Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 97 126
Rank change year-on-year +5 +29 -23
Contract jobs citing Big Data 43 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.46% 1.13% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.04% 5.18% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £538 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +13.76% +21.15%
10th Percentile £313 £415 £420
90th Percentile £472 £599 £509
Scotland median daily rate £400 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +28.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 535 463 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.10% 21.74% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 241 310
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £263 £275
90th Percentile £529 £513 £538
Scotland median daily rate £393 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +12.14% -6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £49.63 £28.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.56% +72.83% +16.01%
Scotland median hourly rate £42.70 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.65% +68.00% -9.09%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Big Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 19 (44.19%) ETL
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (44.19%) Hadoop
2 18 (41.86%) Analytics
3 15 (34.88%) Finance
4 14 (32.56%) SQL
5 13 (30.23%) Unix
5 13 (30.23%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (27.91%) Python
7 11 (25.58%) Oracle
8 10 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (20.93%) Teradata
9 9 (20.93%) Banking
9 9 (20.93%) Informatica
9 9 (20.93%) Splunk
10 8 (18.60%) Machine Learning
10 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
10 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Mathematics
11 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
11 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
12 6 (13.95%) Apache Hive
12 6 (13.95%) R
12 6 (13.95%) Statistical Modelling
12 6 (13.95%) Data Analysis
12 6 (13.95%) Java
12 6 (13.95%) Linux
13 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
13 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling

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 4 (9.30%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
3 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) PaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
1 4 (9.30%) SNMP
1 4 (9.30%) SSH
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (44.19%) Hadoop
2 13 (30.23%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (13.95%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.65%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (4.65%) GIS
4 2 (4.65%) Impala
4 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) PowerCenter
4 2 (4.65%) QGIS
4 2 (4.65%) Spatial Data
5 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (2.33%) HBase
5 1 (2.33%) MOLAP
5 1 (2.33%) OLAP
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.65%) Maven
2 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Big Data Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Data Scientist
4 6 (13.95%) Test Data Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) ETL Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Data Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Data Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior UAT Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Splunk Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Tableau Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Kafka
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) HTML5
2 2 (4.65%) PostGIS
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Unix
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (44.19%) ETL
2 18 (41.86%) Analytics
3 10 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (18.60%) Machine Learning
4 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
4 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Mathematics
6 6 (13.95%) Data Analysis
6 6 (13.95%) Statistical Modelling
7 5 (11.63%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
7 5 (11.63%) Incident Management
7 5 (11.63%) Physics
7 5 (11.63%) Predictive Analytics
7 5 (11.63%) Statistics
7 5 (11.63%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
8 4 (9.30%) Microservices
8 4 (9.30%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) Python
3 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
3 6 (13.95%) Java
3 6 (13.95%) R
4 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) Dart
6 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
1 5 (11.63%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Apache Flume
2 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 9 (20.93%) Informatica
2 9 (20.93%) Splunk
2 9 (20.93%) Teradata
3 3 (6.98%) Tableau
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Alteryx
5 1 (2.33%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.33%) Cognos