Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Data Engineer was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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.

Senior Data Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 239 238
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Data Engineer 14 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.059% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.062% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
City of London median daily rate £588 £550 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +7.58% +16.86%
10th Percentile £461 £550 £445
90th Percentile £613 £550 £584
Central London median daily rate £588 £550 £511
% change year-on-year +6.82% +7.58% +16.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 6,638 6,451 6,357
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.23% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,248 5,010 5,086
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £499 £463
% change year-on-year +0.30% +7.78% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 86 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +3.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.38 £50.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

Senior Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Data Engineer in the City of London

Senior Data Engineer
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 Senior Data Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Data Engineer in the City of London

Senior Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Data Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Data Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Senior 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 Senior Data Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (71.43%) Apache Spark
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
4 8 (57.14%) Big Data
5 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 7 (50.00%) Python
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (35.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (35.71%) TDD
7 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
7 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
8 4 (28.57%) Apache
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 4 (28.57%) Java
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 4 (28.57%) BDD
8 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 4 (28.57%) Scala
8 4 (28.57%) Google
8 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (28.57%) BigQuery
8 4 (28.57%) Data Science
8 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
8 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
9 3 (21.43%) R
9 3 (21.43%) Kafka
9 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment

Senior 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 10 (71.43%) Apache Spark
2 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 2 (14.29%) Apache Airflow
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP MM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (7.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (35.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Big Data
2 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (35.71%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
4 4 (28.57%) BigQuery
4 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
6 2 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (14.29%) HBase
7 1 (7.14%) DB2
7 1 (7.14%) KDB
7 1 (7.14%) Kdb+
7 1 (7.14%) OLTP
7 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (7.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (7.14%) LSMW
3 1 (7.14%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Kafka
2 2 (14.29%) Velocity
3 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (7.14%) JMS
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) NumPy
3 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (7.14%) Rendezvous
3 1 (7.14%) SAPUI5
3 1 (7.14%) scikit-learn
3 1 (7.14%) SciPy
3 1 (7.14%) TensorFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Theano
3 1 (7.14%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (7.14%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Equities
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Data Science
3 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Data Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) MapReduce
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) ETL Development
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Programming
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Scala
4 3 (21.43%) R
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) C
6 1 (7.14%) Java 8
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Google
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Informatica
3 2 (14.29%) Talend
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Sybase
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO