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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 248 334 486
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +152
Contract jobs citing Big Data 456 281 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.53% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.83% 2.38% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 221 86
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +14.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
11910 11800 11987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.68% 22.37% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 7332 6837
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 198 331
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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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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 +73 440 £525 +10.52% 243
London +74 356 £550 +13.63% 142
City of London +60 90 £550 +10.00% 54
South East +12 22 £588 +30.55% 47
North West +10 21 £500 +11.11% 14
West Midlands -5 13 £501 - 5
Scotland -6 11 £418 +4.37% 4
South West -35 10 £495 +52.30% 11
Shropshire - 8 £528 -
Telford - 8 £528 -
Edinburgh +4 7 £418 - 1
Yorkshire -3 7 £350 -17.64% 8
East of England -16 7 £425 -20.93% 12
Docklands, London +21 6 £625 +57.23%
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £425 - 11
West Yorkshire -1 4 £350 -17.64% 6
Cambridge -2 4 £438 - 10
Leeds -6 4 £350 -17.64% 5
Surrey -8 4 £300 -17.80% 14
Manchester -9 4 £525 +16.66% 6
Croydon - 4 £498 - 3
Cheshire - 4 £500 - 7
Hampshire - 4 £238 - 6
Somerset -11 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 8
West Sussex - 3 £625 -
Warrington - 3 £500 - 3
Nottingham +18 2 £495 +80.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £495 +80.00% 1
East Midlands +4 2 £495 +80.00% 3

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 426 (45.66%) Hadoop
2 339 (36.33%) Java
3 294 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (28.08%) Analytics
5 244 (26.15%) SQL
6 192 (20.58%) NoSQL
7 168 (18.01%) Data Warehouse
8 165 (17.68%) MongoDB
9 158 (16.93%) Python
10 155 (16.61%) Oracle
10 155 (16.61%) Linux
11 154 (16.51%) Business Intelligence
12 153 (16.40%) Apache Hive
13 137 (14.68%) Finance
14 131 (14.04%) TDD
15 127 (13.61%) ETL
16 123 (13.18%) SQL Server
17 122 (13.08%) Apache Cassandra
18 117 (12.54%) Banking
19 110 (11.79%) Degree
20 109 (11.68%) Open Source
21 107 (11.47%) Scala
21 107 (11.47%) Data Modelling
22 104 (11.15%) JavaScript
23 103 (11.04%) MapReduce
24 102 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
25 99 (10.61%) Apache Pig
26 97 (10.40%) Visualisation
27 95 (10.18%) HBase
28 90 (9.65%) OO

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 99 (10.61%) Apache Pig
2 61 (6.54%) Apache
3 45 (4.82%) SAS
4 42 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.36%) Node.js
5 22 (2.36%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.71%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.18%) IIS
9 10 (1.07%) Confluence
9 10 (1.07%) MQSeries
10 9 (0.96%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.96%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.86%) nginx
12 7 (0.75%) CMS
12 7 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (0.75%) Escenic
13 6 (0.64%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.43%) Jetty
Applications
1 34 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.50%) SPSS
3 5 (0.54%) MS Project
4 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) MS Office
5 1 (0.11%) Weka
5 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.18%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.07%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.21%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.61%) SaaS
4 15 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
6 11 (1.18%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.07%) PaaS
8 6 (0.64%) Route 53
8 6 (0.64%) GitHub
9 4 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.43%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 3 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (0.32%) IaaS
10 3 (0.32%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.21%) Heroku
12 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.36%) Internet
2 14 (1.50%) HTTP
3 10 (1.07%) FTP
4 9 (0.96%) Firewall
5 8 (0.86%) WAN
6 7 (0.75%) Network Security
7 6 (0.64%) LAN
8 4 (0.43%) MPLS
8 4 (0.43%) DNS
8 4 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.43%) VPN
8 4 (0.43%) DHCP
9 2 (0.21%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (0.21%) Intranet
9 2 (0.21%) SAN
9 2 (0.21%) Wireless
9 2 (0.21%) IPsec
9 2 (0.21%) SSL
9 2 (0.21%) Packet Switching
10 1 (0.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (45.66%) Hadoop
2 192 (20.58%) NoSQL
3 168 (18.01%) Data Warehouse
4 165 (17.68%) MongoDB
5 153 (16.40%) Apache Hive
6 123 (13.18%) SQL Server
7 122 (13.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 95 (10.18%) HBase
9 76 (8.15%) MySQL
10 52 (5.57%) Relational Database
11 51 (5.47%) Data Mining
12 40 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (3.97%) Couchbase
13 37 (3.97%) Riak
14 34 (3.64%) Oracle Database
15 32 (3.43%) RDBMS
15 32 (3.43%) DB2
15 32 (3.43%) Oracle Exadata
15 32 (3.43%) Sqoop
15 32 (3.43%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 55 (5.89%) Git (software)
2 47 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.64%) Subversion
4 30 (3.22%) Maven
5 25 (2.68%) Cucumber
6 24 (2.57%) Hudson
7 23 (2.47%) JUnit
8 21 (2.25%) JIRA
9 20 (2.14%) Selenium
10 13 (1.39%) RSpec
10 13 (1.39%) Mockito
11 12 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (1.07%) PHPUnit
13 8 (0.86%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.75%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.64%) WATIR
15 6 (0.64%) ClearCase
16 5 (0.54%) ERwin
17 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 4 (0.43%) FitNesse
General
1 137 (14.68%) Finance
2 117 (12.54%) Banking
3 58 (6.22%) Investment Banking
4 44 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.43%) Marketing
6 21 (2.25%) Retail
7 20 (2.14%) Front Office
8 13 (1.39%) Publishing
9 11 (1.18%) Games
10 10 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.07%) Advertising
11 8 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.64%) Electronics
13 4 (0.43%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.32%) Law
14 3 (0.32%) Legal
14 3 (0.32%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 364 (39.01%) Developer
2 223 (23.90%) Architect
3 105 (11.25%) Java Developer
4 94 (10.08%) Analyst
5 78 (8.36%) Data Architect
6 59 (6.32%) Senior Developer
7 48 (5.14%) Consultant
8 39 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (3.75%) Big Data Developer
10 34 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 33 (3.54%) Enterprise Architect
12 32 (3.43%) Data Analyst
13 31 (3.32%) Hadoop Developer
14 30 (3.22%) Big Data Architect
15 29 (3.11%) Business Analyst
16 27 (2.89%) Data Consultant
17 24 (2.57%) Data Scientist
17 24 (2.57%) Software Engineer
18 23 (2.47%) PHP Developer
19 22 (2.36%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.11%) XML
2 84 (9.00%) HTML
3 77 (8.25%) Web Services
4 76 (8.15%) Spring
5 61 (6.54%) CSS
6 59 (6.32%) .NET
7 45 (4.82%) HTML5
7 45 (4.82%) Hibernate
8 43 (4.61%) LAMP
9 40 (4.29%) jQuery
10 37 (3.97%) Kafka
10 37 (3.97%) Cascading
11 27 (2.89%) JSON
12 24 (2.57%) AngularJS
13 19 (2.04%) J2EE
14 18 (1.93%) Django
14 18 (1.93%) REST
15 17 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
15 17 (1.82%) Backbone.js
16 16 (1.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.68%) Open Source
2 102 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (10.40%) Visualisation
4 76 (8.15%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.86%) Data Integration
6 33 (3.54%) Mathematics
7 29 (3.11%) Mobile App
8 28 (3.00%) Statistics
9 20 (2.14%) User Experience
9 20 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.82%) GIS
11 11 (1.18%) Economics
11 11 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.07%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.96%) Replication
13 9 (0.96%) Credit Risk
14 8 (0.86%) iPad
14 8 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 155 (16.61%) Linux
2 79 (8.47%) UNIX
3 26 (2.79%) Apple iOS
4 24 (2.57%) CentOS
4 24 (2.57%) Windows
5 19 (2.04%) Debian
5 19 (2.04%) Android
6 9 (0.96%) Solaris
7 8 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.64%) AIX
9 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.21%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) Fedora
12 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (28.08%) Analytics
3 154 (16.51%) Business Intelligence
4 131 (14.04%) TDD
5 127 (13.61%) ETL
6 107 (11.47%) Data Modelling
7 103 (11.04%) MapReduce
8 90 (9.65%) OO
9 86 (9.22%) Scrum
10 77 (8.25%) BDD
11 60 (6.43%) Data Architecture
12 59 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (5.89%) DevOps
14 54 (5.79%) Project Management
15 48 (5.14%) Data Analysis
16 44 (4.72%) Software Engineering
17 42 (4.50%) OOP
18 41 (4.39%) Data Management
19 40 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 40 (4.29%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 339 (36.33%) Java
2 244 (26.15%) SQL
3 158 (16.93%) Python
4 107 (11.47%) Scala
5 104 (11.15%) JavaScript
6 79 (8.47%) C#
7 68 (7.29%) C++
8 63 (6.75%) PHP
9 62 (6.65%) Perl
10 59 (6.32%) Ruby
11 43 (4.61%) Bash Shell
12 38 (4.07%) Shell Script
13 37 (3.97%) R
14 30 (3.22%) PL/SQL
15 24 (2.57%) C
16 15 (1.61%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.18%) AWK
17 11 (1.18%) sed
18 10 (1.07%) Groovy
19 9 (0.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 110 (11.79%) Degree
2 44 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.82%) PhD
6 11 (1.18%) ISEB
7 6 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.43%) HND
10 3 (0.32%) MCT
10 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.32%) CISSP
10 3 (0.32%) PMP
11 2 (0.21%) RHCE
12 1 (0.11%) CCNA
12 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.11%) CISM
12 1 (0.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.93%) QA
2 12 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) P3O
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (5.14%) HDFS
2 31 (3.32%) Apache Flume
3 24 (2.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.32%) Docker
6 3 (0.32%) vSphere
7 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.21%) vCloud
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.21%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenServer
8 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 64 (6.86%) Puppet
2 56 (6.00%) Oozie
3 55 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.36%) Ambari
4 22 (2.36%) ZABBIX
5 20 (2.14%) Salt
6 17 (1.82%) Vagrant
7 15 (1.61%) Nagios
7 15 (1.61%) Cacti
8 11 (1.18%) Ansible
9 6 (0.64%) YUM
10 2 (0.21%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.21%) Chukwa
11 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.11%) Kibana
11 1 (0.11%) logstash
11 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 155 (16.61%) Oracle
2 62 (6.65%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.72%) Tableau
4 43 (4.61%) Teradata
5 36 (3.86%) IBM
6 35 (3.75%) Netezza
7 30 (3.22%) Informatica
7 30 (3.22%) Red Hat
8 29 (3.11%) Cloudera
9 26 (2.79%) Hortonworks
9 26 (2.79%) Rackspace
9 26 (2.79%) Google
9 26 (2.79%) SAP
10 24 (2.57%) Sybase
11 23 (2.47%) Cognos
12 20 (2.14%) MapR
12 20 (2.14%) Business Objects
13 16 (1.71%) Splunk
13 16 (1.71%) Vertica
13 16 (1.71%) Greenplum
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