Period
to 22 June 2021

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 22 June 2021 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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 408 451 618
Rank change year-on-year +43 +167 +142
Contract jobs citing BigQuery 317 151 247
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.42% 1.65% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 103 169
10th Percentile £419 £401 £392
25th Percentile £475 £440 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.33%
75th Percentile £700 £625 £625
90th Percentile £743 £688 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £495
% change year-on-year +29.41% -14.14% +22.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 13,105 9,126 20,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 21.60% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,930 6,337 14,121
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £403 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 128 224
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.63 £12.77
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.25 £17.44
Median hourly rate £26.73 £24.71 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.17% -17.63% -
75th Percentile £44.06 £46.00 £49.35
90th Percentile £61.68 £61.08 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.64 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% -17.67% +13.42%

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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for BigQuery in the UK

BigQuery
Top 13 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 22 June 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
England +30 254 £600 +14.29% 69
London +18 209 £600 +9.09% 48
Work from Home -166 114 £650 +8.33% 17
UK excluding London -3 42 £550 +29.41% 25
North of England +23 16 £638 +10.87% 5
North West +8 9 £619 +7.61% 3
East of England -5 8 £525 +28.05% 2
Yorkshire +16 7 £640 +50.59% 2
Wales - 7 £500 -
South East -2 6 £650 +85.71% 4
South West +18 4 £450 -21.74% 6
West Midlands -19 2 £650 +57.58% 3
Midlands -22 2 £650 +46.48% 4

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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.

1 305 (96.21%) GCP
2 230 (72.56%) Google
3 180 (56.78%) SQL
4 179 (56.47%) Python
5 132 (41.64%) Java
6 110 (34.70%) DevOps
7 103 (32.49%) Data Warehouse
8 101 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (30.60%) AWS
10 92 (29.02%) Kubernetes
11 85 (26.81%) Analytics
12 82 (25.87%) Big Data
13 80 (25.24%) Social Skills
13 80 (25.24%) Data Pipeline
14 75 (23.66%) ETL
15 72 (22.71%) Business Intelligence
16 70 (22.08%) Terraform
17 69 (21.77%) Git (software)
18 67 (21.14%) Scala
18 67 (21.14%) Apache Spark
19 59 (18.61%) Jenkins
20 54 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (16.09%) Ansible
21 51 (16.09%) Finance
22 49 (15.46%) Data Engineering
23 48 (15.14%) Azure
24 47 (14.83%) Apache Airflow
25 45 (14.20%) Microservices
26 44 (13.88%) Apache
27 43 (13.56%) Data Modelling

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 67 (21.14%) Apache Spark
2 47 (14.83%) Apache Airflow
3 44 (13.88%) Apache
4 21 (6.62%) nginx
5 12 (3.79%) Confluence
6 6 (1.89%) Apache Pulsar
6 6 (1.89%) Luigi
7 5 (1.58%) Mule
7 5 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.95%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
Applications
1 16 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 305 (96.21%) GCP
2 97 (30.60%) AWS
3 48 (15.14%) Azure
4 34 (10.73%) Google Compute Engine
5 32 (10.09%) dbt
6 22 (6.94%) Cloud Functions
7 21 (6.62%) Google Analytics
7 21 (6.62%) Google Data Studio
7 21 (6.62%) npm
7 21 (6.62%) PaaS
8 20 (6.31%) IaaS
8 20 (6.31%) Snowflake
9 19 (5.99%) Amazon S3
10 18 (5.68%) Power Platform
11 17 (5.36%) Serverless
12 16 (5.05%) GitHub
13 14 (4.42%) Google App Engine
14 13 (4.10%) Amazon EMR
15 10 (3.15%) Dialogflow
16 9 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.63%) Firewall
2 1 (0.32%) DNS
2 1 (0.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (32.49%) Data Warehouse
2 82 (25.87%) Big Data
3 43 (13.56%) Looker
4 41 (12.93%) Amazon Redshift
4 41 (12.93%) NoSQL
5 40 (12.62%) Hadoop
6 39 (12.30%) Tableau
7 34 (10.73%) Cloud Spanner
8 33 (10.41%) Bigtable
9 32 (10.09%) Relational Database
10 25 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (6.62%) MongoDB
12 18 (5.68%) Amazon Athena
12 18 (5.68%) Data Lake
12 18 (5.68%) MySQL
12 18 (5.68%) Power BI
13 14 (4.42%) HBase
14 13 (4.10%) Apache Hive
14 13 (4.10%) Data Mart
15 11 (3.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 69 (21.77%) Git (software)
2 59 (18.61%) Jenkins
3 40 (12.62%) Maven
4 38 (11.99%) JIRA
5 22 (6.94%) CircleCI
5 22 (6.94%) Gradle
6 21 (6.62%) gulp
6 21 (6.62%) Travis CI
7 13 (4.10%) ProC
8 9 (2.84%) GitLab
9 5 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.58%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.26%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.26%) Terragrunt
11 3 (0.95%) JUnit
11 3 (0.95%) MLflow
12 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.63%) Spinnaker
13 1 (0.32%) Robot Framework
General
1 80 (25.24%) Social Skills
2 54 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (16.09%) Finance
4 35 (11.04%) Banking
5 15 (4.73%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.84%) Marketing
6 9 (2.84%) Retail
7 6 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.58%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.26%) German Language
9 4 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.95%) Legal
11 2 (0.63%) Games
11 2 (0.63%) Publishing
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Electronics
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 96 (30.28%) Data Engineer
2 56 (17.67%) Architect
3 38 (11.99%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (10.73%) Analyst
5 32 (10.09%) Data Architect
6 31 (9.78%) Cloud Engineer
7 21 (6.62%) Developer
8 17 (5.36%) Cloud Architect
9 15 (4.73%) Python Engineer
9 15 (4.73%) Senior Data Engineer
10 14 (4.42%) Consultant
11 13 (4.10%) Data Analyst
12 11 (3.47%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 8 (2.52%) Data Modeller
13 8 (2.52%) Migration Engineer
13 8 (2.52%) Senior Cloud Engineer
14 7 (2.21%) Big Data Architect
15 6 (1.89%) AWS DevOps
15 6 (1.89%) AWS Engineer
15 6 (1.89%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.30%) Node.js
2 36 (11.36%) Kafka
3 35 (11.04%) RESTful
4 21 (6.62%) Web Services
5 19 (5.99%) Apache Beam
5 19 (5.99%) Spring
6 17 (5.36%) PySpark
7 15 (4.73%) JSON
8 13 (4.10%) Spring Boot
9 11 (3.47%) Django
9 11 (3.47%) Spark Streaming
10 10 (3.15%) Apache NiFi
10 10 (3.15%) TensorFlow
11 9 (2.84%) React
11 9 (2.84%) REST
12 8 (2.52%) CSS
12 8 (2.52%) HTML
13 7 (2.21%) Pandas
14 6 (1.89%) Laravel
14 6 (1.89%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.52%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.21%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.21%) iPad
5 5 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.58%) User Experience
6 4 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.26%) LIMS
6 4 (1.26%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.26%) Taxonomies
7 3 (0.95%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.63%) FMCG
9 1 (0.32%) Blog
9 1 (0.32%) Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) Equities
9 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.52%) Linux
2 7 (2.21%) Unix
3 2 (0.63%) Windows
4 1 (0.32%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (34.70%) DevOps
2 101 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (26.81%) Analytics
4 80 (25.24%) Data Pipeline
5 75 (23.66%) ETL
6 72 (22.71%) Business Intelligence
7 49 (15.46%) Data Engineering
8 45 (14.20%) Microservices
9 43 (13.56%) Data Modelling
10 41 (12.93%) Artificial Intelligence
11 40 (12.62%) TDD
12 38 (11.99%) Migration
13 37 (11.67%) Open Source
13 37 (11.67%) Scrum
14 35 (11.04%) Data Science
15 33 (10.41%) Visualisation
16 29 (9.15%) Data Architecture
17 28 (8.83%) Decision-Making
18 26 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (8.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 180 (56.78%) SQL
2 179 (56.47%) Python
3 132 (41.64%) Java
4 67 (21.14%) Scala
5 21 (6.62%) Groovy
6 15 (4.73%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.42%) Go
8 9 (2.84%) R
9 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.58%) C++
10 5 (1.58%) PHP
10 5 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.26%) AspectJ
11 4 (1.26%) C#
11 4 (1.26%) Kotlin
12 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.95%) Ruby
12 3 (0.95%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.32%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (6.62%) Degree
2 5 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.63%) ISEB
3 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.32%) CISM
4 1 (0.32%) CISSP
4 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.32%) GIAC
4 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.32%) PhD
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.26%) QA
2 18 (5.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.95%) GDPR
3 3 (0.95%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) FATCA
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (12.62%) Docker
2 23 (7.26%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.89%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.95%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 92 (29.02%) Kubernetes
2 70 (22.08%) Terraform
3 51 (16.09%) Ansible
4 28 (8.83%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (7.26%) Argo
6 14 (4.42%) Istio
7 7 (2.21%) Puppet
8 6 (1.89%) Oozie
9 5 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.95%) Grafana
10 3 (0.95%) Kibana
11 1 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.32%) Rancher
Vendors
1 230 (72.56%) Google
2 31 (9.78%) Oracle
3 18 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.73%) Databricks
5 10 (3.15%) Teradata
6 6 (1.89%) Cloudera
7 5 (1.58%) SAP
8 4 (1.26%) Confluent
9 3 (0.95%) Facebook
10 2 (0.63%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.63%) Netezza
10 2 (0.63%) Progress
10 2 (0.63%) Splunk
10 2 (0.63%) Sybase
11 1 (0.32%) Informatica
11 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.32%) Talend
11 1 (0.32%) Zoho