Period
to 25 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

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.

Data Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 103 113
Rank change year-on-year +55 +10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Engineer 8 14 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 1.43% 0.73% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.77% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 10
Median daily rate £550 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -11.36% +57.14%
10th Percentile £414 £413 £413
90th Percentile £650 £565 £575
South West median daily rate £475 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +56.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +140.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 535 1,815 1,996
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 94.78% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 1,212 1,336
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £237 £238 £253
90th Percentile £588 £600 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.77% +2.26% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 76 68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -14.47% +74.21%
10th Percentile £13.22 £11.34 £14.80
90th Percentile £54.75 £52.50 £61.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year -15.66% +4.40% +22.31%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Data Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in Bristol

Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Data Engineer in Bristol

Data Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Engineer in Bristol

Data Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Data Engineer in Bristol

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, Data Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Data Engineering
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) AWS
4 3 (37.50%) GitHub
4 3 (37.50%) Bitbucket
4 3 (37.50%) Databricks
5 2 (25.00%) Power Platform
5 2 (25.00%) Power BI
5 2 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) HDFS
5 2 (25.00%) Impala
5 2 (25.00%) Data Munging
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
5 2 (25.00%) Jupyter
5 2 (25.00%) ETL Development
5 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
5 2 (25.00%) Big Data
5 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (25.00%) Scala
5 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (25.00%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) AWS
1 3 (37.50%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (25.00%) Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (25.00%) Impala
1 2 (25.00%) Power BI
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (12.50%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Data Munging
3 2 (25.00%) ETL Development
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Databricks
2 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Talend