Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Engineer was £556 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 14 November 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.

Data Engineer
South East > Kent
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 51 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +61
Contract jobs requiring a Data Engineer 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.95% 1.36% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Kent median daily rate £556 £120 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +363.54% - -
South East median daily rate £500 £488 £380
% change year-on-year +2.56% +28.29% -15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.25 £18.69 £12.50
% change year-on-year +19.08% +49.48% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 416 491 487
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.35% 95.34% 97.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 375 333
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +8.15%
10th Percentile £165 £150 £172
90th Percentile £600 £613 £561
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 22
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +55.70% -1.49%
10th Percentile £11.19 £12.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.25 £139.76 £54.55
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +9.37%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in Kent

Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Engineer in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Engineer in Kent

Data Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
Chatham - 2 - -
Data Engineer
South East

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 Kent region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) R
2 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Transformation
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) R
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL