 59 (9.55%) Ruby
7 44 (7.12%) C#
8 40 (6.47%) C++
9 36 (5.83%) PHP
10 34 (5.50%) Bash Shell
11 32 (5.18%) R
11 32 (5.18%) Perl
12 23 (3.72%) Shell Script
13 18 (2.91%) C
13 18 (2.91%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.43%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.62%) Groovy
16 9 (1.46%) Clojure
17 8 (1.29%) sed
17 8 (1.29%) AWK
Qualifications
1 76 (12.30%) Degree
2 20 (3.24%) PhD
3 14 (2.27%) ISEB
3 14 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.29%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.13%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.49%) MCT
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.32%) RHCE
9 2 (0.32%) PMP
9 2 (0.32%) CISSP
10 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.46%) QA
2 7 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.81%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (6.31%) HDFS
2 22 (3.56%) Apache Flume
3 16 (2.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.49%) Docker
5 3 (0.49%) vSphere
6 2 (0.32%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.16%) NFS
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 60 (9.71%) Puppet
2 56 (9.06%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (6.80%) Oozie
4 24 (3.88%) ZABBIX
5 22 (3.56%) Salt
6 17 (2.75%) Cacti
6 17 (2.75%) Nagios
7 14 (2.27%) Ambari
8 11 (1.78%) Vagrant
9 7 (1.13%) Ansible
10 6 (0.97%) YUM
11 2 (0.32%) Chukwa
12 1 (0.16%) logstash
12 1 (0.16%) Kibana
12 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 91 (14.72%) Oracle
2 46 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.15%) Teradata
4 31 (5.02%) Rackspace
5 28 (4.53%) Tableau
6 26 (4.21%) Google
7 23 (3.72%) Business Objects
8 22 (3.56%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.56%) Netezza
9 19 (3.07%) Cognos
10 18 (2.91%) IBM
11 16 (2.59%) Informatica
12 15 (2.43%) SAP
12 15 (2.43%) Vertica
12 15 (2.43%) Hortonworks
13 14 (2.27%) Cloudera
14 13 (2.10%) Greenplum
14 13 (2.10%) MapR
15 11 (1.78%) Sybase
16 10 (1.62%) Adobe
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
dsp
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £560 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £500 - £700 per month
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £490 - £700 per day
Posted: 24 days ago