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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 104 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing Big Data 24 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.77% 0.52% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
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£403 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £378 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+235.00% -
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
637 573 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.02% 22.49% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 257 250
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.38% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £31.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.40 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +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
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 20 October 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 +18 19 £403 +7.33%
Glasgow -12 1 - -
Stirling - - - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (70.37%) Python
2 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (62.96%) Java
4 16 (59.26%) Perl
4 16 (59.26%) PHP
5 15 (55.56%) UNIX
5 15 (55.56%) Linux
5 15 (55.56%) Security Testing
6 14 (51.85%) C++
7 10 (37.04%) Degree
7 10 (37.04%) Computer Science
8 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 7 (25.93%) Information Security
9 7 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (22.22%) ETL
10 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 6 (22.22%) Product Management
11 5 (18.52%) Data Security
12 4 (14.81%) Banking
12 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
12 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
13 3 (11.11%) Data Management
13 3 (11.11%) Selenium
13 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
13 3 (11.11%) Analytics
13 3 (11.11%) Master Data Management
13 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
13 3 (11.11%) Oracle
13 3 (11.11%) Web Services

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) DB2
3 2 (7.41%) OLAP
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) JasperReports
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Hudson
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) ERwin
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Software Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Development Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Development Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.70%) Spring
2 1 (3.70%) Java EE
2 1 (3.70%) JSTL
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) JSP
2 1 (3.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.41%) Reference Data
3 2 (7.41%) Social Media
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) UNIX
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Security Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.93%) Information Security
5 6 (22.22%) ETL
5 6 (22.22%) Product Management
6 5 (18.52%) Data Security
7 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.11%) Analytics
8 3 (11.11%) Master Data Management
8 3 (11.11%) Data Management
9 2 (7.41%) Information Management
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
9 2 (7.41%) Data Architecture
9 2 (7.41%) CRM
9 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
9 2 (7.41%) Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Information Architecture
10 1 (3.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Python
2 17 (62.96%) Java
3 16 (59.26%) Perl
3 16 (59.26%) PHP
4 14 (51.85%) C++
5 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) XPath
6 1 (3.70%) Scala
6 1 (3.70%) XQuery
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
1 3 (11.11%) Sybase
2 2 (7.41%) Cognos
2 2 (7.41%) Informatica
2 2 (7.41%) Teradata
3 1 (3.70%) SAP