The median contractor rate for a Big Data Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 592 604
Rank change year-on-year +41 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 44 65 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 32
Median daily rate £600 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £474 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £800 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00%  
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. 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 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Big Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 17 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 3 months to 24 April 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
England +41 43 £600 -4.00% 13
London +24 30 £600 -4.00% 8
South East +19 8 £538 +34.37% 3
City of London +8 8 £625 +7.52% 3
Southampton - 5 £450 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £450 - 2
West Midlands +24 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Telford - 3 - -
Berkshire - 2 £669 -
North West +32 1 - -
Surrey +5 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £538 -
Reading - 1 £800 -
Knutsford - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Big Data
2 86 (72.27%) Hadoop
3 53 (44.54%) Analytics
4 43 (36.13%) Apache Spark
5 36 (30.25%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (27.73%) NoSQL
8 32 (26.89%) Apache Hive
9 29 (24.37%) Data Architecture
10 28 (23.53%) HBase
10 28 (23.53%) ETL
11 26 (21.85%) Finance
12 25 (21.01%) Python
13 24 (20.17%) Java
13 24 (20.17%) Data Modelling
13 24 (20.17%) MapReduce
13 24 (20.17%) MongoDB
14 23 (19.33%) Oracle
15 21 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
16 20 (16.81%) Machine Learning
16 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (15.97%) Sqoop
18 18 (15.13%) Kafka
18 18 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
18 18 (15.13%) Data Integration
18 18 (15.13%) SQL
19 17 (14.29%) Apache Flume
19 17 (14.29%) Data Analytics
20 16 (13.45%) R
20 16 (13.45%) Analytical Skills

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 43 (36.13%) Apache Spark
2 14 (11.76%) Apache Pig
3 11 (9.24%) Apache
4 7 (5.88%) SAS
5 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.84%) Predix
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) SPSS
2 1 (0.84%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.40%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.20%) Google Analytics
5 5 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (3.36%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.52%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (2.52%) IaaS
7 3 (2.52%) PaaS
8 2 (1.68%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.68%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.84%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Kerberos
1 3 (2.52%) LDAP
2 1 (0.84%) Firewall
2 1 (0.84%) LAN
2 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (100.00%) Big Data
2 86 (72.27%) Hadoop
3 35 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (27.73%) NoSQL
5 32 (26.89%) Apache Hive
6 28 (23.53%) HBase
7 24 (20.17%) MongoDB
8 21 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (15.97%) Sqoop
10 13 (10.92%) Relational Database
11 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
12 10 (8.40%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (7.56%) Data Lake
14 7 (5.88%) SAP HANA
15 6 (5.04%) Impala
15 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
16 5 (4.20%) BigQuery
16 5 (4.20%) Looker
16 5 (4.20%) Mahout
16 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (2.52%) CA Gen
2 3 (2.52%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.52%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.52%) JMeter
2 3 (2.52%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.52%) Selenium
3 1 (0.84%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (21.85%) Finance
2 15 (12.61%) Banking
3 9 (7.56%) Marketing
4 7 (5.88%) Retail
5 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.36%) Games
7 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Advertising
8 1 (0.84%) Electronics
8 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.84%) Front Office
8 1 (0.84%) German Language
8 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Legal
8 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.13%) Kafka
2 9 (7.56%) Web Services
3 4 (3.36%) Apache Drill
3 4 (3.36%) J2EE
3 4 (3.36%) XSD
4 3 (2.52%) CSS
4 3 (2.52%) HTML
4 3 (2.52%) JDBC
4 3 (2.52%) Middleware
4 3 (2.52%) Node.js
4 3 (2.52%) RESTful
4 3 (2.52%) SOAP
4 3 (2.52%) XML
5 2 (1.68%) JSON
6 1 (0.84%) Django
6 1 (0.84%) Flask
6 1 (0.84%) MLlib
6 1 (0.84%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.84%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.88%) Credit Risk
3 7 (5.88%) Replication
4 6 (5.04%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.52%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.84%) Social Media
8 1 (0.84%) User Experience
8 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.92%) Linux
2 10 (8.40%) Unix
3 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.54%) Analytics
2 36 (30.25%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (24.37%) Data Architecture
4 28 (23.53%) ETL
5 24 (20.17%) Data Modelling
5 24 (20.17%) MapReduce
6 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (16.81%) Machine Learning
7 18 (15.13%) Data Integration
8 17 (14.29%) Data Analytics
9 15 (12.61%) Data Ingestion
10 14 (11.76%) Big Data Analytics
11 13 (10.92%) Data Visualisation
11 13 (10.92%) Visualisation
12 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (7.56%) Migration
13 9 (7.56%) Open Source
14 8 (6.72%) Data Management
14 8 (6.72%) Enterprise Architecture
15 7 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.01%) Python
2 24 (20.17%) Java
3 18 (15.13%) SQL
4 16 (13.45%) R
5 14 (11.76%) Scala
6 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.36%) Perl
8 3 (2.52%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.84%) C
10 1 (0.84%) C++
10 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.84%) Ruby
10 1 (0.84%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.29%) Apache Flume
2 11 (9.24%) HDFS
3 5 (4.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.84%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) Oozie
2 5 (4.20%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (2.52%) Ambari
4 1 (0.84%) Ansible
4 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (19.33%) Oracle
2 15 (12.61%) Talend
3 14 (11.76%) Tableau
4 12 (10.08%) MapR
5 10 (8.40%) Hortonworks
6 8 (6.72%) Informatica
6 8 (6.72%) SAP
6 8 (6.72%) Vertica
7 7 (5.88%) Cloudera
8 6 (5.04%) Cognos
8 6 (5.04%) Netezza
9 5 (4.20%) Google
9 5 (4.20%) SnapLogic
10 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.36%) Splunk
10 4 (3.36%) Teradata
11 3 (2.52%) BEA
11 3 (2.52%) Pega
11 3 (2.52%) webMethods
12 2 (1.68%) MicroStrategy
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