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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 206 283 354
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +71
Contract jobs citing Big Data 555 335 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.65% 0.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.87% 2.98% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 225 133
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£515 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £628 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.32 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 - -

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
11399 11231 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.64% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7336 6967 6200
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 £280 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 184 207
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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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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 +77 526 £515 +3.00% 317
London +53 351 £525 +5.00% 203
City of London +39 94 £575 +27.77% 56
North West +27 62 £506 +19.11% 21
South East -12 50 £425 -12.82% 56
Cheshire +29 38 £595 +40.00% 7
Warrington - 24 £650 - 4
South West +6 22 £515 +14.44% 12
Surrey +16 15 £413 -15.38% 17
Scotland - 14 £450 - 7
Manchester -2 13 £500 +14.28% 9
East of England +16 11 £500 +5.26% 8
Berkshire -3 11 £450 -18.18% 15
West Midlands -4 11 £463 -26.64% 4
Devon - 10 £515 -
Edinburgh - 10 £450 - 5
Somerset +5 9 £545 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £500 - 2
Wilmslow - 9 £320 -
West Sussex -15 8 £488 +15.38% 1
Plymouth - 8 £510 -
East Midlands -1 7 £446 - 4
Shropshire -10 7 £463 -27.33%
Northamptonshire -4 6 £446 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £500 - 2
Reading +4 5 £438 - 6
Lancashire -1 5 £575 -
Blackpool - 5 £575 -
Guildford - 5 £330 - 1
Yorkshire -13 4 £575 +48.38% 6

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 643 (54.72%) Hadoop
2 447 (38.04%) Java
3 411 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
4 288 (24.51%) Analytics
5 268 (22.81%) SQL
6 256 (21.79%) Data Warehouse
7 211 (17.96%) NoSQL
8 209 (17.79%) Finance
9 201 (17.11%) Python
10 197 (16.77%) Oracle
11 196 (16.68%) Data Modelling
12 193 (16.43%) Apache Hive
13 186 (15.83%) Business Intelligence
14 185 (15.74%) Linux
15 178 (15.15%) MongoDB
16 171 (14.55%) Banking
17 165 (14.04%) ETL
18 159 (13.53%) Apache Spark
19 151 (12.85%) Scala
20 145 (12.34%) TDD
21 139 (11.83%) MapReduce
22 135 (11.49%) Apache Cassandra
23 126 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
24 124 (10.55%) Degree
25 114 (9.70%) Scrum
26 106 (9.02%) Apache Pig
26 106 (9.02%) Visualisation
27 105 (8.94%) HBase
28 101 (8.60%) Open Source
28 101 (8.60%) UNIX

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 159 (13.53%) Apache Spark
2 106 (9.02%) Apache Pig
3 78 (6.64%) Apache
4 60 (5.11%) SAS
4 60 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
5 54 (4.60%) Node.js
6 23 (1.96%) Confluence
7 16 (1.36%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.28%) Apache Solr
9 13 (1.11%) SharePoint
10 12 (1.02%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.43%) CMS
15 3 (0.26%) IIS
15 3 (0.26%) JBoss
15 3 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
15 3 (0.26%) Mule
15 3 (0.26%) WorkSite
Applications
1 28 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.36%) SPSS
3 13 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.43%) MS Office
5 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) MS Project
6 3 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.26%) Weka
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.60%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.085%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.085%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.085%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (2.81%) IaaS
4 25 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (1.70%) Amazon EMR
6 15 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.60%) SaaS
11 6 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.43%) PaaS
13 3 (0.26%) Route 53
14 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.17%) GitHub
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.085%) Amazon Kinesis
15 1 (0.085%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.98%) Internet
2 20 (1.70%) Kerberos
3 19 (1.62%) AMQP
4 17 (1.45%) LDAP
5 16 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.28%) Network Security
7 12 (1.02%) X.509
8 11 (0.94%) HTTP
9 10 (0.85%) VPN
10 7 (0.60%) DHCP
10 7 (0.60%) LAN
10 7 (0.60%) WAN
11 6 (0.51%) Firewall
12 4 (0.34%) DNS
12 4 (0.34%) SAN
12 4 (0.34%) MPLS
13 3 (0.26%) SSL
14 2 (0.17%) NAS
14 2 (0.17%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (54.72%) Hadoop
2 256 (21.79%) Data Warehouse
3 211 (17.96%) NoSQL
4 193 (16.43%) Apache Hive
5 178 (15.15%) MongoDB
6 135 (11.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 105 (8.94%) HBase
8 91 (7.74%) SQL Server
9 57 (4.85%) Relational Database
10 53 (4.51%) Data Mining
11 50 (4.26%) Impala
12 47 (4.00%) MySQL
13 44 (3.74%) RDBMS
14 40 (3.40%) QlikView
15 39 (3.32%) CouchDB
16 33 (2.81%) Sqoop
17 31 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 27 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 26 (2.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
20 25 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (3.49%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.81%) Cucumber
2 33 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 31 (2.64%) Subversion
4 30 (2.55%) JIRA
5 29 (2.47%) JUnit
6 24 (2.04%) Maven
7 17 (1.45%) Ant
7 17 (1.45%) Mercurial
8 16 (1.36%) Selenium
8 16 (1.36%) Gradle
8 16 (1.36%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.19%) Hudson
10 13 (1.11%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (0.68%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.51%) GDB
14 4 (0.34%) PyUnit
14 4 (0.34%) Mockito
14 4 (0.34%) SoapUI
General
1 209 (17.79%) Finance
2 171 (14.55%) Banking
3 72 (6.13%) Investment Banking
4 46 (3.91%) Retail
5 43 (3.66%) Marketing
6 35 (2.98%) Games
7 30 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.96%) Front Office
9 19 (1.62%) Publishing
10 18 (1.53%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.36%) Law
12 13 (1.11%) Legal
13 11 (0.94%) Electronics
14 9 (0.77%) Advertising
15 7 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.51%) Music Industry
16 6 (0.51%) Back Office
17 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 438 (37.28%) Developer
2 301 (25.62%) Architect
3 127 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 122 (10.38%) Data Architect
5 97 (8.26%) Analyst
6 81 (6.89%) Hadoop Developer
7 74 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
8 67 (5.70%) Senior Developer
9 62 (5.28%) Big Data Developer
10 60 (5.11%) Project Manager
11 58 (4.94%) Consultant
12 56 (4.77%) Big Data Architect
13 49 (4.17%) Scala Developer
14 47 (4.00%) Business Analyst
15 44 (3.74%) Technical Architect
16 36 (3.06%) Data Analyst
17 35 (2.98%) Data Scientist
18 34 (2.89%) Senior Architect
19 29 (2.47%) Designer
20 26 (2.21%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (8.51%) Web Services
2 99 (8.43%) HTML
3 77 (6.55%) AngularJS
4 65 (5.53%) HTML5
5 63 (5.36%) J2EE
6 61 (5.19%) .NET
7 59 (5.02%) XML
8 58 (4.94%) CSS
9 48 (4.09%) REST
10 45 (3.83%) JSON
11 44 (3.74%) jQuery
11 44 (3.74%) RESTful
12 43 (3.66%) Kafka
12 43 (3.66%) Akka
13 42 (3.57%) Spring
14 38 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 34 (2.89%) Java EE
16 29 (2.47%) JMS
17 25 (2.13%) Cascading
18 23 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (9.02%) Visualisation
3 101 (8.60%) Open Source
4 65 (5.53%) Computer Science
5 52 (4.43%) Algorithms
6 49 (4.17%) Statistics
7 46 (3.91%) Data Integration
8 38 (3.23%) Data Structures
9 29 (2.47%) Market Risk
10 28 (2.38%) Mathematics
11 24 (2.04%) Online Games
12 23 (1.96%) User Experience
12 23 (1.96%) Credit Risk
13 21 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (1.62%) Fixed Income
15 18 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.36%) Derivative
17 11 (0.94%) DTV
17 11 (0.94%) Equities
17 11 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 185 (15.74%) Linux
2 101 (8.60%) UNIX
3 74 (6.30%) Windows
4 24 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.45%) CentOS
6 14 (1.19%) Ubuntu
7 13 (1.11%) Debian
8 7 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.51%) Android
10 2 (0.17%) Solaris
10 2 (0.17%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.085%) Fedora
11 1 (0.085%) SUSE
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (24.51%) Analytics
3 196 (16.68%) Data Modelling
4 186 (15.83%) Business Intelligence
5 165 (14.04%) ETL
6 145 (12.34%) TDD
7 139 (11.83%) MapReduce
8 114 (9.70%) Scrum
9 96 (8.17%) OO
10 80 (6.81%) Data Architecture
11 73 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
12 67 (5.70%) Project Management
13 65 (5.53%) Data Analysis
14 64 (5.45%) Data Management
15 63 (5.36%) DevOps
16 60 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 57 (4.85%) Software Engineering
17 57 (4.85%) Machine Learning
18 53 (4.51%) Mentoring
19 50 (4.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 447 (38.04%) Java
2 268 (22.81%) SQL
3 201 (17.11%) Python
4 151 (12.85%) Scala
5 100 (8.51%) R
6 98 (8.34%) JavaScript
7 70 (5.96%) C#
8 59 (5.02%) C++
9 55 (4.68%) Perl
10 51 (4.34%) PHP
11 48 (4.09%) Ruby
12 43 (3.66%) Bash Shell
13 30 (2.55%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.87%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.79%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.53%) VBA
17 17 (1.45%) C
18 14 (1.19%) Groovy
19 13 (1.11%) MATLAB
20 10 (0.85%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 124 (10.55%) Degree
2 77 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.28%) PhD
6 9 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.51%) CISSP
9 5 (0.43%) PMP
9 5 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.43%) ISEB
10 4 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.17%) CITP
12 2 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.17%) MCT
12 2 (0.17%) CISM
13 1 (0.085%) SAS Certification
13 1 (0.085%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.15%) QA
2 10 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.43%) SLA
3 5 (0.43%) Basel III
4 3 (0.26%) P3O
5 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (7.83%) HDFS
2 44 (3.74%) Apache Flume
3 27 (2.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 22 (1.87%) Docker
5 15 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.85%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.34%) vSphere
8 4 (0.34%) XenServer
8 4 (0.34%) vCloud
9 1 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.085%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 70 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
2 61 (5.19%) Puppet
3 45 (3.83%) Oozie
4 32 (2.72%) Hadoop YARN
5 29 (2.47%) StatsD
6 23 (1.96%) Nagios
7 21 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 17 (1.45%) Salt
8 17 (1.45%) ZABBIX
9 15 (1.28%) Ansible
10 14 (1.19%) Cacti
11 10 (0.85%) Mesos
12 9 (0.77%) Ambari
13 6 (0.51%) Graphite
14 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
15 2 (0.17%) yum
15 2 (0.17%) Munin
15 2 (0.17%) OpenView
16 1 (0.085%) Linux-HA
16 1 (0.085%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 197 (16.77%) Oracle
2 78 (6.64%) Teradata
3 76 (6.47%) Tableau
4 71 (6.04%) Microsoft
5 42 (3.57%) Informatica
6 40 (3.40%) Cloudera
7 37 (3.15%) Red Hat
8 33 (2.81%) SAP
9 32 (2.72%) Citrix
10 26 (2.21%) Splunk
11 25 (2.13%) IBM
12 23 (1.96%) Google
13 22 (1.87%) Vertica
14 20 (1.70%) Business Objects
14 20 (1.70%) Sybase
15 16 (1.36%) VMware
15 16 (1.36%) Netezza
16 15 (1.28%) Adobe
16 15 (1.28%) HP
16 15 (1.28%) Ab Initio
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