Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 November 2017 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 > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 132 174
Rank change year-on-year +21 +42 -13
Contract jobs citing Big Data 76 54 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.51% 1.25% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.68% 5.23% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 9
Scotland median daily rate £400 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +28.21%
10th Percentile £300 £335 £423
90th Percentile £600 £588 £623
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £30.91 £42.92 £46.50
% change year-on-year -27.99% -7.70% +41.98%

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 Scotland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 990 1032 1230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.63% 23.81% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 568 689
Scotland median daily rate £389 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £290 £260 £262
90th Percentile £520 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 7
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.62 £9.37 £10.80
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £49.23
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.13
% change year-on-year +11.54% -0.44% +12.50%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in Scotland

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in Scotland

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in Scotland

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +10 43 £400 -25.58% 8
Glasgow +3 32 £390 -13.33% 3
Dundee - 1 £463 -
Big Data
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 35 (46.05%) Python
2 31 (40.79%) Analytics
3 30 (39.47%) Finance
4 28 (36.84%) Unix
5 27 (35.53%) Java
6 25 (32.89%) SQL
6 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (30.26%) Hadoop
9 22 (28.95%) Splunk
10 20 (26.32%) Git (software)
10 20 (26.32%) ETL
11 19 (25.00%) Linux
12 18 (23.68%) Bash Shell
12 18 (23.68%) Kafka
13 17 (22.37%) Statistical Modelling
13 17 (22.37%) QA
14 16 (21.05%) Data Modelling
14 16 (21.05%) Firewall
14 16 (21.05%) Apache Spark
15 15 (19.74%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (18.42%) Oracle
17 13 (17.11%) Perl
17 13 (17.11%) CISSP
17 13 (17.11%) JIRA
17 13 (17.11%) SDLC
17 13 (17.11%) SANS
17 13 (17.11%) Test Automation
18 12 (15.79%) SIEM
18 12 (15.79%) Parquet

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 16 (21.05%) Apache Spark
2 7 (9.21%) SAS
3 4 (5.26%) Apache Pig
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) IaaS
1 4 (5.26%) SaaS
2 2 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.05%) Firewall
2 12 (15.79%) DNS
3 4 (5.26%) SNMP
3 4 (5.26%) SSH
4 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) Hadoop
2 15 (19.74%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (15.79%) Parquet
4 8 (10.53%) Apache Hive
5 4 (5.26%) Impala
5 4 (5.26%) PowerCenter
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (3.95%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.63%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.63%) GIS
7 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.63%) QGIS
7 2 (2.63%) Spark SQL
7 2 (2.63%) Spatial Data
7 2 (2.63%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.32%) MOLAP
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 13 (17.11%) JIRA
3 2 (2.63%) Maven
4 1 (1.32%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.32%) Selenium
4 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (39.47%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Splunk Engineer
2 15 (19.74%) Analyst
3 14 (18.42%) Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Security Engineer
5 10 (13.16%) Big Data Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Test Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Java Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Data Scientist
7 6 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (7.89%) Test Data Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Tester
8 5 (6.58%) Architect
8 5 (6.58%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.58%) ETL Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Data Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) Kafka
2 12 (15.79%) Grok
3 11 (14.47%) Regular Expression
4 8 (10.53%) HTML
4 8 (10.53%) HTML5
5 7 (9.21%) REST
6 6 (7.89%) Ajax
6 6 (7.89%) CSS
6 6 (7.89%) CSS3
6 6 (7.89%) Ext JS
6 6 (7.89%) JSON
7 2 (2.63%) PostGIS
7 2 (2.63%) Web Services
8 1 (1.32%) J2EE
8 1 (1.32%) JDBC
8 1 (1.32%) JMS
8 1 (1.32%) JNDI
8 1 (1.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.21%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.26%) User Experience
4 3 (3.95%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Unix
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.79%) Analytics
2 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (26.32%) ETL
5 17 (22.37%) Statistical Modelling
6 16 (21.05%) Data Modelling
7 13 (17.11%) SDLC
7 13 (17.11%) Test Automation
8 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 12 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (15.79%) SIEM
9 11 (14.47%) Anomaly Detection
9 11 (14.47%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (14.47%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (14.47%) Performance Analysis
9 11 (14.47%) Process Management
10 10 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (13.16%) DevOps
10 10 (13.16%) Mathematics
11 8 (10.53%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.05%) Python
2 27 (35.53%) Java
3 25 (32.89%) SQL
4 18 (23.68%) Bash Shell
5 13 (17.11%) Perl
6 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.89%) Prolog
7 6 (7.89%) R
8 2 (2.63%) C++
8 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.63%) Scala
9 1 (1.32%) Dart
9 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
9 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) CISSP
1 13 (17.11%) SANS
2 12 (15.79%) CEH
3 9 (11.84%) Degree
4 5 (6.58%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.37%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (3.95%) EMIR
2 3 (3.95%) MiFID
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Ansible
2 8 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (10.53%) Puppet
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.32%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.32%) QRadar
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Splunk
2 14 (18.42%) Oracle
3 9 (11.84%) Informatica
3 9 (11.84%) Teradata
4 5 (6.58%) SAP
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.26%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.95%) Tableau
7 1 (1.32%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.32%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.32%) Cognos
7 1 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec