The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data
UK
Rank 76 140 199
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +59
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1273 886 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.85% 1.78% 1.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.78% 7.73% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 632 415
Median daily rate £533 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £23.20 £35.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.20 £42.40 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £46.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +27.39%

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
9960 11457 11110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.26% 22.97% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6654 7670 7275
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 218 163
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.46 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £54.53 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -17.18%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Big Data Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 1236 £535 +2.88% 379
London +39 909 £550 - 244
City of London +38 152 £575 +9.52% 62
South East +22 123 £463 -7.50% 44
South West +25 54 £500 +11.11% 21
Buckinghamshire +25 41 £425 +13.33% 2
North West +38 40 £513 +13.88% 31
East of England +9 40 £500 +12.35% 15
Yorkshire +18 32 £450 -18.18% 9
Berkshire -9 30 £488 -2.50% 11
Bristol +13 26 £513 -6.81% 9
West Midlands -7 25 £450 -2.17% 6
Hampshire +38 24 £500 - 4
Milton Keynes +16 22 £425 +13.33% 2
Scotland +35 21 £450 -10.00% 5
West Yorkshire +26 21 £450 -2.70% 5
Reading -1 21 £575 +17.94% 6
Manchester +19 15 £513 -6.81% 23
Leeds +12 15 £450 -2.70% 3
Gloucestershire +8 15 £500 +5.26% 6
Cambridgeshire +4 15 £550 +37.50% 10
Sheffield -6 14 £474 -17.60% 2
South Yorkshire -12 14 £474 -17.60% 2
Croydon - 14 £488 -
Hertfordshire +11 12 £563 +12.50% 3
Cambridge +6 12 £538 +53.57% 9
South Wales +23 11 £525 +40.00% 2
East Midlands +12 11 £525 +31.25% 9
Wales +11 11 £525 +40.00% 2
Surrey +23 10 £525 +32.91% 13

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Big Data.

1 1429 (57.02%) Hadoop
2 1014 (40.46%) Java
3 938 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
4 892 (35.59%) Apache Spark
5 707 (28.21%) Python
6 645 (25.74%) SQL
7 610 (24.34%) Scala
8 569 (22.71%) Analytics
9 564 (22.51%) Finance
10 552 (22.03%) Apache Hive
11 474 (18.91%) Linux
12 440 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
13 417 (16.64%) DevOps
14 413 (16.48%) Banking
15 383 (15.28%) NoSQL
16 377 (15.04%) ETL
17 371 (14.80%) Kafka
18 370 (14.76%) Scrum
19 368 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
20 340 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
21 321 (12.81%) HBase
22 296 (11.81%) TDD
23 292 (11.65%) Data Modelling
24 285 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
25 283 (11.29%) MongoDB
26 275 (10.97%) Open Source
27 274 (10.93%) MapReduce
28 266 (10.61%) Oracle
29 263 (10.49%) HDFS
30 261 (10.42%) Analytical Skills

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 892 (35.59%) Apache Spark
2 232 (9.26%) Apache Pig
3 176 (7.02%) Apache
4 143 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
5 119 (4.75%) SAS
6 62 (2.47%) Apache Solr
6 62 (2.47%) Confluence
7 39 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 20 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.64%) Jupyter
11 13 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.44%) nginx
13 9 (0.36%) ArcGIS
14 8 (0.32%) GemFire
14 8 (0.32%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.88%) SPSS
3 16 (0.64%) MS Office
4 14 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.44%) Stata
6 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) MS Project
8 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.040%) EViews
8 1 (0.040%) InVision
8 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
3 8 (0.32%) Unica
4 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.12%) FastStats
5 3 (0.12%) Sprinklr
6 2 (0.080%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.080%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.040%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.040%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.040%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.040%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.040%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.040%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.040%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 368 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
4 55 (2.19%) GitHub
5 52 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 51 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
7 45 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
8 44 (1.76%) PaaS
9 41 (1.64%) SaaS
10 40 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.52%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
14 12 (0.48%) IaaS
15 11 (0.44%) Office 365
16 10 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
18 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 61 (2.43%) Kerberos
2 38 (1.52%) Firewall
3 29 (1.16%) HTTP
4 22 (0.88%) LDAP
5 21 (0.84%) Internet
6 20 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.56%) Network Security
7 14 (0.56%) SMS
8 13 (0.52%) DNS
8 13 (0.52%) LAN
8 13 (0.52%) WAN
9 7 (0.28%) FTP
9 7 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (0.24%) SAN
10 6 (0.24%) VPN
11 5 (0.20%) VoIP
12 4 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (0.16%) Skype
13 3 (0.12%) DSL
13 3 (0.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1429 (57.02%) Hadoop
2 552 (22.03%) Apache Hive
3 383 (15.28%) NoSQL
4 340 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
5 321 (12.81%) HBase
6 283 (11.29%) MongoDB
7 249 (9.94%) Relational Database
8 233 (9.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 214 (8.54%) SQL Server
10 140 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
11 139 (5.55%) Sqoop
12 119 (4.75%) QlikView
13 113 (4.51%) MySQL
14 97 (3.87%) Impala
14 97 (3.87%) RDBMS
15 94 (3.75%) Data Lake
16 85 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 54 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
18 51 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 48 (1.92%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 204 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 185 (7.38%) Jenkins
3 166 (6.62%) JIRA
4 94 (3.75%) Maven
5 66 (2.63%) Gradle
6 61 (2.43%) Talend Open Studio
7 59 (2.35%) Selenium
8 55 (2.19%) JUnit
9 35 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 35 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 33 (1.32%) Mockito
11 27 (1.08%) TeamCity
12 26 (1.04%) Hudson
13 23 (0.92%) Ant
13 23 (0.92%) Eclipse
13 23 (0.92%) Subversion
13 23 (0.92%) Vagrant
14 19 (0.76%) Bitbucket
14 19 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
15 17 (0.68%) IntelliJ
General
1 564 (22.51%) Finance
2 413 (16.48%) Banking
3 219 (8.74%) Marketing
4 138 (5.51%) Investment Banking
5 131 (5.23%) Retail
6 92 (3.67%) Front Office
7 64 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.80%) Legal
9 25 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.96%) Games
10 24 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
11 22 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 19 (0.76%) Electronics
13 12 (0.48%) Publishing
14 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.24%) Automotive
15 6 (0.24%) Billing
15 6 (0.24%) Military
16 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 816 (32.56%) Developer
2 437 (17.44%) Architect
3 350 (13.97%) Java Developer
4 304 (12.13%) Data Engineer
5 296 (11.81%) Big Data Developer
6 291 (11.61%) Big Data Engineer
7 271 (10.81%) Data Architect
8 185 (7.38%) Analyst
9 179 (7.14%) Big Data Architect
10 152 (6.07%) DevOps Engineer
11 143 (5.71%) Hadoop Developer
11 143 (5.71%) Scala Developer
11 143 (5.71%) Senior Developer
12 125 (4.99%) Consultant
13 117 (4.67%) Hadoop Engineer
14 100 (3.99%) Senior Java Developer
15 93 (3.71%) Administrator
16 85 (3.39%) Data Scientist
17 80 (3.19%) Apache Spark Developer
18 78 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (14.80%) Kafka
2 210 (8.38%) Web Services
3 175 (6.98%) REST
4 159 (6.34%) HTML
5 145 (5.79%) AngularJS
6 143 (5.71%) Spring
7 123 (4.91%) JSON
8 115 (4.59%) CSS
9 114 (4.55%) .NET
10 103 (4.11%) XML
11 96 (3.83%) HTML5
12 93 (3.71%) Akka
13 85 (3.39%) J2EE
14 83 (3.31%) Node.js
15 74 (2.95%) SOAP
16 69 (2.75%) Spark Streaming
17 64 (2.55%) JMS
18 49 (1.96%) Middleware
19 48 (1.92%) RESTful
20 45 (1.80%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 261 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (6.90%) Visualisation
3 124 (4.95%) Data Integration
3 124 (4.95%) Statistics
4 123 (4.91%) Credit Risk
5 121 (4.83%) Computer Science
6 115 (4.59%) Algorithms
7 107 (4.27%) Mathematics
8 87 (3.47%) Management Information System
9 50 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 45 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 45 (1.80%) User Experience
11 42 (1.68%) Equities
12 39 (1.56%) Social Media
13 33 (1.32%) Data Structures
14 28 (1.12%) Grid Computing
14 28 (1.12%) Market Risk
14 28 (1.12%) Virtual Team
15 27 (1.08%) Blockchain
16 26 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 474 (18.91%) Linux
2 249 (9.94%) Unix
3 113 (4.51%) Windows
4 67 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (1.12%) AIX
6 20 (0.80%) CentOS
7 13 (0.52%) Android
8 12 (0.48%) Solaris
8 12 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.36%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.32%) HPUX
12 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.24%) Windows Server
14 4 (0.16%) MVS
14 4 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.12%) Mesosphere
15 3 (0.12%) SUSE
15 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 938 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (22.71%) Analytics
3 440 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
4 417 (16.64%) DevOps
5 377 (15.04%) ETL
6 370 (14.76%) Scrum
7 296 (11.81%) TDD
8 292 (11.65%) Data Modelling
9 285 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
10 275 (10.97%) Open Source
11 274 (10.93%) MapReduce
12 233 (9.30%) Machine Learning
13 186 (7.42%) Software Engineering
14 183 (7.30%) Data Analytics
15 150 (5.99%) Data Architecture
15 150 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 146 (5.83%) BDD
17 144 (5.75%) Microservices
18 143 (5.71%) Data Analysis
19 123 (4.91%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1014 (40.46%) Java
2 707 (28.21%) Python
3 645 (25.74%) SQL
4 610 (24.34%) Scala
5 259 (10.34%) R
6 225 (8.98%) JavaScript
7 116 (4.63%) Perl
8 110 (4.39%) C#
9 103 (4.11%) C++
10 99 (3.95%) Bash Shell
11 96 (3.83%) Shell Script
12 90 (3.59%) C
13 71 (2.83%) Ruby
14 64 (2.55%) T-SQL
15 40 (1.60%) PHP
16 32 (1.28%) MATLAB
17 27 (1.08%) PL/SQL
18 21 (0.84%) Go
19 20 (0.80%) PowerShell
20 16 (0.64%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 228 (9.10%) Degree
2 199 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 107 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 91 (3.63%) DV Cleared
5 65 (2.59%) PhD
6 36 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (0.60%) CISSP
8 12 (0.48%) Postgraduate
9 10 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.32%) CEH
11 7 (0.28%) CISM
11 7 (0.28%) ISEB
11 7 (0.28%) PMP
12 6 (0.24%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.24%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.20%) CCNP
13 5 (0.20%) MCP
13 5 (0.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.71%) QA
2 87 (3.47%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.52%) FATCA
5 11 (0.44%) ISO20022
6 10 (0.40%) SLA
7 9 (0.36%) MiFID
8 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.12%) EMIR
11 2 (0.080%) GCP
11 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.080%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.040%) GDPR
System Software
1 263 (10.49%) HDFS
2 140 (5.59%) Docker
3 109 (4.35%) Apache Flume
4 48 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 46 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (1.56%) vCloud
7 25 (1.00%) Active Directory
8 14 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.16%) KVM
11 2 (0.080%) NFS
11 2 (0.080%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.040%) GPFS
12 1 (0.040%) SRDF
12 1 (0.040%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 177 (7.06%) Puppet
2 136 (5.43%) Ansible
3 134 (5.35%) Hadoop YARN
4 115 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
5 97 (3.87%) Oozie
6 39 (1.56%) Ambari
7 38 (1.52%) Terraform
8 37 (1.48%) Mesos
9 35 (1.40%) Kibana
10 25 (1.00%) Kubernetes
11 19 (0.76%) Nagios
12 17 (0.68%) logstash
12 17 (0.68%) MOM
13 14 (0.56%) Salt
14 10 (0.40%) Rsyslog
15 9 (0.36%) ArcSight ESM
15 9 (0.36%) Marathon
16 8 (0.32%) QRadar
17 7 (0.28%) Grafana
17 7 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 266 (10.61%) Oracle
2 196 (7.82%) Cloudera
3 189 (7.54%) Hortonworks
4 130 (5.19%) Tableau
5 99 (3.95%) Microsoft
6 94 (3.75%) Teradata
7 88 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 65 (2.59%) Informatica
9 64 (2.55%) Splunk
10 61 (2.43%) SAP
10 61 (2.43%) Talend
11 59 (2.35%) VMware
12 58 (2.31%) IBM
13 45 (1.80%) Google
13 45 (1.80%) MicroStrategy
14 41 (1.64%) MapR
14 41 (1.64%) MuleSoft
15 39 (1.56%) Atlassian
16 31 (1.24%) Ab Initio
16 31 (1.24%) Sybase
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £850 - £900 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Robert Half
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £150 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Laudale
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £450 - £451 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago