Big data is changing the world dramatically right before our eyes – from the amount of data being produced to the way in which it’s structured and used. As big data usage continues to gather pace skills specialists become rarer. Companies who are seeking to implement a big data strategy will need to pursue a defined hiring strategy.

The most sought after big data specialists command high salaries – head of data analytics average annual salaries reaching in excess of £110,000, with day rates hitting £700. See above for the top ten highest paid perm big data jobs in Q4.

The statistics were sourced using ITJobsWatch.

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