Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 250 207
Rank change year-on-year +12 -43 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,008 919 1,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 1.03% 1.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.39% 8.96% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 619 858
England median daily rate £460 £430 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% -2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £262
90th Percentile £650 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 32
England median hourly rate £22.25 £13.50 £16.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.81% -15.86% -10.86%
10th Percentile £14.70 £8.61 £9.39
90th Percentile £62.95 £30.40 £52.47
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £16.05
% change year-on-year +62.96% -15.86% -10.86%

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 12,012 10,257 11,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 11.49% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,928 6,756 7,440
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £243
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 368 423
England median hourly rate £20.60 £22.84 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.79% -5.76% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.79 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.17 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.37% -7.32% +25.00%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -4 513 £500 +11.11% 119
South East -15 151 £425 -1.16% 32
North of England +40 124 £425 - 34
Midlands -7 98 £435 +8.75% 19
Yorkshire +9 62 £440 +3.53% 14
West Midlands -2 62 £425 +6.25% 13
East of England +19 60 £425 +13.33% 8
South West +22 53 £473 +13.17% 12
North West +5 53 £565 +39.52% 14
East Midlands +8 36 £450 - 6
North East +56 18 £610 +39.43% 6
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 408 (40.48%) SQL
2 322 (31.94%) Data Modelling
3 260 (25.79%) ETL
4 243 (24.11%) Finance
5 241 (23.91%) Migration
6 238 (23.61%) Data Management
7 237 (23.51%) Business Intelligence
8 220 (21.83%) Analytics
9 212 (21.03%) Analytical Skills
10 203 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
11 193 (19.15%) Data Migration
12 186 (18.45%) Data Analysis
13 183 (18.15%) Data Warehouse
14 163 (16.17%) Data Governance
14 163 (16.17%) Big Data
15 153 (15.18%) Oracle
15 153 (15.18%) SQL Server
16 134 (13.29%) Microsoft
17 132 (13.10%) Microsoft Excel
17 132 (13.10%) Data Cleansing
18 130 (12.90%) SAP
19 128 (12.70%) Data Architecture
20 117 (11.61%) Security Cleared
21 107 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
22 97 (9.62%) Data Integration
23 96 (9.52%) XML
24 93 (9.23%) Relational Database
25 91 (9.03%) Management Information System
26 88 (8.73%) Visualisation
27 84 (8.33%) Data Structures

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 66 (6.55%) SAS
2 44 (4.37%) Apache Spark
3 33 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 26 (2.58%) Apache
5 11 (1.09%) Confluence
6 9 (0.89%) JBoss
6 9 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.60%) CMS
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.30%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.099%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.099%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.099%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 132 (13.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 44 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
4 28 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.79%) SPSS
6 5 (0.50%) EngageOne
6 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.099%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.099%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.19%) SAP MM
2 10 (0.99%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.89%) SAP MDM
4 8 (0.79%) Maximo
5 7 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.69%) SAP APO
5 7 (0.69%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.60%) FastStats
6 6 (0.60%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.50%) SAP MDG
7 5 (0.50%) SAP PM
8 4 (0.40%) iTrent
8 4 (0.40%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.40%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.30%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.30%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.29%) Trello
4 11 (1.09%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.99%) Slack
6 8 (0.79%) GitHub
6 8 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.60%) Office 365
9 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.20%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.20%) PaaS
10 2 (0.20%) SaaS
11 1 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.099%) Force.com
11 1 (0.099%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.18%) SMS
2 7 (0.69%) Internet
2 7 (0.69%) Intranet
3 5 (0.50%) GSM
4 3 (0.30%) VLAN
5 2 (0.20%) FTP
6 1 (0.099%) Firewall
6 1 (0.099%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.099%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.099%) Network Security
6 1 (0.099%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.099%) Skype
6 1 (0.099%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (18.15%) Data Warehouse
2 163 (16.17%) Big Data
3 153 (15.18%) SQL Server
4 93 (9.23%) Relational Database
5 72 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 71 (7.04%) Hadoop
7 67 (6.65%) BusinessObjects
8 55 (5.46%) QlikView
9 48 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (4.66%) NoSQL
11 39 (3.87%) Power BI
12 32 (3.17%) Oracle Database
13 31 (3.08%) HBase
14 29 (2.88%) Data Mining
15 25 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (2.28%) PowerCenter
17 22 (2.18%) RDBMS
17 22 (2.18%) Star Schema
18 21 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (2.08%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 28 (2.78%) ERwin
2 25 (2.48%) JIRA
3 11 (1.09%) PowerDesigner
3 11 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.79%) LSMW
6 6 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.30%) Selenium
7 3 (0.30%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.20%) Hudson
8 2 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.20%) Subversion
9 1 (0.099%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.099%) GitLab
9 1 (0.099%) JMeter
9 1 (0.099%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.099%) Vagrant
General
1 243 (24.11%) Finance
2 65 (6.45%) Banking
3 53 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 53 (5.26%) Marketing
4 40 (3.97%) Retail
5 35 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.98%) Legal
7 27 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (1.79%) Electronics
9 12 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.19%) Law
9 12 (1.19%) Publishing
10 10 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.99%) French Language
11 7 (0.69%) German Language
12 6 (0.60%) Back Office
12 6 (0.60%) Billing
12 6 (0.60%) Front Office
12 6 (0.60%) Local Government
12 6 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 363 (36.01%) Analyst
2 214 (21.23%) Data Analyst
3 164 (16.27%) Architect
4 138 (13.69%) Developer
5 100 (9.92%) Data Architect
6 82 (8.13%) Business Analyst
7 72 (7.14%) Consultant
8 54 (5.36%) Data Engineer
9 48 (4.76%) Data Quality Analyst
10 43 (4.27%) SQL Developer
11 38 (3.77%) Quality Analyst
12 32 (3.17%) Data Business Analyst
13 31 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 30 (2.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 30 (2.98%) SAP Analyst
15 29 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
15 29 (2.88%) SQL Analyst
16 28 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (2.78%) Technical Architect
17 27 (2.68%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.52%) XML
2 52 (5.16%) JSON
3 25 (2.48%) Kafka
4 23 (2.28%) REST
5 19 (1.88%) JMS
6 10 (0.99%) .NET
6 10 (0.99%) EDI
7 9 (0.89%) Web Services
8 8 (0.79%) MDX
8 8 (0.79%) Middleware
8 8 (0.79%) RESTful
9 7 (0.69%) J2EE
9 7 (0.69%) Natural Language Processing
9 7 (0.69%) XML Schema
10 6 (0.60%) D3.js
10 6 (0.60%) HTML
10 6 (0.60%) scikit-learn
10 6 (0.60%) XSD
11 5 (0.50%) SOAP
12 4 (0.40%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 212 (21.03%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (9.03%) Management Information System
3 84 (8.33%) Data Structures
4 67 (6.65%) Reference Data
5 29 (2.88%) NHS
6 22 (2.18%) Taxonomies
7 20 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.79%) User Experience
9 12 (1.19%) FMCG
10 11 (1.09%) Market Risk
11 10 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.89%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.79%) Life Science
14 6 (0.60%) AS400
15 5 (0.50%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.50%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (2.48%) Linux
2 21 (2.08%) Windows
3 17 (1.69%) Unix
4 4 (0.40%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.099%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (31.94%) Data Modelling
2 260 (25.79%) ETL
3 241 (23.91%) Migration
4 238 (23.61%) Data Management
5 237 (23.51%) Business Intelligence
6 220 (21.83%) Analytics
7 203 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
8 193 (19.15%) Data Migration
9 186 (18.45%) Data Analysis
10 163 (16.17%) Data Governance
11 132 (13.10%) Data Cleansing
12 128 (12.70%) Data Architecture
13 107 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 97 (9.62%) Data Integration
15 88 (8.73%) Visualisation
16 84 (8.33%) Project Management
17 75 (7.44%) Master Data Management
18 70 (6.94%) Data Analytics
19 69 (6.85%) Validation
20 66 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 408 (40.48%) SQL
2 64 (6.35%) Python
3 55 (5.46%) Java
4 51 (5.06%) T-SQL
5 46 (4.56%) PL/SQL
6 45 (4.46%) R
7 38 (3.77%) VBA
8 23 (2.28%) Scala
9 18 (1.79%) C#
9 18 (1.79%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.09%) C
10 11 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.09%) VB
11 9 (0.89%) VBScript
12 8 (0.79%) AWK
12 8 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.79%) SAS Macro
12 8 (0.79%) sed
13 6 (0.60%) GraphQL
14 5 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 117 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.23%) Degree
3 68 (6.75%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.27%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.89%) PMP
7 8 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.69%) ISEB
8 7 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.60%) PhD
10 5 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 1 (0.099%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.099%) MBA
13 1 (0.099%) NVQ Level 4
13 1 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.65%) GDPR
2 58 (5.75%) QA
3 18 (1.79%) PMO
4 17 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.99%) GxP
7 8 (0.79%) HL7
8 7 (0.69%) IFRS
8 7 (0.69%) SLA
9 6 (0.60%) Basel II
9 6 (0.60%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.50%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.30%) MiFID
12 2 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.20%) CDISC
12 2 (0.20%) COBIT
12 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.099%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 17 (1.69%) Oracle Clusterware
1 17 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.60%) Docker
3 5 (0.50%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.50%) HDFS
4 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.099%) Firmware
6 1 (0.099%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.099%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 17 (1.69%) Data Guard
1 17 (1.69%) Oracle Flashback
1 17 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle EDQ
3 5 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.40%) MOM
4 4 (0.40%) Terraform
5 3 (0.30%) SCCM
5 3 (0.30%) SCOM
6 2 (0.20%) Ambari
6 2 (0.20%) Oozie
7 1 (0.099%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.099%) Puppet
Vendors
1 153 (15.18%) Oracle
2 134 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 130 (12.90%) SAP
4 70 (6.94%) Tableau
5 62 (6.15%) Informatica
6 33 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (3.08%) IBM
8 27 (2.68%) Talend
9 25 (2.48%) Teradata
10 18 (1.79%) Google
11 15 (1.49%) Greenplum
12 13 (1.29%) DataFlux
13 11 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
14 10 (0.99%) CA
15 8 (0.79%) Adobe
15 8 (0.79%) Cloudera
15 8 (0.79%) JDA
16 7 (0.69%) Hortonworks
16 7 (0.69%) HP
16 7 (0.69%) MapR