Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ETL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ETL over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 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.

Extract, Transform and Load (ETL)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 78 78 81
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +17
Contract jobs citing ETL 2,591 1,219 2,046
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 3.00% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 3.45% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,778 845 1,395
10th Percentile £363 £333 £325
25th Percentile £430 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £638 £674
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £437 £445
% change year-on-year +8.82% -1.91% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 8
10th Percentile £22.92 £9.75 £13.06
25th Percentile £25.50 £15.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.96% +71.59%
75th Percentile £47.63 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £57.98 £64.25 £56.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.73 £63.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year -37.69% +68.87% +71.59%

ETL is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 77,834 35,308 62,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.03% 86.95% 86.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,668 24,059 41,734
10th Percentile £325 £300 £281
25th Percentile £421 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £431
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.42% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,610 1,157 1,914
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.75 £11.97
25th Percentile £15.07 £15.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £27.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -3.49%
75th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.01 £60.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.50% -5.94%

ETL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ETL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ETL in the UK

ETL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ETL.

Daily rate trend for ETL in the UK

ETL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ETL over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ETL in the UK

ETL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ETL.

Hourly rate trend for ETL in the UK

ETL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ETL over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for ETL in the UK

ETL
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ETL within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
England -2 1,997 £525 +10.53% 458
London +1 1,127 £550 +8.11% 220
Work from Home -10 885 £525 +5.00% 82
UK excluding London +6 849 £475 +8.82% 247
South East +11 254 £475 -9.52% 82
Midlands -9 171 £475 +17.43% 46
North of England -20 152 £475 +12.76% 53
Scotland +8 127 £475 +13.10% 23
West Midlands -9 109 £500 +21.21% 38
North West -39 81 £475 +11.76% 33
South West -10 73 £425 -5.56% 22
Yorkshire -13 59 £475 +26.67% 18
East Midlands -20 59 £420 +5.00% 8
East of England -50 38 £495 +18.92% 21
Wales -6 30 £500 +5.26% 1
North East +13 16 £500 +25.00% 2
Northern Ireland -3 5 £488 +13.37%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing ETL 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 with a requirement for ETL.

1 1,550 (59.82%) SQL
2 1,003 (38.71%) Data Warehouse
3 855 (33.00%) Business Intelligence
4 757 (29.22%) Python
5 752 (29.02%) Azure
6 736 (28.41%) Data Modelling
7 712 (27.48%) Analytics
8 692 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
9 612 (23.62%) AWS
10 540 (20.84%) SQL Server
11 534 (20.61%) Finance
12 533 (20.57%) Social Skills
13 467 (18.02%) Power Platform
14 466 (17.99%) Oracle
15 442 (17.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 441 (17.02%) Power BI
17 426 (16.44%) Big Data
18 414 (15.98%) Migration
19 404 (15.59%) DevOps
20 383 (14.78%) Microsoft
21 361 (13.93%) Data Engineering
22 349 (13.47%) Data Lake
23 322 (12.43%) Data Integration
24 300 (11.58%) Visualisation
25 296 (11.42%) Data Pipeline
26 288 (11.12%) Apache Spark
27 285 (11.00%) Java
28 282 (10.88%) Informatica
29 280 (10.81%) Data Quality
30 271 (10.46%) Data Migration

ETL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 288 (11.12%) Apache Spark
2 86 (3.32%) Apache
3 81 (3.13%) Apache Airflow
4 77 (2.97%) Confluence
5 63 (2.43%) SAS
6 49 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 24 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.42%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.19%) Jupyter
11 5 (0.19%) Luigi
12 4 (0.15%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.15%) CMS
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.12%) IIS
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 143 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
3 26 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.19%) SPSS
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle Smart View
7 4 (0.15%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.12%) Stata
9 2 (0.077%) Windchill
10 1 (0.039%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 34 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.35%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.31%) FLEXCUBE
6 8 (0.31%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.19%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.15%) SAP MDG
9 4 (0.15%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 752 (29.02%) Azure
2 612 (23.62%) AWS
3 467 (18.02%) Power Platform
4 229 (8.84%) Azure Data Factory
5 167 (6.45%) Amazon S3
6 166 (6.41%) Snowflake
7 154 (5.94%) GCP
8 109 (4.21%) Serverless
9 78 (3.01%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 78 (3.01%) GitHub
10 59 (2.28%) PaaS
11 58 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
12 54 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
13 50 (1.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 50 (1.93%) SaaS
14 47 (1.81%) PowerApps
15 45 (1.74%) Azure Functions
16 42 (1.62%) IaaS
17 38 (1.47%) Azure Logic Apps
17 38 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.47%) HTTP
2 14 (0.54%) FTP
3 9 (0.35%) Firewall
4 8 (0.31%) Internet
4 8 (0.31%) Intranet
5 5 (0.19%) IPFS
5 5 (0.19%) Network Security
6 3 (0.12%) AMQP
6 3 (0.12%) Extranet
6 3 (0.12%) LAN
6 3 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.077%) GPON
7 2 (0.077%) SDH
7 2 (0.077%) VLAN
8 1 (0.039%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.039%) DNS
8 1 (0.039%) NAS
8 1 (0.039%) SMTP
8 1 (0.039%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.039%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,003 (38.71%) Data Warehouse
2 540 (20.84%) SQL Server
3 442 (17.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 441 (17.02%) Power BI
5 426 (16.44%) Big Data
6 349 (13.47%) Data Lake
7 270 (10.42%) Relational Database
8 251 (9.69%) Tableau
9 247 (9.53%) Hadoop
10 200 (7.72%) Metadata
11 162 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 148 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 145 (5.60%) NoSQL
14 144 (5.56%) Apache Hive
15 125 (4.82%) Azure SQL Database
16 122 (4.71%) Oracle Database
17 121 (4.67%) Amazon Redshift
18 119 (4.59%) Pentaho
19 115 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
20 99 (3.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 226 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 157 (6.06%) JIRA
3 116 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 73 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 48 (1.85%) GitLab
6 46 (1.78%) ERwin
7 37 (1.43%) Bitbucket
7 37 (1.43%) ER Studio
7 37 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (1.12%) TeamCity
9 21 (0.81%) Subversion
10 17 (0.66%) Maven
10 17 (0.66%) Selenium
11 14 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (0.42%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.35%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.27%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.27%) Toad
14 7 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 534 (20.61%) Finance
2 533 (20.57%) Social Skills
3 268 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 223 (8.61%) Public Sector
5 156 (6.02%) Banking
6 78 (3.01%) Marketing
7 71 (2.74%) Retail
8 70 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
9 62 (2.39%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
11 41 (1.58%) Telecoms
12 33 (1.27%) Manufacturing
13 30 (1.16%) Law
14 22 (0.85%) Legal
15 21 (0.81%) Publishing
16 20 (0.77%) Electronics
17 17 (0.66%) Advertising
18 16 (0.62%) Financial Institution
19 15 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 757 (29.22%) Developer
2 649 (25.05%) Data Engineer
3 335 (12.93%) Analyst
4 259 (10.00%) Architect
5 173 (6.68%) Data Architect
6 169 (6.52%) Data Analyst
7 159 (6.14%) SQL Developer
8 154 (5.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 134 (5.17%) Consultant
10 103 (3.98%) ETL Developer
11 100 (3.86%) Azure Engineer
12 76 (2.93%) Senior Data Engineer
13 66 (2.55%) Power BI Developer
14 64 (2.47%) Python Developer
15 63 (2.43%) Python Engineer
16 59 (2.28%) Data Consultant
17 58 (2.24%) AWS Engineer
18 51 (1.97%) Business Analyst
18 51 (1.97%) Data Warehouse Developer
19 50 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (8.10%) Kafka
2 130 (5.02%) .NET
3 96 (3.71%) JSON
4 87 (3.36%) PySpark
4 87 (3.36%) XML
5 72 (2.78%) REST
6 62 (2.39%) Pandas
7 55 (2.12%) NumPy
8 52 (2.01%) RESTful
9 49 (1.89%) Web Services
10 41 (1.58%) React
11 39 (1.51%) HTML
12 38 (1.47%) Middleware
13 36 (1.39%) Spring
14 32 (1.24%) CSS
15 28 (1.08%) AngularJS
16 25 (0.96%) ASP.NET
17 23 (0.89%) Spark Streaming
18 22 (0.85%) SOAP
18 22 (0.85%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 74 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 72 (2.78%) Legacy Systems
3 64 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 46 (1.78%) NHS
5 42 (1.62%) Reference Data
6 40 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 38 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 36 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 35 (1.35%) User Experience
9 35 (1.35%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.00%) Replication
11 22 (0.85%) Cloud Native
11 22 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (0.73%) Social Media
13 16 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.50%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.42%) Legacy Applications
15 11 (0.42%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 174 (6.72%) Linux
2 127 (4.90%) Unix
3 84 (3.24%) Windows
4 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (0.23%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.15%) CentOS
5 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.077%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.039%) Android
7 1 (0.039%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.039%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.039%) Solaris
7 1 (0.039%) SUSE
7 1 (0.039%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 855 (33.00%) Business Intelligence
2 736 (28.41%) Data Modelling
3 712 (27.48%) Analytics
4 692 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
5 414 (15.98%) Migration
6 404 (15.59%) DevOps
7 361 (13.93%) Data Engineering
8 322 (12.43%) Data Integration
9 300 (11.58%) Visualisation
10 296 (11.42%) Data Pipeline
11 271 (10.46%) Data Migration
12 239 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
13 228 (8.80%) Scrum
14 225 (8.68%) Data Analysis
15 217 (8.38%) Data Management
16 204 (7.87%) Data Science
17 202 (7.80%) Data Analytics
18 197 (7.60%) Data Architecture
19 177 (6.83%) SDLC
20 160 (6.18%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,550 (59.82%) SQL
2 757 (29.22%) Python
3 285 (11.00%) Java
4 234 (9.03%) T-SQL
5 181 (6.99%) Scala
6 172 (6.64%) C#
7 167 (6.45%) PL/SQL
8 106 (4.09%) PowerShell
9 96 (3.71%) JavaScript
9 96 (3.71%) Shell Script
10 89 (3.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 89 (3.43%) R
11 75 (2.89%) Bash
12 57 (2.20%) VBA
13 38 (1.47%) C
14 33 (1.27%) C++
15 25 (0.96%) Perl
16 22 (0.85%) HiveQL
16 22 (0.85%) Java 8
17 16 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 268 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 234 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 118 (4.55%) Degree
4 36 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.73%) AWS Certification
8 14 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.46%) ISEB
10 12 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.31%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.27%) PMP
13 6 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.19%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.19%) PhD
15 4 (0.15%) FFIEC
16 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (10.81%) Data Quality
2 128 (4.94%) QA
3 41 (1.58%) GDPR
4 33 (1.27%) Accessibility
5 21 (0.81%) SLA
6 14 (0.54%) PMO
7 12 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
8 10 (0.39%) IFRS
8 10 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.27%) EMIR
11 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.19%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.15%) FINREP
12 4 (0.15%) GLBA
12 4 (0.15%) NIST
13 3 (0.12%) COREP
13 3 (0.12%) GRC
13 3 (0.12%) ITGC
13 3 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 113 (4.36%) Docker
2 74 (2.86%) HDFS
3 20 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.077%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.039%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.039%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 80 (3.09%) Kubernetes
2 49 (1.89%) Terraform
3 44 (1.70%) Ansible
4 20 (0.77%) Control-M
4 20 (0.77%) Kibana
5 16 (0.62%) Grafana
6 10 (0.39%) logstash
7 9 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.23%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.19%) Rancher
11 4 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.12%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.12%) HP Fortify
12 3 (0.12%) Oozie
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.12%) WebInspect
13 2 (0.077%) Ambari
13 2 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 466 (17.99%) Oracle
2 383 (14.78%) Microsoft
3 282 (10.88%) Informatica
4 224 (8.65%) Databricks
5 169 (6.52%) Talend
6 167 (6.45%) SAP
7 111 (4.28%) Google
8 82 (3.16%) Cloudera
9 73 (2.82%) IBM
10 65 (2.51%) Ab Initio
11 64 (2.47%) Teradata
12 62 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
13 60 (2.32%) Alteryx
14 35 (1.35%) Cognos
15 27 (1.04%) StreamSets
16 24 (0.93%) Adobe
17 20 (0.77%) TIBCO
18 19 (0.73%) Sitecore
19 18 (0.69%) MapR
19 18 (0.69%) MicroStrategy