The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Big Data Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data Architect
Rank 503 580 585
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 118 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 41 20
Median daily rate £640 £520 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £675 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £640 £520 £550
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Big Data Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Big Data Architect in the job title.

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 8 December 2016.

Big Data Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Big Data Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +74 111 £628 +20.67% 14
London +53 83 £638 +2.00% 14
South East +34 18 £563 +8.17%
City of London +5 14 £663 +20.45% 5
Buckinghamshire - 12 £475 -
Hampshire +27 4 £600 +20.00%
South Wales +9 4 £725 -
Newport -1 4 £725 -
Wales -1 4 £725 -
West Midlands -7 3 £600 +23.07%
Milton Keynes - 3 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £650 -
South West - 3 £650 -
Yorkshire +13 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £550 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £645 -
Docklands, London - 2 £625 -
West Yorkshire +21 1 - -
Leeds +14 1 - -
Scotland +12 1 - - 1
Berkshire +11 1 £475 -23.23%
North West +8 1 - -
Manchester -1 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £575 -
Rugby - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £675 -
Staines - 1 £575 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Big Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Big Data Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Big Data Architect in the job title.

1 198 (100.00%) Big Data
2 154 (77.78%) Hadoop
3 84 (42.42%) Apache Spark
4 66 (33.33%) Apache Hive
5 63 (31.82%) Analytics
6 57 (28.79%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (25.25%) Data Architecture
8 49 (24.75%) NoSQL
8 49 (24.75%) Data Modelling
9 48 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (22.73%) ETL
11 44 (22.22%) Python
12 43 (21.72%) MongoDB
13 42 (21.21%) Java
13 42 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (19.70%) SQL
14 39 (19.70%) HBase
15 36 (18.18%) MapReduce
16 35 (17.68%) Sqoop
17 33 (16.67%) Kafka
18 32 (16.16%) Finance
19 30 (15.15%) Apache Cassandra
19 30 (15.15%) Scala
19 30 (15.15%) Apache Flume
19 30 (15.15%) Apache Pig
20 28 (14.14%) Hortonworks
20 28 (14.14%) Data Lake
21 27 (13.64%) Data Integration
22 26 (13.13%) R
22 26 (13.13%) Oracle

Big Data Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 84 (42.42%) Apache Spark
2 30 (15.15%) Apache Pig
3 23 (11.62%) Apache
4 10 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (3.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (3.03%) SAS
7 5 (2.53%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.51%) Confluence
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (3.03%) Unica
2 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
4 7 (3.54%) Azure Machine Learning
4 7 (3.54%) PaaS
5 5 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.53%) GitHub
6 4 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.02%) IaaS
7 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.52%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) SaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.51%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.51%) Office 365
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.54%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.02%) LDAP
2 4 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.52%) Firewall
4 2 (1.01%) HTTP
4 2 (1.01%) VoIP
5 1 (0.51%) LAN
5 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (100.00%) Big Data
2 154 (77.78%) Hadoop
3 66 (33.33%) Apache Hive
4 49 (24.75%) NoSQL
5 48 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (21.72%) MongoDB
7 39 (19.70%) HBase
8 35 (17.68%) Sqoop
9 30 (15.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (14.14%) Data Lake
11 14 (7.07%) QlikView
12 13 (6.57%) Relational Database
13 12 (6.06%) Oracle ODI
13 12 (6.06%) SQL Server
14 9 (4.55%) CouchDB
14 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database
14 9 (4.55%) Power BI
15 8 (4.04%) HDInsight
16 7 (3.54%) Couchbase
16 7 (3.54%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (3.03%) ERwin
2 5 (2.53%) JIRA
3 4 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.01%) JMeter
5 2 (1.01%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.01%) Selenium
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Continuum
6 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (16.16%) Finance
2 19 (9.60%) Banking
3 17 (8.59%) Retail
4 14 (7.07%) Marketing
5 6 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.53%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.02%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) Front Office
8 2 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.67%) Kafka
2 9 (4.55%) Middleware
2 9 (4.55%) Web Services
3 8 (4.04%) J2EE
4 7 (3.54%) Hibernate
4 7 (3.54%) scikit-learn
5 6 (3.03%) .NET
6 5 (2.53%) HTML
6 5 (2.53%) JSON
6 5 (2.53%) RESTful
7 4 (2.02%) CSS
7 4 (2.02%) XSD
8 3 (1.52%) JDBC
8 3 (1.52%) REST
8 3 (1.52%) SOAP
8 3 (1.52%) XML
9 2 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.01%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (0.51%) Java EE
10 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.64%) Data Integration
2 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.07%) Visualisation
4 11 (5.56%) Statistics
5 7 (3.54%) Credit Risk
5 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.53%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.02%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.02%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.01%) iPad
9 2 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.01%) Replication
9 2 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.51%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.08%) Linux
2 12 (6.06%) Unix
3 3 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.82%) Analytics
2 57 (28.79%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (25.25%) Data Architecture
4 49 (24.75%) Data Modelling
5 45 (22.73%) ETL
6 42 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (18.18%) MapReduce
8 22 (11.11%) Open Source
9 20 (10.10%) Machine Learning
10 19 (9.60%) DevOps
11 16 (8.08%) Big Data Analytics
11 16 (8.08%) Data Analytics
12 15 (7.58%) SOA
13 14 (7.07%) Enterprise Architecture
14 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (6.57%) TOGAF
15 11 (5.56%) Data Ingestion
15 11 (5.56%) Data Security
16 10 (5.05%) Translating Business Requirements
17 9 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.22%) Python
2 42 (21.21%) Java
3 39 (19.70%) SQL
4 30 (15.15%) Scala
5 26 (13.13%) R
6 6 (3.03%) Perl
7 5 (2.53%) C
7 5 (2.53%) PHP
7 5 (2.53%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.02%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.02%) Ruby
9 3 (1.52%) HiveQL
9 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) Delphi
11 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.52%) CISSP
3 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.52%) PhD
4 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.51%) CISA
4 1 (0.51%) CISM
4 1 (0.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.51%) EMIR
3 1 (0.51%) MiFID
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (15.15%) Apache Flume
2 22 (11.11%) HDFS
3 6 (3.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (2.02%) Docker
5 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.51%) NFS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (4.55%) Oozie
2 7 (3.54%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (3.03%) DBAmp
3 6 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.03%) Puppet
4 5 (2.53%) Ambari
5 2 (1.01%) Ansible
6 1 (0.51%) MOM
6 1 (0.51%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 28 (14.14%) Hortonworks
2 26 (13.13%) Oracle
3 22 (11.11%) Cloudera
4 18 (9.09%) Tableau
5 15 (7.58%) Informatica
6 12 (6.06%) IBM
7 11 (5.56%) Netezza
8 7 (3.54%) SAP
9 6 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.53%) Ab Initio
10 5 (2.53%) MapR
10 5 (2.53%) Teradata
11 4 (2.02%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.52%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.52%) Cognos
12 3 (1.52%) Splunk
12 3 (1.52%) Talend
12 3 (1.52%) VMware
13 2 (1.01%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.01%) Sybase
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