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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 153 193 257
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +64
Contract jobs citing Big Data 876 660 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.20% 0.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.53% 5.19% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 491 290
Median daily rate £525 £540 £491
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £375 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £444
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £27.32 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- -21.95%

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
11635 12715 12091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.68% 23.08% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7943 8292 7694
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 175 204
Median hourly rate £33.50 £26.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.33 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

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 30 May 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
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 30 May 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 +45 835 £525 -3.66% 325
London +44 572 £545 -0.90% 188
South East +20 112 £425 -5.55% 60
City of London +22 85 £505 -12.17% 53
North West -46 39 £425 -29.16% 9
South West +4 33 £463 -10.19% 25
West Midlands +4 32 £463 +42.30% 6
Berkshire -11 32 £470 +2.90% 18
Scotland -2 23 £444 +18.33% 12
Buckinghamshire +28 22 £425 -15.00% 3
Surrey -3 22 £419 -6.94% 18
Cheshire -35 21 £413 -35.29%
Milton Keynes +25 20 £425 -15.00% 2
West Sussex -13 17 £381 -4.68% 1
East of England 0 14 £445 -1.11% 23
Reading -14 14 £450 -10.00% 8
Telford -26 14 £460 -
Shropshire -28 14 £460 -0.54%
Chester +12 13 £413 -1.49%
Guildford +7 13 £413 +6.45% 6
Yorkshire +2 13 £500 -23.07% 8
Gloucestershire - 13 £475 - 7
Edinburgh +2 12 £438 -12.50% 3
West Yorkshire -6 10 £500 -28.57% 7
Brighton +11 9 - - 1
East Sussex +10 9 - - 1
Crawley +1 9 £381 -4.68%
Tyne and Wear -41 9 £470 -32.85% 1
North East -42 9 £470 -32.85% 1
Slough +11 8 £470 -37.33% 1

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 854 (50.62%) Hadoop
2 615 (36.46%) Java
3 530 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
4 476 (28.22%) Analytics
5 438 (25.96%) SQL
6 396 (23.47%) Apache Spark
7 385 (22.82%) Business Intelligence
8 360 (21.34%) Apache Hive
9 337 (19.98%) Python
10 336 (19.92%) Finance
11 316 (18.73%) Scala
12 258 (15.29%) Linux
13 248 (14.70%) NoSQL
14 232 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
15 221 (13.10%) ETL
16 218 (12.92%) Oracle
17 217 (12.86%) Scrum
18 206 (12.21%) Data Modelling
19 201 (11.91%) Open Source
20 193 (11.44%) TDD
21 185 (10.97%) Banking
22 179 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
23 177 (10.49%) DevOps
24 170 (10.08%) Apache Pig
24 170 (10.08%) HBase
25 165 (9.78%) Apache Cassandra
26 160 (9.48%) MongoDB
27 159 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
28 157 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
28 157 (9.31%) SQL Server

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
1 396 (23.47%) Apache Spark
2 170 (10.08%) Apache Pig
3 113 (6.70%) Apache
4 100 (5.93%) SAS
5 76 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (2.31%) Node.js
7 35 (2.07%) Confluence
8 26 (1.54%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.13%) Apache Solr
10 16 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (0.95%) nginx
10 16 (0.95%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (0.77%) SharePoint
11 13 (0.77%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.71%) CMS
13 8 (0.47%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.47%) Jetty
14 5 (0.30%) Mule
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 42 (2.49%) SPSS
2 40 (2.37%) MS Excel
3 13 (0.77%) Stata
4 11 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.41%) MS Office
6 6 (0.36%) MS Project
7 4 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) Weka
9 1 (0.059%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.24%) Unica
4 2 (0.12%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.059%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.059%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.059%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.059%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.059%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.059%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.059%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 157 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
4 39 (2.31%) GitHub
5 32 (1.90%) IaaS
6 28 (1.66%) SaaS
7 22 (1.30%) PaaS
8 20 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
9 16 (0.95%) Heroku
10 15 (0.89%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 13 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
13 9 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
16 2 (0.12%) Route 53
17 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.31%) Internet
2 28 (1.66%) HTTP
3 11 (0.65%) Network Security
4 9 (0.53%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (0.47%) SAN
5 8 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.41%) DNS
7 6 (0.36%) Firewall
8 5 (0.30%) SNA
9 3 (0.18%) DHCP
10 2 (0.12%) FCoE
10 2 (0.12%) Intranet
10 2 (0.12%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.12%) LAN
10 2 (0.12%) NAS
10 2 (0.12%) SNMP
10 2 (0.12%) VPN
10 2 (0.12%) WAN
10 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 854 (50.62%) Hadoop
2 360 (21.34%) Apache Hive
3 248 (14.70%) NoSQL
4 232 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
5 170 (10.08%) HBase
6 165 (9.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 160 (9.48%) MongoDB
8 157 (9.31%) SQL Server
9 96 (5.69%) Relational Database
10 94 (5.57%) MySQL
11 80 (4.74%) Data Mining
12 72 (4.27%) QlikView
13 57 (3.38%) Impala
13 57 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 54 (3.20%) Pentaho
15 50 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 40 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
16 40 (2.37%) Oracle Database
16 40 (2.37%) RDBMS
17 37 (2.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 137 (8.12%) Jenkins
2 88 (5.22%) Git (software)
3 81 (4.80%) JIRA
4 44 (2.61%) Maven
5 35 (2.07%) Talend Open Studio
6 32 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 31 (1.84%) Hudson
8 25 (1.48%) Gradle
9 24 (1.42%) Ant
9 24 (1.42%) JUnit
9 24 (1.42%) Subversion
10 21 (1.24%) Selenium
11 16 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (0.77%) Mockito
13 12 (0.71%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.59%) ERwin
14 10 (0.59%) JMeter
14 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.59%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 336 (19.92%) Finance
2 185 (10.97%) Banking
3 84 (4.98%) Marketing
3 84 (4.98%) Retail
4 52 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 23 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.19%) Electronics
7 20 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.07%) Front Office
9 12 (0.71%) Publishing
10 11 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.59%) Games
12 9 (0.53%) Advertising
12 9 (0.53%) Back Office
13 8 (0.47%) Legal
14 7 (0.41%) Military
14 7 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.30%) International Banking
15 5 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 617 (36.57%) Developer
2 266 (15.77%) Architect
3 244 (14.46%) Big Data Developer
4 171 (10.14%) Hadoop Developer
5 170 (10.08%) Java Developer
6 153 (9.07%) Data Architect
7 140 (8.30%) Analyst
7 140 (8.30%) Data Engineer
8 112 (6.64%) Big Data Engineer
9 107 (6.34%) Big Data Architect
10 92 (5.45%) Consultant
11 90 (5.33%) Scala Developer
12 87 (5.16%) Hadoop Engineer
13 86 (5.10%) Data Scientist
14 81 (4.80%) Senior Developer
15 59 (3.50%) SQL Developer
16 57 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 53 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
18 52 (3.08%) Data Analyst
19 51 (3.02%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (8.60%) Kafka
2 119 (7.05%) Web Services
3 97 (5.75%) HTML
4 96 (5.69%) REST
5 76 (4.51%) CSS
6 74 (4.39%) .NET
6 74 (4.39%) Spring
7 67 (3.97%) AngularJS
8 62 (3.68%) RESTful
9 58 (3.44%) XML
10 55 (3.26%) HTML5
11 53 (3.14%) jQuery
12 52 (3.08%) JSON
13 39 (2.31%) SOAP
14 35 (2.07%) Hibernate
15 33 (1.96%) Dropwizard
16 32 (1.90%) J2EE
17 31 (1.84%) Akka
17 31 (1.84%) spray
18 28 (1.66%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 179 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (6.64%) Visualisation
3 78 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 66 (3.91%) Algorithms
5 54 (3.20%) Mathematics
5 54 (3.20%) Statistics
6 47 (2.79%) User Experience
7 46 (2.73%) Data Integration
8 31 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.78%) Credit Risk
10 29 (1.72%) Data Structures
11 25 (1.48%) Data Centre
12 23 (1.36%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.24%) Semantic Web
14 20 (1.19%) Fintech
15 18 (1.07%) VCE vBlock
16 17 (1.01%) Digital Media
16 17 (1.01%) Market Risk
16 17 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
17 14 (0.83%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 258 (15.29%) Linux
2 133 (7.88%) Unix
3 79 (4.68%) Windows
4 34 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (1.54%) CentOS
6 24 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.47%) AIX
9 7 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.30%) Android
12 3 (0.18%) Solaris
13 1 (0.059%) Debian
13 1 (0.059%) Fedora
13 1 (0.059%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.059%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.059%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.059%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (28.22%) Analytics
3 385 (22.82%) Business Intelligence
4 221 (13.10%) ETL
5 217 (12.86%) Scrum
6 206 (12.21%) Data Modelling
7 201 (11.91%) Open Source
8 193 (11.44%) TDD
9 177 (10.49%) DevOps
10 159 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
11 155 (9.19%) Data Analytics
12 136 (8.06%) E-Commerce
13 132 (7.82%) Data Analysis
14 116 (6.88%) MapReduce
15 114 (6.76%) Machine Learning
16 100 (5.93%) Data Architecture
17 86 (5.10%) Software Engineering
18 85 (5.04%) Big Data Analytics
19 82 (4.86%) Data Management
20 77 (4.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 615 (36.46%) Java
2 438 (25.96%) SQL
3 337 (19.98%) Python
4 316 (18.73%) Scala
5 154 (9.13%) R
6 148 (8.77%) JavaScript
7 81 (4.80%) C#
8 69 (4.09%) Ruby
9 67 (3.97%) Shell Script
10 61 (3.62%) PHP
11 60 (3.56%) C++
12 55 (3.26%) PL/SQL
13 53 (3.14%) Perl
14 45 (2.67%) C
15 43 (2.55%) Bash Shell
16 38 (2.25%) T-SQL
17 33 (1.96%) MATLAB
18 21 (1.24%) PowerShell
19 17 (1.01%) Groovy
19 17 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 140 (8.30%) Degree
2 132 (7.82%) Security Cleared
3 69 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.19%) PhD
6 15 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.65%) SAS Certification
9 9 (0.53%) PMP
10 6 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.30%) CITP
11 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.24%) CISSP
12 4 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.18%) EMC Certification
13 3 (0.18%) ISEB
13 3 (0.18%) MCSD
13 3 (0.18%) MCSE
13 3 (0.18%) RHCE
14 2 (0.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.39%) QA
2 55 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.77%) SLA
4 6 (0.36%) Dublin Core
5 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) GCP
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.059%) Basel III
8 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.059%) MiFID
8 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 115 (6.82%) HDFS
2 81 (4.80%) Docker
3 66 (3.91%) Apache Flume
4 23 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 16 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.71%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.30%) vCloud
9 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.12%) Firmware
10 2 (0.12%) GridGain
10 2 (0.12%) KVM
10 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.059%) NFS
11 1 (0.059%) SRDF
11 1 (0.059%) UAG
11 1 (0.059%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.059%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 99 (5.87%) Puppet
2 74 (4.39%) Ansible
3 72 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.72%) Ambari
5 27 (1.60%) Hadoop YARN
6 26 (1.54%) Oozie
7 18 (1.07%) Mesos
8 17 (1.01%) Nagios
9 13 (0.77%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.59%) Kibana
10 10 (0.59%) StatsD
11 9 (0.53%) Graphite
11 9 (0.53%) logstash
12 8 (0.47%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.41%) Terraform
14 6 (0.36%) QRadar
14 6 (0.36%) SCCM
15 5 (0.30%) Ganglia
16 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
17 3 (0.18%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 218 (12.92%) Oracle
2 113 (6.70%) Tableau
3 105 (6.22%) Cloudera
4 95 (5.63%) Microsoft
5 74 (4.39%) Informatica
6 72 (4.27%) Teradata
7 64 (3.79%) Hortonworks
8 47 (2.79%) VMware
9 45 (2.67%) IBM
10 39 (2.31%) Splunk
11 37 (2.19%) SAP
12 35 (2.07%) Talend
13 30 (1.78%) Red Hat
14 25 (1.48%) Cognos
15 23 (1.36%) Vertica
16 21 (1.24%) MapR
17 19 (1.13%) EMC
18 18 (1.07%) Atlassian
18 18 (1.07%) Google
18 18 (1.07%) HP
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Churchill Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + extensive benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
North Surrey
Simon James IT
Posted: 19 days ago
Horsham, Sussex
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
North Surrey
Simon James IT
Posted: 19 days ago
North Surrey
Simon James IT
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago