Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 23 February 2019 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 68 58
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Big Data 16 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.77% 0.92% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.16% 3.40% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 1
Kent median daily rate £550 - £700
South East median daily rate £511 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £19.34 £83.75
% change year-on-year +184.38% -76.91% -

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 Kent with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 113 147 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 26.65% 27.17% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 109 99
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £204
90th Percentile £575 £475 £505
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £41.13 £45.00 £17.20
% change year-on-year -8.61% +161.63% -35.09%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in Kent

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in Kent

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 23 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 2 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
Big Data
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) Hadoop
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 10 (62.50%) Linux
4 9 (56.25%) Python
4 9 (56.25%) Visualisation
4 9 (56.25%) Use Case
4 9 (56.25%) Java
4 9 (56.25%) Data Visualisation
4 9 (56.25%) Scala
4 9 (56.25%) Cloudera
4 9 (56.25%) Analytics
4 9 (56.25%) DevOps
4 9 (56.25%) Data Strategy
5 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
5 7 (43.75%) Apache Hive
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
6 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) Sybase
6 5 (31.25%) Unix
6 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Apache Cassandra

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (31.25%) Apache Solr
1 5 (31.25%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) Hadoop
2 7 (43.75%) Apache Hive
2 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
3 5 (31.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (31.25%) HBase
3 5 (31.25%) Impala
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (31.25%) Power BI
3 5 (31.25%) Qlik Sense
3 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
3 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (31.25%) Spark SQL
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) Sqoop
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Big Data Consultant
1 9 (56.25%) Consultant
1 9 (56.25%) Data Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (31.25%) Administrator
3 5 (31.25%) DBA
3 5 (31.25%) Sybase DBA
4 4 (25.00%) Data Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (12.50%) Big Data Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Kafka
1 5 (31.25%) MLlib
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Analytics
1 9 (56.25%) Data Strategy
1 9 (56.25%) Data Visualisation
1 9 (56.25%) DevOps
1 9 (56.25%) Use Case
1 9 (56.25%) Visualisation
2 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (31.25%) Break/Fix
3 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (31.25%) Data Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) MapReduce
3 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
3 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Python
2 9 (56.25%) Scala
3 5 (31.25%) Go
3 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Apache Flume
1 5 (31.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) Cloudera
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 5 (31.25%) Sybase
3 5 (31.25%) Tableau
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft