Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 255 266 260
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 396 843 1,009
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.95% 1.02% 1.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.56% 9.78% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 525 654
Median daily rate £513 £480 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.77% -0.52% +7.22%
10th Percentile £287 £310 £300
90th Percentile £712 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £504 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.05% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 21
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -18.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.97 £11.85 £15.05
90th Percentile £35.30 £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.42% -16.23% +25.00%

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 4,142 8,617 11,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.88% 10.39% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,464 5,360 7,218
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £250 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 325 323
Median hourly rate £27.46 £22.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.06% -1.51% +7.08%
10th Percentile £13.06 £10.75 £11.85
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.50 £52.45
Median hourly rate £26.48 £22.75 £22.85
% change year-on-year +16.40% -0.42% -0.46%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +31 219 £525 - 34
North of England +52 54 £513 +20.59% 5
South East +46 52 £460 -3.16% 6
East of England +34 30 £475 +5.56% 7
North West +27 23 £513 +2.50% 4
Midlands +50 20 £475 +11.76% 4
West Midlands +49 18 £475 +7.95% 4
Yorkshire +39 18 £375 -11.76%
South West +15 16 £538 +34.38% 5
North East +31 13 £788 +82.61% 1
East Midlands +33 2 £513 +22.02%
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 153 (38.64%) SQL
2 105 (26.52%) Data Modelling
3 98 (24.75%) Finance
4 88 (22.22%) Data Management
5 80 (20.20%) Migration
5 80 (20.20%) Analytics
6 78 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
7 77 (19.44%) ETL
7 77 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (18.94%) Python
8 75 (18.94%) Data Governance
9 70 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
10 65 (16.41%) Data Warehouse
10 65 (16.41%) Data Analysis
11 64 (16.16%) Relational Database
12 57 (14.39%) Data Migration
13 55 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
14 54 (13.64%) Oracle
15 53 (13.38%) Visualisation
16 48 (12.12%) Data Architecture
16 48 (12.12%) SQL Server
16 48 (12.12%) Java
17 46 (11.62%) Microsoft
18 45 (11.36%) Management Information System
19 43 (10.86%) AWS
20 40 (10.10%) Azure
20 40 (10.10%) SAP
21 39 (9.85%) Data Cleansing
21 39 (9.85%) Master Data Management
22 37 (9.34%) Power BI

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 17 (4.29%) Apache Spark
2 16 (4.04%) SAS
3 11 (2.78%) Confluence
4 8 (2.02%) Apache
5 5 (1.26%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 5 (1.26%) Jupyter
6 4 (1.01%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.76%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.51%) CMS
8 2 (0.51%) Jetty
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 55 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) ArcInfo
4 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.01%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.01%) SAP MDG
4 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.76%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.76%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle AML
5 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.25%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.86%) AWS
2 40 (10.10%) Azure
3 37 (9.34%) Power Platform
4 13 (3.28%) GCP
5 6 (1.52%) Office 365
6 5 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.01%) Azure Functions
7 4 (1.01%) GitHub
7 4 (1.01%) Serverless
8 3 (0.76%) G Suite
8 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.51%) IaaS
9 2 (0.51%) Logic Apps
9 2 (0.51%) PaaS
9 2 (0.51%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.51%) Slack
9 2 (0.51%) Trello
10 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.01%) DKIM
2 3 (0.76%) Firewall
2 3 (0.76%) HTTP
2 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.76%) VPN
3 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.25%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.25%) Skype
3 1 (0.25%) SMTP
3 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (16.41%) Data Warehouse
2 64 (16.16%) Relational Database
3 48 (12.12%) SQL Server
4 37 (9.34%) Power BI
5 32 (8.08%) RDBMS
6 26 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (6.31%) Hadoop
8 23 (5.81%) Big Data
9 22 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
9 22 (5.56%) NoSQL
10 18 (4.55%) Amazon Aurora
11 13 (3.28%) MySQL
11 13 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (3.03%) Apache Hive
12 12 (3.03%) MS Access
13 11 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (2.78%) Data Lake
13 11 (2.78%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.53%) BigQuery
14 10 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (6.31%) JIRA
2 15 (3.79%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.52%) ERwin
4 6 (1.52%) Gerrit
4 6 (1.52%) Subversion
5 4 (1.01%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.01%) Maven
5 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.76%) JUnit
7 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.51%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.51%) PROIV
7 2 (0.51%) Selenium
7 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.25%) LSMW
8 1 (0.25%) Moq
General
1 98 (24.75%) Finance
2 37 (9.34%) Public Sector
3 15 (3.79%) Legal
3 15 (3.79%) Marketing
4 14 (3.54%) Banking
5 7 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (1.77%) Retail
6 6 (1.52%) Local Government
7 5 (1.26%) Advertising
7 5 (1.26%) Back Office
7 5 (1.26%) Front Office
7 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
9 2 (0.51%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (31.57%) Analyst
2 71 (17.93%) Developer
3 62 (15.66%) Data Analyst
4 40 (10.10%) Architect
5 36 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 34 (8.59%) SQL Developer
7 31 (7.83%) Consultant
8 30 (7.58%) Data Architect
9 21 (5.30%) Data Engineer
10 18 (4.55%) AWS Developer
10 18 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (4.55%) AWS Software Engineer
10 18 (4.55%) Data Consultant
10 18 (4.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 18 (4.55%) Software Engineer
11 17 (4.29%) Java Developer
12 14 (3.54%) Data Business Analyst
12 14 (3.54%) Java Engineer
13 13 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 13 (3.28%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.31%) Web Services
2 22 (5.56%) gRPC
2 22 (5.56%) Protocol Buffers
3 19 (4.80%) XML
4 15 (3.79%) Kafka
5 8 (2.02%) NumPy
5 8 (2.02%) REST
6 7 (1.77%) JDBC
6 7 (1.77%) Pandas
7 6 (1.52%) JSON
8 5 (1.26%) .NET
8 5 (1.26%) D3.js
8 5 (1.26%) Matplotlib
8 5 (1.26%) Natural Language Processing
8 5 (1.26%) RESTful
9 4 (1.01%) Apache Beam
9 4 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (1.01%) SAP Basis
9 4 (1.01%) SAP Fiori
9 4 (1.01%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 70 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 32 (8.08%) Reference Data
4 27 (6.82%) Data Structures
5 11 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.27%) NHS
7 7 (1.77%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (1.52%) CMDB
8 6 (1.52%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.26%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.26%) User Experience
10 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.51%) Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) FMCG
12 2 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.51%) Life Science
12 2 (0.51%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.29%) Linux
2 11 (2.78%) Windows
3 8 (2.02%) Unix
4 5 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.25%) HPUX
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.52%) Data Modelling
2 88 (22.22%) Data Management
3 80 (20.20%) Analytics
3 80 (20.20%) Migration
4 78 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
5 77 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (19.44%) ETL
6 75 (18.94%) Data Governance
7 65 (16.41%) Data Analysis
8 57 (14.39%) Data Migration
9 53 (13.38%) Visualisation
10 48 (12.12%) Data Architecture
11 39 (9.85%) Data Cleansing
11 39 (9.85%) Master Data Management
12 36 (9.09%) Data Science
13 34 (8.59%) Validation
14 33 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
15 32 (8.08%) Project Management
16 28 (7.07%) Data Visualisation
16 28 (7.07%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 153 (38.64%) SQL
2 75 (18.94%) Python
3 48 (12.12%) Java
4 35 (8.84%) R
5 23 (5.81%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.54%) VBA
7 12 (3.03%) Scala
8 10 (2.53%) C#
9 9 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.02%) ABAP
11 7 (1.77%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.52%) Ruby
13 4 (1.01%) Go
13 4 (1.01%) VB
14 3 (0.76%) Java 8
14 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.76%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.51%) C
15 2 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (9.34%) Degree
2 26 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.03%) CISM
5 7 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.52%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.76%) ISEB
7 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.76%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.76%) PMP
8 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.25%) ACCA
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.30%) QA
2 12 (3.03%) COBIT
3 10 (2.53%) GDPR
4 8 (2.02%) SLA
5 4 (1.01%) PMO
6 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.51%) Basel II
7 2 (0.51%) IFRS
8 1 (0.25%) CDISC
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) GMP
8 1 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (0.25%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.77%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.76%) Docker
2 3 (0.76%) HDFS
3 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.52%) Oozie
3 3 (0.76%) Ambari
3 3 (0.76%) Ansible
3 3 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) Control-M
5 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.25%) Grafana
5 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.25%) Kibana
5 1 (0.25%) Mesos
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.25%) Rancher
5 1 (0.25%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (13.64%) Oracle
2 46 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 40 (10.10%) SAP
4 23 (5.81%) Tableau
5 22 (5.56%) Informatica
6 17 (4.29%) IBM
7 12 (3.03%) Google
7 12 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.27%) Alteryx
9 7 (1.77%) Talend
10 4 (1.01%) Ariba
10 4 (1.01%) Lotus
10 4 (1.01%) Pardot
10 4 (1.01%) Remedy
10 4 (1.01%) Teradata
10 4 (1.01%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.76%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.76%) Cognos
11 3 (0.76%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.76%) Trillium