Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 22 October 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 62 36
Rank change year-on-year +25 -26 -13
Contract jobs citing Big Data 14 25 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.56% 3.80% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.05% 9.88% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% - -
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £42.92
% change year-on-year +27.14% -18.45% -1.90%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 93 253 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.66% 38.45% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 200 36
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £273 £363 £172
90th Percentile £500 £564 £419
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.36%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Big Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in Northern Ireland

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Big Data in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in Northern Ireland

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
County Antrim +25 14 £432 +1.53% 8
Big Data
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 12 (85.71%) Apache Spark
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) Python
3 8 (57.14%) Korn
3 8 (57.14%) DB2
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 8 (57.14%) RDBMS
3 8 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 8 (57.14%) Talend
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
5 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (42.86%) JMS
6 5 (35.71%) Data Transformation
7 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 4 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
8 3 (21.43%) Banking
8 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (14.29%) Analytics
9 2 (14.29%) Apache
9 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
9 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
9 2 (14.29%) Fintech
9 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 12 (85.71%) Apache Spark
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) DB2
2 8 (57.14%) RDBMS
2 8 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
5 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
6 1 (7.14%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (7.14%) Impala
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) Talend Developer
3 3 (21.43%) DB2 Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Data Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Data Scientist
5 1 (7.14%) Hadoop Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) JMS
2 1 (7.14%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Data Transformation
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Operations
5 1 (7.14%) Commercial Awareness
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Data Science
5 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Random Forest
5 1 (7.14%) Sentiment Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Support Vector Machines
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Python
2 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 8 (57.14%) Korn
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
3 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
1 8 (57.14%) Talend
2 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
3 1 (7.14%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) SAP