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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 124 128 110
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Big Data 16 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.072% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.66% 0.38% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£475 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
+143.90% -
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
602 529 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.87% 19.17% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 259 250
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -39.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £61.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 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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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
Glasgow +13 9 £375 - 6
Edinburgh - 4 £488 - 3
Stirling - 3 - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (65.22%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Analytics
3 10 (43.48%) Hadoop
3 10 (43.48%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (39.13%) Banking
5 8 (34.78%) ETL
5 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (34.78%) RDBMS
5 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
6 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (30.43%) Java
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
8 5 (21.74%) Scala
8 5 (21.74%) Spring
8 5 (21.74%) JUnit
8 5 (21.74%) Sybase
8 5 (21.74%) UNIX
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) JMS
9 4 (17.39%) OOD
9 4 (17.39%) DB2
9 4 (17.39%) OO
9 4 (17.39%) RAD
9 4 (17.39%) J2SE
9 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
9 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle
9 4 (17.39%) Investment Management

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (13.04%) SAS
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (43.48%) Hadoop
2 8 (34.78%) RDBMS
2 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
3 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
4 4 (17.39%) DB2
5 3 (13.04%) MS Access
5 3 (13.04%) Apache Hive
6 2 (8.70%) DataStage
6 2 (8.70%) HBase
6 2 (8.70%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.35%) IBM BigInsights
7 1 (4.35%) MarkLogic
7 1 (4.35%) QualityStage
7 1 (4.35%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
7 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JUnit
2 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Gradle
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
General
1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
1 6 (26.09%) Designer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Solutions Designer
2 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Business Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) PMO Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Spring
1 5 (21.74%) JMS
2 4 (17.39%) J2SE
3 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) Servlets
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) JSF
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) JAX-WS
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.35%) Social Media
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Analytics
2 8 (34.78%) ETL
2 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) RAD
3 4 (17.39%) OOD
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
3 4 (17.39%) Wealth Management
3 4 (17.39%) SDLC
3 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
5 2 (8.70%) Information Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Use Case
6 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Scala
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Sybase
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) IBM
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Informatica
3 3 (13.04%) Teradata
4 2 (8.70%) Pega
5 1 (4.35%) Vertica
5 1 (4.35%) Hortonworks
5 1 (4.35%) Cloudera
5 1 (4.35%) MapR
5 1 (4.35%) Netezza
5 1 (4.35%) Greenplum