The table below looks at the statistics for the Big Data Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Big Data Consultant
Rank 619 602 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Consultant 14 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.014% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.016% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
Average daily rate
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£588 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £588 -
% change year-on-year
+2.12% -
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
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 1996 2114
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 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Big Data Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Big Data Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Big Data Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Big Data Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Big Data Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Consultant
Top 14 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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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 +1 13 £588 +6.81% 6
London +8 7 £575 +4.54% 6
South East -20 5 £575 -8.00%
City of London +8 3 £650 +18.18% 4
Berkshire - 3 £550 -
Wiltshire - 1 £650 -
South West - 1 £650 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Swindon - 1 £650 -
Hampshire - 1 £600 -
Surrey - 1 - -

Big Data Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Big Data Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Big Data
2 22 (75.86%) Hadoop
3 16 (55.17%) Apache Spark
4 13 (44.83%) Analytics
5 12 (41.38%) Java
6 10 (34.48%) Scala
6 10 (34.48%) Apache Hive
7 8 (27.59%) HBase
8 6 (20.69%) MapReduce
8 6 (20.69%) Algorithms
8 6 (20.69%) Banking
9 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.24%) Investment Banking
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) Kafka
10 4 (13.79%) R
10 4 (13.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (13.79%) Machine Learning
10 4 (13.79%) Apache Pig
10 4 (13.79%) Cloudera
10 4 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (13.79%) Python
10 4 (13.79%) Data Architecture
11 3 (10.34%) Cluster Analysis
11 3 (10.34%) Text Mining
11 3 (10.34%) Mercator
11 3 (10.34%) UNIX
11 3 (10.34%) SQL
11 3 (10.34%) Web Services
11 3 (10.34%) C

Big Data Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Big Data Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (55.17%) Apache Spark
2 4 (13.79%) Apache Pig
2 4 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) IPython
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) Big Data
2 22 (75.86%) Hadoop
3 10 (34.48%) Apache Hive
4 8 (27.59%) HBase
5 3 (10.34%) Data Mining
5 3 (10.34%) Text Mining
5 3 (10.34%) Sqoop
6 2 (6.90%) MySQL
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
6 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.45%) IDOL
7 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.45%) HCatalog
7 1 (3.45%) Impala
7 1 (3.45%) BigQuery
7 1 (3.45%) IBM BigInsights
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (3.45%) RStudio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Kafka
2 3 (10.34%) NumPy
2 3 (10.34%) Matplotlib
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) Pandas
3 1 (3.45%) MLlib
3 1 (3.45%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Tika
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) JDBC
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) RHadoop
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.90%) Social Media
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Analytics
2 6 (20.69%) MapReduce
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Data Architecture
4 4 (13.79%) Machine Learning
5 3 (10.34%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (10.34%) Data Analytics
5 3 (10.34%) Cluster Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Management
6 2 (6.90%) Information Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) API Integration
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) Scala
3 4 (13.79%) R
3 4 (13.79%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) C
4 3 (10.34%) C++
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) Jython
5 1 (3.45%) Spark SQL
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Flume
3 1 (3.45%) HDFS
3 1 (3.45%) GPFS
3 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Mesos
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (3.45%) Oozie
2 1 (3.45%) logstash
2 1 (3.45%) Kibana
2 1 (3.45%) Chukwa
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Cloudera
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Mercator
3 2 (6.90%) Splunk
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Hortonworks
4 1 (3.45%) Alteryx
4 1 (3.45%) MapR
4 1 (3.45%) Tableau
4 1 (3.45%) Vertica
4 1 (3.45%) Talend
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) Netezza
4 1 (3.45%) IBM