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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 207 289 339
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +50
Contract jobs citing Big Data 542 323 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.63% 0.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.85% 2.87% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 207 144
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £354 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £565 £450
% change year-on-year
-15.92% +25.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.77 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 - -

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
11173 11262 10123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 22.03% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7171 6847 6066
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 £275 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 191 226
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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 +70 517 £500 -4.76% 259
London +81 379 £525 - 174
City of London +48 103 £575 +27.77% 57
North West 0 43 £475 -18.10% 11
South East -11 35 £425 -22.72% 39
Manchester +4 19 £475 +11.76% 7
South West -4 18 £495 +78.37% 4
East Midlands +8 15 £500 -13.04% 2
Scotland +8 13 £450 +11.76% 9
Cheshire -2 13 £325 -48.81% 3
Northamptonshire - 13 £500 -
Devon - 12 £505 -
Surrey +3 10 £425 -34.61% 4
West Midlands -2 10 £463 -11.90% 3
Edinburgh - 9 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £455 - 3
Oxfordshire -12 7 £313 -45.65% 4
Northampton - 7 £450 -
Oxford - 6 £313 - 2
Wilmslow - 6 £320 -
East of England +11 5 £350 -17.64% 9
Yorkshire -1 5 £441 +3.76% 13
West Sussex -16 5 £600 +42.01% 3
Milton Keynes - 5 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 4 £458 +7.76% 9
Staines +7 3 - -
Wiltshire +3 3 £304 +9.45%
Berkshire +3 3 £485 -0.51% 18
Lancashire -12 3 £538 -
Warrington -17 3 £481 -24.21% 2

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 600 (53.38%) Hadoop
2 425 (37.81%) Java
3 384 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
4 287 (25.53%) Analytics
5 269 (23.93%) SQL
6 218 (19.40%) NoSQL
7 210 (18.68%) Data Warehouse
8 202 (17.97%) Finance
9 201 (17.88%) Python
10 193 (17.17%) Apache Hive
11 192 (17.08%) Linux
12 183 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
13 182 (16.19%) Data Modelling
13 182 (16.19%) Banking
14 179 (15.93%) Oracle
15 166 (14.77%) ETL
16 160 (14.23%) MongoDB
17 151 (13.43%) Apache Spark
18 146 (12.99%) TDD
19 142 (12.63%) Scala
20 137 (12.19%) MapReduce
21 129 (11.48%) Degree
22 117 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
23 115 (10.23%) Scrum
24 111 (9.88%) Apache Cassandra
25 104 (9.25%) UNIX
26 103 (9.16%) HBase
27 101 (8.99%) Apache Pig
28 98 (8.72%) Web Services
28 98 (8.72%) HTML

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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
1 151 (13.43%) Apache Spark
2 101 (8.99%) Apache Pig
3 84 (7.47%) Apache
4 59 (5.25%) Elasticsearch
5 58 (5.16%) SAS
6 25 (2.22%) Node.js
7 20 (1.78%) Confluence
8 17 (1.51%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.25%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.71%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.53%) Apache ServiceMix
14 5 (0.44%) CMS
15 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.27%) IIS
16 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
16 3 (0.27%) WorkSite
17 2 (0.18%) Jetty
Applications
1 34 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.60%) SPSS
3 12 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.44%) MS Office
5 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.27%) MS Project
6 3 (0.27%) Weka
6 3 (0.27%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.62%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.089%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.089%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 64 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.60%) Amazon EMR
5 17 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.16%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.71%) SaaS
9 6 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.44%) PaaS
11 4 (0.36%) GitHub
12 3 (0.27%) IaaS
13 2 (0.18%) Route 53
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.089%) Office 365
14 1 (0.089%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.089%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.40%) Internet
2 17 (1.51%) AMQP
3 14 (1.25%) Network Security
3 14 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.16%) Kerberos
5 10 (0.89%) LDAP
5 10 (0.89%) VPN
6 7 (0.62%) LAN
6 7 (0.62%) WAN
6 7 (0.62%) DHCP
7 6 (0.53%) HTTP
7 6 (0.53%) Firewall
8 5 (0.44%) X.509
9 4 (0.36%) DNS
9 4 (0.36%) MPLS
9 4 (0.36%) SAN
10 3 (0.27%) SSL
11 2 (0.18%) SNA
11 2 (0.18%) VLAN
11 2 (0.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (53.38%) Hadoop
2 218 (19.40%) NoSQL
3 210 (18.68%) Data Warehouse
4 193 (17.17%) Apache Hive
5 160 (14.23%) MongoDB
6 111 (9.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 103 (9.16%) HBase
8 85 (7.56%) SQL Server
9 56 (4.98%) Relational Database
10 51 (4.54%) MySQL
11 48 (4.27%) Data Mining
12 44 (3.91%) RDBMS
13 41 (3.65%) CouchDB
14 40 (3.56%) QlikView
15 37 (3.29%) Impala
16 32 (2.85%) Sqoop
17 31 (2.76%) Oracle Database
18 28 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 27 (2.40%) MarkLogic
19 27 (2.40%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 37 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.85%) JUnit
4 31 (2.76%) JIRA
4 31 (2.76%) Cucumber
5 29 (2.58%) Subversion
6 26 (2.31%) Maven
7 19 (1.69%) Hudson
8 15 (1.33%) Eclipse
8 15 (1.33%) Selenium
9 14 (1.25%) Ant
9 14 (1.25%) Mercurial
10 13 (1.16%) Gradle
11 10 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (0.71%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.71%) Mockito
13 6 (0.53%) GDB
13 6 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.36%) PyUnit
15 3 (0.27%) RSpec
General
1 202 (17.97%) Finance
2 182 (16.19%) Banking
3 75 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 42 (3.74%) Retail
5 40 (3.56%) Marketing
6 36 (3.20%) Games
7 26 (2.31%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.78%) Front Office
9 18 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.51%) Publishing
11 15 (1.33%) Law
12 11 (0.98%) Electronics
13 10 (0.89%) Legal
14 8 (0.71%) Advertising
15 7 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.53%) Music Industry
17 5 (0.44%) Back Office
18 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
19 1 (0.089%) Pharmaceutical
19 1 (0.089%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 404 (35.94%) Developer
2 269 (23.93%) Architect
3 122 (10.85%) Java Developer
4 120 (10.68%) Data Architect
5 103 (9.16%) Analyst
6 68 (6.05%) Solutions Architect
7 66 (5.87%) Hadoop Developer
8 63 (5.60%) Big Data Developer
9 57 (5.07%) Consultant
10 56 (4.98%) Big Data Architect
11 54 (4.80%) Project Manager
12 53 (4.72%) Senior Developer
13 50 (4.45%) Business Analyst
14 48 (4.27%) Scala Developer
15 33 (2.94%) Data Analyst
16 32 (2.85%) Data Scientist
17 28 (2.49%) Data Consultant
18 27 (2.40%) Designer
19 24 (2.14%) Big Data Consultant
20 23 (2.05%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.72%) HTML
1 98 (8.72%) Web Services
2 67 (5.96%) HTML5
3 60 (5.34%) J2EE
4 59 (5.25%) .NET
5 58 (5.16%) CSS
6 55 (4.89%) XML
7 54 (4.80%) Spring
8 47 (4.18%) jQuery
9 44 (3.91%) RESTful
9 44 (3.91%) JSON
10 43 (3.83%) AngularJS
11 41 (3.65%) Kafka
12 40 (3.56%) Akka
12 40 (3.56%) REST
13 31 (2.76%) Java EE
14 30 (2.67%) Cascading
15 24 (2.14%) Hibernate
16 23 (2.05%) JMS
17 18 (1.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 117 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (8.19%) Open Source
3 81 (7.21%) Visualisation
4 71 (6.32%) Computer Science
5 54 (4.80%) Algorithms
6 45 (4.00%) Data Structures
7 44 (3.91%) Statistics
8 42 (3.74%) Data Integration
9 29 (2.58%) Mathematics
10 25 (2.22%) Market Risk
11 24 (2.14%) Online Games
12 23 (2.05%) Credit Risk
13 21 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (1.33%) Fixed Income
16 14 (1.25%) Derivative
17 13 (1.16%) User Experience
18 11 (0.98%) DTV
18 11 (0.98%) Social Media
19 10 (0.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 192 (17.08%) Linux
2 104 (9.25%) UNIX
3 77 (6.85%) Windows
4 23 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (1.96%) CentOS
6 19 (1.69%) Debian
7 15 (1.33%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.53%) Android
10 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.27%) Solaris
11 2 (0.18%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.089%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.089%) SUSE
12 1 (0.089%) AIX
12 1 (0.089%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (25.53%) Analytics
3 183 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
4 182 (16.19%) Data Modelling
5 166 (14.77%) ETL
6 146 (12.99%) TDD
7 137 (12.19%) MapReduce
8 115 (10.23%) Scrum
9 96 (8.54%) OO
10 79 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
11 69 (6.14%) DevOps
12 67 (5.96%) Project Management
13 66 (5.87%) Data Analysis
13 66 (5.87%) Data Architecture
14 58 (5.16%) Software Engineering
15 54 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (4.80%) Mentoring
16 47 (4.18%) BDD
17 45 (4.00%) Data Management
18 41 (3.65%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 425 (37.81%) Java
2 269 (23.93%) SQL
3 201 (17.88%) Python
4 142 (12.63%) Scala
5 76 (6.76%) Perl
6 72 (6.41%) C#
7 68 (6.05%) C++
8 65 (5.78%) PHP
9 64 (5.69%) JavaScript
10 59 (5.25%) R
11 53 (4.72%) Bash Shell
12 43 (3.83%) Ruby
13 37 (3.29%) PL/SQL
14 23 (2.05%) T-SQL
15 22 (1.96%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.51%) VBA
16 17 (1.51%) C
17 13 (1.16%) Groovy
17 13 (1.16%) MATLAB
18 9 (0.80%) AWK
Qualifications
1 129 (11.48%) Degree
2 61 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.33%) VCP4
6 14 (1.25%) PhD
7 9 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.53%) ISEB
10 5 (0.44%) PMP
10 5 (0.44%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.36%) CISSP
12 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.27%) CITP
12 3 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.18%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.18%) MCT
14 1 (0.089%) CCNA
14 1 (0.089%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.94%) QA
2 9 (0.80%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.44%) Basel III
4 4 (0.36%) P3O
5 1 (0.089%) SLA
5 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 89 (7.92%) HDFS
2 44 (3.91%) Apache Flume
3 32 (2.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 16 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.42%) Docker
5 10 (0.89%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.36%) XenServer
8 4 (0.36%) vSphere
9 3 (0.27%) vCloud
10 1 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.089%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 65 (5.78%) Puppet
2 51 (4.54%) Oozie
3 42 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (2.85%) Hadoop YARN
5 27 (2.40%) Nagios
6 22 (1.96%) Vagrant
7 20 (1.78%) ZABBIX
8 18 (1.60%) Cacti
8 18 (1.60%) Salt
9 17 (1.51%) Ansible
10 14 (1.25%) Ambari
11 11 (0.98%) Mesos
12 6 (0.53%) Graphite
13 3 (0.27%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.18%) Munin
14 2 (0.18%) OpenView
15 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
15 1 (0.089%) yum
Vendors
1 179 (15.93%) Oracle
2 74 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 51 (4.54%) Teradata
4 50 (4.45%) Informatica
5 45 (4.00%) Tableau
6 41 (3.65%) Red Hat
7 39 (3.47%) Cloudera
8 36 (3.20%) SAP
9 29 (2.58%) Splunk
10 22 (1.96%) Google
10 22 (1.96%) IBM
11 21 (1.87%) Netezza
12 20 (1.78%) Hortonworks
12 20 (1.78%) Sybase
13 19 (1.69%) Vertica
13 19 (1.69%) Rackspace
14 16 (1.42%) Adobe
14 16 (1.42%) VMware
15 15 (1.33%) Business Objects
15 15 (1.33%) MapR
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day Great contract rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Harris Global
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago