The median contractor rate for a Big Data Architect was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data Architect
UK / England
Rank 537 577 564
Rank change year-on-year +40 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 46 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.082% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.086% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 29
Median daily rate £638 £625 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +21.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £475 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £775 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £700 £489
% change year-on-year -14.28% +43.22%  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Big Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Big Data Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +31 32 £650 +4.00% 11
South East +30 9 £569 +49.67% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
North West +29 1 - -
South West -2 1 £750 -
Big Data Architect
UK

Big Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Big Data
2 119 (78.29%) Hadoop
3 58 (38.16%) Apache Spark
4 56 (36.84%) Analytics
5 52 (34.21%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (30.26%) Apache Hive
7 44 (28.95%) NoSQL
7 44 (28.95%) ETL
8 42 (27.63%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (26.97%) Data Architecture
10 40 (26.32%) Data Modelling
11 34 (22.37%) Finance
12 32 (21.05%) MongoDB
12 32 (21.05%) MapReduce
13 31 (20.39%) HBase
13 31 (20.39%) Kafka
14 28 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (17.76%) Oracle
16 25 (16.45%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (15.13%) Data Integration
17 23 (15.13%) Java
18 22 (14.47%) SQL
18 22 (14.47%) Machine Learning
19 21 (13.82%) Scala
19 21 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
19 21 (13.82%) Data Analytics
20 20 (13.16%) Sqoop
20 20 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (13.16%) Banking
20 20 (13.16%) Python

Big Data Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 58 (38.16%) Apache Spark
2 20 (13.16%) Apache
3 17 (11.18%) Apache Pig
4 8 (5.26%) SAS
5 6 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.63%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.66%) Predix
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) SPSS
2 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.58%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.63%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.63%) GitHub
6 4 (2.63%) IaaS
6 4 (2.63%) PaaS
7 3 (1.97%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.32%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.32%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.97%) LDAP
3 2 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.66%) HTTP
4 1 (0.66%) LAN
4 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.66%) VoIP
4 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (100.00%) Big Data
2 119 (78.29%) Hadoop
3 52 (34.21%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (30.26%) Apache Hive
5 44 (28.95%) NoSQL
6 32 (21.05%) MongoDB
7 31 (20.39%) HBase
8 25 (16.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (13.16%) Sqoop
10 15 (9.87%) Data Lake
10 15 (9.87%) Relational Database
11 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
12 10 (6.58%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (5.92%) Couchbase
14 7 (4.61%) SAP HANA
15 6 (3.95%) Impala
15 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
15 6 (3.95%) QlikView
15 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (3.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.97%) JMeter
3 3 (1.97%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.97%) Selenium
4 2 (1.32%) CA Gen
4 2 (1.32%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.32%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (0.66%) ERwin
5 1 (0.66%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (22.37%) Finance
2 20 (13.16%) Banking
3 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.92%) Marketing
5 8 (5.26%) Retail
6 4 (2.63%) Games
7 2 (1.32%) German Language
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Electronics
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) Front Office
8 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.39%) Kafka
2 9 (5.92%) Web Services
3 8 (5.26%) Middleware
4 5 (3.29%) XSD
5 4 (2.63%) Apache Drill
5 4 (2.63%) CSS
5 4 (2.63%) HTML
5 4 (2.63%) JSON
6 3 (1.97%) J2EE
6 3 (1.97%) JDBC
6 3 (1.97%) RESTful
6 3 (1.97%) SOAP
6 3 (1.97%) XML
7 2 (1.32%) Spark Streaming
8 1 (0.66%) .NET
8 1 (0.66%) Flask
8 1 (0.66%) MLlib
8 1 (0.66%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.66%) Node.js
8 1 (0.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.61%) Algorithms
2 7 (4.61%) Credit Risk
2 7 (4.61%) Replication
3 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.97%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.97%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.66%) Social Media
6 1 (0.66%) Tandem
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.89%) Linux
2 9 (5.92%) Unix
3 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.84%) Analytics
2 44 (28.95%) ETL
3 42 (27.63%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (26.97%) Data Architecture
5 40 (26.32%) Data Modelling
6 32 (21.05%) MapReduce
7 28 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (15.13%) Data Integration
9 22 (14.47%) Machine Learning
10 21 (13.82%) Data Analytics
11 18 (11.84%) Big Data Analytics
12 16 (10.53%) Data Ingestion
13 13 (8.55%) Open Source
13 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.58%) DevOps
14 10 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (6.58%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.58%) Migration
15 9 (5.92%) Data Management
16 8 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.13%) Java
2 22 (14.47%) SQL
3 21 (13.82%) Scala
4 20 (13.16%) Python
5 16 (10.53%) R
6 5 (3.29%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.63%) Perl
8 3 (1.97%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.97%) PHP
9 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.66%) C
10 1 (0.66%) C++
10 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.66%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.97%) Degree
3 3 (1.97%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.97%) PhD
4 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 19 (12.50%) Apache Flume
2 10 (6.58%) HDFS
3 5 (3.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) Oozie
2 5 (3.29%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (3.29%) Puppet
3 3 (1.97%) Ambari
4 2 (1.32%) Ansible
4 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (17.76%) Oracle
2 16 (10.53%) Hortonworks
3 12 (7.89%) MapR
3 12 (7.89%) Netezza
4 10 (6.58%) Cloudera
4 10 (6.58%) Informatica
4 10 (6.58%) Tableau
4 10 (6.58%) Talend
5 8 (5.26%) SAP
5 8 (5.26%) Vertica
6 7 (4.61%) IBM
7 6 (3.95%) Cognos
8 5 (3.29%) Teradata
9 4 (2.63%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.63%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.63%) Splunk
10 2 (1.32%) BEA
10 2 (1.32%) Palantir
10 2 (1.32%) Pega
10 2 (1.32%) Platfora
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