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 27 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 148 184
Rank change year-on-year +60 +36  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1172 913 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.52% 1.63% 1.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.07% 7.47% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 646 523
Median daily rate £513 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +1.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £375 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £470 £500
% change year-on-year -1.17% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.61 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.97% -28.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.61 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £19.61 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £19.61 £25.25
% change year-on-year +89.95% -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 10591 12223 12728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.79% 21.87% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7087 8259 8208
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 169 169
Median hourly rate £33.37 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.05 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% -  

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +50 1106 £525 - 423
London +34 800 £550 +2.32% 255
South East +33 159 £475 -1.04% 61
City of London +28 135 £550 +8.91% 60
North West +52 50 £413 -7.30% 30
Berkshire +17 37 £475 +1.06% 12
East of England +16 34 £450 +1.12% 17
Surrey +14 29 £488 +15.72% 16
Hampshire +14 27 £463 -15.90% 9
Buckinghamshire -11 24 £400 - 12
Manchester +30 23 £410 -8.37% 20
Reading +19 22 £475 +5.55% 6
Scotland +42 21 £475 +26.66% 4
East Midlands +8 21 £400 -11.11% 10
Cheshire +40 17 £413 -1.49% 7
Edinburgh +25 17 £375 +11.94% 4
Milton Keynes -5 17 £400 - 9
Hertfordshire - 16 £500 - 1
Oxfordshire +6 15 £475 +5.55% 4
Yorkshire +26 14 £480 -12.72% 15
South Wales +23 14 £525 +31.25% 7
Wales +21 14 £525 +31.25% 7
West Sussex +15 14 £500 +29.03% 1
South West -12 13 £500 +5.26% 23
West Yorkshire +25 12 £475 -13.63% 9
County Antrim -14 12 £365 - 5
Northern Ireland -19 12 £365 - 5
Southampton - 11 £400 - 3
Staines - 11 - -
Oxford +2 10 £475 -13.63% 2

For the 6 months to 27 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 1287 (53.38%) Hadoop
2 943 (39.11%) Java
3 851 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
4 828 (34.34%) Apache Spark
5 775 (32.14%) Python
6 613 (25.43%) Analytics
7 588 (24.39%) SQL
8 575 (23.85%) Finance
9 538 (22.31%) Scala
10 492 (20.41%) Apache Hive
11 456 (18.91%) DevOps
12 395 (16.38%) Banking
12 395 (16.38%) Linux
13 370 (15.35%) Business Intelligence
14 364 (15.10%) ETL
15 362 (15.01%) NoSQL
16 348 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
17 325 (13.48%) Kafka
18 300 (12.44%) HBase
19 286 (11.86%) TDD
20 285 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
21 275 (11.41%) Oracle
22 265 (10.99%) Scrum
23 262 (10.87%) R
24 245 (10.16%) Machine Learning
25 244 (10.12%) Apache Cassandra
25 244 (10.12%) Open Source
26 240 (9.95%) Data Modelling
27 236 (9.79%) MongoDB
28 234 (9.71%) MapReduce

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
1 828 (34.34%) Apache Spark
2 189 (7.84%) Apache Pig
3 169 (7.01%) Apache
4 144 (5.97%) SAS
5 93 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
6 65 (2.70%) Confluence
7 37 (1.53%) Apache Solr
8 24 (1.00%) SharePoint
9 20 (0.83%) Jupyter
10 17 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.54%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (0.50%) JBoss
14 12 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
16 8 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
16 8 (0.33%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 32 (1.33%) SPSS
2 28 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.41%) Stata
6 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.17%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.083%) InVision
10 2 (0.083%) Mingle
10 2 (0.083%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.041%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.041%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.041%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.041%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.041%) FastStats
6 1 (0.041%) HFM
6 1 (0.041%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.041%) RMDS
6 1 (0.041%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.041%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.041%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.041%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 348 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
4 61 (2.53%) Amazon S3
5 55 (2.28%) Amazon EMR
6 50 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 39 (1.62%) PaaS
9 37 (1.53%) GitHub
10 33 (1.37%) SaaS
11 27 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (1.08%) IaaS
13 22 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
14 17 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (0.71%) Office 365
15 16 (0.66%) Google Analytics
16 13 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
17 12 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
18 9 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 9 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.62%) Kerberos
2 33 (1.37%) HTTP
3 29 (1.20%) LDAP
4 17 (0.71%) Firewall
5 14 (0.58%) Internet
6 13 (0.54%) DNS
6 13 (0.54%) Network Security
7 11 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.46%) WAN
8 10 (0.41%) SSL
9 9 (0.37%) SMS
10 8 (0.33%) FTP
10 8 (0.33%) SSH
11 7 (0.29%) Skype
12 5 (0.21%) IPsec
12 5 (0.21%) LAN
12 5 (0.21%) SAN
12 5 (0.21%) VPN
13 4 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (0.17%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1287 (53.38%) Hadoop
2 492 (20.41%) Apache Hive
3 362 (15.01%) NoSQL
4 300 (12.44%) HBase
5 285 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
6 244 (10.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 236 (9.79%) MongoDB
8 211 (8.75%) SQL Server
9 192 (7.96%) Relational Database
10 115 (4.77%) Impala
11 111 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
12 101 (4.19%) Sqoop
13 85 (3.53%) RDBMS
14 82 (3.40%) MySQL
15 81 (3.36%) Data Lake
15 81 (3.36%) QlikView
16 62 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 60 (2.49%) Oracle Database
18 59 (2.45%) Data Mining
19 49 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 218 (9.04%) Git (software)
2 198 (8.21%) Jenkins
3 163 (6.76%) JIRA
4 92 (3.82%) Maven
5 63 (2.61%) Talend Open Studio
6 56 (2.32%) JUnit
7 48 (1.99%) Gradle
8 46 (1.91%) Selenium
9 38 (1.58%) Mockito
10 28 (1.16%) Vagrant
11 25 (1.04%) Cucumber
12 24 (1.00%) Subversion
12 24 (1.00%) TeamCity
13 23 (0.95%) NUnit
14 21 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.62%) Bitbucket
17 15 (0.62%) ClearCase
18 14 (0.58%) Hudson
General
1 575 (23.85%) Finance
2 395 (16.38%) Banking
3 187 (7.76%) Marketing
4 134 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 101 (4.19%) Retail
6 86 (3.57%) Front Office
7 70 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.33%) Legal
9 28 (1.16%) Games
9 28 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 21 (0.87%) Electronics
12 20 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.79%) Publishing
14 14 (0.58%) Advertising
15 10 (0.41%) Law
15 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.37%) Automotive
16 9 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 834 (34.59%) Developer
2 341 (14.14%) Architect
3 298 (12.36%) Java Developer
4 297 (12.32%) Big Data Developer
5 291 (12.07%) Data Engineer
6 260 (10.78%) Big Data Engineer
7 223 (9.25%) Analyst
8 195 (8.09%) Data Architect
9 161 (6.68%) DevOps Engineer
10 134 (5.56%) Consultant
11 129 (5.35%) Hadoop Developer
12 127 (5.27%) Senior Developer
13 122 (5.06%) Scala Developer
14 117 (4.85%) Big Data Architect
15 115 (4.77%) Hadoop Engineer
16 90 (3.73%) Python Developer
17 89 (3.69%) Data Analyst
18 88 (3.65%) Data Scientist
19 87 (3.61%) Business Analyst
20 84 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (13.48%) Kafka
2 161 (6.68%) HTML
3 137 (5.68%) REST
3 137 (5.68%) Spring
4 136 (5.64%) Web Services
5 121 (5.02%) .NET
6 118 (4.89%) AngularJS
7 117 (4.85%) CSS
8 106 (4.40%) HTML5
9 82 (3.40%) Node.js
10 79 (3.28%) JSON
11 75 (3.11%) XML
12 71 (2.94%) J2EE
13 63 (2.61%) Akka
14 56 (2.32%) Hibernate
15 55 (2.28%) RESTful
16 50 (2.07%) JMS
17 49 (2.03%) D3.js
18 48 (1.99%) Middleware
19 42 (1.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 230 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (6.01%) Algorithms
3 113 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
4 104 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 84 (3.48%) Credit Risk
6 62 (2.57%) Data Structures
7 58 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 54 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 47 (1.95%) Data Centre
10 46 (1.91%) User Experience
11 36 (1.49%) Equities
11 36 (1.49%) Market Risk
12 35 (1.45%) Reference Data
13 33 (1.37%) Fintech
14 31 (1.29%) Derivative
15 29 (1.20%) Mainframe
15 29 (1.20%) Virtual Team
16 24 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (0.91%) Social Media
18 20 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 395 (16.38%) Linux
2 212 (8.79%) Unix
3 82 (3.40%) Windows
4 47 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (1.33%) CentOS
6 21 (0.87%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.54%) AIX
8 11 (0.46%) Solaris
9 10 (0.41%) Android
9 10 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.37%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.29%) Debian
11 7 (0.29%) VMS
11 7 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.25%) MVS
12 6 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
2 613 (25.43%) Analytics
3 456 (18.91%) DevOps
4 370 (15.35%) Business Intelligence
5 364 (15.10%) ETL
6 286 (11.86%) TDD
7 265 (10.99%) Scrum
8 245 (10.16%) Machine Learning
9 244 (10.12%) Open Source
10 240 (9.95%) Data Modelling
11 234 (9.71%) MapReduce
12 227 (9.42%) Data Analytics
13 211 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
14 164 (6.80%) Visualisation
15 147 (6.10%) Microservices
16 144 (5.97%) Software Engineering
17 139 (5.77%) Data Analysis
18 137 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
19 130 (5.39%) BDD
20 121 (5.02%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 943 (39.11%) Java
2 775 (32.14%) Python
3 588 (24.39%) SQL
4 538 (22.31%) Scala
5 262 (10.87%) R
6 223 (9.25%) JavaScript
7 132 (5.47%) Bash Shell
8 125 (5.18%) C#
9 104 (4.31%) Perl
10 88 (3.65%) C++
11 86 (3.57%) Shell Script
12 50 (2.07%) Ruby
13 48 (1.99%) C
14 44 (1.82%) MATLAB
15 40 (1.66%) T-SQL
16 27 (1.12%) PHP
17 25 (1.04%) PL/SQL
18 21 (0.87%) PowerShell
19 15 (0.62%) Groovy
20 14 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 182 (7.55%) Degree
2 132 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 77 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 45 (1.87%) PhD
6 13 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.37%) CISSP
8 8 (0.33%) PMP
9 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.21%) ISEB
11 5 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.21%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.17%) CCIE
12 4 (0.17%) CCNP
12 4 (0.17%) MCSA
12 4 (0.17%) SANS
13 3 (0.12%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (4.52%) QA
2 92 (3.82%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.71%) MiFID
4 7 (0.29%) SLA
5 6 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.25%) GDPR
6 5 (0.21%) EMIR
7 4 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.17%) IFRS
7 4 (0.17%) PMO
7 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.12%) FATCA
8 3 (0.12%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.041%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 212 (8.79%) HDFS
2 159 (6.59%) Docker
3 86 (3.57%) Apache Flume
4 47 (1.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 36 (1.49%) Active Directory
6 32 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (0.87%) vCloud
8 12 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.21%) NFS
12 4 (0.17%) vSphere
13 2 (0.083%) Xen
14 1 (0.041%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.041%) OpenSSH
14 1 (0.041%) Platform Symphony
14 1 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.041%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 174 (7.22%) Puppet
2 135 (5.60%) Hadoop YARN
3 130 (5.39%) Ansible
4 127 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (3.98%) Oozie
6 56 (2.32%) Terraform
7 41 (1.70%) Kubernetes
8 38 (1.58%) Mesos
9 28 (1.16%) Kibana
10 20 (0.83%) Ambari
11 18 (0.75%) Nagios
12 12 (0.50%) Salt
13 10 (0.41%) OpenAM
14 9 (0.37%) SCOM
15 8 (0.33%) Graphite
15 8 (0.33%) OpenIDM
16 6 (0.25%) MOM
16 6 (0.25%) Rsyslog
16 6 (0.25%) SELinux
17 5 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 275 (11.41%) Oracle
2 195 (8.09%) Cloudera
3 141 (5.85%) Tableau
4 138 (5.72%) Hortonworks
5 113 (4.69%) Microsoft
6 75 (3.11%) Teradata
7 74 (3.07%) Informatica
8 67 (2.78%) Splunk
9 65 (2.70%) SAP
10 63 (2.61%) Google
10 63 (2.61%) Talend
11 60 (2.49%) Red Hat
12 52 (2.16%) IBM
13 49 (2.03%) VMware
14 45 (1.87%) MapR
15 37 (1.53%) Ab Initio
16 33 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
17 30 (1.24%) Sybase
18 27 (1.12%) Vertica
19 26 (1.08%) Adobe
Hayes, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £466.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: Yesterday
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 16 hours ago
North London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £490 - £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £475 - £525 per day + Remote Working
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: experience dependant
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago