Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 61 97
Rank change year-on-year -9 +36 -49
Contract jobs citing Big Data 25 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.85% 2.35% 1.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.80% 10.70% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 22
Cheshire median daily rate £444 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -0.61% -33.33%
10th Percentile £359 £284 £394
90th Percentile £646 £525 £486
North West median daily rate £541 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +20.28% +0.56% -14.76%
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 284 271 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.99% 21.98% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 213 316
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £226
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -5.59% -38.21%
10th Percentile £12.40 £14.41 £14.49
90th Percentile £23.00 £39.50 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year -15.15% +12.24% -13.53%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -1 11 £450 +28.57% 5
Warrington 0 3 £525 +31.13%
Knutsford -11 2 £405 +1.25% 1
Crewe -15 2 - -
Macclesfield 0 1 £625 +16.28%
Big Data
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 15 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 14 (56.00%) Java
2 14 (56.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) Python
3 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (44.00%) Apache Spark
5 8 (32.00%) Data Engineering
6 7 (28.00%) Analytics
7 6 (24.00%) DevOps
7 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (24.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) ETL
8 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (20.00%) Puppet
8 5 (20.00%) Apache Hive
8 5 (20.00%) Docker
8 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (16.00%) Salt
9 4 (16.00%) Ansible
9 4 (16.00%) Apache Pig
9 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (16.00%) High Availability
9 4 (16.00%) HBase
9 4 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (16.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
9 4 (16.00%) React

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 11 (44.00%) Apache Spark
2 4 (16.00%) Apache Pig
3 3 (12.00%) Confluence
4 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (4.00%) Apache
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) HipChat
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (16.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) PaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.00%) Slack
4 1 (4.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (20.00%) Apache Hive
3 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (16.00%) HBase
3 4 (16.00%) MySQL
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (8.00%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (4.00%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (4.00%) Data Lake
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.00%) Impala
6 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (16.00%) Hudson
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Subversion
2 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Data Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Cloud Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Hadoop Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Architect
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (16.00%) Node.js
1 4 (16.00%) React
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) Anaconda
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) JSON
3 2 (8.00%) OAuth
3 2 (8.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) SAML
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (4.00%) Kafka
4 1 (4.00%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (4.00%) Pandas
4 1 (4.00%) scikit-learn
4 1 (4.00%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Data Engineering
3 7 (28.00%) Analytics
4 6 (24.00%) DevOps
4 6 (24.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.00%) ETL
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
6 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (16.00%) High Availability
6 4 (16.00%) OO
6 4 (16.00%) Statistics
6 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Behavioural Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Case Management
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (12.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Java
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) Python
3 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby
4 4 (16.00%) Scala
5 3 (12.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) AWS Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) Ansible
2 4 (16.00%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (16.00%) Salt
3 3 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (12.00%) Cloudera
1 3 (12.00%) IBM
1 3 (12.00%) McAfee
1 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (12.00%) Splunk
1 3 (12.00%) Symantec
2 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (8.00%) Infoblox
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) Talend
2 2 (8.00%) Vertica
3 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Tableau