Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 64 94
Rank change year-on-year -9 +30 -11
Contract jobs citing Big Data 19 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.43% 1.87% 0.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.33% 7.62% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 18
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £488 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £401 £371
90th Percentile £514 £663 £616
North West median daily rate £550 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +12.82% +8.33% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 300 328 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.62% 24.59% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 243 266
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £17.93 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.85% +2.46% +9.38%
10th Percentile £9.00 £13.34 £16.25
90th Percentile £27.00 £36.25 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +22.14% -12.50% +27.39%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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
Crewe - 5 £313 -
Chester +1 2 £339 -21.22% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £475 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Big Data
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 10 (52.63%) Finance
1 10 (52.63%) Hadoop
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (36.84%) Analytics
5 5 (26.32%) MapReduce
5 5 (26.32%) Apache Hive
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Banking
5 5 (26.32%) Information Security
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) Data Management
6 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Data Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (21.05%) Reference Data
6 4 (21.05%) Statistics
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
6 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
6 4 (21.05%) Data Mining
6 4 (21.05%) ETL
6 4 (21.05%) Quality Management
6 4 (21.05%) GIS
6 4 (21.05%) Financial Institution

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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (21.05%) Slack
1 4 (21.05%) Trello
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Hadoop
2 5 (26.32%) Apache Hive
3 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (21.05%) Data Mining
3 4 (21.05%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (21.05%) GIS
4 3 (15.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) MariaDB
5 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.26%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Security Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Security Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Big Data Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Data Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Data Consultant
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Hadoop Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) MicroStrategy Developer
7 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Architect
7 1 (5.26%) ETL Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Finance Business Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (36.84%) Analytics
4 5 (26.32%) Information Security
4 5 (26.32%) MapReduce
5 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Data Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (21.05%) Data Management
5 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
5 4 (21.05%) ETL
5 4 (21.05%) IT Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) Master Data Management
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Quality Management
5 4 (21.05%) Reference Data Management
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Security Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) Security Management
5 4 (21.05%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) R
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CISM
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (10.53%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion