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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 80 130 218
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +88
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1399 970 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.82% 1.76% 1.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.57% 7.63% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 661 413
Median daily rate £550 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £468 £475
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £46.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.52% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.34 £39.30 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.00 £59.30 £61.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.92 £54.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-21.24% +45.33%

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
11131 12712 12102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.46% 23.06% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7386 8478 8031
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 £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 194 184
Median hourly rate £38.00 £23.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 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 +44 1343 £550 +5.76% 405
London +37 994 £550 - 247
City of London +38 166 £580 +10.47% 50
South East +45 143 £481 -3.75% 50
South West +12 49 £500 +15.60% 24
Buckinghamshire +34 45 £463 +17.46% 1
North West +8 43 £494 +9.72% 25
East of England +9 39 £500 -4.76% 20
West Midlands +5 36 £450 -7.69% 5
Hampshire +37 29 £431 +1.47% 13
Scotland +28 29 £450 -10.00% 14
Milton Keynes +32 27 £463 +23.33%
Surrey +41 22 £525 +40.00% 8
Yorkshire +18 22 £480 -12.72% 15
Berkshire -11 22 £481 -3.75% 12
Bristol +9 19 £488 -11.36% 9
Manchester -6 18 £488 +8.33% 19
Staines - 15 £420 -
Cambridgeshire +15 14 £550 +21.21% 13
South Wales +13 14 £525 +39.07% 1
Gloucestershire +7 14 £525 -0.70% 7
Wales +2 14 £525 +40.00% 1
West Yorkshire +31 13 £478 - 14
Edinburgh +29 12 £675 +58.82% 11
Croydon - 12 £488 -
Leeds +25 11 £478 - 10
Cambridge +23 11 £550 +21.21% 13
Cheshire +17 11 £625 +42.85% 6
Glasgow +14 11 £463 -7.50% 3
West Sussex +8 11 £525 +31.25% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1421 (56.10%) Hadoop
2 990 (39.08%) Java
3 932 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
4 890 (35.14%) Apache Spark
5 687 (27.12%) SQL
6 649 (25.62%) Python
7 609 (24.04%) Scala
8 585 (23.10%) Analytics
9 549 (21.67%) Finance
10 547 (21.59%) Apache Hive
11 493 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
12 471 (18.59%) Linux
13 404 (15.95%) DevOps
14 402 (15.87%) Banking
15 385 (15.20%) ETL
16 380 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
17 372 (14.69%) Scrum
18 356 (14.05%) NoSQL
18 356 (14.05%) Kafka
19 343 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
20 320 (12.63%) HBase
21 307 (12.12%) Data Modelling
22 294 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
23 288 (11.37%) TDD
24 277 (10.94%) Open Source
25 273 (10.78%) MongoDB
26 270 (10.66%) Oracle
27 259 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
28 256 (10.11%) Relational Database
29 255 (10.07%) MapReduce

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
1 890 (35.14%) Apache Spark
2 231 (9.12%) Apache Pig
3 205 (8.09%) Apache
4 156 (6.16%) Elasticsearch
5 126 (4.97%) SAS
6 62 (2.45%) Apache Solr
7 54 (2.13%) Confluence
8 36 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 18 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 13 (0.51%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
14 11 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.39%) Jupyter
15 10 (0.39%) nginx
16 9 (0.36%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.24%) GemFire
Applications
1 60 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.34%) SPSS
3 15 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.55%) MS Office
4 14 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.39%) Stata
6 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.20%) MS Project
8 2 (0.079%) Simulink
9 1 (0.039%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.039%) EViews
Business Applications
1 24 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
3 13 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.36%) Unica
5 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.12%) FastStats
7 3 (0.12%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.079%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.039%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.039%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.039%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.039%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 343 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
4 56 (2.21%) GitHub
5 42 (1.66%) Amazon Kinesis
6 40 (1.58%) PaaS
7 39 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
8 38 (1.50%) SaaS
9 35 (1.38%) Amazon S3
10 31 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
13 12 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.43%) IaaS
15 10 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
16 8 (0.32%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.32%) Office 365
17 7 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 7 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.33%) Kerberos
2 42 (1.66%) Firewall
3 31 (1.22%) HTTP
3 31 (1.22%) LDAP
4 26 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 20 (0.79%) Internet
6 18 (0.71%) DNS
7 16 (0.63%) SMS
8 12 (0.47%) LAN
8 12 (0.47%) Network Security
8 12 (0.47%) WAN
9 9 (0.36%) DSL
10 7 (0.28%) FCAPS
10 7 (0.28%) FTP
10 7 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.24%) VoIP
11 6 (0.24%) VPN
12 4 (0.16%) Intranet
12 4 (0.16%) SAN
13 3 (0.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1421 (56.10%) Hadoop
2 547 (21.59%) Apache Hive
3 380 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
4 356 (14.05%) NoSQL
5 320 (12.63%) HBase
6 273 (10.78%) MongoDB
7 256 (10.11%) Relational Database
8 235 (9.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 228 (9.00%) SQL Server
10 143 (5.65%) Sqoop
11 133 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
12 116 (4.58%) QlikView
13 110 (4.34%) MySQL
14 101 (3.99%) Data Lake
15 98 (3.87%) RDBMS
16 92 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 90 (3.55%) Impala
18 60 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 50 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
20 47 (1.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 203 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 194 (7.66%) Jenkins
3 157 (6.20%) JIRA
4 87 (3.43%) Maven
5 64 (2.53%) Gradle
6 56 (2.21%) Talend Open Studio
7 51 (2.01%) Selenium
8 47 (1.86%) JUnit
9 34 (1.34%) Cucumber
10 33 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 30 (1.18%) Hudson
12 28 (1.11%) Ant
13 27 (1.07%) Eclipse
13 27 (1.07%) Mockito
14 26 (1.03%) Subversion
15 24 (0.95%) TeamCity
16 18 (0.71%) Vagrant
17 17 (0.67%) Bitbucket
18 16 (0.63%) IntelliJ
18 16 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 549 (21.67%) Finance
2 402 (15.87%) Banking
3 228 (9.00%) Marketing
4 139 (5.49%) Retail
5 130 (5.13%) Investment Banking
6 87 (3.43%) Front Office
7 65 (2.57%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.78%) Legal
9 32 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
12 21 (0.83%) Games
13 20 (0.79%) Electronics
14 17 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.47%) Publishing
16 8 (0.32%) Billing
17 6 (0.24%) Advertising
17 6 (0.24%) Back Office
17 6 (0.24%) Law
18 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 794 (31.35%) Developer
2 467 (18.44%) Architect
3 338 (13.34%) Java Developer
4 295 (11.65%) Data Architect
5 284 (11.21%) Big Data Developer
6 280 (11.05%) Data Engineer
7 271 (10.70%) Big Data Engineer
8 199 (7.86%) Analyst
9 198 (7.82%) Big Data Architect
10 148 (5.84%) Scala Developer
11 145 (5.72%) Consultant
12 140 (5.53%) Hadoop Developer
13 137 (5.41%) Senior Developer
14 136 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
15 117 (4.62%) Hadoop Engineer
16 96 (3.79%) Senior Java Developer
17 92 (3.63%) Administrator
18 90 (3.55%) Data Scientist
19 82 (3.24%) Apache Spark Developer
19 82 (3.24%) Hadoop Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (14.05%) Kafka
2 195 (7.70%) Web Services
3 167 (6.59%) REST
4 159 (6.28%) HTML
5 155 (6.12%) AngularJS
6 128 (5.05%) Spring
7 126 (4.97%) .NET
8 112 (4.42%) JSON
9 108 (4.26%) CSS
10 96 (3.79%) Akka
11 95 (3.75%) XML
12 94 (3.71%) HTML5
13 86 (3.40%) J2EE
14 77 (3.04%) Node.js
15 76 (3.00%) SOAP
15 76 (3.00%) Spark Streaming
16 57 (2.25%) JMS
17 47 (1.86%) RESTful
18 45 (1.78%) jQuery
18 45 (1.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 259 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (6.91%) Visualisation
3 135 (5.33%) Data Integration
4 127 (5.01%) Credit Risk
5 125 (4.93%) Statistics
6 124 (4.90%) Computer Science
7 103 (4.07%) Mathematics
8 96 (3.79%) Algorithms
9 87 (3.43%) Management Information System
10 51 (2.01%) User Experience
11 49 (1.93%) Data Centre
12 46 (1.82%) Social Media
13 42 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 35 (1.38%) Equities
15 30 (1.18%) Data Structures
15 30 (1.18%) Virtual Team
16 28 (1.11%) Blockchain
16 28 (1.11%) Grid Computing
17 27 (1.07%) Mobile App
18 24 (0.95%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 471 (18.59%) Linux
2 244 (9.63%) Unix
3 113 (4.46%) Windows
4 64 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (1.07%) AIX
6 18 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 16 (0.63%) CentOS
8 14 (0.55%) Solaris
9 11 (0.43%) Android
10 10 (0.39%) Windows Server
11 9 (0.36%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.32%) HPUX
12 8 (0.32%) Mesosphere
13 5 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.12%) SUSE
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.079%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (23.10%) Analytics
3 493 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
4 404 (15.95%) DevOps
5 385 (15.20%) ETL
6 372 (14.69%) Scrum
7 307 (12.12%) Data Modelling
8 294 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
9 288 (11.37%) TDD
10 277 (10.94%) Open Source
11 255 (10.07%) MapReduce
12 218 (8.61%) Machine Learning
13 187 (7.38%) Data Analytics
14 182 (7.19%) Software Engineering
15 166 (6.55%) Data Architecture
16 155 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 147 (5.80%) Data Analysis
18 133 (5.25%) BDD
19 130 (5.13%) Microservices
20 124 (4.90%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 990 (39.08%) Java
2 687 (27.12%) SQL
3 649 (25.62%) Python
4 609 (24.04%) Scala
5 254 (10.03%) R
6 210 (8.29%) JavaScript
7 111 (4.38%) Perl
8 110 (4.34%) C#
9 95 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 92 (3.63%) C++
11 86 (3.40%) Bash Shell
12 83 (3.28%) C
13 72 (2.84%) Ruby
14 69 (2.72%) T-SQL
15 44 (1.74%) PHP
16 33 (1.30%) PL/SQL
17 31 (1.22%) MATLAB
18 21 (0.83%) Go
19 19 (0.75%) PowerShell
20 17 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 217 (8.57%) Degree
2 197 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 112 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 85 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 69 (2.72%) PhD
6 32 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (0.63%) CISSP
8 11 (0.43%) Postgraduate
9 8 (0.32%) CEH
9 8 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.28%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.28%) CISM
10 7 (0.28%) PMP
11 6 (0.24%) ISEB
12 5 (0.20%) CCSA
12 5 (0.20%) GCFA
12 5 (0.20%) GCIH
12 5 (0.20%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.20%) RHCE
12 5 (0.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.36%) Data Quality
2 81 (3.20%) QA
3 16 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.55%) FATCA
5 13 (0.51%) SLA
6 11 (0.43%) ISO20022
6 11 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.28%) MiFID
8 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.16%) GCP
10 3 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.12%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.079%) EMIR
System Software
1 253 (9.99%) HDFS
2 147 (5.80%) Docker
3 122 (4.82%) Apache Flume
4 55 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (1.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 36 (1.42%) vCloud
7 30 (1.18%) Active Directory
8 17 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.36%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.20%) vSphere
12 4 (0.16%) KVM
13 2 (0.079%) Ceph
13 2 (0.079%) NFS
13 2 (0.079%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.039%) GPFS
14 1 (0.039%) Platform Symphony
14 1 (0.039%) Squid
14 1 (0.039%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 176 (6.95%) Puppet
2 135 (5.33%) Ansible
3 112 (4.42%) Hadoop YARN
4 110 (4.34%) Opscode Chef
5 88 (3.47%) Oozie
6 40 (1.58%) Ambari
7 39 (1.54%) Mesos
8 32 (1.26%) Kubernetes
9 30 (1.18%) Kibana
10 27 (1.07%) Terraform
11 18 (0.71%) logstash
12 17 (0.67%) MOM
13 16 (0.63%) Nagios
13 16 (0.63%) Salt
14 11 (0.43%) Control-M
15 10 (0.39%) ArcSight ESM
16 9 (0.36%) Marathon
16 9 (0.36%) Rsyslog
17 8 (0.32%) Grafana
17 8 (0.32%) QRadar
Vendors
1 270 (10.66%) Oracle
2 186 (7.34%) Cloudera
3 179 (7.07%) Hortonworks
4 128 (5.05%) Tableau
5 112 (4.42%) Microsoft
6 103 (4.07%) Teradata
7 79 (3.12%) Red Hat
8 70 (2.76%) IBM
8 70 (2.76%) VMware
9 67 (2.65%) SAP
10 63 (2.49%) Informatica
11 56 (2.21%) Talend
12 48 (1.89%) Splunk
13 41 (1.62%) Atlassian
14 38 (1.50%) Ab Initio
15 37 (1.46%) Netezza
16 36 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
16 36 (1.42%) MuleSoft
17 35 (1.38%) Google
18 34 (1.34%) Adobe
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