Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Data Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 May 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 > London
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 102 94 111
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,024 677 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.65% 2.82% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 3.04% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 507 358
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
25th Percentile £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £688 £613 £613
90th Percentile £750 £663 £679
England median daily rate £550 £525 £505
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% -3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
10th Percentile £36.00 £36.63 -
25th Percentile £45.75 £38.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate £55.50 £48.15 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.26% +92.60% +66.67%
75th Percentile £61.50 £63.63 £27.50
90th Percentile £70.25 £66.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.35 £38.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +19.34% -7.88% +175.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 35,898 22,291 18,868
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.84% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,322 16,070 13,656
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £680 £625 £606
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 222 250
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.07 £13.50
25th Percentile £22.44 £20.99 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.47 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.79% +29.88% +23.00%
75th Percentile £49.50 £53.69 £44.69
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £56.05
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 19 May 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
Central London -42 95 £563 -2.17% 48
West London +11 20 £630 +13.51% 8
South London -14 8 £600 +4.35%
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 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 London region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 575 (56.15%) Python
2 459 (44.82%) SQL
3 439 (42.87%) Azure
4 364 (35.55%) ETL
5 363 (35.45%) AWS
6 305 (29.79%) Apache Spark
7 299 (29.20%) Analytics
8 288 (28.13%) Agile
9 286 (27.93%) Data Engineering
10 265 (25.88%) Data Pipeline
11 251 (24.51%) Data Warehouse
12 250 (24.41%) Databricks
13 245 (23.93%) CI/CD
14 229 (22.36%) Java
15 220 (21.48%) Big Data
15 220 (21.48%) DevOps
16 219 (21.39%) Kafka
16 219 (21.39%) Data Modelling
17 214 (20.90%) Data Lake
18 189 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
19 183 (17.87%) Azure Data Factory
20 175 (17.09%) Scala
21 167 (16.31%) Finance
22 158 (15.43%) Social Skills
23 144 (14.06%) GCP
24 132 (12.89%) SQL Server
25 128 (12.50%) Data Science
26 125 (12.21%) Power Platform
27 122 (11.91%) Power BI
28 115 (11.23%) Security Cleared

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 305 (29.79%) Apache Spark
2 86 (8.40%) Apache Airflow
3 70 (6.84%) Apache
4 19 (1.86%) Confluence
5 18 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.56%) Jupyter
7 12 (1.17%) Luigi
8 7 (0.68%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.39%) SAS
10 3 (0.29%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.20%) JBoss
11 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.098%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.098%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.098%) nginx
12 1 (0.098%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.098%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.098%) uWSGI
Applications
1 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.098%) InVision
4 1 (0.098%) Sketch
4 1 (0.098%) SPSS
4 1 (0.098%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 3 (0.29%) Eikon
2 3 (0.29%) RMDS
3 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 439 (42.87%) Azure
2 363 (35.45%) AWS
3 183 (17.87%) Azure Data Factory
4 144 (14.06%) GCP
5 125 (12.21%) Power Platform
6 97 (9.47%) Amazon S3
7 92 (8.98%) Serverless
8 89 (8.69%) Snowflake
9 60 (5.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 45 (4.39%) AWS Lambda
11 42 (4.10%) Azure Functions
11 42 (4.10%) GitHub
12 41 (4.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 38 (3.71%) Amazon EMR
14 35 (3.42%) dbt
15 32 (3.13%) Amazon Kinesis
16 26 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
17 25 (2.44%) PaaS
18 23 (2.25%) Azure Monitor
19 21 (2.05%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.78%) Internet
1 8 (0.78%) SSH
2 4 (0.39%) FTP
2 4 (0.39%) HTTP
2 4 (0.39%) Network Security
3 3 (0.29%) IPFS
3 3 (0.29%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.29%) Multicast
3 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.29%) WAN
4 2 (0.20%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.098%) Firewall
5 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.098%) LoRaWAN
5 1 (0.098%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.098%) VPN
5 1 (0.098%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.098%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (24.51%) Data Warehouse
2 220 (21.48%) Big Data
3 214 (20.90%) Data Lake
4 132 (12.89%) SQL Server
5 122 (11.91%) Power BI
6 114 (11.13%) Amazon Redshift
7 92 (8.98%) Hadoop
8 77 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
9 61 (5.96%) NoSQL
10 57 (5.57%) Amazon Athena
11 52 (5.08%) MongoDB
12 50 (4.88%) Relational Database
13 48 (4.69%) Delta Lake
13 48 (4.69%) Tableau
14 43 (4.20%) BigQuery
15 42 (4.10%) Azure SQL Database
16 41 (4.00%) Metadata
17 38 (3.71%) Pentaho
18 37 (3.61%) Apache Hive
19 33 (3.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 94 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.98%) Jenkins
3 46 (4.49%) JIRA
3 46 (4.49%) Maven
4 39 (3.81%) Gradle
5 32 (3.13%) GitLab
6 29 (2.83%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (0.88%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.78%) MLflow
10 6 (0.59%) ER Studio
11 5 (0.49%) kappa
12 4 (0.39%) Deequ
13 3 (0.29%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.29%) Subversion
14 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.20%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.20%) NetBeans
14 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 167 (16.31%) Finance
2 158 (15.43%) Social Skills
3 100 (9.77%) Banking
4 53 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (4.98%) Public Sector
6 40 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 40 (3.91%) Marketing
7 28 (2.73%) Retail
8 26 (2.54%) Presentation Skills
9 23 (2.25%) Legal
10 21 (2.05%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.86%) Law
12 14 (1.37%) Publishing
13 10 (0.98%) Telecoms
14 8 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.68%) Games
16 6 (0.59%) Front Office
16 6 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
17 5 (0.49%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (21.39%) Kafka
2 103 (10.06%) PySpark
3 48 (4.69%) Pandas
4 30 (2.93%) Spark Streaming
5 21 (2.05%) Apache NiFi
6 19 (1.86%) Spring
7 18 (1.76%) NumPy
8 16 (1.56%) ARM Templates
8 16 (1.56%) pytest
9 15 (1.46%) Flask
9 15 (1.46%) JSON
9 15 (1.46%) REST
10 14 (1.37%) CSS
10 14 (1.37%) HTML
11 13 (1.27%) FastAPI
11 13 (1.27%) XML
12 12 (1.17%) Web Services
13 11 (1.07%) .NET
14 9 (0.88%) Node.js
14 9 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (3.03%) Data Structures
2 28 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (2.54%) Algorithms
4 22 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 19 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (1.76%) Hedge funds
8 16 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.46%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
11 11 (1.07%) User Experience
12 10 (0.98%) Blockchain
12 10 (0.98%) Renewable Energy
13 9 (0.88%) Social Media
14 7 (0.68%) Equities
14 7 (0.68%) FMCG
15 6 (0.59%) Reference Data
16 5 (0.49%) Derivative
16 5 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 69 (6.74%) Linux
2 28 (2.73%) Unix
3 8 (0.78%) Windows
4 6 (0.59%) CentOS
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (0.29%) Solaris
5 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (35.55%) ETL
2 299 (29.20%) Analytics
3 288 (28.13%) Agile
4 286 (27.93%) Data Engineering
5 265 (25.88%) Data Pipeline
6 245 (23.93%) CI/CD
7 220 (21.48%) DevOps
8 219 (21.39%) Data Modelling
9 189 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
10 128 (12.50%) Data Science
11 103 (10.06%) Scrum
12 100 (9.77%) Machine Learning
13 98 (9.57%) Data Integration
14 95 (9.28%) Migration
15 91 (8.89%) Data Analysis
16 76 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
17 74 (7.23%) Visualisation
18 73 (7.13%) Data Ingestion
19 70 (6.84%) Software Engineering
20 58 (5.66%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 575 (56.15%) Python
2 459 (44.82%) SQL
3 229 (22.36%) Java
4 175 (17.09%) Scala
5 63 (6.15%) C#
6 40 (3.91%) Bash
7 37 (3.61%) R
8 32 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 18 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.66%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.56%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.56%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.78%) C++
13 7 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (0.68%) Go
14 5 (0.49%) C
15 4 (0.39%) SOQL
15 4 (0.39%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.20%) Perl
16 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 92 (8.98%) SC Cleared
3 39 (3.81%) Degree
4 18 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.68%) FFIEC
8 5 (0.49%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.49%) PMP
9 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.20%) CISSP
11 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.098%) PhD
11 1 (0.098%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.81%) Data Quality
2 44 (4.30%) QA
3 19 (1.86%) GDPR
4 18 (1.76%) Accessibility
4 18 (1.76%) SLA
5 13 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.68%) GLBA
6 7 (0.68%) IFRS
6 7 (0.68%) NIST
7 6 (0.59%) IFRS 17
8 2 (0.20%) PMO
9 1 (0.098%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.098%) COREP
9 1 (0.098%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.098%) FINREP
9 1 (0.098%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 69 (6.74%) Docker
2 9 (0.88%) HDFS
3 8 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 96 (9.38%) Terraform
2 72 (7.03%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.17%) Kibana
4 9 (0.88%) Oozie
5 7 (0.68%) logstash
6 6 (0.59%) Ansible
6 6 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.49%) Ambari
8 3 (0.29%) Istio
9 2 (0.20%) Grafana
9 2 (0.20%) Packer
9 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.098%) Argo
10 1 (0.098%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.098%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 250 (24.41%) Databricks
2 98 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 74 (7.23%) Talend
4 73 (7.13%) Google
5 60 (5.86%) Oracle
6 33 (3.22%) Informatica
7 27 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (2.15%) Cloudera
9 18 (1.76%) StreamSets
10 17 (1.66%) Alteryx
11 15 (1.46%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 12 (1.17%) SAP
13 11 (1.07%) Adobe
14 10 (0.98%) Hortonworks
15 9 (0.88%) Confluent
15 9 (0.88%) Remedy
16 7 (0.68%) Netezza
16 7 (0.68%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.68%) Splunk
17 5 (0.49%) Teradata