Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 266 245 259
Rank change year-on-year -21 +14 -26
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 832 1,034 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.13% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.74% 9.54% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 650 522
England median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £650 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 10
England median hourly rate £19.32 £25.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +50.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £15.32 £8.71
90th Percentile £43.25 £38.50 £19.30
UK median hourly rate £19.72 £25.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -22.69% +50.00% +5.66%

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 8,540 10,841 9,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.29% 11.84% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,294 6,932 6,459
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 341 327
England median hourly rate £23.00 £24.56 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.35% +29.26% -20.83%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.45 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.68% +17.50% -17.06%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -19 441 £500 -4.31% 25
South East +2 138 £475 +5.56% 18
North of England -16 96 £425 +6.25% 14
East of England -1 56 £450 +4.05% 8
Midlands -26 50 £425 -5.56% 6
North West +6 48 £425 +1.19% 8
South West +1 47 £400 -13.51% 9
Yorkshire -13 45 £419 +4.69% 1
West Midlands -15 33 £455 +7.06% 4
East Midlands -6 17 £414 -11.97% 2
North East +10 3 £513 -18.00% 5
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 341 (40.99%) SQL
2 279 (33.53%) Data Modelling
3 217 (26.08%) Finance
4 212 (25.48%) Analytics
5 193 (23.20%) Business Intelligence
6 184 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
7 181 (21.75%) Data Warehouse
7 181 (21.75%) Migration
8 175 (21.03%) ETL
9 155 (18.63%) Data Management
10 153 (18.39%) Data Migration
11 149 (17.91%) Data Analysis
12 148 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
13 134 (16.11%) Big Data
14 127 (15.26%) Data Governance
15 117 (14.06%) Microsoft Excel
16 114 (13.70%) Python
17 108 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
18 104 (12.50%) Microsoft
19 103 (12.38%) Data Architecture
20 100 (12.02%) Data Science
21 98 (11.78%) Oracle
22 95 (11.42%) Data Integration
23 88 (10.58%) Power BI
23 88 (10.58%) Power Platform
24 87 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
24 87 (10.46%) SAP
25 86 (10.34%) Master Data Management
26 83 (9.98%) Security Cleared
26 83 (9.98%) Kafka

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 66 (7.93%) Apache Spark
2 26 (3.13%) Apache
3 25 (3.00%) SAS
4 21 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.28%) Confluence
6 7 (0.84%) IIS
7 5 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.36%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.12%) JBoss
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 117 (14.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.72%) SPSS
7 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.04%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (1.32%) SAP MDG
4 9 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (1.08%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.60%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.48%) HFM
7 4 (0.48%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.24%) Workfront
9 1 (0.12%) Raiser's Edge
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG-S
Cloud Services
1 88 (10.58%) Power Platform
2 74 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (4.09%) Amazon S3
5 28 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 21 (2.52%) Amazon Glacier
6 21 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
6 21 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (2.52%) AWS CloudTrail
6 21 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 20 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (1.44%) SaaS
10 11 (1.32%) Force.com
11 10 (1.20%) GitHub
11 10 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
12 9 (1.08%) Serverless
13 8 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.20%) Firewall
2 7 (0.84%) Internet
2 7 (0.84%) IPv4
3 2 (0.24%) DNS
3 2 (0.24%) LAN
3 2 (0.24%) WAN
4 1 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.12%) FTP
4 1 (0.12%) HTTP
4 1 (0.12%) Intranet
4 1 (0.12%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.12%) PPP
4 1 (0.12%) SAN
4 1 (0.12%) SSH
4 1 (0.12%) VLAN
4 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (21.75%) Data Warehouse
2 134 (16.11%) Big Data
3 88 (10.58%) Power BI
4 79 (9.50%) SQL Server
5 72 (8.65%) Hadoop
6 71 (8.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 58 (6.97%) Apache Hive
8 55 (6.61%) Relational Database
9 51 (6.13%) Star Schema
10 44 (5.29%) OLAP
10 44 (5.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 42 (5.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 42 (5.05%) OLAP Cube
12 33 (3.97%) Data Lake
13 27 (3.25%) NoSQL
13 27 (3.25%) Oracle Database
14 24 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
15 22 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 21 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (2.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 51 (6.13%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.33%) JIRA
3 27 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.56%) ER Studio
4 13 (1.56%) ERwin
5 9 (1.08%) Bitbucket
5 9 (1.08%) Selenium
5 9 (1.08%) SoapUI
5 9 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.72%) JMeter
6 6 (0.72%) LoadRunner
6 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.48%) Subversion
8 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.36%) JUnit
8 3 (0.36%) MagicDraw
8 3 (0.36%) PowerDesigner
General
1 217 (26.08%) Finance
2 36 (4.33%) Marketing
3 33 (3.97%) Legal
4 32 (3.85%) Banking
5 22 (2.64%) Retail
6 18 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 18 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.08%) Law
9 7 (0.84%) Electronics
10 6 (0.72%) Advertising
10 6 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.72%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.60%) Back Office
11 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.60%) Publishing
11 5 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Billing
12 4 (0.48%) Local Government
13 3 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (30.05%) Analyst
2 157 (18.87%) Data Analyst
3 124 (14.90%) Developer
4 97 (11.66%) Architect
5 82 (9.86%) Data Engineer
6 67 (8.05%) Data Architect
7 62 (7.45%) Business Analyst
8 55 (6.61%) Consultant
9 41 (4.93%) Hadoop Engineer
10 34 (4.09%) Data Manager
11 28 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 26 (3.13%) Project Manager
13 23 (2.76%) SQL Developer
14 22 (2.64%) Data Consultant
14 22 (2.64%) Java Developer
15 21 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 19 (2.28%) Technical Architect
17 18 (2.16%) Administrator
17 18 (2.16%) Data Business Analyst
18 17 (2.04%) Data Migration Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (9.98%) Kafka
2 46 (5.53%) JSON
3 42 (5.05%) XML
4 39 (4.69%) REST
5 31 (3.73%) SOAP
6 26 (3.13%) HTML
7 24 (2.88%) Web Services
8 23 (2.76%) JMS
9 22 (2.64%) Apache NiFi
10 10 (1.20%) CSS
11 9 (1.08%) Ajax
12 8 (0.96%) Flask
13 6 (0.72%) .NET
13 6 (0.72%) MDX
13 6 (0.72%) RESTful
14 5 (0.60%) HTML5
14 5 (0.60%) jQuery
14 5 (0.60%) Natural Language Processing
14 5 (0.60%) Swagger
14 5 (0.60%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 148 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 58 (6.97%) Data Structures
4 47 (5.65%) Reference Data
5 44 (5.29%) NHS
6 26 (3.13%) Algorithms
7 21 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (2.40%) User Experience
9 13 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.32%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.20%) Linked Data
12 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.96%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.84%) Replication
14 6 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.72%) CMDB
14 6 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.72%) Life Science
15 5 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
15 5 (0.60%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.41%) Linux
2 17 (2.04%) Unix
2 17 (2.04%) Windows
3 9 (1.08%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.24%) AIX
5 2 (0.24%) Solaris
5 2 (0.24%) VMS
5 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (33.53%) Data Modelling
2 212 (25.48%) Analytics
3 193 (23.20%) Business Intelligence
4 184 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
5 181 (21.75%) Migration
6 175 (21.03%) ETL
7 155 (18.63%) Data Management
8 153 (18.39%) Data Migration
9 149 (17.91%) Data Analysis
10 127 (15.26%) Data Governance
11 108 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
12 103 (12.38%) Data Architecture
13 100 (12.02%) Data Science
14 95 (11.42%) Data Integration
15 87 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 86 (10.34%) Master Data Management
17 80 (9.62%) Data Cleansing
18 76 (9.13%) Machine Learning
19 66 (7.93%) Quality Management
19 66 (7.93%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 341 (40.99%) SQL
2 114 (13.70%) Python
3 55 (6.61%) Java
4 37 (4.45%) T-SQL
5 32 (3.85%) R
6 31 (3.73%) Bash Shell
7 25 (3.00%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.64%) Java 8
9 19 (2.28%) C#
10 17 (2.04%) VBA
11 16 (1.92%) C++
12 13 (1.56%) MATLAB
12 13 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.96%) Scala
14 5 (0.60%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.60%) C
15 4 (0.48%) Clojure
15 4 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.48%) HiveQL
15 4 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 83 (9.98%) Security Cleared
2 63 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.65%) Degree
4 15 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
7 9 (1.08%) PhD
8 7 (0.84%) ISEB
8 7 (0.84%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.36%) CFA
11 3 (0.36%) MBA
11 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) HNC
12 2 (0.24%) NVQ Level 3
12 2 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.81%) QA
2 20 (2.40%) GDPR
3 10 (1.20%) PMO
4 7 (0.84%) SLA
5 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.48%) IFRS
7 3 (0.36%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) CDISC
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.12%) GCP
9 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.12%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (3.37%) Docker
2 10 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.08%) HDFS
4 8 (0.96%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.24%) NDS
5 2 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 41 (4.93%) Oozie
2 38 (4.57%) Kubernetes
3 28 (3.37%) Ansible
4 5 (0.60%) Terraform
5 2 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.12%) SCCM
6 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 104 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 98 (11.78%) Oracle
3 87 (10.46%) SAP
4 78 (9.38%) Tableau
5 40 (4.81%) Informatica
6 33 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (3.49%) Talend
8 26 (3.13%) Google
9 15 (1.80%) Remedy
10 14 (1.68%) IBM
11 11 (1.32%) Alteryx
11 11 (1.32%) MuleSoft
11 11 (1.32%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.20%) Adobe
12 10 (1.20%) Ariba
13 9 (1.08%) Hortonworks
13 9 (1.08%) IDERA
14 8 (0.96%) BMC
14 8 (0.96%) Cloudera
14 8 (0.96%) Workday