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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 86 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 68 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 0.75% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.73% 3.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 60 7 0
Average daily rate
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£531 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
880 591 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.70% 19.20% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 346 261
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 21
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £136.50 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 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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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
Cheshire +31 47 £613 +58.06% 6
Manchester -12 12 £438 +6.06% 12
Lancashire 0 3 £700 -
Merseyside -13 2 - -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 60 (56.60%) Hadoop
2 59 (55.66%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (47.17%) Oracle
3 50 (47.17%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (46.23%) Amazon AWS
5 47 (44.34%) MongoDB
6 46 (43.40%) Java
7 42 (39.62%) Teradata
7 42 (39.62%) Visualisation
8 41 (38.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 41 (38.68%) AngularJS
8 41 (38.68%) JavaScript
9 39 (36.79%) Citrix
9 39 (36.79%) IaaS
9 39 (36.79%) R
9 39 (36.79%) Opscode Chef
9 39 (36.79%) StatsD
10 38 (35.85%) Tableau
11 37 (34.91%) Machine Learning
11 37 (34.91%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (33.96%) Apigee
12 36 (33.96%) Mashery
13 33 (31.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 32 (30.19%) Node.js
15 30 (28.30%) Linux
16 29 (27.36%) SQL
17 28 (26.42%) .NET
18 27 (25.47%) Python
19 20 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (17.92%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 32 (30.19%) Node.js
2 7 (6.60%) WebLogic
2 7 (6.60%) SAS
2 7 (6.60%) Confluence
3 2 (1.89%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.94%) Jetty
4 1 (0.94%) nginx
4 1 (0.94%) Apache
4 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.89%) SPSS
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 49 (46.23%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (36.79%) IaaS
3 37 (34.91%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.89%) Route 53
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) Internet
2 7 (6.60%) AMQP
3 1 (0.94%) iBeacon
3 1 (0.94%) Firewall
3 1 (0.94%) Network Security
3 1 (0.94%) DHCP
3 1 (0.94%) HTTP
3 1 (0.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (56.60%) Hadoop
2 50 (47.17%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (44.34%) MongoDB
4 41 (38.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (15.09%) NoSQL
6 8 (7.55%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.77%) Redis
8 3 (2.83%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.83%) QlikView
8 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.89%) MySQL
9 2 (1.89%) Essbase
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.94%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.94%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Cucumber
2 15 (14.15%) JUnit
3 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.55%) Maven
5 7 (6.60%) JIRA
5 7 (6.60%) Eclipse
5 7 (6.60%) Ant
5 7 (6.60%) Subversion
5 7 (6.60%) Mercurial
5 7 (6.60%) Gradle
6 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.89%) Selenium
8 1 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.94%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Retail
2 3 (2.83%) Marketing
3 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (50.94%) Architect
2 32 (30.19%) Technical Architect
3 24 (22.64%) Developer
4 22 (20.75%) Digital Architect
5 20 (18.87%) Digital Technical Architect
6 15 (14.15%) Senior Architect
6 15 (14.15%) Java Developer
7 14 (13.21%) Senior Technical Architect
8 9 (8.49%) Data Architect
8 9 (8.49%) Senior Digital Architect
9 8 (7.55%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 8 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Consultant
11 4 (3.77%) Software Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Hadoop Developer
12 3 (2.83%) Designer
12 3 (2.83%) DBA
12 3 (2.83%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.83%) Teradata DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (38.68%) AngularJS
2 33 (31.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 28 (26.42%) .NET
4 19 (17.92%) Web Services
5 17 (16.04%) J2EE
6 15 (14.15%) JSON
7 14 (13.21%) Java EE
8 10 (9.43%) HTML5
8 10 (9.43%) HTML
9 8 (7.55%) RESTful
10 7 (6.60%) EJB
10 7 (6.60%) JMS
10 7 (6.60%) Spring
11 6 (5.66%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.94%) WCF
12 1 (0.94%) LINQ
12 1 (0.94%) jQuery
12 1 (0.94%) Ajax
12 1 (0.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (39.62%) Visualisation
2 20 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (16.04%) Open Source
4 10 (9.43%) Telematics
5 9 (8.49%) User Experience
6 8 (7.55%) Algorithms
7 6 (5.66%) Data Structures
8 4 (3.77%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.89%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.94%) DTV
10 1 (0.94%) Economics
10 1 (0.94%) Statistics
10 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.30%) Linux
2 18 (16.98%) Windows
3 16 (15.09%) UNIX
4 7 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.89%) Solaris
6 1 (0.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.66%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (34.91%) Machine Learning
3 17 (16.04%) TDD
4 14 (13.21%) OO
5 13 (12.26%) Analytics
6 12 (11.32%) Migration
7 11 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (9.43%) ETL
9 9 (8.49%) Scrum
9 9 (8.49%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.55%) MapReduce
10 8 (7.55%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.60%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.60%) Test Scripting
11 7 (6.60%) User Stories
11 7 (6.60%) Web Accessibility
11 7 (6.60%) Software Delivery
12 6 (5.66%) DevOps
13 5 (4.72%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 46 (43.40%) Java
2 41 (38.68%) JavaScript
3 39 (36.79%) R
4 29 (27.36%) SQL
5 27 (25.47%) Python
6 7 (6.60%) Groovy
7 6 (5.66%) C++
7 6 (5.66%) Ruby
8 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.89%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) C#
10 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.60%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Basel III
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (36.79%) Opscode Chef
1 39 (36.79%) StatsD
2 8 (7.55%) Puppet
2 8 (7.55%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.94%) Oozie
Vendors
1 50 (47.17%) Oracle
2 42 (39.62%) Teradata
3 39 (36.79%) Citrix
4 38 (35.85%) Tableau
5 36 (33.96%) Apigee
5 36 (33.96%) Mashery
6 8 (7.55%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.60%) Atlassian
8 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.77%) IBM
9 4 (3.77%) Informatica
10 3 (2.83%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.94%) SAP
11 1 (0.94%) Cognos
11 1 (0.94%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.94%) RightScale
11 1 (0.94%) Talend
11 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.94%) DoubleClick
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago