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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 196 303 376
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +73
Contract jobs citing Big Data 569 274 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.57% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.29% 2.58% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 178 119
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£515 £531 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £359 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £565 £378
% change year-on-year
-15.92% +49.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 - £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
10750 10606 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.02% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7006 6472 6156
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 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 202 226
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.69 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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 +109 549 £515 -4.18% 279
London +106 410 £525 - 167
City of London +72 109 £575 +16.16% 47
South East +15 44 £488 -18.75% 22
North West -5 34 £475 -18.10% 20
Oxfordshire +3 22 £513 - 2
South West -9 19 £498 +57.31% 10
Oxford - 17 £528 - 1
Manchester +10 16 £475 +11.76% 12
East Midlands +26 14 £525 -8.69% 3
Cheshire +2 13 £463 -27.16% 6
Devon +4 12 £505 +37.88% 1
Scotland -1 12 £390 +2.63% 6
Northamptonshire - 11 £525 - 1
Yorkshire +2 10 £463 +8.82% 23
Edinburgh - 9 £390 - 2
Surrey -8 8 £385 -40.76% 4
West Midlands +4 7 £300 - 10
West Yorkshire -1 6 £441 +3.76% 18
Warrington -15 6 £481 -24.21% 5
Northampton - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 £441 - 18
East of England +4 5 £450 +20.00% 20
Berkshire +2 5 £450 - 7
Wiltshire -2 5 £304 +9.45%
Swindon - 5 £304 -
Wilmslow - 4 £320 -
Coventry - 4 £300 - 1
Staines -1 3 - -
Slough -3 3 £450 -

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 575 (53.99%) Hadoop
2 398 (37.37%) Java
3 350 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (24.41%) Analytics
5 244 (22.91%) SQL
6 228 (21.41%) NoSQL
7 202 (18.97%) Data Warehouse
8 197 (18.50%) Apache Hive
9 196 (18.40%) Linux
10 192 (18.03%) Finance
11 190 (17.84%) Python
12 188 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
13 180 (16.90%) Banking
14 177 (16.62%) Oracle
15 169 (15.87%) MongoDB
16 160 (15.02%) Data Modelling
17 146 (13.71%) Apache Spark
18 145 (13.62%) Scala
18 145 (13.62%) ETL
19 139 (13.05%) TDD
20 132 (12.39%) MapReduce
21 122 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
22 116 (10.89%) Apache Cassandra
23 112 (10.52%) UNIX
24 110 (10.33%) Degree
25 103 (9.67%) HBase
26 96 (9.01%) Scrum
27 93 (8.73%) Web Services
27 93 (8.73%) Apache Pig
28 91 (8.54%) Open Source

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 146 (13.71%) Apache Spark
2 93 (8.73%) Apache Pig
3 85 (7.98%) Apache
4 60 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
5 47 (4.41%) SAS
6 29 (2.72%) Node.js
7 13 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.13%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.13%) Confluence
9 10 (0.94%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.38%) CMS
13 4 (0.38%) JBoss
14 3 (0.28%) nginx
14 3 (0.28%) Mule
14 3 (0.28%) Jetty
Applications
1 33 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.60%) SPSS
3 8 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) MS Project
4 3 (0.28%) MS Office
5 1 (0.094%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.094%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.094%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.094%) Magento
4 1 (0.094%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 64 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (1.69%) Amazon EMR
3 18 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.31%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (0.85%) SaaS
7 8 (0.75%) PaaS
8 6 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.38%) GitHub
9 4 (0.38%) IaaS
10 2 (0.19%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.19%) Route 53
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.094%) Heroku
11 1 (0.094%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.094%) Office 365
11 1 (0.094%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.094%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.50%) Internet
2 13 (1.22%) Network Security
3 12 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.13%) AMQP
4 9 (0.85%) VPN
4 9 (0.85%) WAN
5 8 (0.75%) LAN
5 8 (0.75%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.66%) DHCP
7 6 (0.56%) Firewall
7 6 (0.56%) HTTP
8 5 (0.47%) LDAP
9 4 (0.38%) SAN
9 4 (0.38%) MPLS
9 4 (0.38%) DNS
10 3 (0.28%) SSL
11 2 (0.19%) VLAN
11 2 (0.19%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.094%) 4G
12 1 (0.094%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 575 (53.99%) Hadoop
2 228 (21.41%) NoSQL
3 202 (18.97%) Data Warehouse
4 197 (18.50%) Apache Hive
5 169 (15.87%) MongoDB
6 116 (10.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 103 (9.67%) HBase
8 81 (7.61%) SQL Server
9 53 (4.98%) Relational Database
10 49 (4.60%) MySQL
11 40 (3.76%) CouchDB
11 40 (3.76%) Data Mining
12 39 (3.66%) RDBMS
13 38 (3.57%) Couchbase
14 37 (3.47%) Sqoop
14 37 (3.47%) MarkLogic
15 36 (3.38%) Riak
16 35 (3.29%) QlikView
17 30 (2.82%) Mahout
18 27 (2.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.19%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.63%) Maven
4 27 (2.54%) Subversion
4 27 (2.54%) JUnit
5 26 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 23 (2.16%) JIRA
7 20 (1.88%) Hudson
8 12 (1.13%) Selenium
9 11 (1.03%) Mercurial
9 11 (1.03%) Ant
10 10 (0.94%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.94%) Mockito
11 9 (0.85%) RSpec
11 9 (0.85%) Gradle
12 8 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (0.56%) GDB
14 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.38%) PyUnit
General
1 192 (18.03%) Finance
2 180 (16.90%) Banking
3 82 (7.70%) Investment Banking
4 35 (3.29%) Retail
5 34 (3.19%) Marketing
6 28 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.63%) Games
7 21 (1.97%) Front Office
8 17 (1.60%) Publishing
8 17 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.31%) Law
10 11 (1.03%) Electronics
11 10 (0.94%) Legal
12 6 (0.56%) Music Industry
13 5 (0.47%) Back Office
14 3 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.094%) Advertising
16 1 (0.094%) French Language
16 1 (0.094%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 384 (36.06%) Developer
2 272 (25.54%) Architect
3 115 (10.80%) Data Architect
4 105 (9.86%) Java Developer
5 86 (8.08%) Analyst
6 66 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
7 64 (6.01%) Big Data Developer
8 51 (4.79%) Hadoop Developer
9 48 (4.51%) Scala Developer
9 48 (4.51%) Big Data Architect
10 47 (4.41%) Senior Developer
11 46 (4.32%) Business Analyst
11 46 (4.32%) Consultant
12 45 (4.23%) Project Manager
13 33 (3.10%) Enterprise Architect
14 28 (2.63%) Data Scientist
15 25 (2.35%) Data Consultant
15 25 (2.35%) Software Engineer
16 23 (2.16%) Data Analyst
17 22 (2.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (8.73%) Web Services
2 84 (7.89%) HTML
3 60 (5.63%) Spring
4 55 (5.16%) .NET
4 55 (5.16%) HTML5
5 53 (4.98%) XML
6 49 (4.60%) CSS
7 47 (4.41%) jQuery
8 43 (4.04%) J2EE
9 37 (3.47%) Kafka
10 35 (3.29%) RESTful
11 33 (3.10%) AngularJS
11 33 (3.10%) Akka
11 33 (3.10%) JSON
12 32 (3.00%) Hibernate
13 31 (2.91%) REST
14 29 (2.72%) Cascading
15 23 (2.16%) Java EE
16 18 (1.69%) LAMP
17 17 (1.60%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 122 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (8.54%) Open Source
3 83 (7.79%) Visualisation
4 63 (5.92%) Computer Science
5 55 (5.16%) Data Structures
6 53 (4.98%) Algorithms
7 38 (3.57%) Statistics
8 30 (2.82%) Data Integration
9 24 (2.25%) Credit Risk
10 22 (2.07%) Market Risk
11 20 (1.88%) Online Games
12 18 (1.69%) Mathematics
12 18 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.22%) User Experience
13 13 (1.22%) Derivative
14 11 (1.03%) Digital Media
14 11 (1.03%) DTV
15 10 (0.94%) Equities
15 10 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 196 (18.40%) Linux
2 112 (10.52%) UNIX
3 60 (5.63%) Windows
4 24 (2.25%) CentOS
5 21 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.78%) Debian
7 15 (1.41%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.38%) Solaris
9 4 (0.38%) Android
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.19%) AIX
11 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.094%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (24.41%) Analytics
3 188 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 160 (15.02%) Data Modelling
5 145 (13.62%) ETL
6 139 (13.05%) TDD
7 132 (12.39%) MapReduce
8 96 (9.01%) Scrum
9 87 (8.17%) OO
10 74 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
11 72 (6.76%) DevOps
12 62 (5.82%) Data Architecture
13 57 (5.35%) Software Engineering
14 54 (5.07%) BDD
15 51 (4.79%) Project Management
16 50 (4.69%) Data Analysis
17 47 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (4.32%) Mentoring
19 39 (3.66%) Data Management
20 38 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 398 (37.37%) Java
2 244 (22.91%) SQL
3 190 (17.84%) Python
4 145 (13.62%) Scala
5 78 (7.32%) Perl
6 72 (6.76%) C++
7 71 (6.67%) C#
8 68 (6.38%) PHP
9 60 (5.63%) JavaScript
10 53 (4.98%) Ruby
10 53 (4.98%) Bash Shell
11 43 (4.04%) R
12 38 (3.57%) PL/SQL
13 34 (3.19%) Shell Script
14 23 (2.16%) C
15 16 (1.50%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.50%) VBA
16 11 (1.03%) MATLAB
16 11 (1.03%) AWK
17 10 (0.94%) sed
Qualifications
1 110 (10.33%) Degree
2 50 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.31%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.75%) PhD
7 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.56%) ISEB
7 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.47%) CISSP
8 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.38%) CITP
9 4 (0.38%) MCT
9 4 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.19%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.094%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.094%) CCNA
11 1 (0.094%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.44%) QA
2 10 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.47%) Basel III
5 4 (0.38%) P3O
6 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (7.98%) HDFS
2 51 (4.79%) Apache Flume
3 41 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 16 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.94%) Docker
7 7 (0.66%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.38%) vCloud
8 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.38%) vSphere
9 3 (0.28%) XenServer
10 1 (0.094%) XenApp
10 1 (0.094%) NFS
10 1 (0.094%) Firmware
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 72 (6.76%) Puppet
2 62 (5.82%) Oozie
3 52 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (3.00%) Hadoop YARN
5 27 (2.54%) Nagios
6 24 (2.25%) ZABBIX
7 23 (2.16%) Ambari
8 21 (1.97%) Vagrant
9 19 (1.78%) Salt
10 18 (1.69%) Cacti
11 16 (1.50%) Ansible
12 11 (1.03%) Mesos
13 6 (0.56%) Graphite
14 4 (0.38%) yum
15 3 (0.28%) NetBackup
16 2 (0.19%) OpenView
16 2 (0.19%) Munin
17 1 (0.094%) HP Quality Center
17 1 (0.094%) Data Guard
17 1 (0.094%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 177 (16.62%) Oracle
2 71 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 54 (5.07%) Teradata
4 45 (4.23%) Informatica
5 41 (3.85%) Tableau
6 40 (3.76%) Red Hat
7 38 (3.57%) SAP
8 35 (3.29%) Cloudera
9 34 (3.19%) Netezza
10 29 (2.72%) Hortonworks
11 27 (2.54%) Sybase
11 27 (2.54%) Splunk
12 25 (2.35%) IBM
13 23 (2.16%) MapR
14 22 (2.07%) Rackspace
15 20 (1.88%) Google
16 19 (1.78%) Adobe
17 16 (1.50%) VMware
17 16 (1.50%) Vertica
18 14 (1.31%) Cisco
London
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Rate: £400 - 650 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day + Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arcus Global Partners
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £526 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day + Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago