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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 109 119
Rank change year-on-year +23 +10  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 40 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.88% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.98% 3.74% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 7
Median daily rate £450 £445 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -11.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £445 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £470 £500
% change year-on-year +2.12% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.07% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £33.06 £34.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -4.18%  

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 401 401 557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.86% 16.17% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 234 345
Median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +32.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Hertfordshire +15 19 £525 +5.00% 1
Essex - 11 £305 - 2
Cambridgeshire +4 8 £450 - 9
Suffolk +1 1 £725 -
Bedfordshire -2 1 £450 -
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 40 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.00%) Analytics
3 33 (42.31%) Java
4 28 (35.90%) Open Source
5 25 (32.05%) Data Analytics
6 22 (28.21%) Hadoop
7 20 (25.64%) DevOps
8 18 (23.08%) Big Data Analytics
8 18 (23.08%) SQL
8 18 (23.08%) OO
9 16 (20.51%) .NET
10 14 (17.95%) Marketing
11 13 (16.67%) NoSQL
12 12 (15.38%) Oracle
12 12 (15.38%) ETL
12 12 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
13 11 (14.10%) Apache Spark
13 11 (14.10%) Adobe
13 11 (14.10%) J2EE
13 11 (14.10%) Linux
13 11 (14.10%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (14.10%) SOA
13 11 (14.10%) Risk Management
13 11 (14.10%) Information Security
13 11 (14.10%) Zachman Framework
13 11 (14.10%) TOGAF
13 11 (14.10%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (14.10%) Social Media
13 11 (14.10%) Digital Marketing

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 11 (14.10%) Apache Spark
2 10 (12.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (8.97%) Apache
4 5 (6.41%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.56%) MS Office
1 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.28%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.97%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.56%) GitHub
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.56%) Office 365
3 2 (2.56%) Trello
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) SMS
2 4 (5.13%) HTTP
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) Hadoop
2 13 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 11 (14.10%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (11.54%) HBase
5 7 (8.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (8.97%) Apache Hive
6 6 (7.69%) DB2
6 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
6 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
7 5 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (6.41%) RDBMS
8 4 (5.13%) Data Lake
9 2 (2.56%) MySQL
9 2 (2.56%) Spotfire
9 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (1.28%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) JIRA
1 8 (10.26%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.28%) Hudson
General
1 14 (17.95%) Marketing
2 10 (12.82%) Legal
3 7 (8.97%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.69%) Automotive
5 4 (5.13%) Retail
6 3 (3.85%) Finance
7 2 (2.56%) Front Office
8 1 (1.28%) Banking
8 1 (1.28%) Games
8 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Developer
2 18 (23.08%) Architect
3 15 (19.23%) Consultant
4 11 (14.10%) Digital Architect
4 11 (14.10%) Digital Marketing Architect
4 11 (14.10%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (12.82%) Analyst
5 10 (12.82%) Applications Consultant
5 10 (12.82%) Business Analyst
5 10 (12.82%) Java Developer
5 10 (12.82%) Security Consultant
6 8 (10.26%) Big Data Analyst
6 8 (10.26%) Data Business Analyst
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.97%) AWS Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 6 (7.69%) IT Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Hadoop Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Talend Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) .NET
2 11 (14.10%) J2EE
3 10 (12.82%) Middleware
4 9 (11.54%) Kafka
5 7 (8.97%) Spring
6 5 (6.41%) JSON
6 5 (6.41%) Web Services
7 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.28%) Ajax
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.28%) HTML5
9 1 (1.28%) Java EE
9 1 (1.28%) JPA
9 1 (1.28%) jQuery
9 1 (1.28%) NumPy
9 1 (1.28%) React
9 1 (1.28%) RESTful
9 1 (1.28%) SciPy
9 1 (1.28%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.10%) Social Media
3 10 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 10 (12.82%) Virtual Team
4 6 (7.69%) Mainframe
5 5 (6.41%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.28%) DataPower
7 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.28%) Online Games
7 1 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) Windows
3 7 (8.97%) Unix
4 4 (5.13%) VMS
4 4 (5.13%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.28%) CentOS
6 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.00%) Analytics
3 28 (35.90%) Open Source
4 25 (32.05%) Data Analytics
5 20 (25.64%) DevOps
6 18 (23.08%) Big Data Analytics
6 18 (23.08%) OO
7 12 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (15.38%) ETL
8 11 (14.10%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (14.10%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (14.10%) Information Security
8 11 (14.10%) Risk Management
8 11 (14.10%) SOA
8 11 (14.10%) TOGAF
8 11 (14.10%) Zachman Framework
9 10 (12.82%) Information Assurance
9 10 (12.82%) Security Architecture
9 10 (12.82%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (12.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) Java
2 18 (23.08%) SQL
3 10 (12.82%) Python
4 7 (8.97%) Scala
5 4 (5.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.56%) R
7 1 (1.28%) Groovy
7 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) CISM
1 1 (1.28%) CISSP
1 1 (1.28%) IISP
1 1 (1.28%) PhD
1 1 (1.28%) PMP
1 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) HDFS
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (10.26%) Puppet
2 5 (6.41%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (3.85%) Ansible
4 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.56%) Terraform
5 1 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Oracle
2 11 (14.10%) Adobe
3 8 (10.26%) Talend
4 4 (5.13%) Hortonworks
5 3 (3.85%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.85%) Splunk
6 2 (2.56%) IBM
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.56%) New Relic
7 1 (1.28%) Cognos
7 1 (1.28%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.28%) Imperva
7 1 (1.28%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (1.28%) Qualys
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.28%) SAP
7 1 (1.28%) Teradata
7 1 (1.28%) Vertica