The median contractor rate for a Big Data Consultant was £519 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 623 625
Rank change year-on-year +38 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Consultant 23 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.030% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.031% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 12
Median daily rate £519 £500 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £451
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £660 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +29.41% -8.10%  
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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Consultant in the UK

Big Data Consultant
Top 7 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 28 March 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 +39 23 £519 +3.75% 2
London +35 21 £500 -9.09% 1
South East - 2 £550 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £550 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £550 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 53 (100.00%) Big Data
2 39 (73.58%) Hadoop
3 25 (47.17%) Apache Spark
4 17 (32.08%) Scala
5 15 (28.30%) Apache Hive
5 15 (28.30%) Java
6 10 (18.87%) HDFS
6 10 (18.87%) Python
6 10 (18.87%) HBase
7 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.98%) DevOps
7 9 (16.98%) Analytics
8 8 (15.09%) Kafka
8 8 (15.09%) Finance
8 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (15.09%) Open Source
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.21%) Linux
9 7 (13.21%) SQL
10 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (11.32%) ETL
10 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (11.32%) Cloudera
10 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
10 6 (11.32%) Data Analytics
11 5 (9.43%) Apache Flume
11 5 (9.43%) Hortonworks
11 5 (9.43%) Ansible
11 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
11 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure

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 25 (47.17%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.55%) SAS
3 3 (5.66%) Apache
3 3 (5.66%) Apache Pig
3 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.77%) nginx
5 1 (1.89%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.89%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.89%) BlueKai
2 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (100.00%) Big Data
2 39 (73.58%) Hadoop
3 15 (28.30%) Apache Hive
4 10 (18.87%) HBase
5 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (9.43%) NoSQL
6 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
7 4 (7.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (7.55%) Impala
7 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
8 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
8 3 (5.66%) Sqoop
9 2 (3.77%) Flink
9 2 (3.77%) Looker
9 2 (3.77%) MySQL
9 2 (3.77%) PowerCenter
9 2 (3.77%) Redis
10 1 (1.89%) DB2
10 1 (1.89%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.55%) JIRA
4 3 (5.66%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.77%) Gerrit
5 2 (3.77%) Maven
5 2 (3.77%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.89%) FindBugs
6 1 (1.89%) JUnit
6 1 (1.89%) Selenium
6 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
2 5 (9.43%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
3 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
4 1 (1.89%) Front Office
4 1 (1.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) Kafka
2 4 (7.55%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (5.66%) Node.js
4 2 (3.77%) .NET
4 2 (3.77%) Samza
4 2 (3.77%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.89%) Akka
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Drill
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.89%) REST
5 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) iPad
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (16.98%) Analytics
1 9 (16.98%) DevOps
2 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (15.09%) Open Source
3 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.32%) Data Analytics
4 6 (11.32%) ETL
5 5 (9.43%) MapReduce
6 4 (7.55%) Data Integration
6 4 (7.55%) Scrum
7 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.66%) Conflict Management
7 3 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.66%) Machine Learning
7 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.66%) User Stories
8 2 (3.77%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) Scala
2 15 (28.30%) Java
3 10 (18.87%) Python
4 7 (13.21%) SQL
5 4 (7.55%) C#
6 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.66%) R
7 2 (3.77%) C
7 2 (3.77%) F#
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) Groovy
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) HDFS
2 5 (9.43%) Apache Flume
3 3 (5.66%) vCloud
3 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Ansible
2 3 (5.66%) Kibana
2 3 (5.66%) logstash
2 3 (5.66%) Oozie
3 2 (3.77%) Grafana
3 2 (3.77%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.89%) OpenAM
4 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Cloudera
2 5 (9.43%) Hortonworks
3 3 (5.66%) Informatica
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Splunk
3 3 (5.66%) Tableau
3 3 (5.66%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) MapR
4 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Talend
5 1 (1.89%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.89%) Adobe
5 1 (1.89%) Google
5 1 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.89%) Teradata