Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 463 418 509
Rank change year-on-year -45 +91 +245
Contract jobs citing BigQuery 382 101 342
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.18% 1.49% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 73 256
10th Percentile £419 £338 £413
25th Percentile £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.48% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £713 £600 £663
90th Percentile £750 £638 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £448 £485
% change year-on-year +31.28% -7.73% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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 17,500 6,761 19,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.60% 22.96% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,170 4,655 13,229
10th Percentile £350 £313 £322
25th Percentile £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 117 253
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.63 £11.45
25th Percentile £20.48 £17.47 £16.67
Median hourly rate £32.00 £23.43 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year +36.58% -21.80% +8.95%
75th Percentile £53.56 £41.50 £49.13
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.40 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.87 £22.12 £30.00
% change year-on-year +30.49% -26.27% +22.45%

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 28 September 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 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for BigQuery in the UK

BigQuery
Top 14 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 28 September 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 -42 317 £580 +17.70% 66
London -28 259 £585 +8.84% 40
Work from Home -160 127 £650 +8.33% 11
UK excluding London -136 43 £588 +31.28% 24
North of England -77 14 £650 +36.84% 5
South East - 9 £638 - 1
North West -43 8 £625 +28.21% 5
East of England -43 7 £525 - 4
Yorkshire -42 6 £800 +77.78%
West Midlands -58 5 £650 +103.13% 3
Midlands -83 5 £650 +103.13% 4
Wales - 5 £475 - 1
South West -46 3 £450 +2.27% 8
Scotland - 1 £650 -

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 350 (91.62%) GCP
2 259 (67.80%) Google
3 217 (56.81%) Python
4 211 (55.24%) SQL
5 147 (38.48%) Java
6 132 (34.55%) Data Warehouse
7 131 (34.29%) Analytics
8 128 (33.51%) DevOps
9 123 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
10 116 (30.37%) AWS
10 116 (30.37%) Big Data
11 112 (29.32%) Social Skills
11 112 (29.32%) Kubernetes
11 112 (29.32%) Business Intelligence
12 96 (25.13%) ETL
13 92 (24.08%) Apache Spark
14 91 (23.82%) Data Engineering
15 87 (22.77%) Scala
16 86 (22.51%) Analytical Skills
17 84 (21.99%) Data Pipeline
18 76 (19.90%) Terraform
19 69 (18.06%) Kafka
20 68 (17.80%) NoSQL
20 68 (17.80%) Artificial Intelligence
21 67 (17.54%) Data Modelling
22 66 (17.28%) Visualisation
23 65 (17.02%) Finance
24 63 (16.49%) Amazon Redshift
25 60 (15.71%) Apache Airflow
26 57 (14.92%) Data Science

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 92 (24.08%) Apache Spark
2 60 (15.71%) Apache Airflow
3 42 (10.99%) Apache
4 10 (2.62%) nginx
5 8 (2.09%) Luigi
6 7 (1.83%) Confluence
7 6 (1.57%) Apache Pulsar
8 5 (1.31%) Apache Pig
8 5 (1.31%) Mule
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.52%) CMS
11 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 350 (91.62%) GCP
2 116 (30.37%) AWS
3 50 (13.09%) Azure
4 37 (9.69%) Google Compute Engine
5 35 (9.16%) Snowflake
6 29 (7.59%) Google Data Studio
7 27 (7.07%) PaaS
8 26 (6.81%) IaaS
9 25 (6.54%) Power Platform
10 24 (6.28%) Amazon S3
10 24 (6.28%) dbt
11 23 (6.02%) Amazon EMR
11 23 (6.02%) Cloud Functions
12 22 (5.76%) Serverless
13 20 (5.24%) Google Analytics
13 20 (5.24%) Google App Engine
14 17 (4.45%) GitHub
15 14 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (3.40%) Dialogflow
17 11 (2.88%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.05%) HTTP
2 3 (0.79%) Firewall
3 2 (0.52%) LAN
3 2 (0.52%) Multicast
3 2 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.26%) DKIM
4 1 (0.26%) DMARC
4 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (34.55%) Data Warehouse
2 116 (30.37%) Big Data
3 68 (17.80%) NoSQL
4 63 (16.49%) Amazon Redshift
5 57 (14.92%) Looker
6 54 (14.14%) Tableau
7 49 (12.83%) Hadoop
8 48 (12.57%) Relational Database
9 42 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (9.95%) Cloud Spanner
11 35 (9.16%) Metadata
12 31 (8.12%) Data Lake
13 25 (6.54%) Power BI
14 24 (6.28%) Bigtable
14 24 (6.28%) MySQL
15 21 (5.50%) MongoDB
16 20 (5.24%) HBase
17 19 (4.97%) SQL Server
18 18 (4.71%) Amazon Athena
19 16 (4.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (12.83%) Git (software)
1 49 (12.83%) Jenkins
2 32 (8.38%) JIRA
3 17 (4.45%) Maven
4 15 (3.93%) Gradle
5 11 (2.88%) CircleCI
5 11 (2.88%) GitLab
6 10 (2.62%) gulp
6 10 (2.62%) Travis CI
7 9 (2.36%) ProC
8 8 (2.09%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.57%) Selenium
9 6 (1.57%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.57%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.31%) Moq
10 5 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.05%) Cypress.io
11 4 (1.05%) Mocha
11 4 (1.05%) Sinon.JS
11 4 (1.05%) webpack
General
1 112 (29.32%) Social Skills
2 86 (22.51%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (17.02%) Finance
4 32 (8.38%) Banking
5 12 (3.14%) Games
6 11 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.62%) Legal
7 10 (2.62%) Marketing
7 10 (2.62%) Publishing
7 10 (2.62%) Retail
8 5 (1.31%) Law
8 5 (1.31%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.31%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.79%) Automotive
10 3 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.79%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 116 (30.37%) Data Engineer
2 86 (22.51%) Architect
3 53 (13.87%) Data Architect
4 36 (9.42%) Developer
5 35 (9.16%) Analyst
6 29 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 26 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (5.76%) Data Analyst
8 22 (5.76%) Senior Data Engineer
9 18 (4.71%) Cloud Architect
10 12 (3.14%) Python Engineer
10 12 (3.14%) Senior Architect
11 11 (2.88%) Big Data Architect
11 11 (2.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
12 10 (2.62%) Scala Engineer
12 10 (2.62%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 9 (2.36%) Migration Engineer
14 8 (2.09%) Python Developer
14 8 (2.09%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (18.06%) Kafka
2 39 (10.21%) Node.js
3 26 (6.81%) Spring
4 22 (5.76%) RESTful
5 15 (3.93%) Apache Beam
5 15 (3.93%) React
6 14 (3.66%) CSS
6 14 (3.66%) PySpark
6 14 (3.66%) Web Services
7 13 (3.40%) Spring Boot
8 12 (3.14%) HTML
9 11 (2.88%) Django
9 11 (2.88%) Spark Streaming
10 10 (2.62%) Flask
10 10 (2.62%) XML
11 9 (2.36%) .NET
12 8 (2.09%) JSON
13 7 (1.83%) Pandas
14 6 (1.57%) .NET Core
14 6 (1.57%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.19%) iPad
2 15 (3.93%) Data Structures
2 15 (3.93%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (2.88%) Cloud Native
4 10 (2.62%) Hedge funds
4 10 (2.62%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.09%) Market Risk
6 6 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.05%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (1.05%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.05%) User Experience
9 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.79%) Social Media
10 2 (0.52%) Clustering
10 2 (0.52%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.26%) Equities
11 1 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.88%) Linux
2 10 (2.62%) Unix
3 2 (0.52%) Android
3 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (34.29%) Analytics
2 128 (33.51%) DevOps
3 123 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (29.32%) Business Intelligence
5 96 (25.13%) ETL
6 91 (23.82%) Data Engineering
7 84 (21.99%) Data Pipeline
8 68 (17.80%) Artificial Intelligence
9 67 (17.54%) Data Modelling
10 66 (17.28%) Visualisation
11 57 (14.92%) Data Science
12 55 (14.40%) Data Architecture
13 49 (12.83%) Data Visualisation
14 46 (12.04%) Migration
15 40 (10.47%) Microservices
16 39 (10.21%) Scrum
17 38 (9.95%) Data Management
18 34 (8.90%) Open Source
19 31 (8.12%) Machine Learning
19 31 (8.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 217 (56.81%) Python
2 211 (55.24%) SQL
3 147 (38.48%) Java
4 87 (22.77%) Scala
5 21 (5.50%) Go
6 20 (5.24%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.93%) R
8 12 (3.14%) C#
8 12 (3.14%) C++
9 11 (2.88%) Groovy
10 9 (2.36%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.09%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.57%) Ruby
13 5 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.31%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.31%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.05%) XPath
15 3 (0.79%) PHP
15 3 (0.79%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.52%) LookML
Qualifications
1 23 (6.02%) Degree
2 9 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.26%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.69%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.66%) QA
3 11 (2.88%) GDPR
4 3 (0.79%) SLA
5 2 (0.52%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (14.14%) Docker
2 10 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.57%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 112 (29.32%) Kubernetes
2 76 (19.90%) Terraform
3 35 (9.16%) Ansible
4 17 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.88%) Argo
6 10 (2.62%) Istio
7 7 (1.83%) Puppet
8 6 (1.57%) Oozie
9 4 (1.05%) Consul
10 3 (0.79%) Grafana
10 3 (0.79%) Kibana
11 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.26%) Control-M
12 1 (0.26%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 259 (67.80%) Google
2 41 (10.73%) Oracle
3 16 (4.19%) Databricks
3 16 (4.19%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.93%) Teradata
5 10 (2.62%) Cloudera
5 10 (2.62%) Splunk
6 9 (2.36%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.83%) Ab Initio
7 7 (1.83%) Vertica
8 5 (1.31%) SAP
9 3 (0.79%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.79%) Informatica
9 3 (0.79%) Netezza
9 3 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.79%) Trillium
10 2 (0.52%) Adobe
10 2 (0.52%) Progress
10 2 (0.52%) Sybase
10 2 (0.52%) Talend