The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 83 84
Rank change year-on-year +26 +1  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 25 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.10% 0.98% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.82% 4.51% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
Median daily rate £400 £438 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -3.05% -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 231 288 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 19.41% 21.74% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 153 163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in Edinburgh

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 15 (41.67%) SQL
4 14 (38.89%) Analytics
5 13 (36.11%) ETL
5 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (33.33%) Banking
6 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (27.78%) Data Modelling
8 9 (25.00%) Teradata
9 8 (22.22%) SAS
9 8 (22.22%) Python
9 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 8 (22.22%) Oracle
9 8 (22.22%) Data Analysis
9 8 (22.22%) Splunk
10 7 (19.44%) Unix
11 6 (16.67%) Degree
11 6 (16.67%) Data Analytics
11 6 (16.67%) Cloudera
12 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 5 (13.89%) Retail Banking
12 5 (13.89%) Retail
12 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (13.89%) Data Architecture
12 5 (13.89%) Data Cleansing
12 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.89%) Java
12 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 8 (22.22%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) IPsec
2 1 (2.78%) SNMP
2 1 (2.78%) SSH
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) VLAN
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) Hadoop
2 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.33%) Apache Hive
4 3 (8.33%) HBase
4 3 (8.33%) MOLAP
4 3 (8.33%) OLAP
5 2 (5.56%) PowerCenter
5 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.78%) DataStage
6 1 (2.78%) QlikView
6 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.78%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 5 (13.89%) Retail Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Law
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Big Data Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Test Data Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Data Modeller
4 3 (8.33%) Data Scientist
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Splunk Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Informatica Developer
6 1 (2.78%) SAS Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
2 1 (2.78%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Analytics
2 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) ETL
3 10 (27.78%) Data Modelling
4 8 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.89%) Data Architecture
6 5 (13.89%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (11.11%) Big Data Analytics
7 4 (11.11%) Machine Learning
7 4 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Statistics
7 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Business Analytics
8 3 (8.33%) Coaching
8 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) Python
3 5 (13.89%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 4 (11.11%) R
5 2 (5.56%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.56%) VBA
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) Dart
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) CEH
2 3 (8.33%) CISSP
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Teradata
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 8 (22.22%) Splunk
3 6 (16.67%) Cloudera
4 5 (13.89%) Informatica
5 3 (8.33%) Tableau
6 1 (2.78%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.78%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.78%) Cognos
6 1 (2.78%) FireEye
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) SAP