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 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 84 74
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.21% 0.46% 0.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.83% 2.25% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Median daily rate £375 £335 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -25.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £470 £500
% change year-on-year +2.12% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 161 311 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.69% 20.62% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 198 173
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £52.09 £15.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.23% -68.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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

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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Cloudera
3 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) SAS
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (28.57%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (28.57%) Unix
4 6 (28.57%) ETL
4 6 (28.57%) Analytics
5 5 (23.81%) Data Architecture
5 5 (23.81%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) Teradata
6 4 (19.05%) Retail
6 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 4 (19.05%) Web Services
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) CISSP
6 4 (19.05%) .NET
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) Java
6 4 (19.05%) Hadoop
6 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (19.05%) CEH
6 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
6 4 (19.05%) Splunk

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 7 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Hadoop
3 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) CouchDB
4 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (9.52%) PowerCenter
4 2 (9.52%) Redis
4 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.52%) Riak
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.76%) DataStage
5 1 (4.76%) OLAP
5 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 3 (14.29%) Law
4 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Data Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Big Data Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Cloud Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Data Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Hadoop Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Python Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Splunk Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modeller
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (9.52%) Social Media
4 1 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Analytics
2 6 (28.57%) ETL
3 5 (23.81%) Data Architecture
4 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Data Ingestion
6 2 (9.52%) Machine Learning
6 2 (9.52%) Use Case
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Process Management
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Python
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) R
5 1 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CEH
1 4 (19.05%) CISSP
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) CISM
3 1 (4.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cloudera
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Teradata
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) Splunk
5 2 (9.52%) Informatica
5 2 (9.52%) Twitter
6 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) MapR
6 1 (4.76%) Tableau