The first table below looks at the demand for the Big Data Developer 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data Developer
Rank 573 553 561
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 16 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.020% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.021% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate
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£563 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Big Data Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Big Data Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Big Data Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Big Data Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Big Data Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 9 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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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 15 £525 +5.00% 1
London 0 14 £525 +5.00% 1
City of London +22 2 £525 +10.52%
East Midlands - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Big Data Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Big Data Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Big Data
2 30 (96.77%) Hadoop
3 21 (67.74%) Apache Pig
4 20 (64.52%) Apache Hive
4 20 (64.52%) Java
5 17 (54.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (41.94%) HBase
6 13 (41.94%) Open Source
7 10 (32.26%) MapReduce
7 10 (32.26%) NoSQL
8 9 (29.03%) Kafka
8 9 (29.03%) Oozie
9 8 (25.81%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) Scala
11 6 (19.35%) Sqoop
11 6 (19.35%) Apache Avro
11 6 (19.35%) Python
12 5 (16.13%) Groovy
12 5 (16.13%) Ruby
12 5 (16.13%) Banking
13 4 (12.90%) Finance
13 4 (12.90%) ETL
13 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (12.90%) Oracle
13 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (12.90%) Complex Event Processing
13 4 (12.90%) Clojure
13 4 (12.90%) HDFS
13 4 (12.90%) Impala
14 3 (9.68%) Analytics

Big Data Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Big Data Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (67.74%) Apache Pig
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (100.00%) Big Data
2 30 (96.77%) Hadoop
3 20 (64.52%) Apache Hive
4 17 (54.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (41.94%) HBase
6 10 (32.26%) NoSQL
7 6 (19.35%) Sqoop
8 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (12.90%) Impala
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
10 2 (6.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
11 1 (3.23%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (3.23%) Voldemort
11 1 (3.23%) BigTable
11 1 (3.23%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
1 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.13%) Banking
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) MapReduce
2 9 (29.03%) Kafka
3 6 (19.35%) Apache Avro
4 3 (9.68%) Spring
5 2 (6.45%) XML
5 2 (6.45%) J2EE
5 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.23%) Guava
6 1 (3.23%) ZeroMQ
6 1 (3.23%) JDBC
6 1 (3.23%) SOAP
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) ODBC
6 1 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ETL
1 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Complex Event Processing
2 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
2 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
2 3 (9.68%) Analytics
3 2 (6.45%) Low Latency
3 2 (6.45%) DevOps
3 2 (6.45%) Scrum
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) TDD
3 2 (6.45%) BDD
3 2 (6.45%) MVC
3 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.23%) Kanban
4 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) Scala
3 6 (19.35%) Python
4 5 (16.13%) Ruby
4 5 (16.13%) Groovy
5 4 (12.90%) Clojure
6 1 (3.23%) R
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) HDFS
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Oozie
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Sybase
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.23%) Palantir