The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data 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 over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 201 244 338
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +94
Contract jobs citing Big Data 641 468 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 0.88% 0.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.10% 4.17% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 292 175
Average daily rate
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£525 £517 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% +14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -6.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
-21.95% -

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12567 11235 10517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.51% 21.23% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8228 6989 6315
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 171 224
Average hourly rate £28.41 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend

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

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Big Data Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England +27 616 £525 +1.59% 376
London +30 396 £550 +4.76% 227
City of London +34 125 £575 +4.54% 85
South East +26 100 £451 +6.00% 62
North West -3 34 £500 +8.10% 15
Berkshire +36 30 £475 +18.75% 18
East of England +8 25 £450 +5.88% 23
Cheshire +10 21 £650 +52.94% 3
Yorkshire -4 20 £500 +27.38% 12
Reading +22 17 £500 - 6
West Yorkshire -5 16 £563 +46.10% 9
Surrey -12 16 £438 -15.86% 20
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £425 +165.62%
West Midlands +3 15 £318 -36.50% 8
Leeds -12 15 £563 +46.10% 9
Warrington +11 14 £663 +43.24% 1
Milton Keynes +12 13 £325 +18.18%
Hampshire -2 12 £550 +69.88% 6
Oxfordshire - 12 £440 - 10
Scotland +4 11 £375 -28.57% 13
East Midlands +1 10 £450 - 6
South West -16 10 £500 - 18
Cambridgeshire -10 9 £450 +5.88% 8
Suffolk - 9 £425 -
Glasgow +3 7 £375 - 2
Northamptonshire +10 6 £463 -
Shropshire +3 6 - -
Guildford +2 6 £400 - 15
Telford +1 6 - -
Manchester -8 6 £375 -21.05% 10

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 610 (49.15%) Hadoop
2 447 (36.02%) Java
3 420 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
4 290 (23.37%) Analytics
5 277 (22.32%) Finance
6 273 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
7 269 (21.68%) SQL
8 197 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
9 192 (15.47%) MongoDB
10 182 (14.67%) Oracle
11 171 (13.78%) Banking
12 169 (13.62%) Apache Spark
13 167 (13.46%) NoSQL
14 165 (13.30%) Apache Hive
15 163 (13.13%) Linux
16 162 (13.05%) Python
16 162 (13.05%) TDD
17 157 (12.65%) Data Modelling
18 155 (12.49%) Scala
19 151 (12.17%) ETL
20 145 (11.68%) JavaScript
21 143 (11.52%) Open Source
22 141 (11.36%) Scrum
23 140 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
24 137 (11.04%) Visualisation
25 133 (10.72%) Apache Cassandra
26 131 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
27 125 (10.07%) R
28 109 (8.78%) UNIX
29 108 (8.70%) MapReduce

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 169 (13.62%) Apache Spark
2 97 (7.82%) Apache Pig
3 64 (5.16%) SAS
4 58 (4.67%) Node.js
5 55 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
5 55 (4.43%) Apache
6 30 (2.42%) Apache Solr
7 29 (2.34%) WebSphere
8 26 (2.10%) Confluence
9 19 (1.53%) WebLogic
10 17 (1.37%) SharePoint
11 11 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (0.89%) CMS
12 9 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.48%) Mule
14 6 (0.48%) JBoss
14 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.40%) nginx
16 4 (0.32%) WorkSite
Applications
1 44 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.61%) SPSS
2 20 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.05%) MS Office
5 4 (0.32%) MS Project
5 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) Weka
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.081%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.081%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 140 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (7.01%) Cloud Computing
3 58 (4.67%) IaaS
4 23 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (1.69%) PaaS
6 19 (1.53%) SaaS
7 17 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 8 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.48%) Route 53
12 5 (0.40%) GitHub
13 4 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.081%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.081%) Amazon Kinesis
15 1 (0.081%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.03%) Internet
2 22 (1.77%) AMQP
3 20 (1.61%) Network Security
3 20 (1.61%) HTTP
4 18 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.29%) Firewall
5 16 (1.29%) Unified Communications
6 15 (1.21%) SAN
6 15 (1.21%) Kerberos
6 15 (1.21%) Converged Networks
7 14 (1.13%) LAN
7 14 (1.13%) WAN
8 13 (1.05%) VPN
9 12 (0.97%) LDAP
9 12 (0.97%) MPLS
9 12 (0.97%) X.509
10 11 (0.89%) VLAN
11 8 (0.64%) NetScaler
11 8 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 610 (49.15%) Hadoop
2 273 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
3 192 (15.47%) MongoDB
4 167 (13.46%) NoSQL
5 165 (13.30%) Apache Hive
6 133 (10.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 106 (8.54%) SQL Server
8 100 (8.06%) HBase
9 63 (5.08%) Relational Database
10 59 (4.75%) Impala
11 53 (4.27%) Data Mining
12 46 (3.71%) RDBMS
13 40 (3.22%) MySQL
13 40 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 34 (2.74%) QlikView
14 34 (2.74%) Sqoop
15 32 (2.58%) Oracle Database
15 32 (2.58%) DB2
16 27 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (2.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 46 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.30%) JIRA
3 36 (2.90%) JUnit
4 34 (2.74%) Subversion
5 29 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 25 (2.01%) Jenkins
7 22 (1.77%) Mercurial
8 21 (1.69%) Ant
9 20 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 19 (1.53%) Gradle
11 16 (1.29%) Maven
12 12 (0.97%) Selenium
13 9 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
13 9 (0.73%) Hudson
14 7 (0.56%) ERwin
15 6 (0.48%) TeamCity
16 5 (0.40%) SoapUI
16 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
16 5 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 4 (0.32%) LoadUI
General
1 277 (22.32%) Finance
2 171 (13.78%) Banking
3 75 (6.04%) Investment Banking
4 56 (4.51%) Marketing
5 53 (4.27%) Retail
6 50 (4.03%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.42%) Games
8 20 (1.61%) Front Office
9 18 (1.45%) Advertising
10 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.13%) Publishing
12 12 (0.97%) Electronics
13 7 (0.56%) Legal
14 6 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.40%) Back Office
15 5 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 453 (36.50%) Developer
2 307 (24.74%) Architect
3 135 (10.88%) Java Developer
4 119 (9.59%) Analyst
5 106 (8.54%) Data Architect
6 87 (7.01%) Senior Developer
7 86 (6.93%) Hadoop Developer
8 85 (6.85%) Project Manager
9 76 (6.12%) Technical Architect
10 67 (5.40%) Consultant
11 65 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
12 56 (4.51%) Business Analyst
13 48 (3.87%) Data Analyst
14 45 (3.63%) Big Data Architect
15 41 (3.30%) Senior Architect
16 40 (3.22%) Data Scientist
17 39 (3.14%) Scala Developer
17 39 (3.14%) Big Data Developer
18 32 (2.58%) Data Consultant
19 31 (2.50%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (8.30%) Web Services
2 94 (7.57%) AngularJS
3 90 (7.25%) .NET
4 87 (7.01%) HTML
5 67 (5.40%) JSON
6 66 (5.32%) J2EE
7 65 (5.24%) RESTful
8 61 (4.92%) XML
9 58 (4.67%) HTML5
10 52 (4.19%) CSS
10 52 (4.19%) JMS
11 50 (4.03%) Spring
12 47 (3.79%) REST
13 45 (3.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 44 (3.55%) Kafka
15 35 (2.82%) SOAP
16 34 (2.74%) Java EE
17 27 (2.18%) jQuery
18 26 (2.10%) Hibernate
19 24 (1.93%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 137 (11.04%) Visualisation
2 131 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (3.55%) Data Integration
3 44 (3.55%) Statistics
3 44 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 35 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 29 (2.34%) User Experience
6 27 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.01%) Mathematics
8 23 (1.85%) Credit Risk
9 22 (1.77%) Market Risk
10 19 (1.53%) Online Games
11 18 (1.45%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (1.37%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.29%) DataPower
13 16 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.29%) Replication
14 15 (1.21%) Fixed Income
15 13 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 163 (13.13%) Linux
2 109 (8.78%) UNIX
3 79 (6.37%) Windows
4 26 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.64%) Android
7 6 (0.48%) CentOS
8 5 (0.40%) Solaris
9 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.32%) Debian
10 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.081%) SUSE
12 1 (0.081%) Fedora
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (23.37%) Analytics
3 197 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
4 162 (13.05%) TDD
5 157 (12.65%) Data Modelling
6 151 (12.17%) ETL
7 143 (11.52%) Open Source
8 141 (11.36%) Scrum
9 108 (8.70%) MapReduce
10 106 (8.54%) Data Architecture
11 86 (6.93%) Project Management
12 81 (6.53%) Data Analysis
12 81 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
13 72 (5.80%) Data Management
13 72 (5.80%) SDLC
14 70 (5.64%) Machine Learning
15 68 (5.48%) Software Engineering
16 65 (5.24%) OO
16 65 (5.24%) DevOps
17 63 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 447 (36.02%) Java
2 269 (21.68%) SQL
3 162 (13.05%) Python
4 155 (12.49%) Scala
5 145 (11.68%) JavaScript
6 125 (10.07%) R
7 64 (5.16%) C#
8 43 (3.46%) Ruby
9 38 (3.06%) C++
9 38 (3.06%) PHP
10 37 (2.98%) T-SQL
11 28 (2.26%) Perl
12 27 (2.18%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.13%) Groovy
15 12 (0.97%) VBA
16 11 (0.89%) C
17 10 (0.81%) Clojure
18 9 (0.73%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 93 (7.49%) Degree
2 67 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 27 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.77%) PhD
6 17 (1.37%) CISSP
7 14 (1.13%) CISM
8 10 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.64%) PMP
10 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.40%) CISA
11 5 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.32%) VCAP
12 4 (0.32%) ISEB
12 4 (0.32%) CCNP
13 3 (0.24%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.66%) QA
2 18 (1.45%) SLA
3 10 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.48%) COBIT
7 4 (0.32%) Basel II
8 3 (0.24%) Basel III
8 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (7.01%) HDFS
2 38 (3.06%) Docker
3 37 (2.98%) Apache Flume
4 18 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 18 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.97%) vSphere
6 12 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.73%) vCloud
8 8 (0.64%) XenServer
9 3 (0.24%) SRDF
9 3 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.24%) NFS
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.16%) GPFS
10 2 (0.16%) Ceph
11 1 (0.081%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 73 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 48 (3.87%) Puppet
2 48 (3.87%) StatsD
3 37 (2.98%) Oozie
4 23 (1.85%) Vagrant
4 23 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
5 17 (1.37%) Ansible
6 12 (0.97%) Salt
7 11 (0.89%) Mesos
7 11 (0.89%) Nagios
8 7 (0.56%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.40%) Cacti
9 5 (0.40%) Ambari
10 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.32%) Graphite
11 3 (0.24%) Kibana
11 3 (0.24%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (0.24%) SnapMirror
11 3 (0.24%) SnapVault
11 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 182 (14.67%) Oracle
2 92 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 87 (7.01%) Teradata
3 87 (7.01%) Tableau
4 64 (5.16%) Cloudera
5 57 (4.59%) Citrix
6 45 (3.63%) IBM
6 45 (3.63%) Apigee
6 45 (3.63%) Mashery
7 36 (2.90%) Informatica
8 31 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 29 (2.34%) SAP
10 28 (2.26%) Ab Initio
11 25 (2.01%) HP
12 23 (1.85%) Atlassian
13 21 (1.69%) VMware
13 21 (1.69%) Business Objects
14 19 (1.53%) Vertica
15 17 (1.37%) Netezza
16 15 (1.21%) Cisco
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: Competetive Rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Stott & May
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £454.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £750 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago