The table below looks at the statistics for the Big Data Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data Architect
Rank 572 564 532
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 27 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.013% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 4
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£550 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £523
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £660 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Big Data Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Big Data Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Big Data Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Big Data Architect within the UK.

Big Data Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Big Data Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 23 £550 -4.34% 13
London +10 13 £538 -6.52% 11
South East - 7 £600 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £575 -
City of London +17 3 £503 -14.46% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Peterborough - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Westminster - - - -
East of England - - - -

Big Data Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Big Data Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Big Data Architect in their job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Big Data
2 54 (96.43%) Hadoop
3 32 (57.14%) Apache Hive
4 29 (51.79%) MapReduce
5 25 (44.64%) NoSQL
6 23 (41.07%) Apache Pig
7 22 (39.29%) Java
8 16 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (26.79%) Analytics
10 14 (25.00%) MongoDB
10 14 (25.00%) Apache Flume
10 14 (25.00%) SQL
11 13 (23.21%) HBase
11 13 (23.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (23.21%) Mahout
11 13 (23.21%) Oozie
12 11 (19.64%) C++
12 11 (19.64%) Linux
13 10 (17.86%) Banking
13 10 (17.86%) Apache Spark
13 10 (17.86%) Sqoop
14 8 (14.29%) MapR
14 8 (14.29%) HDFS
14 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (14.29%) Oracle
14 8 (14.29%) Scala
15 7 (12.50%) Hortonworks
15 7 (12.50%) SQL Server

Big Data Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Big Data Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Big Data Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (41.07%) Apache Pig
2 10 (17.86%) Apache Spark
3 5 (8.93%) Node.js
3 5 (8.93%) Apache
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.79%) SAS
5 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) LAN
1 3 (5.36%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (100.00%) Big Data
2 54 (96.43%) Hadoop
3 32 (57.14%) Apache Hive
4 25 (44.64%) NoSQL
5 16 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 13 (23.21%) HBase
7 13 (23.21%) Mahout
8 10 (17.86%) Sqoop
9 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.71%) DB2
11 6 (10.71%) HCatalog
12 5 (8.93%) MarkLogic
12 5 (8.93%) Couchbase
13 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 3 (5.36%) Impala
14 3 (5.36%) Riak
14 3 (5.36%) Oracle Exadata
15 2 (3.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Selenium
1 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
1 3 (5.36%) LoadUI
General
1 10 (17.86%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 6 (10.71%) HTML
3 5 (8.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (8.93%) Backbone.js
3 5 (8.93%) Ember.js
3 5 (8.93%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.93%) CSS
3 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.36%) SOAP
4 3 (5.36%) Web Services
5 2 (3.57%) Java EE
6 1 (1.79%) RESTful
6 1 (1.79%) NumPy
6 1 (1.79%) Matplotlib
6 1 (1.79%) XML
6 1 (1.79%) XSLT
6 1 (1.79%) Lucene
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Avro
6 1 (1.79%) ZeroMQ
6 1 (1.79%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Visualisation
1 6 (10.71%) Open Source
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.36%) Equities
4 2 (3.57%) FMCG
5 1 (1.79%) DTV
5 1 (1.79%) Informatics
5 1 (1.79%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.79%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.79%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) MapReduce
2 15 (26.79%) Analytics
3 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.50%) OO
5 6 (10.71%) Data Architecture
6 5 (8.93%) BDD
6 5 (8.93%) Web Development
6 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.93%) SOA
6 5 (8.93%) ETL
6 5 (8.93%) TDD
6 5 (8.93%) Scrum
6 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.14%) Information Management
7 4 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.57%) Coaching
9 2 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) Java
2 14 (25.00%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) C++
4 8 (14.29%) Scala
5 7 (12.50%) Python
6 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.93%) C#
7 5 (8.93%) PHP
7 5 (8.93%) R
8 2 (3.57%) Ruby
9 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.79%) C
9 1 (1.79%) Perl
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Apache Flume
2 13 (23.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 8 (14.29%) HDFS
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) Oozie
2 7 (12.50%) Ambari
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle
1 8 (14.29%) MapR
2 7 (12.50%) Hortonworks
2 7 (12.50%) Teradata
3 6 (10.71%) Twitter
4 5 (8.93%) Cloudera
4 5 (8.93%) Sybase
5 4 (7.14%) SAP
5 4 (7.14%) Netezza
6 3 (5.36%) Cisco
7 2 (3.57%) Intel
7 2 (3.57%) Datameer
7 2 (3.57%) Vertica
7 2 (3.57%) Splunk
8 1 (1.79%) Platfora
8 1 (1.79%) Hadapt
8 1 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.79%) Greenplum
8 1 (1.79%) IBM
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