Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 258 278
Rank change year-on-year +79 +20 -32
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 765 354 834
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.50% 0.96% 1.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.33% 8.59% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 228 528
10th Percentile £300 £287 £310
25th Percentile £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -2.06%
75th Percentile £621 £606 £575
90th Percentile £700 £707 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 26
10th Percentile £13.69 £13.91 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.66 £17.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.57 £18.85
Median % change year-on-year +2.09% +9.14% -10.25%
75th Percentile £26.06 £29.39 £28.73
90th Percentile £29.30 £37.81 £44.38
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.57 £19.32
% change year-on-year +14.24% +6.47% -8.00%

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 6,204 4,123 9,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.19% 11.14% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,057 2,641 5,960
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
25th Percentile £363 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £566 £550
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 177 334
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.70 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.25 £14.77
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +2.22% +2.74%
75th Percentile £39.50 £47.50 £43.75
90th Percentile £54.65 £54.13 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £22.52 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +0.10% +7.14%

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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 2021. 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 +47 425 £525 - 77
South East +33 93 £500 +5.26% 17
Midlands +30 63 £425 -10.53% 16
North of England +12 54 £500 +26.58% 20
South West +32 36 £675 +28.57% 8
West Midlands +3 36 £430 -9.47% 13
Yorkshire +25 33 £438 +17.45% 5
East of England +5 32 £413 -8.33% 10
East Midlands +25 27 £413 -19.51% 3
North West +3 20 £506 +44.64% 10
North East +3 1 £325 -55.17% 5
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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.

1 285 (37.25%) SQL
2 262 (34.25%) Data Modelling
3 218 (28.50%) Social Skills
4 202 (26.41%) Data Management
5 201 (26.27%) Finance
6 186 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
7 176 (23.01%) Business Intelligence
8 169 (22.09%) ETL
8 169 (22.09%) Analytics
9 151 (19.74%) Data Governance
10 140 (18.30%) Migration
11 133 (17.39%) Python
11 133 (17.39%) Azure
12 126 (16.47%) Data Architecture
13 121 (15.82%) Data Warehouse
14 120 (15.69%) Data Analysis
15 104 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
16 103 (13.46%) Data Migration
17 98 (12.81%) Data Integration
18 94 (12.29%) Oracle
19 89 (11.63%) Master Data Management
19 89 (11.63%) Power Platform
20 87 (11.37%) Power BI
21 82 (10.72%) Security Cleared
22 80 (10.46%) Big Data
22 80 (10.46%) AWS
23 76 (9.93%) Data Lake
23 76 (9.93%) Microsoft Excel
23 76 (9.93%) Microsoft
23 76 (9.93%) Informatica

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 (4.58%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.22%) SAS
3 14 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
3 14 (1.83%) Confluence
4 11 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.31%) Apache
6 9 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (0.92%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.52%) JBoss
9 3 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.39%) CMS
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.26%) Appian
10 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.13%) IIS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 76 (9.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.78%) Adobe Campaign
4 6 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.52%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.39%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.26%) iTrent
7 2 (0.26%) Maximo
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.26%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.26%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.13%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 133 (17.39%) Azure
2 89 (11.63%) Power Platform
3 80 (10.46%) AWS
4 35 (4.58%) Serverless
5 32 (4.18%) Azure Data Factory
6 28 (3.66%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 25 (3.27%) GCP
8 22 (2.88%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (2.61%) PaaS
10 17 (2.22%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.83%) Snowflake
12 11 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (1.31%) iPaaS
13 10 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (1.05%) IaaS
15 7 (0.92%) AWS Step Functions
15 7 (0.92%) Azure Logic Apps
16 6 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
16 6 (0.78%) Azure Storage
16 6 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.78%) SMS
2 5 (0.65%) DMARC
2 5 (0.65%) DNS
2 5 (0.65%) SMTP
3 2 (0.26%) HTTP
4 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (15.82%) Data Warehouse
2 87 (11.37%) Power BI
3 80 (10.46%) Big Data
4 76 (9.93%) Data Lake
5 66 (8.63%) SQL Server
6 50 (6.54%) Tableau
7 44 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
8 41 (5.36%) Data Mining
9 35 (4.58%) NoSQL
10 34 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (3.92%) Relational Database
12 29 (3.79%) Hadoop
13 24 (3.14%) Apache Hive
14 19 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (2.35%) Oracle Database
16 16 (2.09%) BigQuery
16 16 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (1.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (4.31%) JIRA
2 18 (2.35%) kappa
2 18 (2.35%) PowerDesigner
3 15 (1.96%) ERwin
4 11 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (1.18%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.18%) GitLab
7 8 (1.05%) ER Studio
7 8 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.78%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.78%) JUnit
9 6 (0.78%) Mockito
9 6 (0.78%) ScriptRunner
10 5 (0.65%) Cypress.io
10 5 (0.65%) Selenium
11 4 (0.52%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.52%) webpack
General
1 218 (28.50%) Social Skills
2 201 (26.27%) Finance
3 104 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (7.71%) Banking
5 52 (6.80%) Marketing
6 43 (5.62%) Public Sector
7 32 (4.18%) Telecoms
8 29 (3.79%) Manufacturing
8 29 (3.79%) Presentation Skills
9 24 (3.14%) Retail
10 18 (2.35%) Investment Banking
11 17 (2.22%) Electronics
11 17 (2.22%) Legal
12 16 (2.09%) Influencing Skills
13 14 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
13 14 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
14 11 (1.44%) Law
15 7 (0.92%) Advertising
15 7 (0.92%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 210 (27.45%) Analyst
2 144 (18.82%) Architect
3 136 (17.78%) Data Analyst
4 117 (15.29%) Data Architect
5 76 (9.93%) Data Engineer
6 75 (9.80%) Developer
7 46 (6.01%) Consultant
8 34 (4.44%) Data Manager
9 31 (4.05%) Business Analyst
10 27 (3.53%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (2.88%) Azure Architect
13 19 (2.48%) Data Scientist
14 18 (2.35%) Data Consultant
15 15 (1.96%) Cloud Architect
15 15 (1.96%) Data Business Analyst
15 15 (1.96%) Data Quality Analyst
15 15 (1.96%) Enterprise Architect
16 14 (1.83%) Senior Data Scientist
17 13 (1.70%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.48%) Web Services
2 18 (2.35%) Kafka
2 18 (2.35%) PySpark
2 18 (2.35%) XML
3 15 (1.96%) RESTful
4 13 (1.70%) CSS
4 13 (1.70%) HTML
5 11 (1.44%) JSON
6 10 (1.31%) REST
7 9 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (1.18%) React
7 9 (1.18%) SOAP
8 7 (0.92%) Spring
9 6 (0.78%) MDX
9 6 (0.78%) Node.js
10 5 (0.65%) Pandas
10 5 (0.65%) pytest
11 4 (0.52%) GraphQL
11 4 (0.52%) gRPC
11 4 (0.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 42 (5.49%) Reference Data
3 40 (5.23%) Data Structures
4 35 (4.58%) NHS
5 24 (3.14%) Virtual Team
6 16 (2.09%) Algorithms
6 16 (2.09%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.70%) User Experience
9 12 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.57%) Taxonomies
10 8 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.05%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.92%) FMCG
12 6 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (0.78%) CMDB
12 6 (0.78%) Marketing Technology
13 5 (0.65%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
14 4 (0.52%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 15 (1.96%) Linux
2 14 (1.83%) Unix
3 6 (0.78%) Windows
4 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.13%) Android
5 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.13%) Debian
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (34.25%) Data Modelling
2 202 (26.41%) Data Management
3 186 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (23.01%) Business Intelligence
5 169 (22.09%) Analytics
5 169 (22.09%) ETL
6 151 (19.74%) Data Governance
7 140 (18.30%) Migration
8 126 (16.47%) Data Architecture
9 120 (15.69%) Data Analysis
10 103 (13.46%) Data Migration
11 98 (12.81%) Data Integration
12 89 (11.63%) Master Data Management
13 74 (9.67%) Visualisation
14 69 (9.02%) Data Cleansing
15 67 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 66 (8.63%) DevOps
17 63 (8.24%) Change Management
17 63 (8.24%) Project Management
18 61 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 285 (37.25%) SQL
2 133 (17.39%) Python
3 55 (7.19%) Java
4 54 (7.06%) R
5 29 (3.79%) PL/SQL
6 28 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 26 (3.40%) JavaScript
8 18 (2.35%) Scala
9 12 (1.57%) Java 8
10 10 (1.31%) MATLAB
11 9 (1.18%) VBA
12 7 (0.92%) C#
13 6 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.65%) C
14 5 (0.65%) ES6
14 5 (0.65%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.52%) SOQL
16 3 (0.39%) Groovy
16 3 (0.39%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 82 (10.72%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.44%) Degree
4 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.52%) ISEB
6 4 (0.52%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.39%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.26%) ACCA
8 2 (0.26%) CIMA
9 1 (0.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.13%) MCIPD
9 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.88%) QA
2 40 (5.23%) GDPR
3 17 (2.22%) PMO
4 8 (1.05%) SLA
5 6 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.39%) HL7
6 3 (0.39%) MiFID
7 2 (0.26%) COREP
7 2 (0.26%) FINREP
7 2 (0.26%) GRC
7 2 (0.26%) IFRS
7 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 8 (1.05%) HDFS
2 6 (0.78%) Docker
3 4 (0.52%) ISA Server
3 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) NDS
6 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 11 (1.44%) Puppet
2 9 (1.18%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.65%) Terraform
5 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.39%) Ansible
7 2 (0.26%) Core Impact
7 2 (0.26%) SCCM
8 1 (0.13%) Kibana
8 1 (0.13%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 94 (12.29%) Oracle
2 76 (9.93%) Informatica
2 76 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 62 (8.10%) SAP
4 53 (6.93%) Databricks
5 39 (5.10%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (3.27%) Google
7 19 (2.48%) BiZZdesign
8 18 (2.35%) MuleSoft
8 18 (2.35%) VMware
9 17 (2.22%) Adobe
10 15 (1.96%) Cloudera
10 15 (1.96%) IBM
11 14 (1.83%) Talend
12 12 (1.57%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.31%) Splunk
14 9 (1.18%) Alteryx
14 9 (1.18%) Sparx
14 9 (1.18%) Zscaler
15 8 (1.05%) Trillium