Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 56 114
Rank change year-on-year -56 +58 -28
Contract jobs citing Apache Spark 70 280 161
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.69% 4.10% 2.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.74% 22.54% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 242 138
Median daily rate £550 £550 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.38% -2.08%
10th Percentile £413 £513 £463
90th Percentile £688 £699 £725
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 596 1,242 1,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.42% 18.18% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 946 894
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £312 £299 £308
90th Percentile £650 £663 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.04% -3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £24.50 £15.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year +83.01% -4.38% +5.26%

Apache Spark
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Apache Spark as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Apache Spark in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Apache Spark in the City of London

Apache Spark
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Apache Spark in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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 -6 3 £500 -4.76%
Apache Spark
Central London

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 42 (60.00%) Python
2 38 (54.29%) Big Data
3 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (47.14%) Kafka
5 32 (45.71%) Java
6 28 (40.00%) Scala
7 27 (38.57%) Hadoop
7 27 (38.57%) AWS
8 23 (32.86%) GCP
9 19 (27.14%) SQL
10 17 (24.29%) Finance
10 17 (24.29%) Machine Learning
11 16 (22.86%) Kubernetes
11 16 (22.86%) Microservices
11 16 (22.86%) TDD
11 16 (22.86%) Data Science
12 14 (20.00%) Spring
12 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
13 13 (18.57%) Apache Hive
14 12 (17.14%) Azure
14 12 (17.14%) Analytics
14 12 (17.14%) Google
15 11 (15.71%) Use Case
15 11 (15.71%) Apache
15 11 (15.71%) Jenkins
15 11 (15.71%) Docker
15 11 (15.71%) DevOps
16 10 (14.29%) HDFS
16 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (14.29%) NoSQL

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 (15.71%) Apache
2 9 (12.86%) Apache Airflow
3 5 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.29%) Luigi
5 2 (2.86%) DNN
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.43%) Confluence
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.43%) Tornado
Cloud Services
1 27 (38.57%) AWS
2 23 (32.86%) GCP
3 12 (17.14%) Azure
4 7 (10.00%) SaaS
5 3 (4.29%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (4.29%) Serverless
6 2 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.43%) AWS IoT
7 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.43%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (54.29%) Big Data
2 27 (38.57%) Hadoop
3 13 (18.57%) Apache Hive
4 10 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 9 (12.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (12.86%) HBase
6 5 (7.14%) Flink
6 5 (7.14%) Impala
6 5 (7.14%) MongoDB
6 5 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (4.29%) Azkaban
8 3 (4.29%) Parquet
8 3 (4.29%) Spark SQL
8 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.86%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (2.86%) Data Lake
9 2 (2.86%) Presto
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.14%) JIRA
2 5 (7.14%) Maven
3 4 (5.71%) Travis CI
4 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.43%) ERwin
6 1 (1.43%) GitLab
6 1 (1.43%) Hudson
6 1 (1.43%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.43%) ProC
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Retail
4 4 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (45.71%) Developer
2 22 (31.43%) Data Engineer
3 15 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Data Scientist
5 8 (11.43%) Scala Developer
6 6 (8.57%) AWS Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Big Data Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Hadoop Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Java Hadoop Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Python Developer
9 3 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (4.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Backend Developer
9 3 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 2 (2.86%) Java Scala Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (47.14%) Kafka
2 14 (20.00%) Spring
3 10 (14.29%) PySpark
4 9 (12.86%) Akka
4 9 (12.86%) Spark Streaming
5 8 (11.43%) Pandas
5 8 (11.43%) TensorFlow
5 8 (11.43%) Web Services
6 7 (10.00%) Spring Boot
7 6 (8.57%) MLlib
7 6 (8.57%) RESTful
7 6 (8.57%) SciPy
8 5 (7.14%) REST
9 3 (4.29%) .NET
9 3 (4.29%) Apache Avro
9 3 (4.29%) Apache Beam
9 3 (4.29%) D3.js
9 3 (4.29%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (4.29%) JSON
9 3 (4.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.86%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 5 (7.14%) Market Risk
4 4 (5.71%) Credit Risk
4 4 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.86%) Life Science
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.86%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.43%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Unix
3 2 (2.86%) Debian
4 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) Machine Learning
3 16 (22.86%) Data Science
3 16 (22.86%) Microservices
3 16 (22.86%) TDD
4 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 12 (17.14%) Analytics
6 11 (15.71%) DevOps
6 11 (15.71%) Use Case
7 9 (12.86%) Artificial Intelligence
7 9 (12.86%) BDD
7 9 (12.86%) Mathematics
8 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.43%) Open Source
8 8 (11.43%) Physics
9 6 (8.57%) Data Transformation
9 6 (8.57%) Functional Programming
9 6 (8.57%) OOP
9 6 (8.57%) Performance Optimisation
9 6 (8.57%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.00%) Python
2 32 (45.71%) Java
3 28 (40.00%) Scala
4 19 (27.14%) SQL
5 6 (8.57%) R
6 5 (7.14%) Java 8
7 4 (5.71%) C++
8 3 (4.29%) AWK
8 3 (4.29%) C#
8 3 (4.29%) Ruby
8 3 (4.29%) sed
9 2 (2.86%) Go
9 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.86%) PHP
10 1 (1.43%) C
10 1 (1.43%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) Master's Degree
3 6 (8.57%) PhD
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Docker
2 10 (14.29%) HDFS
3 3 (4.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 16 (22.86%) Kubernetes
2 9 (12.86%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (5.71%) Ansible
4 2 (2.86%) Oozie
4 2 (2.86%) Puppet
4 2 (2.86%) Terraform
5 1 (1.43%) Graphite
5 1 (1.43%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.43%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Google
2 4 (5.71%) MapR
3 3 (4.29%) Cloudera
3 3 (4.29%) Splunk
4 2 (2.86%) Hortonworks
4 2 (2.86%) New Relic
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Palantir
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.43%) Okta
5 1 (1.43%) Talend