The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 114 120 116
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Big Data 11 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.34% 0.042%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.82% 1.61% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Big Data
UK

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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
603 560 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.18% 21.30% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 294 271
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £33.75 £18.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -64.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £70.00
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 Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Big Data across the Scotland region.

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Edinburgh -5 9 £475 -9.52% 1
Glasgow -3 1 £350 - 2
Falkirk - 1 - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (75.00%) Hadoop
2 10 (50.00%) Analytics
2 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (45.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (40.00%) SAS
4 8 (40.00%) NoSQL
5 7 (35.00%) Informatica
5 7 (35.00%) Teradata
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) ETL
7 5 (25.00%) Banking
7 5 (25.00%) Information Management
7 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
8 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
10 2 (10.00%) Pega
10 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
10 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (10.00%) Degree
10 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
10 2 (10.00%) Java
10 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (10.00%) Sybase
10 2 (10.00%) DB2

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (40.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (45.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (40.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.00%) DB2
5 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
6 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (5.00%) OLAP
6 1 (5.00%) Sqoop
6 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
1 7 (35.00%) Solutions Designer
1 7 (35.00%) Designer
2 5 (25.00%) Data Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Big Data Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) J2SE
1 1 (5.00%) JMS
1 1 (5.00%) Spring
1 1 (5.00%) Ajax
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.00%) WCF
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
1 1 (5.00%) HTML5
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) Analytics
2 6 (30.00%) ETL
3 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 5 (25.00%) Information Management
4 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) RAD
6 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.00%) OOD
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) Product Management
7 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
7 1 (5.00%) Machine Learning
7 1 (5.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Scala
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Informatica
1 7 (35.00%) Teradata
2 2 (10.00%) Pega
2 2 (10.00%) Sybase
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) Cloudera