Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Big Data Architect
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 715 699 762
Rank change year-on-year -16 +63 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 140 172 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 106 58
England median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -16.98%
10th Percentile £500 £462 £443
90th Percentile £761 £800 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £550
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK median hourly rate - - £62.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Big Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Architect in England

Big Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data Architect in England

Big Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Architect in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Architect in England

Big Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
London -55 96 £600 -2.04% 7
South East +6 31 £600 +14.29%
East of England - 6 £625 - 1
North of England +46 3 - -
Midlands +19 2 - -
South West -6 2 £613 -5.77%
North West - 2 - -
West Midlands +20 1 - -
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Big Data Architect
UK

Big Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Big Data Architect 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 England region featuring Big Data Architect in the job title.

1 140 (100.00%) Big Data
2 110 (78.57%) Hadoop
3 77 (55.00%) Apache Spark
4 50 (35.71%) Analytics
5 43 (30.71%) Kafka
5 43 (30.71%) HBase
6 39 (27.86%) Apache Hive
6 39 (27.86%) Data Architecture
7 38 (27.14%) Java
8 37 (26.43%) HDFS
9 30 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (20.00%) Cloudera
11 27 (19.29%) Data Analytics
12 26 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
13 24 (17.14%) Scala
13 24 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (16.43%) MapReduce
15 22 (15.71%) Finance
16 19 (13.57%) Apache Flume
16 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
16 19 (13.57%) NoSQL
16 19 (13.57%) Mentoring
17 18 (12.86%) Apache Cassandra
17 18 (12.86%) Banking
17 18 (12.86%) Data Management
18 17 (12.14%) Python
18 17 (12.14%) Machine Learning
18 17 (12.14%) Sqoop
18 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
18 17 (12.14%) Coaching

Big Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 77 (55.00%) Apache Spark
2 13 (9.29%) Apache Solr
3 8 (5.71%) Apache Pig
3 8 (5.71%) SAS
4 7 (5.00%) Apache
5 5 (3.57%) Confluence
5 5 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (7.14%) IaaS
4 9 (6.43%) PaaS
5 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (2.14%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.14%) SaaS
7 3 (2.14%) Slack
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.43%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (0.71%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (0.71%) MPLS
3 1 (0.71%) PSTN
3 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (100.00%) Big Data
2 110 (78.57%) Hadoop
3 43 (30.71%) HBase
4 39 (27.86%) Apache Hive
5 19 (13.57%) NoSQL
6 18 (12.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (12.14%) Sqoop
8 14 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (10.00%) Impala
9 8 (5.71%) Data Lake
9 8 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
10 7 (5.00%) MongoDB
10 7 (5.00%) RDBMS
11 6 (4.29%) Amazon QuickSight
11 6 (4.29%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.57%) Mahout
12 5 (3.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) JIRA
2 5 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.57%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.71%) ERwin
4 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.71%) RStudio
General
1 22 (15.71%) Finance
2 18 (12.86%) Banking
3 8 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Front Office
5 3 (2.14%) Legal
6 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.43%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.71%) French Language
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.71%) Kafka
2 16 (11.43%) Spring
3 13 (9.29%) REST
4 11 (7.86%) Spring Boot
5 5 (3.57%) Apache Camel
5 5 (3.57%) Drools
5 5 (3.57%) MLlib
5 5 (3.57%) Web Services
6 4 (2.86%) Spark Streaming
7 3 (2.14%) Apache Avro
7 3 (2.14%) Cascading
7 3 (2.14%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.14%) J2EE
7 3 (2.14%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (2.14%) XML
8 2 (1.43%) GraphX
8 2 (1.43%) Java EE
8 2 (1.43%) RESTful
8 2 (1.43%) SAML
8 2 (1.43%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 9 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.29%) Reference Data
5 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.14%) Robotics
7 2 (1.43%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.43%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.71%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.71%) Online Games
8 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.29%) Linux
2 2 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.71%) Analytics
2 39 (27.86%) Data Architecture
3 30 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (19.29%) Data Analytics
5 24 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (16.43%) MapReduce
7 19 (13.57%) Mentoring
8 18 (12.86%) Data Management
9 17 (12.14%) Coaching
9 17 (12.14%) Machine Learning
10 14 (10.00%) Software Architecture
11 13 (9.29%) ETL
11 13 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (8.57%) Big Data Analytics
12 12 (8.57%) Open Source
13 11 (7.86%) Data Integration
13 11 (7.86%) SDLC
13 11 (7.86%) Visualisation
14 10 (7.14%) DevOps
14 10 (7.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.14%) Java
2 24 (17.14%) Scala
3 17 (12.14%) Python
4 16 (11.43%) SQL
5 12 (8.57%) R
6 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.14%) HiveQL
7 3 (2.14%) MATLAB
7 3 (2.14%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.14%) SPARQL
8 2 (1.43%) C
9 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) GCP
2 3 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 37 (26.43%) HDFS
2 19 (13.57%) Apache Flume
3 6 (4.29%) Docker
4 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) Oozie
2 8 (5.71%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (4.29%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.57%) Ansible
4 5 (3.57%) Terraform
5 4 (2.86%) Ambari
6 3 (2.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 28 (20.00%) Cloudera
2 13 (9.29%) MapR
3 11 (7.86%) Hortonworks
3 11 (7.86%) Tableau
4 9 (6.43%) Google
5 8 (5.71%) Oracle
6 7 (5.00%) SAP
7 6 (4.29%) Teradata
8 5 (3.57%) IBM
9 3 (2.14%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.14%) Blue Prism
9 3 (2.14%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.43%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.43%) Splunk
10 2 (1.43%) Talend
11 1 (0.71%) Elastic Path
11 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.71%) Jaspersoft
11 1 (0.71%) Palantir
11 1 (0.71%) Pega