Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 263 251
Rank change year-on-year +39 -12 -13
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 294 807 1,027
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.01% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.20% 9.80% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 500 700
Median daily rate £525 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -2.63% +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £475
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 33
Median hourly rate £21.75 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.32% +27.27% +14.29%
10th Percentile £15.97 £13.91 £13.40
90th Percentile £42.69 £73.75 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £27.97 £22.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +27.14% +15.79%

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 2,624 8,236 10,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.34% 10.27% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,529 5,110 6,608
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% - -
10th Percentile £265 £230 £258
90th Percentile £639 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 369 357
Median hourly rate £26.81 £21.42 £22.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.17% -3.51% +10.98%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £56.25 £50.45
Median hourly rate £26.25 £21.05 £21.88
% change year-on-year +24.73% -3.82% -0.09%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Quality in England.

Daily rate trend for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Quality in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Quality in England.

Hourly rate trend for Data Quality in England

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Quality in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +62 166 £525 +9.38% 32
South East +77 34 £588 +20.51% 8
North of England +48 26 £390 +4.00% 7
Midlands +81 25 £450 +12.50% 8
East of England +61 22 £400 -5.33% 1
West Midlands +57 21 £450 +16.88% 6
South West +78 14 £525 +10.82% 7
North West +49 13 £500 +42.86% 3
Yorkshire +48 13 £383 -6.71% 2
East Midlands +61 4 - - 2
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 127 (43.20%) SQL
2 88 (29.93%) Data Modelling
3 77 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (25.17%) Finance
5 72 (24.49%) Data Governance
6 68 (23.13%) Data Management
6 68 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
7 67 (22.79%) Analytics
8 60 (20.41%) Migration
9 59 (20.07%) Data Analysis
10 56 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
11 55 (18.71%) ETL
12 52 (17.69%) Data Warehouse
13 49 (16.67%) Oracle
14 48 (16.33%) Python
14 48 (16.33%) Azure
15 47 (15.99%) Relational Database
16 46 (15.65%) Microsoft
16 46 (15.65%) Data Migration
17 45 (15.31%) Power Platform
18 44 (14.97%) Power BI
19 43 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
20 42 (14.29%) Data Architecture
21 41 (13.95%) Data Cleansing
21 41 (13.95%) SQL Server
22 40 (13.61%) Master Data Management
23 36 (12.24%) Data Lake
24 34 (11.56%) Java
25 31 (10.54%) Management Information System
25 31 (10.54%) Visualisation

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 13 (4.42%) Confluence
2 7 (2.38%) SAS
3 5 (1.70%) Apache
3 5 (1.70%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.36%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.36%) IIS
4 4 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.34%) CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.34%) Mule
7 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.34%) Papyrus
7 1 (0.34%) WildFly
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.68%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.70%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (1.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (1.02%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.34%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 48 (16.33%) Azure
2 45 (15.31%) Power Platform
3 28 (9.52%) AWS
4 7 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (1.36%) Datadog
5 4 (1.36%) GCP
5 4 (1.36%) Office 365
5 4 (1.36%) PowerApps
6 3 (1.02%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.02%) Power Automate
6 3 (1.02%) SaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.68%) G Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.34%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.02%) DHCP
1 3 (1.02%) DNS
2 1 (0.34%) Internet
2 1 (0.34%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.69%) Data Warehouse
2 47 (15.99%) Relational Database
3 44 (14.97%) Power BI
4 41 (13.95%) SQL Server
5 36 (12.24%) Data Lake
6 22 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (7.14%) Big Data
8 19 (6.46%) RDBMS
9 18 (6.12%) MS Access
10 13 (4.42%) Amazon Aurora
11 12 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (3.74%) NoSQL
12 11 (3.74%) QlikView
13 9 (3.06%) Hadoop
14 8 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (2.38%) Snowflake Schema
16 6 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (6.12%) JIRA
2 10 (3.40%) GitLab
3 9 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.72%) JUnit
5 7 (2.38%) ERwin
6 5 (1.70%) NUnit
6 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.68%) JMeter
8 2 (0.68%) LSMW
8 2 (0.68%) Postman
8 2 (0.68%) Selenium
8 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.34%) Maven
9 1 (0.34%) ProC
9 1 (0.34%) XMLSpy
General
1 74 (25.17%) Finance
2 24 (8.16%) Public Sector
3 20 (6.80%) Banking
4 9 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.38%) Local Government
5 7 (2.38%) Marketing
6 6 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.70%) Retail
8 4 (1.36%) Front Office
8 4 (1.36%) Law
8 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.02%) Billing
9 3 (1.02%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.68%) Games
10 2 (0.68%) German Language
10 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (28.57%) Analyst
2 53 (18.03%) Architect
3 49 (16.67%) Developer
4 47 (15.99%) Data Analyst
5 42 (14.29%) Data Architect
6 20 (6.80%) Business Analyst
6 20 (6.80%) SQL Developer
7 19 (6.46%) Data Engineer
8 17 (5.78%) Consultant
9 15 (5.10%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.08%) AWS Developer
10 12 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
10 12 (4.08%) AWS Software Engineer
10 12 (4.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 11 (3.74%) Data Manager
12 10 (3.40%) Data Consultant
12 10 (3.40%) Python Developer
13 9 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 8 (2.72%) Administrator
14 8 (2.72%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.46%) Web Services
2 12 (4.08%) gRPC
2 12 (4.08%) Protocol Buffers
3 8 (2.72%) XML
4 6 (2.04%) Kafka
5 5 (1.70%) LDAP
5 5 (1.70%) OAuth
5 5 (1.70%) OpenID
5 5 (1.70%) RESTful
5 5 (1.70%) SAML
6 4 (1.36%) SailPoint
6 4 (1.36%) Spring
7 3 (1.02%) JPA
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.02%) pytest
7 3 (1.02%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.68%) Flask
8 2 (0.68%) Itk
8 2 (0.68%) JSON
8 2 (0.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.54%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.46%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (6.12%) Reference Data
5 11 (3.74%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.72%) Credit Risk
6 8 (2.72%) FMCG
6 8 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.38%) User Experience
8 5 (1.70%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.70%) Derivative
9 4 (1.36%) NHS
10 3 (1.02%) CMDB
10 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.02%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.02%) Replication
10 3 (1.02%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.02%) Linux
1 3 (1.02%) Windows
2 2 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.93%) Data Modelling
2 77 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (24.49%) Data Governance
4 68 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (23.13%) Data Management
5 67 (22.79%) Analytics
6 60 (20.41%) Migration
7 59 (20.07%) Data Analysis
8 55 (18.71%) ETL
9 46 (15.65%) Data Migration
10 42 (14.29%) Data Architecture
11 41 (13.95%) Data Cleansing
12 40 (13.61%) Master Data Management
13 31 (10.54%) Visualisation
14 27 (9.18%) Data Science
14 27 (9.18%) Validation
15 24 (8.16%) Data Integration
15 24 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (8.16%) Scrum
15 24 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (43.20%) SQL
2 48 (16.33%) Python
3 34 (11.56%) Java
4 20 (6.80%) R
5 9 (3.06%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.04%) VB
6 6 (2.04%) VBA
7 4 (1.36%) C#
7 4 (1.36%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.02%) C
8 3 (1.02%) C++
8 3 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (1.02%) Java 8
8 3 (1.02%) Scala
9 2 (0.68%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) ABAP
10 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.82%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.36%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.68%) ISEB
5 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.68%) MCAD
5 2 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.34%) CISM
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.34%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.80%) QA
2 18 (6.12%) GDPR
3 4 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
4 1 (0.34%) COREP
4 1 (0.34%) FINREP
4 1 (0.34%) GMP
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.70%) NDS
2 5 (1.70%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 3 (1.02%) Docker
3 3 (1.02%) HDFS
4 2 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.70%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 3 (1.02%) SCCM
4 2 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) Control-M
5 1 (0.34%) Grafana
5 1 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 49 (16.67%) Oracle
2 46 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 26 (8.84%) SAP
4 21 (7.14%) Tableau
5 15 (5.10%) Informatica
6 13 (4.42%) Databricks
7 12 (4.08%) Talend
8 11 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.72%) Alteryx
10 6 (2.04%) IBM
10 6 (2.04%) Teradata
11 5 (1.70%) Google
11 5 (1.70%) NetIQ
11 5 (1.70%) Northgate
11 5 (1.70%) Novell
12 4 (1.36%) ForgeRock
13 3 (1.02%) Ab Initio
13 3 (1.02%) Snow
13 3 (1.02%) Sparx
14 2 (0.68%) BiZZdesign