The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 117 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 18 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.18% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.65% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
680 562 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.46% 20.54% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 306 461
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +57.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.66 £17.30 £18.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £40.57 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Big Data
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Cheshire - 5 £500 - 5
Manchester - 4 £575 - 4
Merseyside - 3 £320 - 1
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (40.48%) Java
2 16 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (35.71%) Hadoop
4 12 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 12 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
5 11 (26.19%) ETL
6 10 (23.81%) SQL
6 10 (23.81%) Open Source
7 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (21.43%) .NET
7 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (21.43%) Finance
8 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 7 (16.67%) TDD
8 7 (16.67%) Maven
8 7 (16.67%) Ruby
8 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (16.67%) Jetty
8 7 (16.67%) CentOS
8 7 (16.67%) nginx
8 7 (16.67%) QA
8 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 7 (16.67%) Firewall
8 7 (16.67%) DHCP
8 7 (16.67%) HTTP
8 7 (16.67%) DNS
8 7 (16.67%) IBM
8 7 (16.67%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 12 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 12 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 7 (16.67%) Jetty
2 7 (16.67%) nginx
2 7 (16.67%) Apache
2 7 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 5 (11.90%) CMS
3 5 (11.90%) MQSeries
3 5 (11.90%) WebLogic
3 5 (11.90%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (11.90%) Escenic
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SPSS
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 7 (16.67%) Route 53
2 7 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
1 7 (16.67%) DHCP
1 7 (16.67%) HTTP
1 7 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (35.71%) Hadoop
3 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
4 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 6 (14.29%) MySQL
5 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.14%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
6 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.38%) QlikView
7 1 (2.38%) CouchDB
7 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Maven
1 7 (16.67%) JUnit
1 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 7 (16.67%) Hudson
1 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) ERwin
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Java Programmer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Developer Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Java Programmer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Programmer
5 4 (9.52%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) UI Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) Servlets
3 5 (11.90%) LAMP
3 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
3 5 (11.90%) Spring
3 5 (11.90%) JSF
3 5 (11.90%) jQuery
3 5 (11.90%) Ajax
3 5 (11.90%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (11.90%) Java RMI
3 5 (11.90%) Struts
3 5 (11.90%) Web Services
3 5 (11.90%) XML
3 5 (11.90%) EJB
3 5 (11.90%) CSS
3 5 (11.90%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) J2EE
3 5 (11.90%) CSS3
3 5 (11.90%) HTML5
4 3 (7.14%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Open Source
2 6 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.76%) Statistics
3 2 (4.76%) RMADS
3 2 (4.76%) CESG
3 2 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) GIS
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) CentOS
2 6 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ETL
2 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (16.67%) Scrum
3 7 (16.67%) TDD
3 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (16.67%) BDD
3 7 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
3 7 (16.67%) DevOps
4 5 (11.90%) UML
4 5 (11.90%) OOP
4 5 (11.90%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (11.90%) RUP
4 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
4 5 (11.90%) OOD
5 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Java
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Ruby
3 7 (16.67%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) Scala
5 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.14%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.38%) VBA
7 1 (2.38%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) PMP
2 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Puppet
1 7 (16.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) IBM
1 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 7 (16.67%) RightScale
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) JBoss
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) Tableau
5 2 (4.76%) Vertica
5 2 (4.76%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
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