Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Big Data Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 828 867
Rank change year-on-year -1 +39 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Consultant 49 66 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.062% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.066% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 16
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £475
90th Percentile £685 £850 £756
UK excluding London median daily rate £560 £530 £600
% change year-on-year +5.66% -11.67% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Big Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Big Data Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Consultant in the UK

Big Data Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Big Data Consultant.

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data Consultant in the UK

Big Data Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Consultant over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Consultant in the UK

Big Data Consultant
Top 8 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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 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 +3 49 £550 -4.35% 1
London -18 38 £550 -6.38% 1
UK excluding London +27 11 £560 +5.66%
South East +6 5 £550 +12.82%
North of England +61 4 - -
North West +25 4 - -
East Midlands - 2 £560 -
Midlands - 2 £560 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Big Data Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) Big Data
2 36 (73.47%) Hadoop
3 20 (40.82%) Apache Spark
4 17 (34.69%) Java
5 12 (24.49%) Kafka
6 11 (22.45%) Scala
6 11 (22.45%) Apache Hive
6 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
7 10 (20.41%) Python
7 10 (20.41%) Linux
8 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.37%) Hortonworks
8 9 (18.37%) Docker
9 8 (16.33%) JIRA
10 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (14.29%) Kerberos
10 7 (14.29%) SQL
10 7 (14.29%) Ansible
10 7 (14.29%) Cloudera
11 6 (12.24%) Terraform
11 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
11 6 (12.24%) DevOps
11 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
11 6 (12.24%) Coaching
11 6 (12.24%) Analytics
11 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (12.24%) Security Architecture
11 6 (12.24%) Network Security
12 5 (10.20%) Capacity Planning

Big Data Consultant 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 20 (40.82%) Apache Spark
2 5 (10.20%) Confluence
3 4 (8.16%) Apache Pig
4 3 (6.12%) Apache
5 2 (4.08%) Apache Solr
5 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.04%) nginx
6 1 (2.04%) SAS
6 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Kerberos
2 6 (12.24%) Network Security
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (100.00%) Big Data
2 36 (73.47%) Hadoop
3 11 (22.45%) Apache Hive
4 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (10.20%) Pentaho
6 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (6.12%) MariaDB
6 3 (6.12%) Sqoop
7 2 (4.08%) Data Lake
7 2 (4.08%) Flink
7 2 (4.08%) HBase
7 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.08%) SAP HANA
8 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.04%) OLAP
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (2.04%) QlikView
8 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.04%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (10.20%) Banking
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) Kafka
2 4 (8.16%) Spring
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Avro
3 1 (2.04%) Cascading
3 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.04%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) PySpark
3 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Reference Data
2 2 (4.08%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) CentOS
3 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.24%) Analytics
2 6 (12.24%) Coaching
2 6 (12.24%) DevOps
2 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
2 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (12.24%) Security Architecture
3 5 (10.20%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.16%) Data Architecture
5 3 (6.12%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.12%) Data Analytics
5 3 (6.12%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.12%) MapReduce
6 2 (4.08%) Data Engineering
6 2 (4.08%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (4.08%) ETL
6 2 (4.08%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (4.08%) Open Source
6 2 (4.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) Scala
3 10 (20.41%) Python
4 7 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) R
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CISM
3 1 (2.04%) CISSP
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Docker
2 5 (10.20%) HDFS
3 3 (6.12%) Apache Flume
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Ansible
2 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
2 6 (12.24%) Terraform
3 4 (8.16%) Ambari
4 2 (4.08%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.04%) Kibana
5 1 (2.04%) Oozie
5 1 (2.04%) Packer
5 1 (2.04%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Hortonworks
2 7 (14.29%) Cloudera
3 5 (10.20%) Splunk
4 3 (6.12%) Informatica
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.08%) Ab Initio
5 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Cognos
6 1 (2.04%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.04%) Pega
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy
6 1 (2.04%) Tableau
6 1 (2.04%) Talend
6 1 (2.04%) Teradata