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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data
UK
Rank 86 158 220
Rank change year-on-year +72 +62  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1180 814 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 1.54% 1.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.45% 6.94% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 585 408
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £470 £500
% change year-on-year +3.03% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Median hourly rate £47.00 £24.25 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.81% -11.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £33.06 £34.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -4.18%  

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 10302 11737 11801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.74% 22.14% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6968 7866 7527
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 190 155
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £57.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +66 1128 £525 - 403
London +43 814 £550 - 247
South East +41 140 £490 +3.15% 58
City of London +35 128 £531 +6.25% 67
North West +67 55 £475 -13.63% 28
East of England +21 41 £450 +1.12% 16
Berkshire +23 36 £475 +1.06% 15
Reading +18 27 £475 +11.76% 11
Buckinghamshire +9 27 £375 +3.44% 2
South West -11 26 £500 +13.63% 24
South Wales - 24 £513 - 7
Wales - 24 £513 - 7
Surrey +21 23 £490 +24.05% 14
Hampshire +20 22 £500 -9.09% 8
Cheshire +49 21 £410 -20.00% 6
Manchester +27 20 £500 -6.97% 21
Hertfordshire +19 19 £525 +5.00% 1
Yorkshire +17 19 £480 -26.15% 16
East Midlands +6 19 £450 - 6
Newport - 18 £513 -
West Yorkshire +16 16 £475 -26.92% 14
Milton Keynes 0 16 £375 +3.44% 1
Oxfordshire -13 15 £488 -11.36% 12
Scotland +21 13 £375 +5.63% 15
Cardiff - 13 £513 - 7
Leeds +9 12 £478 -26.53% 14
Essex - 12 £310 -
Edinburgh +23 11 £375 +11.94% 8
Oxford -9 11 £475 -13.63% 4
Staines - 11 £525 -

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1415 (55.21%) Hadoop
2 990 (38.63%) Java
3 916 (35.74%) Apache Spark
4 909 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
5 817 (31.88%) Python
6 638 (24.89%) SQL
7 616 (24.03%) Scala
8 608 (23.72%) Analytics
9 593 (23.14%) Finance
10 586 (22.86%) Apache Hive
11 492 (19.20%) DevOps
12 448 (17.48%) Banking
13 437 (17.05%) Linux
14 402 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
15 393 (15.33%) NoSQL
16 384 (14.98%) ETL
17 377 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
18 361 (14.09%) Kafka
19 330 (12.88%) HBase
20 327 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
21 299 (11.67%) R
22 295 (11.51%) Scrum
23 293 (11.43%) TDD
23 293 (11.43%) Oracle
24 278 (10.85%) Open Source
25 269 (10.50%) Data Modelling
26 265 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
27 264 (10.30%) MapReduce
27 264 (10.30%) Machine Learning
28 257 (10.03%) Apache Cassandra

Big Data
Top Related 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
1 916 (35.74%) Apache Spark
2 231 (9.01%) Apache Pig
3 176 (6.87%) Apache
4 138 (5.38%) SAS
5 111 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
6 69 (2.69%) Confluence
7 44 (1.72%) Apache Solr
8 34 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 20 (0.78%) Jupyter
11 16 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 14 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (0.51%) JBoss
13 13 (0.51%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.35%) nginx
17 8 (0.31%) Anypoint
Applications
1 49 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.09%) SPSS
3 24 (0.94%) MS Office
4 15 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.35%) Stata
6 8 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.16%) MS Project
9 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.039%) InVision
9 1 (0.039%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.039%) Mingle
9 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.039%) Weka
Business Applications
1 21 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.12%) FastStats
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.12%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.078%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.039%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.039%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.039%) HFM
6 1 (0.039%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.039%) RMDS
6 1 (0.039%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.039%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.039%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.039%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 377 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
4 68 (2.65%) Amazon S3
5 65 (2.54%) Amazon EMR
6 55 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (1.68%) GitHub
8 41 (1.60%) PaaS
9 40 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
10 35 (1.37%) SaaS
11 31 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 26 (1.01%) IaaS
14 18 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
16 14 (0.55%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.55%) Office 365
17 13 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
19 9 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.42%) Kerberos
2 34 (1.33%) HTTP
3 30 (1.17%) LDAP
4 28 (1.09%) Firewall
5 16 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.59%) Internet
7 14 (0.55%) DNS
7 14 (0.55%) Network Security
8 12 (0.47%) WAN
9 11 (0.43%) SMS
10 10 (0.39%) SSL
11 9 (0.35%) LAN
11 9 (0.35%) VPN
12 8 (0.31%) FTP
13 6 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.23%) SSH
14 5 (0.20%) SAN
15 4 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (0.16%) Skype
16 3 (0.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1415 (55.21%) Hadoop
2 586 (22.86%) Apache Hive
3 393 (15.33%) NoSQL
4 330 (12.88%) HBase
5 327 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
6 257 (10.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 256 (9.99%) MongoDB
8 227 (8.86%) SQL Server
9 221 (8.62%) Relational Database
10 131 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
11 120 (4.68%) Impala
12 115 (4.49%) Sqoop
13 108 (4.21%) QlikView
14 94 (3.67%) Data Lake
15 93 (3.63%) RDBMS
16 89 (3.47%) MySQL
17 78 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 61 (2.38%) Data Mining
19 57 (2.22%) Oracle Database
20 52 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 218 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 200 (7.80%) Jenkins
3 179 (6.98%) JIRA
4 90 (3.51%) Maven
5 64 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
6 63 (2.46%) JUnit
7 50 (1.95%) Selenium
8 46 (1.79%) Gradle
9 41 (1.60%) Mockito
10 35 (1.37%) Cucumber
11 29 (1.13%) TeamCity
12 25 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 23 (0.90%) Vagrant
14 19 (0.74%) Hudson
15 17 (0.66%) ClearCase
15 17 (0.66%) NUnit
15 17 (0.66%) Subversion
16 15 (0.59%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.55%) Spock
General
1 593 (23.14%) Finance
2 448 (17.48%) Banking
3 212 (8.27%) Marketing
4 143 (5.58%) Investment Banking
5 123 (4.80%) Retail
6 94 (3.67%) Front Office
7 70 (2.73%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.21%) Legal
8 31 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.17%) Retail Banking
10 28 (1.09%) Games
11 22 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
12 21 (0.82%) Electronics
13 19 (0.74%) Publishing
14 18 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.43%) Advertising
15 11 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.35%) Automotive
17 7 (0.27%) Law
18 6 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 863 (33.67%) Developer
2 390 (15.22%) Architect
3 314 (12.25%) Data Engineer
4 307 (11.98%) Java Developer
5 299 (11.67%) Big Data Developer
6 281 (10.96%) Big Data Engineer
7 236 (9.21%) Data Architect
8 230 (8.97%) Analyst
9 173 (6.75%) DevOps Engineer
10 158 (6.16%) Big Data Architect
11 145 (5.66%) Hadoop Developer
12 144 (5.62%) Consultant
12 144 (5.62%) Scala Developer
13 140 (5.46%) Senior Developer
14 113 (4.41%) Hadoop Engineer
15 97 (3.78%) Data Scientist
16 95 (3.71%) Data Analyst
17 88 (3.43%) Python Developer
18 83 (3.24%) Administrator
18 83 (3.24%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (14.09%) Kafka
2 167 (6.52%) HTML
3 160 (6.24%) Web Services
4 144 (5.62%) REST
5 135 (5.27%) Spring
6 129 (5.03%) AngularJS
7 127 (4.96%) .NET
8 119 (4.64%) CSS
9 102 (3.98%) HTML5
10 98 (3.82%) XML
11 89 (3.47%) JSON
12 81 (3.16%) Akka
13 80 (3.12%) Node.js
14 74 (2.89%) J2EE
15 59 (2.30%) Hibernate
15 59 (2.30%) JMS
16 55 (2.15%) Middleware
17 49 (1.91%) Spark Streaming
18 45 (1.76%) D3.js
19 42 (1.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 265 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (6.16%) Algorithms
3 108 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 105 (4.10%) Credit Risk
5 73 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 55 (2.15%) Data Structures
8 49 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 49 (1.91%) User Experience
9 39 (1.52%) Equities
10 35 (1.37%) Market Risk
11 33 (1.29%) Reference Data
12 32 (1.25%) Fintech
13 31 (1.21%) Derivative
14 29 (1.13%) Social Media
15 28 (1.09%) Mainframe
16 26 (1.01%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.86%) Grid Computing
18 21 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
19 20 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 437 (17.05%) Linux
2 234 (9.13%) Unix
3 100 (3.90%) Windows
4 57 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (1.25%) CentOS
6 22 (0.86%) AIX
7 21 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.62%) Android
9 14 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.47%) Solaris
11 8 (0.31%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.27%) Debian
12 7 (0.27%) VMS
12 7 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.23%) HPUX
13 6 (0.23%) MVS
13 6 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (23.72%) Analytics
3 492 (19.20%) DevOps
4 402 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
5 384 (14.98%) ETL
6 295 (11.51%) Scrum
7 293 (11.43%) TDD
8 278 (10.85%) Open Source
9 269 (10.50%) Data Modelling
10 264 (10.30%) Machine Learning
10 264 (10.30%) MapReduce
11 232 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
12 198 (7.73%) Data Analytics
13 176 (6.87%) Visualisation
14 162 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 156 (6.09%) Microservices
16 155 (6.05%) Data Analysis
17 154 (6.01%) Data Architecture
18 148 (5.77%) Software Engineering
19 137 (5.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 990 (38.63%) Java
2 817 (31.88%) Python
3 638 (24.89%) SQL
4 616 (24.03%) Scala
5 299 (11.67%) R
6 233 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 141 (5.50%) Bash Shell
8 131 (5.11%) C#
9 115 (4.49%) Perl
10 106 (4.14%) C++
11 97 (3.78%) Shell Script
12 65 (2.54%) C
13 62 (2.42%) Ruby
14 55 (2.15%) T-SQL
15 42 (1.64%) MATLAB
16 33 (1.29%) PHP
17 23 (0.90%) PL/SQL
18 19 (0.74%) Go
19 16 (0.62%) Korn
19 16 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 209 (8.15%) Degree
2 149 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 84 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 55 (2.15%) PhD
6 21 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.47%) CISSP
8 11 (0.43%) CEH
9 10 (0.39%) PMP
10 9 (0.35%) BC Cleared
10 9 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.27%) Postgraduate
12 6 (0.23%) ISEB
12 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.20%) CCNA
13 5 (0.20%) CISM
13 5 (0.20%) GCFA
13 5 (0.20%) GCIH
13 5 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.94%) QA
2 86 (3.36%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.66%) MiFID
4 11 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.39%) FATCA
6 7 (0.27%) SLA
7 6 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.20%) GDPR
9 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.12%) EMIR
10 3 (0.12%) IFRS
10 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.12%) PMO
11 2 (0.078%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.039%) ISO20022
System Software
1 241 (9.40%) HDFS
2 174 (6.79%) Docker
3 87 (3.39%) Apache Flume
4 43 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 35 (1.37%) Active Directory
6 32 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (0.98%) vCloud
8 11 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.16%) NFS
11 2 (0.078%) vSphere
12 1 (0.039%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.039%) GPFS
12 1 (0.039%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.039%) SRDF
12 1 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.039%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 196 (7.65%) Puppet
2 159 (6.20%) Ansible
3 154 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
4 144 (5.62%) Hadoop YARN
5 104 (4.06%) Oozie
6 59 (2.30%) Terraform
7 43 (1.68%) Mesos
8 34 (1.33%) Kubernetes
9 28 (1.09%) Kibana
10 25 (0.98%) Ambari
11 22 (0.86%) Nagios
12 14 (0.55%) Salt
13 13 (0.51%) MOM
14 8 (0.31%) Graphite
14 8 (0.31%) logstash
14 8 (0.31%) OpenIDM
15 6 (0.23%) Grafana
15 6 (0.23%) OpenAM
15 6 (0.23%) QRadar
15 6 (0.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 293 (11.43%) Oracle
2 216 (8.43%) Cloudera
3 182 (7.10%) Hortonworks
4 137 (5.35%) Tableau
5 120 (4.68%) Microsoft
6 92 (3.59%) Teradata
7 79 (3.08%) Informatica
8 78 (3.04%) Red Hat
9 66 (2.58%) Splunk
10 64 (2.50%) SAP
10 64 (2.50%) Talend
11 55 (2.15%) IBM
12 54 (2.11%) Google
13 47 (1.83%) MapR
14 46 (1.79%) VMware
15 38 (1.48%) MicroStrategy
16 37 (1.44%) MuleSoft
17 35 (1.37%) Ab Initio
18 34 (1.33%) Sybase
19 30 (1.17%) Atlassian
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Cheshire
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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City, London
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London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Market Rate
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Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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City, London
TEKsystems
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London
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London
ReThink Recruitment
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City, London
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London
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City, London
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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Parallel Consulting
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