Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 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 Developer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 608 684
Rank change year-on-year +49 +76 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 315 254 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 181 133
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £426 £413 £401
90th Percentile £725 £738 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £70.00 - -

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 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
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 £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
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 £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Big Data Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Developer in England

Big Data Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data Developer in England

Big Data Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Developer in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Developer in England

Big Data Developer
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 Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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 +38 252 £550 -4.35% 26
South East +25 54 £500 - 1
East of England -1 4 £363 -34.09% 2
Midlands +31 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
North of England +55 2 £405 -12.43%
North West +30 2 £405 -22.86%
Big Data Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region featuring Big Data Developer in the job title.

1 315 (100.00%) Big Data
2 259 (82.22%) Hadoop
3 230 (73.02%) Apache Spark
4 212 (67.30%) Java
5 148 (46.98%) Scala
6 146 (46.35%) Kafka
7 130 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
8 110 (34.92%) TDD
9 109 (34.60%) HBase
10 105 (33.33%) Python
11 84 (26.67%) SQL
12 83 (26.35%) Apache Hive
13 81 (25.71%) HDFS
14 79 (25.08%) Amazon AWS
15 71 (22.54%) Finance
16 70 (22.22%) REST
17 68 (21.59%) Scrum
18 62 (19.68%) NoSQL
19 61 (19.37%) Banking
20 60 (19.05%) Spring
21 52 (16.51%) ETL
22 51 (16.19%) Machine Learning
23 50 (15.87%) Apache
23 50 (15.87%) BDD
24 48 (15.24%) MapReduce
24 48 (15.24%) Microservices
25 47 (14.92%) Security Cleared
25 47 (14.92%) Linux
26 46 (14.60%) Cloudera
27 45 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra

Big Data Developer 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
1 230 (73.02%) Apache Spark
2 50 (15.87%) Apache
3 33 (10.48%) Apache Solr
4 26 (8.25%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (7.62%) Apache Pig
6 16 (5.08%) Confluence
7 10 (3.17%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (2.22%) GemFire
9 3 (0.95%) Jetty
10 2 (0.63%) JBoss
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.32%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.32%) Luigi
11 1 (0.32%) nginx
11 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 79 (25.08%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.71%) GitHub
3 16 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.17%) Amazon EMR
4 10 (3.17%) Amazon S3
5 8 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.22%) PaaS
7 3 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.95%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.63%) Route 53
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.32%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.94%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.63%) tcpdump
2 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (100.00%) Big Data
2 259 (82.22%) Hadoop
3 109 (34.60%) HBase
4 83 (26.35%) Apache Hive
5 62 (19.68%) NoSQL
6 45 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 30 (9.52%) Impala
8 26 (8.25%) MongoDB
9 25 (7.94%) Relational Database
10 23 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (4.13%) Blockchain
13 12 (3.81%) RDBMS
13 12 (3.81%) Riak
14 11 (3.49%) Data Mining
14 11 (3.49%) Sqoop
15 10 (3.17%) DataStax
15 10 (3.17%) Flink
15 10 (3.17%) Parquet
16 9 (2.86%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 35 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.48%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.30%) JIRA
4 20 (6.35%) Cucumber
5 15 (4.76%) Gradle
5 15 (4.76%) IntelliJ
6 14 (4.44%) JUnit
7 5 (1.59%) Maven
7 5 (1.59%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.27%) Mockito
9 3 (0.95%) GitLab
9 3 (0.95%) Selenium
9 3 (0.95%) Subversion
10 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.32%) Mocha
11 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (22.54%) Finance
2 61 (19.37%) Banking
3 18 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.13%) Front Office
4 13 (4.13%) Games
5 7 (2.22%) Marketing
5 7 (2.22%) Publishing
5 7 (2.22%) Retail
6 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.27%) Electronics
7 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (46.35%) Kafka
2 70 (22.22%) REST
3 60 (19.05%) Spring
4 41 (13.02%) JSON
5 35 (11.11%) Spring Boot
6 34 (10.79%) Web Services
7 30 (9.52%) Akka
8 27 (8.57%) Samza
9 23 (7.30%) Spark Streaming
10 21 (6.67%) Apache Avro
10 21 (6.67%) Apache Camel
11 17 (5.40%) RESTful
12 16 (5.08%) Drools
12 16 (5.08%) JMS
13 14 (4.44%) Hibernate
14 13 (4.13%) Lucene
14 13 (4.13%) Play Framework
15 12 (3.81%) J2EE
15 12 (3.81%) Middleware
15 12 (3.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.89%) Algorithms
2 22 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.03%) Replication
4 15 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (3.81%) Virtual Team
7 11 (3.49%) Market Risk
8 10 (3.17%) Fintech
9 7 (2.22%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.22%) Semantic Web
10 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.59%) Equities
10 5 (1.59%) User Experience
11 4 (1.27%) Derivative
11 4 (1.27%) Linked Data
12 3 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.95%) Online Games
13 2 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (0.63%) FMCG
13 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 47 (14.92%) Linux
2 35 (11.11%) Unix
3 17 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (3.49%) CentOS
5 1 (0.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (34.92%) TDD
3 68 (21.59%) Scrum
4 52 (16.51%) ETL
5 51 (16.19%) Machine Learning
6 50 (15.87%) BDD
7 48 (15.24%) MapReduce
7 48 (15.24%) Microservices
8 34 (10.79%) Pair Programming
9 33 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (10.48%) Software Engineering
10 32 (10.16%) Data Architecture
11 31 (9.84%) Analytics
11 31 (9.84%) DevOps
12 30 (9.52%) Unit Testing
13 24 (7.62%) Open Source
13 24 (7.62%) Visualisation
14 23 (7.30%) Data Modelling
14 23 (7.30%) OO
15 22 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 212 (67.30%) Java
2 148 (46.98%) Scala
3 105 (33.33%) Python
4 84 (26.67%) SQL
5 19 (6.03%) Shell Script
6 17 (5.40%) JavaScript
7 15 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 15 (4.76%) C#
8 12 (3.81%) R
9 10 (3.17%) Perl
10 6 (1.90%) Groovy
10 6 (1.90%) SPARQL
11 3 (0.95%) Clojure
11 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.63%) C++
12 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.32%) C
13 1 (0.32%) ES6
13 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (14.92%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.35%) Degree
4 7 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.35%) QA
2 10 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.90%) GDPR
4 3 (0.95%) GCP
4 3 (0.95%) MiFID
System Software
1 81 (25.71%) HDFS
2 36 (11.43%) Docker
3 30 (9.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 18 (5.71%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 43 (13.65%) Hadoop YARN
2 23 (7.30%) Ansible
3 18 (5.71%) Oozie
4 14 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 12 (3.81%) Terraform
6 11 (3.49%) Mesos
7 7 (2.22%) Ambari
8 6 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.90%) Puppet
9 5 (1.59%) Kibana
10 3 (0.95%) logstash
10 3 (0.95%) Salt
11 2 (0.63%) Apache Slider
11 2 (0.63%) Grafana
11 2 (0.63%) Graphite
12 1 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 46 (14.60%) Cloudera
2 30 (9.52%) Hortonworks
3 12 (3.81%) Oracle
4 9 (2.86%) Google
5 7 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.27%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.27%) SAP
7 3 (0.95%) Ab Initio
7 3 (0.95%) IBM
7 3 (0.95%) SaltStack
7 3 (0.95%) Tableau
8 2 (0.63%) Sybase
8 2 (0.63%) Teradata
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.32%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.32%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.32%) Reuters
9 1 (0.32%) Splunk
9 1 (0.32%) TIBCO