The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 3 months to 24 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 112 118
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 25 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.09% 0.67% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.64% 3.20% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 15
Median daily rate £550 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £385 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £568 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -3.05% -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £16.00

Big Data is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 443 532 733
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.26% 20.99% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 315 409
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £34.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.27% +46.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Big Data as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the East of England

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in the East of England

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in the East of England

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Big Data in the East of England

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norfolk +9 7 - - 1
Essex - 7 £550 -
Hertfordshire +4 6 £463 +15.62% 1
Bedfordshire -5 3 £650 - 5
Suffolk +10 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - - 5
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) Java
3 27 (40.91%) Hadoop
3 27 (40.91%) Analytics
4 21 (31.82%) SQL
5 17 (25.76%) Data Analytics
6 15 (22.73%) DevOps
7 14 (21.21%) Apache Spark
7 14 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (19.70%) Open Source
9 12 (18.18%) Oracle
9 12 (18.18%) OO
9 12 (18.18%) TDD
10 11 (16.67%) Spring
10 11 (16.67%) MapReduce
11 10 (15.15%) HBase
11 10 (15.15%) Security Architecture
11 10 (15.15%) Apache Hive
11 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
11 10 (15.15%) Big Data Analytics
11 10 (15.15%) Information Security
11 10 (15.15%) Linux
11 10 (15.15%) .NET
12 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
12 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
12 9 (13.64%) NoSQL
13 8 (12.12%) Waterfall
13 8 (12.12%) Information Assurance
13 8 (12.12%) Kafka

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 14 (21.21%) Apache Spark
2 7 (10.61%) Apache Pig
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
4 3 (4.55%) Apache Solr
4 3 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.52%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) HTTP
1 4 (6.06%) SMS
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (3.03%) Network Security
3 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (40.91%) Hadoop
2 14 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (15.15%) Apache Hive
3 10 (15.15%) HBase
4 9 (13.64%) NoSQL
5 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
6 7 (10.61%) Sqoop
7 6 (9.09%) DB2
8 5 (7.58%) Impala
9 4 (6.06%) MySQL
10 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
11 2 (3.03%) Apache Zeppelin
11 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (1.52%) Data Lake
12 1 (1.52%) Power BI
12 1 (1.52%) QlikView
12 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
12 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (10.61%) Marketing
2 6 (9.09%) Automotive
3 5 (7.58%) Legal
3 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Architect
2 12 (18.18%) Consultant
3 10 (15.15%) Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Business Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Java Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Applications Consultant
5 8 (12.12%) Big Data Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Data Business Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Security Consultant
6 7 (10.61%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Big Data Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Data Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.06%) AWS Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Data Insight Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Digital Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Digital Marketing Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Insight Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) Spring
2 10 (15.15%) .NET
3 8 (12.12%) Kafka
3 8 (12.12%) Middleware
3 8 (12.12%) Web Services
4 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.06%) J2EE
4 4 (6.06%) Spark Streaming
5 3 (4.55%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.03%) JSON
6 2 (3.03%) XML
7 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.52%) NumPy
7 1 (1.52%) RESTful
7 1 (1.52%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.61%) Client/Server
4 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.09%) Mainframe
5 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
6 4 (6.06%) Social Media
6 4 (6.06%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.03%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.52%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) Unix
2 8 (12.12%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) VMS
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) AIX
5 1 (1.52%) Android
5 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.52%) HPUX
5 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) Analytics
3 17 (25.76%) Data Analytics
4 15 (22.73%) DevOps
5 13 (19.70%) Open Source
6 12 (18.18%) OO
6 12 (18.18%) TDD
7 11 (16.67%) MapReduce
8 10 (15.15%) Big Data Analytics
8 10 (15.15%) Information Security
8 10 (15.15%) Security Architecture
9 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.12%) CRM
10 8 (12.12%) Customer Analytics
10 8 (12.12%) Database Security
10 8 (12.12%) Information Assurance
10 8 (12.12%) Programme Delivery
10 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
10 8 (12.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (42.42%) Java
2 21 (31.82%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) Python
4 5 (7.58%) Scala
5 4 (6.06%) HiveQL
5 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.03%) R
6 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.52%) C#
7 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) PhD
2 1 (1.52%) PMP
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Apache Flume
2 4 (6.06%) HDFS
3 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.61%) Puppet
2 4 (6.06%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (3.03%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) Cloudera
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (1.52%) Cognos
5 1 (1.52%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.52%) IBM
5 1 (1.52%) Imperva
5 1 (1.52%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (1.52%) Qualys
5 1 (1.52%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Teradata
5 1 (1.52%) Vertica