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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 195 328 412
Rank change year-on-year
+133 +84
Contract jobs citing Big Data 620 284 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.55% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.36% 2.42% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 198 104
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£500 £475 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -

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
11571 11749 11016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.97% 22.77% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7713 7225 6675
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 £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 267 274
Average hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +115 590 £500 +5.26% 192
London +102 438 £500 +0.50% 127
City of London +83 118 £525 +16.60% 50
South East +9 58 £500 +0.50% 9
Oxfordshire - 38 £513 - 1
North West +17 29 £475 +26.66% 12
Oxford - 29 £525 -
Scotland +11 19 £375 -0.66%
South West -13 18 £425 +41.66% 10
Edinburgh +7 17 £375 -
Manchester +7 16 £475 +26.66% 8
Yorkshire 0 12 £450 +80.00% 12
East Midlands +12 11 £525 -8.69% 4
West Midlands -11 10 £438 +75.00% 2
East of England -9 9 £525 +40.00% 15
Northamptonshire - 9 £525 - 3
Cheshire - 9 £488 - 4
Leeds +1 8 £441 +76.40% 11
West Yorkshire -5 8 £441 +76.40% 12
Warrington - 7 £500 -
Berkshire -4 6 £450 - 1
Wiltshire -9 6 £481 +71.87%
Hampshire -18 6 £600 -11.11% 2
Cambridgeshire - 6 £563 - 11
Northampton - 6 - - 2
Swindon - 6 £481 -
Cambridge - 5 £563 - 6
Croydon +1 4 £515 -17.60% 2
Slough - 4 £450 -
Devon -6 3 £498 +35.83% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 572 (53.16%) Hadoop
2 395 (36.71%) Java
3 347 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
4 276 (25.65%) Analytics
5 262 (24.35%) SQL
6 240 (22.30%) NoSQL
7 211 (19.61%) Python
8 207 (19.24%) Linux
9 195 (18.12%) Data Warehouse
9 195 (18.12%) Apache Hive
10 187 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
11 181 (16.82%) Oracle
11 181 (16.82%) Finance
12 178 (16.54%) Banking
12 178 (16.54%) MongoDB
13 150 (13.94%) TDD
14 149 (13.85%) Scala
15 146 (13.57%) Data Modelling
16 145 (13.48%) ETL
17 137 (12.73%) Apache Cassandra
17 137 (12.73%) MapReduce
18 130 (12.08%) Apache Spark
19 129 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
20 120 (11.15%) UNIX
20 120 (11.15%) Degree
21 106 (9.85%) HBase
22 102 (9.48%) OO
23 98 (9.11%) Web Services
23 98 (9.11%) SQL Server
23 98 (9.11%) Scrum

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 130 (12.08%) Apache Spark
2 95 (8.83%) Apache
3 90 (8.36%) Apache Pig
4 64 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
5 51 (4.74%) SAS
6 26 (2.42%) Node.js
7 14 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 13 (1.21%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.02%) Confluence
9 11 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.74%) IIS
12 6 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
12 6 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.46%) JBoss
13 5 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.37%) nginx
15 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.77%) SPSS
3 9 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.37%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.28%) MS Project
6 3 (0.28%) MS Office
7 1 (0.093%) Weka
Business Applications
1 12 (1.12%) Google Analytics
2 11 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.28%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.19%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.093%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.093%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.093%) Magento
5 1 (0.093%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
3 18 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.93%) SaaS
7 9 (0.84%) PaaS
8 7 (0.65%) GitHub
9 6 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.37%) Route 53
10 4 (0.37%) IaaS
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.19%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 2 (0.19%) Heroku
12 1 (0.093%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.093%) Office 365
12 1 (0.093%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.30%) Internet
2 12 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.02%) Network Security
4 10 (0.93%) VPN
4 10 (0.93%) WAN
5 9 (0.84%) LAN
6 7 (0.65%) DHCP
6 7 (0.65%) Firewall
6 7 (0.65%) AMQP
7 6 (0.56%) HTTP
8 5 (0.46%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.46%) LDAP
8 5 (0.46%) MPLS
9 4 (0.37%) SAN
9 4 (0.37%) SSL
10 2 (0.19%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.19%) DNS
11 1 (0.093%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.093%) SSH
11 1 (0.093%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (53.16%) Hadoop
2 240 (22.30%) NoSQL
3 195 (18.12%) Data Warehouse
3 195 (18.12%) Apache Hive
4 178 (16.54%) MongoDB
5 137 (12.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 106 (9.85%) HBase
7 98 (9.11%) SQL Server
8 52 (4.83%) Data Mining
9 51 (4.74%) MySQL
10 47 (4.37%) CouchDB
11 44 (4.09%) Couchbase
11 44 (4.09%) Relational Database
12 43 (4.00%) Riak
13 42 (3.90%) MarkLogic
14 36 (3.35%) Mahout
15 35 (3.25%) Sqoop
16 29 (2.70%) QlikView
16 29 (2.70%) DB2
17 28 (2.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 46 (4.28%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.16%) Maven
4 31 (2.88%) Subversion
5 28 (2.60%) JIRA
6 27 (2.51%) JUnit
7 25 (2.32%) Hudson
8 22 (2.04%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.49%) Mockito
10 14 (1.30%) Selenium
11 12 (1.12%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.02%) RSpec
13 8 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
13 8 (0.74%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.56%) GDB
14 6 (0.56%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.56%) Ant
15 5 (0.46%) WATIR
16 4 (0.37%) Gradle
16 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 181 (16.82%) Finance
2 178 (16.54%) Banking
3 83 (7.71%) Investment Banking
4 39 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 37 (3.44%) Retail
6 36 (3.35%) Marketing
7 30 (2.79%) Games
8 24 (2.23%) Front Office
9 20 (1.86%) Publishing
10 16 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.39%) Law
12 11 (1.02%) Electronics
13 9 (0.84%) Legal
14 8 (0.74%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.37%) Back Office
15 4 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.28%) Advertising
16 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.28%) German Language
17 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 401 (37.27%) Developer
2 272 (25.28%) Architect
3 114 (10.59%) Java Developer
4 108 (10.04%) Data Architect
5 95 (8.83%) Analyst
6 66 (6.13%) Big Data Developer
7 58 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
8 46 (4.28%) Consultant
9 45 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 44 (4.09%) Big Data Architect
11 42 (3.90%) Scala Developer
12 41 (3.81%) Business Analyst
13 40 (3.72%) Hadoop Developer
14 37 (3.44%) Enterprise Architect
15 35 (3.25%) Project Manager
16 34 (3.16%) Data Scientist
17 33 (3.07%) Data Analyst
18 27 (2.51%) Software Engineer
19 25 (2.32%) Data Consultant
20 19 (1.77%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (9.11%) Web Services
2 78 (7.25%) Spring
3 73 (6.78%) HTML
4 67 (6.23%) .NET
5 61 (5.67%) XML
6 46 (4.28%) jQuery
7 45 (4.18%) Hibernate
8 43 (4.00%) CSS
9 40 (3.72%) Kafka
10 38 (3.53%) HTML5
11 34 (3.16%) Cascading
12 32 (2.97%) REST
13 29 (2.70%) RESTful
14 27 (2.51%) JSON
15 26 (2.42%) Akka
16 24 (2.23%) LAMP
17 23 (2.14%) J2EE
17 23 (2.14%) AngularJS
18 20 (1.86%) Apache Flex
19 16 (1.49%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 129 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (9.11%) Open Source
3 87 (8.09%) Visualisation
4 74 (6.88%) Computer Science
5 56 (5.20%) Data Structures
5 56 (5.20%) Algorithms
6 48 (4.46%) Statistics
7 32 (2.97%) Data Integration
8 29 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 27 (2.51%) Mathematics
10 22 (2.04%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.86%) Market Risk
13 18 (1.67%) Online Games
14 16 (1.49%) Fixed Income
15 15 (1.39%) User Experience
16 13 (1.21%) Derivative
16 13 (1.21%) Economics
17 12 (1.12%) Social Media
18 11 (1.02%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 207 (19.24%) Linux
2 120 (11.15%) UNIX
3 51 (4.74%) Windows
4 26 (2.42%) CentOS
5 22 (2.04%) Debian
6 15 (1.39%) Ubuntu
7 13 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.65%) Solaris
8 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.46%) AIX
9 5 (0.46%) Android
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.19%) HPUX
12 1 (0.093%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (25.65%) Analytics
3 187 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
4 150 (13.94%) TDD
5 146 (13.57%) Data Modelling
6 145 (13.48%) ETL
7 137 (12.73%) MapReduce
8 102 (9.48%) OO
9 98 (9.11%) Scrum
10 76 (7.06%) DevOps
11 75 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (5.86%) BDD
13 57 (5.30%) Project Management
13 57 (5.30%) Data Architecture
14 55 (5.11%) Software Engineering
15 50 (4.65%) Data Analysis
16 48 (4.46%) Mentoring
17 43 (4.00%) TOGAF
18 41 (3.81%) Big Data Analytics
18 41 (3.81%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 395 (36.71%) Java
2 262 (24.35%) SQL
3 211 (19.61%) Python
4 149 (13.85%) Scala
5 82 (7.62%) C++
6 79 (7.34%) Perl
7 78 (7.25%) C#
8 76 (7.06%) PHP
9 66 (6.13%) Ruby
10 65 (6.04%) JavaScript
11 56 (5.20%) Bash Shell
12 49 (4.55%) PL/SQL
13 42 (3.90%) Shell Script
14 41 (3.81%) R
15 28 (2.60%) C
16 18 (1.67%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.39%) VBA
18 13 (1.21%) AWK
18 13 (1.21%) sed
19 11 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 120 (11.15%) Degree
2 46 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.21%) PhD
5 12 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.65%) ISEB
8 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.56%) CISSP
8 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (0.37%) CITP
11 3 (0.28%) MCT
12 2 (0.19%) PMP
12 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.19%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.093%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.093%) CIPD
13 1 (0.093%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.77%) QA
2 9 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.37%) P3O
5 3 (0.28%) Basel III
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.093%) SLA
6 1 (0.093%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (6.78%) HDFS
2 45 (4.18%) Apache Flume
3 40 (3.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 19 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.74%) Docker
7 5 (0.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.46%) vSphere
8 4 (0.37%) vCloud
8 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.28%) XenServer
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.093%) NFS
11 1 (0.093%) Firmware
11 1 (0.093%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 78 (7.25%) Puppet
2 64 (5.95%) Oozie
3 63 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.42%) Ambari
4 26 (2.42%) Hadoop YARN
5 25 (2.32%) ZABBIX
6 23 (2.14%) Nagios
6 23 (2.14%) Salt
7 20 (1.86%) Cacti
8 18 (1.67%) Ansible
9 17 (1.58%) Vagrant
10 11 (1.02%) Mesos
11 3 (0.28%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.28%) yum
11 3 (0.28%) Graphite
12 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.093%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.093%) Kibana
13 1 (0.093%) logstash
Vendors
1 181 (16.82%) Oracle
2 78 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 56 (5.20%) Teradata
4 43 (4.00%) Tableau
5 40 (3.72%) Informatica
6 39 (3.62%) Netezza
7 38 (3.53%) SAP
8 37 (3.44%) Red Hat
9 33 (3.07%) Cloudera
10 30 (2.79%) Hortonworks
11 28 (2.60%) IBM
11 28 (2.60%) Google
12 27 (2.51%) MapR
12 27 (2.51%) Splunk
12 27 (2.51%) Sybase
13 26 (2.42%) Rackspace
14 25 (2.32%) Adobe
15 19 (1.77%) VMware
16 15 (1.39%) Business Objects
17 14 (1.30%) Vertica
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £800 per day + Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £750.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
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City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + negotiable
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Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
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City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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