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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 242 336 479
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +143
Contract jobs citing Big Data 471 267 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.50% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.93% 2.29% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 218 93
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£525 £475 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +17.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £336 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.93 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.31% -
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
11973 11668 12148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 21.89% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7383 7211 7091
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 £265 £251 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 198 311
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £27.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +10.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £17.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +90 463 £525 +10.52% 251
London +69 339 £550 +14.70% 156
City of London +49 77 £550 +10.00% 59
South East +23 39 £485 +25.16% 32
North West +21 28 £525 +16.66% 22
West Midlands -4 18 £501 - 5
South West -22 14 £323 -0.76% 10
East of England - 13 £425 - 17
Cambridgeshire - 12 £425 - 14
Docklands, London +22 11 £625 +57.23%
Surrey +8 11 £575 +228.57% 7
Hampshire +1 11 £248 -32.88% 6
Cambridge - 10 £425 - 14
Telford - 8 £528 -
Shropshire - 8 £528 -
Yorkshire -5 7 £350 -17.64% 7
Cheshire - 6 £500 - 6
Manchester -2 5 £550 +22.22% 9
Birmingham - 5 £525 -
Warrington - 5 £500 - 2
Berkshire +8 4 £375 -31.81% 4
Canary Wharf +17 3 £550 +13.63% 1
Oxfordshire +6 3 £400 -11.11% 9
West Yorkshire -2 3 £350 -17.64% 7
Leeds -3 3 £350 -17.64% 4
Wiltshire -9 3 £195 - 2
Somerset -12 3 - -
Middlesex - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £320 -
Liverpool - 3 £320 -

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 404 (45.14%) Hadoop
2 318 (35.53%) Java
3 252 (28.16%) Analytics
4 233 (26.03%) SQL
5 175 (19.55%) Data Warehouse
6 174 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
7 170 (18.99%) NoSQL
8 156 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
9 151 (16.87%) Python
10 149 (16.65%) MongoDB
11 142 (15.87%) Apache Hive
12 135 (15.08%) Linux
13 134 (14.97%) Oracle
13 134 (14.97%) Finance
14 125 (13.97%) TDD
15 123 (13.74%) SQL Server
16 122 (13.63%) Apache Cassandra
17 120 (13.41%) ETL
18 116 (12.96%) Degree
19 109 (12.18%) Open Source
20 106 (11.84%) Scala
21 105 (11.73%) Data Modelling
22 103 (11.51%) JavaScript
23 102 (11.40%) Apache Pig
24 99 (11.06%) MapReduce
25 85 (9.50%) OO
25 85 (9.50%) Banking
26 82 (9.16%) MySQL
26 82 (9.16%) HBase
26 82 (9.16%) Visualisation

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 102 (11.40%) Apache Pig
2 62 (6.93%) Apache
3 44 (4.92%) SAS
4 41 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (3.02%) Node.js
6 23 (2.57%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.45%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.34%) IIS
10 11 (1.23%) nginx
10 11 (1.23%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.23%) SharePoint
11 10 (1.12%) MQSeries
11 10 (1.12%) Confluence
12 8 (0.89%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.78%) Escenic
13 7 (0.78%) Jetty
13 7 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
13 7 (0.78%) CMS
14 4 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 27 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.23%) SPSS
3 5 (0.56%) MS Project
4 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Weka
6 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.22%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 56 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
6 14 (1.56%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.56%) SaaS
7 9 (1.01%) PaaS
7 9 (1.01%) Route 53
8 7 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.67%) GitHub
10 4 (0.45%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 3 (0.34%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.22%) IaaS
12 2 (0.22%) Heroku
13 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.01%) Internet
2 17 (1.90%) HTTP
3 12 (1.34%) Firewall
4 10 (1.12%) FTP
4 10 (1.12%) Network Security
5 7 (0.78%) DHCP
5 7 (0.78%) DNS
6 6 (0.67%) WAN
7 4 (0.45%) MPLS
7 4 (0.45%) VPN
7 4 (0.45%) LAN
8 2 (0.22%) SAN
8 2 (0.22%) Intranet
8 2 (0.22%) IPsec
8 2 (0.22%) Wireless
8 2 (0.22%) SSL
8 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.22%) Packet Switching
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.11%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (45.14%) Hadoop
2 175 (19.55%) Data Warehouse
3 170 (18.99%) NoSQL
4 149 (16.65%) MongoDB
5 142 (15.87%) Apache Hive
6 123 (13.74%) SQL Server
7 122 (13.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 82 (9.16%) MySQL
8 82 (9.16%) HBase
9 53 (5.92%) Data Mining
10 49 (5.47%) Relational Database
11 47 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 34 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 32 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 31 (3.46%) Riak
15 30 (3.35%) Couchbase
15 30 (3.35%) QlikView
16 29 (3.24%) CouchDB
17 28 (3.13%) Oracle Database
18 27 (3.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.69%) Maven
4 32 (3.58%) Subversion
4 32 (3.58%) Cucumber
5 31 (3.46%) Hudson
6 25 (2.79%) JUnit
7 21 (2.35%) Selenium
7 21 (2.35%) JIRA
8 15 (1.68%) RSpec
9 12 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
9 12 (1.34%) Mockito
10 10 (1.12%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.12%) PHPUnit
11 7 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.78%) WATIR
12 6 (0.67%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.56%) ERwin
14 4 (0.45%) NUnit
General
1 134 (14.97%) Finance
2 85 (9.50%) Banking
3 44 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.91%) Marketing
6 24 (2.68%) Retail
7 19 (2.12%) Front Office
8 14 (1.56%) Publishing
9 11 (1.23%) Games
10 10 (1.12%) Advertising
10 10 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.67%) Electronics
13 4 (0.45%) German Language
14 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.34%) Law
14 3 (0.34%) Legal
14 3 (0.34%) Military
14 3 (0.34%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 353 (39.44%) Developer
2 202 (22.57%) Architect
3 106 (11.84%) Java Developer
4 90 (10.06%) Analyst
5 67 (7.49%) Data Architect
6 63 (7.04%) Senior Developer
7 46 (5.14%) Consultant
8 38 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (3.91%) Hadoop Developer
10 34 (3.80%) Data Analyst
11 30 (3.35%) Big Data Developer
12 28 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
12 28 (3.13%) Project Manager
13 27 (3.02%) Data Scientist
13 27 (3.02%) Business Analyst
14 25 (2.79%) Big Data Architect
14 25 (2.79%) Data Consultant
15 23 (2.57%) PHP Developer
16 22 (2.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 22 (2.46%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.94%) HTML
2 77 (8.60%) Web Services
3 76 (8.49%) XML
4 66 (7.37%) Spring
5 60 (6.70%) CSS
6 52 (5.81%) .NET
7 46 (5.14%) LAMP
8 41 (4.58%) HTML5
9 40 (4.47%) jQuery
10 39 (4.36%) Hibernate
11 36 (4.02%) Kafka
12 34 (3.80%) Cascading
13 25 (2.79%) Ruby on Rails
13 25 (2.79%) J2EE
14 24 (2.68%) JSON
15 23 (2.57%) AngularJS
16 19 (2.12%) CSS3
16 19 (2.12%) Backbone.js
17 18 (2.01%) Django
18 14 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 109 (12.18%) Open Source
2 82 (9.16%) Visualisation
3 81 (9.05%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.25%) Data Integration
5 33 (3.69%) Mathematics
6 29 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 26 (2.91%) Statistics
8 22 (2.46%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.23%) GIS
10 18 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.23%) Economics
12 10 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (1.12%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.89%) FMCG
14 8 (0.89%) iPad
15 7 (0.78%) Social Media
15 7 (0.78%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.78%) Digital Media
15 7 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 135 (15.08%) Linux
2 62 (6.93%) UNIX
3 31 (3.46%) Apple iOS
4 27 (3.02%) CentOS
5 22 (2.46%) Android
6 19 (2.12%) Debian
7 16 (1.79%) Windows
8 6 (0.67%) Solaris
8 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.56%) AIX
10 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.22%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (28.16%) Analytics
2 174 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
4 125 (13.97%) TDD
5 120 (13.41%) ETL
6 105 (11.73%) Data Modelling
7 99 (11.06%) MapReduce
8 85 (9.50%) OO
9 80 (8.94%) Scrum
10 77 (8.60%) BDD
11 64 (7.15%) DevOps
12 60 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (6.15%) Data Architecture
14 52 (5.81%) Project Management
15 45 (5.03%) Data Analysis
16 44 (4.92%) Software Engineering
16 44 (4.92%) Data Management
17 42 (4.69%) OOP
18 38 (4.25%) Data Security
18 38 (4.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 318 (35.53%) Java
2 233 (26.03%) SQL
3 151 (16.87%) Python
4 106 (11.84%) Scala
5 103 (11.51%) JavaScript
6 73 (8.16%) C#
7 69 (7.71%) Ruby
8 58 (6.48%) PHP
9 54 (6.03%) C++
10 47 (5.25%) Perl
11 41 (4.58%) R
12 38 (4.25%) Bash Shell
13 33 (3.69%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.68%) T-SQL
14 24 (2.68%) C
15 21 (2.35%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.23%) Groovy
17 9 (1.01%) Clojure
18 8 (0.89%) AWK
18 8 (0.89%) sed
Qualifications
1 116 (12.96%) Degree
2 45 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.35%) PhD
6 15 (1.68%) ISEB
7 8 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.45%) HND
11 3 (0.34%) MCT
11 3 (0.34%) CISSP
11 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.34%) PMP
12 2 (0.22%) RHCE
13 1 (0.11%) CBAP
13 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.46%) QA
2 11 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) COBIT
4 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (4.47%) HDFS
2 24 (2.68%) Apache Flume
3 16 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.34%) vSphere
6 3 (0.34%) Docker
6 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.22%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) vCloud
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 71 (7.93%) Puppet
2 61 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (4.92%) Oozie
4 24 (2.68%) ZABBIX
5 22 (2.46%) Salt
6 18 (2.01%) Vagrant
7 17 (1.90%) Cacti
7 17 (1.90%) Nagios
8 14 (1.56%) Ambari
9 9 (1.01%) Ansible
10 6 (0.67%) YUM
11 2 (0.22%) Chukwa
11 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.11%) Kibana
12 1 (0.11%) logstash
12 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 134 (14.97%) Oracle
2 63 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 38 (4.25%) Teradata
4 36 (4.02%) Tableau
5 32 (3.58%) IBM
5 32 (3.58%) Rackspace
6 31 (3.46%) Red Hat
7 28 (3.13%) Google
7 28 (3.13%) Cognos
8 27 (3.02%) SAP
8 27 (3.02%) Netezza
9 25 (2.79%) Business Objects
10 23 (2.57%) Cloudera
11 20 (2.23%) Informatica
12 19 (2.12%) Greenplum
13 18 (2.01%) Sybase
14 17 (1.90%) Vertica
14 17 (1.90%) Hortonworks
15 14 (1.56%) JBoss
15 14 (1.56%) Splunk
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
dsp
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Network ITR
Rate: 500 to 550 per day GBP
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago