Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 248 207
Rank change year-on-year +12 -41 +5
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1048 981 1296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.04% 1.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.64% 9.09% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 671 896
England median daily rate £456 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £254
90th Percentile £650 £650 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 34
England median hourly rate £20.56 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.17% -31.58% -
10th Percentile £13.95 £7.89 £9.48
90th Percentile £61.65 £28.88 £52.47
UK median hourly rate £19.63 £13.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +50.96% -31.58% -

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 12123 10788 12249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.75% 11.39% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8038 7095 7842
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 375 434
England median hourly rate £21.11 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.19% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.75 £11.08
90th Percentile £52.33 £45.90 £50.88
UK median hourly rate £21.01 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.62% - +12.50%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +2 532 £475 +5.56% 54
South East -25 160 £425 -1.16% 11
North of England +37 125 £500 +17.65% 13
Midlands -4 102 £413 +3.13% 7
West Midlands +4 67 £425 +6.25% 5
South West +34 61 £470 +11.24% 4
North West +14 61 £600 +44.59% 8
East of England +11 59 £425 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire +10 57 £534 +18.61% 3
East Midlands +4 35 £400 -18.20% 2
North East +74 19 £610 +52.50% 2
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 431 (41.13%) SQL
2 330 (31.49%) Data Modelling
3 258 (24.62%) Migration
4 257 (24.52%) Finance
5 254 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
6 246 (23.47%) ETL
7 223 (21.28%) Data Management
8 217 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
9 216 (20.61%) Data Migration
10 211 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
11 206 (19.66%) Data Analysis
12 205 (19.56%) Analytics
13 188 (17.94%) Data Warehouse
14 172 (16.41%) SQL Server
15 158 (15.08%) Oracle
16 154 (14.69%) Data Governance
17 146 (13.93%) Microsoft Excel
18 143 (13.65%) Data Cleansing
19 139 (13.26%) Microsoft
20 138 (13.17%) Big Data
21 132 (12.60%) SAP
22 131 (12.50%) Security Cleared
23 123 (11.74%) Data Architecture
24 116 (11.07%) Data Integration
25 108 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
26 102 (9.73%) Relational Database
27 99 (9.45%) XML
28 93 (8.87%) Management Information System
29 85 (8.11%) Project Management
29 85 (8.11%) 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 65 (6.20%) SAS
2 34 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.67%) Apache Spark
4 22 (2.10%) Apache
5 11 (1.05%) Confluence
5 11 (1.05%) JBoss
6 9 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.57%) CMS
8 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.38%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.19%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.095%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 146 (13.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 42 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.57%) SPSS
7 5 (0.48%) EngageOne
8 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.095%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.095%) Stata
10 1 (0.095%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.15%) Maximo
2 12 (1.15%) SAP MM
3 8 (0.76%) SAP MDM
3 8 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.67%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.67%) SAP PM
5 6 (0.57%) FastStats
5 6 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.48%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.38%) iTrent
7 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.38%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.29%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.95%) Trello
4 9 (0.86%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.67%) Office 365
5 7 (0.67%) Slack
6 5 (0.48%) GitHub
7 4 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.29%) SaaS
8 3 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.095%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.095%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.095%) IaaS
9 1 (0.095%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.29%) SMS
2 7 (0.67%) Intranet
3 6 (0.57%) Internet
4 5 (0.48%) GSM
5 4 (0.38%) VLAN
6 2 (0.19%) FTP
6 2 (0.19%) HTTP
7 1 (0.095%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.095%) Network Security
7 1 (0.095%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.095%) Skype
7 1 (0.095%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (17.94%) Data Warehouse
2 172 (16.41%) SQL Server
3 138 (13.17%) Big Data
4 102 (9.73%) Relational Database
5 72 (6.87%) Hadoop
6 70 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 58 (5.53%) BusinessObjects
8 55 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 53 (5.06%) QlikView
10 44 (4.20%) NoSQL
11 41 (3.91%) Power BI
12 32 (3.05%) HBase
13 31 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (2.86%) Oracle Database
14 30 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (2.39%) Data Mining
16 22 (2.10%) RDBMS
16 22 (2.10%) Star Schema
17 21 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (1.91%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 32 (3.05%) Talend Open Studio
2 30 (2.86%) ERwin
2 30 (2.86%) JIRA
3 11 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.86%) PowerDesigner
5 8 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.76%) LSMW
6 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.48%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.29%) Selenium
8 3 (0.29%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.19%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.19%) Subversion
10 1 (0.095%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.095%) GitLab
10 1 (0.095%) Vagrant
General
1 257 (24.52%) Finance
2 74 (7.06%) Banking
3 57 (5.44%) Marketing
4 40 (3.82%) Retail
5 36 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 34 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 28 (2.67%) Legal
9 18 (1.72%) Electronics
9 18 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.95%) French Language
11 10 (0.95%) German Language
11 10 (0.95%) Publishing
11 10 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.86%) Front Office
13 8 (0.76%) Back Office
13 8 (0.76%) Law
14 6 (0.57%) Local Government
15 4 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 391 (37.31%) Analyst
2 231 (22.04%) Data Analyst
3 172 (16.41%) Architect
4 135 (12.88%) Developer
5 112 (10.69%) Data Architect
6 97 (9.26%) Business Analyst
7 83 (7.92%) Consultant
8 49 (4.68%) Data Quality Analyst
9 42 (4.01%) SQL Developer
10 38 (3.63%) Quality Analyst
11 37 (3.53%) Data Engineer
12 33 (3.15%) SQL Analyst
13 32 (3.05%) Data Business Analyst
14 30 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 28 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
15 28 (2.67%) Technical Architect
16 27 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 27 (2.58%) Data Consultant
17 26 (2.48%) SQL Data Analyst
18 25 (2.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (9.45%) XML
2 52 (4.96%) JSON
3 31 (2.96%) REST
4 24 (2.29%) Kafka
5 19 (1.81%) JMS
6 17 (1.62%) .NET
7 12 (1.15%) Web Services
8 9 (0.86%) EDI
9 8 (0.76%) MDX
9 8 (0.76%) RESTful
10 7 (0.67%) HTML
10 7 (0.67%) Natural Language Processing
11 6 (0.57%) D3.js
11 6 (0.57%) J2EE
11 6 (0.57%) jQuery
11 6 (0.57%) SOAP
12 5 (0.48%) IBM Integration Bus
12 5 (0.48%) Pandas
12 5 (0.48%) scikit-learn
12 5 (0.48%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 217 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (8.87%) Management Information System
3 75 (7.16%) Data Structures
4 66 (6.30%) Reference Data
5 34 (3.24%) NHS
6 21 (2.00%) Taxonomies
7 20 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.05%) FMCG
10 11 (1.05%) User Experience
11 10 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.86%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.67%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.57%) AS400
14 6 (0.57%) Life Science
15 5 (0.48%) Derivative
15 5 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (2.86%) Linux
2 25 (2.39%) Windows
3 19 (1.81%) Unix
4 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.095%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (31.49%) Data Modelling
2 258 (24.62%) Migration
3 254 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
4 246 (23.47%) ETL
5 223 (21.28%) Data Management
6 216 (20.61%) Data Migration
7 211 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
8 206 (19.66%) Data Analysis
9 205 (19.56%) Analytics
10 154 (14.69%) Data Governance
11 143 (13.65%) Data Cleansing
12 123 (11.74%) Data Architecture
13 116 (11.07%) Data Integration
14 108 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 85 (8.11%) Project Management
16 84 (8.02%) Visualisation
17 82 (7.82%) Validation
18 69 (6.58%) Master Data Management
19 63 (6.01%) Logical Data Model
20 61 (5.82%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 431 (41.13%) SQL
2 62 (5.92%) T-SQL
3 59 (5.63%) Java
4 47 (4.48%) PL/SQL
5 42 (4.01%) Python
6 33 (3.15%) VBA
7 27 (2.58%) R
8 26 (2.48%) C#
9 19 (1.81%) Scala
10 15 (1.43%) VBScript
11 14 (1.34%) AWK
11 14 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 14 (1.34%) SAS Macro
11 14 (1.34%) sed
12 13 (1.24%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.05%) C
13 11 (1.05%) VB
14 10 (0.95%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.57%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.57%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 131 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 85 (8.11%) Degree
3 79 (7.54%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.24%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (1.62%) ISEB
7 9 (0.86%) PMP
8 8 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.29%) PhD
13 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.19%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 1 (0.095%) CBAP
14 1 (0.095%) IIBA
14 1 (0.095%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.11%) GDPR
2 59 (5.63%) QA
3 19 (1.81%) PMO
4 14 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.95%) GxP
5 10 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.86%) SLA
7 6 (0.57%) HL7
7 6 (0.57%) IFRS
8 5 (0.48%) IFRS 9
8 5 (0.48%) MiFID
8 5 (0.48%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.38%) Basel II
10 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.19%) CDISC
10 2 (0.19%) COBIT
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.095%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.095%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 17 (1.62%) Oracle Clusterware
1 17 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.57%) Docker
3 5 (0.48%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.48%) HDFS
4 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.095%) Firmware
6 1 (0.095%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.095%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 19 (1.81%) Data Guard
2 17 (1.62%) Oracle Flashback
2 17 (1.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (0.67%) Oracle EDQ
4 6 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.38%) MOM
6 4 (0.38%) Terraform
7 3 (0.29%) SCCM
7 3 (0.29%) SCOM
8 2 (0.19%) Ambari
8 2 (0.19%) Oozie
9 1 (0.095%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.095%) Puppet
Vendors
1 158 (15.08%) Oracle
2 139 (13.26%) Microsoft
3 132 (12.60%) SAP
4 62 (5.92%) Tableau
5 49 (4.68%) Informatica
6 40 (3.82%) IBM
7 39 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (3.05%) Talend
9 23 (2.19%) Teradata
10 21 (2.00%) Greenplum
11 16 (1.53%) DataFlux
12 12 (1.15%) Google
13 11 (1.05%) CA
14 10 (0.95%) Trillium
15 9 (0.86%) PeopleSoft
16 8 (0.76%) Cognos
16 8 (0.76%) JDA
16 8 (0.76%) Progress
17 7 (0.67%) Ab Initio
17 7 (0.67%) HP