The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data
Rank 264 368 556
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +188
Contract jobs citing Big Data 411 197 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.41% 0.048%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.37% 1.90% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 145 21
Average daily rate £480 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12184 10352 11978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.63% 21.66% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7655 6314 6799
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 204 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £15.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.60 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +87 389 £480 +6.66% 226
London +49 287 £500 +11.11% 165
City of London +17 71 £460 -3.15% 53
South East +7 50 £494 +9.72% 24
North West - 25 £388 - 6
Oxfordshire - 16 £575 - 3
Surrey 0 12 £488 -18.75% 8
South West - 11 £513 - 15
Cheshire - 11 £388 - 1
Hampshire -1 10 £400 -11.11% 3
West Midlands -13 9 £631 -
Chester - 9 £350 -
Scotland -9 8 £525 - 6
Berkshire -12 8 £488 - 7
Edinburgh -18 7 £525 - 4
Staines - 7 £488 -
Southampton - 7 £400 - 2
Manchester - 5 £450 - 4
Oxford - 4 £675 - 1
Guildford - 4 - - 3
Reading -10 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 3 £385 -4.93% 2
West Yorkshire -25 3 £385 -4.93% 2
Wiltshire - 3 £285 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £423 -
Somerset - 3 - - 6
East Midlands - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £388 -
Street - 3 - -

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 319 (45.77%) Hadoop
2 249 (35.72%) Java
3 185 (26.54%) SQL
4 166 (23.82%) Analytics
5 144 (20.66%) MongoDB
6 133 (19.08%) NoSQL
7 131 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
8 130 (18.65%) Linux
9 119 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
9 119 (17.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 113 (16.21%) Business Intelligence
11 102 (14.63%) Oracle
12 101 (14.49%) Finance
13 99 (14.20%) Apache Hive
14 93 (13.34%) Python
15 91 (13.06%) ETL
16 89 (12.77%) SQL Server
17 83 (11.91%) TDD
18 78 (11.19%) MapReduce
19 77 (11.05%) Degree
19 77 (11.05%) Data Modelling
20 74 (10.62%) Puppet
21 72 (10.33%) C#
22 69 (9.90%) Apache Pig
22 69 (9.90%) Open Source
23 68 (9.76%) MySQL
24 67 (9.61%) JavaScript
24 67 (9.61%) Ruby
25 63 (9.04%) Data Architecture
26 61 (8.75%) Data Analysis

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 69 (9.90%) Apache Pig
2 34 (4.88%) Node.js
3 31 (4.45%) Apache
4 28 (4.02%) WebSphere
5 23 (3.30%) SAS
6 22 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (3.01%) Tomcat
8 14 (2.01%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.87%) MQSeries
9 13 (1.87%) Oracle Coherence
10 12 (1.72%) CMS
11 11 (1.58%) Escenic
11 11 (1.58%) Adobe CQ
12 10 (1.43%) OpenStack
13 9 (1.29%) SharePoint
14 8 (1.15%) Apache Solr
15 7 (1.00%) nginx
15 7 (1.00%) Jetty
16 6 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
17 5 (0.72%) Documentum
Applications
1 18 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.72%) SPSS
3 5 (0.72%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.43%) MS Office
4 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
6 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.00%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.43%) Maximo
4 2 (0.29%) Summit
4 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (3.30%) PaaS
4 22 (3.16%) IaaS
5 12 (1.72%) SaaS
5 12 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.00%) Route 53
8 3 (0.43%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.29%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.01%) WAN
2 20 (2.87%) LAN
3 9 (1.29%) HTTP
3 9 (1.29%) Internet
3 9 (1.29%) Firewall
3 9 (1.29%) Network Security
4 7 (1.00%) DNS
4 7 (1.00%) SNMP
4 7 (1.00%) DHCP
5 4 (0.57%) SSH
6 3 (0.43%) FTP
7 2 (0.29%) VPN
7 2 (0.29%) MPLS
7 2 (0.29%) LDAP
8 1 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.14%) SSL
8 1 (0.14%) SAN
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.14%) Wireless
8 1 (0.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (45.77%) Hadoop
2 144 (20.66%) MongoDB
3 133 (19.08%) NoSQL
4 119 (17.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 119 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
5 99 (14.20%) Apache Hive
6 89 (12.77%) SQL Server
7 68 (9.76%) MySQL
8 60 (8.61%) HBase
9 38 (5.45%) Data Mining
10 35 (5.02%) Relational Database
11 28 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (3.01%) Sqoop
14 19 (2.73%) CouchDB
14 19 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (2.44%) DB2
15 17 (2.44%) Redis
16 15 (2.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (4.02%) Cucumber
2 27 (3.87%) Hudson
2 27 (3.87%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.73%) Maven
4 18 (2.58%) JIRA
5 17 (2.44%) JUnit
6 14 (2.01%) Selenium
7 11 (1.58%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.58%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.58%) Subversion
8 10 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
9 8 (1.15%) Mockito
10 7 (1.00%) NUnit
11 6 (0.86%) ERwin
11 6 (0.86%) RSpec
11 6 (0.86%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.72%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.72%) ClearQuest
12 5 (0.72%) WATIR
13 4 (0.57%) JMeter
General
1 101 (14.49%) Finance
2 38 (5.45%) Banking
3 32 (4.59%) Marketing
4 31 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.73%) Retail
5 19 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.30%) Games
7 9 (1.29%) Front Office
8 8 (1.15%) Advertising
9 6 (0.86%) Publishing
10 5 (0.72%) Legal
10 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.14%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 232 (33.29%) Developer
2 172 (24.68%) Architect
3 90 (12.91%) Java Developer
4 73 (10.47%) Analyst
5 60 (8.61%) Data Architect
6 37 (5.31%) Consultant
6 37 (5.31%) Senior Developer
7 31 (4.45%) Big Data Developer
8 28 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 26 (3.73%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.73%) Data Analyst
10 25 (3.59%) Technical Architect
10 25 (3.59%) Data Scientist
11 23 (3.30%) Enterprise Architect
12 21 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
12 21 (3.01%) Information Architect
12 21 (3.01%) Hadoop Developer
13 20 (2.87%) Scala Developer
14 18 (2.58%) Big Data Architect
14 18 (2.58%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.19%) MapReduce
2 60 (8.61%) HTML
3 52 (7.46%) .NET
4 50 (7.17%) CSS
5 45 (6.46%) XML
5 45 (6.46%) Spring
6 43 (6.17%) Web Services
7 42 (6.03%) J2EE
7 42 (6.03%) HTML5
8 31 (4.45%) jQuery
8 31 (4.45%) LAMP
9 30 (4.30%) Ruby on Rails
10 29 (4.16%) Hibernate
11 27 (3.87%) CSS3
12 19 (2.73%) Middleware
13 18 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (2.01%) AngularJS
14 14 (2.01%) Ajax
15 13 (1.87%) J2SE
16 12 (1.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.90%) Open Source
2 49 (7.03%) Computer Science
3 30 (4.30%) Visualisation
4 27 (3.87%) Statistics
5 24 (3.44%) Machine Learning
6 23 (3.30%) Mathematics
6 23 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.73%) Data Integration
8 16 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.29%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.29%) Physics
10 8 (1.15%) Social Media
10 8 (1.15%) Reference Data
10 8 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.86%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.86%) FMCG
11 6 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (0.86%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.86%) Derivative
11 6 (0.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 130 (18.65%) Linux
2 57 (8.18%) UNIX
3 20 (2.87%) Windows
4 19 (2.73%) VME
4 19 (2.73%) MVS
4 19 (2.73%) CentOS
5 18 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.30%) Debian
6 16 (2.30%) Android
7 14 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.15%) Solaris
9 7 (1.00%) AIX
10 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (23.82%) Analytics
2 131 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (16.21%) Business Intelligence
4 91 (13.06%) ETL
5 83 (11.91%) TDD
6 77 (11.05%) Data Modelling
7 63 (9.04%) Data Architecture
8 61 (8.75%) Data Analysis
9 53 (7.60%) Scrum
9 53 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (6.17%) BDD
11 42 (6.03%) Data Management
12 39 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (5.60%) Software Engineering
13 34 (4.88%) OO
14 31 (4.45%) Migration
15 27 (3.87%) Asset Management
15 27 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
16 26 (3.73%) ITIL
16 26 (3.73%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (35.72%) Java
2 185 (26.54%) SQL
3 93 (13.34%) Python
4 72 (10.33%) C#
5 67 (9.61%) JavaScript
5 67 (9.61%) Ruby
6 60 (8.61%) Scala
6 60 (8.61%) Perl
7 47 (6.74%) C++
8 46 (6.60%) PHP
9 43 (6.17%) R
10 30 (4.30%) T-SQL
11 23 (3.30%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.87%) C
13 18 (2.58%) MATLAB
14 17 (2.44%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.44%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.15%) Groovy
15 8 (1.15%) Clojure
16 6 (0.86%) sed
Qualifications
1 77 (11.05%) Degree
2 35 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.44%) PhD
5 14 (2.01%) ISEB
6 13 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.57%) RHCE
9 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) CITP
11 1 (0.14%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.14%) CISM
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.14%) HND
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
11 1 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.59%) QA
2 9 (1.29%) SLA
3 7 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.86%) EMIR
5 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (1.29%) Platform Symphony
2 8 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 7 (1.00%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.72%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.43%) NFS
5 3 (0.43%) vSphere
6 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.14%) Varnish
7 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 74 (10.62%) Puppet
2 54 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.58%) Nagios
4 15 (2.15%) Cacti
5 13 (1.87%) Oozie
6 11 (1.58%) ZABBIX
7 7 (1.00%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.57%) Munin
9 3 (0.43%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.29%) SCOM
10 2 (0.29%) Zenoss
10 2 (0.29%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 102 (14.63%) Oracle
2 49 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.02%) Vertica
4 32 (4.59%) IBM
5 29 (4.16%) Red Hat
6 28 (4.02%) Teradata
6 28 (4.02%) Netezza
7 26 (3.73%) Rackspace
8 24 (3.44%) Greenplum
9 23 (3.30%) Ab Initio
10 22 (3.16%) Business Objects
11 21 (3.01%) Google
12 18 (2.58%) SAP
13 17 (2.44%) Tableau
14 16 (2.30%) JBoss
15 14 (2.01%) Informatica
16 12 (1.72%) VMware
17 10 (1.43%) Talend
17 10 (1.43%) ParAccel
17 10 (1.43%) Cloudera
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £360 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
The Future Cities Catapult
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE, Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 20 days ago