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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 134 164 234
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +70
Contract jobs citing Big Data 396 307 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.70% 1.34% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.32% 5.89% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 219 148
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£550 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
-21.95% -
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
5408 5214 5173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.18% 22.75% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3592 3500
Average daily rate £450 £442 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +2.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 65
Average hourly rate £27.78 £27.50 £24.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £14.00 £17.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £125.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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
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 3 July 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.

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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
City of London +34 125 £575 +4.54% 86
Croydon - 3 £325 - 1
Hammersmith - 3 £399 -
Docklands, London -12 1 - -
Canary Wharf -18 1 - -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 397 (51.96%) Hadoop
2 300 (39.27%) Java
3 267 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
4 206 (26.96%) Analytics
5 186 (24.35%) Finance
6 175 (22.91%) SQL
7 150 (19.63%) Data Warehouse
8 145 (18.98%) Banking
9 139 (18.19%) Apache Spark
10 130 (17.02%) Scala
11 118 (15.45%) Apache Hive
12 117 (15.31%) Data Modelling
13 115 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
14 107 (14.01%) TDD
15 93 (12.17%) Python
16 92 (12.04%) Scrum
17 90 (11.78%) MongoDB
18 89 (11.65%) Oracle
18 89 (11.65%) ETL
19 86 (11.26%) NoSQL
20 84 (10.99%) HBase
21 80 (10.47%) Linux
21 80 (10.47%) Open Source
22 72 (9.42%) Visualisation
22 72 (9.42%) MapReduce
22 72 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
23 68 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
23 68 (8.90%) Investment Banking
24 67 (8.77%) Degree
24 67 (8.77%) Data Architecture

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 139 (18.19%) Apache Spark
2 58 (7.59%) Apache Pig
3 41 (5.37%) Apache
4 36 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (3.80%) SAS
6 12 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.44%) Node.js
8 10 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.31%) Confluence
9 9 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (1.05%) CMS
11 7 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.92%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.65%) Mule
12 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.65%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.52%) IIS
13 4 (0.52%) JBoss
13 4 (0.52%) nginx
14 3 (0.39%) GemFire
Applications
1 32 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.96%) SPSS
3 14 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.18%) MS Office
6 4 (0.52%) MS Project
7 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.26%) Weka
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (0.52%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.13%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (1.96%) PaaS
4 12 (1.57%) SaaS
5 10 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.18%) IaaS
7 7 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.65%) GitHub
8 5 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.27%) Internet
2 15 (1.96%) Kerberos
3 13 (1.70%) Network Security
4 12 (1.57%) X.509
4 12 (1.57%) LDAP
4 12 (1.57%) SAN
5 11 (1.44%) VLAN
6 10 (1.31%) AMQP
7 9 (1.18%) Unified Communications
7 9 (1.18%) Firewall
7 9 (1.18%) Converged Networks
7 9 (1.18%) VPN
7 9 (1.18%) LAN
7 9 (1.18%) WAN
8 8 (1.05%) SMTP
8 8 (1.05%) SNMP
8 8 (1.05%) MPLS
8 8 (1.05%) NetScaler
8 8 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (51.96%) Hadoop
2 150 (19.63%) Data Warehouse
3 118 (15.45%) Apache Hive
4 90 (11.78%) MongoDB
5 86 (11.26%) NoSQL
6 84 (10.99%) HBase
7 57 (7.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 57 (7.46%) SQL Server
8 45 (5.89%) Impala
9 41 (5.37%) Relational Database
10 29 (3.80%) Data Mining
10 29 (3.80%) QlikView
11 28 (3.66%) MySQL
12 27 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (3.40%) RDBMS
14 18 (2.36%) Sqoop
15 17 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (1.96%) CouchDB
17 13 (1.70%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 26 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.75%) JIRA
3 19 (2.49%) Subversion
4 18 (2.36%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.31%) JUnit
6 9 (1.18%) Mercurial
7 8 (1.05%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.05%) Hudson
7 8 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (1.05%) Ant
8 7 (0.92%) Maven
8 7 (0.92%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.79%) Gradle
10 5 (0.65%) Selenium
11 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.39%) ERwin
12 3 (0.39%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
13 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 186 (24.35%) Finance
2 145 (18.98%) Banking
3 68 (8.90%) Investment Banking
4 40 (5.24%) Retail
5 29 (3.80%) Marketing
6 18 (2.36%) Front Office
7 17 (2.23%) Advertising
8 16 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.96%) Games
10 13 (1.70%) Publishing
11 7 (0.92%) Legal
12 6 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.65%) Back Office
14 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.26%) Law
16 2 (0.26%) German Language
17 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
17 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 294 (38.48%) Developer
2 164 (21.47%) Architect
3 96 (12.57%) Java Developer
4 82 (10.73%) Analyst
5 65 (8.51%) Hadoop Developer
6 63 (8.25%) Data Architect
7 56 (7.33%) Senior Developer
8 51 (6.68%) Project Manager
9 40 (5.24%) Business Analyst
9 40 (5.24%) Consultant
10 38 (4.97%) Scala Developer
11 34 (4.45%) Data Scientist
11 34 (4.45%) Data Analyst
12 31 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
13 30 (3.93%) Technical Architect
14 27 (3.53%) Data Consultant
15 26 (3.40%) Big Data Developer
16 25 (3.27%) Big Data Architect
17 23 (3.01%) Big Data Consultant
18 20 (2.62%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (7.59%) Web Services
2 54 (7.07%) HTML
3 46 (6.02%) RESTful
4 44 (5.76%) HTML5
5 41 (5.37%) J2EE
6 40 (5.24%) Kafka
7 39 (5.10%) REST
8 36 (4.71%) Spring
9 33 (4.32%) XML
10 31 (4.06%) .NET
10 31 (4.06%) JSON
11 28 (3.66%) CSS
12 27 (3.53%) AngularJS
13 24 (3.14%) Hibernate
14 22 (2.88%) Akka
15 19 (2.49%) JMS
15 19 (2.49%) jQuery
16 16 (2.09%) Ajax
16 16 (2.09%) Cascading
17 15 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.42%) Visualisation
1 72 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.37%) Statistics
3 33 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.27%) Algorithms
4 25 (3.27%) Data Integration
5 23 (3.01%) Credit Risk
6 22 (2.88%) Market Risk
7 21 (2.75%) Mathematics
8 18 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.70%) Replication
10 13 (1.70%) Fixed Income
10 13 (1.70%) User Experience
11 12 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.44%) Derivative
12 11 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.31%) Internet of Things
13 10 (1.31%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (10.47%) Linux
2 61 (7.98%) UNIX
3 37 (4.84%) Windows
4 12 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.65%) CentOS
6 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.52%) Debian
7 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.39%) Android
7 3 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (26.96%) Analytics
3 117 (15.31%) Data Modelling
4 115 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
5 107 (14.01%) TDD
6 92 (12.04%) Scrum
7 89 (11.65%) ETL
8 80 (10.47%) Open Source
9 72 (9.42%) MapReduce
10 67 (8.77%) Data Architecture
11 53 (6.94%) Project Management
12 47 (6.15%) Data Analysis
12 47 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (5.89%) BDD
14 44 (5.76%) SDLC
15 43 (5.63%) DevOps
15 43 (5.63%) Software Engineering
16 42 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (5.50%) Data Management
17 39 (5.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 300 (39.27%) Java
2 175 (22.91%) SQL
3 130 (17.02%) Scala
4 93 (12.17%) Python
5 64 (8.38%) R
6 52 (6.81%) JavaScript
7 38 (4.97%) C#
8 31 (4.06%) C++
9 24 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 22 (2.88%) Ruby
11 20 (2.62%) PHP
12 19 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.57%) Perl
14 9 (1.18%) VBA
15 8 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.05%) Clojure
16 6 (0.79%) C
16 6 (0.79%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (8.77%) Degree
2 29 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.36%) PhD
4 13 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.31%) CISSP
6 10 (1.31%) CISM
7 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 5 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.52%) PMP
9 4 (0.52%) CCNP
9 4 (0.52%) ISEB
9 4 (0.52%) VCAP
10 3 (0.39%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.26%) CISA
11 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.66%) QA
2 10 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.52%) Basel II
6 3 (0.39%) COBIT
6 3 (0.39%) Basel III
6 3 (0.39%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (8.77%) HDFS
2 29 (3.80%) Apache Flume
3 15 (1.96%) Docker
4 14 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.70%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.44%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (1.18%) vCloud
9 8 (1.05%) vSphere
10 4 (0.52%) XenServer
11 3 (0.39%) SRDF
11 3 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.39%) NFS
12 1 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
12 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (3.66%) Puppet
2 25 (3.27%) Oozie
3 21 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.75%) Hadoop YARN
4 14 (1.83%) Ansible
5 11 (1.44%) Nagios
6 10 (1.31%) Vagrant
6 10 (1.31%) Salt
7 8 (1.05%) Mesos
8 7 (0.92%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.65%) Cacti
10 4 (0.52%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.52%) Graphite
11 3 (0.39%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (0.39%) SnapMirror
11 3 (0.39%) SnapVault
11 3 (0.39%) Ambari
12 2 (0.26%) SCCM
12 2 (0.26%) OpenView
12 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 89 (11.65%) Oracle
2 62 (8.12%) Microsoft
3 38 (4.97%) Tableau
4 37 (4.84%) Cloudera
5 21 (2.75%) Teradata
6 19 (2.49%) IBM
7 15 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.83%) Business Objects
8 14 (1.83%) HP
8 14 (1.83%) VMware
9 13 (1.70%) Cisco
10 12 (1.57%) SAP
10 12 (1.57%) NetApp
10 12 (1.57%) Google
10 12 (1.57%) Splunk
10 12 (1.57%) Vertica
10 12 (1.57%) ForgeRock
11 11 (1.44%) SaltStack
11 11 (1.44%) Brocade
11 11 (1.44%) Atlassian
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