The median contractor rate for a Big Data Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Big Data Developer
UK / England
Rank 431 484 567
Rank change year-on-year +53 +83  
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 144 129 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.26% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.28% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 92 22
Median daily rate £525 £513 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +4.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £726 £650 £623
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 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 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +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 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
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 England

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 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 +54 127 £525 - 11
South East +27 9 £450 -5.26% 1
South West +6 5 £513 -
East Midlands +2 2 £538 +13.15%
North West +27 1 £420 -6.66%
East of England -6 1 £400 -15.78% 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Big Data Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region featuring Big Data Developer in the job title.

1 286 (100.00%) Big Data
2 231 (80.77%) Hadoop
3 198 (69.23%) Apache Spark
4 169 (59.09%) Java
5 126 (44.06%) Scala
6 118 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (35.31%) Python
8 83 (29.02%) Apache Hive
9 75 (26.22%) Kafka
10 63 (22.03%) HBase
11 62 (21.68%) TDD
12 53 (18.53%) Finance
13 52 (18.18%) ETL
14 48 (16.78%) HDFS
15 47 (16.43%) Banking
16 44 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
17 42 (14.69%) Microservices
18 41 (14.34%) BDD
19 40 (13.99%) DevOps
20 39 (13.64%) Linux
21 37 (12.94%) SQL
21 37 (12.94%) Analytics
22 33 (11.54%) R
22 33 (11.54%) Apache Pig
23 32 (11.19%) Cloudera
23 32 (11.19%) Apache
24 31 (10.84%) PostgreSQL
24 31 (10.84%) NoSQL
25 30 (10.49%) Scrum
25 30 (10.49%) HTML

Big Data Developer 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
1 198 (69.23%) Apache Spark
2 33 (11.54%) Apache Pig
3 32 (11.19%) Apache
4 13 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.50%) Confluence
6 6 (2.10%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.40%) Jupyter
8 3 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.05%) SAS
8 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.70%) GemFire
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.35%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.75%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.35%) Firebase
7 1 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.05%) Kerberos
1 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.70%) HTTP
2 2 (0.70%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.35%) ICMP
3 1 (0.35%) SSH
3 1 (0.35%) SSL
3 1 (0.35%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (100.00%) Big Data
2 231 (80.77%) Hadoop
3 83 (29.02%) Apache Hive
4 63 (22.03%) HBase
5 44 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 31 (10.84%) NoSQL
6 31 (10.84%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (9.44%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 25 (8.74%) MongoDB
10 23 (8.04%) Sqoop
11 20 (6.99%) Impala
11 20 (6.99%) Relational Database
12 13 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (3.15%) Data Lake
13 9 (3.15%) MySQL
13 9 (3.15%) RDBMS
14 8 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (2.45%) Apache Zeppelin
15 7 (2.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (8.74%) JIRA
2 21 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.24%) Cucumber
4 12 (4.20%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.15%) IntelliJ
5 9 (3.15%) JUnit
6 7 (2.45%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (1.75%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.05%) Maven
8 3 (1.05%) Selenium
8 3 (1.05%) Subversion
9 2 (0.70%) Ant
9 2 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.70%) Gradle
9 2 (0.70%) JSUnit
9 2 (0.70%) Mockito
9 2 (0.70%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.35%) CMake
10 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (18.53%) Finance
2 47 (16.43%) Banking
3 25 (8.74%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.55%) Front Office
5 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.40%) Marketing
6 4 (1.40%) Retail
7 3 (1.05%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.70%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (26.22%) Kafka
2 30 (10.49%) HTML
3 25 (8.74%) AngularJS
4 23 (8.04%) Spark Streaming
5 22 (7.69%) REST
6 20 (6.99%) CSS
7 19 (6.64%) Akka
7 19 (6.64%) HTML5
7 19 (6.64%) Spring
8 14 (4.90%) Web Services
9 11 (3.85%) Apache Camel
9 11 (3.85%) CSS3
9 11 (3.85%) Spring Boot
10 9 (3.15%) .NET
11 8 (2.80%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (2.80%) JSON
12 6 (2.10%) Node.js
13 5 (1.75%) RESTful
14 4 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.99%) Algorithms
2 17 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.10%) Replication
5 5 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.70%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.70%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.70%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.70%) User Experience
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.35%) Derivative
8 1 (0.35%) Fintech
8 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.35%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.35%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.64%) Linux
2 13 (4.55%) Unix
3 2 (0.70%) CentOS
3 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.35%) Debian
4 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (21.68%) TDD
3 52 (18.18%) ETL
4 42 (14.69%) Microservices
5 41 (14.34%) BDD
6 40 (13.99%) DevOps
7 37 (12.94%) Analytics
8 30 (10.49%) Scrum
9 24 (8.39%) MapReduce
10 20 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (6.64%) Data Analytics
12 18 (6.29%) Risk Management
13 16 (5.59%) Open Source
14 15 (5.24%) Big Data Analytics
15 14 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (4.90%) E-Commerce
15 14 (4.90%) Machine Learning
16 13 (4.55%) Data Ingestion
16 13 (4.55%) Functional Programming
17 11 (3.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 169 (59.09%) Java
2 126 (44.06%) Scala
3 101 (35.31%) Python
4 37 (12.94%) SQL
5 33 (11.54%) R
6 23 (8.04%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.50%) C++
9 9 (3.15%) C#
10 5 (1.75%) Perl
10 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.40%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.40%) Ruby
12 3 (1.05%) C
13 2 (0.70%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.35%) ECMAScript
14 1 (0.35%) Go
14 1 (0.35%) HiveQL
14 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (3.15%) Degree
4 8 (2.80%) BC Cleared
4 8 (2.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.45%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (16.78%) HDFS
2 21 (7.34%) Docker
3 19 (6.64%) Apache Flume
4 6 (2.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 26 (9.09%) Hadoop YARN
2 18 (6.29%) Oozie
3 12 (4.20%) Ansible
4 4 (1.40%) Ambari
5 3 (1.05%) Puppet
6 2 (0.70%) Kibana
6 2 (0.70%) Mesos
7 1 (0.35%) Grafana
7 1 (0.35%) Graphite
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) SELinux
Vendors
1 32 (11.19%) Cloudera
2 26 (9.09%) Hortonworks
3 14 (4.90%) Oracle
4 8 (2.80%) Tableau
4 8 (2.80%) Teradata
4 8 (2.80%) Xamarin
5 7 (2.45%) Talend
6 6 (2.10%) Cognos
6 6 (2.10%) Informatica
6 6 (2.10%) SAP
6 6 (2.10%) Vertica
7 4 (1.40%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.05%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.05%) Google
8 3 (1.05%) MapR
9 2 (0.70%) IBM
9 2 (0.70%) Perforce
9 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.70%) Sybase
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft
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