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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 110 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.12% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.35% 0.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £403 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £565 £450
% change year-on-year
-15.92% +25.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 - -
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
554 480 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.04% 19.75% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 243 271
Average daily rate £383 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+245.45% -54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 February 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 February 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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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 - 9 £450 - 1
Glasgow - - - - 8
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Java
3 18 (45.00%) Perl
3 18 (45.00%) PHP
3 18 (45.00%) Python
4 17 (42.50%) Security Testing
5 16 (40.00%) Hadoop
5 16 (40.00%) UNIX
5 16 (40.00%) Linux
5 16 (40.00%) C++
6 13 (32.50%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (32.50%) Degree
6 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
7 12 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
8 11 (27.50%) Analytics
9 9 (22.50%) Informatica
9 9 (22.50%) Teradata
9 9 (22.50%) ETL
9 9 (22.50%) SAS
10 8 (20.00%) Information Security
11 7 (17.50%) Information Management
11 7 (17.50%) NoSQL
11 7 (17.50%) Product Management
11 7 (17.50%) Finance
12 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
12 6 (15.00%) Banking
12 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
13 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
13 5 (12.50%) Data Security

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (22.50%) SAS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 13 (32.50%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (17.50%) NoSQL
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.50%) DB2
5 3 (7.50%) OLAP
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.50%) JasperReports
7 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
7 1 (2.50%) Sqoop
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) Hudson
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) ERwin
2 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Architect
1 11 (27.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Data Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
4 5 (12.50%) Designer
5 4 (10.00%) Big Data Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Solutions Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.50%) HTML5
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) CSS3
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
3 1 (2.50%) Servlets
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) J2EE
3 1 (2.50%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.50%) Spring
3 1 (2.50%) Ajax
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.50%) Java EE
3 1 (2.50%) JSTL
3 1 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Reference Data
3 3 (7.50%) Social Media
4 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) UNIX
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Security Testing
3 12 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
4 11 (27.50%) Analytics
5 9 (22.50%) ETL
6 8 (20.00%) Information Security
7 7 (17.50%) Information Management
7 7 (17.50%) Product Management
8 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (12.50%) Data Security
9 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
10 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
10 4 (10.00%) Web Application Development
11 3 (7.50%) Data Management
11 3 (7.50%) CRM
11 3 (7.50%) Migration
11 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
11 3 (7.50%) Data Architecture
11 3 (7.50%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Java
2 18 (45.00%) Perl
2 18 (45.00%) PHP
2 18 (45.00%) Python
3 16 (40.00%) C++
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) XQuery
6 1 (2.50%) XPath
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Informatica
1 9 (22.50%) Teradata
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Sybase
3 3 (7.50%) Cognos
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) SAP