The median contractor rate for a Big Data Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data Developer
London / City of London
Rank 138 139 190
Rank change year-on-year +1 +51  
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 17 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 0.57% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.60% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 4
Median daily rate £625 £500 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £726 £625 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £511 £470 £463
% change year-on-year +8.77% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Big Data Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Big Data Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Developer in the City of London

Big Data Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Big Data Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data Developer in the City of London

Big Data Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Developer in the City of London

Big Data Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Big Data Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Big Data Developer in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Big Data
2 25 (71.43%) Hadoop
2 25 (71.43%) Java
3 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (57.14%) Apache Spark
5 15 (42.86%) Scala
6 13 (37.14%) Banking
7 9 (25.71%) Functional Programming
7 9 (25.71%) Investment Banking
7 9 (25.71%) Scrum
7 9 (25.71%) Front Office
7 9 (25.71%) Risk Management
8 8 (22.86%) Akka
9 6 (17.14%) HDFS
9 6 (17.14%) Python
9 6 (17.14%) Finance
9 6 (17.14%) Apache Hive
9 6 (17.14%) HBase
10 5 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
10 5 (14.29%) TDD
10 5 (14.29%) DevOps
11 4 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (11.43%) SQL
11 4 (11.43%) Linux
11 4 (11.43%) ETL
12 3 (8.57%) Web Services
12 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
12 3 (8.57%) Teradata
12 3 (8.57%) Apache ZooKeeper

Big Data Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 20 (57.14%) Apache Spark
2 4 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.86%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) SSL
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (100.00%) Big Data
2 25 (71.43%) Hadoop
3 6 (17.14%) Apache Hive
3 6 (17.14%) HBase
4 5 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.71%) DataStage
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (5.71%) Sqoop
7 1 (2.86%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (2.86%) Impala
7 1 (2.86%) NewSQL
7 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JUnit
1 1 (2.86%) Maven
1 1 (2.86%) Mockito
1 1 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (37.14%) Banking
2 9 (25.71%) Front Office
2 9 (25.71%) Investment Banking
3 6 (17.14%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Akka
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) Cascading
4 1 (2.86%) D3.js
4 1 (2.86%) GraphX
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.86%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Functional Programming
2 9 (25.71%) Risk Management
2 9 (25.71%) Scrum
3 5 (14.29%) DevOps
3 5 (14.29%) TDD
4 4 (11.43%) ETL
5 3 (8.57%) Analytics
5 3 (8.57%) Machine Learning
5 3 (8.57%) Microservices
5 3 (8.57%) Open Source
6 2 (5.71%) ETL Development
6 2 (5.71%) MapReduce
7 1 (2.86%) BDD
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.86%) Search Engine Marketing
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) Statistics
7 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) Scala
3 6 (17.14%) Python
4 4 (11.43%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) HiveQL
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) Pig Latin
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) HDFS
2 3 (8.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (5.71%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Teradata
2 2 (5.71%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Talend
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £625 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago