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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 264 327 459
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +132
Contract jobs citing Big Data 451 276 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.53% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.80% 2.36% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 219 91
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+235.00% -

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
11864 11694 11830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 22.49% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7585 7242 6801
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 £273 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 198 336
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.75%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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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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 +60 431 £525 +10.52% 262
London +61 344 £525 +10.52% 151
City of London +54 85 £550 +10.00% 52
North West +13 27 £500 +21.21% 16
South East -1 21 £600 +41.17% 50
Scotland +2 14 £415 +7.09% 5
West Midlands -7 14 £501 +100.40% 7
South West -19 10 £540 +66.15% 13
Edinburgh +13 9 £415 +10.66% 3
Yorkshire -3 7 £350 +19.65% 9
Cheshire - 7 £488 - 5
Shropshire - 7 £528 -
Telford - 7 £528 -
Manchester -7 6 £400 -3.03% 10
Leeds -5 5 £350 +2.18% 5
West Yorkshire -6 5 £350 +19.65% 5
East of England -22 5 £400 -25.58% 16
Croydon - 5 £510 - 2
Docklands, London +20 4 £575 +44.65%
Warrington - 4 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £375 - 13
Somerset -3 3 - -
Hampshire -11 3 £419 -1.47% 8
Surrey -13 3 £300 -17.80% 13
Warwickshire - 3 - - 3
West Sussex - 3 £625 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 6
Warwick - 3 - - 2
Nottingham +15 2 £495 +80.00%
Nottinghamshire +8 2 £495 +80.00%

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 426 (46.35%) Hadoop
2 329 (35.80%) Java
3 288 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 267 (29.05%) Analytics
5 239 (26.01%) SQL
6 188 (20.46%) NoSQL
7 164 (17.85%) Data Warehouse
8 163 (17.74%) Python
9 159 (17.30%) MongoDB
10 158 (17.19%) Apache Hive
11 154 (16.76%) Business Intelligence
12 152 (16.54%) Linux
13 151 (16.43%) Oracle
14 132 (14.36%) Finance
15 130 (14.15%) ETL
16 125 (13.60%) TDD
17 124 (13.49%) Banking
18 121 (13.17%) Apache Cassandra
19 117 (12.73%) SQL Server
20 114 (12.40%) Degree
21 109 (11.86%) Data Modelling
22 105 (11.43%) Scala
22 105 (11.43%) MapReduce
23 104 (11.32%) Open Source
24 102 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
25 101 (10.99%) Visualisation
26 100 (10.88%) Apache Pig
27 96 (10.45%) JavaScript
28 94 (10.23%) HBase
29 92 (10.01%) OO

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 100 (10.88%) Apache Pig
2 60 (6.53%) Apache
3 56 (6.09%) Apache Spark
4 47 (5.11%) SAS
5 46 (5.01%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (2.18%) Node.js
7 16 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.31%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.20%) IIS
10 10 (1.09%) Confluence
10 10 (1.09%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.98%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.87%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.76%) nginx
14 6 (0.65%) MQSeries
14 6 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
16 3 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.33%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.52%) SPSS
3 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.44%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) MS Office
6 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.09%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.41%) Amazon EMR
5 13 (1.41%) SaaS
6 10 (1.09%) Amazon S3
6 10 (1.09%) PaaS
7 8 (0.87%) GitHub
8 5 (0.54%) Route 53
9 4 (0.44%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 3 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (0.33%) IaaS
10 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.33%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.22%) Heroku
12 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.18%) Internet
2 14 (1.52%) HTTP
3 10 (1.09%) FTP
4 8 (0.87%) WAN
4 8 (0.87%) Firewall
5 7 (0.76%) Network Security
6 6 (0.65%) LAN
6 6 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.44%) MPLS
7 4 (0.44%) VPN
8 3 (0.33%) DHCP
8 3 (0.33%) DNS
9 2 (0.22%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (0.22%) SAN
9 2 (0.22%) Intranet
9 2 (0.22%) Wireless
9 2 (0.22%) IPsec
9 2 (0.22%) SSL
9 2 (0.22%) Packet Switching
10 1 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (46.35%) Hadoop
2 188 (20.46%) NoSQL
3 164 (17.85%) Data Warehouse
4 159 (17.30%) MongoDB
5 158 (17.19%) Apache Hive
6 121 (13.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 117 (12.73%) SQL Server
8 94 (10.23%) HBase
9 70 (7.62%) MySQL
10 53 (5.77%) Relational Database
11 45 (4.90%) Data Mining
12 38 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (4.03%) Riak
14 35 (3.81%) Couchbase
15 34 (3.70%) Oracle Database
15 34 (3.70%) MarkLogic
16 33 (3.59%) RDBMS
16 33 (3.59%) DB2
16 33 (3.59%) Oracle Exadata
17 32 (3.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 48 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.59%) Subversion
4 28 (3.05%) Maven
5 23 (2.50%) JIRA
5 23 (2.50%) Hudson
6 22 (2.39%) JUnit
7 21 (2.29%) Cucumber
8 18 (1.96%) Selenium
9 13 (1.41%) Mockito
10 12 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
10 12 (1.31%) RSpec
11 10 (1.09%) PHPUnit
12 8 (0.87%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.76%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.65%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.54%) WATIR
16 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (0.44%) PhantomJS
16 4 (0.44%) Ant
General
1 132 (14.36%) Finance
2 124 (13.49%) Banking
3 61 (6.64%) Investment Banking
4 38 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.83%) Marketing
6 23 (2.50%) Retail
7 20 (2.18%) Front Office
8 12 (1.31%) Publishing
9 10 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.98%) Games
11 8 (0.87%) Advertising
12 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.44%) German Language
14 3 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.33%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.33%) Military
14 3 (0.33%) Electronics
14 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.22%) Legal
15 2 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 360 (39.17%) Developer
2 224 (24.37%) Architect
3 97 (10.55%) Java Developer
4 89 (9.68%) Analyst
5 80 (8.71%) Data Architect
6 53 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 43 (4.68%) Consultant
8 35 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
8 35 (3.81%) Big Data Developer
9 34 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
10 32 (3.48%) Big Data Architect
10 32 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 31 (3.37%) Hadoop Developer
12 30 (3.26%) Data Analyst
13 28 (3.05%) Business Analyst
14 26 (2.83%) Data Consultant
15 25 (2.72%) Data Scientist
16 24 (2.61%) Software Engineer
17 23 (2.50%) Python Developer
17 23 (2.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.71%) XML
2 78 (8.49%) HTML
3 75 (8.16%) Web Services
3 75 (8.16%) Spring
4 57 (6.20%) CSS
5 54 (5.88%) .NET
6 44 (4.79%) Hibernate
7 42 (4.57%) jQuery
8 38 (4.13%) Cascading
9 37 (4.03%) LAMP
9 37 (4.03%) Kafka
10 36 (3.92%) HTML5
11 29 (3.16%) JSON
12 27 (2.94%) AngularJS
13 18 (1.96%) REST
14 17 (1.85%) Backbone.js
15 16 (1.74%) Django
15 16 (1.74%) RESTful
16 14 (1.52%) J2EE
17 13 (1.41%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 104 (11.32%) Open Source
2 102 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (10.99%) Visualisation
4 80 (8.71%) Computer Science
5 55 (5.98%) Algorithms
6 49 (5.33%) Data Structures
7 35 (3.81%) Data Integration
8 31 (3.37%) Mathematics
9 27 (2.94%) Statistics
10 24 (2.61%) Mobile App
11 21 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (1.74%) User Experience
12 16 (1.74%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.74%) GIS
13 12 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.20%) Economics
15 10 (1.09%) Fixed Income
16 9 (0.98%) Replication
16 9 (0.98%) Client/Server
17 8 (0.87%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 152 (16.54%) Linux
2 81 (8.81%) UNIX
3 25 (2.72%) Windows
4 23 (2.50%) CentOS
5 22 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.07%) Debian
7 15 (1.63%) Android
8 9 (0.98%) Solaris
9 8 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.65%) AIX
10 6 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) HPUX
13 1 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (29.05%) Analytics
3 154 (16.76%) Business Intelligence
4 130 (14.15%) ETL
5 125 (13.60%) TDD
6 109 (11.86%) Data Modelling
7 105 (11.43%) MapReduce
8 92 (10.01%) OO
9 85 (9.25%) Scrum
10 71 (7.73%) BDD
11 61 (6.64%) Data Architecture
12 59 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (5.98%) DevOps
13 55 (5.98%) Project Management
14 47 (5.11%) Data Analysis
15 42 (4.57%) Software Engineering
16 40 (4.35%) E-Commerce
17 39 (4.24%) Data Analytics
18 38 (4.13%) Data Security
18 38 (4.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 329 (35.80%) Java
2 239 (26.01%) SQL
3 163 (17.74%) Python
4 105 (11.43%) Scala
5 96 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 79 (8.60%) C#
7 70 (7.62%) C++
8 61 (6.64%) Perl
8 61 (6.64%) PHP
9 57 (6.20%) Ruby
10 44 (4.79%) Bash Shell
11 38 (4.13%) Shell Script
12 36 (3.92%) R
13 32 (3.48%) PL/SQL
14 25 (2.72%) C
15 14 (1.52%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.31%) Groovy
17 11 (1.20%) AWK
17 11 (1.20%) sed
17 11 (1.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 114 (12.40%) Degree
2 43 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.63%) PhD
6 9 (0.98%) ISEB
7 5 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.44%) HND
9 3 (0.33%) CITP
9 3 (0.33%) MCT
9 3 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.33%) PMP
9 3 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.22%) RHCE
10 2 (0.22%) CISSP
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.52%) QA
2 12 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) P3O
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (5.33%) HDFS
2 32 (3.48%) Apache Flume
3 25 (2.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.33%) Docker
6 3 (0.33%) vSphere
7 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.22%) vCloud
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.22%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenServer
8 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 63 (6.86%) Puppet
2 59 (6.42%) Oozie
3 55 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.50%) Ambari
5 22 (2.39%) ZABBIX
6 21 (2.29%) Salt
7 18 (1.96%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.63%) Nagios
8 15 (1.63%) Cacti
9 12 (1.31%) Ansible
10 10 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.65%) YUM
12 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.11%) logstash
13 1 (0.11%) Mesos
13 1 (0.11%) Kibana
13 1 (0.11%) Chukwa
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 151 (16.43%) Oracle
2 64 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.79%) Tableau
4 43 (4.68%) Teradata
5 36 (3.92%) Netezza
6 35 (3.81%) IBM
7 31 (3.37%) Informatica
8 29 (3.16%) Red Hat
8 29 (3.16%) Cloudera
9 28 (3.05%) SAP
10 27 (2.94%) Hortonworks
11 25 (2.72%) Rackspace
12 24 (2.61%) Sybase
12 24 (2.61%) Google
13 22 (2.39%) Cognos
14 21 (2.29%) MapR
15 20 (2.18%) Splunk
16 19 (2.07%) Business Objects
17 15 (1.63%) Greenplum
18 13 (1.41%) Adobe
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