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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 157 204
Rank change year-on-year +62 +47  
Contract jobs citing Big Data 1199 871 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.55% 1.62% 1.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.38% 7.41% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 600 444
Median daily rate £537 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £367 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £701 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -1.94% -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.65 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.23% +166.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.65 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.23% +166.56%  

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 10537 11747 13009
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.81% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 17490 19694
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 333 336
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +15.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.70 £15.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.83 £50.55 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

Big Data
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 28 June 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 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Big Data in the UK

Big Data
Top 11 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 28 June 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 +54 1118 £550 +4.76% 399
London +34 821 £550 - 230
UK excluding London +70 365 £441 -1.94% 188
South East +42 149 £475 +5.55% 56
North of England +47 47 £425 +0.59% 61
Scotland +48 39 £388 -13.88% 17
South West -6 36 £445 -1.11% 23
Midlands +22 33 £413 -17.50% 7
East of England +6 28 £550 +29.41% 21
Northern Ireland -25 25 £400 - 1
Wales - 10 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1302 (54.55%) Hadoop
2 929 (38.92%) Java
3 897 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
4 810 (33.93%) Apache Spark
5 725 (30.37%) Python
6 649 (27.19%) Analytics
7 598 (25.05%) SQL
8 567 (23.75%) Finance
9 479 (20.07%) Scala
10 472 (19.77%) Apache Hive
11 415 (17.39%) Linux
12 403 (16.88%) DevOps
13 395 (16.55%) Banking
14 344 (14.41%) TDD
15 337 (14.12%) Kafka
16 336 (14.08%) ETL
17 331 (13.87%) Business Intelligence
18 325 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
19 321 (13.45%) HBase
20 315 (13.20%) NoSQL
21 307 (12.86%) Scrum
22 260 (10.89%) Data Analytics
23 258 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
24 253 (10.60%) Oracle
25 252 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
26 250 (10.47%) Machine Learning
27 242 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
28 240 (10.05%) MongoDB
29 234 (9.80%) Data Modelling
29 234 (9.80%) Cloudera

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
1 810 (33.93%) Apache Spark
2 198 (8.29%) Apache
3 155 (6.49%) Apache Pig
4 143 (5.99%) SAS
5 95 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
6 72 (3.02%) Confluence
7 53 (2.22%) Apache Solr
8 21 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 20 (0.84%) JBoss
10 18 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.67%) nginx
12 15 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.46%) Jupyter
15 11 (0.46%) SharePoint
16 10 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
16 10 (0.42%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 8 (0.34%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 39 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.13%) SPSS
3 19 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.46%) Stata
6 9 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.17%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.13%) Mingle
10 2 (0.084%) InVision
10 2 (0.084%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.084%) Weka
11 1 (0.042%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 25 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.34%) Actimize
3 7 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 3 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.084%) HFM
6 2 (0.084%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.042%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.042%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.042%) RMDS
7 1 (0.042%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.042%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.042%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.042%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 325 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
4 49 (2.05%) Amazon S3
5 46 (1.93%) SaaS
6 44 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
7 40 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
8 39 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 39 (1.63%) PaaS
8 39 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 38 (1.59%) GitHub
10 30 (1.26%) IaaS
11 25 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (1.01%) Office 365
13 18 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
16 12 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
16 12 (0.50%) Google Analytics
17 9 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.80%) Kerberos
2 36 (1.51%) HTTP
3 30 (1.26%) Firewall
4 25 (1.05%) LDAP
5 17 (0.71%) SSL
5 17 (0.71%) WAN
6 16 (0.67%) DNS
6 16 (0.67%) Internet
6 16 (0.67%) Network Security
7 15 (0.63%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.50%) SSH
9 10 (0.42%) LAN
10 9 (0.38%) 3G
10 9 (0.38%) 4G
10 9 (0.38%) FTP
11 8 (0.34%) NAS
11 8 (0.34%) SAN
12 7 (0.29%) VPN
13 5 (0.21%) SMS
13 5 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1302 (54.55%) Hadoop
2 472 (19.77%) Apache Hive
3 321 (13.45%) HBase
4 315 (13.20%) NoSQL
5 258 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
6 242 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 240 (10.05%) MongoDB
8 210 (8.80%) SQL Server
9 159 (6.66%) Relational Database
10 113 (4.73%) Impala
11 90 (3.77%) Sqoop
12 87 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
13 83 (3.48%) MySQL
14 75 (3.14%) RDBMS
15 69 (2.89%) Data Lake
16 66 (2.76%) Data Mining
17 65 (2.72%) QlikView
18 57 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 48 (2.01%) Neo4j
20 42 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 207 (8.67%) Jenkins
2 202 (8.46%) Git (software)
3 182 (7.62%) JIRA
4 83 (3.48%) Maven
5 50 (2.09%) JUnit
6 48 (2.01%) Cucumber
7 43 (1.80%) Gradle
7 43 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
8 38 (1.59%) Vagrant
9 36 (1.51%) Mockito
10 32 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (1.21%) GitLab
11 29 (1.21%) NUnit
12 27 (1.13%) Subversion
13 26 (1.09%) Selenium
14 24 (1.01%) Eclipse
15 22 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
16 21 (0.88%) IntelliJ
17 20 (0.84%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 567 (23.75%) Finance
2 395 (16.55%) Banking
3 144 (6.03%) Marketing
4 143 (5.99%) Investment Banking
5 98 (4.11%) Front Office
6 86 (3.60%) Retail
7 75 (3.14%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.63%) Legal
9 31 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.21%) Electronics
11 20 (0.84%) Advertising
11 20 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.84%) Retail Banking
12 18 (0.75%) Games
13 14 (0.59%) Publishing
14 12 (0.50%) Back Office
15 9 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
15 9 (0.38%) Law
15 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 907 (38.00%) Developer
2 330 (13.82%) Architect
3 325 (13.62%) Big Data Developer
4 319 (13.36%) Java Developer
5 265 (11.10%) Data Engineer
6 237 (9.93%) Analyst
7 228 (9.55%) Big Data Engineer
8 186 (7.79%) Data Architect
9 141 (5.91%) Hadoop Developer
10 134 (5.61%) Scala Developer
11 121 (5.07%) Senior Developer
12 117 (4.90%) Consultant
13 109 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
14 105 (4.40%) Hadoop Engineer
15 102 (4.27%) Data Analyst
16 101 (4.23%) Big Data Architect
17 100 (4.19%) Business Analyst
18 93 (3.90%) Data Scientist
19 92 (3.85%) Python Developer
20 74 (3.10%) Apache Spark Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (14.12%) Kafka
2 182 (7.62%) Spring
3 162 (6.79%) HTML
4 153 (6.41%) REST
5 128 (5.36%) Web Services
6 124 (5.19%) AngularJS
6 124 (5.19%) CSS
7 119 (4.99%) HTML5
8 116 (4.86%) .NET
9 111 (4.65%) JSON
10 91 (3.81%) RESTful
11 70 (2.93%) J2EE
12 66 (2.76%) Node.js
13 65 (2.72%) XML
14 64 (2.68%) Spring Boot
15 58 (2.43%) CSS3
16 57 (2.39%) Akka
17 55 (2.30%) D3.js
18 48 (2.01%) Hibernate
19 47 (1.97%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 252 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (6.37%) Algorithms
3 103 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 94 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
5 66 (2.76%) Data Structures
6 57 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.39%) Market Risk
6 57 (2.39%) User Experience
7 49 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 47 (1.97%) Reference Data
9 42 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 42 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 41 (1.72%) Credit Risk
10 41 (1.72%) Fintech
11 35 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
12 34 (1.42%) Equities
13 29 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 29 (1.21%) Derivative
14 28 (1.17%) Virtual Team
15 24 (1.01%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 415 (17.39%) Linux
2 229 (9.59%) Unix
3 94 (3.94%) Windows
4 43 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (1.63%) CentOS
6 25 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.88%) Solaris
8 14 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.54%) Android
9 13 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.34%) Debian
12 7 (0.29%) AIX
12 7 (0.29%) VMS
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.13%) MVS
14 3 (0.13%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.084%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.084%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 897 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (27.19%) Analytics
3 403 (16.88%) DevOps
4 344 (14.41%) TDD
5 336 (14.08%) ETL
6 331 (13.87%) Business Intelligence
7 307 (12.86%) Scrum
8 260 (10.89%) Data Analytics
9 250 (10.47%) Machine Learning
10 234 (9.80%) Data Modelling
11 228 (9.55%) Open Source
12 192 (8.04%) MapReduce
13 168 (7.04%) Visualisation
14 167 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
15 157 (6.58%) BDD
16 155 (6.49%) Microservices
17 151 (6.33%) Data Architecture
18 143 (5.99%) Data Analysis
18 143 (5.99%) Software Engineering
19 139 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 929 (38.92%) Java
2 725 (30.37%) Python
3 598 (25.05%) SQL
4 479 (20.07%) Scala
5 229 (9.59%) R
6 212 (8.88%) JavaScript
7 127 (5.32%) C#
8 115 (4.82%) Bash Shell
9 94 (3.94%) Shell Script
10 68 (2.85%) C++
11 66 (2.76%) Perl
12 51 (2.14%) Ruby
13 39 (1.63%) T-SQL
14 36 (1.51%) TypeScript
15 35 (1.47%) MATLAB
16 34 (1.42%) C
17 29 (1.21%) PowerShell
18 28 (1.17%) PL/SQL
19 20 (0.84%) VB.NET
20 17 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 185 (7.75%) Degree
2 162 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 104 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.26%) PhD
7 18 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
8 17 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (0.67%) CISSP
10 13 (0.54%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.42%) PMP
12 8 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.34%) MCITP
12 8 (0.34%) MCSE
12 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.29%) CEH
13 7 (0.29%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.94%) Data Quality
2 90 (3.77%) QA
3 24 (1.01%) MiFID
4 9 (0.38%) SLA
5 8 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.29%) EMIR
6 7 (0.29%) GDPR
7 6 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.17%) IFRS
9 4 (0.17%) PMO
10 3 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.13%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.084%) CDISC
11 2 (0.084%) COBIT
11 2 (0.084%) Solvency II
System Software
1 199 (8.34%) HDFS
2 177 (7.42%) Docker
3 97 (4.06%) Apache Flume
4 60 (2.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 39 (1.63%) Active Directory
6 33 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (0.59%) vCloud
7 14 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.54%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.21%) NFS
11 4 (0.17%) vSphere
12 2 (0.084%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.084%) Xen
13 1 (0.042%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.042%) Firmware
13 1 (0.042%) Platform Symphony
13 1 (0.042%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.042%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 142 (5.95%) Ansible
2 141 (5.91%) Puppet
3 107 (4.48%) Hadoop YARN
4 94 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (3.52%) Oozie
6 80 (3.35%) Terraform
7 63 (2.64%) Kubernetes
8 27 (1.13%) Mesos
9 24 (1.01%) Kibana
10 17 (0.71%) SCOM
11 14 (0.59%) Nagios
12 13 (0.54%) OpenAM
13 12 (0.50%) Rsyslog
13 12 (0.50%) SCCM
14 11 (0.46%) logstash
15 10 (0.42%) Ambari
16 9 (0.38%) OpenIDM
17 8 (0.34%) Graphite
17 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
17 8 (0.34%) Rancher
Vendors
1 253 (10.60%) Oracle
2 234 (9.80%) Cloudera
3 132 (5.53%) Tableau
4 125 (5.24%) Microsoft
5 111 (4.65%) Hortonworks
6 90 (3.77%) Splunk
7 77 (3.23%) SAP
8 74 (3.10%) Teradata
9 68 (2.85%) Informatica
10 65 (2.72%) Google
11 56 (2.35%) Red Hat
12 55 (2.30%) IBM
13 46 (1.93%) MapR
14 45 (1.89%) VMware
15 43 (1.80%) Talend
16 27 (1.13%) Ab Initio
17 23 (0.96%) TIBCO
18 21 (0.88%) Adobe
18 21 (0.88%) Nuix
19 18 (0.75%) Vertica
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Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
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London
TEKsystems
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Sussex
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £285 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
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City, London
LA International
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London
Quant Capital
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Difrent
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
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City, London
TEKsystems
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
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London
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Berkshire
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London
Careerwise UK Limited
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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