Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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 Architect
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 681 769
Rank change year-on-year -56 +88 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 141 175 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 112 67
UK median daily rate £600 £630 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.55% -9.28%
10th Percentile £500 £513 £450
90th Percentile £750 £800 £709
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £600 £520
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £62.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,433 90,345 102,409
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,733 58,963 65,345
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,782 3,196 3,879
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

Big Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Architect over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
England -32 133 £600 -4.76% 31
London -69 92 £600 -6.80% 24
UK excluding London +11 46 £563 -6.25% 8
South East -20 27 £538 -4.44% 4
East of England - 6 £625 -
North of England +41 5 £550 - 1
North West +7 5 £550 -
Wales +4 3 £625 -13.79%
Midlands -1 2 - - 1
Scotland -18 2 £700 +21.74% 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
South West +3 1 £475 -26.92% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 featuring Big Data Architect in the job title.

1 141 (100.00%) Big Data
2 115 (81.56%) Hadoop
3 87 (61.70%) Apache Spark
4 55 (39.01%) Kafka
5 49 (34.75%) Apache Hive
6 48 (34.04%) HBase
7 47 (33.33%) Analytics
8 38 (26.95%) HDFS
9 37 (26.24%) Java
10 35 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (23.40%) Data Architecture
12 29 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (19.86%) Sqoop
13 28 (19.86%) Cloudera
14 26 (18.44%) Scala
14 26 (18.44%) Mentoring
15 25 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (17.02%) Apache Flume
17 23 (16.31%) Data Analytics
17 23 (16.31%) SQL
18 22 (15.60%) Finance
19 21 (14.89%) Oozie
19 21 (14.89%) NoSQL
19 21 (14.89%) Python
19 21 (14.89%) ETL
19 21 (14.89%) Coaching
20 20 (14.18%) Data Warehouse
21 19 (13.48%) Apache Cassandra
21 19 (13.48%) MapReduce
22 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared

Big Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 87 (61.70%) Apache Spark
2 14 (9.93%) Apache Solr
3 12 (8.51%) Apache
4 11 (7.80%) Apache Pig
5 7 (4.96%) SAS
6 5 (3.55%) Confluence
7 4 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (5.67%) IaaS
4 7 (4.96%) Amazon EMR
4 7 (4.96%) Amazon Kinesis
4 7 (4.96%) PaaS
5 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (3.55%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.13%) Slack
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.35%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.71%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (0.71%) MPLS
2 1 (0.71%) Network Security
2 1 (0.71%) PSTN
2 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (100.00%) Big Data
2 115 (81.56%) Hadoop
3 49 (34.75%) Apache Hive
4 48 (34.04%) HBase
5 28 (19.86%) Sqoop
6 21 (14.89%) NoSQL
7 20 (14.18%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (13.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (12.77%) Impala
10 14 (9.93%) MongoDB
11 11 (7.80%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (7.09%) Data Lake
13 9 (6.38%) Relational Database
14 8 (5.67%) Amazon QuickSight
14 8 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (4.96%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (4.96%) QlikView
16 5 (3.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 5 (3.55%) Mahout
16 5 (3.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (5.67%) JIRA
2 5 (3.55%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.55%) IntelliJ
3 3 (2.13%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.42%) ERwin
4 2 (1.42%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.71%) RStudio
General
1 22 (15.60%) Finance
2 16 (11.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.13%) French Language
5 3 (2.13%) Legal
6 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (39.01%) Kafka
2 18 (12.77%) Spring
3 15 (10.64%) REST
4 12 (8.51%) Spring Boot
5 6 (4.26%) J2EE
5 6 (4.26%) Natural Language Processing
5 6 (4.26%) Web Services
6 5 (3.55%) Apache Camel
6 5 (3.55%) Drools
6 5 (3.55%) MLlib
7 4 (2.84%) PySpark
7 4 (2.84%) Spark Streaming
8 3 (2.13%) Apache Avro
8 3 (2.13%) Cascading
8 3 (2.13%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.42%) GraphX
9 2 (1.42%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.42%) TensorFlow
9 2 (1.42%) XML
10 1 (0.71%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Algorithms
2 10 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.55%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.13%) Linked Data
6 3 (2.13%) Replication
6 3 (2.13%) Robotics
7 2 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.42%) iPad
7 2 (1.42%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.71%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.71%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.71%) Online Games
8 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.51%) Linux
2 3 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.33%) Analytics
2 35 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (23.40%) Data Architecture
4 29 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (18.44%) Mentoring
6 23 (16.31%) Data Analytics
7 21 (14.89%) Coaching
7 21 (14.89%) ETL
8 19 (13.48%) MapReduce
9 18 (12.77%) Data Modelling
10 17 (12.06%) Data Integration
10 17 (12.06%) Data Management
11 16 (11.35%) Open Source
11 16 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (10.64%) Software Architecture
13 13 (9.22%) Machine Learning
14 12 (8.51%) Big Data Analytics
14 12 (8.51%) Visualisation
15 11 (7.80%) DevOps
15 11 (7.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.24%) Java
2 26 (18.44%) Scala
3 23 (16.31%) SQL
4 21 (14.89%) Python
5 10 (7.09%) R
6 5 (3.55%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.13%) HiveQL
8 3 (2.13%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.13%) SPARQL
9 2 (1.42%) C
10 1 (0.71%) COBOL
10 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) Degree
4 2 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) GCP
2 4 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 38 (26.95%) HDFS
2 24 (17.02%) Apache Flume
3 5 (3.55%) Docker
4 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (14.89%) Oozie
2 8 (5.67%) Ansible
2 8 (5.67%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (4.26%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.55%) Ambari
4 5 (3.55%) Terraform
5 4 (2.84%) Mesos
Vendors
1 28 (19.86%) Cloudera
2 13 (9.22%) Hortonworks
2 13 (9.22%) Oracle
2 13 (9.22%) Tableau
3 11 (7.80%) MapR
3 11 (7.80%) SAP
4 9 (6.38%) Google
5 5 (3.55%) Ab Initio
5 5 (3.55%) IBM
5 5 (3.55%) Informatica
5 5 (3.55%) Talend
6 4 (2.84%) Cognos
6 4 (2.84%) Teradata
7 3 (2.13%) Blue Prism
7 3 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.13%) Vertica
8 1 (0.71%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.71%) Datameer
8 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.71%) Jaspersoft