Period
to 2 December 2020

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 2 December 2020 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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 84 121
Rank change year-on-year +20 +37 -19
Contract jobs citing Big Data 64 128 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.85% 2.41% 1.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.64% 10.92% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 110 72
Median daily rate £525 £538 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +1.90% -4.09%
10th Percentile £314 £431 £385
90th Percentile £625 £703 £746
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £6.00
England median hourly rate £29.37 £43.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year -32.86% -1.69% +45.90%

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 550 1,172 1,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.51% 22.05% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 819 839
Median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £276 £300 £285
90th Percentile £594 £575 £556
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% -41.43% -18.13%
10th Percentile £17.98 £13.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £61.15 £53.75 £48.54
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.45% +8.24%

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 2 December 2020.

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 2 December 2020. 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 34 £550 +4.76% 12
Lancashire +10 19 £500 -6.98% 1
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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 30 (46.88%) Azure
2 28 (43.75%) Analytics
3 25 (39.06%) Hadoop
3 25 (39.06%) Python
4 23 (35.94%) Cloudera
5 21 (32.81%) Docker
6 19 (29.69%) AWS
6 19 (29.69%) DevOps
7 18 (28.13%) Kubernetes
7 18 (28.13%) Terraform
8 15 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (23.44%) Apache Hive
9 13 (20.31%) Data Transformation
9 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
9 13 (20.31%) Data Lake
10 12 (18.75%) SQL
11 11 (17.19%) Migration
11 11 (17.19%) Machine Learning
11 11 (17.19%) PowerShell
11 11 (17.19%) Data Science
12 10 (15.63%) Ansible
12 10 (15.63%) Databricks
12 10 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
13 9 (14.06%) PaaS
13 9 (14.06%) Hortonworks
13 9 (14.06%) Tableau
13 9 (14.06%) TOGAF
13 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
13 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared

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 9 (14.06%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 30 (46.88%) Azure
2 19 (29.69%) AWS
3 9 (14.06%) PaaS
4 3 (4.69%) GCP
4 3 (4.69%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.56%) Apigee
5 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.56%) npm
5 1 (1.56%) SaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (39.06%) Hadoop
2 15 (23.44%) Apache Hive
3 13 (20.31%) Data Lake
4 9 (14.06%) HDInsight
4 9 (14.06%) Tableau
5 6 (9.38%) Impala
6 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.69%) Power BI
8 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.13%) HBase
8 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.56%) BigQuery
9 1 (1.56%) Cloud Spanner
9 1 (1.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.69%) GitLab
2 3 (4.69%) Maven
3 1 (1.56%) Gradle
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Selenium
3 1 (1.56%) webpack
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.56%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Architect
2 16 (25.00%) Data Architect
3 11 (17.19%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Developer
4 9 (14.06%) Enterprise Architect
4 9 (14.06%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 8 (12.50%) Administrator
5 8 (12.50%) Cloud Administrator
6 7 (10.94%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (7.81%) Data Administrator
7 5 (7.81%) Data Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) DevOps Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) Kafka
2 3 (4.69%) Spring Boot
3 2 (3.13%) JSON
3 2 (3.13%) RESTful
3 2 (3.13%) Symfony
3 2 (3.13%) Vue.js
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) Akka
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) CSS3
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) Node.js
4 1 (1.56%) SAML
4 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.69%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.13%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Linux
2 3 (4.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) Analytics
2 19 (29.69%) DevOps
3 15 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (20.31%) Data Transformation
5 11 (17.19%) Data Science
5 11 (17.19%) Machine Learning
5 11 (17.19%) Migration
6 10 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (14.06%) TOGAF
8 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.38%) Data Analytics
8 6 (9.38%) Data Engineering
9 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure as Code
9 5 (7.81%) Re-Platforming
10 4 (6.25%) Data Ingestion
10 4 (6.25%) Data Management
10 4 (6.25%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
11 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (4.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) Python
2 12 (18.75%) SQL
3 11 (17.19%) PowerShell
4 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.25%) Java
5 4 (6.25%) R
6 2 (3.13%) Groovy
6 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) C#
7 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.56%) Scala
7 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
1 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
1 9 (14.06%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (1.56%) CISM
2 1 (1.56%) CISSP
2 1 (1.56%) CSPO
2 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (32.81%) Docker
2 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 18 (28.13%) Kubernetes
1 18 (28.13%) Terraform
2 10 (15.63%) Ansible
3 3 (4.69%) Puppet
4 2 (3.13%) logstash
5 1 (1.56%) Istio
5 1 (1.56%) Knative
5 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Cloudera
2 10 (15.63%) Databricks
3 9 (14.06%) Hortonworks
3 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.38%) Teradata
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
7 2 (3.13%) Ab Initio
7 2 (3.13%) Dell
7 2 (3.13%) Informatica
7 2 (3.13%) NetApp
7 2 (3.13%) Sparx
8 1 (1.56%) Google
8 1 (1.56%) IBM
8 1 (1.56%) Juniper