Period
to 28 July 2021

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 6 months to 28 July 2021 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
England > North West
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 46 97
Rank change year-on-year -62 +51 +7
Contract jobs citing Big Data 45 90 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.33% 3.97% 2.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.78% 16.67% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 71 96
10th Percentile £425 £330 £450
25th Percentile £497 £410 £485
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
75th Percentile £669 £725 £600
90th Percentile £780 £800 £638
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 664 540 1,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.62% 23.84% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 400 886
10th Percentile £254 £288 £300
25th Percentile £356 £344 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £425
75th Percentile £500 £538 £533
90th Percentile £650 £650 £600
England median daily rate £515 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +3.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 24
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.50 £15.23
25th Percentile £16.25 £17.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate £20.45 £18.75 £33.75
Median % change year-on-year +9.07% -44.44% +68.75%
75th Percentile £32.50 £20.87 £53.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £68.75 £63.75
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.29% -17.67% -

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the North West

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Big Data in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Big Data in the North West

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Big Data in the North West over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

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 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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
Manchester -32 32 £560 +31.76% 17
Lancashire -9 6 £800 +128.57% 1
Cheshire -1 1 £388 -48.27% 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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 North West region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 19 (42.22%) NoSQL
2 18 (40.00%) Java
3 16 (35.56%) Kubernetes
4 15 (33.33%) Kafka
4 15 (33.33%) DevOps
5 14 (31.11%) AWS
5 14 (31.11%) Python
5 14 (31.11%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (31.11%) Apache Spark
6 12 (26.67%) Web Services
6 12 (26.67%) Finance
6 12 (26.67%) Azure
7 11 (24.44%) Linux
7 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (22.22%) Data Architecture
8 10 (22.22%) Data Ingestion
9 9 (20.00%) Social Skills
9 9 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (20.00%) RESTful
9 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
9 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.78%) HTTP
10 8 (17.78%) Migration
10 8 (17.78%) Grid Computing
10 8 (17.78%) Groovy
10 8 (17.78%) Open Source
10 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
10 8 (17.78%) Couchbase
10 8 (17.78%) MapReduce
10 8 (17.78%) Samza

Big Data
Co-occurring 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 14 (31.11%) Apache Spark
2 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) AWS
2 12 (26.67%) Azure
3 9 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (6.67%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (6.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 3 (6.67%) GCP
4 3 (6.67%) IaaS
4 3 (6.67%) PaaS
4 3 (6.67%) Serverless
4 3 (6.67%) Snowflake
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.22%) Google Data Studio
5 1 (2.22%) npm
5 1 (2.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) NoSQL
2 14 (31.11%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 8 (17.78%) Couchbase
4 8 (17.78%) Flink
5 5 (11.11%) Data Lake
5 5 (11.11%) Hadoop
6 4 (8.89%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (8.89%) Apache Hive
7 3 (6.67%) PowerCenter
8 2 (4.44%) Metadata
8 2 (4.44%) Metadata Repository
8 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.44%) Tableau
9 1 (2.22%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (2.22%) BigQuery
9 1 (2.22%) Impala
9 1 (2.22%) Looker
9 1 (2.22%) Presto
9 1 (2.22%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Gradle
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) webpack
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 7 (15.56%) Banking
3 7 (15.56%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) Architect
3 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (17.78%) Data Architect
5 7 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Market Risk Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Market Risk Java Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Senior Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Senior Market Risk Java Developer
6 6 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (8.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Consultant
9 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (6.67%) Data Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Informatica Consultant
9 3 (6.67%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) Kafka
2 12 (26.67%) Web Services
3 9 (20.00%) RESTful
4 8 (17.78%) Samza
5 4 (8.89%) Vue.js
6 3 (6.67%) Apache NiFi
6 3 (6.67%) Spring
6 3 (6.67%) Spring Boot
7 2 (4.44%) Node.js
7 2 (4.44%) React
8 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.22%) CSS
8 1 (2.22%) CSS3
8 1 (2.22%) HTML
8 1 (2.22%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) JSON
8 1 (2.22%) Spark Streaming
8 1 (2.22%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Grid Computing
2 7 (15.56%) Market Risk
3 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 2 (4.44%) Legacy Applications
4 2 (4.44%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) DevOps
2 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.22%) Data Architecture
3 10 (22.22%) Data Ingestion
4 8 (17.78%) API Design
4 8 (17.78%) MapReduce
4 8 (17.78%) Migration
4 8 (17.78%) Open Source
5 7 (15.56%) Analytics
5 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (15.56%) Clean Code
5 7 (15.56%) Microservices
6 6 (13.33%) Event-Driven
6 6 (13.33%) SDLC
7 5 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.89%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) Python
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.78%) Groovy
5 6 (13.33%) SQL
6 4 (8.89%) Scala
7 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.44%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.22%) Go
8 1 (2.22%) Java 8
8 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) GDPR
2 3 (6.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) Kubernetes
2 4 (8.89%) Terraform
3 3 (6.67%) Ansible
4 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.44%) Puppet
5 1 (2.22%) logstash
5 1 (2.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Cloudera
1 4 (8.89%) Databricks
1 4 (8.89%) Google
2 3 (6.67%) Informatica
2 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
2 3 (6.67%) StreamSets
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Confluent
4 1 (2.22%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.22%) Teradata