Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 249 245
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 -33
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,086 882 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.01% 1.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.67% 8.58% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 558 741
England median daily rate £485 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £303 £259 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.90% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 31
England median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.70% +2.17% -25.37%
10th Percentile £15.32 £9.05 £9.19
90th Percentile £40.00 £19.45 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +69.70% +3.13% -26.06%

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 11,235 10,280 11,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.90% 11.72% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,221 6,711 7,364
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.96% +3.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £230
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £408
% change year-on-year +2.27% +7.98% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 335 387
England median hourly rate £24.75 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.26% -15.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.75 £11.55
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.10 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £22.12
% change year-on-year +16.25% -9.56% +2.86%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +1 557 £513 +7.89% 73
South East +57 196 £450 +5.88% 25
North of England -13 119 £425 -5.56% 44
Midlands +11 104 £461 +8.53% 20
East of England +18 71 £443 +4.12% 4
West Midlands -2 63 £445 +7.88% 15
Yorkshire -32 60 £440 -14.15% 18
North West -1 56 £375 -16.67% 25
East Midlands +7 41 £475 +11.76% 5
South West +8 39 £450 - 19
North East -4 4 £679 +11.31% 1
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 407 (37.48%) SQL
2 348 (32.04%) Finance
3 312 (28.73%) Data Modelling
4 283 (26.06%) Analytics
5 273 (25.14%) Data Warehouse
6 257 (23.66%) Business Intelligence
7 256 (23.57%) ETL
8 231 (21.27%) Data Management
9 222 (20.44%) Analytical Skills
10 221 (20.35%) Migration
11 215 (19.80%) Data Governance
12 210 (19.34%) Big Data
13 206 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
14 183 (16.85%) Data Migration
15 176 (16.21%) Oracle
16 166 (15.29%) Microsoft Excel
17 157 (14.46%) SQL Server
18 155 (14.27%) Data Analysis
19 153 (14.09%) Hadoop
20 142 (13.08%) Data Architecture
21 126 (11.60%) Data Integration
22 120 (11.05%) Microsoft
23 112 (10.31%) Python
24 110 (10.13%) SAP
24 110 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
25 109 (10.04%) Data Science
25 109 (10.04%) Visualisation
26 106 (9.76%) Management Information System
27 105 (9.67%) Kafka
28 104 (9.58%) Apache Spark

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
1 104 (9.58%) Apache Spark
2 65 (5.99%) SAS
3 48 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 35 (3.22%) Apache
5 20 (1.84%) Confluence
6 12 (1.10%) Apache Pig
6 12 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.18%) Luigi
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.092%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.092%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.092%) CMS
8 1 (0.092%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.092%) MindAlign
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.092%) WordPress
Applications
1 166 (15.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 42 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.18%) Shockwave
7 2 (0.18%) SPSS
7 2 (0.18%) Windchill
8 1 (0.092%) Blender
8 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.092%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.10%) SAP MDG
3 9 (0.83%) SAP MDM
4 8 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.74%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.55%) SAP APO
5 6 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.55%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.46%) HFM
7 4 (0.37%) Line 500
7 4 (0.37%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.28%) Maximo
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.28%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.18%) Actimize
9 2 (0.18%) Movex
9 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.29%) SaaS
4 12 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
4 12 (1.10%) Amazon S3
5 10 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (0.92%) G Suite
5 10 (0.92%) Serverless
6 8 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (0.64%) IaaS
7 7 (0.64%) PaaS
8 6 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.37%) iPaaS
10 4 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.28%) GitHub
11 3 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.84%) SMS
2 16 (1.47%) FTP
3 7 (0.64%) Intranet
4 5 (0.46%) Internet
4 5 (0.46%) VLAN
5 2 (0.18%) 802.11
5 2 (0.18%) BGP
5 2 (0.18%) HSRP
5 2 (0.18%) IPsec
5 2 (0.18%) Junos
5 2 (0.18%) OSPF
6 1 (0.092%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.092%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.092%) Firewall
6 1 (0.092%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.092%) SAN
6 1 (0.092%) SDH
6 1 (0.092%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (25.14%) Data Warehouse
2 210 (19.34%) Big Data
3 157 (14.46%) SQL Server
4 153 (14.09%) Hadoop
5 103 (9.48%) Apache Hive
5 103 (9.48%) Relational Database
6 81 (7.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 77 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 74 (6.81%) OLAP
9 65 (5.99%) Power BI
9 65 (5.99%) Star Schema
10 64 (5.89%) NoSQL
11 54 (4.97%) OLAP Cube
12 50 (4.60%) BusinessObjects
13 48 (4.42%) Data Lake
13 48 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
14 46 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 43 (3.96%) HBase
16 36 (3.31%) RDBMS
17 34 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (3.04%) JIRA
2 29 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.93%) ERwin
5 18 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (1.57%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.20%) PowerDesigner
8 11 (1.01%) Selenium
9 9 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.74%) Subversion
11 7 (0.64%) JMeter
11 7 (0.64%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.64%) Toad
12 6 (0.55%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.46%) Ant
13 5 (0.46%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.46%) Gradle
13 5 (0.46%) Maven
13 5 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 348 (32.04%) Finance
2 88 (8.10%) Banking
3 64 (5.89%) Retail
4 43 (3.96%) Marketing
5 41 (3.78%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.57%) Legal
7 16 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (1.47%) Publishing
8 15 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.10%) Law
10 11 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
11 10 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.74%) French Language
12 8 (0.74%) German Language
13 7 (0.64%) Private Banking
14 6 (0.55%) Electronics
15 5 (0.46%) Billing
16 4 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 308 (28.36%) Analyst
2 211 (19.43%) Data Analyst
3 175 (16.11%) Developer
4 152 (14.00%) Architect
5 105 (9.67%) Data Engineer
6 98 (9.02%) Data Architect
7 58 (5.34%) Consultant
7 58 (5.34%) Hadoop Engineer
8 54 (4.97%) Data Manager
9 40 (3.68%) Business Analyst
10 39 (3.59%) Project Manager
11 38 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
12 36 (3.31%) Big Data Engineer
13 33 (3.04%) ETL Developer
14 31 (2.85%) Data Quality Analyst
14 31 (2.85%) Migration Analyst
15 28 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 27 (2.49%) Data Migration Analyst
17 26 (2.39%) Data Scientist
17 26 (2.39%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (9.67%) Kafka
2 73 (6.72%) XML
3 45 (4.14%) REST
4 38 (3.50%) HTML
5 26 (2.39%) .NET
6 24 (2.21%) HTML5
7 23 (2.12%) Natural Language Processing
8 20 (1.84%) XML Schema
9 19 (1.75%) JSON
10 15 (1.38%) CSS
11 13 (1.20%) Middleware
12 12 (1.10%) SOAP
12 12 (1.10%) Web Services
13 10 (0.92%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.83%) JMS
14 9 (0.83%) XSD
15 8 (0.74%) COM
15 8 (0.74%) J2EE
15 8 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (0.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 222 (20.44%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 61 (5.62%) Data Structures
4 58 (5.34%) Reference Data
5 35 (3.22%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.67%) Credit Risk
7 26 (2.39%) NHS
8 21 (1.93%) Mainframe
9 20 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.75%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.20%) CMDB
13 12 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.10%) Taxonomies
14 9 (0.83%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (0.83%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.74%) Derivative
15 8 (0.74%) Replication
15 8 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (6.45%) Linux
2 53 (4.88%) Unix
3 18 (1.66%) Windows
4 9 (0.83%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.55%) Solaris
6 1 (0.092%) Android
6 1 (0.092%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.092%) CentOS
6 1 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (28.73%) Data Modelling
2 283 (26.06%) Analytics
3 257 (23.66%) Business Intelligence
4 256 (23.57%) ETL
5 231 (21.27%) Data Management
6 221 (20.35%) Migration
7 215 (19.80%) Data Governance
8 206 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
9 183 (16.85%) Data Migration
10 155 (14.27%) Data Analysis
11 142 (13.08%) Data Architecture
12 126 (11.60%) Data Integration
13 110 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
14 109 (10.04%) Data Science
14 109 (10.04%) Visualisation
15 100 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 91 (8.38%) Machine Learning
17 88 (8.10%) Data Mapping
18 85 (7.83%) Project Management
19 75 (6.91%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 407 (37.48%) SQL
2 112 (10.31%) Python
3 79 (7.27%) Java
4 61 (5.62%) R
5 52 (4.79%) T-SQL
6 41 (3.78%) JavaScript
7 37 (3.41%) C#
8 34 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 31 (2.85%) VBA
10 29 (2.67%) Scala
11 20 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.47%) C
12 16 (1.47%) MATLAB
13 14 (1.29%) Natural
14 12 (1.10%) C++
15 10 (0.92%) VB
16 8 (0.74%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.74%) Perl
17 5 (0.46%) Apex Code
17 5 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 89 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 84 (7.73%) Degree
3 65 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.47%) PhD
6 14 (1.29%) DBS Check
6 14 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.01%) CISSP
8 10 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.92%) ISEB
8 10 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.83%) CISM
9 9 (0.83%) CISMP
10 6 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.55%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.46%) CISA
12 3 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.28%) MCSE
12 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.25%) QA
2 51 (4.70%) GDPR
3 23 (2.12%) SLA
4 9 (0.83%) PMO
5 6 (0.55%) IFRS
5 6 (0.55%) SNOMED CT
6 4 (0.37%) HL7
7 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.18%) Basel II
9 1 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.092%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.092%) MiFID
9 1 (0.092%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.092%) PSD2
9 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.092%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (1.93%) Apache Flume
2 9 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.55%) Docker
4 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.28%) HDFS
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (5.62%) Oozie
2 11 (1.01%) Terraform
3 8 (0.74%) Consul
3 8 (0.74%) Packer
4 6 (0.55%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.46%) Kibana
6 4 (0.37%) Puppet
7 2 (0.18%) Ansible
7 2 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.092%) Grafana
Vendors
1 176 (16.21%) Oracle
2 120 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 110 (10.13%) SAP
4 64 (5.89%) Tableau
5 63 (5.80%) Informatica
6 43 (3.96%) Talend
7 41 (3.78%) IBM
8 38 (3.50%) Teradata
9 29 (2.67%) Ab Initio
10 28 (2.58%) Cloudera
11 24 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (2.12%) Google
13 20 (1.84%) Hortonworks
14 19 (1.75%) HP
15 18 (1.66%) Cognos
16 16 (1.47%) ServiceNow
17 14 (1.29%) Alteryx
17 14 (1.29%) Software AG
18 11 (1.01%) Citrix
19 10 (0.92%) Netezza