Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Data Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 85 96 101
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Data Engineer 58 25 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.31% 1.24% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 1.35% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 16
10th Percentile £325 £310 £350
25th Percentile £425 £372 £371
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £518 £513
Median % change year-on-year +1.35% +0.98% +1.84%
75th Percentile £600 £675 £588
90th Percentile £711 £885 £600
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £52.50
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £55.00
75th Percentile £60.00 - £57.50
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £45.50 £33.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.84% +33.00% +66.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,274 1,855 1,881
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.67% 92.11% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,386 1,068 1,161
10th Percentile £182 £150 £185
25th Percentile £319 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £468 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.39% -2.94% -4.49%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 261 123
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.28 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.50% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.44 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the East of England

Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Data Engineer in the East of England

Data Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Data Engineer in the East of England

Data Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Engineer in the East of England

Data Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +27 33 £550 +61.76% 10
Essex +3 11 £443 +36.15% 1
Cambridgeshire -30 6 £438 -27.08% 3
Bedfordshire -6 5 £50 - 2
Suffolk -5 3 £600 +88.98%
Data Engineer
England

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Data Engineer contract jobs required 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 East of England region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (60.34%) Python
2 30 (51.72%) Azure
3 28 (48.28%) Data Engineering
4 26 (44.83%) Agile
5 25 (43.10%) DevOps
6 24 (41.38%) Apache Spark
7 23 (39.66%) AWS
8 22 (37.93%) Kubernetes
8 22 (37.93%) Data Science
9 21 (36.21%) Software Engineering
10 20 (34.48%) C++
10 20 (34.48%) Scala
10 20 (34.48%) Kafka
11 19 (32.76%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (32.76%) Go
11 19 (32.76%) Computer Science
11 19 (32.76%) SQL
11 19 (32.76%) Infrastructure as Code
12 16 (27.59%) DataOps
12 16 (27.59%) GCP
13 15 (25.86%) Cloud Operations
13 15 (25.86%) PhD
13 15 (25.86%) ETL
13 15 (25.86%) Open Source
14 14 (24.14%) Use Case
14 14 (24.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (24.14%) Java
14 14 (24.14%) MLOps
15 13 (22.41%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 24 (41.38%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.90%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (51.72%) Azure
2 23 (39.66%) AWS
3 16 (27.59%) GCP
4 10 (17.24%) Azure DevOps
4 10 (17.24%) Power Platform
5 6 (10.34%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (8.62%) Amazon S3
6 5 (8.62%) Snowflake
7 4 (6.90%) IaaS
7 4 (6.90%) PaaS
8 3 (5.17%) Serverless
8 3 (5.17%) Slack
9 2 (3.45%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (3.45%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 1 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.72%) AWS Step Functions
10 1 (1.72%) Collibra
10 1 (1.72%) dbt
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (22.41%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (17.24%) Big Data
3 10 (17.24%) Power BI
4 9 (15.52%) Presto
5 7 (12.07%) Data Lake
5 7 (12.07%) Tableau
6 5 (8.62%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (6.90%) Parquet
8 3 (5.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.45%) Apache Hive
9 2 (3.45%) Looker
9 2 (3.45%) Metadata
9 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.72%) DB2
10 1 (1.72%) MySQL
10 1 (1.72%) OLTP
10 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) JIRA
2 10 (17.24%) CircleCI
2 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.07%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.72%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.72%) GitLab
5 1 (1.72%) MLflow
5 1 (1.72%) RStudio
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 14 (24.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (17.24%) Publishing
3 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.79%) Social Skills
4 7 (12.07%) Aerospace
5 4 (6.90%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.72%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (34.48%) Kafka
2 4 (6.90%) Lucene
2 4 (6.90%) Spring
3 3 (5.17%) JWT
3 3 (5.17%) OAuth
3 3 (5.17%) OAuth2
3 3 (5.17%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.72%) Dask
4 1 (1.72%) Django
4 1 (1.72%) Flask
4 1 (1.72%) JSON
4 1 (1.72%) PySpark
4 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.72%) RESTful
4 1 (1.72%) Shiny
4 1 (1.72%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Cloud Native
2 10 (17.24%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.62%) Data Fabric
3 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.90%) Replication
4 4 (6.90%) Wiki
5 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.45%) IoT
5 2 (3.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.72%) DataPower
6 1 (1.72%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.72%) Life Science
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Data Engineering
2 26 (44.83%) Agile
3 25 (43.10%) DevOps
4 22 (37.93%) Data Science
5 21 (36.21%) Software Engineering
6 19 (32.76%) Computer Science
6 19 (32.76%) Infrastructure as Code
7 16 (27.59%) DataOps
8 15 (25.86%) Cloud Operations
8 15 (25.86%) ETL
8 15 (25.86%) Open Source
9 14 (24.14%) MLOps
9 14 (24.14%) Use Case
10 13 (22.41%) Analytics
10 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (20.69%) Data Architecture
11 12 (20.69%) Visualisation
12 11 (18.97%) Data Governance
13 10 (17.24%) Data Ingestion
14 9 (15.52%) Platform Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (60.34%) Python
2 20 (34.48%) C++
2 20 (34.48%) Scala
3 19 (32.76%) Go
3 19 (32.76%) SQL
4 14 (24.14%) Java
5 6 (10.34%) C#
6 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.17%) R
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) PhD
2 11 (18.97%) Degree
3 8 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.72%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Firmware
2 5 (8.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (37.93%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Databricks
3 3 (5.17%) Informatica
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.72%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.72%) Cognos
5 1 (1.72%) MapR
5 1 (1.72%) Perforce
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) Talend