Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 746 763
Rank change year-on-year -24 +17 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 127 123 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 75 103
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £513 £503 £457
90th Percentile £828 £770 £773
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £613 £525
% change year-on-year -4.08% +16.67% +0.96%
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 97,576 93,827 102,324
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.94% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,061 61,282 66,875
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,176 2,822 3,179
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -28 121 £650 +8.33% 16
London -23 81 £675 +12.50% 9
UK excluding London -5 41 £588 -4.08% 8
South East -23 14 £575 -4.17% 2
East of England +9 8 £550 -9.84%
North of England -13 7 £625 -
South West +4 6 £525 -30.00% 5
North West -16 4 £625 -
East Midlands +10 3 - -
Yorkshire -15 3 £625 -
Midlands -17 3 - -
Scotland -21 3 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Big Data
2 99 (77.95%) Hadoop
3 68 (53.54%) Apache Spark
4 53 (41.73%) Apache Hive
5 50 (39.37%) Kafka
6 46 (36.22%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (30.71%) NoSQL
8 38 (29.92%) Analytics
8 38 (29.92%) Java
9 37 (29.13%) HBase
10 34 (26.77%) Cloudera
10 34 (26.77%) Data Modelling
11 33 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (25.20%) Python
12 32 (25.20%) Impala
13 31 (24.41%) Scala
13 31 (24.41%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (23.62%) Amazon AWS
15 28 (22.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 28 (22.05%) Finance
15 28 (22.05%) Data Science
16 25 (19.69%) SQL
17 24 (18.90%) HDFS
17 24 (18.90%) Data Lake
18 23 (18.11%) Apache
19 22 (17.32%) Apache Flume
20 21 (16.54%) Apache Pig
20 21 (16.54%) Oozie
21 19 (14.96%) Data Integration
21 19 (14.96%) MongoDB

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 68 (53.54%) Apache Spark
2 23 (18.11%) Apache
3 21 (16.54%) Apache Pig
4 8 (6.30%) Apache Solr
4 8 (6.30%) SAS
5 6 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.62%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.24%) Amazon EMR
4 12 (9.45%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (3.94%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (3.94%) Serverless
6 3 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.36%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.36%) PaaS
7 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.79%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.79%) GitHub
8 1 (0.79%) IaaS
8 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (100.00%) Big Data
2 99 (77.95%) Hadoop
3 53 (41.73%) Apache Hive
4 39 (30.71%) NoSQL
5 37 (29.13%) HBase
6 32 (25.20%) Impala
7 31 (24.41%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (22.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (18.90%) Data Lake
10 19 (14.96%) MongoDB
11 18 (14.17%) SQL Server
12 16 (12.60%) Relational Database
13 12 (9.45%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (8.66%) OLTP
15 8 (6.30%) MySQL
16 7 (5.51%) Power BI
16 7 (5.51%) Sqoop
17 6 (4.72%) Apache Kudu
17 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 6 (4.72%) Flink
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) ERwin
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (22.05%) Finance
2 15 (11.81%) Banking
3 9 (7.09%) Games
4 5 (3.94%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.15%) Retail
6 2 (1.57%) Legal
6 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (39.37%) Kafka
2 14 (11.02%) Spark Streaming
3 7 (5.51%) .NET
3 7 (5.51%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (4.72%) J2EE
5 5 (3.94%) Apache Avro
6 2 (1.57%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.57%) Web Services
7 1 (0.79%) Lucene
7 1 (0.79%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.79%) Node.js
7 1 (0.79%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.36%) Reference Data
2 3 (2.36%) Taxonomies
3 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.57%) Online Games
4 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.79%) Blog
4 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.79%) Fintech
4 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.51%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.22%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (29.92%) Analytics
3 34 (26.77%) Data Modelling
4 33 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (22.05%) Data Science
6 19 (14.96%) Data Integration
7 17 (13.39%) Data Architecture
7 17 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (11.81%) ETL
9 14 (11.02%) Open Source
10 13 (10.24%) Dimensional Modelling
10 13 (10.24%) Scrum
11 11 (8.66%) Data Analytics
11 11 (8.66%) MapReduce
12 10 (7.87%) DevOps
13 9 (7.09%) Data Governance
13 9 (7.09%) Presales
14 8 (6.30%) Data Ingestion
14 8 (6.30%) Use Case
14 8 (6.30%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.92%) Java
2 32 (25.20%) Python
3 31 (24.41%) Scala
4 25 (19.69%) SQL
5 19 (14.96%) R
6 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.36%) C++
7 3 (2.36%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.57%) C#
8 2 (1.57%) Java 8
8 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.57%) Ruby
9 1 (0.79%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) CCA
4 1 (0.79%) CISSP
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.36%) GDPR
3 2 (1.57%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (18.90%) HDFS
2 22 (17.32%) Apache Flume
3 12 (9.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.79%) Docker
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) Oozie
2 11 (8.66%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (5.51%) Ansible
4 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.72%) Puppet
5 3 (2.36%) Consul
5 3 (2.36%) Packer
5 3 (2.36%) Terraform
6 2 (1.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 34 (26.77%) Cloudera
2 18 (14.17%) Hortonworks
3 15 (11.81%) Oracle
4 10 (7.87%) SAP
5 9 (7.09%) MapR
5 9 (7.09%) Tableau
6 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.72%) Informatica
8 5 (3.94%) Teradata
9 4 (3.15%) SaltStack
9 4 (3.15%) Splunk
10 3 (2.36%) Google
10 3 (2.36%) Talend
11 2 (1.57%) Capita
11 2 (1.57%) IBM
12 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.79%) Cognos
12 1 (0.79%) Netezza
12 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.79%) TIBCO