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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Big Data Developer
Rank 542 559 548
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 50 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.021% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.023% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 13
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £345 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £476 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

Big Data Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 17 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 24 December 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 48 £550 +22.22% 7
London +45 41 £550 +22.22% 6
City of London +11 6 £525 +23.52% 1
South East - 5 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £450 -
East of England -10 1 £500 +33.33% 1
North West - 1 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £500 - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Big Data Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 66 (100.00%) Big Data
2 59 (89.39%) Hadoop
3 47 (71.21%) Java
4 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (45.45%) Scala
5 30 (45.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 30 (45.45%) NoSQL
5 30 (45.45%) Apache Hive
6 28 (42.42%) MapReduce
7 27 (40.91%) Apache Spark
8 26 (39.39%) HBase
9 24 (36.36%) Python
10 17 (25.76%) MongoDB
11 14 (21.21%) Apache Pig
11 14 (21.21%) HDFS
11 14 (21.21%) SQL
12 13 (19.70%) Kafka
13 12 (18.18%) ETL
14 11 (16.67%) Akka
15 10 (15.15%) Cascading
15 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
15 10 (15.15%) Banking
15 10 (15.15%) Finance
15 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (13.64%) TDD
17 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (12.12%) Linux
17 8 (12.12%) OO
17 8 (12.12%) UNIX
17 8 (12.12%) Hadoop YARN

Big Data Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (40.91%) Apache Spark
2 14 (21.21%) Apache Pig
3 7 (10.61%) Apache
4 3 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.03%) Node.js
6 1 (1.52%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.03%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (100.00%) Big Data
2 59 (89.39%) Hadoop
3 30 (45.45%) Apache Hive
3 30 (45.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 30 (45.45%) NoSQL
4 26 (39.39%) HBase
5 17 (25.76%) MongoDB
6 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (12.12%) OrientDB
7 4 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (4.55%) Voldemort
8 3 (4.55%) BigTable
8 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.55%) Data Mining
8 3 (4.55%) RDBMS
8 3 (4.55%) Star Schema
8 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
9 2 (3.03%) Spotfire
9 2 (3.03%) Vectorwise
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) PyUnit
2 2 (3.03%) Maven
2 2 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
1 10 (15.15%) Banking
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Legal
4 2 (3.03%) Publishing
5 1 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) Kafka
2 11 (16.67%) Akka
3 10 (15.15%) Cascading
4 5 (7.58%) Apache Avro
4 5 (7.58%) J2EE
4 5 (7.58%) XML
5 4 (6.06%) Web Services
6 3 (4.55%) JDBC
7 2 (3.03%) J2SE
7 2 (3.03%) JSON
8 1 (1.52%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.52%) Apache Commons
8 1 (1.52%) Spring
8 1 (1.52%) Guava
8 1 (1.52%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Visualisation
2 5 (7.58%) Open Source
3 4 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.55%) Statistics
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.55%) Data Extraction
4 3 (4.55%) Social Media
4 3 (4.55%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) UNIX
1 8 (12.12%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) MapReduce
3 12 (18.18%) ETL
4 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
5 9 (13.64%) TDD
6 8 (12.12%) OO
6 8 (12.12%) Analytics
7 7 (10.61%) Big Data Analytics
7 7 (10.61%) OOP
8 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.55%) Scrum
9 3 (4.55%) Pair Programming
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.55%) Multithreading
9 3 (4.55%) Kanban
9 3 (4.55%) BDD
10 2 (3.03%) Microservices
10 2 (3.03%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (71.21%) Java
2 30 (45.45%) Scala
3 24 (36.36%) Python
4 14 (21.21%) SQL
5 5 (7.58%) Perl
6 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.06%) Groovy
7 3 (4.55%) C++
7 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.03%) Ruby
8 2 (3.03%) PHP
8 2 (3.03%) Clojure
8 2 (3.03%) R
9 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) HDFS
2 5 (7.58%) Apache Flume
3 4 (6.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (7.58%) Oozie
3 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.55%) Ansible
3 3 (4.55%) Puppet
4 2 (3.03%) Mesos
5 1 (1.52%) Ambari
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) Tableau
3 3 (4.55%) Informatica
3 3 (4.55%) Netezza
4 2 (3.03%) Splunk
4 2 (3.03%) Ab Initio
4 2 (3.03%) Vertica
4 2 (3.03%) Infobright
4 2 (3.03%) Talend
5 1 (1.52%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.52%) MapR
5 1 (1.52%) Teradata
5 1 (1.52%) Sybase
5 1 (1.52%) IBM
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
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