The median contractor rate for a Big Data Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 563 578
Rank change year-on-year +143 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Big Data Developer 172 89 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 77 45
Median daily rate £550 £545 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.91% -0.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £720 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £428 £450
% change year-on-year -6.43% -5.00%  
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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
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 1353 1495 2037
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 £11.50 £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 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 25 June 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 25 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 +119 162 £550 +0.91% 23
London +73 139 £563 -2.17% 19
City of London +30 35 £625 +8.69% 6
South East +43 20 £400 -6.97% 3
Northern Ireland - 8 £365 -
County Antrim - 8 £365 -
Belfast - 8 £365 -
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £400 -
Hampshire +11 5 £400 -
Milton Keynes -11 5 £400 -
Surrey +1 4 £335 -23.86%
Southampton - 3 £400 -
Farnborough +5 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £588 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £500 - 2
North West - 2 £405 -
Berkshire +19 1 £550 +4.76%
Reading +13 1 £550 +4.76%
Warrington - 1 £400 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Woking - 1 £600 -
Cobham - 1 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £410 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Wales - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 322 (100.00%) Big Data
2 269 (83.54%) Hadoop
3 217 (67.39%) Apache Spark
4 190 (59.01%) Java
5 158 (49.07%) Scala
6 123 (38.20%) Python
7 115 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (30.12%) Apache Hive
9 81 (25.16%) Kafka
10 70 (21.74%) HBase
11 68 (21.12%) Finance
11 68 (21.12%) SQL
12 66 (20.50%) Banking
13 61 (18.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 59 (18.32%) TDD
15 56 (17.39%) Linux
16 52 (16.15%) ETL
17 48 (14.91%) Apache
17 48 (14.91%) HDFS
17 48 (14.91%) Cloudera
18 47 (14.60%) Analytics
19 44 (13.66%) DevOps
19 44 (13.66%) Scrum
20 38 (11.80%) Investment Banking
21 35 (10.87%) Git (software)
22 34 (10.56%) Impala
23 33 (10.25%) Akka
24 32 (9.94%) Algorithms
24 32 (9.94%) Microservices
24 32 (9.94%) MongoDB

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
1 217 (67.39%) Apache Spark
2 48 (14.91%) Apache
3 27 (8.39%) Apache Pig
4 11 (3.42%) Confluence
5 10 (3.11%) Apache Solr
5 10 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.24%) SAS
7 3 (0.93%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.31%) GemFire
9 1 (0.31%) JBoss
9 1 (0.31%) Jetty
9 1 (0.31%) Luigi
9 1 (0.31%) nginx
9 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Actimize
2 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.55%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.24%) GitHub
4 4 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) Kerberos
1 3 (0.93%) tcpdump
1 3 (0.93%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.62%) HTTP
2 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.31%) ICMP
3 1 (0.31%) SSH
3 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (100.00%) Big Data
2 269 (83.54%) Hadoop
3 97 (30.12%) Apache Hive
4 70 (21.74%) HBase
5 61 (18.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (10.56%) Impala
7 32 (9.94%) MongoDB
8 29 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (8.70%) NoSQL
10 22 (6.83%) Sqoop
11 16 (4.97%) SQL Server
12 15 (4.66%) Relational Database
13 14 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (3.42%) Data Lake
15 10 (3.11%) Amazon Redshift
16 9 (2.80%) RDBMS
17 8 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 7 (2.17%) Apache Zeppelin
18 7 (2.17%) Data Mining
18 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 32 (9.94%) JIRA
3 24 (7.45%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.97%) JUnit
5 12 (3.73%) Cucumber
5 12 (3.73%) Maven
6 11 (3.42%) Mockito
7 8 (2.48%) IntelliJ
8 7 (2.17%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.55%) Subversion
9 5 (1.55%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.24%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.24%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.93%) Ant
11 3 (0.93%) Gradle
12 2 (0.62%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (0.62%) GitLab
12 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.31%) JSUnit
13 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 68 (21.12%) Finance
2 66 (20.50%) Banking
3 38 (11.80%) Investment Banking
4 23 (7.14%) Front Office
5 10 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.48%) Marketing
7 5 (1.55%) Games
8 3 (0.93%) Electronics
8 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.93%) Retail
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (25.16%) Kafka
2 33 (10.25%) Akka
3 28 (8.70%) REST
4 26 (8.07%) Spark Streaming
4 26 (8.07%) Spring
5 23 (7.14%) Web Services
6 17 (5.28%) HTML
7 16 (4.97%) RESTful
8 13 (4.04%) HTML5
9 12 (3.73%) JSON
10 11 (3.42%) CSS
10 11 (3.42%) Spring Boot
11 10 (3.11%) XML
12 9 (2.80%) AngularJS
12 9 (2.80%) Apache Avro
13 8 (2.48%) Apache Camel
13 8 (2.48%) Cascading
13 8 (2.48%) CSS3
14 7 (2.17%) Apache Commons
15 6 (1.86%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.94%) Algorithms
2 21 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.11%) Market Risk
5 8 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.17%) User Experience
7 5 (1.55%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.24%) Equities
9 3 (0.93%) Fintech
9 3 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.93%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.93%) Replication
10 2 (0.62%) Robotics
10 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) Derivative
11 1 (0.31%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.39%) Linux
2 27 (8.39%) Unix
3 4 (1.24%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.93%) Windows
5 1 (0.31%) CentOS
5 1 (0.31%) Debian
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (18.32%) TDD
3 52 (16.15%) ETL
4 47 (14.60%) Analytics
5 44 (13.66%) DevOps
5 44 (13.66%) Scrum
6 32 (9.94%) Microservices
7 29 (9.01%) BDD
8 26 (8.07%) Data Analytics
9 25 (7.76%) MapReduce
9 25 (7.76%) Open Source
10 22 (6.83%) Risk Management
11 20 (6.21%) Machine Learning
11 20 (6.21%) OO
12 19 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (5.90%) Software Engineering
13 17 (5.28%) Big Data Analytics
14 15 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (4.66%) E-Commerce
14 15 (4.66%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 190 (59.01%) Java
2 158 (49.07%) Scala
3 123 (38.20%) Python
4 68 (21.12%) SQL
5 26 (8.07%) R
6 15 (4.66%) C++
7 13 (4.04%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.04%) Shell Script
8 12 (3.73%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.55%) Perl
9 5 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.24%) Ruby
11 3 (0.93%) ES6
11 3 (0.93%) Groovy
12 2 (0.62%) Clojure
12 2 (0.62%) GraphQL
12 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.31%) C
13 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.21%) Degree
3 14 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.48%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.55%) BC Cleared
6 5 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.93%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.55%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) MiFID
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (14.91%) HDFS
2 21 (6.52%) Apache Flume
3 15 (4.66%) Docker
4 12 (3.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 28 (8.70%) Hadoop YARN
2 21 (6.52%) Oozie
3 7 (2.17%) Ansible
4 4 (1.24%) Grafana
4 4 (1.24%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.24%) Terraform
5 3 (0.93%) Graphite
5 3 (0.93%) Mesos
6 2 (0.62%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) logstash
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.31%) SELinux
Vendors
1 48 (14.91%) Cloudera
2 20 (6.21%) Hortonworks
3 17 (5.28%) Oracle
4 6 (1.86%) SAP
4 6 (1.86%) Sybase
4 6 (1.86%) Tableau
5 5 (1.55%) Google
6 3 (0.93%) Cognos
6 3 (0.93%) Informatica
6 3 (0.93%) Vertica
7 2 (0.62%) Adobe
7 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.62%) MapR
7 2 (0.62%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.62%) Perforce
7 2 (0.62%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.31%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.31%) Cadence
8 1 (0.31%) Teradata
8 1 (0.31%) TIBCO
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