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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 111 107 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Big Data 34 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.72% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.22% 3.54% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 0
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£500 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £444 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +4.41%
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
805 621 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.18% 20.27% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 335 297
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 8
Average hourly rate £33.00 £23.15 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.54% -42.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.45 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £44.50 £65.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +10 21 £650 +52.94% 4
Manchester -12 6 £375 -21.05% 9
Merseyside -12 3 £550 -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (54.13%) Hadoop
3 57 (52.29%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (50.46%) Oracle
5 52 (47.71%) Java
6 50 (45.87%) Visualisation
6 50 (45.87%) Amazon AWS
7 48 (44.04%) MongoDB
7 48 (44.04%) Teradata
8 47 (43.12%) JavaScript
9 45 (41.28%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (39.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (38.53%) R
11 42 (38.53%) IaaS
11 42 (38.53%) Opscode Chef
11 42 (38.53%) StatsD
11 42 (38.53%) Citrix
12 41 (37.61%) Tableau
13 40 (36.70%) Machine Learning
14 39 (35.78%) Apigee
14 39 (35.78%) Mashery
15 36 (33.03%) AngularJS
16 32 (29.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 32 (29.36%) Node.js
17 31 (28.44%) .NET
17 31 (28.44%) Python
17 31 (28.44%) Linux
18 21 (19.27%) UNIX
19 20 (18.35%) JSON
20 19 (17.43%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (29.36%) Node.js
2 6 (5.50%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.50%) SAS
2 6 (5.50%) Confluence
3 4 (3.67%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.92%) Jetty
5 1 (0.92%) nginx
5 1 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.92%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 50 (45.87%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (41.28%) Cloud Computing
3 42 (38.53%) IaaS
4 5 (4.59%) Route 53
4 5 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.59%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.67%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (3.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (2.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.83%) PaaS
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.84%) Internet
2 6 (5.50%) AMQP
3 4 (3.67%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.67%) Converged Networks
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) Network Security
4 1 (0.92%) DHCP
4 1 (0.92%) HTTP
4 1 (0.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (54.13%) Hadoop
2 57 (52.29%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (44.04%) MongoDB
4 43 (39.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (11.01%) NoSQL
6 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
7 6 (5.50%) MySQL
8 4 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.75%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.83%) Essbase
10 2 (1.83%) QlikView
10 2 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.83%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.83%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.68%) Cucumber
2 15 (13.76%) JUnit
3 9 (8.26%) Maven
3 9 (8.26%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.34%) JIRA
5 6 (5.50%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.50%) Mercurial
5 6 (5.50%) Ant
5 6 (5.50%) Subversion
5 6 (5.50%) Gradle
6 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.92%) Hudson
7 1 (0.92%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.92%) ERwin
7 1 (0.92%) Selenium
7 1 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (12.84%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Marketing
3 3 (2.75%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Electronics
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (46.79%) Architect
2 37 (33.94%) Technical Architect
3 27 (24.77%) Developer
4 22 (20.18%) Digital Architect
5 20 (18.35%) Digital Technical Architect
6 15 (13.76%) Senior Architect
6 15 (13.76%) Java Developer
7 14 (12.84%) Senior Technical Architect
8 9 (8.26%) Senior Digital Architect
9 8 (7.34%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 7 (6.42%) Data Architect
11 4 (3.67%) Consultant
11 4 (3.67%) Hadoop Developer
12 3 (2.75%) Chief Technical Architect
12 3 (2.75%) Teradata DBA
12 3 (2.75%) Chief Architect
12 3 (2.75%) Analyst
12 3 (2.75%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.75%) DBA
12 3 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (33.03%) AngularJS
2 32 (29.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 31 (28.44%) .NET
4 20 (18.35%) JSON
5 16 (14.68%) Web Services
6 14 (12.84%) J2EE
6 14 (12.84%) Java EE
7 12 (11.01%) RESTful
8 8 (7.34%) JMS
8 8 (7.34%) Spring
9 6 (5.50%) EJB
10 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.59%) HTML5
10 5 (4.59%) HTML
11 2 (1.83%) WCF
11 2 (1.83%) REST
11 2 (1.83%) Akka
12 1 (0.92%) Kafka
12 1 (0.92%) WPF
12 1 (0.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (45.87%) Visualisation
2 19 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.01%) Telematics
4 10 (9.17%) User Experience
5 9 (8.26%) Algorithms
6 7 (6.42%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.67%) Data Integration
7 4 (3.67%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.83%) DTV
9 1 (0.92%) Replication
9 1 (0.92%) Statistics
9 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.44%) Linux
2 21 (19.27%) UNIX
3 13 (11.93%) Windows
4 6 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.83%) Solaris
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) CentOS
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (36.70%) Machine Learning
3 18 (16.51%) Open Source
4 17 (15.60%) TDD
5 14 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.93%) Migration
7 12 (11.01%) Analytics
8 10 (9.17%) DevOps
8 10 (9.17%) ETL
8 10 (9.17%) SDLC
9 8 (7.34%) OO
9 8 (7.34%) Project Management
9 8 (7.34%) Scrum
9 8 (7.34%) MapReduce
10 7 (6.42%) Data Migration
10 7 (6.42%) Web Accessibility
10 7 (6.42%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.50%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (47.71%) Java
2 47 (43.12%) JavaScript
3 42 (38.53%) R
4 31 (28.44%) Python
5 18 (16.51%) SQL
6 7 (6.42%) Groovy
7 5 (4.59%) Ruby
8 4 (3.67%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) C
9 2 (1.83%) C++
9 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.83%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.42%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 42 (38.53%) Opscode Chef
1 42 (38.53%) StatsD
2 7 (6.42%) Puppet
2 7 (6.42%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.83%) Oozie
Vendors
1 55 (50.46%) Oracle
2 48 (44.04%) Teradata
3 42 (38.53%) Citrix
4 41 (37.61%) Tableau
5 39 (35.78%) Apigee
5 39 (35.78%) Mashery
6 7 (6.42%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.50%) Atlassian
7 6 (5.50%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.67%) IBM
8 4 (3.67%) Informatica
9 3 (2.75%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.83%) SAP
10 2 (1.83%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.92%) Cognos
11 1 (0.92%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.92%) RightScale
11 1 (0.92%) Talend
11 1 (0.92%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.92%) DoubleClick