The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 April 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
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 154 198
Rank change year-on-year +64 +44  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1181 906 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 1.62% 1.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.03% 7.41% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 647 510
Median daily rate £510 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +1.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £500
% change year-on-year +1.06% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Median hourly rate £43.50 £19.61 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.82% -28.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £19.61 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £19.61 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.61 £25.25
% change year-on-year +139.67% -22.33%  

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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10703 12233 12744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.72% 21.88% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7164 8241 8232
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 168 169
Median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -14.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £49.95 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.45% -15.38%  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data in the UK

Big Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data in the UK

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Big Data in the UK

Big Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Big Data in the UK

Big Data
Top 30 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
England +58 1113 £525 - 358
London +37 801 £550 +0.45% 214
South East +39 158 £475 +0.52% 57
City of London +31 134 £550 +8.91% 46
North West +50 55 £420 -8.69% 27
Berkshire +26 38 £475 +5.55% 10
East of England +27 37 £450 +1.12% 13
Surrey +13 30 £488 +18.18% 18
Hampshire +24 27 £450 -18.18% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 25 £400 -5.88% 5
Manchester +29 24 £410 -8.37% 18
Reading +24 23 £475 +18.75% 7
Cheshire +40 20 £416 -2.05% 7
Scotland +39 20 £375 - 1
East Midlands -5 20 £400 -11.11% 6
Milton Keynes -1 18 £400 -5.88% 4
South Wales +27 17 £525 +31.25% 6
Wales +25 17 £525 +31.25% 6
Hertfordshire - 17 £500 - 1
Edinburgh +22 16 £375 +11.94% 1
Oxfordshire -1 14 £475 - 4
Yorkshire +20 13 £480 -26.15% 11
South West -21 13 £500 +5.26% 21
West Sussex +8 12 £500 +29.03% 3
Staines - 12 £525 -
West Yorkshire +17 11 £478 -26.53% 8
Northern Ireland -18 11 £365 - 4
County Antrim -19 11 £365 - 4
Essex - 11 £325 -
Southampton - 11 £425 - 4

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for Big Data.

1 1321 (53.63%) Hadoop
2 985 (39.99%) Java
3 892 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
4 851 (34.55%) Apache Spark
5 798 (32.40%) Python
6 616 (25.01%) Analytics
7 613 (24.89%) SQL
8 592 (24.04%) Finance
9 567 (23.02%) Scala
10 521 (21.15%) Apache Hive
11 462 (18.76%) DevOps
12 420 (17.05%) Banking
13 406 (16.48%) Linux
14 375 (15.23%) ETL
14 375 (15.23%) NoSQL
15 365 (14.82%) Business Intelligence
16 355 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
17 343 (13.93%) Kafka
18 314 (12.75%) HBase
19 299 (12.14%) Data Warehouse
20 290 (11.77%) TDD
21 287 (11.65%) Oracle
22 280 (11.37%) Scrum
23 272 (11.04%) R
24 255 (10.35%) Apache Cassandra
25 252 (10.23%) Data Modelling
25 252 (10.23%) Open Source
26 250 (10.15%) MongoDB
27 249 (10.11%) MapReduce
28 246 (9.99%) Machine Learning

Big Data
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
1 851 (34.55%) Apache Spark
2 207 (8.40%) Apache Pig
3 166 (6.74%) Apache
4 137 (5.56%) SAS
5 94 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
6 68 (2.76%) Confluence
7 41 (1.66%) Apache Solr
8 25 (1.02%) SharePoint
9 20 (0.81%) Jupyter
10 17 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
12 15 (0.61%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.61%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 12 (0.49%) JBoss
15 12 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
15 12 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
16 8 (0.32%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 26 (1.06%) SPSS
2 24 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.32%) Stata
6 5 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.16%) GNU Octave
7 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.081%) InVision
8 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.081%) Mingle
8 2 (0.081%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.041%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.041%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.081%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.081%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.041%) HFM
6 1 (0.041%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.041%) RMDS
6 1 (0.041%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.041%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.041%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.041%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.041%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 355 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
4 63 (2.56%) Amazon S3
5 55 (2.23%) Amazon EMR
6 51 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 44 (1.79%) PaaS
8 40 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (1.50%) GitHub
10 32 (1.30%) SaaS
11 27 (1.10%) IaaS
12 25 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 24 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
14 17 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (0.69%) Office 365
15 15 (0.61%) Google Analytics
16 13 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
17 12 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
18 9 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 9 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.71%) Kerberos
2 33 (1.34%) HTTP
3 29 (1.18%) LDAP
4 19 (0.77%) Firewall
5 14 (0.57%) DNS
5 14 (0.57%) Internet
6 13 (0.53%) Network Security
6 13 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.45%) WAN
8 10 (0.41%) SMS
8 10 (0.41%) SSL
9 8 (0.32%) FTP
9 8 (0.32%) SSH
10 7 (0.28%) Skype
10 7 (0.28%) VPN
11 6 (0.24%) SAN
12 5 (0.20%) IPsec
12 5 (0.20%) LAN
13 4 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (0.16%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1321 (53.63%) Hadoop
2 521 (21.15%) Apache Hive
3 375 (15.23%) NoSQL
4 314 (12.75%) HBase
5 299 (12.14%) Data Warehouse
6 255 (10.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 250 (10.15%) MongoDB
8 223 (9.05%) SQL Server
9 210 (8.53%) Relational Database
10 126 (5.12%) Impala
11 122 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
12 105 (4.26%) Sqoop
13 94 (3.82%) RDBMS
14 91 (3.69%) Data Lake
15 86 (3.49%) QlikView
16 81 (3.29%) MySQL
17 67 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 60 (2.44%) Oracle Database
19 57 (2.31%) Data Mining
20 50 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 226 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 201 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 173 (7.02%) JIRA
4 96 (3.90%) Maven
5 67 (2.72%) Talend Open Studio
6 60 (2.44%) JUnit
7 53 (2.15%) Gradle
8 45 (1.83%) Selenium
9 43 (1.75%) Mockito
10 27 (1.10%) TeamCity
10 27 (1.10%) Vagrant
11 26 (1.06%) Cucumber
12 25 (1.02%) Subversion
13 22 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
14 21 (0.85%) NUnit
15 19 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 18 (0.73%) ClearCase
17 16 (0.65%) Hudson
18 15 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 592 (24.04%) Finance
2 420 (17.05%) Banking
3 182 (7.39%) Marketing
4 138 (5.60%) Investment Banking
5 101 (4.10%) Retail
6 89 (3.61%) Front Office
7 71 (2.88%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.38%) Legal
9 28 (1.14%) Games
9 28 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 21 (0.85%) Electronics
12 19 (0.77%) Publishing
13 18 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.57%) Advertising
15 11 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
15 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.41%) Law
17 9 (0.37%) Automotive
18 4 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 848 (34.43%) Developer
2 348 (14.13%) Architect
3 308 (12.51%) Java Developer
4 303 (12.30%) Big Data Developer
4 303 (12.30%) Data Engineer
5 272 (11.04%) Big Data Engineer
6 228 (9.26%) Analyst
7 202 (8.20%) Data Architect
8 163 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 136 (5.52%) Senior Developer
10 135 (5.48%) Consultant
11 132 (5.36%) Hadoop Developer
12 124 (5.03%) Scala Developer
13 120 (4.87%) Big Data Architect
14 115 (4.67%) Hadoop Engineer
15 96 (3.90%) Data Analyst
16 92 (3.74%) Data Scientist
17 89 (3.61%) Python Developer
18 83 (3.37%) Business Analyst
19 82 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (13.93%) Kafka
2 169 (6.86%) HTML
3 147 (5.97%) Web Services
4 144 (5.85%) REST
4 144 (5.85%) Spring
5 122 (4.95%) AngularJS
6 120 (4.87%) .NET
7 119 (4.83%) CSS
8 109 (4.43%) HTML5
9 88 (3.57%) Node.js
10 87 (3.53%) JSON
11 85 (3.45%) XML
12 72 (2.92%) J2EE
13 71 (2.88%) Akka
14 59 (2.40%) Hibernate
15 55 (2.23%) JMS
16 51 (2.07%) RESTful
17 49 (1.99%) D3.js
17 49 (1.99%) Middleware
18 44 (1.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 233 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (6.09%) Algorithms
3 117 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
4 110 (4.47%) Computer Science
5 85 (3.45%) Credit Risk
6 63 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 58 (2.35%) Data Structures
8 55 (2.23%) Management Information System
9 48 (1.95%) Data Centre
10 46 (1.87%) User Experience
11 38 (1.54%) Equities
12 37 (1.50%) Market Risk
13 35 (1.42%) Reference Data
14 33 (1.34%) Fintech
15 32 (1.30%) Derivative
16 30 (1.22%) Virtual Team
17 29 (1.18%) Mainframe
18 23 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
19 22 (0.89%) Social Media
20 21 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 406 (16.48%) Linux
2 219 (8.89%) Unix
3 87 (3.53%) Windows
4 50 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (1.30%) CentOS
6 19 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 14 (0.57%) AIX
8 12 (0.49%) Android
8 12 (0.49%) Solaris
9 11 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.41%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.28%) Debian
11 7 (0.28%) VMS
11 7 (0.28%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.24%) MVS
12 6 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.20%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.16%) HPUX
14 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (25.01%) Analytics
3 462 (18.76%) DevOps
4 375 (15.23%) ETL
5 365 (14.82%) Business Intelligence
6 290 (11.77%) TDD
7 280 (11.37%) Scrum
8 252 (10.23%) Data Modelling
8 252 (10.23%) Open Source
9 249 (10.11%) MapReduce
10 246 (9.99%) Machine Learning
11 221 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
12 218 (8.85%) Data Analytics
13 163 (6.62%) Visualisation
14 148 (6.01%) Microservices
15 147 (5.97%) Software Engineering
16 146 (5.93%) Data Analysis
17 138 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
18 135 (5.48%) Data Architecture
19 133 (5.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 985 (39.99%) Java
2 798 (32.40%) Python
3 613 (24.89%) SQL
4 567 (23.02%) Scala
5 272 (11.04%) R
6 230 (9.34%) JavaScript
7 133 (5.40%) Bash Shell
8 130 (5.28%) C#
9 108 (4.38%) Perl
10 93 (3.78%) C++
10 93 (3.78%) Shell Script
11 51 (2.07%) C
11 51 (2.07%) Ruby
12 44 (1.79%) T-SQL
13 41 (1.66%) MATLAB
14 28 (1.14%) PHP
15 24 (0.97%) PL/SQL
16 22 (0.89%) PowerShell
17 15 (0.61%) Korn
18 14 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 192 (7.80%) Degree
2 139 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 81 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 53 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 50 (2.03%) PhD
6 14 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.37%) CISSP
7 9 (0.37%) PMP
8 7 (0.28%) BC Cleared
8 7 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.20%) CEH
9 5 (0.20%) ISEB
9 5 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.20%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.16%) CCIE
10 4 (0.16%) CCNP
10 4 (0.16%) MCSA
10 4 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (4.38%) QA
2 93 (3.78%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.65%) MiFID
4 7 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.28%) FATCA
4 7 (0.28%) SLA
5 6 (0.24%) GDPR
6 5 (0.20%) EMIR
7 4 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.16%) IFRS
7 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.12%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.081%) PMO
10 1 (0.041%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 221 (8.97%) HDFS
2 163 (6.62%) Docker
3 87 (3.53%) Apache Flume
4 48 (1.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 36 (1.46%) Active Directory
6 32 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (0.85%) vCloud
8 12 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.24%) NFS
12 3 (0.12%) vSphere
13 2 (0.081%) Xen
14 1 (0.041%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.041%) OpenSSH
14 1 (0.041%) Platform Symphony
14 1 (0.041%) SRDF
14 1 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.041%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 175 (7.11%) Puppet
2 146 (5.93%) Hadoop YARN
3 131 (5.32%) Ansible
4 129 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
5 102 (4.14%) Oozie
6 54 (2.19%) Terraform
7 40 (1.62%) Kubernetes
8 39 (1.58%) Mesos
9 28 (1.14%) Kibana
10 22 (0.89%) Ambari
11 18 (0.73%) Nagios
12 13 (0.53%) Salt
13 9 (0.37%) OpenAM
13 9 (0.37%) SCOM
14 8 (0.32%) Graphite
14 8 (0.32%) MOM
14 8 (0.32%) OpenIDM
15 6 (0.24%) SELinux
16 5 (0.20%) logstash
16 5 (0.20%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 287 (11.65%) Oracle
2 203 (8.24%) Cloudera
3 150 (6.09%) Hortonworks
4 138 (5.60%) Tableau
5 119 (4.83%) Microsoft
6 77 (3.13%) Informatica
6 77 (3.13%) Teradata
7 68 (2.76%) Splunk
8 67 (2.72%) Talend
9 65 (2.64%) SAP
10 63 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 59 (2.40%) Google
12 51 (2.07%) IBM
13 48 (1.95%) VMware
14 44 (1.79%) MapR
15 39 (1.58%) Ab Initio
16 36 (1.46%) Sybase
17 33 (1.34%) MicroStrategy
18 30 (1.22%) Atlassian
19 27 (1.10%) Adobe
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aquent
Rate: £496 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 62000 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Excellent Rates - Experience Dependant
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £539 - £627 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + expenses considered
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: experience dependant
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago