Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BigQuery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BigQuery over the 6 months to 23 January 2022 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.

Google BigQuery
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 508 390 518
Rank change year-on-year -118 +128 +205
Contract jobs citing BigQuery 352 222 246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.92% 2.45% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 149 182
10th Percentile £420 £350 £405
25th Percentile £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £533
Median % change year-on-year - +7.98% +6.50%
75th Percentile £713 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £700 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +28.13% -11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
10th Percentile £25.31 - -
25th Percentile £27.03 £43.10 -
Median hourly rate £32.50 £44.15 -
Median % change year-on-year -26.39% - -
75th Percentile £34.69 £45.20 -
90th Percentile £46.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

BigQuery is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 18,323 9,071 15,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.26% 21.82% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,047 6,239 10,585
10th Percentile £363 £313 £315
25th Percentile £435 £390 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 179 212
10th Percentile £17.15 £13.92 £12.53
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.56 £17.62
Median hourly rate £43.95 £26.96 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +63.02% +3.69% -2.44%
75th Percentile £62.15 £49.38 £42.63
90th Percentile £73.00 £62.01 £54.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.92 £23.50 £22.55
% change year-on-year +82.63% +4.24% -13.29%

BigQuery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BigQuery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BigQuery in the UK

BigQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BigQuery.

Daily rate trend for BigQuery in the UK

BigQuery
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BigQuery over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for BigQuery in the UK

BigQuery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BigQuery.

Hourly rate trend for BigQuery in the UK

BigQuery
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BigQuery over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for BigQuery in the UK

BigQuery
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BigQuery within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -79 278 £575 +15.00% 68
London -117 196 £575 +9.52% 42
Work from Home -145 117 £675 +8.00% 6
UK excluding London -92 51 £513 +28.13% 33
South East -43 19 £540 +146.86% 1
North of England -53 13 £525 +30.92% 7
Midlands -59 9 £419 +30.86% 5
North West -51 8 £520 +30.00% 3
West Midlands -53 7 £381 +2.35% 5
East of England -44 6 £500 - 9
Yorkshire -38 5 £525 +19.86% 4
Wales -26 2 - - 1
East Midlands -39 1 £530 +72.36%
Scotland - 1 £900 - 8
South West - 1 £433 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing BigQuery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for BigQuery.

1 324 (92.05%) GCP
2 219 (62.22%) Google
3 202 (57.39%) SQL
4 201 (57.10%) Python
5 148 (42.05%) Analytics
6 108 (30.68%) Java
7 105 (29.83%) AWS
8 102 (28.98%) DevOps
9 96 (27.27%) Kubernetes
10 95 (26.99%) Terraform
11 94 (26.70%) Data Engineering
12 93 (26.42%) Big Data
13 87 (24.72%) CI/CD
14 84 (23.86%) Social Skills
15 80 (22.73%) Kafka
16 79 (22.44%) Data Warehouse
17 77 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
18 75 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
19 74 (21.02%) Visualisation
19 74 (21.02%) Data Pipeline
20 70 (19.89%) Data Modelling
21 69 (19.60%) Apache Spark
22 68 (19.32%) ETL
22 68 (19.32%) Finance
23 64 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
24 61 (17.33%) Data Visualisation
25 60 (17.05%) Amazon Redshift
26 56 (15.91%) Apache Airflow
27 54 (15.34%) Tableau
28 53 (15.06%) Azure

BigQuery
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 69 (19.60%) Apache Spark
2 56 (15.91%) Apache Airflow
3 40 (11.36%) Apache
4 14 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.41%) Apache Pulsar
6 8 (2.27%) Confluence
7 5 (1.42%) CMS
8 4 (1.14%) Luigi
9 3 (0.85%) Drupal
9 3 (0.85%) WordPress
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.57%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 324 (92.05%) GCP
2 105 (29.83%) AWS
3 53 (15.06%) Azure
4 44 (12.50%) Google Data Studio
4 44 (12.50%) Snowflake
5 41 (11.65%) dbt
6 40 (11.36%) GitHub
7 38 (10.80%) Google Analytics
8 30 (8.52%) Cloud Functions
8 30 (8.52%) Power Platform
9 20 (5.68%) Amazon S3
10 18 (5.11%) Serverless
11 17 (4.83%) Google Compute Engine
12 13 (3.69%) IaaS
12 13 (3.69%) PaaS
13 11 (3.13%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (3.13%) Google App Engine
14 10 (2.84%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (2.56%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.14%) Firewall
1 4 (1.14%) HTTP
2 3 (0.85%) MQTT
3 2 (0.57%) 4G
3 2 (0.57%) Internet
3 2 (0.57%) LAN
3 2 (0.57%) Multicast
3 2 (0.57%) Network Security
3 2 (0.57%) WAN
4 1 (0.28%) 5G
4 1 (0.28%) DNS
4 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (26.42%) Big Data
2 79 (22.44%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (17.05%) Amazon Redshift
4 54 (15.34%) Tableau
5 50 (14.20%) Hadoop
6 42 (11.93%) Looker
7 40 (11.36%) NoSQL
8 33 (9.38%) Cloud Spanner
9 30 (8.52%) Power BI
10 28 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (6.82%) HBase
12 23 (6.53%) MongoDB
13 22 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (6.25%) Data Lake
14 21 (5.97%) Relational Database
14 21 (5.97%) SQL Server
15 19 (5.40%) Bigtable
16 17 (4.83%) Apache Hive
16 17 (4.83%) MySQL
16 17 (4.83%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 35 (9.94%) JIRA
2 33 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 26 (7.39%) GitLab
5 13 (3.69%) SonarQube
6 9 (2.56%) Maven
7 8 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.27%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.27%) JUnit
8 7 (1.99%) Mocha
8 7 (1.99%) Sinon.JS
9 6 (1.70%) Subversion
10 5 (1.42%) Moq
10 5 (1.42%) ProC
10 5 (1.42%) Selenium
10 5 (1.42%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.85%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.57%) MLflow
12 2 (0.57%) Rational Robot
12 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 84 (23.86%) Social Skills
2 68 (19.32%) Finance
3 64 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (8.81%) Marketing
5 28 (7.95%) Presentation Skills
6 24 (6.82%) Telecoms
7 23 (6.53%) Banking
8 17 (4.83%) Influencing Skills
9 14 (3.98%) Retail
10 13 (3.69%) Legal
11 11 (3.13%) Financial Institution
12 10 (2.84%) Billing
12 10 (2.84%) Games
12 10 (2.84%) Publishing
13 8 (2.27%) Public Sector
14 6 (1.70%) Manufacturing
14 6 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (1.42%) Electronics
15 5 (1.42%) Investment Banking
15 5 (1.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (32.95%) Data Engineer
2 81 (23.01%) Architect
3 62 (17.61%) Analyst
4 47 (13.35%) Data Architect
5 33 (9.38%) Developer
6 25 (7.10%) Data Analyst
7 20 (5.68%) Cloud Engineer
7 20 (5.68%) Digital Analyst
8 18 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (4.26%) Senior Data Engineer
10 14 (3.98%) Product Analyst
11 11 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Architect
12 10 (2.84%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (2.84%) Node.js Developer
12 10 (2.84%) Senior Architect
13 9 (2.56%) Python Engineer
13 9 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
14 8 (2.27%) Performance Analyst
14 8 (2.27%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (22.73%) Kafka
2 26 (7.39%) Apache Beam
3 23 (6.53%) Node.js
4 16 (4.55%) XML
5 12 (3.41%) Spring
6 11 (3.13%) HTML
7 9 (2.56%) Spring Integration
7 9 (2.56%) XSLT
8 8 (2.27%) REST
8 8 (2.27%) Spark Streaming
9 7 (1.99%) Chai
9 7 (1.99%) React
10 6 (1.70%) .NET
10 6 (1.70%) CSS
10 6 (1.70%) Django
10 6 (1.70%) Flask
10 6 (1.70%) Spring Batch
10 6 (1.70%) Spring MVC
11 5 (1.42%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.97%) Cloud Native
2 20 (5.68%) Data Structures
3 17 (4.83%) iPad
4 12 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.13%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.99%) Market Risk
7 6 (1.70%) Blog
8 5 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.14%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.57%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.57%) Online Gambling
11 2 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.53%) Linux
2 15 (4.26%) Unix
3 3 (0.85%) VMS
4 2 (0.57%) Android
4 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (42.05%) Analytics
2 102 (28.98%) DevOps
3 94 (26.70%) Data Engineering
4 87 (24.72%) CI/CD
5 77 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
7 74 (21.02%) Data Pipeline
7 74 (21.02%) Visualisation
8 70 (19.89%) Data Modelling
9 68 (19.32%) ETL
10 61 (17.33%) Data Visualisation
11 46 (13.07%) Migration
12 45 (12.78%) Data Science
13 38 (10.80%) Data Governance
14 35 (9.94%) Artificial Intelligence
15 33 (9.38%) E-Commerce
15 33 (9.38%) Machine Learning
15 33 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (8.81%) Data Architecture
17 29 (8.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 202 (57.39%) SQL
2 201 (57.10%) Python
3 108 (30.68%) Java
4 42 (11.93%) Scala
5 32 (9.09%) R
6 24 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.40%) Go
8 15 (4.26%) Bash
9 10 (2.84%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.56%) C#
11 7 (1.99%) C++
11 7 (1.99%) XPath
12 6 (1.70%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.42%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.85%) PHP
14 3 (0.85%) Ruby
15 2 (0.57%) Delphi
15 2 (0.57%) VBA
16 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (2.56%) Degree
2 6 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (1.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.28%) ISEB
5 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.28%) PhD
5 1 (0.28%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 18 (5.11%) QA
3 14 (3.98%) GDPR
4 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 48 (13.64%) Docker
2 4 (1.14%) HDFS
3 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 96 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 95 (26.99%) Terraform
3 8 (2.27%) Ansible
4 7 (1.99%) Argo
5 6 (1.70%) Grafana
5 6 (1.70%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.85%) Oozie
6 3 (0.85%) Puppet
7 2 (0.57%) Kubeflow
7 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.28%) Consul
8 1 (0.28%) Control-M
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.28%) Istio
Vendors
1 219 (62.22%) Google
2 21 (5.97%) Teradata
3 19 (5.40%) Oracle
4 15 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.13%) Adobe
6 10 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.84%) Talend
7 9 (2.56%) Splunk
8 8 (2.27%) AppDynamics
8 8 (2.27%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.99%) Vertica
10 6 (1.70%) Databricks
10 6 (1.70%) IBM
11 5 (1.42%) Ab Initio
11 5 (1.42%) SAP
12 3 (0.85%) DeepCrawl
12 3 (0.85%) Ensighten
12 3 (0.85%) Hortonworks
12 3 (0.85%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.85%) Trillium