Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 282 273
Rank change year-on-year +108 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 587 485 898
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.41% 0.90% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.87% 8.91% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 340 577
10th Percentile £307 £300 £300
25th Percentile £414 £400 £378
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £605 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 27
10th Percentile £12.48 £14.52 £11.85
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.83 £15.63
Median hourly rate £19.45 £20.31 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -4.24% +0.30% +1.17%
75th Percentile £25.20 £31.01 £25.03
90th Percentile £26.00 £37.04 £33.50
UK median hourly rate £18.89 £20.31 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.97% +0.30% +1.17%

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 4,562 5,444 9,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.99% 10.15% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,961 3,515 6,132
10th Percentile £263 £238 £255
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £663 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 238 295
10th Percentile £11.32 £13.39 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.01 £17.30 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.18 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -13.70% +14.47% -7.09%
75th Percentile £33.75 £47.50 £39.23
90th Percentile £52.28 £53.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £22.55 £20.17
% change year-on-year -7.30% +11.76% -7.42%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +69 314 £510 -2.86% 75
North of England +52 70 £500 +29.03% 18
South East +65 68 £510 +7.37% 19
North West +31 35 £500 +38.89% 9
Yorkshire +43 34 £500 +38.89% 7
South West +67 32 £675 +38.46% 1
Midlands +35 28 £438 - 15
East of England +32 24 £413 -13.16% 5
West Midlands +19 21 £438 +9.38% 14
East Midlands +30 7 £299 -37.11% 1
North East +18 1 £325 -53.57% 2
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 208 (35.43%) Data Modelling
2 200 (34.07%) SQL
3 190 (32.37%) Data Management
4 152 (25.89%) Finance
5 139 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
6 132 (22.49%) Analytics
7 131 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
8 128 (21.81%) Data Governance
9 118 (20.10%) ETL
10 114 (19.42%) Data Architecture
10 114 (19.42%) Azure
11 102 (17.38%) Python
12 101 (17.21%) Data Warehouse
13 99 (16.87%) Migration
14 98 (16.70%) Analytical Skills
15 86 (14.65%) Data Analysis
16 84 (14.31%) Data Integration
17 78 (13.29%) Security Cleared
18 74 (12.61%) Data Migration
19 72 (12.27%) Oracle
19 72 (12.27%) Power BI
19 72 (12.27%) Power Platform
20 71 (12.10%) Master Data Management
21 67 (11.41%) SC Cleared
22 62 (10.56%) SQL Server
22 62 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
23 61 (10.39%) Change Management
24 56 (9.54%) AWS
24 56 (9.54%) Data Lake
25 55 (9.37%) Requirements Gathering

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 26 (4.43%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.90%) SAS
3 15 (2.56%) Apache Airflow
4 8 (1.36%) Apache
5 6 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.51%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.51%) Confluence
8 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.34%) Papyrus
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Tornado
Applications
1 62 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.39%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.68%) Cerner Millennium
3 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.34%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.17%) HFM
6 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 114 (19.42%) Azure
2 72 (12.27%) Power Platform
3 56 (9.54%) AWS
4 20 (3.41%) Serverless
5 18 (3.07%) GCP
6 16 (2.73%) Azure Data Factory
7 12 (2.04%) PaaS
8 11 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.70%) iPaaS
9 10 (1.70%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (1.19%) SaaS
11 6 (1.02%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.51%) Google Sheets
13 3 (0.51%) Microsoft 365
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.02%) SMS
2 5 (0.85%) DMARC
2 5 (0.85%) DNS
2 5 (0.85%) SMTP
3 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (17.21%) Data Warehouse
2 72 (12.27%) Power BI
3 62 (10.56%) SQL Server
4 56 (9.54%) Data Lake
5 55 (9.37%) Big Data
6 41 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (6.47%) Tableau
8 36 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (5.79%) Data Mining
10 22 (3.75%) NoSQL
11 21 (3.58%) Relational Database
12 20 (3.41%) QlikView
13 17 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (2.73%) Hadoop
14 16 (2.73%) SAP BW
15 15 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (2.21%) Oracle Database
16 13 (2.21%) Qlik Sense
16 13 (2.21%) RDBMS
17 12 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 18 (3.07%) kappa
2 17 (2.90%) PowerDesigner
3 13 (2.21%) ERwin
3 13 (2.21%) JIRA
4 11 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.02%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.02%) JUnit
5 6 (1.02%) MLflow
5 6 (1.02%) Mockito
5 6 (1.02%) ScriptRunner
6 5 (0.85%) Cypress.io
6 5 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.85%) Selenium
7 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.51%) ER Studio
8 3 (0.51%) Toad
9 2 (0.34%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.34%) GoCD
General
1 152 (25.89%) Finance
2 38 (6.47%) Marketing
3 35 (5.96%) Banking
4 30 (5.11%) Public Sector
5 20 (3.41%) Retail
6 19 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.87%) Electronics
9 9 (1.53%) Law
10 8 (1.36%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.19%) Legal
11 7 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.02%) Games
13 4 (0.68%) Billing
13 4 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.51%) Front Office
15 2 (0.34%) Advertising
15 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.34%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 156 (26.58%) Analyst
2 116 (19.76%) Architect
3 100 (17.04%) Data Architect
4 94 (16.01%) Data Analyst
5 52 (8.86%) Developer
6 48 (8.18%) Data Engineer
7 43 (7.33%) Data Manager
8 28 (4.77%) Project Manager
9 27 (4.60%) Consultant
10 26 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (3.92%) Business Analyst
12 22 (3.75%) Azure Architect
13 21 (3.58%) Data Scientist
14 20 (3.41%) Data Modeller
15 17 (2.90%) Enterprise Architect
16 16 (2.73%) Data Migration Manager
16 16 (2.73%) Migration Manager
16 16 (2.73%) Senior Data Scientist
17 15 (2.56%) Cloud Architect
17 15 (2.56%) Enterprise Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.56%) React
1 15 (2.56%) Web Services
2 9 (1.53%) Kafka
2 9 (1.53%) RESTful
3 8 (1.36%) XML
4 7 (1.19%) PyTorch
4 7 (1.19%) REST
4 7 (1.19%) TensorFlow
5 6 (1.02%) MDX
5 6 (1.02%) Pandas
5 6 (1.02%) PySpark
5 6 (1.02%) SOAP
5 6 (1.02%) Spring
6 5 (0.85%) JSON
6 5 (0.85%) Middleware
7 4 (0.68%) Keras
7 4 (0.68%) Natural Language Processing
7 4 (0.68%) NumPy
7 4 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.68%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 98 (16.70%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.98%) Reference Data
3 36 (6.13%) Management Information System
4 34 (5.79%) Data Structures
5 33 (5.62%) NHS
6 21 (3.58%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.73%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.87%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.19%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.02%) Marketing Technology
11 6 (1.02%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.85%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (0.68%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.51%) CMDB
14 3 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.19%) Linux
1 7 (1.19%) Unix
2 6 (1.02%) Windows
3 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.17%) Android
4 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (35.43%) Data Modelling
2 190 (32.37%) Data Management
3 139 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
4 132 (22.49%) Analytics
5 131 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
6 128 (21.81%) Data Governance
7 118 (20.10%) ETL
8 114 (19.42%) Data Architecture
9 99 (16.87%) Migration
10 86 (14.65%) Data Analysis
11 84 (14.31%) Data Integration
12 74 (12.61%) Data Migration
13 71 (12.10%) Master Data Management
14 61 (10.39%) Change Management
15 55 (9.37%) Requirements Gathering
15 55 (9.37%) Visualisation
16 49 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
17 48 (8.18%) Data Science
17 48 (8.18%) Logical Data Model
18 46 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (34.07%) SQL
2 102 (17.38%) Python
3 45 (7.67%) R
4 27 (4.60%) Java
5 25 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 22 (3.75%) JavaScript
7 17 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.04%) VBA
9 10 (1.70%) Java 8
9 10 (1.70%) MATLAB
10 9 (1.53%) Scala
11 6 (1.02%) Apex Code
11 6 (1.02%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.85%) ES6
12 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.51%) C
13 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.51%) SOQL
13 3 (0.51%) VB
14 2 (0.34%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.92%) Degree
4 9 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.51%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.34%) PMP
9 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.17%) MCIPD
9 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.94%) GDPR
2 23 (3.92%) QA
3 7 (1.19%) SLA
4 6 (1.02%) PMO
5 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.34%) COREP
6 2 (0.34%) FINREP
6 2 (0.34%) IFRS
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) GRC
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.85%) HDFS
2 4 (0.68%) Docker
2 4 (0.68%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (2.56%) Puppet
2 6 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.34%) Grafana
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.34%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) Ansible
4 1 (0.17%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.17%) Kibana
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 72 (12.27%) Oracle
2 54 (9.20%) Informatica
3 52 (8.86%) Microsoft
4 49 (8.35%) SAP
5 35 (5.96%) Databricks
6 26 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (3.07%) BiZZdesign
8 17 (2.90%) Splunk
8 17 (2.90%) Zscaler
9 15 (2.56%) MuleSoft
10 13 (2.21%) Cloudera
11 12 (2.04%) VMware
12 11 (1.87%) IBM
13 9 (1.53%) Adobe
13 9 (1.53%) Google
13 9 (1.53%) Sparx
14 8 (1.36%) Alteryx
15 7 (1.19%) Trillium
16 6 (1.02%) ServiceNow
17 5 (0.85%) Talend