Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 669 760
Rank change year-on-year +207 +91 +68
Contract jobs citing BigQuery 218 211 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% 0.98% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 137 81
Median daily rate £525 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +12.82% +16.42%
10th Percentile £385 £358 £303
90th Percentile £680 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £370
% change year-on-year -7.89% +28.38% -26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 12,666 21,596 22,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.28% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,292 14,842 15,686
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £321 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.66% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 255 249
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.76 £14.00 £14.54
90th Percentile £54.13 £57.50 £53.10
Median hourly rate £25.55 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.01% -6.67% +48.84%

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 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BigQuery in the UK

BigQuery
Top 16 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 7 April 2020. 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 +195 214 £525 -3.23% 22
London +101 155 £525 -4.55% 13
UK excluding London +176 61 £438 -7.89% 9
East of England - 24 £438 - 4
North of England +84 14 £575 +15.00% 2
South East +112 10 £350 -26.32% 2
Midlands +75 7 £413 -31.25% 1
West Midlands +68 6 £395 -34.13%
South West +42 6 £525 +10.53%
Yorkshire +52 5 £450 -10.00% 1
North West - 5 £575 - 1
North East - 4 £663 -
Work from Home - 2 £360 - 1
Scotland +33 1 £475 -
East Midlands - 1 £600 - 1
Wales - 1 £675 -

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 183 (83.94%) GCP
2 138 (63.30%) Google
3 98 (44.95%) SQL
4 91 (41.74%) Python
5 65 (29.82%) AWS
6 56 (25.69%) Analytics
7 51 (23.39%) Kubernetes
8 49 (22.48%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (21.10%) Big Data
10 45 (20.64%) Terraform
11 44 (20.18%) Azure
11 44 (20.18%) ETL
11 44 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (19.27%) Apache
12 42 (19.27%) Hadoop
13 39 (17.89%) DevOps
14 37 (16.97%) Java
15 36 (16.51%) Data Science
16 33 (15.14%) Apache Spark
17 32 (14.68%) Docker
18 31 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
19 30 (13.76%) PostgreSQL
19 30 (13.76%) Bigtable
20 29 (13.30%) Data Modelling
20 29 (13.30%) SQL Server
21 28 (12.84%) Finance
21 28 (12.84%) Telecoms
21 28 (12.84%) NoSQL
22 27 (12.39%) Amazon Redshift
22 27 (12.39%) Apache Airflow

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 42 (19.27%) Apache
2 33 (15.14%) Apache Spark
3 27 (12.39%) Apache Airflow
4 19 (8.72%) nginx
5 14 (6.42%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (5.50%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.29%) CMS
7 5 (2.29%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) Luigi
8 1 (0.46%) SAS
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 183 (83.94%) GCP
2 65 (29.82%) AWS
3 44 (20.18%) Azure
4 15 (6.88%) Google Analytics
5 13 (5.96%) Power Platform
6 11 (5.05%) Amazon S3
7 9 (4.13%) Stackdriver
8 7 (3.21%) IaaS
8 7 (3.21%) Serverless
9 6 (2.75%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (2.75%) Loggly
10 5 (2.29%) Amazon Glacier
10 5 (2.29%) Amazon SageMaker
10 5 (2.29%) Firebase
10 5 (2.29%) GitHub
10 5 (2.29%) Google App Maker
11 4 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.21%) Broadband
2 4 (1.83%) HTTP
3 3 (1.38%) DNS
3 3 (1.38%) VPN
4 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.48%) Data Warehouse
2 46 (21.10%) Big Data
3 42 (19.27%) Hadoop
4 30 (13.76%) Bigtable
4 30 (13.76%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (13.30%) SQL Server
6 28 (12.84%) NoSQL
7 27 (12.39%) Amazon Redshift
8 24 (11.01%) Data Lake
8 24 (11.01%) MySQL
9 20 (9.17%) Relational Database
10 13 (5.96%) Power BI
11 12 (5.50%) Cloud Spanner
11 12 (5.50%) MongoDB
11 12 (5.50%) Snowflake Schema
12 11 (5.05%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (4.59%) SAP HANA
13 10 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (4.13%) Flink
15 8 (3.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (5.05%) Git (software)
1 11 (5.05%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.59%) Selenium
3 9 (4.13%) JIRA
4 6 (2.75%) ER Studio
4 6 (2.75%) ERwin
4 6 (2.75%) Mocha
4 6 (2.75%) Travis CI
4 6 (2.75%) Vagrant
4 6 (2.75%) webpack
5 4 (1.83%) GitLab
5 4 (1.83%) GoCD
6 3 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.92%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.46%) Maven
8 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (12.84%) Finance
1 28 (12.84%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.80%) Banking
3 13 (5.96%) Marketing
4 12 (5.50%) Retail
5 8 (3.67%) Publishing
6 7 (3.21%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.29%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.92%) Automotive
9 2 (0.92%) Games
9 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (31.65%) Data Engineer
2 54 (24.77%) Developer
3 36 (16.51%) Analyst
4 23 (10.55%) Data Analyst
4 23 (10.55%) Python Engineer
5 21 (9.63%) Architect
6 14 (6.42%) Big Data Engineer
7 13 (5.96%) Data Architect
8 12 (5.50%) Python Developer
9 9 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.13%) Data Scientist
9 9 (4.13%) React Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (3.67%) Consultant
10 8 (3.67%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.75%) Java Developer
11 6 (2.75%) Node.js Developer
11 6 (2.75%) PHP Developer
11 6 (2.75%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (2.75%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.47%) Apache Beam
2 23 (10.55%) TensorFlow
3 21 (9.63%) Kafka
4 17 (7.80%) React
4 17 (7.80%) Web Services
5 16 (7.34%) PySpark
5 16 (7.34%) scikit-learn
6 14 (6.42%) Node.js
7 13 (5.96%) AngularJS
7 13 (5.96%) Laravel
7 13 (5.96%) LEMP Stack
8 12 (5.50%) LAMP
9 11 (5.05%) Spark Streaming
10 10 (4.59%) jQuery
11 8 (3.67%) Natural Language Processing
11 8 (3.67%) RESTful
12 6 (2.75%) Express
12 6 (2.75%) GraphQL
12 6 (2.75%) NumPy
12 6 (2.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.34%) Data Structures
3 14 (6.42%) User Experience
4 12 (5.50%) Mobile App
5 11 (5.05%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.21%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.29%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.29%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.46%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.34%) Linux
2 4 (1.83%) Windows
3 2 (0.92%) Android
3 2 (0.92%) Unix
4 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.69%) Analytics
2 44 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (20.18%) ETL
3 39 (17.89%) DevOps
4 36 (16.51%) Data Science
5 31 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (13.30%) Data Modelling
7 23 (10.55%) Data Engineering
8 22 (10.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (10.09%) Visualisation
9 20 (9.17%) Data Architecture
10 19 (8.72%) Migration
11 18 (8.26%) Data Management
11 18 (8.26%) Microservices
11 18 (8.26%) TDD
12 17 (7.80%) Data Visualisation
12 17 (7.80%) Machine Learning
13 16 (7.34%) Data Analytics
14 15 (6.88%) Scrum
15 14 (6.42%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 98 (44.95%) SQL
2 91 (41.74%) Python
3 37 (16.97%) Java
4 20 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.72%) Scala
6 17 (7.80%) R
7 16 (7.34%) PHP
8 9 (4.13%) Go
9 8 (3.67%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.75%) Google Apps Script
11 5 (2.29%) C++
12 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.83%) Java 8
12 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.38%) ABAP
13 3 (1.38%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.92%) C#
14 2 (0.92%) ES6
15 1 (0.46%) Perl
15 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (3.21%) Degree
2 4 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.83%) CTC Cleared
2 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.38%) Analytics IQ
4 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.96%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.29%) GDPR
3 3 (1.38%) Basel III
3 3 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (14.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.92%) HDFS
3 1 (0.46%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 51 (23.39%) Kubernetes
2 45 (20.64%) Terraform
3 7 (3.21%) Ansible
4 5 (2.29%) Packer
5 4 (1.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.46%) Opsgenie
6 1 (0.46%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 138 (63.30%) Google
2 22 (10.09%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.72%) Tableau
4 14 (6.42%) SAP
5 11 (5.05%) Confluent
6 9 (4.13%) Oracle
7 7 (3.21%) Informatica
8 6 (2.75%) Ab Initio
8 6 (2.75%) New Relic
8 6 (2.75%) Talend
9 3 (1.38%) Databricks
9 3 (1.38%) Facebook
10 2 (0.92%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.92%) Tealium
10 2 (0.92%) Vertica
10 2 (0.92%) Virgin Media
11 1 (0.46%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.46%) MapR
11 1 (0.46%) Spotify
11 1 (0.46%) Yandex