Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 121 85
Rank change year-on-year +35 -36 +25
Contract jobs citing Big Data 78 295 460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.21% 2.06% 2.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.27% 10.56% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 167 287
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £309 £363 £400
90th Percentile £666 £638 £600
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +17.98% +38.33%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year -28.76% +22.83% -

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 692 2,793 3,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.59% 19.46% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 1,722 2,297
Median daily rate £475 £445 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +0.56% +10.49%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 83 56
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% +40.00%
10th Percentile £14.69 £15.39 £13.88
90th Percentile £56.50 £73.75 £57.41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.87
% change year-on-year - +25.61% -7.12%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Big Data in the South East over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 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
Hampshire +41 33 £485 -9.13% 10
Thames Valley +57 32 £553 +19.46% 6
Berkshire +45 17 £625 +38.89% 4
Buckinghamshire +23 15 £529 +5.75% 1
Surrey +49 7 £438 -15.87% 2
Kent +30 3 £675 +28.57% 2
West Sussex +32 2 £405 -16.92% 4
Big Data
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 51 (65.38%) SQL
2 35 (44.87%) Python
3 34 (43.59%) Data Modelling
4 30 (38.46%) ETL
4 30 (38.46%) Azure
5 27 (34.62%) Apache Spark
6 26 (33.33%) Hadoop
7 23 (29.49%) Java
8 22 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (28.21%) Analytics
9 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
10 20 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
11 19 (24.36%) DevOps
12 18 (23.08%) Apache Hive
13 17 (21.79%) Machine Learning
14 16 (20.51%) Relational Database
14 16 (20.51%) Oracle
15 15 (19.23%) Scala
16 14 (17.95%) Data Architecture
16 14 (17.95%) Impala
16 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (17.95%) Data Engineering
16 14 (17.95%) Data Lake
16 14 (17.95%) Data Science
17 13 (16.67%) HDFS
18 11 (14.10%) Databricks
18 11 (14.10%) ETL Development
19 10 (12.82%) NoSQL

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 27 (34.62%) Apache Spark
2 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.56%) CMS
3 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Chatbot
1 2 (2.56%) SPSS
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.28%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.28%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 30 (38.46%) Azure
2 9 (11.54%) AWS
2 9 (11.54%) Power Platform
3 7 (8.97%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (7.69%) GCP
5 3 (3.85%) IaaS
5 3 (3.85%) PaaS
6 2 (2.56%) GitHub
6 2 (2.56%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.56%) SaaS
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.28%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.28%) Logic Apps
7 1 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) 2G
1 1 (1.28%) 3G
1 1 (1.28%) 4G
1 1 (1.28%) 5G
1 1 (1.28%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (1.28%) GSM
1 1 (1.28%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.28%) LTE
1 1 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.28%) SSL
1 1 (1.28%) VoLTE
1 1 (1.28%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 20 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (23.08%) Apache Hive
4 16 (20.51%) Relational Database
5 14 (17.95%) Data Lake
5 14 (17.95%) Impala
6 10 (12.82%) NoSQL
7 9 (11.54%) Power BI
8 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (7.69%) Data Mining
10 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
11 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (3.85%) HBase
12 2 (2.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 2 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (2.56%) QlikView
12 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2017
13 1 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
13 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.85%) JIRA
3 2 (2.56%) Ant
3 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.56%) Maven
3 2 (2.56%) Toad
4 1 (1.28%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.28%) CircleCI
4 1 (1.28%) ERwin
4 1 (1.28%) Selenium
4 1 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
1 7 (8.97%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.85%) Banking
2 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.85%) Retail
2 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) French Language
4 1 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) Architect
1 25 (32.05%) Data Engineer
2 16 (20.51%) Data Architect
3 13 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Big Data Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Azure Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Data Scientist
7 5 (6.41%) Python Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Data Analytics Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Hadoop Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Big Data Architect
10 2 (2.56%) Cloud Architect
10 2 (2.56%) Consultant
10 2 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Senior Data Scientist
10 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) Kafka
1 8 (10.26%) REST
2 7 (8.97%) SOAP
3 4 (5.13%) PyTorch
3 4 (5.13%) TensorFlow
4 3 (3.85%) D3.js
4 3 (3.85%) NumPy
4 3 (3.85%) Pandas
4 3 (3.85%) Spring
5 2 (2.56%) J2EE
5 2 (2.56%) Keras
5 2 (2.56%) Node.js
5 2 (2.56%) React
5 2 (2.56%) RESTful
5 2 (2.56%) scikit-learn
5 2 (2.56%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.28%) Highcharts JS
6 1 (1.28%) Material Design
6 1 (1.28%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.56%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.56%) Robotics
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) VMS
2 2 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) Data Modelling
2 30 (38.46%) ETL
3 22 (28.21%) Analytics
3 22 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (24.36%) DevOps
5 17 (21.79%) Machine Learning
6 14 (17.95%) Data Architecture
6 14 (17.95%) Data Engineering
6 14 (17.95%) Data Science
7 11 (14.10%) ETL Development
8 9 (11.54%) Data Governance
8 9 (11.54%) Microservices
8 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.26%) Data Integration
9 8 (10.26%) Data Munging
10 7 (8.97%) Data Ingestion
10 7 (8.97%) Data Security
10 7 (8.97%) Migration
10 7 (8.97%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 51 (65.38%) SQL
2 35 (44.87%) Python
3 23 (29.49%) Java
4 15 (19.23%) Scala
5 9 (11.54%) R
6 7 (8.97%) C#
7 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.28%) C
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) Go
8 1 (1.28%) Groovy
8 1 (1.28%) Java 8
8 1 (1.28%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.28%) Perl
8 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) PhD
5 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) HDFS
2 3 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Ansible
1 3 (3.85%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.85%) Terraform
2 1 (1.28%) Ambari
2 1 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.28%) Oozie
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Oracle
2 11 (14.10%) Databricks
3 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.26%) Cloudera
4 8 (10.26%) IBM
5 5 (6.41%) TIBCO
6 4 (5.13%) SAP
6 4 (5.13%) Tableau
7 3 (3.85%) BMC
7 3 (3.85%) Informatica
7 3 (3.85%) StreamSets
7 3 (3.85%) Teradata
8 2 (2.56%) Huawei
8 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.56%) Talend
9 1 (1.28%) BiZZdesign
9 1 (1.28%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.28%) Samsung
9 1 (1.28%) Splunk
9 1 (1.28%) Workday