Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 149 161
Rank change year-on-year +42 +12 -2
Contract jobs citing Big Data 100 79 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.75% 1.16% 1.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.77% 4.60% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 52 74
North West median daily rate £550 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.70% -7.50%
10th Percentile £357 £375 £375
90th Percentile £633 £663 £668
England median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.91 £43.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -28.13% -7.53% +41.98%

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 1287 1719 1897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.57% 25.15% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 1139 1201
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £622 £544 £530
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 41
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +45.45%
10th Percentile £21.30 £14.38 £18.50
90th Percentile £61.13 £59.31 £57.25
England median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.82% +11.11%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Big Data as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +43 51 £500 +5.26% 27
Cheshire 0 19 £325 -29.73% 4
Lancashire +21 10 £610 - 1
Merseyside +9 9 £600 +20.00% 2
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 53 (53.00%) Hadoop
2 49 (49.00%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (40.00%) Python
4 38 (38.00%) Finance
5 33 (33.00%) Java
6 30 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (30.00%) Open Source
6 30 (30.00%) Analytics
6 30 (30.00%) Apache Spark
7 29 (29.00%) Linux
8 27 (27.00%) Shell Script
9 24 (24.00%) Scrum
10 22 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (21.00%) Data Architecture
11 21 (21.00%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (20.00%) Electronics
12 20 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 20 (20.00%) Manufacturing
12 20 (20.00%) Programme Management
12 20 (20.00%) SQL
12 20 (20.00%) SAP
12 20 (20.00%) Marketing
12 20 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
12 20 (20.00%) Docker
13 19 (19.00%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (18.00%) Data Modelling
14 18 (18.00%) Data Quality
14 18 (18.00%) Apache Hive
15 17 (17.00%) ETL
15 17 (17.00%) SAS

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 30 (30.00%) Apache Spark
2 17 (17.00%) SAS
3 8 (8.00%) Apache Pig
4 4 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (4.00%) nginx
4 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.00%) Apache
6 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.00%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (8.00%) Amazon S3
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (6.00%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (6.00%) PaaS
3 6 (6.00%) Route 53
3 6 (6.00%) Serverless
3 6 (6.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.00%) Slack
5 4 (4.00%) Trello
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (2.00%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.00%) Office 365
7 1 (1.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) SSL
2 6 (6.00%) Firewall
2 6 (6.00%) SMTP
2 6 (6.00%) SNMP
2 6 (6.00%) SSH
3 2 (2.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (2.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (53.00%) Hadoop
2 19 (19.00%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (18.00%) Apache Hive
4 10 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 9 (9.00%) MongoDB
5 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (7.00%) Data Lake
7 7 (7.00%) HBase
8 6 (6.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.00%) Pentaho
8 6 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (4.00%) Data Mining
10 4 (4.00%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (4.00%) GIS
11 3 (3.00%) OLAP
11 3 (3.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (3.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 15 (15.00%) JIRA
1 15 (15.00%) TeamCity
2 13 (13.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.00%) ERwin
4 6 (6.00%) GitLab
4 6 (6.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.00%) JUnit
5 2 (2.00%) Maven
6 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (38.00%) Finance
2 20 (20.00%) Electronics
2 20 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 20 (20.00%) Marketing
2 20 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 15 (15.00%) Banking
4 13 (13.00%) Retail
5 4 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Architect
2 23 (23.00%) Developer
3 21 (21.00%) Data Architect
4 15 (15.00%) Scala Developer
5 11 (11.00%) Software Developer
6 10 (10.00%) Analyst
6 10 (10.00%) Java Developer
7 9 (9.00%) Consultant
7 9 (9.00%) Data Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) Hadoop Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Apache Spark Developer
8 8 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Java Hadoop Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Java Software Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Java Scala Developer
10 6 (6.00%) Lead Architect
10 6 (6.00%) Lead Data Architect
10 6 (6.00%) Linux Developer
10 6 (6.00%) Security Consultant
11 5 (5.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) Akka
2 10 (10.00%) Kafka
3 8 (8.00%) Web Services
4 7 (7.00%) Node.js
4 7 (7.00%) React
5 6 (6.00%) Software Packaging
6 4 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.00%) HTML
6 4 (4.00%) HTML5
6 4 (4.00%) jQuery
6 4 (4.00%) RESTful
6 4 (4.00%) Spring
6 4 (4.00%) XML
7 3 (3.00%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (3.00%) PySpark
8 2 (2.00%) Apache Avro
8 2 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (2.00%) REST
8 2 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.00%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.00%) PKI
4 4 (4.00%) iPad
4 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) PMI
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
6 1 (1.00%) User Experience
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Linux
2 15 (15.00%) Unix
3 10 (10.00%) Windows
4 6 (6.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (49.00%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.00%) Analytics
2 30 (30.00%) Open Source
3 24 (24.00%) Scrum
4 21 (21.00%) Data Architecture
5 20 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 20 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 18 (18.00%) Data Modelling
7 17 (17.00%) ETL
7 17 (17.00%) TDD
8 16 (16.00%) BDD
8 16 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (15.00%) Data Governance
10 13 (13.00%) Data Strategy
10 13 (13.00%) DevOps
11 11 (11.00%) Data Management
12 10 (10.00%) Data Security
13 8 (8.00%) Data Analytics
13 8 (8.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.00%) Python
2 33 (33.00%) Java
3 27 (27.00%) Shell Script
4 20 (20.00%) SQL
5 14 (14.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.00%) Clojure
7 8 (8.00%) Ruby
8 7 (7.00%) Bash Shell
8 7 (7.00%) C#
9 6 (6.00%) C++
10 5 (5.00%) Scala
11 4 (4.00%) C
11 4 (4.00%) Groovy
12 2 (2.00%) R
13 1 (1.00%) Go
13 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.00%) CISM
2 1 (1.00%) CISSP
2 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.00%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.00%) QA
3 2 (2.00%) GCP
3 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (20.00%) Docker
2 8 (8.00%) Apache Flume
3 6 (6.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) Puppet
2 8 (8.00%) Ansible
3 6 (6.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (6.00%) Rsyslog
4 5 (5.00%) Oozie
4 5 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.00%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (2.00%) Ambari
6 2 (2.00%) Grafana
6 2 (2.00%) Graphite
7 1 (1.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 20 (20.00%) SAP
2 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.00%) Oracle
4 7 (7.00%) Tableau
5 6 (6.00%) CA
5 6 (6.00%) Informatica
5 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.00%) Splunk
6 4 (4.00%) Google
7 3 (3.00%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.00%) Ab Initio
8 2 (2.00%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.00%) Teradata
9 1 (1.00%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.00%) IBM