Period
to 4 April 2020

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 6 months to 4 April 2020 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
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 90 75
Rank change year-on-year -15 -15 +59
Contract jobs citing Big Data 200 428 512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.07% 2.73% 3.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.74% 13.38% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 238 272
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £369 £376
90th Percentile £675 £650 £600
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +197.31% -76.91%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +47.54% -35.11%

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 South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,863 3,199 3,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.25% 20.43% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,166 2,028 2,100
Median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +6.71%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £610 £606 £575
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 46
Median hourly rate £31.50 £45.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +1.69% +166.17%
10th Percentile £17.00 £21.33 £14.13
90th Percentile £73.75 £55.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Big Data as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data in the South East

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Big Data in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Big Data in the South East

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Big Data in the South East over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Big Data in the South East

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Big Data in the South East.

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 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
Thames Valley +17 93 £425 -15.00% 45
Berkshire +4 66 £450 -10.00% 30
Surrey +22 39 £525 +10.53% 18
Hampshire -31 34 £475 -9.52% 11
East Sussex +14 29 £525 +10.53% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 14 £413 -17.50% 3
Oxfordshire +26 13 £375 -9.64% 12
West Sussex +28 4 £500 -3.85% 4
Kent +6 1 £650 +23.81% 4
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 78 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (38.00%) SQL
3 71 (35.50%) Python
4 66 (33.00%) AWS
5 63 (31.50%) Analytics
6 61 (30.50%) Azure
7 58 (29.00%) Hadoop
8 57 (28.50%) Data Lake
9 50 (25.00%) Apache Spark
10 48 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (23.50%) Data Modelling
12 46 (23.00%) DevOps
13 45 (22.50%) Machine Learning
14 44 (22.00%) ETL
14 44 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (17.50%) Power BI
15 35 (17.50%) Power Platform
16 32 (16.00%) Microsoft
17 31 (15.50%) Data Science
18 28 (14.00%) Data Analysis
19 27 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 26 (13.00%) Visualisation
21 24 (12.00%) Mathematics
22 23 (11.50%) Serverless
23 22 (11.00%) Java
24 21 (10.50%) Amazon S3
24 21 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
25 20 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
25 20 (10.00%) Talend
25 20 (10.00%) Algorithms

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 50 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.50%) Jupyter
3 6 (3.00%) Confluence
3 6 (3.00%) SAS
4 5 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.00%) Apache
6 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.50%) Luigi
8 1 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) SAP CRM
1 5 (2.50%) SAP ERP
1 5 (2.50%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.50%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (1.00%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 66 (33.00%) AWS
2 61 (30.50%) Azure
3 35 (17.50%) Power Platform
4 23 (11.50%) Serverless
5 21 (10.50%) Amazon S3
6 19 (9.50%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (6.00%) Amazon Kinesis
8 11 (5.50%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (5.00%) Data Lake Analytics
9 10 (5.00%) GCP
10 8 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (3.50%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (3.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (2.50%) Amazon Cognito
12 5 (2.50%) IaaS
12 5 (2.50%) PaaS
13 4 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.00%) Internet
2 5 (2.50%) MQTT
3 2 (1.00%) 5G
3 2 (1.00%) WAN
3 2 (1.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.50%) DWDM
4 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.50%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
4 1 (0.50%) MPLS
4 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (29.00%) Hadoop
2 57 (28.50%) Data Lake
3 44 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (17.50%) Power BI
5 27 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 18 (9.00%) NoSQL
8 17 (8.50%) Apache Hive
9 15 (7.50%) SQL Server
10 14 (7.00%) Amazon Athena
10 14 (7.00%) Relational Database
11 12 (6.00%) Data Mining
12 10 (5.00%) Impala
13 9 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (4.50%) Cosmos DB
14 8 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (3.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
17 5 (2.50%) HBase
Development Applications
1 12 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.50%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.50%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.00%) SonarQube
4 6 (3.00%) JIRA
5 5 (2.50%) FindBugs
5 5 (2.50%) Log4j
5 5 (2.50%) Maven
5 5 (2.50%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.50%) Subversion
6 3 (1.50%) ERwin
6 3 (1.50%) Snyk
7 2 (1.00%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.00%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.50%) GoCD
8 1 (0.50%) PyCharm
8 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (7.50%) Finance
2 8 (4.00%) Marketing
3 5 (2.50%) Retail
3 5 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.00%) Games
4 2 (1.00%) Military
4 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (26.00%) Developer
2 27 (13.50%) Architect
3 26 (13.00%) Analyst
3 26 (13.00%) Data Engineer
4 22 (11.00%) Data Scientist
5 15 (7.50%) Talend Developer
6 11 (5.50%) Data Architect
7 10 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.00%) Service Transition Analyst
7 10 (5.00%) Transition Analyst
8 9 (4.50%) Data Analyst
9 8 (4.00%) Big Data Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Consultant
9 8 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Senior Data Scientist
10 7 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Data Modeller
10 7 (3.50%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.00%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.50%) CSS
1 11 (5.50%) HTML
1 11 (5.50%) XML
2 10 (5.00%) Kafka
2 10 (5.00%) Node.js
3 8 (4.00%) .NET
3 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.00%) Spring
4 7 (3.50%) Redux
5 6 (3.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (3.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (3.00%) jQuery
5 6 (3.00%) PySpark
5 6 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (3.00%) XSLT
6 5 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (2.50%) React
6 5 (2.50%) RESTful
7 4 (2.00%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.00%) User Experience
4 5 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.00%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.50%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.50%) Robotics
7 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.50%) Linux
2 12 (6.00%) VMS
3 5 (2.50%) CentOS
3 5 (2.50%) Debian
3 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.50%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (31.50%) Analytics
3 48 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (23.50%) Data Modelling
5 46 (23.00%) DevOps
6 45 (22.50%) Machine Learning
7 44 (22.00%) ETL
8 31 (15.50%) Data Science
9 28 (14.00%) Data Analysis
10 26 (13.00%) Visualisation
11 24 (12.00%) Mathematics
12 18 (9.00%) Artificial Intelligence
12 18 (9.00%) Data Architecture
12 18 (9.00%) Data Munging
12 18 (9.00%) Data Visualisation
12 18 (9.00%) Deep Learning
13 17 (8.50%) Scrum
13 17 (8.50%) Test Automation
14 15 (7.50%) Data Engineering
15 14 (7.00%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 76 (38.00%) SQL
2 71 (35.50%) Python
3 22 (11.00%) Java
4 19 (9.50%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.50%) C#
6 14 (7.00%) Scala
7 8 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.00%) R
8 6 (3.00%) XAML
9 5 (2.50%) C++
9 5 (2.50%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (1.50%) Go
10 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.00%) C
12 1 (0.50%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) Ruby
12 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.00%) Degree
4 9 (4.50%) AWS Certification
5 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.50%) PhD
6 3 (1.50%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.50%) PMP
7 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (6.50%) Docker
2 11 (5.50%) HDFS
3 5 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.00%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (5.50%) Terraform
2 9 (4.50%) Ansible
2 9 (4.50%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.50%) Oozie
4 2 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.50%) Ambari
5 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.00%) Talend
3 17 (8.50%) Cloudera
4 15 (7.50%) Tableau
5 10 (5.00%) Oracle
6 8 (4.00%) Google
7 7 (3.50%) Databricks
7 7 (3.50%) SAP
8 6 (3.00%) Xamarin
9 4 (2.00%) Informatica
10 3 (1.50%) BT
10 3 (1.50%) Ericsson
10 3 (1.50%) Huawei
10 3 (1.50%) NEC
11 2 (1.00%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.00%) AppNeta
11 2 (1.00%) Dynatrace
11 2 (1.00%) Palantir
11 2 (1.00%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.00%) Virgin Media