The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 245 346 485
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +139
Contract jobs citing Big Data 451 240 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.47% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.90% 2.18% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 178 84
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £425 £419
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.87 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11551 11007 11929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.12% 21.59% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7154 6720 7018
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 224 308
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +105 441 £525 +16.66% 222
London +76 309 £550 +15.78% 142
City of London +50 76 £550 +11.39% 33
South East +28 53 £475 +35.71% 23
East of England -2 20 £425 -42.37% 12
Cambridgeshire - 19 £425 - 6
North West +9 18 £575 - 13
Surrey +3 17 £520 +197.14% 7
West Midlands - 16 £515 - 10
Hampshire +1 15 £243 -34.23% 1
South West -16 15 £450 - 5
Cambridge - 14 £425 - 6
Docklands, London +18 10 £625 +57.23%
Birmingham - 7 £500 - 3
Canary Wharf +28 6 £550 +13.63% 1
Berkshire +4 6 £375 -31.81% 5
Wiltshire -1 6 £195 -56.66%
Yorkshire -7 6 £315 -25.88% 11
Middlesex - 6 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £159 - 3
Cheshire - 5 £500 - 2
Manchester - 5 £575 - 8
Kent - 3 £310 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £320 -
Merseyside - 3 £320 -
Glasgow -5 2 - - 8
Leeds -7 2 £350 -17.64% 5
West Yorkshire -12 2 £350 -17.64% 6
Scotland -20 2 - - 10
East Midlands - 2 - - 4

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 394 (45.71%) Hadoop
2 303 (35.15%) Java
3 231 (26.80%) Analytics
4 218 (25.29%) SQL
5 168 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
6 167 (19.37%) NoSQL
7 157 (18.21%) Data Warehouse
8 152 (17.63%) MongoDB
9 148 (17.17%) Business Intelligence
10 145 (16.82%) Python
11 136 (15.78%) Linux
12 135 (15.66%) Apache Hive
13 128 (14.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 128 (14.85%) Finance
14 119 (13.81%) Oracle
14 119 (13.81%) SQL Server
14 119 (13.81%) Degree
15 117 (13.57%) ETL
16 113 (13.11%) TDD
17 110 (12.76%) Data Modelling
18 104 (12.06%) JavaScript
19 103 (11.95%) Apache Pig
20 102 (11.83%) Open Source
21 94 (10.90%) Scala
22 93 (10.79%) MapReduce
23 89 (10.32%) MySQL
24 87 (10.09%) Computer Science
25 80 (9.28%) HBase
26 79 (9.16%) Puppet
26 79 (9.16%) OO

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 103 (11.95%) Apache Pig
2 59 (6.84%) Apache
3 48 (5.57%) SAS
4 40 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (3.60%) Node.js
6 21 (2.44%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.51%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.39%) IIS
10 10 (1.16%) MQSeries
10 10 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.16%) Confluence
10 10 (1.16%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.16%) nginx
11 8 (0.93%) CMS
12 7 (0.81%) Jetty
12 7 (0.81%) Escenic
12 7 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.62%) SPSS
3 4 (0.46%) MS Project
3 4 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.35%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.35%) MS Office
4 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Weka
6 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (1.62%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.16%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.12%) Maximo
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 57 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.51%) Amazon S3
5 13 (1.51%) Amazon EMR
6 11 (1.28%) SaaS
7 9 (1.04%) Route 53
8 7 (0.81%) GitHub
8 7 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.58%) PaaS
10 3 (0.35%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.12%) Heroku
11 1 (0.12%) IaaS
11 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.20%) Internet
2 17 (1.97%) HTTP
3 12 (1.39%) Firewall
4 11 (1.28%) Network Security
5 9 (1.04%) FTP
6 7 (0.81%) DNS
6 7 (0.81%) DHCP
7 4 (0.46%) VPN
7 4 (0.46%) WAN
7 4 (0.46%) MPLS
8 3 (0.35%) SNMP
9 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.23%) SSL
9 2 (0.23%) LAN
9 2 (0.23%) Packet Switching
9 2 (0.23%) Intranet
9 2 (0.23%) IPsec
9 2 (0.23%) Wireless
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.12%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (45.71%) Hadoop
2 167 (19.37%) NoSQL
3 157 (18.21%) Data Warehouse
4 152 (17.63%) MongoDB
5 135 (15.66%) Apache Hive
6 128 (14.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 119 (13.81%) SQL Server
8 89 (10.32%) MySQL
9 80 (9.28%) HBase
10 54 (6.26%) Data Mining
11 51 (5.92%) Relational Database
12 49 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 35 (4.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (3.25%) QlikView
16 27 (3.13%) CouchDB
17 26 (3.02%) Sqoop
18 25 (2.90%) Oracle Database
18 25 (2.90%) Couchbase
18 25 (2.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 44 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.83%) Cucumber
4 32 (3.71%) Hudson
4 32 (3.71%) Maven
5 28 (3.25%) Subversion
6 26 (3.02%) JIRA
7 23 (2.67%) JUnit
8 20 (2.32%) Selenium
9 12 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
10 10 (1.16%) Mockito
10 10 (1.16%) PHPUnit
10 10 (1.16%) RSpec
11 9 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.81%) NUnit
13 6 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.70%) ERwin
13 6 (0.70%) WATIR
14 5 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.58%) Axure RP
General
1 128 (14.85%) Finance
2 63 (7.31%) Banking
3 42 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.18%) Marketing
5 31 (3.60%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.55%) Retail
7 18 (2.09%) Front Office
8 17 (1.97%) Games
9 15 (1.74%) Publishing
10 10 (1.16%) Advertising
10 10 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.58%) Electronics
13 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.46%) Legal
14 3 (0.35%) Military
14 3 (0.35%) German Language
14 3 (0.35%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.23%) Back Office
15 2 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 327 (37.94%) Developer
2 176 (20.42%) Architect
3 101 (11.72%) Analyst
4 91 (10.56%) Java Developer
5 59 (6.84%) Senior Developer
5 59 (6.84%) Data Architect
6 48 (5.57%) Consultant
7 42 (4.87%) Data Analyst
8 37 (4.29%) Big Data Developer
9 35 (4.06%) Hadoop Developer
10 31 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (3.25%) Business Analyst
11 28 (3.25%) Data Scientist
12 26 (3.02%) Project Manager
13 25 (2.90%) ETL Developer
14 24 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 24 (2.78%) Big Data Architect
14 24 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
15 22 (2.55%) Lead Architect
15 22 (2.55%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.79%) MapReduce
2 78 (9.05%) HTML
3 70 (8.12%) XML
4 69 (8.00%) Web Services
5 66 (7.66%) CSS
6 56 (6.50%) .NET
7 51 (5.92%) Spring
8 47 (5.45%) LAMP
9 40 (4.64%) HTML5
10 37 (4.29%) jQuery
11 34 (3.94%) Kafka
12 28 (3.25%) Ruby on Rails
12 28 (3.25%) Hibernate
13 26 (3.02%) J2EE
13 26 (3.02%) AngularJS
14 25 (2.90%) CSS3
14 25 (2.90%) JSON
15 22 (2.55%) Backbone.js
16 18 (2.09%) Django
17 16 (1.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (11.83%) Open Source
2 87 (10.09%) Computer Science
3 65 (7.54%) Visualisation
4 39 (4.52%) Mathematics
5 38 (4.41%) Data Integration
6 29 (3.36%) Statistics
7 26 (3.02%) Mobile App
8 22 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.09%) GIS
10 14 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.28%) Economics
12 9 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.93%) Physics
13 8 (0.93%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.93%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.81%) Data Extraction
14 7 (0.81%) FMCG
14 7 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.70%) Social Media
15 6 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 136 (15.78%) Linux
2 57 (6.61%) UNIX
3 33 (3.83%) Apple iOS
4 27 (3.13%) CentOS
5 25 (2.90%) Debian
6 24 (2.78%) Android
7 18 (2.09%) Windows
8 6 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.58%) Solaris
10 4 (0.46%) AIX
11 2 (0.23%) HPUX
12 1 (0.12%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (26.80%) Analytics
2 168 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (17.17%) Business Intelligence
4 117 (13.57%) ETL
5 113 (13.11%) TDD
6 110 (12.76%) Data Modelling
7 79 (9.16%) OO
8 77 (8.93%) Scrum
8 77 (8.93%) DevOps
9 67 (7.77%) BDD
10 61 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (5.92%) Data Architecture
12 49 (5.68%) Data Analysis
13 48 (5.57%) Project Management
14 43 (4.99%) Software Engineering
15 41 (4.76%) OOP
16 40 (4.64%) Data Management
17 37 (4.29%) Data Analytics
17 37 (4.29%) MVC
17 37 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 303 (35.15%) Java
2 218 (25.29%) SQL
3 145 (16.82%) Python
4 104 (12.06%) JavaScript
5 94 (10.90%) Scala
6 72 (8.35%) C#
6 72 (8.35%) Ruby
7 63 (7.31%) PHP
8 52 (6.03%) R
8 52 (6.03%) Perl
9 50 (5.80%) C++
10 40 (4.64%) Bash Shell
11 27 (3.13%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.09%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.97%) C
14 12 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.28%) Groovy
15 11 (1.28%) Clojure
16 9 (1.04%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.93%) AWK
Qualifications
1 119 (13.81%) Degree
2 42 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.78%) PhD
5 20 (2.32%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.86%) ISEB
7 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.46%) HND
10 3 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.23%) CISSP
11 2 (0.23%) PMP
12 1 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.12%) CBAP
12 1 (0.12%) CITP
12 1 (0.12%) MBA
12 1 (0.12%) CISM
12 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.12%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.67%) QA
2 9 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (3.60%) HDFS
2 14 (1.62%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.23%) Cronacle
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.23%) Docker
6 2 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 79 (9.16%) Puppet
2 64 (7.42%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (3.25%) Oozie
4 22 (2.55%) Nagios
4 22 (2.55%) Salt
5 21 (2.44%) ZABBIX
6 20 (2.32%) Cacti
7 15 (1.74%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.81%) Ansible
9 5 (0.58%) Ambari
10 3 (0.35%) YUM
11 2 (0.23%) Opsview
11 2 (0.23%) Ganglia
11 2 (0.23%) Munin
12 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 119 (13.81%) Oracle
2 61 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.29%) Teradata
4 35 (4.06%) Rackspace
5 30 (3.48%) Tableau
5 30 (3.48%) Red Hat
6 29 (3.36%) Google
7 28 (3.25%) Cognos
8 26 (3.02%) IBM
9 25 (2.90%) SAP
9 25 (2.90%) Business Objects
10 23 (2.67%) Vertica
11 22 (2.55%) Netezza
11 22 (2.55%) Cloudera
12 20 (2.32%) Informatica
13 17 (1.97%) Splunk
14 16 (1.86%) Greenplum
15 15 (1.74%) Sybase
16 12 (1.39%) JBoss
16 12 (1.39%) Ab Initio
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
JW Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Volt
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London, The City
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £500 per day 6 mths
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 375-450 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago