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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 124 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Big Data 17 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.25% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.54% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate
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£495 £278 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £563 £450
% change year-on-year
-16.44% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 - -
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
669 696 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.41% 24.47% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 416 356
Average daily rate £375 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £13.99 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.75 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 March 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
Devon - 12 £505 -
Wiltshire +2 2 £304 +9.45%
Bristol - 2 £325 - 2
Gloucestershire -12 1 £310 - 3
Somerset - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 11 (34.38%) PRINCE2
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
3 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) Hadoop
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 6 (18.75%) Java
5 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) Python
6 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
7 3 (9.38%) Business Transformation
7 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.38%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (9.38%) Scala
7 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
7 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (9.38%) UNIX
7 3 (9.38%) HTML
7 3 (9.38%) Linux
7 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.38%) Banking
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
8 2 (6.25%) Perl
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle
8 2 (6.25%) CSS
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
1 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
2 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Hadoop
2 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.25%) CouchDB
4 2 (6.25%) QlikView
4 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) HBase
5 1 (3.13%) Voldemort
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (3.13%) BigQuery
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) DB2
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Java Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Big Data Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) CSS3
3 1 (3.13%) HTML5
3 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) Django
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Mobile Banking
1 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) CentOS
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) PRINCE2
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Business Transformation
4 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
4 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.25%) SOA
5 2 (6.25%) V-Model
5 2 (6.25%) Test Management
5 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.13%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (3.13%) High Availability
6 1 (3.13%) Change Control
6 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (9.38%) Scala
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) Perl
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) R
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) RHCT
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) P3O
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle
1 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) Splunk
2 1 (3.13%) Google
2 1 (3.13%) Netezza
2 1 (3.13%) Greenplum
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.13%) SAP