The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 141 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -3
Contract jobs citing Big Data 15 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 1.21% 1.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.95% 5.38% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 33 19
Average daily rate £450 £475 £580
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -18.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £321 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £645 £696
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £475 £565
% change year-on-year
-1.05% -15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £36.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.39% -
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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
771 706 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.28% 22.43% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 448 354
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.70 £17.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.40 £67.00 £51.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Merseyside +3 6 £450 -28.00% 1
Manchester -27 6 £500 +5.26% 12
Cheshire -15 2 £413 -10.81% 1
Lancashire -2 1 £700 +25.84% 1
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) Hadoop
3 26 (37.68%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (33.33%) Java
5 22 (31.88%) ETL
6 21 (30.43%) Scrum
7 17 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (21.74%) Linux
8 15 (21.74%) Data Integration
8 15 (21.74%) Pentaho
9 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (17.39%) Open Source
11 11 (15.94%) SQL
11 11 (15.94%) Oracle
11 11 (15.94%) MongoDB
12 10 (14.49%) TDD
12 10 (14.49%) Teradata
12 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
13 9 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (13.04%) Subversion
13 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
13 9 (13.04%) MySQL
13 9 (13.04%) Web Services
13 9 (13.04%) Tableau
13 9 (13.04%) Mobile App
14 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
14 8 (11.59%) Visualisation
14 8 (11.59%) NoSQL
14 8 (11.59%) Apache Hive

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (10.14%) Apache Pig
2 5 (7.25%) Node.js
3 3 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.35%) Sonic ESB
4 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.90%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SPSS
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (10.14%) Amazon S3
4 6 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (7.25%) Amazon Glacier
5 5 (7.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (7.25%) IaaS
5 5 (7.25%) Route 53
6 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.03%) Hadoop
2 26 (37.68%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (21.74%) Pentaho
4 11 (15.94%) MongoDB
5 9 (13.04%) MySQL
6 8 (11.59%) Apache Hive
6 8 (11.59%) NoSQL
7 6 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
9 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.90%) Redis
10 2 (2.90%) Snowflake Schema
10 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (2.90%) Star Schema
11 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.04%) Subversion
3 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.25%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.80%) Bugzilla
5 4 (5.80%) Hudson
5 4 (5.80%) JIRA
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.45%) Maven
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Developer
2 23 (33.33%) Architect
3 20 (28.99%) Big Data Developer
4 16 (23.19%) Senior Developer
5 13 (18.84%) Pentaho Developer
6 12 (17.39%) ETL Developer
7 9 (13.04%) Senior ETL Developer
8 8 (11.59%) Hadoop Developer
9 6 (8.70%) Data Architect
10 5 (7.25%) Analyst
10 5 (7.25%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Senior Hadoop Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (7.25%) Technical Architect
11 4 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (5.80%) Digital Architect
11 4 (5.80%) Hadoop Architect
12 3 (4.35%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) Web Services
2 5 (7.25%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
2 5 (7.25%) JSON
2 5 (7.25%) RESTful
2 5 (7.25%) SOAP
2 5 (7.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (5.80%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.80%) HTML
3 4 (5.80%) HTML5
3 4 (5.80%) J2EE
3 4 (5.80%) Middleware
3 4 (5.80%) Spring
3 4 (5.80%) Struts
4 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.90%) Java EE
4 2 (2.90%) Java EE 5
4 2 (2.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Data Integration
2 9 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 8 (11.59%) Visualisation
4 6 (8.70%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (7.25%) Telematics
6 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.80%) Driving Licence
6 4 (5.80%) Replication
7 3 (4.35%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (4.35%) Internet of Things
7 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (4.35%) User Experience
8 2 (2.90%) Digital Media
8 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.90%) New Media
8 2 (2.90%) Reference Data
8 2 (2.90%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Unix
3 7 (10.14%) Windows
4 4 (5.80%) Android
4 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.35%) Solaris
6 2 (2.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) ETL
3 21 (30.43%) Scrum
4 17 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (17.39%) Open Source
7 10 (14.49%) TDD
8 8 (11.59%) Data Modelling
8 8 (11.59%) DevOps
9 7 (10.14%) Analytics
9 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
9 7 (10.14%) SOA
9 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.14%) Use Case
10 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (7.25%) Machine Learning
11 5 (7.25%) MapReduce
11 5 (7.25%) Pair Programming
11 5 (7.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) Java
2 11 (15.94%) SQL
3 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.14%) Python
4 7 (10.14%) R
5 5 (7.25%) Groovy
5 5 (7.25%) Scala
6 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) HDFS
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Docker
3 2 (2.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.25%) StatsD
2 4 (5.80%) Puppet
3 2 (2.90%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Oracle
2 10 (14.49%) Teradata
3 9 (13.04%) Tableau
4 5 (7.25%) Apigee
4 5 (7.25%) Citrix
4 5 (7.25%) Mashery
5 4 (5.80%) VMware
6 3 (4.35%) Pega
7 2 (2.90%) Actuate
7 2 (2.90%) CA
7 2 (2.90%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.90%) Cognizant
7 2 (2.90%) Cognos
7 2 (2.90%) IBM
7 2 (2.90%) Tumbleweed
8 1 (1.45%) Dell
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
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