Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Apache Spark skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Apache Spark over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Apache Spark
England > North West
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 179 226
Rank change year-on-year +11 +47 +7
Contract jobs citing Apache Spark 50 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.42% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.43% 2.71% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 4
North West median daily rate £550 £460 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.57% +19.48% -4.35%
10th Percentile £425 £337 £339
90th Percentile £688 £600 £592
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.61% -5.88% -38.90%

Apache Spark is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 920 886 1,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.06% 15.45% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 557 746
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £225 £231 £240
90th Percentile £598 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 37 45
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.81% -21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.44 £10.50 £12.01
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.00 £40.90
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.44 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.76% +2.18% -

Apache Spark
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Apache Spark as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Apache Spark in the North West

Apache Spark
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Apache Spark in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Apache Spark in the North West

Apache Spark
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apache Spark in the North West over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apache Spark in the North West

Apache Spark
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apache Spark within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Cheshire +11 18 £488 +11.43%
Manchester -28 16 £575 +25.00% 12
Lancashire - 8 £563 -
Merseyside +17 1 £625 +26.58% 1
Apache Spark
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Apache Spark also mentioned 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 North West region with a requirement for Apache Spark.

1 34 (68.00%) Hadoop
2 33 (66.00%) Big Data
3 24 (48.00%) Apache Hive
4 20 (40.00%) HBase
4 20 (40.00%) Python
5 19 (38.00%) Kafka
6 18 (36.00%) Java
7 16 (32.00%) Cloudera
8 14 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (26.00%) DevOps
10 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
10 11 (22.00%) Ansible
10 11 (22.00%) Apache
11 10 (20.00%) SQL
11 10 (20.00%) Kubernetes
12 9 (18.00%) Puppet
12 9 (18.00%) ETL
12 9 (18.00%) Scala
13 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
13 8 (16.00%) Ruby
13 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
13 8 (16.00%) Analytics
13 8 (16.00%) Docker
13 8 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (14.00%) Apache Pig
14 7 (14.00%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (14.00%) Data Engineering
14 7 (14.00%) Linux
14 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration

Apache Spark
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (22.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.00%) Apache Pig
3 3 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (14.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) DNS
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) DHCP
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) IPsec
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (68.00%) Hadoop
2 33 (66.00%) Big Data
3 24 (48.00%) Apache Hive
4 20 (40.00%) HBase
5 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
6 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (8.00%) Impala
8 4 (8.00%) Sqoop
9 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (6.00%) Power BI
9 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
10 2 (4.00%) Cloudera CDH
10 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
11 1 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (2.00%) KDB
11 1 (2.00%) Kdb+
11 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
11 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (10.00%) Hudson
3 5 (10.00%) Subversion
3 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.00%) RStudio
4 2 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.00%) GitLab
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.00%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Automotive
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) Architect
2 11 (22.00%) Data Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Hadoop Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Big Data Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Cloud Developer
5 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Apache Spark Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Big Data Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Big Data Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Data Architect
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (8.00%) ETL Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Lead Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Big Data Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) Kafka
2 6 (12.00%) Node.js
3 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (10.00%) React
3 5 (10.00%) Spark Streaming
4 3 (6.00%) Pandas
4 3 (6.00%) scikit-learn
5 2 (4.00%) J2EE
5 2 (4.00%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (2.00%) .NET
6 1 (2.00%) Dropwizard
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) SciPy
6 1 (2.00%) Swagger
6 1 (2.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) XGBoost
6 1 (2.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) CentOS
2 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (26.00%) DevOps
2 9 (18.00%) ETL
3 8 (16.00%) Analytics
3 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (14.00%) Data Engineering
4 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (12.00%) Machine Learning
5 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (10.00%) Data Analytics
6 5 (10.00%) High Availability
6 5 (10.00%) OO
7 4 (8.00%) Open Source
7 4 (8.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 4 (8.00%) Scrum
7 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) Python
2 18 (36.00%) Java
3 10 (20.00%) SQL
4 9 (18.00%) Scala
5 8 (16.00%) Ruby
6 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.00%) Java 8
9 2 (4.00%) Go
10 1 (2.00%) C
10 1 (2.00%) C++
10 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) AWS Certification
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) CCA
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Docker
2 5 (10.00%) HDFS
3 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) Ansible
2 10 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 9 (18.00%) Puppet
4 8 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (12.00%) Salt
6 5 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (8.00%) Terraform
8 1 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (2.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Cloudera
2 4 (8.00%) Tableau
3 3 (6.00%) Google
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.00%) MapR
5 1 (2.00%) Talend
5 1 (2.00%) Teradata
5 1 (2.00%) Vertica