Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 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 Architect
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 770 808
Rank change year-on-year +31 +38 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 110 137 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 92 56
UK median daily rate £600 £556 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.87% +1.14% -4.35%
10th Percentile £513 £439 £405
90th Percentile £775 £784 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £525 £508
% change year-on-year +19.05% +3.45% -7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90422 104428 107002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 58668 67939 66296
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2875 3108 4133
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.80 £47.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 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
England +33 107 £600 +3.23% 11
London -5 76 £600 - 10
UK excluding London +29 31 £625 +19.05%
South East +22 22 £613 +28.95%
Midlands +15 5 - -
West Midlands +30 4 - -
North of England +47 2 - -
North West +39 1 - -
Yorkshire +29 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £750 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 featuring Big Data Architect in the job title.

1 110 (100.00%) Big Data
2 71 (64.55%) Hadoop
3 47 (42.73%) Analytics
4 38 (34.55%) Apache Spark
5 28 (25.45%) Data Architecture
6 27 (24.55%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (22.73%) Java
8 21 (19.09%) Python
8 21 (19.09%) Data Analytics
9 19 (17.27%) Cloudera
9 19 (17.27%) Kafka
9 19 (17.27%) HBase
9 19 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (16.36%) Scala
10 18 (16.36%) Visualisation
11 17 (15.45%) Apache Hive
11 17 (15.45%) Data Visualisation
12 16 (14.55%) MapR
13 15 (13.64%) MapReduce
13 15 (13.64%) SQL
13 15 (13.64%) Banking
14 14 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (12.73%) ETL
14 14 (12.73%) Big Data Analytics
14 14 (12.73%) NoSQL
15 13 (11.82%) Talend Open Studio
15 13 (11.82%) Talend
15 13 (11.82%) Tableau
15 13 (11.82%) Finance
15 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management

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 38 (34.55%) Apache Spark
2 10 (9.09%) SAS
3 8 (7.27%) Apache
4 5 (4.55%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.64%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.82%) Confluence
8 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.91%) Predix
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.27%) Google Analytics
2 8 (7.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.73%) IaaS
4 3 (2.73%) PaaS
5 2 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.82%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.82%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (1.82%) SaaS
5 2 (1.82%) Slack
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.73%) Network Security
3 1 (0.91%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (100.00%) Big Data
2 71 (64.55%) Hadoop
3 19 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (17.27%) HBase
4 17 (15.45%) Apache Hive
5 14 (12.73%) NoSQL
6 12 (10.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (7.27%) BigQuery
7 8 (7.27%) Looker
8 7 (6.36%) MongoDB
8 7 (6.36%) Sqoop
9 6 (5.45%) Impala
9 6 (5.45%) RDBMS
9 6 (5.45%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.64%) Apache Kudu
10 4 (3.64%) Flink
10 4 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (2.73%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (2.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (2.73%) CA Gen
2 3 (2.73%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.73%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.73%) JIRA
3 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.82%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (13.64%) Banking
2 13 (11.82%) Finance
3 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.64%) Front Office
6 3 (2.73%) Marketing
6 3 (2.73%) Retail
7 1 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) German Language
7 1 (0.91%) Legal
7 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) Kafka
2 4 (3.64%) Apache Drill
2 4 (3.64%) J2EE
2 4 (3.64%) Spark Streaming
3 3 (2.73%) REST
3 3 (2.73%) Spring
4 2 (1.82%) Apache Camel
4 2 (1.82%) Cascading
4 2 (1.82%) Drools
4 2 (1.82%) Java EE
4 2 (1.82%) JSON
4 2 (1.82%) Node.js
4 2 (1.82%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.82%) Web Services
4 2 (1.82%) XML
5 1 (0.91%) Flask
5 1 (0.91%) Middleware
5 1 (0.91%) MLlib
5 1 (0.91%) SAML
5 1 (0.91%) UIMA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.36%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.73%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.82%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Linux
2 6 (5.45%) Unix
3 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (42.73%) Analytics
2 28 (25.45%) Data Architecture
3 27 (24.55%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (19.09%) Data Analytics
5 18 (16.36%) Visualisation
6 17 (15.45%) Data Visualisation
7 15 (13.64%) MapReduce
8 14 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (12.73%) Big Data Analytics
8 14 (12.73%) ETL
9 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (9.09%) Machine Learning
11 9 (8.18%) Data Integration
11 9 (8.18%) Data Management
12 8 (7.27%) Data Modelling
12 8 (7.27%) Open Source
13 7 (6.36%) Information Architecture
14 6 (5.45%) SDLC
14 6 (5.45%) Software Architecture
14 6 (5.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.73%) Java
2 21 (19.09%) Python
3 18 (16.36%) Scala
4 15 (13.64%) SQL
5 11 (10.00%) R
6 5 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.64%) Perl
7 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.82%) HiveQL
8 2 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.91%) C
9 1 (0.91%) C++
9 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.91%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.91%) Ruby
9 1 (0.91%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Degree
2 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.91%) HDFS
2 8 (7.27%) Apache Flume
3 3 (2.73%) Docker
4 2 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Oozie
2 3 (2.73%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.82%) Ansible
3 2 (1.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.82%) Terraform
4 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.91%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (17.27%) Cloudera
2 16 (14.55%) MapR
3 13 (11.82%) Tableau
3 13 (11.82%) Talend
4 12 (10.91%) Oracle
5 8 (7.27%) Google
5 8 (7.27%) SnapLogic
6 5 (4.55%) Hortonworks
6 5 (4.55%) Teradata
7 4 (3.64%) Informatica
7 4 (3.64%) Pega
7 4 (3.64%) SAP
8 3 (2.73%) BEA
8 3 (2.73%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.73%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (2.73%) Palantir
8 3 (2.73%) webMethods
9 2 (1.82%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.82%) Cognos
9 2 (1.82%) Splunk
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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