The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data Analytics skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data Analytics over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data Analytics
Rank 584 569 592
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing Big Data Analytics 22 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.013% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
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£475 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42741 39110 42091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 74.08% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 24151 24372
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1185 1098 1551
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Big Data Analytics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data Analytics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Big Data Analytics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Big Data Analytics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Big Data Analytics within the UK.

Big Data Analytics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data Analytics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data Analytics within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Big Data Analytics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Analytics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Analytics within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England -19 22 £475 +5.55% 11
London +15 14 £475 +5.55% 6
City of London +28 6 £400 -11.11% 3
West Midlands - 4 £550 -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
Abingdon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Warrington - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1

Big Data Analytics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Big Data Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 31 (100.00%) Big Data
2 29 (93.55%) Analytics
3 19 (61.29%) Hadoop
4 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (45.16%) Data Analytics
6 11 (35.48%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (29.03%) Java
8 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
8 8 (25.81%) Scrum
9 7 (22.58%) Apache Pig
10 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
10 6 (19.35%) SQL
10 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (19.35%) Apache Hive
10 6 (19.35%) Open Source
10 6 (19.35%) eTOM
11 5 (16.13%) NoSQL
11 5 (16.13%) HBase
11 5 (16.13%) ETL
11 5 (16.13%) HDFS
12 4 (12.90%) Oozie
12 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (12.90%) Service Management
12 4 (12.90%) Python
12 4 (12.90%) XML
12 4 (12.90%) Business Analytics
12 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
12 4 (12.90%) Tableau
12 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
12 4 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra

Big Data Analytics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Big Data Analytics 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 Analytics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (22.58%) Apache Pig
2 3 (9.68%) SAS
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) SugarCRM
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (100.00%) Big Data
2 19 (61.29%) Hadoop
3 6 (19.35%) Apache Hive
3 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (16.13%) NoSQL
4 5 (16.13%) HBase
5 4 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (9.68%) Data Mining
6 3 (9.68%) Spotfire
7 2 (6.45%) Neo4j
7 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (6.45%) Vectorwise
7 2 (6.45%) Impala
8 1 (3.23%) MySQL
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
8 1 (3.23%) OLAP
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) German Language
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Architect
2 9 (29.03%) Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (19.35%) OSS Architect
5 5 (16.13%) Data Architect
5 5 (16.13%) Big Data Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Principal Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Principal Solutions Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Programmer
8 2 (6.45%) Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) OSS Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) XML
1 4 (12.90%) JSON
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) Spring
2 2 (6.45%) Kafka
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Avro
2 2 (6.45%) ODBC
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) JDBC
2 2 (6.45%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) LAMP
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Open Source
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
4 2 (6.45%) Statistics
4 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Fedora
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Analytics
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (45.16%) Data Analytics
4 11 (35.48%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (25.81%) Scrum
6 6 (19.35%) eTOM
6 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) ETL
8 4 (12.90%) Service Management
8 4 (12.90%) Business Analytics
8 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
8 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.68%) MapReduce
10 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
10 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (6.45%) Process Management
10 2 (6.45%) TDD
10 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
11 1 (3.23%) Game Development
11 1 (3.23%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) Python
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) F#
5 2 (6.45%) Scala
6 1 (3.23%) Clojure
6 1 (3.23%) R
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PhD
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) HDFS
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Flume
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Tableau
2 2 (6.45%) Facebook
2 2 (6.45%) Twitter
2 2 (6.45%) Vertica
2 2 (6.45%) Infobright
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.45%) Netezza
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Informatica
3 1 (3.23%) Talend
3 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.23%) Pardot