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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data Architect
Rank 598 600 587
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 32 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.031% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 12
Average daily rate
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£550 £700 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £775 £673
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £575 -
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -
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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

Big Data Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 18 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 3 September 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 +3 29 £550 -21.42% 12
London +2 19 £575 -25.80% 6
South East -6 6 £550 -12.00% 1
City of London +16 5 £613 -5.76% 2
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Manchester -19 1 £400 -30.43% 3
North West -30 1 £400 -30.43% 3
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £550 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Big Data Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 50 (100.00%) Big Data
2 42 (84.00%) Hadoop
3 23 (46.00%) Java
3 23 (46.00%) Apache Hive
4 22 (44.00%) NoSQL
5 21 (42.00%) Apache Pig
6 19 (38.00%) HBase
7 18 (36.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (32.00%) SQL
9 15 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (30.00%) MapReduce
10 14 (28.00%) Python
11 13 (26.00%) Analytics
12 12 (24.00%) Finance
12 12 (24.00%) Scala
13 11 (22.00%) Apache Flume
13 11 (22.00%) Apache Spark
14 10 (20.00%) R
14 10 (20.00%) Linux
14 10 (20.00%) ETL
14 10 (20.00%) Oracle
15 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
15 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
16 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (16.00%) Kafka
16 8 (16.00%) Open Source
17 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
17 7 (14.00%) Data Architecture
17 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
17 7 (14.00%) RDBMS

Big Data Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (42.00%) Apache Pig
2 11 (22.00%) Apache Spark
3 6 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (8.00%) SAS
5 2 (4.00%) Apache
6 1 (2.00%) nginx
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (100.00%) Big Data
2 42 (84.00%) Hadoop
3 23 (46.00%) Apache Hive
4 22 (44.00%) NoSQL
5 19 (38.00%) HBase
6 18 (36.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
7 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
8 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
8 7 (14.00%) Sqoop
9 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (12.00%) DB2
9 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (6.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (6.00%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (6.00%) Triplestore
11 3 (6.00%) MySQL
11 3 (6.00%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (6.00%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) LoadUI
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Publishing
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) Kafka
2 3 (6.00%) D3.js
2 3 (6.00%) Java EE
3 2 (4.00%) REST
3 2 (4.00%) RESTful
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) MLlib
3 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.00%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (2.00%) Flask
4 1 (2.00%) Pandas
4 1 (2.00%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) XSLT
4 1 (2.00%) Ajax
4 1 (2.00%) CherryPy
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) JSP
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.00%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Equities
5 1 (2.00%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (2.00%) Derivative
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) Physics
5 1 (2.00%) FMCG
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.00%) MapReduce
2 13 (26.00%) Analytics
3 10 (20.00%) ETL
4 8 (16.00%) Open Source
5 7 (14.00%) Data Architecture
5 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.00%) DevOps
8 2 (4.00%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.00%) SOA
8 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.00%) Workflow
8 2 (4.00%) Data Management
8 2 (4.00%) Business Development
8 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) Python
4 12 (24.00%) Scala
5 10 (20.00%) R
6 5 (10.00%) C++
6 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.00%) Perl
7 4 (8.00%) PHP
8 2 (4.00%) C
9 1 (2.00%) C#
9 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) PhD
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Apache Flume
2 6 (12.00%) HDFS
3 1 (2.00%) GPFS
3 1 (2.00%) Ceph
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Oozie
2 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Ambari
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) Netezza
3 5 (10.00%) Vertica
3 5 (10.00%) Cloudera
3 5 (10.00%) Teradata
4 2 (4.00%) Greenplum
4 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Cognos
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Sybase
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.00%) Tableau
5 1 (2.00%) MapR
5 1 (2.00%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.00%) Talend
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