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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data Developer
Rank 606 575 562
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 23 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.011% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.012% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 17
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£550 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - -
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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 2014.

Big Data Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 12 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 20 October 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 -13 21 £550 +10.00% 7
London +28 20 £550 +10.00% 6
City of London +26 5 £488 -2.50% 2
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

Big Data Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 41 (100.00%) Big Data
2 37 (90.24%) Hadoop
3 28 (68.29%) Java
4 19 (46.34%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (46.34%) HBase
5 17 (41.46%) NoSQL
5 17 (41.46%) Apache Hive
6 16 (39.02%) Apache Pig
6 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (36.59%) Scala
8 12 (29.27%) Apache Spark
9 11 (26.83%) MapReduce
10 10 (24.39%) Kafka
10 10 (24.39%) Python
11 9 (21.95%) ETL
12 8 (19.51%) Open Source
12 8 (19.51%) Cascading
13 7 (17.07%) Analytics
13 7 (17.07%) MongoDB
13 7 (17.07%) SQL
14 6 (14.63%) UNIX
14 6 (14.63%) Finance
14 6 (14.63%) Big Data Analytics
14 6 (14.63%) Oozie
14 6 (14.63%) Degree
15 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
15 5 (12.20%) XML
15 5 (12.20%) Apache
15 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (12.20%) HDFS

Big Data Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (39.02%) Apache Pig
2 12 (29.27%) Apache Spark
3 5 (12.20%) Apache
4 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.88%) Node.js
6 1 (2.44%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (4.88%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) Big Data
2 37 (90.24%) Hadoop
3 19 (46.34%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (46.34%) HBase
4 17 (41.46%) NoSQL
4 17 (41.46%) Apache Hive
5 7 (17.07%) MongoDB
6 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (9.76%) Impala
8 3 (7.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (7.32%) Spotfire
8 3 (7.32%) Voldemort
8 3 (7.32%) BigTable
9 2 (4.88%) Pentaho
9 2 (4.88%) Data Mining
9 2 (4.88%) Azkaban
9 2 (4.88%) Vectorwise
9 2 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Selenium
1 2 (4.88%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.44%) Maven
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) PyUnit
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Kafka
2 8 (19.51%) Cascading
3 5 (12.20%) XML
4 3 (7.32%) J2EE
4 3 (7.32%) Apache Avro
4 3 (7.32%) Spring
5 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 2 (4.88%) Backbone.js
5 2 (4.88%) Web Services
5 2 (4.88%) JDBC
6 1 (2.44%) SOAP
6 1 (2.44%) ODBC
6 1 (2.44%) Guava
6 1 (2.44%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.44%) Apache Commons
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Open Source
2 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
3 4 (9.76%) Algorithms
4 3 (7.32%) Statistics
5 2 (4.88%) Social Media
5 2 (4.88%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (2.44%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) UNIX
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) MapReduce
3 9 (21.95%) ETL
4 7 (17.07%) Analytics
5 6 (14.63%) Big Data Analytics
6 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.76%) TDD
7 3 (7.32%) Scrum
7 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
7 3 (7.32%) Kanban
8 2 (4.88%) Complex Event Processing
8 2 (4.88%) Low Latency
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.88%) MVC
8 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Predictive Analytics
8 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) Java
2 15 (36.59%) Scala
3 10 (24.39%) Python
4 7 (17.07%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Ruby
5 3 (7.32%) Groovy
5 3 (7.32%) Clojure
6 2 (4.88%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 1 (2.44%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) HDFS
2 4 (9.76%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Oozie
2 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.32%) Ansible
2 3 (7.32%) Puppet
3 2 (4.88%) Mesos
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Informatica
2 3 (7.32%) Tableau
3 2 (4.88%) Vertica
3 2 (4.88%) Infobright
3 2 (4.88%) Talend
3 2 (4.88%) Ab Initio
3 2 (4.88%) Netezza
3 2 (4.88%) Splunk
4 1 (2.44%) Sybase
4 1 (2.44%) Cognos
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Palantir
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