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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 155 197 249
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +52
Contract jobs citing Big Data 871 645 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.17% 0.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.42% 4.97% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 442 287
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £444
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £42.65 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.56% -21.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.65 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+166.56% -21.95%

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
11743 12979 11784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.81% 23.54% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7934 8472 7360
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 184 198
Median hourly rate £31.59 £27.78 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £52.17 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

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 June 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 June 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 +44 834 £525 - 327
London +45 561 £550 - 200
South East +6 120 £450 - 45
City of London -3 76 £531 -7.60% 44
South West +30 40 £450 -10.00% 29
North West -21 32 £413 -21.42% 16
Berkshire -12 28 £481 -1.28% 12
Surrey +3 27 £428 +0.58% 6
Scotland 0 25 £450 +20.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +21 24 £483 +13.52% 3
West Midlands -20 24 £500 +57.48% 4
Yorkshire +4 22 £463 -7.50% 6
East of England +7 21 £425 -5.55% 18
Cheshire -9 19 £413 -31.25% 1
Milton Keynes +14 18 £483 +48.46%
West Sussex +1 17 £388 +10.71% 1
West Yorkshire -7 14 £500 -11.11% 4
Wiltshire - 14 £515 - 5
Chester +5 13 £413 +10.00%
Edinburgh -1 13 £438 -10.34% 7
Guildford +13 11 £413 +3.12% 1
Hampshire +12 11 £600 +23.07% 2
Reading -7 11 £500 - 6
Bournemouth - 11 £325 - 1
Dorset - 11 £325 - 3
Glasgow +7 9 £450 +20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 8 £400 -11.11% 12
Crawley +6 8 £388 +10.71%
Leeds -9 8 £500 -11.11% 4
Gloucestershire - 8 £500 - 7

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 888 (52.30%) Hadoop
2 616 (36.28%) Java
3 543 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
4 472 (27.80%) Analytics
5 458 (26.97%) SQL
6 421 (24.79%) Apache Spark
7 407 (23.97%) Business Intelligence
8 354 (20.85%) Apache Hive
9 329 (19.38%) Python
9 329 (19.38%) Finance
10 319 (18.79%) Scala
11 257 (15.14%) Data Warehouse
12 253 (14.90%) Linux
13 243 (14.31%) Oracle
14 241 (14.19%) NoSQL
15 235 (13.84%) ETL
16 229 (13.49%) Scrum
17 212 (12.49%) Data Modelling
18 200 (11.78%) Open Source
19 195 (11.48%) DevOps
20 192 (11.31%) TDD
21 191 (11.25%) Banking
22 184 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
23 182 (10.72%) SQL Server
24 179 (10.54%) MongoDB
25 178 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
26 177 (10.42%) HBase
27 175 (10.31%) Apache Cassandra
28 173 (10.19%) Apache Pig
29 161 (9.48%) 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
1 421 (24.79%) Apache Spark
2 173 (10.19%) Apache Pig
3 124 (7.30%) Apache
4 93 (5.48%) SAS
5 75 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
6 35 (2.06%) Confluence
7 20 (1.18%) OpenStack
7 20 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.06%) Apache Solr
9 15 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
10 14 (0.82%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.77%) CMS
12 12 (0.71%) nginx
12 12 (0.71%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.47%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.35%) Mule
15 5 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (2.53%) SPSS
2 40 (2.36%) MS Excel
3 13 (0.77%) Stata
4 12 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.53%) MS Office
6 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.29%) MS Project
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Weka
8 1 (0.059%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.12%) Revive Adserver
6 1 (0.059%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.059%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.059%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.059%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.059%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.059%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.059%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.059%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.059%) Siebel Analytics
6 1 (0.059%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 161 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
4 42 (2.47%) GitHub
5 35 (2.06%) IaaS
6 27 (1.59%) PaaS
6 27 (1.59%) SaaS
7 21 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
8 19 (1.12%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.88%) Heroku
10 14 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 13 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
12 11 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
15 2 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
15 2 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.12%) Internet
2 32 (1.88%) HTTP
3 11 (0.65%) Network Security
4 10 (0.59%) DNS
4 10 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.47%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (0.41%) Firewall
6 7 (0.41%) SAN
7 4 (0.24%) DSL
7 4 (0.24%) LDAP
8 3 (0.18%) DHCP
8 3 (0.18%) Intranet
8 3 (0.18%) NAS
8 3 (0.18%) SNMP
9 2 (0.12%) FCoE
9 2 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.12%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.12%) LAN
9 2 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 888 (52.30%) Hadoop
2 354 (20.85%) Apache Hive
3 257 (15.14%) Data Warehouse
4 241 (14.19%) NoSQL
5 182 (10.72%) SQL Server
6 179 (10.54%) MongoDB
7 177 (10.42%) HBase
8 175 (10.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 119 (7.01%) Relational Database
10 97 (5.71%) MySQL
11 77 (4.53%) Data Mining
12 65 (3.83%) QlikView
13 55 (3.24%) Impala
14 54 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 53 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 48 (2.83%) Pentaho
17 46 (2.71%) Oracle Database
18 45 (2.65%) RDBMS
19 42 (2.47%) Neo4j
20 41 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 146 (8.60%) Jenkins
2 91 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 82 (4.83%) JIRA
4 41 (2.41%) Maven
5 35 (2.06%) Cucumber
6 34 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
7 30 (1.77%) Hudson
8 27 (1.59%) Gradle
9 26 (1.53%) Subversion
10 23 (1.35%) Ant
11 19 (1.12%) JUnit
12 18 (1.06%) Selenium
13 15 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (0.77%) Visual Studio
15 12 (0.71%) WebDriver
16 11 (0.65%) ERwin
17 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
18 9 (0.53%) IntelliJ
18 9 (0.53%) Mockito
19 8 (0.47%) Eclipse
General
1 329 (19.38%) Finance
2 191 (11.25%) Banking
3 86 (5.06%) Retail
4 79 (4.65%) Marketing
5 52 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.65%) Front Office
8 27 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.24%) Electronics
10 20 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.82%) Law
12 11 (0.65%) Back Office
13 10 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.53%) Legal
14 9 (0.53%) Publishing
15 8 (0.47%) Games
16 7 (0.41%) Advertising
16 7 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.35%) Billing
18 5 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 612 (36.04%) Developer
2 295 (17.37%) Architect
3 219 (12.90%) Big Data Developer
4 174 (10.25%) Java Developer
5 171 (10.07%) Data Architect
6 161 (9.48%) Hadoop Developer
7 140 (8.24%) Data Engineer
8 121 (7.13%) Analyst
9 116 (6.83%) Big Data Architect
10 112 (6.60%) Big Data Engineer
11 109 (6.42%) Consultant
12 95 (5.59%) Hadoop Engineer
13 94 (5.54%) Scala Developer
14 84 (4.95%) Data Scientist
15 71 (4.18%) Senior Developer
16 61 (3.59%) SQL Developer
17 54 (3.18%) Apache Spark Developer
18 51 (3.00%) Hadoop Architect
19 50 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 50 (2.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (8.24%) Kafka
2 104 (6.12%) HTML
3 103 (6.07%) REST
3 103 (6.07%) Web Services
4 83 (4.89%) .NET
5 81 (4.77%) CSS
6 78 (4.59%) AngularJS
6 78 (4.59%) Spring
7 58 (3.42%) HTML5
8 55 (3.24%) XML
9 52 (3.06%) jQuery
9 52 (3.06%) RESTful
10 44 (2.59%) JSON
11 40 (2.36%) Akka
12 39 (2.30%) Node.js
13 37 (2.18%) Hibernate
14 36 (2.12%) SOAP
15 34 (2.00%) spray
16 31 (1.83%) Dropwizard
16 31 (1.83%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 178 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (6.89%) Visualisation
3 72 (4.24%) Algorithms
4 68 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 55 (3.24%) Data Integration
6 52 (3.06%) Mathematics
6 52 (3.06%) User Experience
7 46 (2.71%) Statistics
8 37 (2.18%) Data Centre
9 35 (2.06%) Management Information System
10 32 (1.88%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.06%) VCE vBlock
13 17 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
13 17 (1.00%) Reference Data
14 16 (0.94%) Biometrics
14 16 (0.94%) Market Risk
15 15 (0.88%) Fintech
15 15 (0.88%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 253 (14.90%) Linux
2 133 (7.83%) Unix
3 83 (4.89%) Windows
4 32 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.30%) CentOS
7 11 (0.65%) AIX
8 10 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.35%) Solaris
10 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.29%) Android
12 3 (0.18%) Mesosphere
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.059%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.059%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.059%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.059%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (27.80%) Analytics
3 407 (23.97%) Business Intelligence
4 235 (13.84%) ETL
5 229 (13.49%) Scrum
6 212 (12.49%) Data Modelling
7 200 (11.78%) Open Source
8 195 (11.48%) DevOps
9 192 (11.31%) TDD
10 184 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
11 148 (8.72%) Data Analytics
12 134 (7.89%) E-Commerce
13 127 (7.48%) Data Analysis
14 119 (7.01%) MapReduce
15 115 (6.77%) Data Architecture
16 108 (6.36%) Machine Learning
17 97 (5.71%) Software Engineering
18 91 (5.36%) Data Management
19 86 (5.06%) Big Data Analytics
20 80 (4.71%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 616 (36.28%) Java
2 458 (26.97%) SQL
3 329 (19.38%) Python
4 319 (18.79%) Scala
5 155 (9.13%) JavaScript
6 147 (8.66%) R
7 84 (4.95%) C#
8 71 (4.18%) Ruby
9 66 (3.89%) Shell Script
10 60 (3.53%) Perl
11 59 (3.47%) C++
11 59 (3.47%) PHP
12 56 (3.30%) PL/SQL
13 44 (2.59%) C
14 42 (2.47%) Bash Shell
15 41 (2.41%) T-SQL
16 32 (1.88%) MATLAB
17 20 (1.18%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.06%) Groovy
19 17 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 134 (7.89%) Degree
3 85 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.77%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.18%) PhD
6 15 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.65%) SAS Certification
8 8 (0.47%) PMP
9 5 (0.29%) CISSP
9 5 (0.29%) CITP
10 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.24%) RHCE
10 4 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.18%) EMC Certification
11 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.12%) MCITP
12 2 (0.12%) MCTS
12 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.83%) QA
2 64 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.59%) SLA
4 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.18%) Dublin Core
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) FATCA
7 2 (0.12%) GCP
7 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.12%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.059%) Basel II
8 1 (0.059%) Basel III
8 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.059%) MiFID
8 1 (0.059%) Solvency II
System Software
1 108 (6.36%) HDFS
2 91 (5.36%) Docker
3 66 (3.89%) Apache Flume
4 28 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 19 (1.12%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.29%) vCloud
10 3 (0.18%) vSphere
11 2 (0.12%) Firmware
11 2 (0.12%) GridGain
11 2 (0.12%) KVM
11 2 (0.12%) Squid
11 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.059%) Ceph
12 1 (0.059%) NFS
12 1 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 98 (5.77%) Puppet
2 83 (4.89%) Ansible
3 72 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (1.88%) Hadoop YARN
5 30 (1.77%) Ambari
6 29 (1.71%) Oozie
7 20 (1.18%) Nagios
8 14 (0.82%) Mesos
9 13 (0.77%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.71%) Kibana
11 11 (0.65%) Kubernetes
12 10 (0.59%) StatsD
13 8 (0.47%) DBAmp
13 8 (0.47%) logstash
14 6 (0.35%) Control-M
14 6 (0.35%) Graphite
14 6 (0.35%) Terraform
15 5 (0.29%) Ganglia
15 5 (0.29%) SCCM
16 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 243 (14.31%) Oracle
2 113 (6.65%) Cloudera
3 110 (6.48%) Tableau
4 107 (6.30%) Microsoft
5 79 (4.65%) Teradata
6 76 (4.48%) Informatica
7 67 (3.95%) Hortonworks
8 59 (3.47%) VMware
9 53 (3.12%) IBM
10 42 (2.47%) SAP
11 34 (2.00%) Talend
12 33 (1.94%) Splunk
13 30 (1.77%) Red Hat
14 26 (1.53%) Vertica
15 25 (1.47%) Ab Initio
16 23 (1.35%) Atlassian
17 22 (1.30%) Cognos
18 21 (1.24%) Google
19 20 (1.18%) EMC
20 19 (1.12%) HP
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