The median contractor rate for a Big Data Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 625 623
Rank change year-on-year +37 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Consultant 19 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.049% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.052% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 16
Median daily rate £550 £700 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +18.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £650 -
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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Big Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Consultant in the UK

Big Data Consultant
Top 10 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +27 19 £550 -21.42% 4
London -12 16 £550 -21.42% 1
South East - 2 - - 3
City of London - 1 £550 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 41 (100.00%) Big Data
2 33 (80.49%) Hadoop
3 24 (58.54%) Apache Spark
4 18 (43.90%) Scala
5 13 (31.71%) Python
6 10 (24.39%) Java
6 10 (24.39%) Apache Hive
6 10 (24.39%) Cloudera
6 10 (24.39%) Kafka
7 9 (21.95%) Linux
8 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.07%) HDFS
8 7 (17.07%) HBase
9 6 (14.63%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) SQL
10 5 (12.20%) Unix
10 5 (12.20%) JIRA
10 5 (12.20%) Apache Flume
11 4 (9.76%) DevOps
11 4 (9.76%) Analytics
11 4 (9.76%) Data Analytics
11 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
11 4 (9.76%) Hortonworks
11 4 (9.76%) Banking
11 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
12 3 (7.32%) SAS
12 3 (7.32%) Law
12 3 (7.32%) Machine Learning

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 24 (58.54%) Apache Spark
2 3 (7.32%) SAS
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) Jupyter
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) Big Data
2 33 (80.49%) Hadoop
3 10 (24.39%) Apache Hive
4 7 (17.07%) HBase
5 3 (7.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.88%) Impala
6 2 (4.88%) Parquet
6 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.44%) Data Lake
7 1 (2.44%) HDInsight
7 1 (2.44%) MariaDB
7 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
2 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.88%) Maven
5 1 (2.44%) JUnit
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Kafka
2 1 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Avro
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Drill
2 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.44%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) Spring
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.32%) iPad
2 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (9.76%) Analytics
2 4 (9.76%) Data Analytics
2 4 (9.76%) DevOps
2 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.32%) Conflict Management
3 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (7.32%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
3 3 (7.32%) Machine Learning
3 3 (7.32%) Open Source
3 3 (7.32%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) Big Data Analytics
4 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.88%) Data Strategy
4 2 (4.88%) ETL
4 2 (4.88%) MapReduce
4 2 (4.88%) Scrum
4 2 (4.88%) Use Case
5 1 (2.44%) Monetization
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) Scala
2 13 (31.71%) Python
3 10 (24.39%) Java
4 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.88%) C#
6 2 (4.88%) Groovy
7 1 (2.44%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.44%) R
7 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) HDFS
2 5 (12.20%) Apache Flume
3 3 (7.32%) Docker
4 1 (2.44%) vCloud
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Oozie
2 2 (4.88%) Ansible
2 2 (4.88%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) Terraform
3 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.44%) OpenAM
3 1 (2.44%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Cloudera
2 4 (9.76%) Hortonworks
3 3 (7.32%) Tableau
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Splunk
5 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.44%) MapR
5 1 (2.44%) Pega
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy
5 1 (2.44%) Teradata
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
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