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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 112 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 27 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.81% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.83% 3.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £580 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £565 £413
% change year-on-year
-15.92% +36.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
705 629 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.96% 22.21% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 356 370
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 37
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -54.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.23 £19.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £37.50 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
Manchester +2 15 £475 +26.66% 8
Cheshire 0 8 £500 -21.25% 4
Merseyside -5 1 £625 -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (38.00%) Web Services
2 17 (34.00%) Hadoop
2 17 (34.00%) Open Source
3 16 (32.00%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (28.00%) ETL
4 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (26.00%) SQL
6 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.00%) NoSQL
8 10 (20.00%) Data Structures
8 10 (20.00%) Data Security
8 10 (20.00%) OO
9 9 (18.00%) Java
9 9 (18.00%) .NET
9 9 (18.00%) TDD
9 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (16.00%) Retail
10 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
11 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.00%) Ruby
11 7 (14.00%) Linux
11 7 (14.00%) BDD
12 6 (12.00%) Analytics
12 6 (12.00%) C#
12 6 (12.00%) MVC
12 6 (12.00%) Migration
12 6 (12.00%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.00%) Apache
1 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.00%) Jetty
1 2 (4.00%) nginx
1 2 (4.00%) Confluence
1 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) SaaS
2 2 (4.00%) PaaS
2 2 (4.00%) Route 53
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) DHCP
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
1 2 (4.00%) DNS
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
1 2 (4.00%) AMQP
2 1 (2.00%) iBeacon
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) Hadoop
2 16 (32.00%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (22.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.00%) Redis
5 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.00%) Apache Hive
6 2 (4.00%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.00%) Sqoop
7 1 (2.00%) QlikView
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.00%) JUnit
3 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) Maven
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) Hudson
3 2 (4.00%) Gradle
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (4.00%) Ant
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (16.00%) Retail
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Architect
2 12 (24.00%) Developer
3 11 (22.00%) Data Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Software Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Data Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Big Data Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Database Developer
8 1 (2.00%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 1 (2.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) Web Services
2 9 (18.00%) .NET
3 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (8.00%) jQuery
3 4 (8.00%) RESTful
4 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.00%) HTML5
4 3 (6.00%) CSS
4 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.00%) HTML
5 2 (4.00%) Dapper ORM
5 2 (4.00%) Servlets
5 2 (4.00%) EJB
5 2 (4.00%) Java EE
5 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 2 (4.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Open Source
2 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (20.00%) Data Structures
4 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (6.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.00%) DTV
6 1 (2.00%) GIS
6 1 (2.00%) Economics
6 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) CentOS
2 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ETL
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (20.00%) OO
4 10 (20.00%) Data Security
5 9 (18.00%) TDD
6 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.00%) BDD
8 6 (12.00%) Analytics
8 6 (12.00%) Data Migration
8 6 (12.00%) Data Architecture
8 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (12.00%) MVC
8 6 (12.00%) Migration
8 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) SOA
9 5 (10.00%) MapReduce
9 5 (10.00%) DevOps
10 4 (8.00%) ATDD
10 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) Java
3 7 (14.00%) Ruby
4 6 (12.00%) C#
5 5 (10.00%) C++
5 5 (10.00%) Python
6 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) VBA
8 1 (2.00%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) Basel III
1 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Puppet
1 4 (8.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.00%) RightScale
5 1 (2.00%) Splunk
5 1 (2.00%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago