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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 149 187 272
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +85
Contract jobs citing Big Data 924 701 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.24% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.61% 5.41% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 529 291
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.77 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.56% -

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
12148 12958 12600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.79% 22.84% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8227 8358 7925
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 170 219
Median hourly rate £33.50 £32.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.35 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +40 890 £525 - 391
London +27 605 £550 - 230
South East +31 129 £450 - 60
City of London +18 94 £500 -13.04% 54
Berkshire +19 42 £450 -5.01% 22
West Midlands +9 38 £463 +4.22% 11
South West +13 36 £475 -5.00% 29
North West -45 28 £440 -18.13% 17
Reading +5 27 £450 -8.62% 3
Buckinghamshire +26 26 £425 -15.00% 3
Milton Keynes +22 23 £425 -15.00% 1
Surrey -12 19 £413 -2.94% 14
Scotland -7 18 £375 -25.00% 10
Telford -17 18 £460 -5.15%
Shropshire -20 18 £460 -0.54%
Gloucestershire +21 16 £475 +53.22% 8
East of England 0 15 £445 -11.00% 18
Yorkshire +8 14 £550 +12.82% 20
West Sussex -12 14 £388 -8.82%
Cheshire -40 14 £413 -33.33% 4
East Midlands +12 12 £450 -5.26% 2
Guildford +4 12 £413 - 5
East Sussex - 12 - - 1
Brighton - 11 - - 1
West Yorkshire +3 10 £550 -10.20% 15
Leeds -3 10 £550 +4.76% 13
Nottinghamshire - 10 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 10 £450 - 1
Crawley -4 9 £388 -3.12%
Edinburgh -6 9 £335 -33.00% 8

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 891 (50.68%) Hadoop
2 630 (35.84%) Java
3 553 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
4 510 (29.01%) Analytics
5 453 (25.77%) SQL
6 388 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
6 388 (22.07%) Apache Spark
7 380 (21.62%) Apache Hive
8 378 (21.50%) Finance
9 375 (21.33%) Python
10 332 (18.89%) Scala
11 254 (14.45%) Data Warehouse
12 252 (14.33%) Linux
13 250 (14.22%) NoSQL
14 227 (12.91%) ETL
15 221 (12.57%) Scrum
16 218 (12.40%) Data Modelling
17 210 (11.95%) Oracle
18 203 (11.55%) Banking
19 200 (11.38%) TDD
20 194 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
21 186 (10.58%) HBase
22 185 (10.52%) Open Source
23 179 (10.18%) Apache Pig
24 170 (9.67%) Data Analytics
25 168 (9.56%) SQL Server
25 168 (9.56%) MongoDB
26 162 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
27 161 (9.16%) DevOps
28 160 (9.10%) JavaScript

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
1 388 (22.07%) Apache Spark
2 179 (10.18%) Apache Pig
3 106 (6.03%) SAS
4 92 (5.23%) Apache
5 72 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
6 57 (3.24%) Node.js
7 34 (1.93%) Confluence
8 24 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 17 (0.97%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
12 15 (0.85%) SharePoint
13 14 (0.80%) nginx
13 14 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.57%) CMS
15 8 (0.46%) ArcGIS
15 8 (0.46%) Jetty
15 8 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 44 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.28%) SPSS
3 12 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.68%) Stata
4 10 (0.57%) MS Office
5 8 (0.46%) MS Project
6 6 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Weka
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.057%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.23%) Unica
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.11%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.057%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.057%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.057%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.057%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.057%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 162 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 34 (1.93%) GitHub
5 30 (1.71%) IaaS
6 25 (1.42%) SaaS
7 21 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
7 21 (1.19%) PaaS
8 17 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 16 (0.91%) Heroku
10 12 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
12 9 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.34%) Route 53
14 5 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
17 2 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.50%) Internet
2 22 (1.25%) HTTP
3 11 (0.63%) Kerberos
4 9 (0.51%) Firewall
5 8 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (0.46%) SAN
6 7 (0.40%) DNS
6 7 (0.40%) Network Security
6 7 (0.40%) SNA
7 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.28%) LDAP
9 3 (0.17%) DHCP
9 3 (0.17%) LAN
9 3 (0.17%) WAN
9 3 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.11%) Intranet
10 2 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.11%) SMS
10 2 (0.11%) VPN
10 2 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 891 (50.68%) Hadoop
2 380 (21.62%) Apache Hive
3 254 (14.45%) Data Warehouse
4 250 (14.22%) NoSQL
5 186 (10.58%) HBase
6 168 (9.56%) MongoDB
6 168 (9.56%) SQL Server
7 155 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 106 (6.03%) Relational Database
9 91 (5.18%) Data Mining
9 91 (5.18%) MySQL
10 76 (4.32%) QlikView
11 65 (3.70%) Impala
11 65 (3.70%) Pentaho
12 60 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 60 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 48 (2.73%) Sqoop
14 46 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 45 (2.56%) RDBMS
16 43 (2.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 96 (5.46%) Jenkins
2 88 (5.01%) Git (software)
3 77 (4.38%) JIRA
4 37 (2.10%) Maven
5 34 (1.93%) Talend Open Studio
6 28 (1.59%) Subversion
7 25 (1.42%) Selenium
8 24 (1.37%) Hudson
9 23 (1.31%) Ant
9 23 (1.31%) Cucumber
9 23 (1.31%) JUnit
10 15 (0.85%) Gradle
11 13 (0.74%) Mockito
12 12 (0.68%) Visual Studio
13 11 (0.63%) Jasmine
14 10 (0.57%) JMeter
14 10 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
15 8 (0.46%) Spock
15 8 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 378 (21.50%) Finance
2 203 (11.55%) Banking
3 90 (5.12%) Marketing
4 85 (4.84%) Retail
5 55 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.90%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.37%) Publishing
9 22 (1.25%) Front Office
10 20 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.08%) Electronics
12 14 (0.80%) Games
13 12 (0.68%) Advertising
14 11 (0.63%) Legal
15 10 (0.57%) Military
16 9 (0.51%) Law
16 9 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.46%) Back Office
17 8 (0.46%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 644 (36.63%) Developer
2 275 (15.64%) Architect
3 252 (14.33%) Big Data Developer
4 184 (10.47%) Hadoop Developer
5 172 (9.78%) Java Developer
6 152 (8.65%) Data Architect
7 147 (8.36%) Analyst
8 130 (7.39%) Data Engineer
9 113 (6.43%) Big Data Engineer
10 104 (5.92%) Big Data Architect
11 95 (5.40%) Scala Developer
12 92 (5.23%) Consultant
12 92 (5.23%) Senior Developer
13 80 (4.55%) Hadoop Engineer
14 79 (4.49%) Data Scientist
15 62 (3.53%) SQL Developer
16 61 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 60 (3.41%) Project Manager
18 59 (3.36%) Data Analyst
19 56 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (7.96%) Kafka
2 136 (7.74%) Web Services
3 107 (6.09%) HTML
4 88 (5.01%) REST
5 87 (4.95%) .NET
6 82 (4.66%) AngularJS
7 78 (4.44%) CSS
8 70 (3.98%) Spring
9 67 (3.81%) RESTful
10 58 (3.30%) HTML5
11 55 (3.13%) JSON
12 54 (3.07%) jQuery
12 54 (3.07%) XML
13 42 (2.39%) J2EE
14 39 (2.22%) SOAP
15 38 (2.16%) Hibernate
16 29 (1.65%) Akka
17 23 (1.31%) D3.js
17 23 (1.31%) spray
17 23 (1.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 194 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (6.66%) Visualisation
3 80 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 68 (3.87%) Algorithms
5 58 (3.30%) Statistics
6 54 (3.07%) Mathematics
7 46 (2.62%) Data Integration
8 40 (2.28%) User Experience
9 35 (1.99%) Credit Risk
10 32 (1.82%) Management Information System
11 31 (1.76%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.65%) Data Structures
13 25 (1.42%) Fintech
14 21 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 21 (1.19%) Semantic Web
15 20 (1.14%) Data Centre
16 19 (1.08%) Reference Data
17 18 (1.02%) Grid Computing
17 18 (1.02%) VCE vBlock
18 17 (0.97%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 252 (14.33%) Linux
2 136 (7.74%) Unix
3 85 (4.84%) Windows
4 33 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (1.31%) CentOS
6 20 (1.14%) Ubuntu
7 19 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.57%) Android
10 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.34%) AIX
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.17%) Solaris
13 2 (0.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.057%) Debian
14 1 (0.057%) Fedora
14 1 (0.057%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.057%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.057%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 510 (29.01%) Analytics
3 388 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
4 227 (12.91%) ETL
5 221 (12.57%) Scrum
6 218 (12.40%) Data Modelling
7 200 (11.38%) TDD
8 185 (10.52%) Open Source
9 170 (9.67%) Data Analytics
10 161 (9.16%) DevOps
11 135 (7.68%) MapReduce
12 133 (7.57%) Data Analysis
13 119 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
14 117 (6.66%) E-Commerce
14 117 (6.66%) Machine Learning
15 101 (5.75%) Data Architecture
16 86 (4.89%) Big Data Analytics
17 85 (4.84%) Software Engineering
18 84 (4.78%) Data Management
19 76 (4.32%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 630 (35.84%) Java
2 453 (25.77%) SQL
3 375 (21.33%) Python
4 332 (18.89%) Scala
5 160 (9.10%) JavaScript
6 151 (8.59%) R
7 88 (5.01%) C#
8 74 (4.21%) Ruby
9 73 (4.15%) Shell Script
10 63 (3.58%) PHP
11 61 (3.47%) C++
12 59 (3.36%) Perl
13 57 (3.24%) PL/SQL
14 49 (2.79%) C
15 45 (2.56%) T-SQL
16 42 (2.39%) Bash Shell
17 31 (1.76%) MATLAB
18 26 (1.48%) VBA
19 24 (1.37%) PowerShell
20 15 (0.85%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 142 (8.08%) Degree
2 136 (7.74%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 53 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.74%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.68%) PhD
7 12 (0.68%) SAS Certification
8 10 (0.57%) PMP
9 7 (0.40%) CISSP
9 7 (0.40%) ISEB
10 6 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.23%) CITP
11 4 (0.23%) RHCE
11 4 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.17%) EMC Certification
12 3 (0.17%) MCSE
12 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.44%) QA
2 60 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.74%) SLA
4 6 (0.34%) Dublin Core
5 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.057%) Basel III
8 1 (0.057%) GCP
8 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.057%) MiFID
System Software
1 126 (7.17%) HDFS
2 76 (4.32%) Apache Flume
3 53 (3.01%) Docker
4 26 (1.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.28%) vCloud
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.11%) GridGain
8 2 (0.11%) NFS
8 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.057%) iptables
9 1 (0.057%) KVM
9 1 (0.057%) UAG
9 1 (0.057%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.057%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 79 (4.49%) Puppet
2 65 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (3.19%) Ansible
4 35 (1.99%) Oozie
5 32 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
6 30 (1.71%) Ambari
7 24 (1.37%) Mesos
8 12 (0.68%) Nagios
9 11 (0.63%) StatsD
9 11 (0.63%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.57%) Kubernetes
11 9 (0.51%) Graphite
11 9 (0.51%) logstash
12 7 (0.40%) QRadar
12 7 (0.40%) SCCM
12 7 (0.40%) Terraform
13 6 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.34%) Kibana
14 5 (0.28%) Ganglia
15 4 (0.23%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 210 (11.95%) Oracle
2 130 (7.39%) Tableau
3 116 (6.60%) Cloudera
4 93 (5.29%) Microsoft
5 82 (4.66%) Informatica
6 70 (3.98%) Teradata
7 58 (3.30%) Hortonworks
8 47 (2.67%) Splunk
9 42 (2.39%) IBM
10 41 (2.33%) SAP
11 37 (2.10%) VMware
12 34 (1.93%) Red Hat
12 34 (1.93%) Talend
13 30 (1.71%) MapR
14 24 (1.37%) Cognos
15 21 (1.19%) Google
16 20 (1.14%) HP
17 18 (1.02%) EMC
18 17 (0.97%) Vertica
19 16 (0.91%) Cisco
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