The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 138 103 -
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.045% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.63% 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£495 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
Big Data
England

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 South West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
612 514 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.39% 22.99% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 355 369
Average daily rate £375 £360 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £44.75 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Big Data across the South West region.

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 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
Somerset -11 3 - -
Bristol - 2 - - 3
Devon - 1 £540 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (64.52%) Java
2 19 (61.29%) Hadoop
3 16 (51.61%) Degree
4 15 (48.39%) Scala
5 13 (41.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
6 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
8 6 (19.35%) UNIX
8 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) jQuery
9 5 (16.13%) Struts
9 5 (16.13%) J2EE
9 5 (16.13%) Oracle
9 5 (16.13%) Spring
9 5 (16.13%) Hibernate
10 4 (12.90%) Python
10 4 (12.90%) Project Management
11 3 (9.68%) OO
11 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (9.68%) Military
11 3 (9.68%) Subversion
11 3 (9.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (9.68%) DB2
11 3 (9.68%) Ant
11 3 (9.68%) Perl
11 3 (9.68%) PHP
11 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
11 3 (9.68%) SQL

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (6.45%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.45%) Escenic
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe CQ
1 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
1 2 (6.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (61.29%) Hadoop
2 13 (41.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.68%) DB2
3 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Subversion
1 3 (9.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (9.68%) Ant
1 3 (9.68%) ClearCase
1 3 (9.68%) Apache Ivy
1 3 (9.68%) Maven
General
1 3 (9.68%) Military
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) Java Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Architect
4 8 (25.81%) Java Architect
5 5 (16.13%) Scala Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Project Support Coordinator
7 2 (6.45%) Data Scientist
7 2 (6.45%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Java Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
7 2 (6.45%) Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) jQuery
1 5 (16.13%) Struts
1 5 (16.13%) J2EE
1 5 (16.13%) Spring
1 5 (16.13%) Hibernate
2 2 (6.45%) Ajax
2 2 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (6.45%) HTML5
2 2 (6.45%) CSS3
2 2 (6.45%) Java RMI
2 2 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) EJB
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) JSF
2 2 (6.45%) LAMP
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) GIS
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) OO
3 3 (9.68%) Analytics
3 3 (9.68%) Data Analytics
3 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (9.68%) Information Management
3 3 (9.68%) Release Management
3 3 (9.68%) Logistics
4 2 (6.45%) BDD
4 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) OOD
4 2 (6.45%) UML
4 2 (6.45%) OOP
4 2 (6.45%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.45%) TDD
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum
4 2 (6.45%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) Scala
3 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) Python
5 3 (9.68%) Perl
5 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Lua
6 2 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Degree
2 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) P3O
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Greenplum
2 3 (9.68%) Netezza
3 2 (6.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat