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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 125 103 115
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing Big Data 33 45 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 1.21% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.89% 5.17% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 7
Median daily rate £419 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.23% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £725 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.65 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+166.56% -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
849 870 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.67% 23.41% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 557 358
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 19
Median hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £18.78 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.33%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -17 20 £413 -31.25%
Manchester -3 4 £550 +46.66% 10
Merseyside -4 1 £550 - 1
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 30 (58.82%) Java
2 28 (54.90%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (49.02%) Analytics
4 24 (47.06%) Linux
5 22 (43.14%) ETL
5 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
6 21 (41.18%) Jenkins
7 19 (37.25%) E-Commerce
7 19 (37.25%) Hadoop
8 18 (35.29%) SQL
8 18 (35.29%) Kimball Methodology
8 18 (35.29%) Vertica
9 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (31.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (31.37%) Dimensional Modelling
10 16 (31.37%) Talend Open Studio
10 16 (31.37%) OLAP
10 16 (31.37%) Talend
10 16 (31.37%) OLAP Cube
11 15 (29.41%) Open Source
12 13 (25.49%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
13 11 (21.57%) Teradata
14 8 (15.69%) Web Development
14 8 (15.69%) Data Analytics
15 7 (13.73%) Digital Media
15 7 (13.73%) MapReduce
15 7 (13.73%) HDFS
15 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.88%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Network Security
2 3 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (37.25%) Hadoop
3 16 (31.37%) OLAP
3 16 (31.37%) OLAP Cube
3 16 (31.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (25.49%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (9.80%) Data Mining
5 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
6 4 (7.84%) Apache Hive
6 4 (7.84%) DataStax
7 2 (3.92%) MySQL
8 1 (1.96%) DB2
8 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.96%) HBase
8 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.96%) Power BI
8 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 16 (31.37%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (9.80%) JIRA
4 3 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.88%) Hudson
4 3 (5.88%) Subversion
5 1 (1.96%) JUnit
5 1 (1.96%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.96%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (1.96%) Banking
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (13.73%) Talend Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Big Data Manager
4 5 (9.80%) DBA
5 4 (7.84%) Data Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Big Data Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 3 (5.88%) Data Architect
6 3 (5.88%) ETL Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Big Data Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Data Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Data Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Hibernate
1 4 (7.84%) HTML
1 4 (7.84%) Spring
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.88%) HTML5
2 3 (5.88%) Node.js
2 3 (5.88%) Struts
2 3 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.96%) Ajax
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) Java EE
4 1 (1.96%) JDBC
4 1 (1.96%) JPA
4 1 (1.96%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) JSP
4 1 (1.96%) RESTful
4 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Digital Media
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.88%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.92%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.96%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.96%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) Social Media
6 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (49.02%) Analytics
3 22 (43.14%) ETL
4 19 (37.25%) E-Commerce
5 18 (35.29%) Kimball Methodology
6 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (31.37%) Dimensional Modelling
8 15 (29.41%) Open Source
9 8 (15.69%) Data Analytics
9 8 (15.69%) Web Development
10 7 (13.73%) CRM
10 7 (13.73%) ERP
10 7 (13.73%) MapReduce
11 6 (11.76%) Time Management
12 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (5.88%) Coaching
13 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (5.88%) Machine Learning
13 3 (5.88%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) SQL
3 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.73%) PHP
5 3 (5.88%) Python
5 3 (5.88%) R
5 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) HDFS
2 3 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.92%) Docker
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.84%) Puppet
2 3 (5.88%) StatsD
3 2 (3.92%) Ansible
3 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.92%) Mesos
4 1 (1.96%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Vertica
2 16 (31.37%) Talend
3 11 (21.57%) Teradata
4 5 (9.80%) Hortonworks
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle
4 5 (9.80%) Tableau
5 3 (5.88%) Ab Initio
5 3 (5.88%) Apigee
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) Mashery
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) Intel
7 1 (1.96%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.96%) NetIQ
7 1 (1.96%) Sourcefire