Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 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.

Data Lakes
England > South East
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 246 309
Rank change year-on-year +77 +63 +47
Contract jobs citing Data Lake 168 148 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.29% 0.88% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.50% 4.03% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 84 44
South East median daily rate £490 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -8.70% +21.05%
10th Percentile £331 £378 £363
90th Percentile £638 £671 £596
England median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £49.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.73% - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £49.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +45.73% +10.56% -

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 2,585 3,669 3,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.89% 21.74% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,564 2,369 2,204
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.01% +6.13%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £588 £570
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 46 47
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% +107.32%
10th Percentile £15.23 £18.69 £12.08
90th Percentile £80.25 £57.41 £49.25
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +18.18%

Data Lake
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Lake in the South East

Data Lake
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Lake in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Lake in the South East

Data Lake
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Lake in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Lake in the South East

Data Lake
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Lake in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Lake in the South East

Data Lake
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 9 December 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
Thames Valley +51 107 £500 -4.76% 10
Berkshire +53 95 £500 -1.23% 9
Hampshire +19 25 £485 -7.62% 5
Surrey +46 18 £534 +6.74% 8
Buckinghamshire +23 12 £600 -7.69%
West Sussex +28 9 £475 - 4
Sussex -1 5 £488 -11.36%
East Sussex - 5 £450 -
Data Lake
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 117 (69.64%) Azure
2 109 (64.88%) SQL
3 101 (60.12%) Business Intelligence
4 100 (59.52%) Analytics
4 100 (59.52%) Power BI
4 100 (59.52%) Power Platform
5 87 (51.79%) Microsoft
5 87 (51.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 86 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (45.24%) DevOps
8 74 (44.05%) Data Warehouse
9 64 (38.10%) Big Data
10 60 (35.71%) ETL
11 51 (30.36%) Python
11 51 (30.36%) Visual Studio Team System
12 47 (27.98%) Visual Studio
13 45 (26.79%) Data Management
14 43 (25.60%) Data Modelling
15 42 (25.00%) Azure Data Factory
16 41 (24.40%) Machine Learning
17 39 (23.21%) HDInsight
18 38 (22.62%) PowerShell
19 35 (20.83%) R
19 35 (20.83%) Infrastructure as Code
20 34 (20.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 31 (18.45%) Data Lake Analytics
22 30 (17.86%) Databricks
22 30 (17.86%) Data Quality
23 29 (17.26%) PaaS
23 29 (17.26%) Test Automation

Data Lake
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 17 (10.12%) Apache Spark
2 13 (7.74%) SAS
3 7 (4.17%) Apache
3 7 (4.17%) Jupyter
4 3 (1.79%) CMS
5 2 (1.19%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.19%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.60%) Confluence
6 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.38%) SPSS
3 2 (1.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 117 (69.64%) Azure
2 100 (59.52%) Power Platform
3 42 (25.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 31 (18.45%) Data Lake Analytics
5 29 (17.26%) PaaS
6 25 (14.88%) AWS
6 25 (14.88%) IaaS
7 21 (12.50%) Serverless
8 19 (11.31%) iPaaS
8 19 (11.31%) SaaS
9 10 (5.95%) Amazon S3
10 6 (3.57%) Azure Machine Learning
11 5 (2.98%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (2.38%) GitHub
13 3 (1.79%) Amazon SageMaker
13 3 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (1.19%) GCP
14 2 (1.19%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.17%) SAN
2 2 (1.19%) SSL
3 1 (0.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (59.52%) Power BI
2 87 (51.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (44.05%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (38.10%) Big Data
5 39 (23.21%) HDInsight
6 34 (20.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (16.67%) Hadoop
8 27 (16.07%) Cosmos DB
8 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
9 25 (14.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 20 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (10.71%) Data Mart
12 16 (9.52%) NoSQL
12 16 (9.52%) Relational Database
13 15 (8.93%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (7.14%) OLAP
14 12 (7.14%) PowerPivot
15 11 (6.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (6.55%) MongoDB
16 10 (5.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 51 (30.36%) Visual Studio Team System
2 47 (27.98%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.98%) JIRA
4 4 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.38%) Concordion
4 4 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.38%) EasyMock
4 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.38%) Gradle
4 4 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.38%) Maven
4 4 (2.38%) Mockito
4 4 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.19%) kappa
6 1 (0.60%) ER Studio
6 1 (0.60%) ERwin
General
1 9 (5.36%) Finance
2 7 (4.17%) Retail
3 5 (2.98%) Legal
3 5 (2.98%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.19%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.60%) Police
Job Titles
1 46 (27.38%) Architect
2 28 (16.67%) Data Architect
3 27 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (15.48%) Analyst
5 24 (14.29%) Developer
6 22 (13.10%) Azure DevOps
7 17 (10.12%) Data Engineer
8 16 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
9 15 (8.93%) Azure Architect
9 15 (8.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 15 (8.93%) Integration Architect
10 14 (8.33%) Service Analyst
11 13 (7.74%) Service Transition Analyst
11 13 (7.74%) Transition Analyst
12 11 (6.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (6.55%) SQL Developer
13 10 (5.95%) ITIL Service Analyst
13 10 (5.95%) SQL BI Developer
14 9 (5.36%) Lead DevOps
14 9 (5.36%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.71%) MDX
1 18 (10.71%) REST
2 16 (9.52%) SOAP
3 9 (5.36%) Kafka
4 7 (4.17%) Apache NiFi
4 7 (4.17%) XML
5 6 (3.57%) Web Services
6 4 (2.38%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.38%) JSON
7 3 (1.79%) .NET
8 2 (1.19%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.60%) PySpark
9 1 (0.60%) Spring
9 1 (0.60%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.55%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.57%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.79%) User Experience
7 2 (1.19%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.93%) Windows
2 9 (5.36%) Linux
2 9 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.17%) CentOS
5 4 (2.38%) Unix
5 4 (2.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (60.12%) Business Intelligence
2 100 (59.52%) Analytics
3 86 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (45.24%) DevOps
5 60 (35.71%) ETL
6 45 (26.79%) Data Management
7 43 (25.60%) Data Modelling
8 41 (24.40%) Machine Learning
9 35 (20.83%) Infrastructure as Code
10 29 (17.26%) Test Automation
11 28 (16.67%) Data Science
12 26 (15.48%) Data Architecture
12 26 (15.48%) Security Testing
13 25 (14.88%) Data Governance
13 25 (14.88%) Data-Driven Testing
14 24 (14.29%) Migration
15 23 (13.69%) Logical Data Model
15 23 (13.69%) Scrum
16 20 (11.90%) Data Integration
17 17 (10.12%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (64.88%) SQL
2 51 (30.36%) Python
3 38 (22.62%) PowerShell
4 35 (20.83%) R
5 19 (11.31%) Scala
6 18 (10.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 15 (8.93%) C#
8 9 (5.36%) U-SQL
9 8 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.98%) Java
11 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.60%) C
12 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.52%) Degree
1 16 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.38%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.86%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.36%) Docker
2 8 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) Kubernetes
1 7 (4.17%) Oozie
2 4 (2.38%) Ansible
2 4 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 87 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.86%) Databricks
3 22 (13.10%) Tableau
4 17 (10.12%) Talend
5 15 (8.93%) Oracle
6 14 (8.33%) Cloudera
7 7 (4.17%) Hortonworks
7 7 (4.17%) StreamSets
8 6 (3.57%) Google
9 5 (2.98%) Informatica
10 4 (2.38%) Alteryx
11 3 (1.79%) SnapLogic
11 3 (1.79%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.60%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.60%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.60%) SAP
12 1 (0.60%) Teradata
12 1 (0.60%) Workday