Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Data Lake skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Lake over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 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.

Data Lakes
England > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 212 266
Rank change year-on-year +104 +54 +66
Contract jobs citing Data Lake 187 182 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.96% 1.16% 0.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.05% 5.67% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 116 78
Median daily rate £500 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £350 £379 £361
90th Percentile £660 £663 £613
England median daily rate £525 £525 £511
% change year-on-year - +2.69% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.00

Data Lake is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,860 3,210 3,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.45% 20.38% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,166 2,030 2,108
Median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +6.71%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £610 £606 £575
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 47 45
Median hourly rate £30.75 £45.64 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.62% +4.91% +167.69%
10th Percentile £16.98 £21.99 £13.95
90th Percentile £72.18 £57.50 £51.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +18.18%

Data Lake
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Data Lake as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Data Lake in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Lake in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Data Lake in the South East

Data Lake
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Lake in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Lake in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Lake in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Data Lake in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Lake within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. 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
Thames Valley +75 125 £500 -9.09% 4
Berkshire +69 111 £520 -5.45% 4
Surrey +51 29 £468 +17.00% 5
Hampshire +35 19 £495 -10.00% 5
Oxfordshire +25 7 £375 -6.25%
Buckinghamshire +11 7 £473 +6.48%
East Sussex +29 5 £513 -24.07%
Sussex - 5 £488 -
West Sussex +31 4 £475 -20.83% 2
Kent +15 1 £650 +30.00%
Data Lake
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Data Lake 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Lake.

1 144 (77.01%) Azure
2 130 (69.52%) SQL
3 124 (66.31%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (64.71%) Analytics
5 120 (64.17%) Business Intelligence
6 113 (60.43%) Power BI
6 113 (60.43%) Power Platform
7 107 (57.22%) Microsoft
8 103 (55.08%) DevOps
9 97 (51.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 67 (35.83%) Visual Studio
11 65 (34.76%) Data Management
12 63 (33.69%) Big Data
13 61 (32.62%) Test Automation
14 58 (31.02%) Data Warehouse
15 56 (29.95%) Data Modelling
16 54 (28.88%) HDInsight
17 52 (27.81%) Security Testing
17 52 (27.81%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (25.13%) Data-Driven Testing
19 44 (23.53%) PaaS
20 43 (22.99%) PowerShell
20 43 (22.99%) Continuous Delivery
21 42 (22.46%) Virtual Machines
22 41 (21.93%) IaaS
22 41 (21.93%) Windows
22 41 (21.93%) ETL
23 40 (21.39%) Python
23 40 (21.39%) Machine Learning
24 38 (20.32%) Infrastructure as Code

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (2.67%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.14%) Apache Airflow
2 4 (2.14%) CMS
3 3 (1.60%) SAS
4 2 (1.07%) Apache
4 2 (1.07%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.07%) Confluence
4 2 (1.07%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.07%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.14%) SPSS
3 2 (1.07%) Sketch
4 1 (0.53%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (2.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 144 (77.01%) Azure
2 113 (60.43%) Power Platform
3 44 (23.53%) PaaS
4 41 (21.93%) IaaS
5 30 (16.04%) Azure Data Factory
6 29 (15.51%) AWS
7 12 (6.42%) Amazon S3
8 11 (5.88%) Data Lake Analytics
9 6 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (2.67%) PowerApps
10 5 (2.67%) Serverless
11 3 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.07%) SaaS
13 1 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.53%) Amazon SageMaker
13 1 (0.53%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.53%) GCP
13 1 (0.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) SSL
2 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (60.43%) Power BI
2 97 (51.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (33.69%) Big Data
4 58 (31.02%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (28.88%) HDInsight
6 22 (11.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 19 (10.16%) Hadoop
8 16 (8.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (8.56%) SQL Server
9 15 (8.02%) NoSQL
10 14 (7.49%) Amazon Redshift
10 14 (7.49%) OLAP
11 13 (6.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (6.42%) SAP BW
13 10 (5.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (4.81%) Cosmos DB
14 9 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (3.74%) MongoDB
16 6 (3.21%) OLAP Cube
16 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 67 (35.83%) Visual Studio
2 17 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (4.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.07%) kappa
5 1 (0.53%) JIRA
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (7.49%) Finance
2 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.60%) Back Office
3 3 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.07%) Law
4 2 (1.07%) Legal
4 2 (1.07%) Marketing
4 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Police
5 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 59 (31.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (19.79%) Developer
3 33 (17.65%) Analyst
4 25 (13.37%) Architect
4 25 (13.37%) Azure Engineer
5 24 (12.83%) Data Engineer
6 21 (11.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 17 (9.09%) Data Architect
8 15 (8.02%) Data Analyst
9 13 (6.95%) Azure DevOps
10 11 (5.88%) Azure Developer
10 11 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (5.88%) Service Analyst
10 11 (5.88%) Service Transition Analyst
10 11 (5.88%) SQL BI Developer
10 11 (5.88%) SQL Developer
10 11 (5.88%) Talend Developer
10 11 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
10 11 (5.88%) Transition Analyst
11 10 (5.35%) Data Analytics Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.42%) XML
2 9 (4.81%) .NET
3 7 (3.74%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (3.21%) CSS
4 6 (3.21%) Entity Framework
4 6 (3.21%) HTML
4 6 (3.21%) jQuery
4 6 (3.21%) Kafka
4 6 (3.21%) MDX
4 6 (3.21%) Redux
4 6 (3.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (3.21%) Web Services
4 6 (3.21%) XSLT
5 3 (1.60%) Node.js
6 2 (1.07%) GraphQL
6 2 (1.07%) PySpark
6 2 (1.07%) REST
7 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.81%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.60%) Taxonomies
3 3 (1.60%) User Experience
4 2 (1.07%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (0.53%) Replication
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.93%) Windows
2 17 (9.09%) VMS
3 12 (6.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (66.31%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (64.71%) Analytics
3 120 (64.17%) Business Intelligence
4 103 (55.08%) DevOps
5 65 (34.76%) Data Management
6 61 (32.62%) Test Automation
7 56 (29.95%) Data Modelling
8 52 (27.81%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (27.81%) Security Testing
9 47 (25.13%) Data-Driven Testing
10 43 (22.99%) Continuous Delivery
11 41 (21.93%) ETL
12 40 (21.39%) Machine Learning
13 38 (20.32%) Infrastructure as Code
14 37 (19.79%) Scrum
15 32 (17.11%) Data Architecture
16 28 (14.97%) Project Delivery
17 25 (13.37%) Data Science
18 20 (10.70%) Data Security
19 18 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (69.52%) SQL
2 43 (22.99%) PowerShell
3 40 (21.39%) Python
4 19 (10.16%) T-SQL
5 17 (9.09%) C#
6 16 (8.56%) Scala
7 15 (8.02%) R
8 11 (5.88%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.81%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.74%) Java
11 6 (3.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (3.21%) XAML
12 1 (0.53%) C
12 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.88%) Degree
2 6 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.07%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.42%) QA
2 8 (4.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) IFRS
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (22.46%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (4.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.53%) Oozie
Vendors
1 107 (57.22%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.04%) Informatica
3 18 (9.63%) Databricks
4 17 (9.09%) Talend
5 15 (8.02%) Tableau
6 12 (6.42%) SAP
7 10 (5.35%) Hortonworks
7 10 (5.35%) Oracle
8 9 (4.81%) Cloudera
9 6 (3.21%) Xamarin
10 4 (2.14%) Alteryx
10 4 (2.14%) Sparx
11 1 (0.53%) Google
11 1 (0.53%) IBM
11 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.53%) Sybase