Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 163 188
Rank change year-on-year +28 +25 +36
Contract jobs citing Apache Spark 71 53 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.33% 0.86% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.61% 5.79% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 11
North West median daily rate £545 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% +4.76% +36.36%
10th Percentile £448 £405 £305
90th Percentile £619 £684 £600
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% -35.71% -

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 739 915 855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.84% 14.78% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 581 532
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £232
90th Percentile £600 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.50% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 42
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +71.88% -21.53%
10th Percentile £12.22 £12.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.85 £53.80 £40.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.97
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.65% +2.75%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +20 32 £550 -4.35% 15
Lancashire +18 26 £540 -4.00% 3
Cheshire +1 4 £600 +33.33% 3
Merseyside -4 2 £563 -10.00%
Apache Spark
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 47 (66.20%) Python
2 39 (54.93%) Big Data
3 38 (53.52%) Hadoop
4 36 (50.70%) SQL
5 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (39.44%) MongoDB
6 26 (36.62%) Migration
6 26 (36.62%) Data Modelling
7 25 (35.21%) NoSQL
8 24 (33.80%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (32.39%) Scala
10 22 (30.99%) Java
11 21 (29.58%) Data Migration
12 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (28.17%) Data Science
13 19 (26.76%) Analytics
13 19 (26.76%) Tableau
14 17 (23.94%) Microservices
14 17 (23.94%) Domain-Driven Design
14 17 (23.94%) Apache
15 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (21.13%) Apache Hive
16 15 (21.13%) ETL
16 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
16 15 (21.13%) Data Ingestion
17 14 (19.72%) Databricks
17 14 (19.72%) Azure Data Factory
17 14 (19.72%) Data Engineering
17 14 (19.72%) TOGAF
17 14 (19.72%) Data Architecture

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 17 (23.94%) Apache
2 7 (9.86%) Apache Pig
3 6 (8.45%) SAS
4 2 (2.82%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Stata
2 9 (12.68%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (19.72%) Azure Data Factory
3 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (12.68%) Power Platform
5 5 (7.04%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (7.04%) Serverless
6 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.82%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.82%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (2.82%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.82%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 2 (2.82%) GitHub
8 1 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (54.93%) Big Data
2 38 (53.52%) Hadoop
3 28 (39.44%) MongoDB
4 25 (35.21%) NoSQL
5 24 (33.80%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (21.13%) Apache Hive
7 10 (14.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (14.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 9 (12.68%) HBase
8 9 (12.68%) Power BI
9 8 (11.27%) Data Lake
10 6 (8.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
11 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (4.23%) Sqoop
14 2 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (2.82%) Impala
14 2 (2.82%) Parquet
15 1 (1.41%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
1 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.45%) Gradle
2 6 (8.45%) Subversion
3 5 (7.04%) Maven
4 3 (4.23%) JIRA
5 2 (2.82%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.41%) Hudson
6 1 (1.41%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Automotive
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (33.80%) Architect
2 21 (29.58%) Data Architect
3 18 (25.35%) Data Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Big Data Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Data Scientist
5 5 (7.04%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.63%) Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) Big Data Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Hadoop Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Apache Spark Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Hadoop Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Consultant
8 2 (2.82%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Hadoop Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) Kafka
2 6 (8.45%) PySpark
3 4 (5.63%) Apache Avro
4 3 (4.23%) Node.js
5 2 (2.82%) JSON
5 2 (2.82%) scikit-learn
5 2 (2.82%) Web Services
6 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.41%) J2EE
6 1 (1.41%) Middleware
6 1 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.41%) React
6 1 (1.41%) REST
6 1 (1.41%) RESTful
6 1 (1.41%) Spring
6 1 (1.41%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) User Experience
3 5 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.62%) Data Modelling
2 26 (36.62%) Migration
3 21 (29.58%) Data Migration
4 20 (28.17%) Data Science
5 19 (26.76%) Analytics
6 17 (23.94%) Domain-Driven Design
6 17 (23.94%) Microservices
7 15 (21.13%) Data Ingestion
7 15 (21.13%) ETL
7 15 (21.13%) Software Engineering
8 14 (19.72%) Data Architecture
8 14 (19.72%) Data Engineering
8 14 (19.72%) TOGAF
9 13 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (18.31%) Data Analytics
10 11 (15.49%) Data Strategy
11 10 (14.08%) Co-Creation
11 10 (14.08%) Data Analysis
12 9 (12.68%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 47 (66.20%) Python
2 36 (50.70%) SQL
3 23 (32.39%) Scala
4 22 (30.99%) Java
5 12 (16.90%) R
6 6 (8.45%) Shell Script
7 5 (7.04%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.63%) C#
9 3 (4.23%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.82%) Java 8
11 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.41%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) GDPR
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Apache Flume
2 3 (4.23%) HDFS
3 2 (2.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Oozie
2 3 (4.23%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.41%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) Tableau
2 14 (19.72%) Databricks
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.63%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.23%) Minitab
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle
5 3 (4.23%) Talend
6 2 (2.82%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.82%) Informatica
6 2 (2.82%) MapR
7 1 (1.41%) Teradata