Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 36 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14 -17
Contract jobs citing Big Data 21 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.38% 5.30% 4.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.36% 19.51% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 21
Northern Ireland median daily rate £525 £432 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% +7.88% -
10th Percentile £400 £413 £358
90th Percentile £588 £463 £469
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 £46.85 £44.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% +1.15% +2.17%

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 121 123 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.26% 27.15% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 86 209
Northern Ireland median daily rate £463 £431 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +2.62% +40.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £350
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -46.67% +125.00%
10th Percentile £15.70 £11.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £13.00 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +8.77%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 July 2019. 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 +2 18 £525 +21.67% 8
Big Data
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Unix
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Kafka
3 9 (42.86%) Banking
3 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (38.10%) Use Case
4 8 (38.10%) Unit Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 8 (38.10%) OpenShift
4 8 (38.10%) Docker
4 8 (38.10%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 7 (33.33%) Task Automation
5 7 (33.33%) Couchbase
5 7 (33.33%) DevOps
5 7 (33.33%) BigQuery
5 7 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (33.33%) Java
5 7 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (33.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (19.05%) Fintech
7 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
7 3 (14.29%) Apache Hive
7 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (14.29%) Apache Spark
7 3 (14.29%) Data Science

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 3 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) OpenShift
2 7 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) BigQuery
2 7 (33.33%) Couchbase
2 7 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (14.29%) Apache Hive
3 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (9.52%) KDB
4 2 (9.52%) Kdb+
4 2 (9.52%) Spark SQL
5 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.76%) HBase
5 1 (4.76%) Impala
5 1 (4.76%) MySQL
5 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.76%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) gulp
3 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Sublime Text
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Site Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (9.52%) KDB Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Market Data Developer
6 1 (4.76%) React Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Scala Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Kafka
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.76%) React
3 1 (4.76%) Redux
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
3 1 (4.76%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (38.10%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) Unit Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Use Case
3 7 (33.33%) DevOps
3 7 (33.33%) Task Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Fintech
5 3 (14.29%) Data Science
5 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) Scala
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) HDFS
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Fortify
1 1 (4.76%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Cloudera
2 1 (4.76%) Sybase