Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 176 224
Rank change year-on-year +11 +48 +10
Contract jobs citing Apache Spark 46 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.78% 0.57% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.17% 3.75% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 9
North West median daily rate £544 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +11.43% -20.45%
10th Percentile £416 £400 £363
90th Percentile £688 £600 £567
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £19.34 £20.50
% change year-on-year +132.68% -5.66% -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 889 853 1,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.04% 15.16% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 531 735
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% -4.53%
10th Percentile £191 £235 £251
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 47
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £24.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +54.84% -8.82%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.15 £11.64
90th Percentile £110.00 £47.00 £33.26
England median hourly rate £21.75 £20.22 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.58% +1.09% +5.26%

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 October 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 October 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
Manchester -28 15 £558 +3.72% 9
Cheshire +12 14 £525 +16.67% 2
Lancashire -10 9 £550 +37.50%
Merseyside +6 1 £450 -8.86% 2
Apache Spark
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 32 (69.57%) Hadoop
2 29 (63.04%) Big Data
3 25 (54.35%) Apache Hive
4 21 (45.65%) HBase
4 21 (45.65%) Kafka
4 21 (45.65%) Java
5 18 (39.13%) Python
6 16 (34.78%) Cloudera
7 12 (26.09%) SQL
8 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (23.91%) Scala
8 11 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
9 9 (19.57%) Apache
9 9 (19.57%) ETL
9 9 (19.57%) DevOps
10 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
10 8 (17.39%) MongoDB
11 7 (15.22%) HDFS
11 7 (15.22%) Spark Streaming
12 6 (13.04%) Data Engineering
12 6 (13.04%) Puppet
12 6 (13.04%) Analytics
12 6 (13.04%) Impala
12 6 (13.04%) Ansible
12 6 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
12 6 (13.04%) Terraform
12 6 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra

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 9 (19.57%) Apache
2 6 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (10.87%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) DHCP
2 1 (2.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) FTP
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) IPsec
2 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (69.57%) Hadoop
2 29 (63.04%) Big Data
3 25 (54.35%) Apache Hive
4 21 (45.65%) HBase
5 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
6 8 (17.39%) MongoDB
7 6 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (13.04%) Impala
7 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
8 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (10.87%) Sqoop
9 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (8.70%) Power BI
10 3 (6.52%) DB2
11 2 (4.35%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (4.35%) Cloudera CDH
11 2 (4.35%) Data Mining
11 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
12 1 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (6.52%) Hudson
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.35%) RStudio
4 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Data Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Big Data Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Cloud Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Apache Spark Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Hadoop Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Big Data Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) ETL Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Hadoop Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Java Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Lead Architect
7 3 (6.52%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Data Scientist
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) Kafka
2 7 (15.22%) Spark Streaming
3 4 (8.70%) Node.js
3 4 (8.70%) Web Services
4 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.52%) J2EE
4 3 (6.52%) Pandas
4 3 (6.52%) React
4 3 (6.52%) scikit-learn
5 2 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) .NET
6 1 (2.17%) EJB
6 1 (2.17%) Java EE
6 1 (2.17%) JMS
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
6 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.17%) SciPy
6 1 (2.17%) Struts
6 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.35%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) CentOS
2 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) DevOps
2 9 (19.57%) ETL
3 6 (13.04%) Analytics
3 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.04%) Data Engineering
4 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.87%) Scrum
4 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (8.70%) Data Analytics
5 4 (8.70%) TDD
6 3 (6.52%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (6.52%) Data Development
6 3 (6.52%) Data Science
6 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 3 (6.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 3 (6.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) Python
3 12 (26.09%) SQL
4 11 (23.91%) Scala
5 5 (10.87%) Ruby
6 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.52%) Java 8
8 1 (2.17%) C
8 1 (2.17%) C++
8 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) AWS Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CCA
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.17%) PhD
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) HDFS
2 5 (10.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Ansible
1 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (13.04%) Puppet
1 6 (13.04%) Terraform
2 5 (10.87%) Kubernetes
3 4 (8.70%) Salt
4 3 (6.52%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Cloudera
2 5 (10.87%) Tableau
3 4 (8.70%) Hortonworks
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Google
4 2 (4.35%) MapR
4 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.35%) Teradata
5 1 (2.17%) Informatica
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Talend
5 1 (2.17%) Vertica