Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 115 171
Rank change year-on-year +21 +56 -33
Contract jobs citing Big Data 109 102 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.03% 1.72% 0.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.09% 6.88% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 74 48
North West median daily rate £525 £510 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £343 £350 £375
90th Percentile £624 £648 £675
England median daily rate £550 £533 £520
% change year-on-year +3.29% +2.40% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.66 £43.00 £32.21
% change year-on-year -12.43% +33.49% -10.52%

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 1,199 1,483 1,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.28% 25.03% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 1,010 1,104
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.47% +9.86%
10th Percentile £268 £269 £250
90th Percentile £625 £555 £525
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 54
North West median hourly rate £43.05 £38.50 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.82% -0.32% +23.01%
10th Percentile £14.73 £14.38 £16.25
90th Percentile £64.06 £46.40 £63.70
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -1.85% -5.89%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +37 64 £550 +9.18% 45
Cheshire -15 21 £405 -16.92% 4
Merseyside +17 9 £563 +12.50% 5
Lancashire +10 8 £425 -22.73% 2
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 60 (55.05%) Python
2 56 (51.38%) Hadoop
3 47 (43.12%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (36.70%) Apache Spark
5 36 (33.03%) Java
6 34 (31.19%) Finance
7 29 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (24.77%) SQL
9 26 (23.85%) Linux
9 26 (23.85%) Amazon AWS
10 25 (22.94%) DevOps
11 23 (21.10%) Marketing
11 23 (21.10%) ETL
12 22 (20.18%) SAP
12 22 (20.18%) Manufacturing
12 22 (20.18%) Programme Management
12 22 (20.18%) Electronics
12 22 (20.18%) Telecoms
12 22 (20.18%) Digital Marketing
13 21 (19.27%) Machine Learning
14 20 (18.35%) Docker
15 19 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (17.43%) Kubernetes
15 19 (17.43%) Analytics
16 17 (15.60%) Open Source
16 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
16 17 (15.60%) Ansible
17 16 (14.68%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (14.68%) Test Automation
18 15 (13.76%) Data Architecture

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 40 (36.70%) Apache Spark
2 9 (8.26%) SAS
3 6 (5.50%) Apache
4 5 (4.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (4.59%) nginx
4 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.59%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.75%) Confluence
6 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.83%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.92%) CMS
8 1 (0.92%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.75%) HipChat
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.92%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.85%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (7.34%) PaaS
5 5 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.59%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.67%) Slack
6 4 (3.67%) Trello
7 3 (2.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.75%) Route 53
7 3 (2.75%) Serverless
7 3 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.83%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) SSL
2 3 (2.75%) SMTP
3 2 (1.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.92%) SNMP
4 1 (0.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (51.38%) Hadoop
2 16 (14.68%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (11.93%) Apache Hive
4 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
5 9 (8.26%) NoSQL
6 8 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (5.50%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (5.50%) HBase
7 6 (5.50%) MongoDB
7 6 (5.50%) OLAP
8 5 (4.59%) GIS
8 5 (4.59%) MySQL
8 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.67%) Data Mining
9 4 (3.67%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (3.67%) Impala
9 4 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (2.75%) Data Lake
10 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (13.76%) JIRA
2 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.01%) Jenkins
2 12 (11.01%) TeamCity
3 8 (7.34%) GitLab
4 5 (4.59%) PyCharm
5 4 (3.67%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.75%) JUnit
6 3 (2.75%) Maven
6 3 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.83%) ERwin
7 2 (1.83%) MSI
7 2 (1.83%) Selenium
8 1 (0.92%) Gradle
8 1 (0.92%) Mockito
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (31.19%) Finance
2 23 (21.10%) Marketing
3 22 (20.18%) Electronics
3 22 (20.18%) Manufacturing
3 22 (20.18%) Telecoms
4 11 (10.09%) Banking
5 6 (5.50%) Retail
6 5 (4.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.92%) Law
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (23.85%) Developer
2 20 (18.35%) Architect
3 17 (15.60%) Data Engineer
3 17 (15.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (13.76%) Analyst
4 15 (13.76%) Data Architect
5 8 (7.34%) Big Data Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Hadoop Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Consultant
6 7 (6.42%) Scala Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Security Consultant
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Security Consultant
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) Web Services
2 9 (8.26%) AngularJS
2 9 (8.26%) React
3 8 (7.34%) Node.js
4 6 (5.50%) HTML
4 6 (5.50%) Kafka
4 6 (5.50%) PySpark
4 6 (5.50%) RESTful
4 6 (5.50%) XML
5 4 (3.67%) .NET
5 4 (3.67%) HTML5
5 4 (3.67%) jQuery
5 4 (3.67%) JSON
6 3 (2.75%) Akka
6 3 (2.75%) CSS
6 3 (2.75%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.75%) REST
6 3 (2.75%) Software Packaging
6 3 (2.75%) Spring
7 2 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.59%) iPad
3 5 (4.59%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.67%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.75%) PKI
6 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.92%) CUDA
7 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.85%) Linux
2 10 (9.17%) Unix
3 7 (6.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.12%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (22.94%) DevOps
4 23 (21.10%) ETL
5 22 (20.18%) Digital Marketing
5 22 (20.18%) Programme Management
6 21 (19.27%) Machine Learning
7 19 (17.43%) Analytics
8 17 (15.60%) Open Source
9 16 (14.68%) Test Automation
10 15 (13.76%) Data Architecture
10 15 (13.76%) Scrum
11 12 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (11.01%) Data Science
11 12 (11.01%) Software Engineering
12 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (10.09%) TDD
13 10 (9.17%) Data Governance
13 10 (9.17%) Migration
14 8 (7.34%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 60 (55.05%) Python
2 36 (33.03%) Java
3 27 (24.77%) SQL
4 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.84%) Scala
6 13 (11.93%) Shell Script
7 12 (11.01%) C#
7 12 (11.01%) Ruby
8 8 (7.34%) Bash Shell
8 8 (7.34%) C++
9 5 (4.59%) Groovy
10 4 (3.67%) C
10 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.67%) R
11 3 (2.75%) Perl
12 1 (0.92%) Go
12 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) Data Quality
2 7 (6.42%) GCP
2 7 (6.42%) QA
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Docker
2 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.59%) Apache Flume
2 5 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.92%) HDFS
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (17.43%) Kubernetes
2 17 (15.60%) Ansible
3 13 (11.93%) Puppet
4 10 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.50%) Oozie
6 3 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.75%) Rsyslog
7 2 (1.83%) Ambari
7 2 (1.83%) Terraform
8 1 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.92%) Mesos
Vendors
1 22 (20.18%) SAP
2 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.09%) Google
4 8 (7.34%) Atlassian
5 6 (5.50%) Cloudera
5 6 (5.50%) Splunk
6 5 (4.59%) IBM
6 5 (4.59%) Oracle
6 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.59%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.75%) McAfee
7 3 (2.75%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (2.75%) Symantec
7 3 (2.75%) Tableau
8 2 (1.83%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.83%) CA
8 2 (1.83%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.83%) Informatica
8 2 (1.83%) Teradata
9 1 (0.92%) VMware