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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 116 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 22 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.20% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.08% 0.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
715 617 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.95% 20.89% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 332 438
Average daily rate £338 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
Average hourly rate £67.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.15% +47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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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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
Manchester -6 4 £525 +16.66% 9
Cheshire - 4 £500 - 7
Merseyside - 1 £320 -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 19 (40.43%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (38.30%) ETL
3 14 (29.79%) Web Services
3 14 (29.79%) Java
3 14 (29.79%) Hadoop
3 14 (29.79%) Open Source
4 12 (25.53%) Data Security
5 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (19.15%) Visualisation
6 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
6 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (19.15%) .NET
6 9 (19.15%) Tomcat
7 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
7 8 (17.02%) Finance
8 7 (14.89%) IBM
8 7 (14.89%) C#
8 7 (14.89%) QA
8 7 (14.89%) TDD
8 7 (14.89%) Scrum
8 7 (14.89%) BDD
8 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
9 6 (12.77%) Scala
9 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (12.77%) MySQL
9 6 (12.77%) Oracle
9 6 (12.77%) SQL
10 5 (10.64%) RUP
10 5 (10.64%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
1 9 (19.15%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.64%) MQSeries
2 5 (10.64%) CMS
2 5 (10.64%) Escenic
2 5 (10.64%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (8.51%) OpenStack
3 4 (8.51%) Jetty
3 4 (8.51%) nginx
3 4 (8.51%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SPSS
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) Route 53
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
1 4 (8.51%) DHCP
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (40.43%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (29.79%) Hadoop
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
4 6 (12.77%) MySQL
5 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.38%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.13%) QlikView
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.13%) CouchDB
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
1 4 (8.51%) Hudson
1 4 (8.51%) Maven
1 4 (8.51%) JUnit
2 2 (4.26%) ERwin
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Data Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Programmer
5 5 (10.64%) Java Programmer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Java Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) UI Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Data Modeller
7 2 (4.26%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) Web Services
2 9 (19.15%) .NET
3 5 (10.64%) Struts
3 5 (10.64%) EJB
3 5 (10.64%) CSS
3 5 (10.64%) J2EE
3 5 (10.64%) HTML
3 5 (10.64%) XML
3 5 (10.64%) Java RMI
3 5 (10.64%) LAMP
3 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
3 5 (10.64%) Spring
3 5 (10.64%) JSF
3 5 (10.64%) Ajax
3 5 (10.64%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (10.64%) jQuery
3 5 (10.64%) HTML5
3 5 (10.64%) CSS3
4 4 (8.51%) Servlets
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Open Source
2 9 (19.15%) Visualisation
3 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) CESG
4 2 (4.26%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (4.26%) RMADS
5 1 (2.13%) GIS
5 1 (2.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) CentOS
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ETL
2 12 (25.53%) Data Security
3 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (14.89%) TDD
5 7 (14.89%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) BDD
6 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
7 5 (10.64%) RUP
7 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 5 (10.64%) UML
7 5 (10.64%) OOP
7 5 (10.64%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (10.64%) OOD
8 4 (8.51%) DevOps
8 4 (8.51%) JVM Tuning
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (8.51%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) C#
3 6 (12.77%) Scala
3 6 (12.77%) SQL
4 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) Ruby
6 3 (6.38%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) PMP
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
1 4 (8.51%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) IBM
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) JBoss
4 4 (8.51%) RightScale
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.26%) Vertica
6 1 (2.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Tableau
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