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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 79 109 120
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +11
Contract jobs citing Big Data 72 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.99% 0.80% 0.042%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.21% 4.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 7 0
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£600 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
-21.95% -
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
782 593 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.64% 19.09% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 339 278
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £460 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 19
Average hourly rate £33.00 £23.15 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.54% -26.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.61 £17.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £46.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 29 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 29 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 55 £625 +61.29% 6
Manchester -3 10 £433 +4.84% 10
Lancashire +6 2 £725 -
Merseyside -11 2 - - 1
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 65 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (54.78%) Hadoop
3 54 (46.96%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (46.09%) Java
5 52 (45.22%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (44.35%) Oracle
7 47 (40.87%) MongoDB
8 46 (40.00%) Visualisation
9 44 (38.26%) JavaScript
10 42 (36.52%) Teradata
11 41 (35.65%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (35.65%) AngularJS
12 40 (34.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 39 (33.91%) IaaS
13 39 (33.91%) R
13 39 (33.91%) Opscode Chef
13 39 (33.91%) StatsD
13 39 (33.91%) Citrix
14 38 (33.04%) Tableau
15 37 (32.17%) Machine Learning
15 37 (32.17%) Linux
16 36 (31.30%) Apigee
16 36 (31.30%) Mashery
17 33 (28.70%) .NET
18 32 (27.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 32 (27.83%) Node.js
19 31 (26.96%) Python
20 29 (25.22%) SQL
21 24 (20.87%) Open Source
22 22 (19.13%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 (27.83%) Node.js
2 7 (6.09%) WebLogic
2 7 (6.09%) Confluence
3 6 (5.22%) SAS
4 3 (2.61%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.74%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.87%) Apache
6 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.87%) Jetty
6 1 (0.87%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.87%) SPSS
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 52 (45.22%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (35.65%) Cloud Computing
3 39 (33.91%) IaaS
4 5 (4.35%) Route 53
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.48%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (3.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (2.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.74%) PaaS
8 1 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.04%) Internet
2 7 (6.09%) AMQP
3 4 (3.48%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.48%) Converged Networks
4 1 (0.87%) DHCP
4 1 (0.87%) HTTP
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (54.78%) Hadoop
2 54 (46.96%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (40.87%) MongoDB
4 40 (34.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (15.65%) NoSQL
6 8 (6.96%) Oracle Database
7 6 (5.22%) MySQL
8 4 (3.48%) Redis
8 4 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.61%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.61%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.61%) QlikView
10 2 (1.74%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.74%) Essbase
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.78%) Cucumber
2 16 (13.91%) JUnit
3 9 (7.83%) Maven
3 9 (7.83%) JIRA
3 9 (7.83%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.09%) Eclipse
4 7 (6.09%) Ant
4 7 (6.09%) Subversion
4 7 (6.09%) Mercurial
4 7 (6.09%) Gradle
5 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.87%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.87%) Selenium
6 1 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.87%) Hudson
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Marketing
3 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.74%) Electronics
4 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
5 1 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (49.57%) Architect
2 35 (30.43%) Technical Architect
3 29 (25.22%) Developer
4 22 (19.13%) Digital Architect
5 20 (17.39%) Digital Technical Architect
6 16 (13.91%) Java Developer
7 15 (13.04%) Senior Architect
8 14 (12.17%) Senior Technical Architect
9 9 (7.83%) Senior Digital Architect
10 8 (6.96%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 8 (6.96%) Data Architect
11 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.35%) Hadoop Developer
13 4 (3.48%) Software Architect
13 4 (3.48%) Consultant
14 3 (2.61%) Analyst
14 3 (2.61%) Project Manager
14 3 (2.61%) DBA
14 3 (2.61%) Chief Architect
14 3 (2.61%) Chief Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (35.65%) AngularJS
2 33 (28.70%) .NET
3 32 (27.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 22 (19.13%) Web Services
5 19 (16.52%) J2EE
5 19 (16.52%) JSON
6 15 (13.04%) Java EE
7 12 (10.43%) RESTful
8 10 (8.70%) HTML5
8 10 (8.70%) HTML
9 8 (6.96%) Spring
10 7 (6.09%) JMS
10 7 (6.09%) EJB
11 5 (4.35%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.74%) Akka
12 2 (1.74%) WCF
13 1 (0.87%) CSS
13 1 (0.87%) Servlets
13 1 (0.87%) WPF
13 1 (0.87%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 46 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 19 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.43%) Telematics
4 10 (8.70%) User Experience
5 9 (7.83%) Algorithms
6 7 (6.09%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.48%) Data Integration
7 4 (3.48%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) DTV
9 1 (0.87%) Statistics
9 1 (0.87%) Replication
9 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.17%) Linux
2 21 (18.26%) UNIX
3 19 (16.52%) Windows
4 7 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.87%) Android
6 1 (0.87%) CentOS
6 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.17%) Machine Learning
3 24 (20.87%) Open Source
4 18 (15.65%) TDD
5 16 (13.91%) SDLC
6 15 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (13.04%) Analytics
7 14 (12.17%) OO
8 13 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (11.30%) DevOps
9 12 (10.43%) Migration
10 10 (8.70%) ETL
11 9 (7.83%) Scrum
11 9 (7.83%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.83%) MapReduce
12 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
13 7 (6.09%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.09%) Web Accessibility
13 7 (6.09%) Test Scripting
13 7 (6.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.09%) Java
2 44 (38.26%) JavaScript
3 39 (33.91%) R
4 31 (26.96%) Python
5 29 (25.22%) SQL
6 10 (8.70%) Ruby
7 7 (6.09%) C++
7 7 (6.09%) Groovy
8 4 (3.48%) PHP
9 2 (1.74%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.74%) C
9 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.96%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) QA
1 1 (0.87%) Basel III
System Software
1 11 (9.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.87%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 39 (33.91%) Opscode Chef
1 39 (33.91%) StatsD
2 8 (6.96%) Vagrant
2 8 (6.96%) Puppet
3 3 (2.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 51 (44.35%) Oracle
2 42 (36.52%) Teradata
3 39 (33.91%) Citrix
4 38 (33.04%) Tableau
5 36 (31.30%) Apigee
5 36 (31.30%) Mashery
6 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.09%) Atlassian
8 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.48%) IBM
9 4 (3.48%) Informatica
10 3 (2.61%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.74%) SAP
12 1 (0.87%) Cognos
12 1 (0.87%) Hyperion
12 1 (0.87%) DoubleClick
12 1 (0.87%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.87%) Talend
12 1 (0.87%) RightScale
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