Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 746 783
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 142 100 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 62 81
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £513 £513 £462
90th Percentile £850 £775 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 94,869 86,564 101,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,095 55,999 65,887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,864 3,105
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -12 135 £650 +8.33% 19
London -18 91 £675 +12.50% 10
UK excluding London +23 48 £575 -4.17% 9
South East -12 20 £538 -2.27% 4
East Midlands +7 9 £563 - 3
Midlands -8 9 £563 - 3
North of England -23 9 £600 -
North West -4 5 £600 -
Scotland - 5 - -
East of England - 4 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £625 -
South West +5 1 £525 -30.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Big Data Architect 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 featuring Big Data Architect in the job title.

1 142 (100.00%) Big Data
2 109 (76.76%) Hadoop
3 80 (56.34%) Apache Spark
4 65 (45.77%) Kafka
5 51 (35.92%) Apache Hive
6 43 (30.28%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (28.87%) Java
8 37 (26.06%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (25.35%) HBase
10 35 (24.65%) NoSQL
10 35 (24.65%) Apache
10 35 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (22.54%) Cloudera
11 32 (22.54%) Analytics
12 31 (21.83%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (21.13%) Python
14 29 (20.42%) Data Modelling
14 29 (20.42%) Scala
15 27 (19.01%) HDFS
16 26 (18.31%) Data Architecture
17 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (17.61%) Oozie
17 25 (17.61%) SQL
18 24 (16.90%) Finance
18 24 (16.90%) Apache Cassandra
19 23 (16.20%) Data Integration
19 23 (16.20%) Data Lake
20 22 (15.49%) Apache Flume
21 21 (14.79%) Banking
22 20 (14.08%) Impala

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 80 (56.34%) Apache Spark
2 35 (24.65%) Apache
3 19 (13.38%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (2.82%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.82%) SAS
6 3 (2.11%) Confluence
6 3 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.11%) JBoss
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.41%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (30.28%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.86%) Amazon EMR
4 13 (9.15%) Amazon Kinesis
5 8 (5.63%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (5.63%) Serverless
6 6 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.82%) GitHub
7 4 (2.82%) PaaS
8 2 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.41%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.41%) IaaS
9 1 (0.70%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.70%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.70%) SaaS
9 1 (0.70%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (100.00%) Big Data
2 109 (76.76%) Hadoop
3 51 (35.92%) Apache Hive
4 37 (26.06%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (25.35%) HBase
6 35 (24.65%) NoSQL
7 24 (16.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (16.20%) Data Lake
9 20 (14.08%) Impala
10 16 (11.27%) MongoDB
11 15 (10.56%) SQL Server
11 15 (10.56%) Sqoop
12 14 (9.86%) Relational Database
13 12 (8.45%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (6.34%) Flink
15 8 (5.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 8 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (5.63%) Power BI
16 7 (4.93%) MySQL
16 7 (4.93%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 8 (5.63%) JIRA
2 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.52%) SonarQube
3 4 (2.82%) VersionOne
4 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.11%) Gradle
5 1 (0.70%) ERwin
5 1 (0.70%) GitLab
5 1 (0.70%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.70%) RStudio
5 1 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (16.90%) Finance
2 21 (14.79%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Games
4 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Marketing
5 3 (2.11%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.41%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (45.77%) Kafka
2 9 (6.34%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (6.34%) Spark Streaming
3 7 (4.93%) Apache Avro
3 7 (4.93%) J2EE
4 6 (4.23%) Middleware
4 6 (4.23%) REST
4 6 (4.23%) Spring
5 5 (3.52%) .NET
6 4 (2.82%) Node.js
7 3 (2.11%) Drools
7 3 (2.11%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.11%) JSON
7 3 (2.11%) React
7 3 (2.11%) Redux
7 3 (2.11%) SOAP
7 3 (2.11%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.11%) Web Services
8 2 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.52%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.11%) iPad
5 3 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.41%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.41%) Online Games
6 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.41%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.70%) Fintech
7 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Unix
2 10 (7.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.54%) Analytics
3 31 (21.83%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (20.42%) Data Modelling
5 26 (18.31%) Data Architecture
6 23 (16.20%) Data Integration
7 19 (13.38%) DevOps
7 19 (13.38%) ETL
8 16 (11.27%) Data Science
9 14 (9.86%) Scrum
10 13 (9.15%) Big Data Analytics
10 13 (9.15%) Open Source
11 12 (8.45%) Data Ingestion
12 11 (7.75%) Data Analytics
12 11 (7.75%) E-Commerce
13 10 (7.04%) Data Governance
13 10 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.34%) Visualisation
15 8 (5.63%) Dimensional Modelling
15 8 (5.63%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.87%) Java
2 30 (21.13%) Python
3 29 (20.42%) Scala
4 25 (17.61%) SQL
5 12 (8.45%) R
6 9 (6.34%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.23%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.41%) C++
8 2 (1.41%) Java 8
8 2 (1.41%) Ruby
9 1 (0.70%) C#
9 1 (0.70%) COBOL
9 1 (0.70%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Degree
2 6 (4.23%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) Data Quality
2 9 (6.34%) QA
3 3 (2.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.70%) MiFID
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (19.01%) HDFS
2 22 (15.49%) Apache Flume
3 14 (9.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.70%) Docker
4 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (17.61%) Oozie
2 19 (13.38%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (4.93%) Ansible
3 7 (4.93%) Terraform
4 5 (3.52%) Consul
4 5 (3.52%) Packer
5 4 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.41%) Kibana
6 2 (1.41%) Puppet
7 1 (0.70%) Ambari
7 1 (0.70%) Mesos
Vendors
1 32 (22.54%) Cloudera
2 19 (13.38%) Oracle
3 15 (10.56%) Hortonworks
4 12 (8.45%) SAP
5 9 (6.34%) Tableau
6 8 (5.63%) Google
6 8 (5.63%) MapR
7 7 (4.93%) Splunk
8 6 (4.23%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.23%) Talend
8 6 (4.23%) Teradata
9 5 (3.52%) Ab Initio
9 5 (3.52%) Informatica
10 3 (2.11%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.41%) Capita
11 2 (1.41%) IBM
12 1 (0.70%) Ariba
12 1 (0.70%) HP
12 1 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.70%) Red Hat