Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Quality skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Quality over the 6 months to 18 January 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 Quality
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 260 241 254
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13 -42
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 900 1,007 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.09% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.31% 8.51% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 682 626
England median daily rate £475 £454 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +3.66% -2.78%
10th Percentile £285 £276 £266
90th Percentile £625 £650 £634
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.30% -1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 28
England median hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.98% +66.04% -17.42%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.60 £8.76
90th Percentile £29.90 £63.60 £30.18
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year -6.92% +64.15% -17.42%

Data Quality is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,662 11,834 10,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.60% 12.81% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,111 7,810 6,821
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £235
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 309 368
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -10.77% -4.72%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
% change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -6.64%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Quality as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
London -30 431 £494 -1.25% 107
South East +25 179 £500 +17.65% 36
North of England -35 108 £465 +9.41% 39
East of England +9 64 £460 +8.24% 7
Midlands -46 59 £388 -9.88% 19
Yorkshire -22 57 £450 -1.37% 18
South West -32 53 £475 +1.06% 15
North West -13 47 £535 -5.31% 19
West Midlands -38 35 £350 -17.65% 14
East Midlands -8 24 £450 - 5
North East -19 7 £450 -26.23% 2
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality 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 England region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 436 (48.44%) SQL
2 231 (25.67%) Finance
3 230 (25.56%) Data Modelling
3 230 (25.56%) ETL
4 209 (23.22%) Analytical Skills
5 207 (23.00%) Data Warehouse
6 205 (22.78%) Migration
7 200 (22.22%) Data Management
8 196 (21.78%) Business Intelligence
9 194 (21.56%) Data Analysis
10 190 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
11 180 (20.00%) Data Migration
12 177 (19.67%) Analytics
13 142 (15.78%) Oracle
14 137 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
15 135 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
16 127 (14.11%) SQL Server
17 122 (13.56%) Data Governance
18 115 (12.78%) Big Data
19 110 (12.22%) Data Integration
19 110 (12.22%) Data Architecture
20 107 (11.89%) Data Science
21 106 (11.78%) SAP
21 106 (11.78%) Microsoft
22 105 (11.67%) Hadoop
23 102 (11.33%) Relational Database
24 101 (11.22%) QA
25 81 (9.00%) Apache Hive
26 77 (8.56%) Apache Spark
27 73 (8.11%) Security Cleared

Data Quality
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 77 (8.56%) Apache Spark
2 72 (8.00%) SAS
3 41 (4.56%) SharePoint
4 30 (3.33%) Confluence
5 6 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.56%) Apache
6 5 (0.56%) IIS
7 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.33%) CMS
8 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.22%) Drupal
9 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.22%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.11%) Mule
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Smallworld
Applications
1 137 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (1.44%) SAP HR
4 10 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (1.11%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
5 8 (0.89%) Workday HCM
6 7 (0.78%) SAP MDG
7 6 (0.67%) CA PPM
8 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.44%) assyst
10 3 (0.33%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.33%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.33%) Unica
11 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (1.89%) GitHub
5 13 (1.44%) SaaS
6 12 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (1.00%) Office 365
8 8 (0.89%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (0.67%) PaaS
11 5 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.56%) IaaS
11 5 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.33%) Serverless
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.33%) Internet
2 8 (0.89%) Firewall
2 8 (0.89%) FTP
2 8 (0.89%) Kerberos
3 6 (0.67%) HTTP
3 6 (0.67%) VPN
4 5 (0.56%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.56%) SSL
5 4 (0.44%) ATM
6 2 (0.22%) IPv4
7 1 (0.11%) Broadband
7 1 (0.11%) Intranet
7 1 (0.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (23.00%) Data Warehouse
2 127 (14.11%) SQL Server
3 115 (12.78%) Big Data
4 105 (11.67%) Hadoop
5 102 (11.33%) Relational Database
6 81 (9.00%) Apache Hive
7 73 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 65 (7.22%) OLAP
9 64 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 62 (6.89%) Power BI
11 57 (6.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 52 (5.78%) Star Schema
13 49 (5.44%) OLAP Cube
14 35 (3.89%) Data Lake
15 34 (3.78%) MS Access
16 32 (3.56%) NoSQL
16 32 (3.56%) RDBMS
17 29 (3.22%) BusinessObjects
18 26 (2.89%) Oracle Database
19 25 (2.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 54 (6.00%) JIRA
2 22 (2.44%) Selenium
3 18 (2.00%) ERwin
4 14 (1.56%) Toad
5 13 (1.44%) JMeter
5 13 (1.44%) LoadRunner
5 13 (1.44%) SoapUI
6 12 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.11%) Subversion
8 10 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.00%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.56%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.44%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.44%) JBehave
12 4 (0.44%) XMLSpy
General
1 231 (25.67%) Finance
2 64 (7.11%) Banking
3 47 (5.22%) Retail
4 37 (4.11%) Legal
5 30 (3.33%) Marketing
6 29 (3.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 24 (2.67%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.56%) Front Office
9 12 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.89%) Automotive
10 8 (0.89%) Back Office
10 8 (0.89%) Publishing
11 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.67%) Local Government
12 5 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.44%) German Language
14 3 (0.33%) Games
15 2 (0.22%) Advertising
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 337 (37.44%) Analyst
2 191 (21.22%) Data Analyst
3 137 (15.22%) Developer
4 80 (8.89%) Architect
5 77 (8.56%) Data Engineer
6 61 (6.78%) Data Architect
7 54 (6.00%) Business Analyst
7 54 (6.00%) Consultant
8 49 (5.44%) Hadoop Engineer
9 48 (5.33%) SQL Analyst
10 38 (4.22%) SQL Developer
11 35 (3.89%) Data Manager
12 28 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 28 (3.11%) Data Quality Analyst
12 28 (3.11%) Migration Analyst
13 27 (3.00%) Data Consultant
14 25 (2.78%) Data Migration Analyst
15 24 (2.67%) Information Analyst
16 23 (2.56%) Big Data Engineer
16 23 (2.56%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (7.44%) Kafka
2 51 (5.67%) XML
3 20 (2.22%) JSON
4 17 (1.89%) Web Services
5 14 (1.56%) .NET
6 12 (1.33%) HTML
7 11 (1.22%) CSS
8 9 (1.00%) Ajax
8 9 (1.00%) LDAP
8 9 (1.00%) REST
9 8 (0.89%) RESTful
9 8 (0.89%) XHTML
10 7 (0.78%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.78%) Gherkin
10 7 (0.78%) Middleware
11 6 (0.67%) Natural Language Processing
12 5 (0.56%) EDI
12 5 (0.56%) OAuth
12 5 (0.56%) SAML
12 5 (0.56%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 209 (23.22%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.89%) Reference Data
4 34 (3.78%) Data Structures
4 34 (3.78%) NHS
5 28 (3.11%) Algorithms
6 20 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.00%) Linked Data
7 18 (2.00%) Taxonomies
8 17 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.67%) Fixed Income
9 15 (1.67%) User Experience
10 13 (1.44%) Derivative
11 12 (1.33%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.11%) CMDB
13 9 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
13 9 (1.00%) Wiki
14 7 (0.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.00%) Linux
2 30 (3.33%) Unix
3 25 (2.78%) Windows
4 14 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.78%) Solaris
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (25.56%) Data Modelling
1 230 (25.56%) ETL
2 205 (22.78%) Migration
3 200 (22.22%) Data Management
4 196 (21.78%) Business Intelligence
5 194 (21.56%) Data Analysis
6 190 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
7 180 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 177 (19.67%) Analytics
9 135 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
10 122 (13.56%) Data Governance
11 110 (12.22%) Data Architecture
11 110 (12.22%) Data Integration
12 107 (11.89%) Data Science
13 73 (8.11%) Project Management
14 70 (7.78%) Master Data Management
15 68 (7.56%) Validation
16 67 (7.44%) Data Mapping
16 67 (7.44%) Machine Learning
17 65 (7.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 436 (48.44%) SQL
2 56 (6.22%) Python
3 55 (6.11%) T-SQL
4 40 (4.44%) C#
5 33 (3.67%) PL/SQL
6 30 (3.33%) Java
7 26 (2.89%) R
8 22 (2.44%) JavaScript
9 21 (2.33%) VBA
10 18 (2.00%) C++
11 11 (1.22%) Scala
12 10 (1.11%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.00%) C
13 9 (1.00%) VB
14 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.89%) Ruby
15 7 (0.78%) Perl
16 5 (0.56%) ABAP
16 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 73 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 58 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 54 (6.00%) Degree
4 15 (1.67%) ISEB
5 13 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.67%) PhD
7 6 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.22%) CISM
10 2 (0.22%) CISSP
10 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.22%) MCP
10 2 (0.22%) MCSA
10 2 (0.22%) MCSE
10 2 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (11.22%) QA
2 37 (4.11%) SLA
3 28 (3.11%) GDPR
4 8 (0.89%) PMO
5 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.33%) HL7
6 3 (0.33%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.22%) MiFID
7 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.11%) CDISC
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
8 1 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 16 (1.78%) HDFS
2 13 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.22%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.67%) Docker
5 3 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 56 (6.22%) Oozie
2 9 (1.00%) Control-M
3 7 (0.78%) Ambari
3 7 (0.78%) Ansible
3 7 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.56%) Terraform
6 4 (0.44%) OpenView
6 4 (0.44%) OVSD
7 3 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.22%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.22%) Kibana
8 2 (0.22%) Nagios
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 142 (15.78%) Oracle
2 106 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 106 (11.78%) SAP
3 58 (6.44%) Tableau
4 44 (4.89%) Talend
5 31 (3.44%) Informatica
6 27 (3.00%) Remedy
7 21 (2.33%) Workday
8 16 (1.78%) Hortonworks
9 15 (1.67%) Teradata
10 14 (1.56%) Ab Initio
10 14 (1.56%) IBM
10 14 (1.56%) ServiceNow
11 13 (1.44%) Cloudera
11 13 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.22%) Adobe
12 11 (1.22%) CA
13 10 (1.11%) Google
14 9 (1.00%) Murex
14 9 (1.00%) Sybase