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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data
UK
Rank 83 153 221
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +68
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1234 802 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.71% 1.57% 1.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.14% 6.99% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 570 398
Median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £47.00 £26.00 £25.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.76% +0.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £46.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +27.39%

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
10161 11475 11660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.33% 22.42% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6910 7717 7480
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 197 161
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.62 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 27 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +70 1193 £525 +2.43% 407
London +54 853 £550 - 248
South East +33 134 £500 +1.52% 55
City of London +32 134 £550 +4.76% 69
North West +67 62 £500 +11.11% 23
East of England +16 46 £450 +1.12% 34
South West -1 41 £500 +12.35% 17
Berkshire +10 40 £500 +5.26% 9
Reading +15 31 £500 +5.26% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 27 £388 +3.33% 2
Yorkshire +16 26 £458 -20.43% 16
Hampshire +27 23 £475 -13.63% 14
West Yorkshire +22 21 £450 -21.73% 9
Cheshire - 21 £415 - 5
South Wales +37 20 £513 +36.66% 5
Manchester +27 20 £500 -9.09% 17
Wales +26 20 £513 +36.66% 5
Hertfordshire +11 20 £513 +2.50% 3
Newport - 18 £513 -
East Midlands +10 17 £450 - 6
Oxfordshire -8 17 £488 -11.36% 6
Milton Keynes +4 15 £388 +3.33% 2
Scotland +23 14 £400 +12.67% 17
Essex +7 14 £310 -14.48% 2
Leeds +4 14 £458 -20.43% 8
Gloucestershire +4 14 £500 - 3
Bristol +3 13 £513 +36.66% 7
Croydon - 12 £444 - 2
Cambridgeshire +3 11 £450 +28.57% 24
Oxford -4 11 £475 -13.63% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 1464 (56.01%) Hadoop
2 1040 (39.79%) Java
3 963 (36.84%) Apache Spark
4 933 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
5 839 (32.10%) Python
6 650 (24.87%) SQL
7 639 (24.45%) Scala
8 627 (23.99%) Analytics
9 605 (23.14%) Finance
10 586 (22.42%) Apache Hive
11 477 (18.25%) Linux
12 462 (17.67%) Banking
12 462 (17.67%) DevOps
13 430 (16.45%) NoSQL
14 421 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
15 386 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
16 379 (14.50%) ETL
16 379 (14.50%) Kafka
17 341 (13.05%) HBase
18 336 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
19 324 (12.39%) Scrum
20 309 (11.82%) TDD
21 302 (11.55%) Open Source
22 298 (11.40%) R
23 295 (11.29%) Data Modelling
24 293 (11.21%) Oracle
25 289 (11.06%) MapReduce
26 279 (10.67%) MongoDB
27 274 (10.48%) Machine Learning
28 265 (10.14%) HDFS

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
1 963 (36.84%) Apache Spark
2 243 (9.30%) Apache Pig
3 190 (7.27%) Apache
4 132 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
5 124 (4.74%) SAS
6 71 (2.72%) Confluence
7 59 (2.26%) Apache Solr
8 41 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 19 (0.73%) Jupyter
11 18 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
11 18 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.65%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (0.46%) JBoss
14 12 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
15 10 (0.38%) Anypoint
15 10 (0.38%) nginx
15 10 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.99%) SPSS
3 21 (0.80%) MS Office
4 14 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.34%) Stata
6 6 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.15%) GNU Octave
7 4 (0.15%) MS Project
8 2 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.038%) InVision
9 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.038%) Weka
Business Applications
1 16 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.57%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.15%) Unica
4 3 (0.11%) FastStats
4 3 (0.11%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.077%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.038%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.038%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.038%) HFM
6 1 (0.038%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.038%) RMDS
6 1 (0.038%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.038%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.038%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.038%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 386 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
4 69 (2.64%) Amazon S3
5 67 (2.56%) Amazon EMR
6 52 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
7 50 (1.91%) GitHub
8 45 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
9 42 (1.61%) PaaS
10 35 (1.34%) SaaS
11 30 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (0.65%) IaaS
15 16 (0.61%) Office 365
16 13 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
16 13 (0.50%) Google Analytics
17 12 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
18 11 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.52%) Kerberos
2 43 (1.64%) HTTP
3 37 (1.42%) Firewall
4 30 (1.15%) LDAP
5 28 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.69%) Internet
6 18 (0.69%) WAN
7 16 (0.61%) LAN
7 16 (0.61%) Network Security
8 15 (0.57%) DNS
9 13 (0.50%) SMS
10 10 (0.38%) SSL
11 8 (0.31%) FTP
12 7 (0.27%) VPN
13 6 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.23%) SSH
14 5 (0.19%) SAN
14 5 (0.19%) VoIP
15 4 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1464 (56.01%) Hadoop
2 586 (22.42%) Apache Hive
3 430 (16.45%) NoSQL
4 341 (13.05%) HBase
5 336 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
6 279 (10.67%) MongoDB
7 263 (10.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 254 (9.72%) Relational Database
9 232 (8.88%) SQL Server
10 143 (5.47%) Sqoop
11 133 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
12 122 (4.67%) QlikView
13 111 (4.25%) Impala
14 105 (4.02%) RDBMS
15 104 (3.98%) Data Lake
15 104 (3.98%) MySQL
16 86 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 59 (2.26%) Data Mining
18 51 (1.95%) Neo4j
19 48 (1.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 213 (8.15%) Git (software)
2 198 (7.57%) Jenkins
3 183 (7.00%) JIRA
4 94 (3.60%) Maven
5 65 (2.49%) Talend Open Studio
6 63 (2.41%) Selenium
7 59 (2.26%) JUnit
8 57 (2.18%) Gradle
9 40 (1.53%) Cucumber
10 39 (1.49%) Mockito
11 30 (1.15%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (0.99%) Hudson
14 24 (0.92%) Eclipse
15 23 (0.88%) Subversion
16 22 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
17 21 (0.80%) Vagrant
18 20 (0.77%) Ant
19 18 (0.69%) Bitbucket
20 17 (0.65%) NUnit
General
1 605 (23.14%) Finance
2 462 (17.67%) Banking
3 204 (7.80%) Marketing
4 152 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 118 (4.51%) Retail
6 98 (3.75%) Front Office
7 65 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.45%) Legal
9 28 (1.07%) Games
9 28 (1.07%) Retail Banking
10 25 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
10 25 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.61%) Electronics
11 16 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.61%) Publishing
12 11 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.34%) Automotive
14 7 (0.27%) Billing
14 7 (0.27%) Law
15 6 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 873 (33.40%) Developer
2 433 (16.56%) Architect
3 326 (12.47%) Data Engineer
4 323 (12.36%) Java Developer
5 305 (11.67%) Big Data Developer
6 293 (11.21%) Big Data Engineer
7 267 (10.21%) Data Architect
8 216 (8.26%) Analyst
9 169 (6.47%) Big Data Architect
10 166 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 150 (5.74%) Hadoop Developer
12 145 (5.55%) Scala Developer
13 141 (5.39%) Senior Developer
14 139 (5.32%) Consultant
15 114 (4.36%) Hadoop Engineer
16 96 (3.67%) Data Scientist
17 92 (3.52%) Administrator
18 89 (3.40%) Apache Spark Developer
19 87 (3.33%) Data Analyst
20 85 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (14.50%) Kafka
2 188 (7.19%) Web Services
3 180 (6.89%) HTML
4 160 (6.12%) REST
5 154 (5.89%) AngularJS
6 137 (5.24%) Spring
7 128 (4.90%) .NET
7 128 (4.90%) CSS
8 114 (4.36%) JSON
9 112 (4.28%) XML
10 107 (4.09%) HTML5
11 92 (3.52%) Akka
12 83 (3.18%) J2EE
13 82 (3.14%) Node.js
14 70 (2.68%) Spark Streaming
15 65 (2.49%) JMS
16 55 (2.10%) Middleware
17 51 (1.95%) SOAP
18 49 (1.87%) D3.js
18 49 (1.87%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 264 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (5.85%) Algorithms
3 114 (4.36%) Credit Risk
4 110 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 80 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 56 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 50 (1.91%) User Experience
9 47 (1.80%) Data Structures
10 37 (1.42%) Equities
11 36 (1.38%) Social Media
12 32 (1.22%) Market Risk
13 30 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 28 (1.07%) Fintech
15 27 (1.03%) Derivative
15 27 (1.03%) Grid Computing
16 26 (0.99%) Reference Data
17 24 (0.92%) Mainframe
18 20 (0.77%) Mobile App
19 19 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 477 (18.25%) Linux
2 242 (9.26%) Unix
3 110 (4.21%) Windows
4 66 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (1.19%) CentOS
6 29 (1.11%) AIX
7 19 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.65%) Android
9 14 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.50%) Solaris
11 8 (0.31%) HPUX
12 7 (0.27%) Debian
12 7 (0.27%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.23%) MVS
13 6 (0.23%) VMS
14 5 (0.19%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.19%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 933 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
2 627 (23.99%) Analytics
3 462 (17.67%) DevOps
4 421 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
5 379 (14.50%) ETL
6 324 (12.39%) Scrum
7 309 (11.82%) TDD
8 302 (11.55%) Open Source
9 295 (11.29%) Data Modelling
10 289 (11.06%) MapReduce
11 274 (10.48%) Machine Learning
12 253 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
13 206 (7.88%) Data Analytics
14 180 (6.89%) Visualisation
15 165 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 163 (6.24%) Data Architecture
17 162 (6.20%) Software Engineering
18 159 (6.08%) Microservices
19 148 (5.66%) BDD
20 145 (5.55%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1040 (39.79%) Java
2 839 (32.10%) Python
3 650 (24.87%) SQL
4 639 (24.45%) Scala
5 298 (11.40%) R
6 244 (9.33%) JavaScript
7 137 (5.24%) Bash Shell
8 134 (5.13%) Perl
9 132 (5.05%) C#
10 117 (4.48%) C++
11 91 (3.48%) Shell Script
12 84 (3.21%) C
13 74 (2.83%) Ruby
14 63 (2.41%) T-SQL
15 38 (1.45%) MATLAB
15 38 (1.45%) PHP
16 23 (0.88%) Go
17 21 (0.80%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.61%) Korn
18 16 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 224 (8.57%) Degree
2 182 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 101 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 84 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 60 (2.30%) PhD
6 30 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.54%) CISSP
8 11 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 11 (0.42%) CEH
9 10 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.38%) PMP
10 8 (0.31%) ISEB
11 7 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.27%) Postgraduate
12 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.19%) CCSA
13 5 (0.19%) CISM
13 5 (0.19%) GCFA
13 5 (0.19%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.56%) QA
2 91 (3.48%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.54%) MiFID
4 13 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.50%) FATCA
5 10 (0.38%) SLA
6 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.19%) GDPR
7 5 (0.19%) ISO20022
8 4 (0.15%) IFRS
8 4 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.077%) EMIR
10 2 (0.077%) PMO
11 1 (0.038%) GCP
11 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 265 (10.14%) HDFS
2 172 (6.58%) Docker
3 116 (4.44%) Apache Flume
4 44 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 39 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (1.19%) vCloud
7 28 (1.07%) Active Directory
8 15 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.15%) NFS
11 2 (0.077%) KVM
12 1 (0.038%) GPFS
12 1 (0.038%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.038%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.038%) SRDF
12 1 (0.038%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 192 (7.35%) Puppet
2 163 (6.24%) Ansible
3 149 (5.70%) Hadoop YARN
4 134 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
5 110 (4.21%) Oozie
6 60 (2.30%) Terraform
7 44 (1.68%) Mesos
8 35 (1.34%) Kibana
9 34 (1.30%) Ambari
10 33 (1.26%) Kubernetes
11 22 (0.84%) Nagios
12 15 (0.57%) MOM
13 14 (0.54%) logstash
13 14 (0.54%) Salt
14 12 (0.46%) Rsyslog
15 9 (0.34%) Marathon
16 8 (0.31%) Grafana
16 8 (0.31%) Graphite
16 8 (0.31%) OpenIDM
16 8 (0.31%) QRadar
Vendors
1 293 (11.21%) Oracle
2 218 (8.34%) Cloudera
3 197 (7.54%) Hortonworks
4 138 (5.28%) Tableau
5 107 (4.09%) Microsoft
6 98 (3.75%) Teradata
7 93 (3.56%) Red Hat
8 76 (2.91%) Splunk
9 74 (2.83%) Informatica
10 66 (2.52%) SAP
11 65 (2.49%) Talend
12 64 (2.45%) IBM
13 52 (1.99%) VMware
14 49 (1.87%) Google
15 44 (1.68%) MapR
16 41 (1.57%) MicroStrategy
16 41 (1.57%) MuleSoft
17 36 (1.38%) Sybase
18 34 (1.30%) Ab Initio
18 34 (1.30%) Atlassian
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