The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 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
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 150 213
Rank change year-on-year +68 +63  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1142 814 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.72% 1.63% 1.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.91% 7.30% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 581 402
Median daily rate £525 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £500
% change year-on-year +1.06% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.30% -4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £20.61 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £38.67 £58.90
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 England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9586 11153 10907
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.83% 22.32% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6521 7561 7125
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 154 148
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £15.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in England

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in England

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Big Data in England

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Big Data in England

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London +47 832 £550 - 238
South East +37 143 £490 +3.15% 55
North West +67 55 £450 -18.18% 27
East of England +28 39 £450 +1.12% 15
South West -12 22 £500 +11.11% 20
Yorkshire +23 19 £480 -26.15% 14
East Midlands 0 18 £450 - 10
West Midlands -18 8 £400 -13.04% 7
North East -16 5 £516 -4.09% 5
Big Data
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 1347 (55.48%) Hadoop
2 961 (39.58%) Java
3 868 (35.75%) Apache Spark
4 866 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
5 772 (31.80%) Python
6 609 (25.08%) SQL
7 586 (24.14%) Scala
8 572 (23.56%) Finance
9 561 (23.11%) Analytics
10 560 (23.06%) Apache Hive
11 481 (19.81%) DevOps
12 431 (17.75%) Banking
13 422 (17.38%) Linux
14 379 (15.61%) NoSQL
15 369 (15.20%) ETL
16 368 (15.16%) Business Intelligence
17 363 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
18 347 (14.29%) Kafka
19 312 (12.85%) HBase
20 303 (12.48%) Data Warehouse
21 279 (11.49%) Scrum
22 274 (11.29%) R
23 272 (11.20%) TDD
23 272 (11.20%) Oracle
24 268 (11.04%) Open Source
25 254 (10.46%) Data Modelling
26 250 (10.30%) Apache Cassandra
26 250 (10.30%) MapReduce
26 250 (10.30%) Machine Learning
27 248 (10.21%) MongoDB

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 868 (35.75%) Apache Spark
2 221 (9.10%) Apache Pig
3 172 (7.08%) Apache
4 130 (5.35%) SAS
5 101 (4.16%) Elasticsearch
6 70 (2.88%) Confluence
7 39 (1.61%) Apache Solr
8 30 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (0.86%) Jupyter
9 21 (0.86%) SharePoint
10 15 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.58%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.54%) JBoss
13 12 (0.49%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
15 8 (0.33%) Anypoint
16 7 (0.29%) Facebook Platform
17 6 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.03%) SPSS
3 22 (0.91%) MS Office
4 10 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.37%) Stata
6 7 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.16%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.12%) MS Project
9 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.041%) InVision
9 1 (0.041%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.041%) Mingle
9 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.041%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.12%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.082%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.082%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.041%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.041%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.041%) FastStats
6 1 (0.041%) HFM
6 1 (0.041%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.041%) RMDS
6 1 (0.041%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.041%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.041%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 363 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 68 (2.80%) Amazon S3
5 64 (2.64%) Amazon EMR
6 53 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (1.69%) PaaS
8 38 (1.57%) Amazon Kinesis
8 38 (1.57%) GitHub
9 31 (1.28%) SaaS
10 30 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (1.07%) IaaS
13 17 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.58%) Google Analytics
14 14 (0.58%) Office 365
15 12 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
17 9 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.35%) Kerberos
2 32 (1.32%) HTTP
3 31 (1.28%) LDAP
4 16 (0.66%) Firewall
5 15 (0.62%) Internet
6 13 (0.54%) Network Security
6 13 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.45%) SMS
7 11 (0.45%) WAN
8 10 (0.41%) DNS
9 9 (0.37%) SSL
10 8 (0.33%) VPN
11 7 (0.29%) FTP
11 7 (0.29%) LAN
12 6 (0.25%) SSH
13 5 (0.21%) SAN
13 5 (0.21%) Skype
14 4 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.16%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1347 (55.48%) Hadoop
2 560 (23.06%) Apache Hive
3 379 (15.61%) NoSQL
4 312 (12.85%) HBase
5 303 (12.48%) Data Warehouse
6 250 (10.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 248 (10.21%) MongoDB
8 216 (8.90%) SQL Server
9 202 (8.32%) Relational Database
10 131 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
11 121 (4.98%) Impala
12 110 (4.53%) Sqoop
13 104 (4.28%) QlikView
14 94 (3.87%) Data Lake
15 89 (3.67%) RDBMS
16 87 (3.58%) MySQL
17 70 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 52 (2.14%) Amazon Redshift
19 51 (2.10%) Oracle Database
20 50 (2.06%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 211 (8.69%) Git (software)
2 195 (8.03%) Jenkins
3 178 (7.33%) JIRA
4 93 (3.83%) Maven
5 62 (2.55%) JUnit
5 62 (2.55%) Talend Open Studio
6 50 (2.06%) Selenium
7 47 (1.94%) Gradle
8 42 (1.73%) Mockito
9 34 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 30 (1.24%) TeamCity
11 25 (1.03%) Vagrant
12 23 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (0.78%) Hudson
14 18 (0.74%) NUnit
15 17 (0.70%) ClearCase
15 17 (0.70%) Subversion
16 15 (0.62%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 572 (23.56%) Finance
2 431 (17.75%) Banking
3 198 (8.15%) Marketing
4 140 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 111 (4.57%) Retail
6 91 (3.75%) Front Office
7 67 (2.76%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.32%) Legal
9 29 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.07%) Games
10 26 (1.07%) Retail Banking
11 20 (0.82%) Electronics
12 19 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
12 19 (0.78%) Publishing
13 18 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.41%) Advertising
16 9 (0.37%) Automotive
17 5 (0.21%) Law
17 5 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 810 (33.36%) Developer
2 371 (15.28%) Architect
3 304 (12.52%) Data Engineer
4 296 (12.19%) Java Developer
5 286 (11.78%) Big Data Developer
6 273 (11.24%) Big Data Engineer
7 221 (9.10%) Data Architect
8 212 (8.73%) Analyst
9 173 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 140 (5.77%) Big Data Architect
11 138 (5.68%) Hadoop Developer
12 129 (5.31%) Senior Developer
13 128 (5.27%) Consultant
14 124 (5.11%) Scala Developer
15 111 (4.57%) Hadoop Engineer
16 90 (3.71%) Data Scientist
17 86 (3.54%) Data Analyst
18 83 (3.42%) AWS DevOps
18 83 (3.42%) Python Developer
19 82 (3.38%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (14.29%) Kafka
2 168 (6.92%) HTML
3 154 (6.34%) Web Services
4 146 (6.01%) REST
5 136 (5.60%) Spring
6 129 (5.31%) AngularJS
7 118 (4.86%) .NET
7 118 (4.86%) CSS
8 104 (4.28%) HTML5
9 96 (3.95%) XML
10 89 (3.67%) JSON
11 83 (3.42%) Node.js
12 76 (3.13%) Akka
13 70 (2.88%) J2EE
14 60 (2.47%) JMS
15 59 (2.43%) Hibernate
16 53 (2.18%) Middleware
17 46 (1.89%) D3.js
18 43 (1.77%) CSS3
19 42 (1.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 239 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (6.34%) Algorithms
3 103 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 98 (4.04%) Credit Risk
5 64 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 54 (2.22%) Data Structures
8 44 (1.81%) User Experience
9 42 (1.73%) Data Centre
10 38 (1.57%) Equities
11 33 (1.36%) Fintech
11 33 (1.36%) Reference Data
12 31 (1.28%) Market Risk
13 30 (1.24%) Derivative
14 27 (1.11%) Mainframe
14 27 (1.11%) Social Media
15 25 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 21 (0.86%) Grid Computing
17 20 (0.82%) Replication
18 19 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 422 (17.38%) Linux
2 221 (9.10%) Unix
3 96 (3.95%) Windows
4 58 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (1.40%) CentOS
6 22 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.86%) AIX
8 14 (0.58%) Android
8 14 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.45%) Solaris
9 11 (0.45%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.29%) Debian
10 7 (0.29%) VMS
10 7 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.21%) HPUX
12 5 (0.21%) MVS
12 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (23.11%) Analytics
3 481 (19.81%) DevOps
4 369 (15.20%) ETL
5 368 (15.16%) Business Intelligence
6 279 (11.49%) Scrum
7 272 (11.20%) TDD
8 268 (11.04%) Open Source
9 254 (10.46%) Data Modelling
10 250 (10.30%) Machine Learning
10 250 (10.30%) MapReduce
11 225 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
12 189 (7.78%) Data Analytics
13 162 (6.67%) Visualisation
14 158 (6.51%) Microservices
14 158 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 148 (6.10%) Data Analysis
16 140 (5.77%) Data Architecture
16 140 (5.77%) Software Engineering
17 134 (5.52%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 961 (39.58%) Java
2 772 (31.80%) Python
3 609 (25.08%) SQL
4 586 (24.14%) Scala
5 274 (11.29%) R
6 229 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 135 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 124 (5.11%) C#
9 101 (4.16%) Perl
10 96 (3.95%) C++
11 92 (3.79%) Shell Script
12 60 (2.47%) Ruby
13 57 (2.35%) C
14 51 (2.10%) T-SQL
15 40 (1.65%) MATLAB
16 28 (1.15%) PHP
17 24 (0.99%) PL/SQL
18 19 (0.78%) PowerShell
19 18 (0.74%) Go
20 16 (0.66%) Korn
Qualifications
1 198 (8.15%) Degree
2 146 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 84 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.64%) DV Cleared
5 50 (2.06%) PhD
6 14 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.41%) PMP
8 8 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 8 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.29%) Postgraduate
10 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.21%) ISEB
11 5 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.16%) CCIE
12 4 (0.16%) CCNA
12 4 (0.16%) CCNP
12 4 (0.16%) MCP
12 4 (0.16%) MCSA
12 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.20%) QA
2 86 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.74%) MiFID
4 10 (0.41%) FATCA
5 9 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.25%) SLA
7 4 (0.16%) EMIR
7 4 (0.16%) GDPR
7 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.12%) IFRS
8 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.12%) PMO
9 2 (0.082%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 231 (9.51%) HDFS
2 174 (7.17%) Docker
3 81 (3.34%) Apache Flume
4 44 (1.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 38 (1.57%) Active Directory
6 30 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (0.91%) vCloud
8 10 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.29%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.16%) NFS
12 2 (0.082%) vSphere
12 2 (0.082%) Xen
13 1 (0.041%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.041%) GPFS
13 1 (0.041%) OpenSSH
13 1 (0.041%) SRDF
13 1 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.041%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 191 (7.87%) Puppet
2 152 (6.26%) Ansible
2 152 (6.26%) Opscode Chef
3 144 (5.93%) Hadoop YARN
4 102 (4.20%) Oozie
5 57 (2.35%) Terraform
6 42 (1.73%) Mesos
7 36 (1.48%) Kubernetes
8 28 (1.15%) Kibana
9 23 (0.95%) Ambari
10 22 (0.91%) Nagios
11 15 (0.62%) Salt
12 13 (0.54%) MOM
13 8 (0.33%) Graphite
13 8 (0.33%) OpenIDM
14 7 (0.29%) logstash
14 7 (0.29%) OpenAM
15 6 (0.25%) SCOM
15 6 (0.25%) SELinux
16 5 (0.21%) Marathon
Vendors
1 272 (11.20%) Oracle
2 187 (7.70%) Cloudera
3 170 (7.00%) Hortonworks
4 128 (5.27%) Tableau
5 109 (4.49%) Microsoft
6 77 (3.17%) Red Hat
7 76 (3.13%) Informatica
7 76 (3.13%) Teradata
8 62 (2.55%) Talend
9 54 (2.22%) SAP
10 53 (2.18%) Google
11 51 (2.10%) Splunk
12 46 (1.89%) IBM
13 45 (1.85%) VMware
14 41 (1.69%) MapR
15 38 (1.57%) MicroStrategy
16 34 (1.40%) Ab Initio
16 34 (1.40%) MuleSoft
16 34 (1.40%) Sybase
17 29 (1.19%) Atlassian
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Parallel Consulting
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City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
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London
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London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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