Period
to 8 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Data Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

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
England > London
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 444 349 468
Rank change year-on-year -95 +119 +97
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Data Engineer 144 38 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 25 72
10th Percentile " £523 £487
25th Percentile £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +2.13%
75th Percentile £650 £650 £691
90th Percentile £700 £725 £749
England median daily rate £575 £575 £575
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £66.50 -
England median hourly rate - £66.50 -

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 35,495 14,975 32,021
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 91.75% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,780 10,858 23,413
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £460 £406 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £655 £610 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £687
England median daily rate £517 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +8.75% +2.70% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 125 429
10th Percentile £14.69 £18.00 £12.40
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £15.48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +58.54% +8.75%
75th Percentile £51.69 £46.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £67.25 £61.45 £52.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year -13.04% +26.58% +3.83%

Senior Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Data Engineer in London

Senior Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Senior Data Engineer in London

Senior Data Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Data Engineer in London over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Data Engineer in London

Senior Data Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Senior Data Engineer in London

Senior 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 Senior Data Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 8 December 2021. 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
Central London -43 14 £563 +2.27% 11
South London - 4 £540 -
Senior Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, 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 London region featuring Senior Data Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (72.22%) Python
2 90 (62.50%) SQL
3 75 (52.08%) AWS
4 67 (46.53%) Data Engineering
5 53 (36.81%) ETL
6 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (30.56%) Data Modelling
8 40 (27.78%) Java
9 39 (27.08%) Azure
10 38 (26.39%) Data Warehouse
10 38 (26.39%) Databricks
11 35 (24.31%) Apache Airflow
11 35 (24.31%) DevOps
12 34 (23.61%) Data Pipeline
13 32 (22.22%) Amazon S3
14 31 (21.53%) Scala
14 31 (21.53%) Apache Spark
15 30 (20.83%) Data Science
16 28 (19.44%) Data Lake
17 27 (18.75%) Kafka
18 25 (17.36%) Analytics
18 25 (17.36%) Business Intelligence
19 23 (15.97%) Software Engineering
20 22 (15.28%) GCP
20 22 (15.28%) Big Data
20 22 (15.28%) Social Skills
21 21 (14.58%) PySpark
22 19 (13.19%) Terraform
23 18 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
23 18 (12.50%) Finance

Senior 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 35 (24.31%) Apache Airflow
2 31 (21.53%) Apache Spark
3 14 (9.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Synapse
4 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 75 (52.08%) AWS
2 39 (27.08%) Azure
3 32 (22.22%) Amazon S3
4 22 (15.28%) GCP
5 18 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
6 13 (9.03%) GitHub
6 13 (9.03%) Power Platform
7 12 (8.33%) Serverless
8 11 (7.64%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 9 (6.25%) Slack
10 8 (5.56%) Snowflake
11 7 (4.86%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (4.17%) Azure Functions
13 5 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (3.47%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (3.47%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (2.78%) dbt
15 3 (2.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.39%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (19.44%) Data Lake
3 22 (15.28%) Big Data
4 17 (11.81%) Tableau
5 13 (9.03%) Amazon Athena
5 13 (9.03%) BigQuery
5 13 (9.03%) Power BI
6 12 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (5.56%) Hadoop
7 8 (5.56%) NoSQL
7 8 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.78%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.64%) JIRA
2 7 (4.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.47%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.78%) GitLab
5 1 (0.69%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.69%) GoCD
5 1 (0.69%) Maven
5 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (15.28%) Social Skills
2 18 (12.50%) Finance
3 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.47%) Retail
6 4 (2.78%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.08%) Banking
7 3 (2.08%) Marketing
8 2 (1.39%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.69%) Front Office
9 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.75%) Kafka
2 21 (14.58%) PySpark
3 8 (5.56%) Apache Beam
4 5 (3.47%) JSON
4 5 (3.47%) Velocity
5 4 (2.78%) .NET
5 4 (2.78%) XML
6 3 (2.08%) ARM Templates
6 3 (2.08%) Lambda Expressions
6 3 (2.08%) Spark Streaming
6 3 (2.08%) XSLT
7 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET Core
7 2 (1.39%) Django
7 2 (1.39%) Pandas
7 2 (1.39%) pytest
7 2 (1.39%) Web Services
8 1 (0.69%) HTML5
8 1 (0.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.47%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.08%) Algorithms
2 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.69%) Equities
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.69%) iPad
4 1 (0.69%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.56%) Linux
2 3 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (46.53%) Data Engineering
2 53 (36.81%) ETL
3 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (30.56%) Data Modelling
5 35 (24.31%) DevOps
6 34 (23.61%) Data Pipeline
7 30 (20.83%) Data Science
8 25 (17.36%) Analytics
8 25 (17.36%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (15.97%) Software Engineering
10 15 (10.42%) Machine Learning
10 15 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.72%) Migration
11 14 (9.72%) Visualisation
12 12 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.64%) Data Migration
13 11 (7.64%) Scrum
14 10 (6.94%) TDD
14 10 (6.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 104 (72.22%) Python
2 90 (62.50%) SQL
3 40 (27.78%) Java
4 31 (21.53%) Scala
5 8 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.86%) R
7 6 (4.17%) C#
8 5 (3.47%) C++
8 5 (3.47%) Go
9 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.39%) Groovy
10 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.39%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.69%) Julia
11 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.78%) Degree
4 2 (1.39%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.47%) GDPR
3 2 (1.39%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) Docker
2 2 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.69%) HDFS
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (13.19%) Terraform
2 13 (9.03%) Grafana
3 11 (7.64%) Bosun
4 10 (6.94%) Kubernetes
5 9 (6.25%) VictorOps
6 2 (1.39%) Ansible
6 2 (1.39%) Kibana
6 2 (1.39%) Rancher
7 1 (0.69%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 38 (26.39%) Databricks
2 12 (8.33%) Google
3 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.17%) Oracle
5 4 (2.78%) Netezza
5 4 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.78%) Teradata
6 2 (1.39%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.39%) Dataiku
6 2 (1.39%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.69%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.69%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) MapR
7 1 (0.69%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.69%) Talend
7 1 (0.69%) Twitter