Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Big Data skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Big Data over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Big Data
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 78 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +6
Contract jobs citing Big Data 18 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.36% 1.01% 2.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.92% 4.80% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 31
Cheshire median daily rate £531 £385 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.99% -12.00% -15.66%
10th Percentile £381 £284 £394
90th Percentile £606 £457 £663
North West median daily rate £545 £575 £450
% change year-on-year -5.22% +27.78% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £6.00 - -

Big Data is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 260 271 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.71% 21.06% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 209 286
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £276 £280 £253
90th Percentile £525 £625 £567
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.19% +81.70% -54.97%
10th Percentile £9.00 £15.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £36.50 £28.50 £19.13
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.38 £32.26
% change year-on-year -15.41% +28.24% -13.39%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Big Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in Cheshire

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Big Data in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in Cheshire

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in Cheshire

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 8 £538 +83.76% 5
Crewe - 3 - - 2
Knutsford -13 1 £405 - 3
Big Data
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
2 7 (38.89%) Apache Spark
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) ETL
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 4 (22.22%) Data Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Docker
5 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (22.22%) High Availability
5 4 (22.22%) Analytics
5 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Scala
5 4 (22.22%) Puppet
5 4 (22.22%) Apache Hive
6 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (16.67%) CISA
6 3 (16.67%) CISM
6 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
6 3 (16.67%) CISSP
6 3 (16.67%) XML
6 3 (16.67%) OO
6 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (38.89%) Apache Spark
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Pig
3 2 (11.11%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.56%) Slack
4 1 (5.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
2 4 (22.22%) Apache Hive
3 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (16.67%) HBase
3 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (5.56%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (5.56%) Impala
5 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (16.67%) Hudson
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) Subversion
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Data Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Cloud Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps Developer
3 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Scientist
5 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) NoSQL Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Scientist
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 3 (16.67%) Node.js
1 3 (16.67%) React
1 3 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) Kafka
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (5.56%) JMS
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (5.56%) Pandas
3 1 (5.56%) scikit-learn
3 1 (5.56%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) DevOps
1 5 (27.78%) ETL
2 4 (22.22%) Analytics
2 4 (22.22%) Data Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) High Availability
2 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security
3 3 (16.67%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Statistics
3 3 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) Scala
5 3 (16.67%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) AWS Certification
1 3 (16.67%) CISA
1 3 (16.67%) CISM
1 3 (16.67%) CISSP
1 3 (16.67%) PCI QSA
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) GDPR
1 3 (16.67%) PA-DSS
1 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) Ansible
2 3 (16.67%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 3 (16.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Talend
1 2 (11.11%) Vertica
2 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Tableau