The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 30 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 152 216
Rank change year-on-year +37 +64  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 143 119 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.81% 1.27% 0.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.93% 6.34% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 77 31
Median daily rate £490 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £500
% change year-on-year +1.06% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £33.06 £34.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -4.18%  

Big Data is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1602 1878 1716
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 20.22% 19.97% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1208 1048
Median daily rate £403 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 44 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £38.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.63% +4.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.62 £54.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Big Data as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the South East

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in the South East

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in the South East

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Big Data in the South East

Big Data
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 38 £475 +5.55% 17
Buckinghamshire +11 27 £375 +3.44% 5
Surrey +18 24 £490 +21.36% 11
Hampshire +20 22 £500 -9.09% 5
Oxfordshire -4 15 £488 -11.36% 10
West Sussex +5 8 £500 +29.03% 1
Middlesex +8 4 - - 1
East Sussex +4 3 £450 - 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 162 (59.12%) Hadoop
2 104 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (35.40%) Java
4 73 (26.64%) Apache Spark
5 60 (21.90%) Finance
5 60 (21.90%) Scala
6 59 (21.53%) Apache Hive
7 57 (20.80%) NoSQL
8 55 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
9 54 (19.71%) Python
10 52 (18.98%) SQL
10 52 (18.98%) HBase
11 51 (18.61%) ETL
12 49 (17.88%) Analytics
13 47 (17.15%) Scrum
14 40 (14.60%) Data Modelling
15 38 (13.87%) Impala
16 37 (13.50%) Linux
16 37 (13.50%) MapReduce
17 33 (12.04%) Oracle
17 33 (12.04%) TDD
17 33 (12.04%) Banking
18 31 (11.31%) Data Warehouse
18 31 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (10.95%) DevOps
19 30 (10.95%) SQL Server
19 30 (10.95%) Cloudera
20 29 (10.58%) HDFS
21 28 (10.22%) Open Source
22 27 (9.85%) MongoDB

Big Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 73 (26.64%) Apache Spark
2 18 (6.57%) SAS
3 16 (5.84%) Apache
4 14 (5.11%) Apache Pig
5 9 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.55%) Confluence
6 7 (2.55%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.46%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.73%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.73%) Facebook Platform
9 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.36%) GemFire
10 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.36%) nginx
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (2.92%) MS Office
2 5 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.09%) SPSS
3 3 (1.09%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.82%) PaaS
4 4 (1.46%) Office 365
5 3 (1.09%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.73%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.19%) WAN
2 5 (1.82%) SSH
3 4 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (1.46%) SAN
3 4 (1.46%) Skype
4 3 (1.09%) HTTP
4 3 (1.09%) ICMP
4 3 (1.09%) Internet
4 3 (1.09%) Intranet
4 3 (1.09%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.09%) LAN
4 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.73%) 2G
5 2 (0.73%) 3G
5 2 (0.73%) 4G
5 2 (0.73%) GSM
5 2 (0.73%) LTE
5 2 (0.73%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (59.12%) Hadoop
2 59 (21.53%) Apache Hive
3 57 (20.80%) NoSQL
4 52 (18.98%) HBase
5 38 (13.87%) Impala
6 31 (11.31%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (10.95%) SQL Server
8 27 (9.85%) MongoDB
9 26 (9.49%) Sqoop
10 18 (6.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (6.20%) Data Lake
11 17 (6.20%) Relational Database
12 16 (5.84%) DB2
13 13 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (4.01%) Power BI
15 9 (3.28%) MySQL
15 9 (3.28%) RDBMS
16 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
17 6 (2.19%) Couchbase
17 6 (2.19%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 17 (6.20%) JIRA
2 15 (5.47%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.01%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.92%) Hudson
4 8 (2.92%) JUnit
5 6 (2.19%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.19%) Gradle
6 5 (1.82%) Ant
6 5 (1.82%) Selenium
7 3 (1.09%) git-flow
7 3 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.73%) Maven
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.36%) ERwin
9 1 (0.36%) FishEye
9 1 (0.36%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.36%) NUnit
9 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (21.90%) Finance
2 33 (12.04%) Banking
3 27 (9.85%) Marketing
4 15 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.74%) Retail
6 5 (1.82%) Publishing
7 4 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.09%) Military
9 2 (0.73%) Electronics
9 2 (0.73%) Games
9 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (28.47%) Developer
2 53 (19.34%) Architect
3 40 (14.60%) Data Architect
4 30 (10.95%) Hadoop Developer
5 27 (9.85%) Java Developer
6 25 (9.12%) Analyst
6 25 (9.12%) Big Data Architect
6 25 (9.12%) Big Data Developer
7 20 (7.30%) Data Engineer
8 17 (6.20%) Consultant
9 15 (5.47%) Big Data Engineer
9 15 (5.47%) Scala Developer
10 12 (4.38%) Technical Leader
11 10 (3.65%) Apache Spark Developer
11 10 (3.65%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.28%) Administrator
12 9 (3.28%) Data Strategist
12 9 (3.28%) Hadoop Consultant
13 8 (2.92%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.76%) Kafka
2 16 (5.84%) Spring
3 12 (4.38%) .NET
3 12 (4.38%) JMS
4 11 (4.01%) CSS
4 11 (4.01%) J2EE
5 10 (3.65%) Hibernate
5 10 (3.65%) JSON
5 10 (3.65%) REST
5 10 (3.65%) Web Services
6 9 (3.28%) Java EE
7 8 (2.92%) Django
7 8 (2.92%) Node.js
7 8 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (2.55%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.55%) HTML
9 5 (1.82%) EJB
9 5 (1.82%) PostGIS
9 5 (1.82%) XML
9 5 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.65%) Data Structures
3 9 (3.28%) Mainframe
3 9 (3.28%) Reference Data
4 7 (2.55%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.55%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.19%) Semantic Web
5 6 (2.19%) User Experience
6 5 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.46%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.09%) Wiki
9 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.73%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.73%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.50%) Linux
2 15 (5.47%) Unix
3 13 (4.74%) Windows
4 12 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.65%) Ubuntu
6 9 (3.28%) CentOS
7 6 (2.19%) Debian
8 5 (1.82%) MVS
8 5 (1.82%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.46%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (18.61%) ETL
4 49 (17.88%) Analytics
5 47 (17.15%) Scrum
6 40 (14.60%) Data Modelling
7 37 (13.50%) MapReduce
8 33 (12.04%) TDD
9 30 (10.95%) DevOps
10 28 (10.22%) Open Source
11 26 (9.49%) Data Architecture
11 26 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (7.66%) Visualisation
14 19 (6.93%) Data Management
15 15 (5.47%) Master Data Management
15 15 (5.47%) UML
16 14 (5.11%) Data Analytics
16 14 (5.11%) Software Engineering
17 13 (4.74%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 97 (35.40%) Java
2 60 (21.90%) Scala
3 54 (19.71%) Python
4 52 (18.98%) SQL
5 21 (7.66%) R
6 15 (5.47%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.74%) C
7 13 (4.74%) Perl
8 10 (3.65%) C#
8 10 (3.65%) MATLAB
9 9 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.28%) C++
10 7 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.19%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.82%) VB
12 5 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.73%) COBOL
13 2 (0.73%) Groovy
13 2 (0.73%) Ruby
13 2 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.11%) Degree
3 11 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.46%) CCIE
5 4 (1.46%) CCNP
5 4 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.46%) ISEB
5 4 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.46%) MCSA
5 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.46%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.36%) CISSP
6 1 (0.36%) MBA
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PMP
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.55%) QA
2 6 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.09%) GDPR
4 2 (0.73%) SLA
5 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (10.58%) HDFS
2 11 (4.01%) Apache Flume
3 8 (2.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (2.55%) Docker
5 5 (1.82%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.46%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (9.12%) Oozie
2 10 (3.65%) Ansible
2 10 (3.65%) Hadoop YARN
2 10 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.65%) Puppet
3 5 (1.82%) SELinux
4 4 (1.46%) Mesos
5 3 (1.09%) SCOM
6 1 (0.36%) Ambari
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (12.04%) Oracle
2 30 (10.95%) Cloudera
3 20 (7.30%) MicroStrategy
4 14 (5.11%) Hortonworks
5 12 (4.38%) Ab Initio
5 12 (4.38%) Microsoft
6 11 (4.01%) MapR
7 10 (3.65%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.28%) Netezza
8 9 (3.28%) SAP
8 9 (3.28%) Tableau
9 8 (2.92%) Informatica
9 8 (2.92%) Teradata
10 6 (2.19%) Cisco
11 5 (1.82%) ESRI
11 5 (1.82%) IBM
11 5 (1.82%) VMware
12 3 (1.09%) Facebook
12 3 (1.09%) Pega
12 3 (1.09%) Talend
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