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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 118 105 111
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Big Data 11 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.73% 0.80% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
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£418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £376 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £440 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
Big Data
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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
637 498 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.91% 20.50% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 214 225
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £283 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +75.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £26.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.03 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -0.07%

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 18 September 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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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 +2 7 £418 - 2
Glasgow - - - - 3
Stirling - - - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (31.82%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 7 (31.82%) PHP
2 7 (31.82%) XML
2 7 (31.82%) UNIX
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Information Management
2 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (31.82%) Data Architecture
2 7 (31.82%) Metadata Management
3 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 6 (27.27%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Product Management
4 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 4 (18.18%) HND
4 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (18.18%) ETL
5 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 3 (13.64%) Data Security
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security
5 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies
5 3 (13.64%) Information Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Selenium

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Information Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Development Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Development Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) UNIX
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (31.82%) Information Management
1 7 (31.82%) Data Architecture
1 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (31.82%) Metadata Management
2 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 4 (18.18%) Product Management
3 4 (18.18%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Data Security
4 3 (13.64%) Information Governance
4 3 (13.64%) Information Security
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Master Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (31.82%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 7 (31.82%) PHP
3 6 (27.27%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) HND
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
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