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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 144 210 261
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +51
Contract jobs citing Big Data 933 628 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.10% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.71% 4.75% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 430 288
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £463 £444
% change year-on-year
-7.02% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 8
Median hourly rate £45.25 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.61 - £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 - £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 - £20.50

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
12104 13209 12032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 23.14% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8056 8627 7434
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 191 201
Median hourly rate £29.94 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £52.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +58 896 £525 - 316
London +46 581 £550 - 178
South East +38 124 £450 -5.26% 50
City of London +9 88 £538 -6.52% 40
South West +32 43 £350 -20.00% 21
Yorkshire +26 43 £500 - 6
East of England +31 36 £375 -16.66% 19
Buckinghamshire +32 34 £500 +17.64% 5
North West -2 30 £413 -13.15% 29
West Midlands -15 27 £500 +76.21% 5
Surrey +11 24 £450 +12.50% 15
South Yorkshire +14 21 £525 +10.52% 1
Hampshire +14 20 £525 -4.54% 6
West Yorkshire +8 20 £500 -16.66% 5
Scotland +3 20 £444 +4.41% 9
Berkshire -9 20 £470 -3.58% 18
Sheffield +6 19 £500 +5.26% 1
Milton Keynes +22 16 £500 +53.84% 2
Leeds -1 14 £500 -16.66% 4
Dorset - 14 £325 - 1
Bournemouth - 14 £325 - 1
Essex - 14 £335 - 3
Wiltshire - 13 £400 - 3
West Sussex -4 12 £356 +9.61%
Suffolk -1 11 £388 -8.82% 2
Edinburgh +8 10 £438 -10.34% 5
Ipswich -3 10 £388 -8.28% 2
Cheshire -11 10 £413 -28.26% 9
Coventry - 10 £478 - 3
Glasgow +7 9 £450 +20.00% 4

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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.

1 989 (53.55%) Hadoop
2 678 (36.71%) Java
3 592 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
4 513 (27.77%) Apache Spark
5 508 (27.50%) SQL
6 501 (27.13%) Analytics
7 439 (23.77%) Business Intelligence
8 386 (20.90%) Finance
9 379 (20.52%) Apache Hive
10 370 (20.03%) Scala
11 334 (18.08%) Python
12 279 (15.11%) Data Warehouse
13 274 (14.83%) Linux
14 270 (14.62%) ETL
15 250 (13.54%) Oracle
16 241 (13.05%) Scrum
17 237 (12.83%) NoSQL
18 228 (12.34%) Data Modelling
19 221 (11.97%) DevOps
19 221 (11.97%) Banking
20 217 (11.75%) Open Source
21 210 (11.37%) TDD
21 210 (11.37%) HBase
22 202 (10.94%) MongoDB
23 201 (10.88%) SQL Server
24 196 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
25 191 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
26 184 (9.96%) Apache Pig
27 180 (9.75%) Apache Cassandra
28 176 (9.53%) Amazon AWS

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
1 513 (27.77%) Apache Spark
2 184 (9.96%) Apache Pig
3 137 (7.42%) Apache
4 99 (5.36%) SAS
5 85 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
6 34 (1.84%) Confluence
7 18 (0.97%) Apache Solr
7 18 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
7 18 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.81%) CMS
8 15 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 14 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.43%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.43%) nginx
13 6 (0.32%) Mule
13 6 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 48 (2.60%) SPSS
2 47 (2.54%) MS Excel
3 14 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.70%) Stata
5 11 (0.60%) MS Office
6 8 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) InVision
7 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Simulink
9 1 (0.054%) Weka
Business Applications
1 22 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.11%) Revive Adserver
6 2 (0.11%) Unica
7 1 (0.054%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.054%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.054%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.054%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.054%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.054%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 176 (9.53%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
4 48 (2.60%) GitHub
5 33 (1.79%) IaaS
6 30 (1.62%) PaaS
7 29 (1.57%) SaaS
8 23 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
9 20 (1.08%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.92%) Heroku
11 15 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 14 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
13 12 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (0.16%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
16 1 (0.054%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.68%) Internet
2 30 (1.62%) HTTP
3 14 (0.76%) DNS
4 12 (0.65%) LDAP
5 11 (0.60%) Firewall
5 11 (0.60%) Network Security
5 11 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.49%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (0.38%) DSL
9 5 (0.27%) FCAPS
10 4 (0.22%) Intranet
10 4 (0.22%) NAS
10 4 (0.22%) SMS
11 3 (0.16%) SAN
11 3 (0.16%) SNMP
12 2 (0.11%) FTP
12 2 (0.11%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.11%) LAN
12 2 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 989 (53.55%) Hadoop
2 379 (20.52%) Apache Hive
3 279 (15.11%) Data Warehouse
4 237 (12.83%) NoSQL
5 210 (11.37%) HBase
6 202 (10.94%) MongoDB
7 201 (10.88%) SQL Server
8 180 (9.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 133 (7.20%) Relational Database
10 109 (5.90%) MySQL
11 86 (4.66%) QlikView
12 72 (3.90%) Data Mining
13 69 (3.74%) Impala
14 57 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 56 (3.03%) Sqoop
16 55 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 49 (2.65%) Neo4j
18 46 (2.49%) RDBMS
19 44 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
20 43 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 153 (8.28%) Jenkins
2 104 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 81 (4.39%) JIRA
4 38 (2.06%) Maven
5 36 (1.95%) Gradle
6 32 (1.73%) Cucumber
6 32 (1.73%) Talend Open Studio
7 26 (1.41%) Subversion
8 24 (1.30%) Hudson
9 23 (1.25%) Ant
10 20 (1.08%) Selenium
11 19 (1.03%) JUnit
12 16 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (0.65%) IntelliJ
14 12 (0.65%) WebDriver
15 11 (0.60%) ERwin
16 10 (0.54%) Eclipse
17 8 (0.43%) JBehave
17 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 386 (20.90%) Finance
2 221 (11.97%) Banking
3 105 (5.68%) Retail
4 102 (5.52%) Marketing
5 63 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 51 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 34 (1.84%) Front Office
9 20 (1.08%) Electronics
9 20 (1.08%) Legal
9 20 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.65%) Law
11 11 (0.60%) Back Office
12 10 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.49%) Games
14 7 (0.38%) Billing
14 7 (0.38%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.32%) Publishing
16 5 (0.27%) Advertising
16 5 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 637 (34.49%) Developer
2 326 (17.65%) Architect
3 227 (12.29%) Big Data Developer
4 203 (10.99%) Java Developer
5 192 (10.40%) Data Architect
6 166 (8.99%) Hadoop Developer
7 154 (8.34%) Analyst
8 152 (8.23%) Data Engineer
9 137 (7.42%) Big Data Architect
10 134 (7.26%) Consultant
11 128 (6.93%) Big Data Engineer
12 105 (5.68%) Scala Developer
13 103 (5.58%) Hadoop Engineer
14 84 (4.55%) Data Scientist
15 77 (4.17%) Senior Developer
16 65 (3.52%) Data Consultant
17 63 (3.41%) Apache Spark Developer
18 61 (3.30%) Business Analyst
19 57 (3.09%) Hadoop Architect
19 57 (3.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (8.83%) Kafka
2 127 (6.88%) REST
3 103 (5.58%) Web Services
4 102 (5.52%) HTML
5 85 (4.60%) CSS
6 84 (4.55%) .NET
7 83 (4.49%) Spring
8 81 (4.39%) AngularJS
9 62 (3.36%) HTML5
10 58 (3.14%) XML
11 51 (2.76%) jQuery
12 49 (2.65%) SOAP
13 47 (2.54%) Akka
14 43 (2.33%) Node.js
15 40 (2.17%) J2EE
15 40 (2.17%) JSON
15 40 (2.17%) RESTful
16 37 (2.00%) Play Framework
17 36 (1.95%) spray
18 35 (1.89%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 191 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (7.42%) Visualisation
3 82 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 73 (3.95%) Algorithms
5 71 (3.84%) Data Integration
6 64 (3.47%) User Experience
7 58 (3.14%) Mathematics
8 51 (2.76%) Statistics
9 42 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 41 (2.22%) Data Centre
11 32 (1.73%) Credit Risk
12 26 (1.41%) Data Structures
13 24 (1.30%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
15 20 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.08%) Fintech
16 19 (1.03%) Reference Data
16 19 (1.03%) VCE vBlock
17 17 (0.92%) Artificial Intelligence
17 17 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 274 (14.83%) Linux
2 144 (7.80%) Unix
3 75 (4.06%) Windows
4 34 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (1.62%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.92%) AIX
7 15 (0.81%) CentOS
8 14 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.49%) Solaris
10 7 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.32%) Mesosphere
11 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.27%) Android
12 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.22%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.054%) Debian
14 1 (0.054%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.054%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 501 (27.13%) Analytics
3 439 (23.77%) Business Intelligence
4 270 (14.62%) ETL
5 241 (13.05%) Scrum
6 228 (12.34%) Data Modelling
7 221 (11.97%) DevOps
8 217 (11.75%) Open Source
9 210 (11.37%) TDD
10 196 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
11 166 (8.99%) Data Analytics
12 132 (7.15%) E-Commerce
13 131 (7.09%) MapReduce
14 128 (6.93%) Data Analysis
15 124 (6.71%) Machine Learning
16 122 (6.61%) Data Architecture
17 118 (6.39%) Software Engineering
18 99 (5.36%) Big Data Analytics
19 93 (5.04%) Data Management
20 85 (4.60%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 678 (36.71%) Java
2 508 (27.50%) SQL
3 370 (20.03%) Scala
4 334 (18.08%) Python
5 149 (8.07%) JavaScript
6 146 (7.90%) R
7 85 (4.60%) C#
8 77 (4.17%) Ruby
9 65 (3.52%) Shell Script
10 61 (3.30%) PHP
11 60 (3.25%) Perl
12 54 (2.92%) C++
13 52 (2.82%) PL/SQL
14 47 (2.54%) C
15 40 (2.17%) T-SQL
16 36 (1.95%) MATLAB
17 31 (1.68%) Bash Shell
18 20 (1.08%) PowerShell
19 19 (1.03%) Groovy
20 18 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 127 (6.88%) Degree
3 86 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 35 (1.89%) PhD
6 14 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.65%) SAS Certification
8 8 (0.43%) PMP
9 7 (0.38%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.32%) CISSP
10 6 (0.32%) CITP
11 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.22%) RHCE
11 4 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.16%) EMC Certification
12 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.11%) MCITP
13 2 (0.11%) MCTS
13 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.22%) QA
2 67 (3.63%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.38%) SLA
6 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.27%) GCP
7 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.16%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) FATCA
10 1 (0.054%) Basel II
10 1 (0.054%) Basel III
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.054%) MiFID
10 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 117 (6.33%) HDFS
2 112 (6.06%) Docker
3 76 (4.11%) Apache Flume
4 36 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (1.57%) Active Directory
6 22 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 15 (0.81%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.27%) vCloud
10 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.27%) vSphere
11 2 (0.11%) Ceph
11 2 (0.11%) Firmware
11 2 (0.11%) KVM
11 2 (0.11%) Squid
11 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.054%) GridGain
12 1 (0.054%) NFS
12 1 (0.054%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 109 (5.90%) Puppet
2 100 (5.41%) Ansible
3 79 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (2.11%) Hadoop YARN
5 30 (1.62%) Ambari
6 29 (1.57%) Oozie
7 20 (1.08%) Nagios
8 18 (0.97%) Kubernetes
9 16 (0.87%) Mesos
10 14 (0.76%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.70%) Kibana
12 11 (0.60%) Control-M
13 8 (0.43%) DBAmp
14 7 (0.38%) StatsD
15 6 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.32%) logstash
15 6 (0.32%) Terraform
16 5 (0.27%) Ganglia
17 4 (0.22%) QRadar
17 4 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 250 (13.54%) Oracle
2 133 (7.20%) Cloudera
3 128 (6.93%) Tableau
4 108 (5.85%) Microsoft
5 78 (4.22%) Hortonworks
6 77 (4.17%) Teradata
7 73 (3.95%) Informatica
8 70 (3.79%) VMware
9 61 (3.30%) IBM
10 46 (2.49%) SAP
11 35 (1.89%) Splunk
12 33 (1.79%) Red Hat
13 32 (1.73%) Talend
14 29 (1.57%) Vertica
15 28 (1.52%) Cognos
16 26 (1.41%) Atlassian
17 24 (1.30%) Ab Initio
18 22 (1.19%) EMC
18 22 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
19 20 (1.08%) HP
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