Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 226 287
Rank change year-on-year +103 +61 +46
Contract jobs citing Data Lake 202 160 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.89% 1.01% 0.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.31% 4.79% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 101 69
South East median daily rate £488 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -4.55% +29.41%
10th Percentile £325 £415 £361
90th Percentile £602 £663 £600
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £45.50 - -
England median hourly rate £45.50 - £45.00

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 2,169 3,343 3,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.29% 21.07% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,334 2,146 2,134
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £300
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 45 42
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -22.22% +164.71%
10th Percentile £16.23 £18.48 £15.23
90th Percentile £76.75 £56.40 £50.00
England median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% - +27.27%

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 16 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Lake in the South East over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 February 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 +73 136 £483 -8.10% 14
Berkshire +67 122 £495 -9.59% 10
Surrey +54 25 £475 -5.00% 6
Hampshire +22 20 £475 -10.80% 7
Buckinghamshire +27 12 £473 -27.31% 1
West Sussex +31 10 £475 -20.83% 3
East Sussex - 7 £450 - 1
Sussex - 5 £488 -
Oxfordshire +8 2 £463 +2.78% 3
Kent +13 1 £650 +30.00% 3
Data Lake
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 149 (73.76%) Azure
2 137 (67.82%) SQL
3 127 (62.87%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (62.87%) Analytics
4 125 (61.88%) Business Intelligence
4 125 (61.88%) Power BI
4 125 (61.88%) Power Platform
5 118 (58.42%) Microsoft
6 105 (51.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 102 (50.50%) DevOps
8 81 (40.10%) Visual Studio
9 68 (33.66%) Data Management
9 68 (33.66%) Big Data
10 65 (32.18%) PowerShell
11 62 (30.69%) Data Warehouse
12 58 (28.71%) Infrastructure as Code
13 55 (27.23%) ETL
14 54 (26.73%) Visual Studio Team System
14 54 (26.73%) Test Automation
15 52 (25.74%) HDInsight
16 51 (25.25%) Python
17 47 (23.27%) Security Testing
18 46 (22.77%) Data-Driven Testing
19 42 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (20.30%) PaaS
21 40 (19.80%) Data Modelling
22 38 (18.81%) IaaS
22 38 (18.81%) Continuous Delivery
23 37 (18.32%) Azure Data Factory
24 36 (17.82%) Data Science

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 (8.42%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.46%) SAS
3 8 (3.96%) Apache
4 4 (1.98%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (1.98%) CMS
4 4 (1.98%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.99%) Confluence
5 2 (0.99%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.99%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.98%) SPSS
3 2 (0.99%) Sketch
4 1 (0.50%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 149 (73.76%) Azure
2 125 (61.88%) Power Platform
3 41 (20.30%) PaaS
4 38 (18.81%) IaaS
5 37 (18.32%) Azure Data Factory
6 35 (17.33%) Data Lake Analytics
7 31 (15.35%) AWS
8 12 (5.94%) Serverless
9 11 (5.45%) Amazon S3
10 10 (4.95%) SaaS
11 8 (3.96%) iPaaS
12 6 (2.97%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (1.49%) GitHub
14 2 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.99%) Amazon SageMaker
14 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.50%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.98%) SAN
2 2 (0.99%) SSL
3 1 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (61.88%) Power BI
2 105 (51.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (33.66%) Big Data
4 62 (30.69%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (25.74%) HDInsight
6 25 (12.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 24 (11.88%) Hadoop
8 22 (10.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (8.42%) SQL Server
10 16 (7.92%) OLAP
11 15 (7.43%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (7.43%) NoSQL
12 13 (6.44%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (5.94%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (5.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (5.45%) Data Mart
14 11 (5.45%) MongoDB
15 9 (4.46%) Relational Database
15 9 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (3.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 81 (40.10%) Visual Studio
2 54 (26.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.48%) JIRA
4 3 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.49%) Concordion
4 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.49%) EasyMock
4 3 (1.49%) Gradle
4 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.49%) Maven
4 3 (1.49%) Mockito
4 3 (1.49%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.99%) kappa
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (5.45%) Finance
2 8 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.48%) Retail
4 3 (1.49%) Back Office
4 3 (1.49%) Legal
4 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.49%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.99%) Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 52 (25.74%) Analyst
2 50 (24.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (14.85%) Developer
4 27 (13.37%) Architect
5 25 (12.38%) Azure Engineer
5 25 (12.38%) Data Engineer
5 25 (12.38%) Service Analyst
6 24 (11.88%) Service Transition Analyst
6 24 (11.88%) Transition Analyst
7 22 (10.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 16 (7.92%) Data Architect
9 14 (6.93%) Azure DevOps
10 13 (6.44%) Data Analyst
11 12 (5.94%) ITIL Service Analyst
12 11 (5.45%) Talend Developer
13 10 (4.95%) Azure Architect
13 10 (4.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 10 (4.95%) SQL Analyst
13 10 (4.95%) SQL BI Developer
13 10 (4.95%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.95%) REST
2 9 (4.46%) MDX
3 8 (3.96%) SOAP
3 8 (3.96%) XML
4 7 (3.47%) Kafka
5 6 (2.97%) Web Services
6 5 (2.48%) .NET
7 4 (1.98%) Apache NiFi
8 3 (1.49%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.99%) GraphQL
10 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.50%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.50%) HTML
10 1 (0.50%) jQuery
10 1 (0.50%) JSON
10 1 (0.50%) PySpark
10 1 (0.50%) Redux
10 1 (0.50%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.47%) Reference Data
4 6 (2.97%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.99%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.99%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.83%) Windows
2 6 (2.97%) Linux
2 6 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.98%) CentOS
5 3 (1.49%) Unix
5 3 (1.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (62.87%) Agile Software Development
1 127 (62.87%) Analytics
2 125 (61.88%) Business Intelligence
3 102 (50.50%) DevOps
4 68 (33.66%) Data Management
5 58 (28.71%) Infrastructure as Code
6 55 (27.23%) ETL
7 54 (26.73%) Test Automation
8 47 (23.27%) Security Testing
9 46 (22.77%) Data-Driven Testing
10 42 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (19.80%) Data Modelling
12 38 (18.81%) Continuous Delivery
13 36 (17.82%) Data Science
14 31 (15.35%) Machine Learning
14 31 (15.35%) Scrum
15 27 (13.37%) ITIL
16 25 (12.38%) ITIL V3
17 24 (11.88%) Release Management
18 21 (10.40%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 137 (67.82%) SQL
2 65 (32.18%) PowerShell
3 51 (25.25%) Python
4 28 (13.86%) R
5 23 (11.39%) Scala
6 13 (6.44%) T-SQL
7 11 (5.45%) C#
8 9 (4.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 7 (3.47%) Java
10 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.99%) U-SQL
12 1 (0.50%) C
12 1 (0.50%) VBA
12 1 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (5.94%) Degree
2 10 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.98%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.39%) Data Quality
2 14 (6.93%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) GDPR
3 1 (0.50%) IFRS
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (14.85%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (3.96%) Docker
3 4 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.99%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.98%) Oozie
3 3 (1.49%) Ansible
3 3 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 118 (58.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.39%) Databricks
3 21 (10.40%) Tableau
4 20 (9.90%) Talend
5 17 (8.42%) Cloudera
6 13 (6.44%) Oracle
7 12 (5.94%) Informatica
8 7 (3.47%) SAP
9 4 (1.98%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.98%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.98%) StreamSets
10 1 (0.50%) Google
10 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.50%) Xamarin