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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 127 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing Big Data 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.072% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.35% 1.05% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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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
564 475 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.18% 19.37% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 208 218
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 £251 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 26
Average hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 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 - - - - 3
Glasgow - - - - 7
Big Data
UK

Big Data
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (53.85%) XML
1 7 (53.85%) Information Management
1 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (53.85%) Data Architecture
1 7 (53.85%) Metadata Management
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 4 (30.77%) HND
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) Information Governance
3 3 (23.08%) Taxonomies
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) Data Security
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Law
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Master Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Law
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
2 7 (53.85%) Information Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Management
1 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (53.85%) Data Architecture
1 7 (53.85%) Metadata Management
2 3 (23.08%) Information Governance
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Python
1 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
1 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality