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 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 155 190
Rank change year-on-year +58 +35  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1074 824 643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.53% 1.67% 1.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.27% 7.64% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 576 444
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -3.05% -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £16.00
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 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 9528 10785 12035
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.44% 21.84% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6291 7397 7985
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 171 178
Median hourly rate £31.00 £30.25 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +17.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.37 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +37 793 £550 - 248
South East +40 145 £475 +5.55% 57
South West +2 36 £445 -3.78% 15
North West +16 30 £410 -3.52% 25
East of England +4 25 £550 +29.41% 13
West Midlands +14 15 £463 -5.61% 6
East Midlands +6 15 £400 -15.78% 2
North East +68 6 £350 -20.45% 5
Yorkshire +3 5 £425 -10.52% 21
Big Data
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 1213 (55.09%) Hadoop
2 859 (39.01%) Java
3 822 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
4 770 (34.97%) Apache Spark
5 670 (30.43%) Python
6 588 (26.70%) Analytics
7 532 (24.16%) SQL
8 503 (22.84%) Finance
9 458 (20.80%) Scala
10 445 (20.21%) Apache Hive
11 390 (17.71%) DevOps
12 384 (17.44%) Linux
13 363 (16.49%) Banking
14 315 (14.31%) TDD
15 312 (14.17%) Kafka
16 308 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
17 303 (13.76%) ETL
18 295 (13.40%) NoSQL
19 293 (13.31%) Business Intelligence
20 285 (12.94%) HBase
21 281 (12.76%) Scrum
22 241 (10.94%) Data Analytics
23 240 (10.90%) Machine Learning
24 239 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
25 229 (10.40%) Apache Cassandra
26 224 (10.17%) MongoDB
27 219 (9.95%) Open Source
28 218 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
29 207 (9.40%) Unix
30 204 (9.26%) R

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
1 770 (34.97%) Apache Spark
2 185 (8.40%) Apache
3 153 (6.95%) Apache Pig
4 125 (5.68%) SAS
5 79 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
6 59 (2.68%) Confluence
7 41 (1.86%) Apache Solr
8 20 (0.91%) OpenStack
9 18 (0.82%) JBoss
9 18 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.73%) nginx
11 11 (0.50%) Jupyter
11 11 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.36%) Facebook Platform
14 8 (0.36%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (0.32%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.27%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 36 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.23%) SPSS
3 18 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.50%) Stata
6 10 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.18%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.14%) Mingle
11 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.091%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.091%) Weka
12 1 (0.045%) InVision
12 1 (0.045%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 21 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.091%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.091%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.091%) HFM
5 1 (0.045%) Actimize
5 1 (0.045%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.045%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.045%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.045%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.045%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.045%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.045%) RMDS
5 1 (0.045%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 308 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.23%) Amazon S3
4 43 (1.95%) SaaS
5 41 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
7 39 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 37 (1.68%) PaaS
9 36 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 31 (1.41%) GitHub
11 28 (1.27%) IaaS
12 25 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (1.14%) Office 365
13 18 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.64%) Google Analytics
15 12 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
17 9 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.73%) Kerberos
2 32 (1.45%) HTTP
3 24 (1.09%) LDAP
4 21 (0.95%) Firewall
5 16 (0.73%) WAN
6 15 (0.68%) Internet
7 14 (0.64%) Network Security
7 14 (0.64%) SSL
8 12 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 10 (0.45%) DNS
9 10 (0.45%) SSH
10 9 (0.41%) FTP
10 9 (0.41%) LAN
11 8 (0.36%) NAS
11 8 (0.36%) SAN
12 7 (0.32%) 3G
12 7 (0.32%) 4G
13 5 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
13 5 (0.23%) MQTT
13 5 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1213 (55.09%) Hadoop
2 445 (20.21%) Apache Hive
3 295 (13.40%) NoSQL
4 285 (12.94%) HBase
5 239 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
6 229 (10.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 224 (10.17%) MongoDB
8 173 (7.86%) SQL Server
9 132 (5.99%) Relational Database
10 107 (4.86%) Impala
11 90 (4.09%) Sqoop
12 76 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
13 74 (3.36%) MySQL
14 67 (3.04%) Data Lake
15 64 (2.91%) RDBMS
16 63 (2.86%) QlikView
17 58 (2.63%) Data Mining
18 47 (2.13%) Neo4j
19 41 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
19 41 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 196 (8.90%) Jenkins
2 188 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 163 (7.40%) JIRA
4 78 (3.54%) Maven
5 45 (2.04%) Gradle
6 43 (1.95%) JUnit
7 40 (1.82%) Vagrant
8 37 (1.68%) Cucumber
9 35 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
10 34 (1.54%) Mockito
11 28 (1.27%) NUnit
12 26 (1.18%) Selenium
12 26 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (1.09%) Eclipse
13 24 (1.09%) GitLab
14 22 (1.00%) Subversion
15 19 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
15 19 (0.86%) TeamCity
16 18 (0.82%) IntelliJ
16 18 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 503 (22.84%) Finance
2 363 (16.49%) Banking
3 139 (6.31%) Investment Banking
4 136 (6.18%) Marketing
5 90 (4.09%) Front Office
6 80 (3.63%) Retail
7 66 (3.00%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.77%) Legal
9 28 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.09%) Electronics
11 20 (0.91%) Advertising
12 18 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.73%) Games
13 16 (0.73%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.64%) Publishing
15 9 (0.41%) Back Office
15 9 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
15 9 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.36%) Automotive
16 8 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 831 (37.74%) Developer
2 310 (14.08%) Architect
3 306 (13.90%) Big Data Developer
4 296 (13.44%) Java Developer
5 252 (11.44%) Data Engineer
6 219 (9.95%) Big Data Engineer
7 210 (9.54%) Analyst
8 172 (7.81%) Data Architect
9 137 (6.22%) Hadoop Developer
10 119 (5.40%) Scala Developer
11 108 (4.90%) Consultant
12 106 (4.81%) Senior Developer
13 105 (4.77%) DevOps Engineer
14 98 (4.45%) Hadoop Engineer
15 96 (4.36%) Big Data Architect
16 91 (4.13%) Business Analyst
17 89 (4.04%) Python Developer
18 88 (4.00%) Data Analyst
19 87 (3.95%) Data Scientist
20 72 (3.27%) Apache Spark Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (14.17%) Kafka
2 167 (7.58%) Spring
3 153 (6.95%) HTML
4 135 (6.13%) REST
5 118 (5.36%) CSS
6 117 (5.31%) AngularJS
7 114 (5.18%) Web Services
8 111 (5.04%) HTML5
9 108 (4.90%) .NET
10 101 (4.59%) JSON
11 79 (3.59%) RESTful
12 68 (3.09%) J2EE
13 66 (3.00%) Node.js
14 56 (2.54%) Akka
15 54 (2.45%) D3.js
16 53 (2.41%) Spring Boot
16 53 (2.41%) XML
17 51 (2.32%) CSS3
18 45 (2.04%) React
18 45 (2.04%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 218 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (6.18%) Algorithms
3 95 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 91 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
5 64 (2.91%) Data Structures
6 55 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 52 (2.36%) User Experience
8 49 (2.23%) Market Risk
9 46 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 46 (2.09%) Reference Data
10 41 (1.86%) Credit Risk
11 39 (1.77%) Fintech
12 35 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (1.54%) Data Centre
14 33 (1.50%) Equities
15 29 (1.32%) Client/Server
15 29 (1.32%) Virtual Team
16 28 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
17 27 (1.23%) Derivative
18 21 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 384 (17.44%) Linux
2 207 (9.40%) Unix
3 83 (3.77%) Windows
4 46 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (1.77%) CentOS
6 26 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.95%) Solaris
8 13 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.54%) Windows Vista
10 10 (0.45%) Android
10 10 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.36%) Debian
12 7 (0.32%) VMS
13 6 (0.27%) AIX
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.091%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.091%) MVS
16 2 (0.091%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 588 (26.70%) Analytics
3 390 (17.71%) DevOps
4 315 (14.31%) TDD
5 303 (13.76%) ETL
6 293 (13.31%) Business Intelligence
7 281 (12.76%) Scrum
8 241 (10.94%) Data Analytics
9 240 (10.90%) Machine Learning
10 219 (9.95%) Open Source
11 202 (9.17%) Data Modelling
12 183 (8.31%) MapReduce
13 159 (7.22%) Visualisation
14 156 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
15 145 (6.58%) BDD
16 142 (6.45%) Microservices
17 135 (6.13%) Software Engineering
18 131 (5.95%) Data Architecture
18 131 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
19 127 (5.77%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 859 (39.01%) Java
2 670 (30.43%) Python
3 532 (24.16%) SQL
4 458 (20.80%) Scala
5 204 (9.26%) R
6 201 (9.13%) JavaScript
7 115 (5.22%) C#
8 106 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 91 (4.13%) Shell Script
10 67 (3.04%) C++
11 64 (2.91%) Perl
12 52 (2.36%) Ruby
13 34 (1.54%) C
13 34 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 34 (1.54%) TypeScript
14 33 (1.50%) MATLAB
15 26 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 25 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 17 (0.77%) Go
17 17 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 162 (7.36%) Degree
2 153 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 98 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 34 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (1.27%) PhD
7 14 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.59%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.45%) PMP
10 8 (0.36%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.36%) CISSP
10 8 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.36%) MCITP
10 8 (0.36%) MCSE
10 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.32%) CCNA
11 7 (0.32%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 84 (3.81%) QA
3 22 (1.00%) MiFID
4 7 (0.32%) SLA
5 6 (0.27%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.23%) EMIR
6 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.18%) GDPR
7 4 (0.18%) IFRS
7 4 (0.18%) PMO
8 3 (0.14%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.14%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.091%) CDISC
9 2 (0.091%) COBIT
9 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
System Software
1 184 (8.36%) HDFS
2 164 (7.45%) Docker
3 89 (4.04%) Apache Flume
4 53 (2.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 39 (1.77%) Active Directory
6 31 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.59%) vCloud
9 11 (0.50%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.23%) NFS
12 4 (0.18%) vSphere
13 2 (0.091%) OpenSSH
13 2 (0.091%) Xen
14 1 (0.045%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.045%) Firmware
14 1 (0.045%) Platform Symphony
14 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.045%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 139 (6.31%) Puppet
2 133 (6.04%) Ansible
3 107 (4.86%) Hadoop YARN
4 94 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (3.59%) Oozie
6 68 (3.09%) Terraform
7 52 (2.36%) Kubernetes
8 26 (1.18%) Mesos
9 23 (1.04%) Kibana
10 17 (0.77%) SCOM
11 14 (0.64%) Nagios
12 13 (0.59%) OpenAM
13 12 (0.54%) Rsyslog
13 12 (0.54%) SCCM
14 11 (0.50%) Ambari
14 11 (0.50%) logstash
15 9 (0.41%) OpenIDM
15 9 (0.41%) Rancher
16 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
17 7 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 203 (9.22%) Cloudera
1 203 (9.22%) Oracle
2 124 (5.63%) Tableau
3 108 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 106 (4.81%) Hortonworks
5 71 (3.22%) Splunk
6 65 (2.95%) Google
7 64 (2.91%) SAP
8 60 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 59 (2.68%) Informatica
10 56 (2.54%) Teradata
11 48 (2.18%) IBM
12 43 (1.95%) MapR
13 42 (1.91%) VMware
14 35 (1.59%) Talend
15 26 (1.18%) Ab Initio
16 21 (0.95%) Nuix
16 21 (0.95%) TIBCO
17 19 (0.86%) Sybase
18 18 (0.82%) Adobe
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Experis Ltd
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Talent International
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