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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 119 117 116
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Big Data 13 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.42% 0.078%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.22% 2.18% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£375 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 -
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
586 504 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.57% 19.05% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 255 265
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.15% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £19.15 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £36.35 £27.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 7 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 7 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 -3 8 £375 - 3
Edinburgh -4 4 £488 -7.04% 11
Stirling - 1 - -
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 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 16 (59.26%) Hadoop
2 15 (55.56%) Finance
3 13 (48.15%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (48.15%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (48.15%) Analytics
4 9 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 9 (33.33%) ETL
4 9 (33.33%) Banking
5 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
6 7 (25.93%) SAS
6 7 (25.93%) RDBMS
6 7 (25.93%) Informatica
7 6 (22.22%) Teradata
7 6 (22.22%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) JUnit
8 5 (18.52%) UNIX
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) JMS
8 5 (18.52%) Information Management
8 5 (18.52%) Spring
8 5 (18.52%) Web Application Development
9 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
9 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
9 4 (14.81%) Scala
9 4 (14.81%) Wealth Management
9 4 (14.81%) SDLC
9 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking
9 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 7 (25.93%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) Hadoop
2 13 (48.15%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
4 7 (25.93%) RDBMS
5 4 (14.81%) DB2
6 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
7 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
8 1 (3.70%) MS Access
8 1 (3.70%) DataStage
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (3.70%) MySQL
8 1 (3.70%) HBase
8 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Gradle
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Designer
2 9 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
3 7 (25.93%) Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Architect
5 5 (18.52%) Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Data Architect
5 5 (18.52%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Senior Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Big Data Architect
7 3 (11.11%) Solutions Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) PMO Manager
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Data Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Spring
1 5 (18.52%) JMS
2 4 (14.81%) J2SE
3 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) Servlets
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) JSF
3 1 (3.70%) Ajax
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) JAX-WS
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) Analytics
2 9 (33.33%) ETL
3 5 (18.52%) Information Management
3 5 (18.52%) Web Application Development
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) SDLC
4 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.81%) OO
4 4 (14.81%) RAD
4 4 (14.81%) OOD
4 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
4 4 (14.81%) Wealth Management
5 3 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Use Case
7 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.70%) BPMN
7 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) Scala
4 2 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) R
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Informatica
2 6 (22.22%) Teradata
3 4 (14.81%) Sybase
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Pega
6 1 (3.70%) IBM