The median contractor rate for a Big Data Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 456 517 596
Rank change year-on-year +61 +79  
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 149 131 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 95 24
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £726 £650 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £463
% change year-on-year +6.38% +1.62%  
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Big Data Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Developer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Big Data Developer in the UK

Big Data Developer
Top 30 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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +61 142 £525 +2.43% 21
London +50 125 £525 - 14
City of London -2 20 £625 +25.00% 6
South East +21 10 £400 -15.78% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 7 £350 - 1
Newport - 6 £511 -
South Wales - 6 £513 - 1
Wales - 6 £513 - 1
South West -4 4 £513 -
East Midlands -4 2 £538 +13.15% 1
Cardiff - 2 £513 - 1
Bristol - 2 £513 -
North West +28 1 £420 -6.66%
Berkshire +25 1 £500 +5.26%
Reading +10 1 £500 +5.26%
Gloucestershire +4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 1 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire -5 1 £500 - 1
East of England -5 1 £400 -15.78% 3
Oxford -6 1 £500 - 1
North East - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £400 -
Northumberland - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £538 -
Cheshire - 1 £420 -
Northampton - 1 £538 -
Warrington - 1 £420 -
Thornton Heath - 1 £525 -
Street - 1 £400 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Big Data Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 299 (100.00%) Big Data
2 237 (79.26%) Hadoop
3 198 (66.22%) Apache Spark
4 175 (58.53%) Java
5 132 (44.15%) Scala
6 126 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (35.45%) Python
8 85 (28.43%) Apache Hive
9 73 (24.41%) Kafka
10 61 (20.40%) HBase
10 61 (20.40%) TDD
11 53 (17.73%) Finance
12 52 (17.39%) ETL
13 49 (16.39%) Banking
14 46 (15.38%) HDFS
15 44 (14.72%) Apache Cassandra
16 43 (14.38%) Microservices
17 40 (13.38%) DevOps
17 40 (13.38%) Analytics
17 40 (13.38%) BDD
17 40 (13.38%) Linux
18 39 (13.04%) SQL
18 39 (13.04%) Cloudera
19 34 (11.37%) R
20 33 (11.04%) NoSQL
20 33 (11.04%) PostgreSQL
20 33 (11.04%) Apache
20 33 (11.04%) Apache Pig
21 31 (10.37%) Scrum
22 30 (10.03%) HTML

Big Data Developer 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
1 198 (66.22%) Apache Spark
2 33 (11.04%) Apache
2 33 (11.04%) Apache Pig
3 13 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (3.34%) Confluence
5 6 (2.01%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.34%) Jupyter
8 3 (1.00%) SAS
8 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.67%) GemFire
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.67%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.33%) Firebase
7 1 (0.33%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (1.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.67%) HTTP
2 2 (0.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.33%) ICMP
3 1 (0.33%) SSH
3 1 (0.33%) SSL
3 1 (0.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (100.00%) Big Data
2 237 (79.26%) Hadoop
3 85 (28.43%) Apache Hive
4 61 (20.40%) HBase
5 44 (14.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 33 (11.04%) NoSQL
6 33 (11.04%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (8.70%) MongoDB
7 26 (8.70%) SQL Server
8 23 (7.69%) Sqoop
9 22 (7.36%) Relational Database
10 21 (7.02%) Impala
11 13 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (3.68%) RDBMS
13 9 (3.01%) Data Lake
13 9 (3.01%) MySQL
14 8 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (2.34%) Apache Zeppelin
15 7 (2.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (8.36%) JIRA
2 21 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.68%) Cucumber
4 11 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.01%) IntelliJ
6 8 (2.68%) JUnit
7 7 (2.34%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (1.67%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.00%) Maven
9 3 (1.00%) Selenium
10 2 (0.67%) Ant
10 2 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.67%) Gradle
10 2 (0.67%) Mockito
10 2 (0.67%) Subversion
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Continuum
11 1 (0.33%) CMake
11 1 (0.33%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (17.73%) Finance
2 49 (16.39%) Banking
3 25 (8.36%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.35%) Front Office
5 6 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.34%) Marketing
6 4 (1.34%) Retail
7 3 (1.00%) Back Office
7 3 (1.00%) Games
8 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (24.41%) Kafka
2 30 (10.03%) HTML
3 25 (8.36%) AngularJS
4 22 (7.36%) REST
4 22 (7.36%) Spark Streaming
5 20 (6.69%) Akka
5 20 (6.69%) CSS
5 20 (6.69%) Spring
6 19 (6.35%) HTML5
7 14 (4.68%) Web Services
8 11 (3.68%) Apache Camel
8 11 (3.68%) CSS3
8 11 (3.68%) Spring Boot
9 9 (3.01%) .NET
10 8 (2.68%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.68%) JSON
11 7 (2.34%) Django
12 6 (2.01%) Node.js
13 5 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.36%) Algorithms
2 19 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.01%) Replication
5 5 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.67%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.67%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.67%) Robotics
7 2 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.33%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.33%) Fintech
8 1 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.33%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.33%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.38%) Linux
2 13 (4.35%) Unix
3 2 (0.67%) Android
3 2 (0.67%) CentOS
3 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.33%) Debian
4 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (20.40%) TDD
3 52 (17.39%) ETL
4 43 (14.38%) Microservices
5 40 (13.38%) Analytics
5 40 (13.38%) BDD
5 40 (13.38%) DevOps
6 31 (10.37%) Scrum
7 24 (8.03%) MapReduce
8 20 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (6.35%) Data Analytics
10 18 (6.02%) Risk Management
11 17 (5.69%) Open Source
12 16 (5.35%) Data Ingestion
13 15 (5.02%) Big Data Analytics
14 14 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.68%) Functional Programming
14 14 (4.68%) Machine Learning
15 13 (4.35%) E-Commerce
16 12 (4.01%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 175 (58.53%) Java
2 132 (44.15%) Scala
3 106 (35.45%) Python
4 39 (13.04%) SQL
5 34 (11.37%) R
6 23 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.68%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.34%) C++
9 9 (3.01%) C#
10 5 (1.67%) Perl
10 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.34%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.34%) Ruby
12 3 (1.00%) C
13 2 (0.67%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.33%) ECMAScript
14 1 (0.33%) Go
14 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.33%) Pig Latin
14 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (7.36%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (3.01%) Degree
4 8 (2.68%) BC Cleared
4 8 (2.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.34%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (15.38%) HDFS
2 21 (7.02%) Docker
3 17 (5.69%) Apache Flume
4 6 (2.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 26 (8.70%) Hadoop YARN
2 18 (6.02%) Oozie
3 12 (4.01%) Ansible
4 4 (1.34%) Ambari
5 2 (0.67%) Kibana
5 2 (0.67%) Mesos
5 2 (0.67%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) Grafana
6 1 (0.33%) Graphite
6 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 39 (13.04%) Cloudera
2 26 (8.70%) Hortonworks
3 14 (4.68%) Oracle
4 8 (2.68%) Tableau
4 8 (2.68%) Teradata
4 8 (2.68%) Xamarin
5 7 (2.34%) Talend
6 6 (2.01%) Cognos
6 6 (2.01%) Informatica
6 6 (2.01%) SAP
6 6 (2.01%) Vertica
7 4 (1.34%) MapR
7 4 (1.34%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.00%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.00%) Google
9 2 (0.67%) IBM
9 2 (0.67%) Perforce
9 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.67%) Sybase
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft
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