Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 130 175
Rank change year-on-year +59 +45 +61
Contract jobs citing Big Data 521 285 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.14% 1.84% 1.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.22% 8.65% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 148 145
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £350
90th Percentile £588 £625 £590
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
South East median hourly rate £44.50 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.00% - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £47.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -5.32% +93.81% -5.91%

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 3,424 3,296 3,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.64% 21.27% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,096 2,019 2,357
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.43% +5.33%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 79 95
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -42.42% +17.33%
10th Percentile £12.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £54.55 £48.40 £52.65
England median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +13.33% -0.83% +21.00%

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Big Data as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data in the South East over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 June 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
Thames Valley +26 231 £510 +7.37% 51
Surrey +33 127 £500 +2.56% 20
Berkshire +33 118 £538 +19.44% 36
Hampshire +44 111 £475 -13.64% 31
Buckinghamshire +38 101 £500 +26.58% 4
West Sussex +20 33 £444 -11.25% 4
East Sussex +4 13 £475 - 7
Oxfordshire -16 12 £475 -5.00% 11
Middlesex -3 3 - - 1
Kent - 3 - - 3
Sussex - 2 £525 -
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Big Data.

1 262 (50.29%) Hadoop
2 232 (44.53%) Java
3 219 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
4 201 (38.58%) Kafka
4 201 (38.58%) Apache Spark
5 177 (33.97%) Analytics
6 146 (28.02%) Linux
7 128 (24.57%) Finance
8 116 (22.26%) Jenkins
9 96 (18.43%) Spring
10 93 (17.85%) TDD
11 92 (17.66%) Python
11 92 (17.66%) Business Intelligence
11 92 (17.66%) RabbitMQ
12 91 (17.47%) Cloudera
13 90 (17.27%) SQL
14 87 (16.70%) HBase
14 87 (16.70%) Scala
14 87 (16.70%) Data Lake
15 84 (16.12%) RESTful
15 84 (16.12%) SQL Server
16 83 (15.93%) JavaScript
16 83 (15.93%) Apache
16 83 (15.93%) Data Warehouse
16 83 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
17 82 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
17 82 (15.74%) HDFS
18 80 (15.36%) Apache Hive
19 79 (15.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
20 78 (14.97%) Data Modelling

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
1 201 (38.58%) Apache Spark
2 83 (15.93%) Apache
3 26 (4.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (3.65%) Apache Pig
6 16 (3.07%) SAS
7 12 (2.30%) GemFire
7 12 (2.30%) JBoss
8 10 (1.92%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.54%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.34%) Mule
11 6 (1.15%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.96%) Confluence
13 4 (0.77%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.58%) CMS
15 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
16 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.19%) IIS
16 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 26 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.77%) SPSS
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) GIMP
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.73%) SAP APO
2 7 (1.34%) SAP MM
3 6 (1.15%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.77%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (12.48%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (5.76%) GitHub
4 27 (5.18%) Azure Data Factory
5 17 (3.26%) PaaS
6 13 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (2.11%) Google Tag Manager
7 11 (2.11%) Serverless
8 10 (1.92%) SaaS
9 9 (1.73%) Azure Machine Learning
10 8 (1.54%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 6 (1.15%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.96%) IaaS
13 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.77%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.77%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.45%) Kerberos
2 8 (1.54%) HTTP
3 5 (0.96%) Network Security
4 3 (0.58%) AMQP
4 3 (0.58%) Firewall
4 3 (0.58%) SMTP
4 3 (0.58%) SSL
5 2 (0.38%) MQTT
5 2 (0.38%) SSH
5 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) Broadband
6 1 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) DVB
6 1 (0.19%) NAS
6 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (50.29%) Hadoop
2 87 (16.70%) Data Lake
2 87 (16.70%) HBase
3 84 (16.12%) SQL Server
4 83 (15.93%) Data Warehouse
5 80 (15.36%) Apache Hive
6 64 (12.28%) NoSQL
7 44 (8.45%) Impala
8 43 (8.25%) Power BI
9 42 (8.06%) MongoDB
9 42 (8.06%) Relational Database
10 39 (7.49%) Sqoop
11 31 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (5.18%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (4.22%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (3.65%) SAP BW
16 18 (3.45%) Parquet
16 18 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (3.07%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 116 (22.26%) Jenkins
2 69 (13.24%) Git (software)
3 36 (6.91%) JIRA
4 21 (4.03%) Gradle
5 16 (3.07%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (2.30%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.11%) JUnit
7 11 (2.11%) Maven
7 11 (2.11%) Selenium
8 10 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.73%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.73%) Protractor
10 8 (1.54%) GitLab
10 8 (1.54%) gulp
11 7 (1.34%) Cobertura
11 7 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.77%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.77%) NUnit
12 4 (0.77%) SonarQube
General
1 128 (24.57%) Finance
2 26 (4.99%) Banking
3 19 (3.65%) Retail
4 13 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.73%) Marketing
7 5 (0.96%) Law
8 3 (0.58%) French Language
8 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.38%) German Language
9 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.38%) Legal
9 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 228 (43.76%) Developer
2 105 (20.15%) Java Developer
3 92 (17.66%) Big Data Developer
4 62 (11.90%) Architect
5 49 (9.40%) Analyst
5 49 (9.40%) Hadoop Developer
6 47 (9.02%) Apache Spark Developer
7 40 (7.68%) Big Data Engineer
8 37 (7.10%) Data Architect
8 37 (7.10%) Data Engineer
9 29 (5.57%) Consultant
10 23 (4.41%) Business Analyst
11 20 (3.84%) Data Analyst
12 19 (3.65%) Big Data Architect
13 18 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.07%) Data Consultant
14 16 (3.07%) Hadoop Engineer
14 16 (3.07%) Scala Developer
15 15 (2.88%) Java Hadoop Developer
16 14 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (38.58%) Kafka
2 96 (18.43%) Spring
3 92 (17.66%) RabbitMQ
4 84 (16.12%) RESTful
5 74 (14.20%) JSON
6 63 (12.09%) Middleware
7 55 (10.56%) Spring Boot
8 52 (9.98%) AngularJS
8 52 (9.98%) Spark Streaming
9 48 (9.21%) Web Services
10 43 (8.25%) J2EE
10 43 (8.25%) REST
11 26 (4.99%) SOAP
12 25 (4.80%) React
13 24 (4.61%) Node.js
14 22 (4.22%) .NET
15 21 (4.03%) HTML
16 19 (3.65%) Spring Integration
17 18 (3.45%) Apache Avro
18 16 (3.07%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.48%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.61%) Linux Command Line
4 23 (4.41%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.11%) Clustering
6 11 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.15%) Replication
9 5 (0.96%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.77%) Fintech
11 3 (0.58%) AS400
11 3 (0.58%) Blog
11 3 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.38%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.38%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 146 (28.02%) Linux
2 67 (12.86%) Unix
3 44 (8.45%) Windows
4 16 (3.07%) CentOS
5 11 (2.11%) Android
6 10 (1.92%) VMS
7 7 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.58%) Debian
9 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.38%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (33.97%) Analytics
3 93 (17.85%) TDD
4 92 (17.66%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (14.97%) Data Modelling
7 74 (14.20%) ETL
8 73 (14.01%) Scrum
9 68 (13.05%) Data Analytics
10 62 (11.90%) Microservices
11 57 (10.94%) BDD
12 56 (10.75%) DevOps
12 56 (10.75%) Visualisation
13 47 (9.02%) Data Architecture
13 47 (9.02%) Migration
14 43 (8.25%) Open Source
15 40 (7.68%) Software Engineering
15 40 (7.68%) Unit Testing
16 39 (7.49%) Data Governance
16 39 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (44.53%) Java
2 92 (17.66%) Python
3 90 (17.27%) SQL
4 87 (16.70%) Scala
5 83 (15.93%) JavaScript
6 42 (8.06%) C#
7 29 (5.57%) R
8 26 (4.99%) Bash Shell
9 24 (4.61%) Shell Script
10 22 (4.22%) PowerShell
11 16 (3.07%) C
11 16 (3.07%) Go
12 13 (2.50%) VBA
13 9 (1.73%) C++
13 9 (1.73%) Perl
13 9 (1.73%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.54%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.34%) Ruby
16 6 (1.15%) U-SQL
17 5 (0.96%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 76 (14.59%) Degree
2 38 (7.29%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.54%) BC Cleared
7 7 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.77%) CISM
9 4 (0.77%) CISSP
9 4 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.77%) MCSE
10 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.38%) APMG
11 2 (0.38%) ISEB
11 2 (0.38%) OCA
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.49%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.80%) GDPR
3 20 (3.84%) QA
4 10 (1.92%) GCP
5 7 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (15.74%) HDFS
2 79 (15.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 56 (10.75%) Apache Flume
4 24 (4.61%) Docker
5 13 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.92%) Active Directory
8 8 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.19%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (14.78%) Hadoop YARN
2 30 (5.76%) Puppet
3 26 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.61%) Oozie
5 14 (2.69%) Ansible
5 14 (2.69%) Kibana
6 11 (2.11%) Terraform
7 9 (1.73%) Mesos
8 7 (1.34%) Nagios
9 5 (0.96%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.77%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.58%) ArcSight ESM
11 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.58%) MIIS
11 3 (0.58%) Salt
12 2 (0.38%) Graphite
12 2 (0.38%) logstash
12 2 (0.38%) SELinux
12 2 (0.38%) StatsD
12 2 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (17.47%) Cloudera
2 55 (10.56%) Microsoft
3 54 (10.36%) Hortonworks
3 54 (10.36%) Oracle
4 45 (8.64%) SAP
5 37 (7.10%) Tableau
6 27 (5.18%) Google
6 27 (5.18%) Talend
7 21 (4.03%) MapR
8 17 (3.26%) Informatica
9 14 (2.69%) Ab Initio
10 13 (2.50%) Vertica
11 12 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (2.11%) Splunk
12 11 (2.11%) Tealium
13 10 (1.92%) IBM
14 9 (1.73%) HP
15 5 (0.96%) ArcSight
15 5 (0.96%) Databricks
16 4 (0.77%) Xamarin