Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Big Data Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 151 157
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Engineer 23 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.56% 0.54% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.58% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 4
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £519 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% -1.19% -
10th Percentile £463 £464 £370
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,827 3,774 3,704
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 91.80% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,883 2,020 1,989
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £215 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.97% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.45% -23.68%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.60 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.48 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

Big Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Big Data Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Engineer in Berkshire

Big Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Big Data Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data Engineer in Berkshire

Big Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Engineer in Berkshire

Big Data Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -8 5 £475 -7.32% 2
Reading -5 2 £450 -18.18%
Newbury -7 2 - -
Big Data Engineer
South East

Big Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, Big Data Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Big Data Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Big Data
2 20 (86.96%) Python
3 19 (82.61%) Hadoop
3 19 (82.61%) Analytics
4 16 (69.57%) Apache Spark
4 16 (69.57%) Telecoms
5 10 (43.48%) Scala
6 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (39.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (39.13%) Data Science
7 8 (34.78%) scikit-learn
7 8 (34.78%) MATLAB
8 7 (30.43%) Linux
8 7 (30.43%) Ansible
8 7 (30.43%) Machine Learning
9 6 (26.09%) Kafka
9 6 (26.09%) Apache Hive
9 6 (26.09%) Data Analytics
9 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (26.09%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) Open Source
10 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
10 5 (21.74%) Internet
11 4 (17.39%) Firewall
11 4 (17.39%) ETL
11 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
11 4 (17.39%) Java
11 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
11 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering

Big Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (69.57%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (39.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) SSH
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) Big Data
2 19 (82.61%) Hadoop
3 6 (26.09%) Apache Hive
4 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (17.39%) Flink
5 3 (13.04%) HDInsight
6 2 (8.70%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (8.70%) Data Lake
6 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
6 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
7 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (4.35%) MySQL
7 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (4.35%) Sqoop
General
1 16 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) scikit-learn
2 6 (26.09%) Kafka
3 4 (17.39%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (17.39%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Blog
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) Internet of Things
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) CentOS
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Analytics
2 9 (39.13%) Data Science
3 7 (30.43%) Machine Learning
4 6 (26.09%) Data Analytics
4 6 (26.09%) Open Source
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
6 4 (17.39%) Big Data Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Data Ingestion
6 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
6 4 (17.39%) Deep Learning
6 4 (17.39%) ETL
6 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Python
2 10 (43.48%) Scala
3 8 (34.78%) MATLAB
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.04%) R
7 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (8.70%) C#
7 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (4.35%) C
8 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Apache Flume
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (4.35%) HDFS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Ambari
3 1 (4.35%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (4.35%) Oozie
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco
1 1 (4.35%) Google
1 1 (4.35%) Hortonworks
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle