The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data
England / North West
Rank 75 142 88
Rank change year-on-year +67 -54  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 55 17 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.12% 0.44% 1.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.72% 2.15% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 13 57
Median daily rate £475 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £430 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £690 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £470 £500
% change year-on-year +3.03% -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 the North West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 631 791 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 24.27% 20.69% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 500 464
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £57.75 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in the North West

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in the North West

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire +49 21 £410 -20.00% 5
Manchester +27 20 £500 -6.97% 21
Merseyside -2 4 £600 +33.33% 1
Lancashire +17 2 - -
Big Data
England

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 44 (44.90%) Hadoop
2 35 (35.71%) Java
2 35 (35.71%) SQL
3 34 (34.69%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (33.67%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (27.55%) Python
6 27 (27.55%) Analytics
7 26 (26.53%) Linux
8 23 (23.47%) Open Source
9 22 (22.45%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (21.43%) Finance
10 21 (21.43%) ETL
11 19 (19.39%) DevOps
11 19 (19.39%) Apache Spark
12 17 (17.35%) Unix
12 17 (17.35%) JavaScript
12 17 (17.35%) Marketing
13 16 (16.33%) JSON
13 16 (16.33%) NoSQL
13 16 (16.33%) Oracle
14 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
14 15 (15.31%) Web Services
15 14 (14.29%) J2EE
15 14 (14.29%) Puppet
15 14 (14.29%) MongoDB
15 14 (14.29%) Relational Database
16 13 (13.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 13 (13.27%) Scala
16 13 (13.27%) XML

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (19.39%) Apache Spark
2 13 (13.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (12.24%) SAS
4 4 (4.08%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.06%) Apache
5 3 (3.06%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.04%) nginx
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Mingle
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.02%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (10.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.02%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.02%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.02%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 34 (34.69%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.18%) Amazon Kinesis
3 9 (9.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.10%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (5.10%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (5.10%) Office 365
4 5 (5.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.06%) PaaS
5 3 (3.06%) Route 53
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (2.04%) IaaS
6 2 (2.04%) SaaS
7 1 (1.02%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) SSL
2 3 (3.06%) SMTP
3 2 (2.04%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.02%) Network Security
4 1 (1.02%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.02%) SSH
4 1 (1.02%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.02%) VLAN
4 1 (1.02%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (44.90%) Hadoop
2 22 (22.45%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (16.33%) NoSQL
4 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
5 14 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 14 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 12 (12.24%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (12.24%) DB2
7 9 (9.18%) Apache Hive
8 8 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (7.14%) Amazon QuickSight
10 5 (5.10%) MySQL
11 4 (4.08%) Impala
11 4 (4.08%) Spark SQL
12 2 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (2.04%) Data Lake
12 2 (2.04%) Data Mining
12 2 (2.04%) HDInsight
12 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Talend Open Studio
2 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.06%) GitLab
4 3 (3.06%) JIRA
4 3 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (3.06%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.04%) Maven
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (21.43%) Finance
2 17 (17.35%) Marketing
3 11 (11.22%) Telecoms
4 10 (10.20%) Electronics
4 10 (10.20%) Manufacturing
5 9 (9.18%) Retail
6 7 (7.14%) Banking
7 3 (3.06%) Retail Banking
8 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Data Engineer
2 22 (22.45%) Developer
3 20 (20.41%) Architect
4 18 (18.37%) Big Data Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.16%) Analyst
6 8 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Hadoop Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Data Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Talend Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Data Scientist
9 4 (4.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) Domain Architect
10 3 (3.06%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Principal Architect
10 3 (3.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) JSON
2 15 (15.31%) Web Services
3 14 (14.29%) J2EE
4 13 (13.27%) XML
5 12 (12.24%) Middleware
6 8 (8.16%) Kafka
7 5 (5.10%) REST
8 4 (4.08%) Ajax
8 4 (4.08%) CSS
8 4 (4.08%) CSS3
8 4 (4.08%) Ext JS
8 4 (4.08%) HTML
8 4 (4.08%) HTML5
8 4 (4.08%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.06%) Software Packaging
9 3 (3.06%) Spring
10 2 (2.04%) .NET
11 1 (1.02%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.12%) Credit Risk
3 4 (4.08%) PKI
4 3 (3.06%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.06%) FMCG
5 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.53%) Linux
2 17 (17.35%) Unix
3 13 (13.27%) Windows
4 12 (12.24%) AIX
5 3 (3.06%) CentOS
5 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.04%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.02%) Android
7 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.55%) Analytics
4 23 (23.47%) Open Source
5 21 (21.43%) ETL
6 19 (19.39%) DevOps
7 13 (13.27%) SOA
8 11 (11.22%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (11.22%) Microservices
9 10 (10.20%) BDD
9 10 (10.20%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (10.20%) Programme Management
9 10 (10.20%) Scrum
9 10 (10.20%) TDD
10 7 (7.14%) Kanban
10 7 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 6 (6.12%) Data Integration
11 6 (6.12%) Web Analytics
12 5 (5.10%) Machine Learning
12 5 (5.10%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.71%) Java
1 35 (35.71%) SQL
2 27 (27.55%) Python
3 17 (17.35%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.27%) Scala
5 9 (9.18%) C
6 4 (4.08%) R
6 4 (4.08%) Ruby
7 3 (3.06%) C#
8 2 (2.04%) F#
8 2 (2.04%) Perl
8 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.02%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (1.02%) Clojure
9 1 (1.02%) PHP
9 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.02%) Prolog
9 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) PhD
2 2 (2.04%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.02%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Docker
2 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) HDFS
3 2 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (1.02%) OpenSSH
4 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.02%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (14.29%) Puppet
2 6 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.10%) Terraform
4 4 (4.08%) Ansible
5 3 (3.06%) Rsyslog
6 2 (2.04%) Graphite
6 2 (2.04%) Kibana
6 2 (2.04%) logstash
6 2 (2.04%) Salt
7 1 (1.02%) Grafana
7 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.02%) Nagios
7 1 (1.02%) Nmap
7 1 (1.02%) SELinux
7 1 (1.02%) Webmin
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Oracle
2 12 (12.24%) Google
2 12 (12.24%) SAP
3 11 (11.22%) Talend
4 7 (7.14%) MapR
5 6 (6.12%) Splunk
6 5 (5.10%) Cloudera
7 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.08%) Vertica
8 3 (3.06%) Informatica
9 2 (2.04%) Teradata
10 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
10 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.02%) Hyperion
10 1 (1.02%) IBM
10 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.02%) Sybase
10 1 (1.02%) Tableau
10 1 (1.02%) Twitter
10 1 (1.02%) VMware
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