Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Big Data Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Big Data Analytics over the 6 months to 19 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 Analytics
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 753 798 843
Rank change year-on-year +45 +45 -18
Contract jobs citing Big Data Analytics 122 98 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.11% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 28
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -13.64% +7.32%
10th Percentile £419 £350 £411
90th Percentile £663 £725 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £458
% change year-on-year +28.57% -23.50% -12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
UK median hourly rate £33.16 £42.75 £48.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.44% -11.40% -
10th Percentile £31.45 £42.33 £46.63
90th Percentile £34.66 £42.98 £49.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.16 £42.75 £48.25
% change year-on-year -22.44% -11.40% -

Big Data Analytics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

Big Data Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Analytics in the UK

Big Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data Analytics in the UK

Big Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Analytics over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Analytics in the UK

Big Data Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Big Data Analytics in the UK

Big Data Analytics
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Analytics within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +43 117 £525 +10.53% 14
London -19 70 £550 -6.38% 6
UK excluding London +42 51 £450 +28.57% 9
South East +27 24 £525 +31.25% 3
North of England - 18 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 13 £450 - 1
North West - 5 £421 -
East of England -28 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 £450 -
West Midlands +30 2 £350 - 2
Midlands +27 2 £350 -17.65% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Big Data Analytics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Big Data Analytics.

1 122 (100.00%) Big Data
1 122 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 122 (100.00%) Analytics
2 71 (58.20%) Hadoop
3 60 (49.18%) Apache Spark
4 51 (41.80%) Linux
5 48 (39.34%) Python
5 48 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (29.51%) Java
6 36 (29.51%) Apache Hive
7 32 (26.23%) Kafka
8 31 (25.41%) HBase
9 30 (24.59%) SQL
10 29 (23.77%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (21.31%) Unix
12 25 (20.49%) DevOps
12 25 (20.49%) Impala
13 24 (19.67%) Finance
13 24 (19.67%) MapReduce
14 23 (18.85%) R
14 23 (18.85%) Apache Flume
14 23 (18.85%) Sqoop
14 23 (18.85%) Open Source
15 21 (17.21%) Machine Learning
15 21 (17.21%) Banking
16 20 (16.39%) Apache
16 20 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
17 19 (15.57%) ETL
18 18 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery

Big Data Analytics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 60 (49.18%) Apache Spark
2 20 (16.39%) Apache
3 12 (9.84%) SAS
4 10 (8.20%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.46%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.64%) GeoServer
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.82%) CMS
7 1 (0.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) SPSS
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.77%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.48%) GitHub
3 11 (9.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.28%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (2.46%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.46%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (2.46%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.46%) IaaS
6 3 (2.46%) PaaS
7 2 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.64%) Bluemix
7 2 (1.64%) SaaS
7 2 (1.64%) Serverless
7 2 (1.64%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.82%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.11%) LAN
1 16 (13.11%) WAN
2 14 (11.48%) VPN
3 4 (3.28%) Firewall
3 4 (3.28%) SAN
4 3 (2.46%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.64%) Internet
5 2 (1.64%) LDAP
5 2 (1.64%) NAS
6 1 (0.82%) 4G
6 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.82%) LTE
6 1 (0.82%) Network Security
6 1 (0.82%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.82%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (100.00%) Big Data
2 71 (58.20%) Hadoop
3 36 (29.51%) Apache Hive
4 31 (25.41%) HBase
5 25 (20.49%) Impala
6 23 (18.85%) Sqoop
7 10 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (7.38%) MongoDB
9 8 (6.56%) Mahout
10 6 (4.92%) BigQuery
10 6 (4.92%) Data Lake
10 6 (4.92%) Neo4j
10 6 (4.92%) NoSQL
10 6 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
12 4 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (3.28%) Cloudera CDH
12 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (2.46%) Bigtable
13 3 (2.46%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.02%) JIRA
3 3 (2.46%) ProC
3 3 (2.46%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.64%) Mocha
5 1 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (19.67%) Finance
2 21 (17.21%) Banking
3 8 (6.56%) French Language
3 8 (6.56%) Retail
4 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.28%) Electronics
5 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.28%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.82%) Automotive
7 1 (0.82%) Front Office
7 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (25.41%) Architect
2 23 (18.85%) Big Data Engineer
2 23 (18.85%) Data Engineer
3 16 (13.11%) Developer
4 15 (12.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (11.48%) Data Architect
6 13 (10.66%) Big Data Architect
7 12 (9.84%) Consultant
8 10 (8.20%) Hadoop Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Lead Architect
10 8 (6.56%) Presales Consultant
11 6 (4.92%) Big Data Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.10%) Administrator
12 5 (4.10%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (4.10%) Junior
12 5 (4.10%) Python Developer
13 4 (3.28%) Business Analyst
13 4 (3.28%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.23%) Kafka
2 15 (12.30%) Sensu
3 14 (11.48%) Spark Streaming
4 12 (9.84%) HTML
5 11 (9.02%) CSS
5 11 (9.02%) Natural Language Processing
6 9 (7.38%) jQuery
7 8 (6.56%) MLlib
8 7 (5.74%) Django
8 7 (5.74%) NumPy
9 5 (4.10%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.10%) LESS
9 5 (4.10%) Node.js
10 4 (3.28%) CSS3
10 4 (3.28%) HTML5
10 4 (3.28%) Spring
10 4 (3.28%) Web Services
11 3 (2.46%) Apache Avro
11 3 (2.46%) Middleware
11 3 (2.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.56%) Robotics
3 7 (5.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.64%) CMDB
4 2 (1.64%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.82%) Fintech
5 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.82%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (41.80%) Linux
2 26 (21.31%) Unix
3 7 (5.74%) Windows
4 4 (3.28%) CentOS
4 4 (3.28%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (100.00%) Analytics
1 122 (100.00%) Data Analytics
2 48 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (20.49%) DevOps
4 24 (19.67%) MapReduce
5 23 (18.85%) Open Source
6 21 (17.21%) Machine Learning
7 20 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (15.57%) ETL
9 18 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (13.11%) Information Security
11 15 (12.30%) Configuration Management
12 14 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (10.66%) Data Analysis
13 13 (10.66%) Visualisation
14 12 (9.84%) Data Management
15 11 (9.02%) Presales
16 10 (8.20%) Data Architecture
16 10 (8.20%) TDD
16 10 (8.20%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 48 (39.34%) Python
2 36 (29.51%) Java
3 30 (24.59%) SQL
4 23 (18.85%) R
5 18 (14.75%) Scala
6 17 (13.93%) Shell Script
7 15 (12.30%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.56%) MATLAB
8 8 (6.56%) SPARQL
9 4 (3.28%) C
9 4 (3.28%) C++
10 2 (1.64%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.64%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.64%) ES6
10 2 (1.64%) Perl
10 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.64%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.82%) Clojure
11 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) Degree
2 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) GCP
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.64%) RosettaNet
3 2 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (18.85%) Apache Flume
2 11 (9.02%) HDFS
3 3 (2.46%) Docker
4 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (13.11%) Ansible
2 15 (12.30%) Terraform
3 13 (10.66%) Prometheus
4 6 (4.92%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.28%) Oozie
6 3 (2.46%) Rsyslog
7 2 (1.64%) Nagios
8 1 (0.82%) Amdocs OSS
8 1 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.82%) Mesos
8 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Google
2 13 (10.66%) IBM
3 9 (7.38%) Tableau
4 7 (5.74%) Oracle
4 7 (5.74%) SAP
5 6 (4.92%) Cloudera
6 5 (4.10%) Blue Prism
6 5 (4.10%) Splunk
7 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.46%) Talend
9 2 (1.64%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.64%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.64%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.64%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.64%) VMware
10 1 (0.82%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.82%) Amdocs
10 1 (0.82%) Cramer