Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Data Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Engineering over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 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.

Data Engineering
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 236 241
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 +56
Contract jobs citing Data Engineering 28 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 7
City of London median daily rate £549 £550 £593
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.23% -7.17% +39.41%
10th Percentile £454 £425 £368
90th Percentile £684 £575 £713
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £575
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +35.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Data Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,116 5,889 5,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.17% 88.89% 87.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,848 4,551 4,777
City of London median daily rate £509 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +5.26% +5.21%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 55 43
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.54 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +2.70% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.28 £13.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.03 £31.20 £46.31
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% -5.00% -2.44%

Data Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineering in the City of London

Data Engineering
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 Data Engineering in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Engineering in the City of London

Data Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Engineering in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Engineering in the City of London

Data Engineering
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 Engineering within the City of London region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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 - 2 £575 -
Data Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Engineering 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 Data Engineering.

1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 16 (57.14%) Apache Spark
3 15 (53.57%) Big Data
4 14 (50.00%) Hadoop
5 10 (35.71%) Java
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 10 (35.71%) Python
6 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (28.57%) Kafka
7 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (28.57%) Data Science
8 7 (25.00%) ETL
8 7 (25.00%) Analytics
8 7 (25.00%) Scala
9 6 (21.43%) Machine Learning
9 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
10 5 (17.86%) HDFS
10 5 (17.86%) Apache Hive
10 5 (17.86%) Sqoop
10 5 (17.86%) Oozie
10 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
10 5 (17.86%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (17.86%) Amazon S3
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (14.29%) JMS
11 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
11 4 (14.29%) OLTP
11 4 (14.29%) Informatica

Data Engineering
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 (57.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon S3
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (10.71%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (10.71%) GitHub
3 3 (10.71%) Serverless
4 2 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (7.14%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) Big Data
2 14 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (17.86%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (17.86%) Apache Hive
4 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
4 5 (17.86%) Sqoop
5 4 (14.29%) OLTP
5 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (10.71%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (10.71%) Data Lake
7 2 (7.14%) Data Mining
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (3.57%) BigQuery
8 1 (3.57%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Maven
2 1 (3.57%) Robot Framework
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Data Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Big Data Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Big Data Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Data Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Data Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Big Data Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Database Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Scala Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum Master
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Database Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Analytics Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Kafka
2 4 (14.29%) JMS
3 3 (10.71%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (10.71%) PySpark
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) NumPy
5 1 (3.57%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) D3.js
5 1 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) Middleware
5 1 (3.57%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (3.57%) Rendezvous
5 1 (3.57%) SciPy
5 1 (3.57%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (3.57%) Velocity
5 1 (3.57%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Online Games
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Equities
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.57%) Social Network
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (28.57%) Data Science
2 7 (25.00%) Analytics
2 7 (25.00%) ETL
3 6 (21.43%) Machine Learning
3 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 4 (14.29%) Database Tuning
5 4 (14.29%) Open Source
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.71%) ETL Development
6 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) SDLC
6 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) Python
3 7 (25.00%) Scala
4 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Go
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) R
6 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) GCP
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) HDFS
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Flume
3 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Oozie
2 2 (7.14%) Ambari
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Informatica
2 3 (10.71%) Google
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Tableau
4 1 (3.57%) Sybase
4 1 (3.57%) Teradata
4 1 (3.57%) TIBCO