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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 118 175 243
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +68
Contract jobs citing Big Data 398 274 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.80% 1.21% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.74% 5.38% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 210 119
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£550 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £350 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £653 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.91 - -
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
5143 5091 4771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.20% 22.50% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3609 3624 3278
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 56
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.75 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £125.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
City of London +36 112 £575 +9.52% 70
Croydon - 4 £495 -
Hammersmith - 4 £448 -
Canary Wharf -12 2 £500 -27.27%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Feltham - 1 £500 -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 441 (55.47%) Hadoop
2 323 (40.63%) Java
3 286 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
4 210 (26.42%) Analytics
5 193 (24.28%) SQL
6 191 (24.03%) Finance
7 167 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
8 165 (20.75%) Banking
9 152 (19.12%) Apache Hive
10 147 (18.49%) Apache Spark
11 136 (17.11%) Scala
12 126 (15.85%) Python
13 124 (15.60%) Business Intelligence
14 122 (15.35%) Data Modelling
15 108 (13.58%) TDD
16 106 (13.33%) NoSQL
17 103 (12.96%) MongoDB
18 100 (12.58%) HBase
19 99 (12.45%) Oracle
20 96 (12.08%) MapReduce
21 91 (11.45%) ETL
22 84 (10.57%) Degree
23 83 (10.44%) Scrum
24 79 (9.94%) HDFS
25 78 (9.81%) Visualisation
26 76 (9.56%) Investment Banking
27 74 (9.31%) Linux
28 73 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
29 72 (9.06%) Open Source
30 71 (8.93%) Apache Pig

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 147 (18.49%) Apache Spark
2 71 (8.93%) Apache Pig
3 49 (6.16%) Apache
4 38 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (4.78%) SAS
5 10 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.01%) Node.js
7 8 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.63%) CMS
8 5 (0.63%) JBoss
8 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.63%) Confluence
9 4 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.50%) IIS
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.38%) Mule
11 2 (0.25%) nginx
11 2 (0.25%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 27 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.89%) SPSS
3 14 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.88%) MS Office
6 4 (0.50%) MS Project
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Weka
7 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.13%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (1.51%) PaaS
3 12 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.13%) SaaS
5 7 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
5 7 (0.88%) IaaS
5 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.38%) GitHub
8 2 (0.25%) Office 365
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.14%) Kerberos
2 14 (1.76%) Internet
2 14 (1.76%) LDAP
3 12 (1.51%) X.509
4 10 (1.26%) Network Security
4 10 (1.26%) VPN
5 9 (1.13%) SAN
5 9 (1.13%) LAN
5 9 (1.13%) WAN
5 9 (1.13%) Unified Communications
6 8 (1.01%) NetScaler
6 8 (1.01%) SSL
6 8 (1.01%) Firewall
7 7 (0.88%) VLAN
7 7 (0.88%) MPLS
7 7 (0.88%) SMTP
7 7 (0.88%) SNMP
7 7 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (55.47%) Hadoop
2 167 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
3 152 (19.12%) Apache Hive
4 106 (13.33%) NoSQL
5 103 (12.96%) MongoDB
6 100 (12.58%) HBase
7 65 (8.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 63 (7.92%) SQL Server
9 51 (6.42%) Relational Database
10 46 (5.79%) Impala
11 36 (4.53%) RDBMS
12 35 (4.40%) QlikView
13 32 (4.03%) MySQL
14 30 (3.77%) Data Mining
15 29 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (3.02%) CouchDB
17 22 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (2.77%) Sqoop
18 19 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
19 16 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.64%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.64%) Subversion
4 10 (1.26%) JIRA
5 9 (1.13%) Hudson
6 8 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (1.01%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.88%) Selenium
7 7 (0.88%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.75%) Ant
8 6 (0.75%) JUnit
8 6 (0.75%) Maven
9 5 (0.63%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.50%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.50%) Gradle
11 3 (0.38%) ERwin
11 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.13%) ProC
General
1 191 (24.03%) Finance
2 165 (20.75%) Banking
3 76 (9.56%) Investment Banking
4 38 (4.78%) Marketing
5 35 (4.40%) Retail
6 21 (2.64%) Front Office
7 20 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.14%) Games
9 15 (1.89%) Advertising
10 12 (1.51%) Legal
11 11 (1.38%) Publishing
12 7 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
12 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.75%) Back Office
14 5 (0.63%) Electronics
14 5 (0.63%) Law
15 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.25%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
16 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 319 (40.13%) Developer
2 155 (19.50%) Architect
3 100 (12.58%) Java Developer
4 80 (10.06%) Analyst
5 76 (9.56%) Hadoop Developer
6 61 (7.67%) Data Architect
7 59 (7.42%) Senior Developer
8 49 (6.16%) Consultant
9 47 (5.91%) Scala Developer
9 47 (5.91%) Project Manager
10 43 (5.41%) Business Analyst
11 35 (4.40%) Data Scientist
11 35 (4.40%) Big Data Developer
12 31 (3.90%) Big Data Architect
13 30 (3.77%) Data Consultant
14 29 (3.65%) Data Analyst
14 29 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (3.27%) Big Data Consultant
16 24 (3.02%) Technical Architect
17 21 (2.64%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.05%) Web Services
2 52 (6.54%) HTML
3 49 (6.16%) J2EE
4 47 (5.91%) Kafka
5 43 (5.41%) REST
6 42 (5.28%) HTML5
7 40 (5.03%) RESTful
8 38 (4.78%) Akka
8 38 (4.78%) XML
9 37 (4.65%) Spring
10 34 (4.28%) .NET
11 28 (3.52%) CSS
12 23 (2.89%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.89%) Cascading
12 23 (2.89%) jQuery
13 20 (2.52%) Hibernate
14 19 (2.39%) JSON
15 14 (1.76%) SOAP
15 14 (1.76%) Ajax
15 14 (1.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.81%) Visualisation
2 73 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (9.06%) Open Source
4 47 (5.91%) Statistics
5 40 (5.03%) Computer Science
6 32 (4.03%) Data Integration
7 28 (3.52%) Market Risk
8 27 (3.40%) Algorithms
9 25 (3.14%) Credit Risk
9 25 (3.14%) Mathematics
10 20 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (2.26%) Data Structures
12 16 (2.01%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.51%) Derivative
14 11 (1.38%) Online Games
14 11 (1.38%) Replication
14 11 (1.38%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.38%) User Experience
15 10 (1.26%) Social Media
15 10 (1.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.31%) Linux
2 53 (6.67%) UNIX
3 31 (3.90%) Windows
4 9 (1.13%) CentOS
5 7 (0.88%) Debian
5 7 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.38%) Android
8 2 (0.25%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (26.42%) Analytics
3 124 (15.60%) Business Intelligence
4 122 (15.35%) Data Modelling
5 108 (13.58%) TDD
6 96 (12.08%) MapReduce
7 91 (11.45%) ETL
8 83 (10.44%) Scrum
9 61 (7.67%) Data Architecture
10 53 (6.67%) Project Management
11 50 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (6.29%) BDD
12 48 (6.04%) DevOps
13 47 (5.91%) OO
13 47 (5.91%) Data Analysis
14 46 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (5.16%) Mentoring
16 40 (5.03%) Big Data Analytics
17 37 (4.65%) Software Engineering
18 36 (4.53%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 323 (40.63%) Java
2 193 (24.28%) SQL
3 136 (17.11%) Scala
4 126 (15.85%) Python
5 68 (8.55%) R
6 46 (5.79%) JavaScript
7 41 (5.16%) C#
8 37 (4.65%) C++
9 24 (3.02%) Ruby
10 23 (2.89%) PHP
11 21 (2.64%) T-SQL
12 19 (2.39%) Bash Shell
13 18 (2.26%) Perl
14 13 (1.64%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.38%) VBA
15 11 (1.38%) Clojure
16 10 (1.26%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.88%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.75%) C
19 5 (0.63%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 84 (10.57%) Degree
2 23 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.01%) PhD
4 15 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.63%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (0.50%) CISSP
7 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.50%) ISEB
7 4 (0.50%) CISM
8 3 (0.38%) MCT
8 3 (0.38%) CCNP
8 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.38%) PMP
8 3 (0.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.02%) QA
2 11 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.50%) Basel III
7 3 (0.38%) Basel II
7 3 (0.38%) SLA
7 3 (0.38%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 79 (9.94%) HDFS
2 36 (4.53%) Apache Flume
3 15 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (1.76%) Docker
5 13 (1.64%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (1.26%) vCloud
8 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.88%) vSphere
10 4 (0.50%) XenServer
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (4.40%) Hadoop YARN
2 30 (3.77%) Oozie
3 29 (3.65%) Puppet
4 26 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.14%) Ansible
6 14 (1.76%) Nagios
7 12 (1.51%) Salt
7 12 (1.51%) Mesos
8 11 (1.38%) ZABBIX
9 8 (1.01%) Cacti
10 6 (0.75%) Ambari
10 6 (0.75%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.50%) Graphite
12 2 (0.25%) Munin
12 2 (0.25%) yum
12 2 (0.25%) OpenView
13 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.13%) logstash
13 1 (0.13%) Kibana
13 1 (0.13%) StatsD
Vendors
1 99 (12.45%) Oracle
2 58 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 46 (5.79%) Tableau
4 39 (4.91%) Cloudera
5 25 (3.14%) Teradata
6 18 (2.26%) Business Objects
7 17 (2.14%) IBM
8 13 (1.64%) Splunk
9 12 (1.51%) Vertica
9 12 (1.51%) ForgeRock
9 12 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.38%) Google
10 11 (1.38%) Netezza
10 11 (1.38%) VMware
10 11 (1.38%) SAP
10 11 (1.38%) HP
10 11 (1.38%) Informatica
11 10 (1.26%) Alteryx
11 10 (1.26%) Hortonworks
11 10 (1.26%) Cisco
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