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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data Analytics
Rank 594 563 584
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Contract jobs citing Big Data Analytics 21 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.050% 0.015% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
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£550 £413 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +17.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
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
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 October 2014.

Big Data Analytics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Analytics
Top 28 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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 21 £550 +22.22% 20
London +28 14 £550 +22.22% 14
City of London +19 4 £400 -11.11% 3
East of England - 4 £625 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £625 -
Cambridge - 3 £625 -
West Midlands - 2 £550 -
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 5
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2

Big Data Analytics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (100.00%) Big Data
2 32 (91.43%) Analytics
3 26 (74.29%) Hadoop
4 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (42.86%) Java
6 12 (34.29%) Python
6 12 (34.29%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (34.29%) Data Analytics
7 11 (31.43%) Apache Pig
7 11 (31.43%) Apache Hive
8 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (25.71%) ETL
8 9 (25.71%) Linux
8 9 (25.71%) NoSQL
8 9 (25.71%) Algorithms
9 8 (22.86%) HBase
9 8 (22.86%) UNIX
10 7 (20.00%) Data Mining
10 7 (20.00%) Scrum
10 7 (20.00%) MapReduce
10 7 (20.00%) Apache Spark
11 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
11 6 (17.14%) Vertica
11 6 (17.14%) Infobright
11 6 (17.14%) JSON
11 6 (17.14%) Data Integration
11 6 (17.14%) Scala
11 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
11 6 (17.14%) XML
11 6 (17.14%) SQL

Big Data Analytics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (31.43%) Apache Pig
2 7 (20.00%) Apache Spark
3 5 (14.29%) Apache
4 3 (8.57%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (100.00%) Big Data
2 26 (74.29%) Hadoop
3 12 (34.29%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (31.43%) Apache Hive
5 9 (25.71%) NoSQL
6 8 (22.86%) HBase
7 7 (20.00%) Data Mining
8 5 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (8.57%) Spotfire
10 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
10 2 (5.71%) Neo4j
10 2 (5.71%) Impala
10 2 (5.71%) Vectorwise
11 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
11 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
11 1 (2.86%) OLAP
11 1 (2.86%) OLTP
11 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (2.86%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) German Language
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Big Data Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Big Data Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Principal Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Principal Architect
5 4 (11.43%) OSS Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) JSON
1 6 (17.14%) XML
2 4 (11.43%) Apache Avro
2 4 (11.43%) Kafka
2 4 (11.43%) Django
3 2 (5.71%) RESTful
3 2 (5.71%) ODBC
3 2 (5.71%) JDBC
3 2 (5.71%) SOAP
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Algorithms
2 6 (17.14%) Data Integration
3 5 (14.29%) Open Source
4 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (8.57%) Visualisation
6 2 (5.71%) Statistics
7 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.86%) NHS
7 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Fedora
3 1 (2.86%) CentOS
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Analytics
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) Data Analytics
4 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (25.71%) ETL
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) MapReduce
6 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.43%) Business Analytics
7 4 (11.43%) Business Transformation
7 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.43%) eTOM
7 4 (11.43%) Service Management
7 4 (11.43%) UML
8 2 (5.71%) TDD
8 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) Scala
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) F#
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) R
5 1 (2.86%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) PhD
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Apache Flume
2 4 (11.43%) HDFS
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Oozie
2 2 (5.71%) Mesos
2 2 (5.71%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Vertica
1 6 (17.14%) Infobright
2 4 (11.43%) Tableau
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Facebook
3 2 (5.71%) Twitter
3 2 (5.71%) Netezza
3 2 (5.71%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Informatica
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Greenplum
4 1 (2.86%) Google
4 1 (2.86%) Talend
4 1 (2.86%) Cloudera
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