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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data
UK / Scotland
Rank 96 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -11
Contract jobs citing Big Data 14 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.81% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.09% 1.81% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Median daily rate £400 £355 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £603 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £46.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +27.39%

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
342 554 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.86% 21.51% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 307 342
Median daily rate £375 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 5
Median hourly rate £17.32 £10.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.20% -78.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +22 10 £375 -27.53% 15
Glasgow 0 4 £475 +40.74% 1
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 23 (46.94%) Python
2 20 (40.82%) Java
3 15 (30.61%) Finance
3 15 (30.61%) Hadoop
3 15 (30.61%) Analytics
4 14 (28.57%) SQL
5 12 (24.49%) Perl
6 11 (22.45%) CISSP
6 11 (22.45%) Splunk
7 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.37%) Unix
8 9 (18.37%) Apache Spark
9 8 (16.33%) QRadar
9 8 (16.33%) IBM
9 8 (16.33%) Firewall
10 7 (14.29%) Banking
10 7 (14.29%) Use Case
10 7 (14.29%) Data Architecture
10 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (14.29%) Linux
10 7 (14.29%) ETL
10 7 (14.29%) SAS
10 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.29%) Apache Hive
11 6 (12.24%) SIEM
11 6 (12.24%) MapR
11 6 (12.24%) Statistical Modelling
11 6 (12.24%) Cloudera

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.37%) Apache Spark
2 7 (14.29%) SAS
3 2 (4.08%) GeoServer
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) Hadoop
2 7 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (10.20%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (10.20%) HBase
5 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
5 4 (8.16%) QlikView
6 2 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.08%) CouchDB
6 2 (4.08%) DataStage
6 2 (4.08%) GIS
6 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.08%) PowerCenter
6 2 (4.08%) Redis
6 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.08%) Riak
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Artifactory
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.04%) gulp
3 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.04%) Protractor
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Law
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Consultant
4 8 (16.33%) Big Data Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Data Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Administrator
6 5 (10.20%) Hadoop Administrator
6 5 (10.20%) Splunk Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Python Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Security Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Splunk Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Cloud Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) SIEM Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Analytics Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Android Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Big Data Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Hadoop Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) Kafka
3 3 (6.12%) Regular Expression
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
4 2 (4.08%) Ajax
4 2 (4.08%) J2EE
4 2 (4.08%) JSON
4 2 (4.08%) JSP
4 2 (4.08%) Leaflet
4 2 (4.08%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (4.08%) OpenLayers
4 2 (4.08%) PostGIS
4 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.08%) REST
4 2 (4.08%) Servlets
5 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.04%) CSS3
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) Laravel
5 1 (2.04%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Social Media
3 3 (6.12%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.12%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Unix
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 6 (12.24%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) MVS
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Analytics
2 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 7 (14.29%) ETL
3 7 (14.29%) Use Case
4 6 (12.24%) Migration
4 6 (12.24%) SIEM
4 6 (12.24%) Statistical Modelling
5 5 (10.20%) Anomaly Detection
5 5 (10.20%) SDLC
6 4 (8.16%) Data Analytics
6 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.16%) Process Management
7 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.12%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Data Management
7 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.94%) Python
2 20 (40.82%) Java
3 14 (28.57%) SQL
4 12 (24.49%) Perl
5 5 (10.20%) C
5 5 (10.20%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) PHP
5 5 (10.20%) VBA
6 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.04%) C#
8 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.04%) R
8 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) CISSP
2 6 (12.24%) CEH
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 5 (10.20%) SANS
4 3 (6.12%) CISM
4 3 (6.12%) GIAC
4 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) QRadar
2 5 (10.20%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (4.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Splunk
2 8 (16.33%) IBM
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.24%) Cloudera
4 6 (12.24%) MapR
5 5 (10.20%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.20%) Symantec
5 5 (10.20%) Tableau
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle
6 3 (6.12%) Teradata
7 2 (4.08%) ESRI
7 2 (4.08%) Informatica
7 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (4.08%) Talend
7 2 (4.08%) Twitter
8 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
8 1 (2.04%) Hortonworks
8 1 (2.04%) Netezza
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat