Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 759 694
Rank change year-on-year -9 -65 +94
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 114 140 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 89 120
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £507 £500 £463
90th Percentile £823 £765 £789
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £605 £575
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.22% +10.58%
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 99,545 97,274 97,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,895 64,435 63,507
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,076 2,850 3,288
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 15 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 10 December 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 -58 105 £663 +10.42% 19
London -13 66 £700 +16.67% 17
UK excluding London -31 43 £550 -9.09% 2
South East -36 15 £525 -12.50% 1
East of England -8 7 £569 -9.00%
North of England -11 7 £650 - 1
South West -28 6 £525 -14.29%
Wales -20 5 £530 -15.20%
North West -11 3 £700 -
North East - 3 £600 -
Midlands - 2 £438 -
Yorkshire -11 1 £600 - 1
Scotland -18 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £438 -

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Big Data
2 74 (64.91%) Hadoop
3 53 (46.49%) Apache Spark
4 42 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (34.21%) Apache Hive
6 38 (33.33%) Analytics
7 33 (28.95%) NoSQL
8 31 (27.19%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (27.19%) HBase
8 31 (27.19%) Kafka
9 30 (26.32%) Python
9 30 (26.32%) Data Modelling
9 30 (26.32%) Java
10 29 (25.44%) Cloudera
10 29 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (25.44%) Data Science
11 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (21.93%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (21.93%) Scala
13 24 (21.05%) SQL
13 24 (21.05%) Data Lake
14 23 (20.18%) Finance
15 22 (19.30%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (18.42%) Impala
16 21 (18.42%) Data Architecture
17 20 (17.54%) Apache
18 19 (16.67%) MongoDB
19 18 (15.79%) ETL
20 17 (14.91%) HDFS
20 17 (14.91%) Hortonworks

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 53 (46.49%) Apache Spark
2 20 (17.54%) Apache
3 14 (12.28%) Apache Pig
4 7 (6.14%) Apache Solr
4 7 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.26%) SAS
6 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.19%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.02%) Amazon Kinesis
4 7 (6.14%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (5.26%) Serverless
6 5 (4.39%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (3.51%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (3.51%) Slack
7 4 (3.51%) Trello
8 3 (2.63%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.63%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.88%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.88%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (100.00%) Big Data
2 74 (64.91%) Hadoop
3 39 (34.21%) Apache Hive
4 33 (28.95%) NoSQL
5 31 (27.19%) HBase
6 25 (21.93%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (21.05%) Data Lake
8 22 (19.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (18.42%) Impala
10 19 (16.67%) MongoDB
11 12 (10.53%) Relational Database
11 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
12 9 (7.89%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (7.89%) OLTP
13 7 (6.14%) MySQL
14 6 (5.26%) Geospatial Data
14 6 (5.26%) Power BI
14 6 (5.26%) RDBMS
15 5 (4.39%) Amazon Athena
15 5 (4.39%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.75%) ERwin
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Publishing
3 5 (4.39%) Retail
3 5 (4.39%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.63%) Games
4 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.63%) Legal
4 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Front Office
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.19%) Kafka
2 14 (12.28%) Spark Streaming
3 6 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (3.51%) .NET
4 4 (3.51%) J2EE
5 2 (1.75%) Web Services
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Avro
6 1 (0.88%) Java EE
6 1 (0.88%) Middleware
6 1 (0.88%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.88%) PySpark
6 1 (0.88%) RESTful
6 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.63%) Reference Data
3 3 (2.63%) Taxonomies
4 2 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.75%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.88%) Blog
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) Fintech
5 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.02%) Linux
2 6 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (0.88%) CentOS
3 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Solaris
3 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (33.33%) Analytics
3 30 (26.32%) Data Modelling
4 29 (25.44%) Data Science
5 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (18.42%) Data Architecture
7 18 (15.79%) ETL
8 15 (13.16%) Data Integration
9 13 (11.40%) Data Management
10 11 (9.65%) Dimensional Modelling
10 11 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.77%) Machine Learning
12 8 (7.02%) Data Analytics
12 8 (7.02%) MapReduce
12 8 (7.02%) Technical Leadership
12 8 (7.02%) Visualisation
13 7 (6.14%) DevOps
13 7 (6.14%) High Availability
13 7 (6.14%) Presales
13 7 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) Java
1 30 (26.32%) Python
2 25 (21.93%) Scala
3 24 (21.05%) SQL
4 12 (10.53%) R
5 3 (2.63%) C#
5 3 (2.63%) C++
5 3 (2.63%) MATLAB
5 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) CISSP
4 1 (0.88%) CCA
4 1 (0.88%) CEH
4 1 (0.88%) CISM
4 1 (0.88%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.51%) GDPR
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.91%) HDFS
2 15 (13.16%) Apache Flume
3 12 (10.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.88%) Docker
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (6.14%) Oozie
3 6 (5.26%) Ansible
4 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.39%) Puppet
5 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.88%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.88%) Nagios
5 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (25.44%) Cloudera
2 17 (14.91%) Hortonworks
3 11 (9.65%) Oracle
4 8 (7.02%) Google
4 8 (7.02%) MapR
5 6 (5.26%) SAP
5 6 (5.26%) Splunk
5 6 (5.26%) Tableau
6 5 (4.39%) Informatica
7 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.51%) SaltStack
8 3 (2.63%) Alibaba
8 3 (2.63%) Talend
9 1 (0.88%) Adobe
9 1 (0.88%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.88%) BMC
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos
9 1 (0.88%) Databricks
9 1 (0.88%) Solace
9 1 (0.88%) Vertica