The table below looks at the statistics for Data Quality skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Quality
Rank 219 191 204
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 556 708 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.28% 1.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.44% 12.75% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 464 388
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £550 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £403 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.86% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £52.47 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4861 5553 5257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.81% 10.07% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3425 3386
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 207 214
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £21.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +13.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

Data Quality
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Data Quality as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Data Quality Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Quality
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Quality within the UK.

Data Quality Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Quality within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Data Quality Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality within the UK.

Data Quality Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Quality within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Data Quality Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Quality
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Quality within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 525 £450 +5.88% 82
London -5 275 £450 - 43
South East -18 70 £438 +6.06% 12
City of London +7 57 £500 +17.64% 16
West Midlands -12 46 £358 -12.80% 5
North West +16 39 £425 +19.71% 5
Berkshire +22 36 £428 +13.24% 5
Yorkshire -26 34 £475 +16.20% 7
West Yorkshire -15 24 £488 +14.70% 6
Manchester +11 22 £400 -11.11% 3
East of England 0 20 £400 - 3
Leeds -15 20 £500 +19.40% 3
East Midlands -10 18 £482 +13.41% 3
Reading +20 17 £375 -25.00% 1
South West +3 17 £285 -18.57% 3
Warwickshire -3 12 £346 -10.64% 1
Birmingham -4 11 £520 +43.31% 1
Northamptonshire -14 11 £445 +1.71%
Coventry +1 10 £333 -44.58%
Scotland -3 10 £300 -11.11% 1
Bracknell +11 9 £450 +12.50% 1
Wiltshire +8 9 £267 -40.61% 1
South Wales +6 9 £500 +53.84%
Oxfordshire +4 9 £400 +45.45% 1
Wales -5 9 £500 +53.84%
Hertfordshire +3 8 £288 -23.33% 2
Northampton -11 8 £400 -5.88%
Warwick +2 7 £225 -41.93% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £438 +25.00% 1
South Yorkshire -18 7 £495 +41.42% 1

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 415 (39.60%) SQL
2 350 (33.40%) Data Modelling
3 272 (25.95%) ETL
4 268 (25.57%) Data Management
5 253 (24.14%) Finance
6 231 (22.04%) Data Warehouse
7 225 (21.47%) Data Analysis
8 218 (20.80%) Migration
9 215 (20.52%) Business Intelligence
10 197 (18.80%) Oracle
11 178 (16.98%) Data Migration
12 168 (16.03%) Data Governance
13 159 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
14 147 (14.03%) Microsoft
15 144 (13.74%) SQL Server
16 143 (13.65%) SAP
17 142 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
18 138 (13.17%) Data Architecture
19 115 (10.97%) Data Cleansing
20 113 (10.78%) MS Excel
21 112 (10.69%) Analytics
22 103 (9.83%) Management Information System
23 102 (9.73%) Degree
24 99 (9.45%) Data Integration
24 99 (9.45%) Banking
25 97 (9.26%) Master Data Management
26 92 (8.78%) Relational Database
26 92 (8.78%) Validation
27 85 (8.11%) Big Data
28 83 (7.92%) Project Management

Data Quality
Top Related 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 45 (4.29%) SAS
2 29 (2.77%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.15%) Apache
5 11 (1.05%) nginx
6 10 (0.95%) Apache Pig
6 10 (0.95%) Confluence
6 10 (0.95%) PowerExchange
7 6 (0.57%) Drupal
7 6 (0.57%) JBoss
8 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.29%) Documentum
9 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.29%) WordPress
10 2 (0.19%) IIS
10 2 (0.19%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 113 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 49 (4.68%) MS Office
3 37 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (1.34%) SPSS
6 11 (1.05%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.67%) MS Project
7 7 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.095%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.76%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.48%) Lorenzo
9 5 (0.48%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.38%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
10 4 (0.38%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.34%) Office 365
3 10 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (0.67%) Boomi
5 6 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.29%) Force.com
6 3 (0.29%) iPaaS
7 2 (0.19%) G Suite
7 2 (0.19%) SaaS
8 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.76%) Intranet
2 6 (0.57%) NAS
3 3 (0.29%) Internet
3 3 (0.29%) Wireless
4 2 (0.19%) NGN
4 2 (0.19%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.095%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.095%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (22.04%) Data Warehouse
2 144 (13.74%) SQL Server
3 92 (8.78%) Relational Database
4 85 (8.11%) Big Data
5 64 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (5.15%) Hadoop
7 53 (5.06%) DB2
7 53 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 52 (4.96%) Oracle Database
9 49 (4.68%) BusinessObjects
10 37 (3.53%) NoSQL
11 36 (3.44%) IBM InfoSphere
12 34 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (2.58%) QlikView
14 26 (2.48%) Data Mining
14 26 (2.48%) Power BI
15 25 (2.39%) OLAP
15 25 (2.39%) RDBMS
16 23 (2.19%) Apache Hive
16 23 (2.19%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 50 (4.77%) ERwin
2 37 (3.53%) JIRA
3 24 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.91%) Talend Open Studio
5 18 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.43%) LSMW
8 12 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.67%) Gradle
9 7 (0.67%) IntelliJ
9 7 (0.67%) JUnit
9 7 (0.67%) TestNG
10 6 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.57%) PowerDesigner
10 6 (0.57%) Selenium
11 5 (0.48%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.38%) gulp
12 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.38%) webpack
13 3 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 253 (24.14%) Finance
2 99 (9.45%) Banking
3 62 (5.92%) Marketing
4 52 (4.96%) Retail
5 23 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.91%) Legal
8 18 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.34%) Billing
11 10 (0.95%) Front Office
12 9 (0.86%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.76%) Publishing
14 7 (0.67%) French Language
14 7 (0.67%) Law
15 6 (0.57%) Advertising
15 6 (0.57%) Back Office
15 6 (0.57%) Electronics
15 6 (0.57%) German Language
16 4 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 372 (35.50%) Analyst
2 239 (22.81%) Data Analyst
3 174 (16.60%) Architect
4 148 (14.12%) Developer
5 137 (13.07%) Data Architect
6 111 (10.59%) Consultant
7 67 (6.39%) Business Analyst
8 63 (6.01%) Data Consultant
9 55 (5.25%) Data Quality Analyst
10 48 (4.58%) Data Manager
11 42 (4.01%) SQL Analyst
12 38 (3.63%) Quality Analyst
13 35 (3.34%) SAP Consultant
14 32 (3.05%) SQL Data Analyst
15 31 (2.96%) Data Business Analyst
16 29 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 28 (2.67%) SAP Data Consultant
18 26 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
19 24 (2.29%) ETL Analyst
20 23 (2.19%) Data Quality Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.24%) XML
2 25 (2.39%) .NET
3 17 (1.62%) Web Services
4 16 (1.53%) AngularJS
5 15 (1.43%) Node.js
5 15 (1.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 14 (1.34%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.24%) JSON
8 12 (1.15%) HTML
8 12 (1.15%) REST
9 11 (1.05%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.05%) CSS
9 11 (1.05%) Kafka
10 9 (0.86%) Gherkin
10 9 (0.86%) jQuery
10 9 (0.86%) Spring
11 8 (0.76%) SOAP
12 7 (0.67%) MDX
13 6 (0.57%) BAPI
13 6 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 142 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (9.83%) Management Information System
3 99 (9.45%) Data Integration
4 74 (7.06%) Data Structures
5 54 (5.15%) Data Extraction
6 46 (4.39%) Visualisation
7 42 (4.01%) Statistics
8 39 (3.72%) Reference Data
9 37 (3.53%) NHS
10 28 (2.67%) Data Conversion
11 17 (1.62%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.43%) FMCG
13 14 (1.34%) Computer Science
14 12 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.86%) Data Centre
16 9 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
16 9 (0.86%) Taxonomies
17 8 (0.76%) Mathematics
17 8 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (3.34%) Linux
2 30 (2.86%) Unix
3 22 (2.10%) Windows
4 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.19%) AIX
5 2 (0.19%) Android
5 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (33.40%) Data Modelling
2 272 (25.95%) ETL
3 268 (25.57%) Data Management
4 225 (21.47%) Data Analysis
5 218 (20.80%) Migration
6 215 (20.52%) Business Intelligence
7 178 (16.98%) Data Migration
8 168 (16.03%) Data Governance
9 159 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
10 138 (13.17%) Data Architecture
11 115 (10.97%) Data Cleansing
12 112 (10.69%) Analytics
13 97 (9.26%) Master Data Management
14 92 (8.78%) Validation
15 83 (7.92%) Project Management
16 79 (7.54%) Quality Management
17 66 (6.30%) Data Transformation
18 65 (6.20%) Logical Data Model
18 65 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 62 (5.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 415 (39.60%) SQL
2 52 (4.96%) Java
3 51 (4.87%) T-SQL
4 48 (4.58%) Python
5 32 (3.05%) PL/SQL
6 30 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 25 (2.39%) R
8 24 (2.29%) VBA
9 17 (1.62%) C++
10 16 (1.53%) C
10 16 (1.53%) C#
11 15 (1.43%) PHP
12 13 (1.24%) Scala
13 9 (0.86%) ABAP
14 7 (0.67%) VB
15 6 (0.57%) ES6
16 5 (0.48%) Haskell
16 5 (0.48%) Ruby
16 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 102 (9.73%) Degree
2 51 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (0.76%) CLAS
4 8 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.19%) ISEB
7 2 (0.19%) PMP
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.095%) AAT
8 1 (0.095%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.095%) PhD
8 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.15%) QA
2 21 (2.00%) Solvency II
3 11 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.05%) SLA
4 7 (0.67%) GxP
5 6 (0.57%) ISO20022
6 5 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.38%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
10 1 (0.095%) Basel III
10 1 (0.095%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.095%) GCP
10 1 (0.095%) GLP
10 1 (0.095%) GMP
System Software
1 13 (1.24%) Docker
2 11 (1.05%) Corosync
2 11 (1.05%) Squid
3 6 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.57%) HDFS
4 5 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.095%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
1 11 (1.05%) Pacemaker
1 11 (1.05%) Puppet
2 6 (0.57%) Ansible
3 5 (0.48%) Oracle EDQ
4 4 (0.38%) Ambari
4 4 (0.38%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (0.38%) Oozie
5 3 (0.29%) Control-M
6 2 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.095%) Netcool
7 1 (0.095%) SCCM
7 1 (0.095%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 197 (18.80%) Oracle
2 147 (14.03%) Microsoft
3 143 (13.65%) SAP
4 57 (5.44%) Informatica
5 54 (5.15%) Tableau
6 43 (4.10%) Teradata
7 39 (3.72%) IBM
8 34 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (2.86%) Sybase
10 20 (1.91%) Talend
11 18 (1.72%) Netezza
12 16 (1.53%) Cognos
13 14 (1.34%) GoldenSource
14 13 (1.24%) Trillium
15 9 (0.86%) Google
15 9 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
16 8 (0.76%) Alteryx
16 8 (0.76%) Hyperion
17 7 (0.67%) Adobe
17 7 (0.67%) DataFlux
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