Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 117 149
Rank change year-on-year +12 +32 -2
Contract jobs citing Big Data 119 87 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.01% 1.49% 1.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.22% 6.68% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 63 61
North West median daily rate £525 £550 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +23.60% -6.32%
10th Percentile £357 £363 £388
90th Percentile £675 £739 £625
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £6.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.84
% change year-on-year - -6.63% +157.14%

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 1,290 1,302 1,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.75% 22.33% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 821 1,110
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £288 £258
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 46
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +41.32% -22.11%
10th Percentile £10.35 £14.87 £14.43
90th Percentile £54.10 £45.60 £59.31
England median hourly rate £28.75 £29.62 £29.88
% change year-on-year -2.94% -0.87% +8.65%

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 September 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 September 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 -5 56 £550 +19.57% 37
Lancashire +12 24 £500 -18.03% 2
Cheshire -4 19 £538 +30.30% 2
Cumbria - 9 - -
Merseyside +13 6 £375 -37.50% 4
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 44 (36.97%) Hadoop
2 37 (31.09%) Java
3 34 (28.57%) SQL
4 33 (27.73%) Analytics
5 32 (26.89%) Finance
6 31 (26.05%) Apache Spark
7 30 (25.21%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (22.69%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (22.69%) Apache Hive
9 26 (21.85%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (21.85%) Data Modelling
9 26 (21.85%) Python
10 22 (18.49%) Kafka
11 21 (17.65%) DevOps
12 20 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (16.81%) HBase
12 20 (16.81%) Open Source
13 19 (15.97%) MongoDB
13 19 (15.97%) NoSQL
13 19 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (15.13%) Data Architecture
14 18 (15.13%) ETL
15 17 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
16 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
16 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
16 16 (13.45%) Data Analytics
17 15 (12.61%) Docker
17 15 (12.61%) Visualisation

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 31 (26.05%) Apache Spark
2 12 (10.08%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.88%) Apache
3 7 (5.88%) Apache Pig
4 5 (4.20%) SAS
5 3 (2.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.68%) Confluence
6 2 (1.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.84%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.69%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (5.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (3.36%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.52%) Slack
7 2 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.68%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.68%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.68%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) SMS
2 2 (1.68%) DNS
2 2 (1.68%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.84%) DHCP
3 1 (0.84%) FTP
3 1 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) IPsec
3 1 (0.84%) NAS
3 1 (0.84%) SAN
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.97%) Hadoop
2 27 (22.69%) Apache Hive
3 26 (21.85%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (16.81%) HBase
5 19 (15.97%) MongoDB
5 19 (15.97%) NoSQL
6 14 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 13 (10.92%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (9.24%) Power BI
9 10 (8.40%) Relational Database
10 9 (7.56%) Data Mining
11 8 (6.72%) Data Lake
11 8 (6.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 7 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (5.04%) Pentaho
13 6 (5.04%) QlikView
14 5 (4.20%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (4.20%) Impala
14 5 (4.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.08%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.88%) JIRA
4 5 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (4.20%) ERwin
4 5 (4.20%) Hudson
4 5 (4.20%) Subversion
4 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.52%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.52%) GitLab
5 3 (2.52%) Gradle
5 3 (2.52%) Maven
5 3 (2.52%) RStudio
6 2 (1.68%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.68%) JUnit
6 2 (1.68%) Mockito
7 1 (0.84%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Manufacturing
2 12 (10.08%) Retail
2 12 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.20%) Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Automotive
6 1 (0.84%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Developer
2 26 (21.85%) Architect
3 19 (15.97%) Data Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Data Architect
5 8 (6.72%) Analyst
5 8 (6.72%) Big Data Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.04%) Big Data Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.20%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (4.20%) Cloud Developer
8 5 (4.20%) DBA
8 5 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.49%) Kafka
2 9 (7.56%) Node.js
3 7 (5.88%) Spring
4 6 (5.04%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.04%) React
4 6 (5.04%) XML
5 5 (4.20%) .NET
5 5 (4.20%) J2EE
5 5 (4.20%) JSON
5 5 (4.20%) Spark Streaming
5 5 (4.20%) Spring Boot
5 5 (4.20%) Web Services
6 4 (3.36%) REST
7 3 (2.52%) CSS
7 3 (2.52%) Django
7 3 (2.52%) Dropwizard
7 3 (2.52%) HTML
7 3 (2.52%) RESTful
7 3 (2.52%) Vue.js
8 2 (1.68%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.36%) User Experience
4 3 (2.52%) NHS
5 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.84%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.84%) Robotics
6 1 (0.84%) Social Media
6 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Linux
2 10 (8.40%) Unix
3 6 (5.04%) Windows
4 2 (1.68%) Android
4 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.84%) AIX
5 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.73%) Analytics
2 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.21%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (21.85%) Data Modelling
4 21 (17.65%) DevOps
5 20 (16.81%) Open Source
6 19 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (15.13%) Data Architecture
7 18 (15.13%) ETL
8 17 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (13.45%) Data Analytics
10 15 (12.61%) Visualisation
11 14 (11.76%) Migration
12 12 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (10.08%) Data Strategy
12 12 (10.08%) Machine Learning
13 11 (9.24%) Test Automation
14 10 (8.40%) Cloud Operations
14 10 (8.40%) SFIA
14 10 (8.40%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.09%) Java
2 34 (28.57%) SQL
3 26 (21.85%) Python
4 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.24%) Scala
6 6 (5.04%) Ruby
6 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.36%) Go
7 4 (3.36%) PHP
8 3 (2.52%) Java 8
8 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.68%) C#
9 2 (1.68%) Prolog
9 2 (1.68%) R
10 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.20%) Degree
4 4 (3.36%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.68%) CCA
7 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.84%) CISM
7 1 (0.84%) CISSP
7 1 (0.84%) ISEB
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.84%) MCSA
7 1 (0.84%) MCSE
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.24%) Data Quality
2 7 (5.88%) QA
3 2 (1.68%) GCP
4 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.84%) PMO
4 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (12.61%) Docker
2 5 (4.20%) HDFS
3 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.68%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.84%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) Kubernetes
2 11 (9.24%) Puppet
3 10 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.56%) Ansible
5 7 (5.88%) Terraform
6 6 (5.04%) Salt
7 5 (4.20%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (2.52%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (2.52%) Oozie
9 2 (1.68%) Ambari
9 2 (1.68%) Grafana
9 2 (1.68%) Graylog
9 2 (1.68%) Kibana
9 2 (1.68%) SCCM
10 1 (0.84%) MIIS
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Cloudera
1 14 (11.76%) Tableau
2 12 (10.08%) Oracle
3 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.72%) SAP
5 7 (5.88%) Informatica
6 5 (4.20%) CA
7 4 (3.36%) AlienVault
7 4 (3.36%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.52%) Adobe
8 3 (2.52%) Google
9 2 (1.68%) HP
9 2 (1.68%) hybris
9 2 (1.68%) IBM
9 2 (1.68%) Talend
9 2 (1.68%) Teradata
9 2 (1.68%) Vertica
10 1 (0.84%) Altiris
10 1 (0.84%) MapR
10 1 (0.84%) Xamarin