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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 182 247 349
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +102
Contract jobs citing Big Data 747 466 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 0.82% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.66% 3.84% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 327 220
Average daily rate
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£525 £530 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £33.33 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.10% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.33 - £20.00

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
13194 12124 11888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 21.45% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8683 7513 7343
Average daily rate £405 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 186 208
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.91 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% +1.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £13.27 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +66 718 £525 -0.75% 390
London +49 487 £550 - 237
City of London +41 120 £575 +4.54% 61
South East +53 99 £500 -9.09% 58
North West -16 39 £463 -11.90% 20
Berkshire +23 28 £500 +33.33% 11
South West +6 25 £425 -5.55% 19
Oxfordshire +1 22 £500 +25.00% 16
Manchester -2 22 £450 -18.18% 13
East of England +13 18 £458 +7.64% 22
Reading +11 15 £500 - 2
Scotland +4 15 £488 - 16
Yorkshire -16 15 £525 +50.00% 15
Hampshire +5 14 £550 +126.80% 8
Buckinghamshire - 14 £425 - 2
East Midlands -1 13 £353 -21.66% 3
West Sussex -6 12 £338 -46.00% 2
Bristol +8 11 £425 - 8
West Midlands +2 11 £388 -22.65% 11
Milton Keynes - 11 £325 - 1
Canary Wharf -1 10 £563 +2.27%
Cheshire -8 9 £506 +1.25% 6
Oxford -9 9 £520 -16.80% 10
West Yorkshire -16 9 £550 +57.14% 8
Warrington -12 8 £506 +1.25% 1
Crawley - 8 £325 - 2
Leicestershire - 8 £353 -
Surrey -7 7 £400 -8.57% 8
Leeds -28 7 £550 +57.14% 8
Croydon - 7 £325 - 1

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 718 (50.39%) Hadoop
2 509 (35.72%) Java
3 489 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
4 339 (23.79%) Finance
5 286 (20.07%) SQL
6 280 (19.65%) Analytics
7 279 (19.58%) Data Warehouse
8 249 (17.47%) Apache Spark
9 224 (15.72%) Banking
10 221 (15.51%) Scala
11 215 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
11 215 (15.09%) Oracle
12 210 (14.74%) Apache Hive
13 198 (13.89%) Linux
14 195 (13.68%) Python
15 192 (13.47%) MongoDB
16 186 (13.05%) NoSQL
17 184 (12.91%) Open Source
17 184 (12.91%) Scrum
18 182 (12.77%) ETL
19 180 (12.63%) TDD
20 178 (12.49%) Data Modelling
21 170 (11.93%) JavaScript
22 168 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
23 160 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
24 153 (10.74%) UNIX
25 143 (10.04%) Apache Cassandra
26 141 (9.89%) SQL Server
27 137 (9.61%) Visualisation
28 135 (9.47%) HBase

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 249 (17.47%) Apache Spark
2 100 (7.02%) Apache Pig
3 82 (5.75%) Apache
4 74 (5.19%) Node.js
5 67 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
6 56 (3.93%) Apache Solr
7 52 (3.65%) SAS
8 41 (2.88%) WebSphere
9 28 (1.96%) SharePoint
10 19 (1.33%) CMS
11 18 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 17 (1.19%) Confluence
13 15 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
14 13 (0.91%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.77%) nginx
15 11 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.77%) JBoss
16 9 (0.63%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.56%) Mule
18 4 (0.28%) Jetty
Applications
1 50 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.33%) SPSS
3 14 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.70%) MS Office
5 4 (0.28%) MS Project
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 168 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (6.53%) Cloud Computing
3 66 (4.63%) IaaS
4 38 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (2.25%) PaaS
6 22 (1.54%) SaaS
7 21 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 10 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.63%) GitHub
11 6 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.35%) Route 53
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.070%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.070%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.44%) Internet
2 22 (1.54%) HTTP
3 20 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.33%) Firewall
5 17 (1.19%) SAN
6 16 (1.12%) VPN
6 16 (1.12%) Unified Communications
7 15 (1.05%) Converged Networks
8 14 (0.98%) Network Security
9 13 (0.91%) VLAN
10 12 (0.84%) AMQP
10 12 (0.84%) Kerberos
10 12 (0.84%) LAN
10 12 (0.84%) WAN
11 11 (0.77%) MPLS
12 10 (0.70%) SMTP
12 10 (0.70%) SNMP
12 10 (0.70%) LDAP
12 10 (0.70%) SSL
12 10 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 718 (50.39%) Hadoop
2 279 (19.58%) Data Warehouse
3 210 (14.74%) Apache Hive
4 192 (13.47%) MongoDB
5 186 (13.05%) NoSQL
6 143 (10.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 141 (9.89%) SQL Server
8 135 (9.47%) HBase
9 77 (5.40%) Impala
10 76 (5.33%) Relational Database
11 61 (4.28%) MySQL
12 56 (3.93%) RDBMS
13 44 (3.09%) Data Mining
13 44 (3.09%) DB2
14 42 (2.95%) Oracle Database
15 39 (2.74%) QlikView
16 38 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 36 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
18 35 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
19 32 (2.25%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 60 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 44 (3.09%) JIRA
3 40 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 37 (2.60%) Subversion
5 27 (1.89%) JUnit
6 26 (1.82%) Maven
7 21 (1.47%) Mercurial
8 20 (1.40%) Gradle
9 16 (1.12%) Selenium
10 15 (1.05%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.98%) Eclipse
12 13 (0.91%) Ant
13 11 (0.77%) Visual Studio
13 11 (0.77%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.56%) Hudson
15 8 (0.56%) ERwin
16 7 (0.49%) PHPUnit
16 7 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
16 7 (0.49%) Behat
General
1 339 (23.79%) Finance
2 224 (15.72%) Banking
3 97 (6.81%) Investment Banking
4 63 (4.42%) Marketing
5 62 (4.35%) Retail
6 55 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.89%) Publishing
8 25 (1.75%) Games
9 20 (1.40%) Front Office
10 15 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.84%) Electronics
12 11 (0.77%) Advertising
13 10 (0.70%) Legal
14 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.21%) Back Office
16 3 (0.21%) Automotive
16 3 (0.21%) Law
16 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 536 (37.61%) Developer
2 320 (22.46%) Architect
3 142 (9.96%) Java Developer
4 137 (9.61%) Analyst
5 102 (7.16%) Senior Developer
6 101 (7.09%) Data Architect
7 90 (6.32%) Hadoop Developer
8 85 (5.96%) Technical Architect
9 71 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
10 69 (4.84%) Project Manager
11 65 (4.56%) Big Data Developer
12 62 (4.35%) Consultant
13 61 (4.28%) Business Analyst
14 50 (3.51%) Data Analyst
14 50 (3.51%) Big Data Architect
15 47 (3.30%) Administrator
16 42 (2.95%) Data Scientist
17 39 (2.74%) Scala Developer
18 36 (2.53%) Senior Architect
19 32 (2.25%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (7.86%) Web Services
2 105 (7.37%) .NET
3 101 (7.09%) AngularJS
4 79 (5.54%) Kafka
5 70 (4.91%) HTML
6 67 (4.70%) RESTful
7 65 (4.56%) Spring
8 61 (4.28%) JSON
9 56 (3.93%) XML
9 56 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 49 (3.44%) J2EE
10 49 (3.44%) REST
11 48 (3.37%) HTML5
12 47 (3.30%) JMS
13 43 (3.02%) SOAP
14 42 (2.95%) CSS
14 42 (2.95%) Akka
15 32 (2.25%) Hibernate
16 29 (2.04%) Lucene
17 24 (1.68%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 160 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (9.61%) Visualisation
3 62 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 59 (4.14%) Data Integration
5 45 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.74%) Credit Risk
7 37 (2.60%) Statistics
8 32 (2.25%) Management Information System
9 31 (2.18%) User Experience
10 30 (2.11%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.75%) Market Risk
13 24 (1.68%) Mobile App
14 22 (1.54%) Data Centre
15 20 (1.40%) Replication
16 19 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 17 (1.19%) Mathematics
17 17 (1.19%) Internet of Things
17 17 (1.19%) DataPower
18 15 (1.05%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 198 (13.89%) Linux
2 153 (10.74%) UNIX
3 69 (4.84%) Windows
4 17 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.56%) Android
7 7 (0.49%) Windows 8
7 7 (0.49%) CentOS
8 6 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.35%) Solaris
10 3 (0.21%) Debian
10 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.070%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (19.65%) Analytics
3 215 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
4 184 (12.91%) Scrum
4 184 (12.91%) Open Source
5 182 (12.77%) ETL
6 180 (12.63%) TDD
7 178 (12.49%) Data Modelling
8 115 (8.07%) MapReduce
9 110 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
10 109 (7.65%) Data Architecture
11 103 (7.23%) DevOps
12 96 (6.74%) Data Management
13 83 (5.82%) OO
13 83 (5.82%) Project Management
14 81 (5.68%) Data Analysis
15 74 (5.19%) Machine Learning
16 70 (4.91%) Mentoring
16 70 (4.91%) Software Engineering
17 66 (4.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 509 (35.72%) Java
2 286 (20.07%) SQL
3 221 (15.51%) Scala
4 195 (13.68%) Python
5 170 (11.93%) JavaScript
6 128 (8.98%) R
7 72 (5.05%) C#
8 52 (3.65%) PHP
8 52 (3.65%) Ruby
9 47 (3.30%) Shell Script
10 44 (3.09%) C++
11 40 (2.81%) T-SQL
12 35 (2.46%) Perl
13 31 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.54%) C
15 17 (1.19%) Groovy
16 15 (1.05%) PowerShell
17 12 (0.84%) MATLAB
18 11 (0.77%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.63%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 100 (7.02%) Degree
2 48 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.89%) CISSP
4 22 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.47%) CISM
6 13 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 13 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.91%) PhD
7 10 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.56%) CCNA
9 7 (0.49%) ISEB
9 7 (0.49%) CCNP
10 6 (0.42%) PMP
10 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.42%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.35%) CISA
11 5 (0.35%) CCSA
11 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.35%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.11%) QA
2 19 (1.33%) SLA
3 16 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.42%) Basel II
7 6 (0.42%) COBIT
8 4 (0.28%) Basel III
9 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (6.81%) HDFS
2 47 (3.30%) Apache Flume
3 40 (2.81%) Docker
4 25 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.19%) Active Directory
7 13 (0.91%) NFS
8 11 (0.77%) vSphere
9 9 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.56%) vCloud
11 7 (0.49%) XenServer
12 6 (0.42%) SRDF
12 6 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.21%) Varnish
13 3 (0.21%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.21%) KVM
13 3 (0.21%) GPFS
14 2 (0.14%) Ceph
15 1 (0.070%) Platform Symphony
15 1 (0.070%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 93 (6.53%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (3.79%) StatsD
3 52 (3.65%) Puppet
4 51 (3.58%) Oozie
5 29 (2.04%) Ansible
6 22 (1.54%) Mesos
7 19 (1.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (0.98%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.63%) Salt
10 8 (0.56%) Ambari
11 7 (0.49%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.42%) EMC VPLEX
12 6 (0.42%) SnapMirror
12 6 (0.42%) SnapVault
13 5 (0.35%) logstash
14 4 (0.28%) Kibana
14 4 (0.28%) FreeIPA
14 4 (0.28%) Nagios
15 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 215 (15.09%) Oracle
2 106 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 93 (6.53%) Teradata
4 90 (6.32%) Tableau
5 84 (5.89%) Cloudera
6 61 (4.28%) Citrix
7 58 (4.07%) IBM
8 51 (3.58%) Apigee
8 51 (3.58%) Mashery
9 44 (3.09%) Ab Initio
10 37 (2.60%) Informatica
11 34 (2.39%) SAP
11 34 (2.39%) HP
12 30 (2.11%) Red Hat
13 29 (2.04%) VMware
14 25 (1.75%) Netezza
14 25 (1.75%) Vertica
15 22 (1.54%) Google
16 21 (1.47%) SaltStack
17 19 (1.33%) Hortonworks
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600/day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £685 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago