Period
to 16 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Apache Spark skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Apache Spark over the 6 months to 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Apache Spark
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 61 107
Rank change year-on-year -53 +46 -28
Contract jobs citing Apache Spark 77 274 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.65% 4.04% 2.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.24% 22.06% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 234 150
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £443 £513 £473
90th Percentile £700 £713 £725
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Apache Spark is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 685 1,242 1,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.71% 18.33% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 954 847
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £288 £277 £278
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £496
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.85% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 9
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.60 £13.00 £11.54
90th Percentile £26.40 £29.63 £27.50
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 £18.88 £19.35
% change year-on-year +37.71% -2.43% +1.84%

Apache Spark
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Apache Spark as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Apache Spark in the City of London

Apache Spark
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Apache Spark in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Apache Spark in the City of London

Apache Spark
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apache Spark in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apache Spark in the City of London

Apache Spark
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apache Spark within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -11 3 £500 -4.76%
Apache Spark
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Apache Spark also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Apache Spark.

1 52 (67.53%) Python
2 41 (53.25%) Hadoop
3 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (49.35%) Big Data
5 37 (48.05%) Kafka
6 36 (46.75%) Java
7 34 (44.16%) Scala
8 33 (42.86%) AWS
9 26 (33.77%) SQL
10 23 (29.87%) Data Science
11 22 (28.57%) GCP
11 22 (28.57%) Kubernetes
12 20 (25.97%) Apache Hive
12 20 (25.97%) Machine Learning
13 17 (22.08%) Analytics
14 16 (20.78%) DevOps
14 16 (20.78%) Docker
15 15 (19.48%) Jenkins
15 15 (19.48%) Google
16 14 (18.18%) TDD
16 14 (18.18%) ETL
16 14 (18.18%) Finance
16 14 (18.18%) Microservices
16 14 (18.18%) NoSQL
17 13 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (16.88%) Computer Science
17 13 (16.88%) Spark Streaming
18 12 (15.58%) Open Source
19 11 (14.29%) HBase
19 11 (14.29%) Hadoop YARN

Apache Spark
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 11 (14.29%) Apache Airflow
2 8 (10.39%) Apache
2 8 (10.39%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (6.49%) Luigi
4 2 (2.60%) DNN
4 2 (2.60%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.86%) AWS
2 22 (28.57%) GCP
3 9 (11.69%) Azure
4 5 (6.49%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (6.49%) Serverless
5 4 (5.19%) SaaS
6 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.90%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (3.90%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.30%) AWS IoT
8 1 (1.30%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.30%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (1.30%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (53.25%) Hadoop
2 38 (49.35%) Big Data
3 20 (25.97%) Apache Hive
4 14 (18.18%) NoSQL
5 13 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (14.29%) HBase
7 10 (12.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (10.39%) Impala
9 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (7.79%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (7.79%) Flink
10 6 (7.79%) MongoDB
10 6 (7.79%) Spark SQL
11 4 (5.19%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (5.19%) Presto
11 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
12 3 (3.90%) Azkaban
12 3 (3.90%) BigQuery
12 3 (3.90%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 15 (19.48%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.49%) Maven
4 4 (5.19%) JIRA
4 4 (5.19%) Travis CI
5 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.30%) ERwin
6 1 (1.30%) GitLab
6 1 (1.30%) GoCD
6 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Front Office
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Data Engineer
2 27 (35.06%) Developer
3 9 (11.69%) Data Scientist
4 8 (10.39%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Big Data Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Scala Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.49%) AWS Developer
6 5 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 4 (5.19%) Python Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (3.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Backend Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Java Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (48.05%) Kafka
2 13 (16.88%) Spark Streaming
3 11 (14.29%) PySpark
3 11 (14.29%) Spring
4 9 (11.69%) Web Services
5 8 (10.39%) Pandas
6 6 (7.79%) Akka
6 6 (7.79%) Spring Boot
7 5 (6.49%) RESTful
7 5 (6.49%) SciPy
7 5 (6.49%) TensorFlow
8 4 (5.19%) MLlib
8 4 (5.19%) Node.js
8 4 (5.19%) REST
8 4 (5.19%) scikit-learn
9 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.90%) D3.js
9 3 (3.90%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (3.90%) React
10 2 (2.60%) Esper
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Algorithms
1 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.60%) Life Science
4 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.60%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.30%) Derivative
5 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.30%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Unix
3 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) Data Science
3 20 (25.97%) Machine Learning
4 17 (22.08%) Analytics
5 16 (20.78%) DevOps
6 14 (18.18%) ETL
6 14 (18.18%) Microservices
6 14 (18.18%) TDD
7 13 (16.88%) Computer Science
8 12 (15.58%) Open Source
9 9 (11.69%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (11.69%) Use Case
10 8 (10.39%) BDD
11 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.09%) Data Transformation
11 7 (9.09%) Pair Programming
11 7 (9.09%) Visualisation
12 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce
12 6 (7.79%) Migration
12 6 (7.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 52 (67.53%) Python
2 36 (46.75%) Java
3 34 (44.16%) Scala
4 26 (33.77%) SQL
5 9 (11.69%) R
6 6 (7.79%) C++
6 6 (7.79%) Go
7 3 (3.90%) AWK
7 3 (3.90%) C#
7 3 (3.90%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) sed
8 2 (2.60%) C
8 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) HiveQL
9 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
2 6 (7.79%) PhD
3 4 (5.19%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) Docker
2 11 (14.29%) HDFS
3 3 (3.90%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 11 (14.29%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (7.79%) Ansible
4 5 (6.49%) Terraform
5 3 (3.90%) Oozie
5 3 (3.90%) Puppet
6 1 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.30%) Graphite
6 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.30%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) Google
2 6 (7.79%) Cloudera
3 5 (6.49%) Hortonworks
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Palantir
5 3 (3.90%) New Relic
5 3 (3.90%) Splunk
5 3 (3.90%) Tableau
6 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) Informatica
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.60%) Talend
6 2 (2.60%) Teradata
7 1 (1.30%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.30%) Databricks
7 1 (1.30%) Datactics
7 1 (1.30%) Foundry
7 1 (1.30%) MapR
7 1 (1.30%) Okta