Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 109 191
Rank change year-on-year +3 +82 -75
Contract jobs citing Big Data 112 96 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.92% 1.75% 0.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.03% 7.55% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 71 43
North West median daily rate £550 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -13.25%
10th Percentile £353 £313 £378
90th Percentile £638 £600 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -4.26% +93.81% -5.91%

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 1,240 1,271 1,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.24% 23.20% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 793 1,023
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £529 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 53
North West median hourly rate £46.25 £30.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.17% -21.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.75 £16.30
90th Percentile £56.13 £51.50 £64.55
England median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +4.34%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +8 67 £550 +10.00% 36
Cheshire -31 17 £438 +6.06% 5
Lancashire -3 8 £450 -18.18% 5
Merseyside +22 7 £525 -12.50% 3
Cumbria - 6 - -
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 54 (48.21%) Python
2 49 (43.75%) Hadoop
3 43 (38.39%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (38.39%) Finance
4 36 (32.14%) Apache Spark
5 32 (28.57%) Java
6 31 (27.68%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (27.68%) DevOps
7 30 (26.79%) Manufacturing
7 30 (26.79%) Telecoms
8 29 (25.89%) SQL
8 29 (25.89%) Machine Learning
9 28 (25.00%) Kubernetes
10 26 (23.21%) SAP
10 26 (23.21%) Linux
11 25 (22.32%) Amazon AWS
11 25 (22.32%) Marketing
12 23 (20.54%) Digital Marketing
12 23 (20.54%) Test Automation
12 23 (20.54%) Electronics
12 23 (20.54%) Programme Management
12 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (20.54%) Docker
13 21 (18.75%) Ansible
13 21 (18.75%) Analytics
14 18 (16.07%) Apache Hive
15 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
16 16 (14.29%) Opscode Chef

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 36 (32.14%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.25%) SAS
3 5 (4.46%) Apache
3 5 (4.46%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.68%) Confluence
4 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.89%) Tornado
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) HipChat
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.89%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.32%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (3.57%) PaaS
5 3 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.89%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.89%) GitHub
7 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (43.75%) Hadoop
2 18 (16.07%) Apache Hive
3 16 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (12.50%) HBase
5 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
6 10 (8.93%) MongoDB
7 7 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (5.36%) Data Lake
8 6 (5.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.46%) MySQL
9 5 (4.46%) Pentaho
10 4 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (3.57%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.68%) Impala
11 3 (2.68%) OLAP
11 3 (2.68%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (2.68%) QlikView
11 3 (2.68%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 15 (13.39%) JIRA
2 12 (10.71%) TeamCity
3 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.93%) GitLab
5 9 (8.04%) PyCharm
6 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.46%) ERwin
8 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.68%) Hudson
8 3 (2.68%) JUnit
8 3 (2.68%) Mockito
8 3 (2.68%) Subversion
8 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.79%) MSI
9 2 (1.79%) Selenium
10 1 (0.89%) Gradle
10 1 (0.89%) Maven
10 1 (0.89%) RStudio
General
1 43 (38.39%) Finance
2 30 (26.79%) Manufacturing
2 30 (26.79%) Telecoms
3 25 (22.32%) Marketing
4 23 (20.54%) Electronics
5 8 (7.14%) Retail
6 5 (4.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (22.32%) Developer
2 21 (18.75%) Architect
3 16 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 14 (12.50%) Data Engineer
5 13 (11.61%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (9.82%) Software Engineer
7 10 (8.93%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 10 (8.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 9 (8.04%) Analyst
9 7 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (5.36%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Big Data Architect
10 6 (5.36%) Big Data Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Hadoop Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Big Data Developer
11 5 (4.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 5 (4.46%) DBA
11 5 (4.46%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) Kafka
2 8 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 6 (5.36%) .NET
4 5 (4.46%) React
5 4 (3.57%) JSON
5 4 (3.57%) Node.js
5 4 (3.57%) Web Services
6 3 (2.68%) Anaconda
6 3 (2.68%) J2EE
6 3 (2.68%) PySpark
6 3 (2.68%) REST
6 3 (2.68%) Spring
7 2 (1.79%) CSS
7 2 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.79%) HTML
7 2 (1.79%) OAuth
7 2 (1.79%) RESTful
7 2 (1.79%) SAML
7 2 (1.79%) XML
8 1 (0.89%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.57%) User Experience
6 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.68%) NHS
6 3 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.89%) CUDA
7 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.89%) iPad
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) Robotics
7 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.21%) Linux
2 12 (10.71%) Unix
3 8 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (0.89%) Android
4 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.89%) CentOS
4 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.39%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (27.68%) DevOps
3 29 (25.89%) Machine Learning
4 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (20.54%) Digital Marketing
4 23 (20.54%) Programme Management
4 23 (20.54%) Test Automation
5 21 (18.75%) Analytics
6 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (13.39%) Open Source
9 13 (11.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (11.61%) Data Science
9 13 (11.61%) ETL
10 12 (10.71%) Data Architecture
10 12 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (9.82%) TDD
12 10 (8.93%) Data Modelling
12 10 (8.93%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 54 (48.21%) Python
2 32 (28.57%) Java
3 29 (25.89%) SQL
4 11 (9.82%) Go
4 11 (9.82%) Scala
5 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.04%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.14%) Ruby
7 7 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.36%) C#
9 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.68%) C++
10 3 (2.68%) R
11 2 (1.79%) Perl
11 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.89%) Groovy
12 1 (0.89%) PHP
12 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.79%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.79%) Degree
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.89%) CISM
3 1 (0.89%) CISSP
3 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.89%) MCSA
3 1 (0.89%) MCSE
3 1 (0.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.50%) QA
2 12 (10.71%) GCP
3 7 (6.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.89%) PMO
4 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (20.54%) Docker
2 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.68%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.89%) HDFS
5 1 (0.89%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 21 (18.75%) Ansible
3 16 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (13.39%) Puppet
5 4 (3.57%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (3.57%) Oozie
6 3 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.68%) Salt
7 2 (1.79%) Ambari
7 2 (1.79%) Terraform
8 1 (0.89%) Mesos
8 1 (0.89%) MIIS
8 1 (0.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (23.21%) SAP
2 12 (10.71%) Atlassian
2 12 (10.71%) Cloudera
3 10 (8.93%) Google
3 10 (8.93%) Oracle
4 6 (5.36%) IBM
5 5 (4.46%) CA
5 5 (4.46%) Informatica
5 5 (4.46%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.46%) Splunk
5 5 (4.46%) Tableau
6 4 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.68%) McAfee
7 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.68%) Symantec
7 3 (2.68%) Teradata
8 2 (1.79%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.79%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.79%) VMware
9 1 (0.89%) Altiris