Period
to 30 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 30 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 93 149
Rank change year-on-year +26 +56 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Data Engineer 44 150 113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.43% 2.51% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 2.69% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 117 101
Median daily rate £450 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £381 £433 £431
90th Percentile £644 £665 £700
Central London median daily rate £450 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -18.18% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 1,663 5,581 6,709
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.93% 93.48% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,193 4,378 5,324
Median daily rate £510 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £313
90th Percentile £687 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +1.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 70 119
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.84% +8.29% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.98 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £51.35 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +70.73% +9.63% +3.31%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the City of London

Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Data Engineer in the City of London

Data Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Engineer in the City of London

Data Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Engineer in the City of London

Data Engineer
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 Data Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 30 October 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
Moorgate +15 1 £475 -17.39%
Data Engineer
Central London

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 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 City of London region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (88.64%) Python
2 25 (56.82%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) Apache Spark
4 15 (34.09%) Big Data
5 14 (31.82%) Analytics
5 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (29.55%) Scala
7 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 11 (25.00%) Cloudera
8 11 (25.00%) Data Analysis
8 11 (25.00%) Data Engineering
8 11 (25.00%) Data Science
9 10 (22.73%) Finance
9 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
9 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
10 9 (20.45%) Hadoop
10 9 (20.45%) Azure
10 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (20.45%) Scrum
11 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (18.18%) Java
11 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 8 (18.18%) Apache Hive
12 7 (15.91%) AWS
12 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (15.91%) Kafka
12 7 (15.91%) Anaconda
12 7 (15.91%) PySpark
13 6 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
13 6 (13.64%) GCP

Data Engineer Skill Set
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 16 (36.36%) Apache Spark
2 5 (11.36%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (11.36%) Tornado
3 3 (6.82%) Confluence
4 2 (4.55%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (2.27%) R Markdown
5 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Azure
2 7 (15.91%) AWS
3 6 (13.64%) GCP
4 4 (9.09%) Power Platform
5 3 (6.82%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (4.55%) Amazon S3
6 2 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (4.55%) GitHub
7 1 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (2.27%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) Big Data
2 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (20.45%) Hadoop
3 8 (18.18%) Apache Hive
4 6 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
6 4 (9.09%) Power BI
7 3 (6.82%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (6.82%) Data Lake
7 3 (6.82%) Impala
7 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (4.55%) MySQL
8 2 (4.55%) Semantic Layer
8 2 (4.55%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (2.27%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.27%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.64%) GitLab
4 5 (11.36%) Hudson
4 5 (11.36%) ProC
5 3 (6.82%) JIRA
5 3 (6.82%) Maven
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Anaconda
1 7 (15.91%) Kafka
1 7 (15.91%) PySpark
2 6 (13.64%) Flask
3 5 (11.36%) CSS
3 5 (11.36%) CSS3
3 5 (11.36%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 5 (11.36%) HTML5
3 5 (11.36%) Twisted
4 4 (9.09%) REST
4 4 (9.09%) Web Services
5 3 (6.82%) JMS
5 3 (6.82%) Spring
5 3 (6.82%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.55%) JSON
7 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.27%) Velocity
7 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (31.82%) Analytics
2 11 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 11 (25.00%) Data Engineering
2 11 (25.00%) Data Science
3 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 9 (20.45%) Scrum
5 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (13.64%) ETL
8 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
8 5 (11.36%) Insurtech
9 4 (9.09%) Business Analytics
9 4 (9.09%) Data Integration
9 4 (9.09%) DevOps
9 4 (9.09%) Microservices
9 4 (9.09%) Migration
9 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.82%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 39 (88.64%) Python
2 25 (56.82%) SQL
3 13 (29.55%) Scala
4 8 (18.18%) Java
5 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.82%) Java 8
6 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.82%) R
7 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.55%) C#
8 1 (2.27%) Go
8 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) CDISC
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) HDFS
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 5 (11.36%) Ansible
3 3 (6.82%) Terraform
4 1 (2.27%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Cloudera
2 6 (13.64%) Alteryx
2 6 (13.64%) Hortonworks
3 5 (11.36%) Databricks
3 5 (11.36%) Google
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.27%) Informatica
6 1 (2.27%) Northgate