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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data
Rank 200 251 356
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +105
Contract jobs citing Big Data 633 452 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.83% 0.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.98% 3.86% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 291 176
Average daily rate
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£525 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £444 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +37.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
+143.90% -

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
12700 11699 11148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.26% 21.40% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8291 7242 6806
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 183 225
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £17.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -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 30 July 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 July 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 +40 606 £525 - 354
London +29 394 £550 - 208
City of London +37 133 £569 +3.40% 52
South East +25 92 £475 - 62
North West +1 37 £475 -17.39% 18
East of England +10 28 £450 +5.88% 19
Berkshire +28 27 £488 +30.00% 13
Cheshire +6 21 £575 +15.00% 2
Yorkshire -18 16 £500 +58.73% 13
Scotland +12 15 £425 - 9
Oxfordshire -9 15 £450 -28.00% 8
Reading +11 14 £475 - 5
Warrington +4 14 £650 +30.00% 1
South West -3 14 £425 -5.55% 17
East Midlands +3 13 £353 -21.66% 7
Manchester -4 13 £400 -30.43% 14
Buckinghamshire +6 12 £425 +167.71% 2
West Yorkshire -14 12 £600 +71.42% 9
Suffolk - 12 £425 -
Surrey -10 11 £400 -23.07% 23
Milton Keynes - 11 £325 -
Hampshire -6 10 £575 +137.11% 6
Leeds -21 10 £600 +71.42% 7
West Sussex - 10 £325 - 1
West Midlands -7 9 £284 -43.36% 8
Glasgow +15 8 £375 - 6
Oxford -8 8 £450 -28.00% 7
Cambridgeshire -14 8 £450 +5.88% 14
Ipswich - 8 £423 -
Crawley - 7 £325 - 1

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 649 (48.98%) Hadoop
2 474 (35.77%) Java
3 435 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
4 310 (23.40%) Finance
5 294 (22.19%) Analytics
6 283 (21.36%) SQL
7 279 (21.06%) Data Warehouse
8 204 (15.40%) Apache Spark
9 203 (15.32%) Oracle
10 195 (14.72%) MongoDB
11 194 (14.64%) Business Intelligence
12 193 (14.57%) Banking
13 184 (13.89%) Scala
14 176 (13.28%) NoSQL
15 170 (12.83%) Apache Hive
16 168 (12.68%) Python
17 167 (12.60%) Linux
18 163 (12.30%) ETL
19 162 (12.23%) Open Source
20 161 (12.15%) Data Modelling
20 161 (12.15%) TDD
21 156 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
22 154 (11.62%) JavaScript
23 151 (11.40%) Scrum
24 143 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
25 141 (10.64%) Apache Cassandra
26 140 (10.57%) Visualisation
27 132 (9.96%) R
28 130 (9.81%) SQL Server
29 127 (9.58%) UNIX

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 204 (15.40%) Apache Spark
2 92 (6.94%) Apache Pig
3 70 (5.28%) Apache
4 67 (5.06%) SAS
5 63 (4.75%) Elasticsearch
6 61 (4.60%) Node.js
7 41 (3.09%) Apache Solr
8 34 (2.57%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.89%) SharePoint
10 21 (1.58%) Confluence
11 16 (1.21%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.98%) CMS
13 12 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
14 11 (0.83%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.53%) nginx
15 7 (0.53%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.45%) JBoss
16 6 (0.45%) Mule
17 5 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 54 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.66%) SPSS
3 20 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.06%) MS Office
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.23%) MS Project
8 2 (0.15%) Weka
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.075%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.075%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.075%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 156 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (6.72%) Cloud Computing
3 60 (4.53%) IaaS
4 30 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (1.74%) PaaS
6 21 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.43%) SaaS
8 13 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 12 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.45%) Route 53
11 6 (0.45%) GitHub
12 4 (0.30%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.075%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.075%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.075%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.55%) Internet
2 20 (1.51%) HTTP
3 19 (1.43%) SAN
3 19 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.36%) Firewall
5 17 (1.28%) Network Security
5 17 (1.28%) AMQP
6 16 (1.21%) Unified Communications
6 16 (1.21%) VPN
7 15 (1.13%) Converged Networks
8 14 (1.06%) Kerberos
8 14 (1.06%) LAN
8 14 (1.06%) WAN
8 14 (1.06%) VLAN
9 12 (0.91%) MPLS
9 12 (0.91%) X.509
9 12 (0.91%) LDAP
10 9 (0.68%) SNMP
10 9 (0.68%) SMTP
10 9 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 649 (48.98%) Hadoop
2 279 (21.06%) Data Warehouse
3 195 (14.72%) MongoDB
4 176 (13.28%) NoSQL
5 170 (12.83%) Apache Hive
6 141 (10.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 130 (9.81%) SQL Server
8 112 (8.45%) HBase
9 70 (5.28%) Relational Database
9 70 (5.28%) Impala
10 55 (4.15%) Data Mining
11 51 (3.85%) RDBMS
12 48 (3.62%) MySQL
13 43 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (2.87%) DB2
15 37 (2.79%) QlikView
15 37 (2.79%) Oracle Database
16 35 (2.64%) Sqoop
17 31 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
18 29 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.02%) JIRA
3 33 (2.49%) Subversion
4 28 (2.11%) JUnit
5 26 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.66%) Cucumber
7 18 (1.36%) Mercurial
7 18 (1.36%) Maven
7 18 (1.36%) Gradle
8 17 (1.28%) Ant
9 15 (1.13%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.98%) Selenium
11 11 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
12 9 (0.68%) Hudson
13 8 (0.60%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.53%) ERwin
14 7 (0.53%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (0.38%) PHPUnit
16 5 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 310 (23.40%) Finance
2 193 (14.57%) Banking
3 81 (6.11%) Investment Banking
4 58 (4.38%) Retail
5 55 (4.15%) Telecoms
5 55 (4.15%) Marketing
6 31 (2.34%) Games
7 20 (1.51%) Publishing
8 18 (1.36%) Advertising
9 16 (1.21%) Front Office
10 15 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.91%) Electronics
12 8 (0.60%) Legal
13 6 (0.45%) Back Office
13 6 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.30%) Law
15 2 (0.15%) Billing
15 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 488 (36.83%) Developer
2 315 (23.77%) Architect
3 139 (10.49%) Java Developer
4 130 (9.81%) Analyst
5 106 (8.00%) Data Architect
6 90 (6.79%) Senior Developer
7 84 (6.34%) Hadoop Developer
8 81 (6.11%) Technical Architect
9 73 (5.51%) Project Manager
10 67 (5.06%) Consultant
11 63 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
12 53 (4.00%) Business Analyst
13 51 (3.85%) Data Analyst
14 50 (3.77%) Big Data Architect
15 45 (3.40%) Big Data Developer
16 42 (3.17%) Data Scientist
17 38 (2.87%) Scala Developer
17 38 (2.87%) Senior Architect
18 34 (2.57%) Administrator
19 32 (2.42%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (8.38%) Web Services
2 100 (7.55%) AngularJS
3 96 (7.25%) .NET
4 88 (6.64%) HTML
5 66 (4.98%) RESTful
6 60 (4.53%) HTML5
6 60 (4.53%) JSON
6 60 (4.53%) J2EE
7 57 (4.30%) XML
8 53 (4.00%) Spring
9 52 (3.92%) REST
10 49 (3.70%) Kafka
10 49 (3.70%) CSS
11 48 (3.62%) JMS
11 48 (3.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 41 (3.09%) SOAP
13 34 (2.57%) Akka
14 27 (2.04%) Hibernate
14 27 (2.04%) jQuery
15 26 (1.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (10.57%) Visualisation
3 50 (3.77%) Data Integration
4 47 (3.55%) Statistics
5 43 (3.25%) Algorithms
6 42 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 32 (2.42%) User Experience
8 29 (2.19%) Credit Risk
9 28 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.96%) Mathematics
10 26 (1.96%) Market Risk
11 22 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (1.51%) Replication
13 19 (1.43%) Data Structures
14 18 (1.36%) Data Centre
14 18 (1.36%) Fixed Income
15 17 (1.28%) Client/Server
15 17 (1.28%) Online Games
16 16 (1.21%) DataPower
17 15 (1.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 167 (12.60%) Linux
2 127 (9.58%) UNIX
3 74 (5.58%) Windows
4 18 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.60%) Android
7 6 (0.45%) CentOS
7 6 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (0.38%) Solaris
8 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.30%) Debian
10 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.075%) SUSE
12 1 (0.075%) Fedora
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (22.19%) Analytics
3 194 (14.64%) Business Intelligence
4 163 (12.30%) ETL
5 162 (12.23%) Open Source
6 161 (12.15%) Data Modelling
6 161 (12.15%) TDD
7 151 (11.40%) Scrum
8 114 (8.60%) MapReduce
9 106 (8.00%) Data Architecture
10 86 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (6.34%) Project Management
12 79 (5.96%) DevOps
13 77 (5.81%) Data Analysis
14 76 (5.74%) Data Management
15 72 (5.43%) OO
16 70 (5.28%) Machine Learning
17 67 (5.06%) Software Engineering
18 64 (4.83%) SDLC
19 60 (4.53%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 474 (35.77%) Java
2 283 (21.36%) SQL
3 184 (13.89%) Scala
4 168 (12.68%) Python
5 154 (11.62%) JavaScript
6 132 (9.96%) R
7 63 (4.75%) C#
8 47 (3.55%) Ruby
9 42 (3.17%) PHP
10 40 (3.02%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.57%) C++
13 30 (2.26%) Perl
14 20 (1.51%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.06%) Groovy
16 13 (0.98%) C
17 11 (0.83%) VBA
17 11 (0.83%) MATLAB
18 10 (0.75%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.75%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 97 (7.32%) Degree
2 59 (4.45%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.81%) SC Cleared
3 24 (1.81%) DV Cleared
4 21 (1.58%) CISSP
5 19 (1.43%) PhD
6 18 (1.36%) CISM
7 12 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.75%) PMP
9 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.45%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.38%) CISA
11 5 (0.38%) ISEB
11 5 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.30%) VCAP
12 4 (0.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.19%) QA
2 19 (1.43%) SLA
3 10 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.45%) COBIT
7 5 (0.38%) Basel II
8 3 (0.23%) Basel III
8 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (7.02%) HDFS
2 41 (3.09%) Docker
3 35 (2.64%) Apache Flume
4 22 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.28%) Active Directory
7 12 (0.91%) vSphere
8 9 (0.68%) vCloud
9 8 (0.60%) NFS
9 8 (0.60%) XenServer
10 7 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.45%) SRDF
11 6 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.23%) GPFS
13 2 (0.15%) Ceph
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.075%) Platform Symphony
14 1 (0.075%) Varnish
14 1 (0.075%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 82 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (4.00%) Puppet
3 48 (3.62%) StatsD
4 31 (2.34%) Oozie
5 28 (2.11%) Ansible
6 18 (1.36%) Vagrant
6 18 (1.36%) Mesos
6 18 (1.36%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (0.98%) Salt
8 7 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.45%) EMC VPLEX
9 6 (0.45%) SnapMirror
9 6 (0.45%) SnapVault
10 5 (0.38%) Nagios
11 4 (0.30%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.30%) Cacti
11 4 (0.30%) Kibana
12 3 (0.23%) logstash
12 3 (0.23%) SCCM
12 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 203 (15.32%) Oracle
2 106 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 89 (6.72%) Tableau
4 85 (6.42%) Teradata
5 69 (5.21%) Cloudera
6 57 (4.30%) Citrix
7 51 (3.85%) IBM
8 45 (3.40%) Apigee
8 45 (3.40%) Mashery
9 39 (2.94%) Ab Initio
10 35 (2.64%) HP
11 33 (2.49%) Informatica
12 32 (2.42%) SAP
13 26 (1.96%) Red Hat
13 26 (1.96%) VMware
14 23 (1.74%) Vertica
15 21 (1.58%) Netezza
16 18 (1.36%) Atlassian
16 18 (1.36%) SaltStack
17 17 (1.28%) Google
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + immediate start, extendable contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: flexible, highly competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified flexible, highly competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Highly Competitive DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £700 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Kings College London
Posted: 13 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 13 days ago
Woking, Surrey
McLaren Racing
Rate: Competitive Salary
Posted: 20 days ago