The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data Developer
Rank 588 587 587
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 18 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.009% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.010% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 21
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£538 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 - -
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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

Big Data Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 6 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 16 September 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 +9 16 £513 +2.50% 4
London +26 14 £513 +2.50% 2
City of London +24 4 £475 -5.00%
East Midlands - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

Big Data Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 35 (100.00%) Big Data
2 32 (91.43%) Hadoop
3 25 (71.43%) Java
4 20 (57.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (54.29%) Apache Hive
6 17 (48.57%) Apache Pig
7 15 (42.86%) HBase
7 15 (42.86%) MapReduce
8 13 (37.14%) NoSQL
9 12 (34.29%) Kafka
9 12 (34.29%) Scala
10 11 (31.43%) Cascading
11 10 (28.57%) Oozie
11 10 (28.57%) Open Source
11 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
13 6 (17.14%) Degree
13 6 (17.14%) Python
13 6 (17.14%) Finance
14 5 (14.29%) Groovy
14 5 (14.29%) Ruby
14 5 (14.29%) Complex Event Processing
14 5 (14.29%) Analytics
15 4 (11.43%) Impala
15 4 (11.43%) HDFS
15 4 (11.43%) Clojure
15 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
15 4 (11.43%) TDD
15 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (11.43%) XML

Big Data Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 17 (48.57%) Apache Pig
2 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
4 1 (2.86%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (5.71%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (100.00%) Big Data
2 32 (91.43%) Hadoop
3 20 (57.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (54.29%) Apache Hive
5 15 (42.86%) HBase
6 13 (37.14%) NoSQL
7 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
8 4 (11.43%) Impala
9 3 (8.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (8.57%) Voldemort
9 3 (8.57%) BigTable
9 3 (8.57%) Spotfire
10 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
10 2 (5.71%) Azkaban
10 2 (5.71%) Vectorwise
10 2 (5.71%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
11 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
11 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Selenium
1 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) Kafka
2 11 (31.43%) Cascading
3 4 (11.43%) XML
4 3 (8.57%) Spring
5 2 (5.71%) Web Services
5 2 (5.71%) Backbone.js
5 2 (5.71%) J2EE
5 2 (5.71%) Apache Avro
6 1 (2.86%) Guava
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Commons
6 1 (2.86%) JDBC
6 1 (2.86%) SOAP
6 1 (2.86%) ODBC
6 1 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Open Source
2 3 (8.57%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.71%) Statistics
4 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) UNIX
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) MapReduce
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Complex Event Processing
3 5 (14.29%) Analytics
4 4 (11.43%) TDD
4 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.57%) ETL
5 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
5 3 (8.57%) Kanban
5 3 (8.57%) Big Data Analytics
6 2 (5.71%) BDD
6 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps
6 2 (5.71%) Scrum
6 2 (5.71%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.71%) MVC
7 1 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) Scala
3 6 (17.14%) Python
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby
4 5 (14.29%) Groovy
5 4 (11.43%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) Clojure
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) HDFS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Oozie
2 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
2 3 (8.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Netezza
2 2 (5.71%) Tableau
2 2 (5.71%) Vertica
2 2 (5.71%) Infobright
3 1 (2.86%) Palantir
3 1 (2.86%) Sybase
3 1 (2.86%) Cognos
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Informatica