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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 104 170 266
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +96
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1193 839 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 1.44% 0.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.84% 6.29% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 584 337
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £33.33 -
% change year-on-year
+35.01% -

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
12122 13332 12303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.95% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8027 8826 7790
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 200 201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 September 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
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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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 +56 1148 £525 - 380
London +19 767 £550 - 220
South East +54 151 £507 +1.30% 50
City of London +33 135 £575 - 46
East of England +31 53 £350 -31.70% 17
North West +16 51 £450 - 38
South West +26 49 £371 -12.64% 26
Buckinghamshire +58 41 £438 +6.06% 8
Surrey +31 33 £525 +35.48% 10
Yorkshire +25 30 £525 -4.54% 14
Hampshire +27 27 £525 +16.66% 10
West Midlands -9 27 £550 +19.89% 7
Berkshire +5 26 £600 +20.00% 10
Essex +25 25 £337 - 2
Scotland +17 24 £483 -3.50% 7
Milton Keynes +34 23 £500 - 6
Staines - 17 £326 - 1
South Yorkshire +17 16 £550 +4.76% 3
Cheshire +9 16 £456 -8.75% 1
Suffolk +11 15 £420 -13.84%
Dorset - 15 £325 - 2
Bournemouth - 15 £325 - 1
Sheffield +11 14 £538 +2.38% 3
Ipswich +7 14 £420 -13.84%
Manchester -28 14 £425 -5.55% 33
West Yorkshire +20 13 £470 -26.27% 10
Leeds +14 13 £470 -26.27% 10
Wales +29 12 £375 -14.77% 2
South Wales +25 12 £375 -14.77% 2
Edinburgh +22 12 £575 +22.34% 4

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1120 (54.26%) Hadoop
2 800 (38.76%) Java
3 703 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
4 649 (31.44%) Apache Spark
5 576 (27.91%) SQL
6 530 (25.68%) Analytics
7 452 (21.90%) Business Intelligence
8 422 (20.45%) Scala
9 421 (20.40%) Finance
10 398 (19.28%) Python
11 391 (18.94%) Linux
12 390 (18.90%) Apache Hive
13 325 (15.75%) ETL
14 319 (15.46%) Data Warehouse
15 312 (15.12%) Scrum
16 293 (14.20%) NoSQL
17 272 (13.18%) DevOps
18 260 (12.60%) Banking
19 256 (12.40%) Data Modelling
20 254 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
21 250 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
22 245 (11.87%) Open Source
22 245 (11.87%) Oracle
23 235 (11.39%) TDD
24 231 (11.19%) HBase
25 228 (11.05%) Kafka
26 211 (10.22%) MongoDB
27 206 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
28 205 (9.93%) SQL Server
29 191 (9.25%) Apache Cassandra

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
1 649 (31.44%) Apache Spark
2 180 (8.72%) Apache Pig
3 178 (8.62%) Apache
4 119 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
5 104 (5.04%) SAS
6 44 (2.13%) Apache Solr
7 30 (1.45%) Confluence
8 19 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.68%) nginx
10 13 (0.63%) CMS
10 13 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.44%) SharePoint
13 7 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.34%) GemFire
14 6 (0.29%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 44 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.70%) SPSS
3 12 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.58%) Stata
4 11 (0.53%) MS Office
5 10 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) InVision
7 3 (0.15%) MS Project
8 2 (0.097%) Simulink
9 1 (0.048%) EViews
Business Applications
1 22 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.44%) Unica
4 8 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.097%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.097%) FastStats
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.048%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.048%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.048%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.048%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 250 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (2.66%) GitHub
4 42 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (1.70%) PaaS
5 35 (1.70%) SaaS
6 25 (1.21%) Amazon S3
7 22 (1.07%) Amazon EMR
8 20 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
9 17 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.58%) IaaS
12 11 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (0.34%) Office 365
14 6 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.24%) Trello
16 4 (0.19%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.19%) Heroku
17 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.84%) HTTP
2 32 (1.55%) Firewall
3 28 (1.36%) Internet
4 27 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.02%) Kerberos
6 19 (0.92%) Network Security
7 18 (0.87%) DNS
8 15 (0.73%) LDAP
9 11 (0.53%) LAN
9 11 (0.53%) WAN
10 10 (0.48%) SMS
11 9 (0.44%) DSL
12 7 (0.34%) FCAPS
12 7 (0.34%) FTP
13 5 (0.24%) NAS
13 5 (0.24%) VoIP
14 4 (0.19%) Intranet
14 4 (0.19%) SAN
15 3 (0.15%) AMQP
15 3 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1120 (54.26%) Hadoop
2 390 (18.90%) Apache Hive
3 319 (15.46%) Data Warehouse
4 293 (14.20%) NoSQL
5 231 (11.19%) HBase
6 211 (10.22%) MongoDB
7 205 (9.93%) SQL Server
8 191 (9.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 171 (8.28%) Relational Database
10 112 (5.43%) MySQL
11 102 (4.94%) Sqoop
12 86 (4.17%) QlikView
13 70 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 69 (3.34%) Impala
15 63 (3.05%) Data Lake
16 62 (3.00%) Data Mining
16 62 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
16 62 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 61 (2.96%) RDBMS
18 47 (2.28%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 170 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 119 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 86 (4.17%) JIRA
4 59 (2.86%) Maven
5 50 (2.42%) Gradle
6 40 (1.94%) Talend Open Studio
7 37 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 32 (1.55%) Hudson
9 31 (1.50%) Selenium
10 26 (1.26%) Subversion
11 25 (1.21%) JUnit
12 21 (1.02%) Eclipse
13 20 (0.97%) Ant
13 20 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (0.82%) IntelliJ
14 17 (0.82%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.58%) Bitbucket
16 12 (0.58%) Jasmine
16 12 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 421 (20.40%) Finance
2 260 (12.60%) Banking
3 138 (6.69%) Marketing
4 119 (5.77%) Retail
5 81 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 57 (2.76%) Front Office
7 54 (2.62%) Telecoms
8 43 (2.08%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.79%) Legal
10 19 (0.92%) Electronics
10 19 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
11 12 (0.58%) Games
12 10 (0.48%) Billing
12 10 (0.48%) Law
13 8 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.24%) Back Office
14 5 (0.24%) Publishing
15 3 (0.15%) Advertising
15 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 678 (32.85%) Developer
2 387 (18.75%) Architect
3 264 (12.79%) Java Developer
4 244 (11.82%) Data Architect
5 235 (11.39%) Big Data Developer
6 173 (8.38%) Data Engineer
7 169 (8.19%) Analyst
8 162 (7.85%) Big Data Engineer
9 160 (7.75%) Big Data Architect
10 138 (6.69%) Consultant
11 127 (6.15%) Hadoop Developer
12 121 (5.86%) Scala Developer
13 98 (4.75%) Hadoop Engineer
14 95 (4.60%) Senior Developer
15 85 (4.12%) Data Scientist
16 72 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
17 71 (3.44%) Apache Spark Developer
18 69 (3.34%) Data Consultant
18 69 (3.34%) Hadoop Architect
19 65 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (11.05%) Kafka
2 142 (6.88%) REST
3 139 (6.73%) Web Services
4 113 (5.47%) AngularJS
5 112 (5.43%) Spring
6 110 (5.33%) HTML
7 90 (4.36%) .NET
8 82 (3.97%) JSON
9 80 (3.88%) CSS
10 75 (3.63%) J2EE
11 73 (3.54%) SOAP
12 68 (3.29%) HTML5
13 67 (3.25%) Akka
14 63 (3.05%) Spark Streaming
15 58 (2.81%) XML
16 50 (2.42%) Node.js
17 49 (2.37%) Play Framework
18 48 (2.33%) RESTful
19 40 (1.94%) ActiveMQ
20 37 (1.79%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (7.32%) Visualisation
3 106 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 93 (4.51%) Data Integration
5 79 (3.83%) Statistics
6 72 (3.49%) Mathematics
7 70 (3.39%) Algorithms
8 65 (3.15%) Management Information System
9 60 (2.91%) Credit Risk
10 58 (2.81%) User Experience
11 56 (2.71%) Data Centre
12 29 (1.41%) Data Structures
13 28 (1.36%) Social Media
14 26 (1.26%) Virtual Team
15 25 (1.21%) Blockchain
16 24 (1.16%) Market Risk
17 22 (1.07%) Mobile App
18 21 (1.02%) Equities
19 20 (0.97%) Artificial Intelligence
19 20 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 391 (18.94%) Linux
2 175 (8.48%) Unix
3 82 (3.97%) Windows
4 51 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (1.21%) AIX
6 17 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.78%) CentOS
8 13 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.53%) Solaris
10 9 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.39%) Mesosphere
12 7 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.24%) Android
15 3 (0.15%) HPUX
16 2 (0.097%) SUSE
17 1 (0.048%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.048%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (25.68%) Analytics
3 452 (21.90%) Business Intelligence
4 325 (15.75%) ETL
5 312 (15.12%) Scrum
6 272 (13.18%) DevOps
7 256 (12.40%) Data Modelling
8 254 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
9 245 (11.87%) Open Source
10 235 (11.39%) TDD
11 187 (9.06%) Data Analytics
12 170 (8.24%) MapReduce
13 166 (8.04%) Software Engineering
14 144 (6.98%) E-Commerce
15 141 (6.83%) Machine Learning
16 136 (6.59%) Data Analysis
17 130 (6.30%) Data Architecture
18 113 (5.47%) BDD
19 111 (5.38%) Big Data Analytics
20 104 (5.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 800 (38.76%) Java
2 576 (27.91%) SQL
3 422 (20.45%) Scala
4 398 (19.28%) Python
5 159 (7.70%) JavaScript
6 153 (7.41%) R
7 75 (3.63%) C#
7 75 (3.63%) Perl
8 74 (3.59%) Shell Script
9 69 (3.34%) Ruby
10 66 (3.20%) C
11 65 (3.15%) C++
12 52 (2.52%) PHP
12 52 (2.52%) T-SQL
13 45 (2.18%) Bash Shell
13 45 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.02%) MATLAB
15 14 (0.68%) Groovy
15 14 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 14 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 175 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 173 (8.38%) Degree
3 98 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 66 (3.20%) DV Cleared
5 53 (2.57%) PhD
6 27 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.63%) CISSP
8 9 (0.44%) PMP
9 7 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.34%) Postgraduate
10 6 (0.29%) CISM
10 6 (0.29%) CITP
11 5 (0.24%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.24%) ISEB
11 5 (0.24%) RHCE
12 4 (0.19%) ACCA
13 3 (0.15%) CEH
13 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.15%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.88%) QA
2 68 (3.29%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.73%) SLA
4 11 (0.53%) ISO20022
4 11 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.24%) FATCA
7 5 (0.24%) GCP
7 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.15%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.097%) COBIT
9 2 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.097%) EMIR
9 2 (0.097%) MiFID
10 1 (0.048%) Basel II
10 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 188 (9.11%) HDFS
2 117 (5.67%) Docker
3 111 (5.38%) Apache Flume
4 57 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (1.74%) Active Directory
6 34 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 25 (1.21%) vCloud
8 18 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (0.73%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.24%) KVM
10 5 (0.24%) vSphere
11 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.097%) Ceph
12 2 (0.097%) Firmware
12 2 (0.097%) NFS
12 2 (0.097%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.097%) Squid
13 1 (0.048%) SRDF
13 1 (0.048%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.048%) Xen
Systems Management
1 143 (6.93%) Puppet
2 102 (4.94%) Ansible
3 67 (3.25%) Hadoop YARN
4 61 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (2.37%) Oozie
6 32 (1.55%) Ambari
7 24 (1.16%) Kibana
8 23 (1.11%) Nagios
9 20 (0.97%) Kubernetes
10 16 (0.78%) Mesos
11 15 (0.73%) logstash
12 12 (0.58%) Terraform
13 11 (0.53%) Control-M
14 9 (0.44%) Rsyslog
14 9 (0.44%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.39%) DBAmp
15 8 (0.39%) MOM
15 8 (0.39%) QRadar
15 8 (0.39%) Salt
16 7 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 245 (11.87%) Oracle
2 155 (7.51%) Cloudera
3 120 (5.81%) Hortonworks
4 105 (5.09%) Tableau
5 98 (4.75%) Microsoft
6 74 (3.59%) VMware
7 72 (3.49%) Teradata
8 67 (3.25%) IBM
9 59 (2.86%) SAP
10 56 (2.71%) Informatica
11 51 (2.47%) Red Hat
12 40 (1.94%) Talend
13 38 (1.84%) Splunk
14 36 (1.74%) Vertica
15 34 (1.65%) Atlassian
16 31 (1.50%) Cognos
16 31 (1.50%) MicroStrategy
17 27 (1.31%) Ab Initio
18 23 (1.11%) Google
19 22 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £695.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day £500-£750p/d
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day £500-£750p/d
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £475 - £600 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Freshtechit
Rate: Unspecified offer contract and permanent salaries
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Midlands
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Reuben Chase
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £527 per day
Posted: 6 days ago