Period
to 27 January 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 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 249 271 246
Rank change year-on-year +22 -25 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 665 891 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.99% 1.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.07% 9.22% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 584 658
England median daily rate £475 £475 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.98% +8.53%
10th Percentile £299 £285 £284
90th Percentile £663 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 28
England median hourly rate £21.93 £20.25 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.30% -9.01% +64.81%
10th Percentile £17.83 £12.88 £14.70
90th Percentile £71.38 £29.05 £62.95
UK median hourly rate £21.93 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +8.30% -7.98% +62.96%

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 6,601 9,667 11,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.16% 10.77% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,105 6,137 7,871
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £258 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 326 315
England median hourly rate £23.68 £20.68 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.51% +3.38% -11.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £23.18 £20.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year +14.47% -1.72% -8.44%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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 +26 308 £505 +1.00% 85
South East +13 116 £475 -5.00% 31
North of England +47 103 £370 -20.43% 24
South West +21 59 £500 +5.26% 8
North West +39 54 £341 -36.21% 13
East of England +14 48 £425 -7.61% 15
Yorkshire +27 36 £370 -15.91% 8
Midlands +23 25 £450 +14.29% 19
West Midlands +36 21 £463 +32.14% 16
North East +28 13 £530 +17.78% 3
East Midlands +7 4 £450 - 3
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 257 (38.65%) SQL
2 189 (28.42%) Data Modelling
3 167 (25.11%) Finance
4 166 (24.96%) Business Intelligence
5 161 (24.21%) ETL
6 149 (22.41%) Data Warehouse
7 147 (22.11%) Data Management
8 135 (20.30%) Data Governance
9 133 (20.00%) Migration
10 129 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
10 129 (19.40%) Analytics
11 127 (19.10%) Data Analysis
12 111 (16.69%) Analytical Skills
13 103 (15.49%) Data Migration
14 101 (15.19%) Data Integration
15 100 (15.04%) Microsoft
16 96 (14.44%) Oracle
17 86 (12.93%) SQL Server
18 80 (12.03%) Python
19 75 (11.28%) Management Information System
20 69 (10.38%) Data Architecture
20 69 (10.38%) Power BI
20 69 (10.38%) Power Platform
21 68 (10.23%) SAP
22 67 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
22 67 (10.08%) Visualisation
23 65 (9.77%) Master Data Management
23 65 (9.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 65 (9.77%) Data Science
24 61 (9.17%) Degree

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 35 (5.26%) SAS
2 18 (2.71%) Apache Spark
3 17 (2.56%) Confluence
4 11 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.35%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.90%) Apache
8 4 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.60%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.45%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.30%) CMS
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.15%) ArcSDE
11 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 67 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.75%) SPSS
6 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.15%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.15%) Notepad++
8 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.71%) SAP MDG
2 13 (1.95%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 7 (1.05%) SAP MDM
4 7 (1.05%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.75%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.45%) SystmOne
7 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle AML
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.38%) Power Platform
2 53 (7.97%) Azure
3 46 (6.92%) AWS
4 23 (3.46%) GCP
5 18 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
6 17 (2.56%) Serverless
7 16 (2.41%) PaaS
8 15 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (2.26%) SaaS
9 12 (1.80%) IaaS
10 11 (1.65%) iPaaS
11 7 (1.05%) Azure Machine Learning
11 7 (1.05%) Office 365
12 5 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.75%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.60%) GitHub
13 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Flow
14 3 (0.45%) AWS Step Functions
15 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.11%) FTP
2 5 (0.75%) PuTTY
3 4 (0.60%) HTTP
3 4 (0.60%) Skype
4 3 (0.45%) Firewall
4 3 (0.45%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.45%) VPN
5 2 (0.30%) Internet
5 2 (0.30%) WebEx
6 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.15%) LAN
6 1 (0.15%) SSL
6 1 (0.15%) WAN
6 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.15%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (22.41%) Data Warehouse
2 86 (12.93%) SQL Server
3 69 (10.38%) Power BI
4 65 (9.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (8.27%) Relational Database
6 50 (7.52%) Data Lake
7 40 (6.02%) Hadoop
8 39 (5.86%) Big Data
9 31 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (3.46%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (3.46%) NoSQL
11 21 (3.16%) RDBMS
12 20 (3.01%) Amazon Redshift
12 20 (3.01%) BigQuery
12 20 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (2.86%) Data Mining
14 18 (2.71%) Data Mart
14 18 (2.71%) QualityStage
15 17 (2.56%) Snowflake Schema
16 16 (2.41%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 30 (4.51%) JIRA
2 17 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.90%) Gerrit
4 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.90%) Subversion
5 5 (0.75%) ERwin
6 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.60%) Selenium
6 4 (0.60%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.45%) JMeter
7 3 (0.45%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.30%) LSMW
8 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 167 (25.11%) Finance
2 42 (6.32%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.56%) Banking
4 32 (4.81%) Marketing
5 13 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.80%) Law
7 11 (1.65%) Retail
8 10 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.35%) Advertising
9 9 (1.35%) Local Government
9 9 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.90%) Legal
11 5 (0.75%) Electronics
12 4 (0.60%) Front Office
12 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.30%) Billing
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 224 (33.68%) Analyst
2 153 (23.01%) Data Analyst
3 116 (17.44%) Developer
4 90 (13.53%) Architect
5 52 (7.82%) Data Architect
6 39 (5.86%) Consultant
7 32 (4.81%) SQL Developer
8 30 (4.51%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.76%) Data Quality Analyst
10 23 (3.46%) SQL Analyst
11 22 (3.31%) Administrator
11 22 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 22 (3.31%) Data Engineer
11 22 (3.31%) ETL Developer
11 22 (3.31%) Quality Analyst
12 21 (3.16%) Data Manager
13 20 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 18 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.56%) Analyst Developer
16 16 (2.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.97%) XML
2 24 (3.61%) Web Services
3 20 (3.01%) REST
4 16 (2.41%) Kafka
5 14 (2.11%) SOAP
6 12 (1.80%) XML Schema
7 11 (1.65%) Middleware
8 10 (1.50%) NumPy
9 9 (1.35%) JDBC
9 9 (1.35%) Pandas
10 8 (1.20%) JSON
11 7 (1.05%) Bokeh
11 7 (1.05%) Matplotlib
11 7 (1.05%) scikit-learn
12 6 (0.90%) gRPC
12 6 (0.90%) HTML
12 6 (0.90%) Protocol Buffers
12 6 (0.90%) Visualforce
13 5 (0.75%) .NET
13 5 (0.75%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 111 (16.69%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (11.28%) Management Information System
3 44 (6.62%) Reference Data
4 21 (3.16%) NHS
5 17 (2.56%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 13 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.65%) CMDB
9 8 (1.20%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.75%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (0.75%) Reinsurance
11 5 (0.75%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.60%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.60%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.60%) User Experience
13 3 (0.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.86%) Linux
2 13 (1.95%) Unix
3 9 (1.35%) Windows
4 1 (0.15%) HPUX
4 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (28.42%) Data Modelling
2 166 (24.96%) Business Intelligence
3 161 (24.21%) ETL
4 147 (22.11%) Data Management
5 135 (20.30%) Data Governance
6 133 (20.00%) Migration
7 129 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (19.40%) Analytics
8 127 (19.10%) Data Analysis
9 103 (15.49%) Data Migration
10 101 (15.19%) Data Integration
11 69 (10.38%) Data Architecture
12 67 (10.08%) Visualisation
13 65 (9.77%) Data Science
13 65 (9.77%) Master Data Management
14 60 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
15 58 (8.72%) Data Cleansing
16 54 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 53 (7.97%) Data Mapping
18 51 (7.67%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 257 (38.65%) SQL
2 80 (12.03%) Python
3 42 (6.32%) R
4 37 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 32 (4.81%) Java
6 22 (3.31%) PL/SQL
7 21 (3.16%) Scala
8 20 (3.01%) C#
9 13 (1.95%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.65%) VBA
11 9 (1.35%) MATLAB
12 8 (1.20%) ABAP
12 8 (1.20%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.75%) Perl
13 5 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.45%) C++
14 3 (0.45%) Ruby
15 2 (0.30%) Cypher
15 2 (0.30%) Rust
Qualifications
1 61 (9.17%) Degree
2 56 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 49 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.20%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.20%) PMP
5 7 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.05%) ISEB
6 6 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.60%) PhD
7 4 (0.60%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.15%) CSPO
9 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.15%) MBA
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.26%) QA
2 20 (3.01%) GDPR
3 6 (0.90%) PMO
4 5 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.75%) SLA
5 3 (0.45%) MiFID
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) EMIR
6 2 (0.30%) HL7
6 2 (0.30%) IFRS
6 2 (0.30%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.15%) Basel II
7 1 (0.15%) Basel III
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (1.35%) Apache Flume
2 6 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.90%) HDFS
3 5 (0.75%) Docker
4 2 (0.30%) NDS
4 2 (0.30%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.05%) Oozie
2 4 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.45%) Ambari
3 3 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.30%) Ansible
4 2 (0.30%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 100 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 96 (14.44%) Oracle
3 68 (10.23%) SAP
4 48 (7.22%) Informatica
5 47 (7.07%) Tableau
6 28 (4.21%) IBM
7 27 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (3.61%) Teradata
9 22 (3.31%) Alteryx
10 16 (2.41%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.41%) Talend
11 15 (2.26%) Google
12 14 (2.11%) Databricks
13 12 (1.80%) HP
13 12 (1.80%) Hyperion
14 11 (1.65%) Citrix
15 10 (1.50%) DataFlux
16 8 (1.20%) BiZZdesign
17 6 (0.90%) Adobe
17 6 (0.90%) Sparx