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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 112 125 114
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing Big Data 43 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 0.86% 0.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.30% 4.34% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 18
Median daily rate £494 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £600 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.92 £54.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-21.24% +45.33%
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
812 829 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.85% 19.91% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 516 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 18
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.90 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £52.47 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 18 £488 -2.50% 19
Cheshire +19 11 £625 +42.85% 6
Merseyside -3 1 £500 -9.09%
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 39 (46.99%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (39.76%) SQL
3 31 (37.35%) Analytics
4 29 (34.94%) Hadoop
5 23 (27.71%) Linux
6 22 (26.51%) Java
7 21 (25.30%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (22.89%) Marketing
9 18 (21.69%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (21.69%) Finance
10 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (18.07%) ETL
11 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
11 15 (18.07%) NoSQL
12 14 (16.87%) Web Analytics
12 14 (16.87%) Credit Risk
12 14 (16.87%) Python
12 14 (16.87%) SAS
12 14 (16.87%) Data Modelling
13 13 (15.66%) Oracle
14 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
14 12 (14.46%) Unix
14 12 (14.46%) Middleware
14 12 (14.46%) JSON
14 12 (14.46%) MongoDB
15 11 (13.25%) Scala
15 11 (13.25%) Windows
16 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
16 10 (12.05%) Web Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (16.87%) SAS
2 9 (10.84%) Apache Spark
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.61%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.61%) nginx
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Simulink
2 1 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.41%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.30%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.64%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.41%) SmartFocus
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.20%) IaaS
7 1 (1.20%) PaaS
7 1 (1.20%) SaaS
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
1 2 (2.41%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.94%) Hadoop
2 18 (21.69%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (18.07%) NoSQL
3 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
4 12 (14.46%) MongoDB
5 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
6 9 (10.84%) Amazon Redshift
6 9 (10.84%) DB2
7 8 (9.64%) Amazon QuickSight
7 8 (9.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (9.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (6.02%) OLAP
8 5 (6.02%) QlikView
8 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (4.82%) Apache Hive
9 4 (4.82%) MySQL
10 3 (3.61%) Base SAS
10 3 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (3.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.02%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (3.61%) Maven
3 2 (2.41%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.20%) JUnit
General
1 19 (22.89%) Marketing
2 18 (21.69%) Finance
3 8 (9.64%) Retail
4 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.82%) Electronics
5 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.61%) Billing
7 2 (2.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Architect
2 12 (14.46%) Developer
3 11 (13.25%) Big Data Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Data Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Data Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (7.23%) Principal Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Applications Architect
8 4 (4.82%) DBA
8 4 (4.82%) Domain Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Data Scientist
9 3 (3.61%) Designer
9 3 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) Big Data Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) Hadoop Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) JSON
1 12 (14.46%) Middleware
2 10 (12.05%) J2EE
2 10 (12.05%) Web Services
3 9 (10.84%) XML
4 3 (3.61%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (2.41%) .NET
5 2 (2.41%) Ajax
5 2 (2.41%) CSS
5 2 (2.41%) CSS3
5 2 (2.41%) Ext JS
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) HTML5
5 2 (2.41%) REST
5 2 (2.41%) Spring
6 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.20%) Java EE
6 1 (1.20%) Kafka
6 1 (1.20%) RESTful
6 1 (1.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.87%) Credit Risk
3 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.02%) Data Integration
5 4 (4.82%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.82%) Statistics
6 3 (3.61%) FMCG
6 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.61%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.61%) PKI
6 3 (3.61%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.20%) Telematics
8 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.71%) Linux
2 12 (14.46%) Unix
3 11 (13.25%) Windows
4 9 (10.84%) AIX
5 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.99%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (37.35%) Analytics
3 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.07%) ETL
5 14 (16.87%) Data Modelling
5 14 (16.87%) Web Analytics
6 9 (10.84%) Microservices
6 9 (10.84%) SOA
7 8 (9.64%) Data Architecture
7 8 (9.64%) Open Source
7 8 (9.64%) Scrum
8 7 (8.43%) Data Analysis
8 7 (8.43%) Kanban
8 7 (8.43%) Migration
8 7 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.23%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.23%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.02%) Data Management
10 5 (6.02%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) SQL
2 22 (26.51%) Java
3 14 (16.87%) Python
4 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 11 (13.25%) Scala
6 6 (7.23%) C
7 4 (4.82%) Perl
8 3 (3.61%) C#
8 3 (3.61%) R
9 2 (2.41%) F#
9 2 (2.41%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.41%) Ruby
10 1 (1.20%) C++
10 1 (1.20%) Groovy
10 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) PhD
2 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) RHCE
4 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.61%) ISO20022
2 3 (3.61%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
1 2 (2.41%) KVM
1 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.20%) HDFS
2 1 (1.20%) vCloud
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) Puppet
2 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.41%) Ganglia
3 2 (2.41%) Nagios
3 2 (2.41%) Salt
3 2 (2.41%) SELinux
3 2 (2.41%) Terraform
4 1 (1.20%) Kibana
4 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) MapR
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.23%) SAP
4 5 (6.02%) Informatica
4 5 (6.02%) Talend
5 4 (4.82%) Ab Initio
5 4 (4.82%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (4.82%) Tableau
6 3 (3.61%) Google
6 3 (3.61%) Micro Focus
6 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.61%) Teradata
6 3 (3.61%) Vertica
7 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.41%) Chordiant
7 2 (2.41%) Omniture
7 2 (2.41%) ParAccel
7 2 (2.41%) Splunk
7 2 (2.41%) Sybase
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