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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 105 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 19 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.25% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.27% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £378 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £565 £413
% change year-on-year
-15.92% +36.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
581 581 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.07% 23.81% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 284 274
Average daily rate £350 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +74.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £11.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £180.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +3 17 £390 +4.00% 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Java
3 18 (58.06%) Perl
3 18 (58.06%) PHP
3 18 (58.06%) Python
4 17 (54.84%) Security Testing
5 16 (51.61%) UNIX
5 16 (51.61%) Linux
5 16 (51.61%) C++
6 13 (41.94%) Degree
6 13 (41.94%) Computer Science
7 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
8 9 (29.03%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (25.81%) ETL
9 8 (25.81%) Information Security
10 7 (22.58%) Product Management
10 7 (22.58%) Hadoop
11 6 (19.35%) Analytics
11 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
11 6 (19.35%) Data Security
11 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
12 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
12 5 (16.13%) Finance
12 5 (16.13%) Banking
13 4 (12.90%) Data Management
13 4 (12.90%) Selenium
13 4 (12.90%) Master Data Management
13 4 (12.90%) Informatica
13 4 (12.90%) Teradata

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) SAS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (22.58%) Hadoop
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.68%) DB2
4 3 (9.68%) OLAP
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
6 1 (3.23%) Sqoop
6 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.23%) JasperReports
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) Hudson
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) JUnit
2 1 (3.23%) ERwin
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
1 5 (16.13%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Software Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Data Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Development Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Big Data Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) CSS3
3 1 (3.23%) JSP
3 1 (3.23%) Servlets
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) JSTL
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Reference Data
2 3 (9.68%) Social Media
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) UNIX
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Security Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
4 8 (25.81%) Information Security
4 8 (25.81%) ETL
5 7 (22.58%) Product Management
6 6 (19.35%) Analytics
6 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (19.35%) Data Security
6 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.90%) Data Management
8 4 (12.90%) Master Data Management
9 3 (9.68%) Information Architecture
9 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
9 3 (9.68%) Data Architecture
9 3 (9.68%) CRM
9 3 (9.68%) Information Management
9 3 (9.68%) Migration
10 2 (6.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Java
2 18 (58.06%) Perl
2 18 (58.06%) PHP
2 18 (58.06%) Python
3 16 (51.61%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) XQuery
5 1 (3.23%) XPath
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
1 4 (12.90%) Sybase
1 4 (12.90%) Informatica
1 4 (12.90%) Teradata
2 3 (9.68%) Cognos
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Cloudera