Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 532 654
Rank change year-on-year -30 +122 +103
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 310 314 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 263 178
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £425 £400 £400
90th Percentile £675 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 88,602 83,704 95,945
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.99% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,659 54,745 63,280
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,829 2,555 2,821
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -89 192 £575 +1.10% 21
South East +15 72 £500 +11.11% 4
North of England +4 29 £488 +18.90% 1
Yorkshire - 23 £463 -
South West - 7 £460 -
North West -10 6 £500 +21.95% 1
Midlands -16 6 £500 +5.26% 1
East Midlands +6 5 £500 +5.26% 1
East of England -11 3 £700 +96.22% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Big Data Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Big Data Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Big Data Developer in the job title.

1 310 (100.00%) Big Data
2 226 (72.90%) Apache Spark
3 219 (70.65%) Hadoop
4 197 (63.55%) Java
5 169 (54.52%) Kafka
6 149 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
7 103 (33.23%) Apache Hive
8 100 (32.26%) Scala
9 96 (30.97%) Finance
10 92 (29.68%) HBase
11 91 (29.35%) TDD
12 86 (27.74%) Python
13 77 (24.84%) Apache
14 76 (24.52%) NoSQL
15 72 (23.23%) Linux
16 68 (21.94%) HDFS
17 64 (20.65%) Spring
18 63 (20.32%) Amazon AWS
18 63 (20.32%) Jenkins
19 62 (20.00%) Hadoop YARN
20 55 (17.74%) REST
20 55 (17.74%) Scrum
21 54 (17.42%) SQL
22 52 (16.77%) DevOps
22 52 (16.77%) Spring Boot
23 51 (16.45%) Unix
24 48 (15.48%) Spark Streaming
25 44 (14.19%) Apache Cassandra
26 43 (13.87%) Analytics
26 43 (13.87%) Relational Database

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
1 226 (72.90%) Apache Spark
2 77 (24.84%) Apache
3 41 (13.23%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (8.39%) Apache Pig
5 21 (6.77%) Apache Solr
6 8 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.94%) JBoss
8 5 (1.61%) Confluence
9 3 (0.97%) SAS
10 2 (0.65%) GemFire
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 63 (20.32%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.84%) GitHub
4 14 (4.52%) Amazon S3
4 14 (4.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.26%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
6 6 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.94%) Serverless
7 5 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.97%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 2 (0.65%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.65%) PaaS
10 2 (0.65%) Yarn
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.32%) npm
11 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.13%) Kerberos
2 9 (2.90%) HTTP
3 6 (1.94%) SSL
4 5 (1.61%) VPN
5 4 (1.29%) SNA
6 1 (0.32%) Firewall
6 1 (0.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.32%) SSH
6 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (100.00%) Big Data
2 219 (70.65%) Hadoop
3 103 (33.23%) Apache Hive
4 92 (29.68%) HBase
5 76 (24.52%) NoSQL
6 44 (14.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 43 (13.87%) Relational Database
8 30 (9.68%) Sqoop
9 27 (8.71%) Impala
10 26 (8.39%) Data Lake
11 20 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (6.45%) MongoDB
12 17 (5.48%) Parquet
13 15 (4.84%) SQL Server
14 13 (4.19%) Power BI
15 12 (3.87%) Amazon Redshift
16 9 (2.90%) Cloudera CDH
16 9 (2.90%) Cosmos DB
17 7 (2.26%) Data Mining
17 7 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (20.32%) Jenkins
2 38 (12.26%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.52%) Maven
4 8 (2.58%) Gradle
4 8 (2.58%) JIRA
4 8 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.61%) FishEye
5 5 (1.61%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.29%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.29%) Gatling
6 4 (1.29%) IntelliJ
6 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.65%) JUnit
7 2 (0.65%) Subversion
7 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.32%) Ant
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.32%) GitLab
8 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 96 (30.97%) Finance
2 37 (11.94%) Banking
3 16 (5.16%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.26%) Games
4 7 (2.26%) Retail
5 4 (1.29%) Front Office
5 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.97%) Legal
6 3 (0.97%) Marketing
6 3 (0.97%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Electronics
7 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (54.52%) Kafka
2 64 (20.65%) Spring
3 55 (17.74%) REST
4 52 (16.77%) Spring Boot
5 48 (15.48%) Spark Streaming
6 41 (13.23%) JSON
7 38 (12.26%) J2EE
8 37 (11.94%) RabbitMQ
9 33 (10.65%) RESTful
10 30 (9.68%) Middleware
11 24 (7.74%) AngularJS
12 18 (5.81%) SOAP
13 15 (4.84%) Apache Avro
13 15 (4.84%) XML
14 14 (4.52%) Play Framework
15 13 (4.19%) HTML
15 13 (4.19%) JMS
15 13 (4.19%) Web Services
16 12 (3.87%) HTML5
17 11 (3.55%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.55%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.16%) Algorithms
4 12 (3.87%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.90%) Fintech
6 8 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.61%) NHS
7 5 (1.61%) Social Network
8 3 (0.97%) Derivative
9 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.65%) Equity Risk
9 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.65%) User Experience
10 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.32%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 72 (23.23%) Linux
2 51 (16.45%) Unix
3 2 (0.65%) Android
3 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.32%) CentOS
4 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (29.35%) TDD
3 55 (17.74%) Scrum
4 52 (16.77%) DevOps
5 43 (13.87%) Analytics
6 41 (13.23%) BDD
7 37 (11.94%) MapReduce
7 37 (11.94%) Microservices
8 35 (11.29%) ETL
9 33 (10.65%) Software Engineering
10 32 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (9.68%) Unit Testing
12 29 (9.35%) Data Science
12 29 (9.35%) E-Commerce
13 26 (8.39%) Data Modelling
14 24 (7.74%) Machine Learning
15 22 (7.10%) Open Source
15 22 (7.10%) System Testing
15 22 (7.10%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 197 (63.55%) Java
2 100 (32.26%) Scala
3 86 (27.74%) Python
4 54 (17.42%) SQL
5 40 (12.90%) Java 8
6 21 (6.77%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.52%) Bash Shell
8 13 (4.19%) R
9 9 (2.90%) Perl
9 9 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.58%) C++
11 4 (1.29%) C#
11 4 (1.29%) Groovy
11 4 (1.29%) Java 9
12 3 (0.97%) PHP
13 2 (0.65%) Haskell
13 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.32%) ES6
14 1 (0.32%) Gremlin
14 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (6.77%) Degree
2 20 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.29%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 13 (4.19%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) PMO
3 4 (1.29%) SLA
4 3 (0.97%) GDPR
5 2 (0.65%) GCP
6 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 68 (21.94%) HDFS
2 40 (12.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 23 (7.42%) Docker
4 19 (6.13%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (20.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 23 (7.42%) Oozie
3 17 (5.48%) Ansible
4 14 (4.52%) Puppet
5 8 (2.58%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.26%) Terraform
7 6 (1.94%) Kibana
8 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.65%) Packer
10 1 (0.32%) Ambari
10 1 (0.32%) Consul
10 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.32%) Grafana
10 1 (0.32%) logstash
10 1 (0.32%) Mesos
Vendors
1 38 (12.26%) Cloudera
2 27 (8.71%) Hortonworks
3 18 (5.81%) Google
4 15 (4.84%) Tableau
5 10 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.26%) Splunk
6 7 (2.26%) Talend
7 6 (1.94%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.94%) Databricks
7 6 (1.94%) Oracle
8 5 (1.61%) Informatica
9 4 (1.29%) MapR
10 3 (0.97%) Palantir
10 3 (0.97%) Sybase
10 3 (0.97%) Teradata
11 2 (0.65%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.65%) SAP
11 2 (0.65%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.32%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.32%) EXASOL