Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 177 225
Rank change year-on-year +3 +48 -4
Contract jobs citing Apache Spark 45 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.27% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.24% 1.83% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 12 4
North West median daily rate £550 £519 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +34.74% -4.35%
10th Percentile £404 £313 £339
90th Percentile £675 £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 - -

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 859 819 1,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.75% 14.99% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 523 770
North West median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £227
90th Percentile £575 £518 £513
England median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 43 66
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.13 £32.40 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.83 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.86% -0.85% +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -13 21 £563 +7.14% 14
Cheshire -6 14 £450 +2.86% 3
Merseyside +18 2 £625 +4.17% 1
Lancashire - 1 £600 -
Apache Spark
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 (71.11%) Big Data
2 30 (66.67%) Hadoop
3 22 (48.89%) Python
4 17 (37.78%) Apache Hive
5 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (28.89%) Java
6 13 (28.89%) Cloudera
6 13 (28.89%) DevOps
7 12 (26.67%) HBase
7 12 (26.67%) SQL
8 11 (24.44%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (24.44%) Machine Learning
8 11 (24.44%) Kafka
8 11 (24.44%) Ansible
9 10 (22.22%) Kubernetes
9 10 (22.22%) Finance
9 10 (22.22%) Linux
9 10 (22.22%) ETL
10 9 (20.00%) Apache
10 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (15.56%) Puppet
12 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (15.56%) Analytics
13 6 (13.33%) Docker
13 6 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (13.33%) Data Engineering

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 (20.00%) Apache
2 5 (11.11%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.44%) SAS
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) DNS
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) FTP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) IPsec
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (71.11%) Big Data
2 30 (66.67%) Hadoop
3 17 (37.78%) Apache Hive
4 12 (26.67%) HBase
5 5 (11.11%) Impala
6 4 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
7 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
8 2 (4.44%) Cloudera CDH
8 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.22%) KDB
9 1 (2.22%) Kdb+
9 1 (2.22%) MySQL
9 1 (2.22%) OLAP
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (2.22%) SAP HANA
9 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (6.67%) Hudson
3 3 (6.67%) Subversion
3 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.44%) RStudio
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.22%) GitLab
5 1 (2.22%) Gradle
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Maven
5 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Electronics
2 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.11%) Marketing
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Data Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Hadoop Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Data Architect
5 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Big Data Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Lead Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Apache Spark Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Data Scientist
8 3 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Kafka
2 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.67%) Node.js
2 3 (6.67%) React
3 2 (4.44%) Dropwizard
3 2 (4.44%) JSON
3 2 (4.44%) Pandas
3 2 (4.44%) scikit-learn
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) Akka
4 1 (2.22%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.22%) PySpark
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
4 1 (2.22%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (2.22%) Swagger
4 1 (2.22%) XGBoost
4 1 (2.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.44%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.22%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) CentOS
2 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) DevOps
3 11 (24.44%) Machine Learning
4 10 (22.22%) ETL
5 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (15.56%) Analytics
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (13.33%) Data Engineering
9 5 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (11.11%) Programme Management
9 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.89%) Data Architecture
10 4 (8.89%) Open Source
10 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (6.67%) Data Analytics
11 3 (6.67%) Data Science
11 3 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) Python
2 13 (28.89%) Java
3 12 (26.67%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Ruby
4 6 (13.33%) Scala
5 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.44%) Go
8 1 (2.22%) C
8 1 (2.22%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) R
8 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) AWS Certification
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) HDFS
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) Ansible
2 10 (22.22%) Kubernetes
3 7 (15.56%) Puppet
4 6 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (8.89%) Salt
5 4 (8.89%) Terraform
6 3 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (4.44%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (2.22%) Mesos
8 1 (2.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Cloudera
2 6 (13.33%) SAP
3 4 (8.89%) Google
4 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe
6 1 (2.22%) Apigee
6 1 (2.22%) Hortonworks
6 1 (2.22%) MapR
6 1 (2.22%) Tableau
6 1 (2.22%) Talend
6 1 (2.22%) Vertica