Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 248 205
Rank change year-on-year -8 -43 +22
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 961 885 1,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.03% 1.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.17% 8.86% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 565 847
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £305 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £585
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 28
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -5.26% -22.45%
10th Percentile £14.80 £9.62 £9.82
90th Percentile £54.28 £32.65 £52.47
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.81% +1.39% -28.00%

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 11,760 9,992 11,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.69% 11.63% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,596 6,535 7,271
England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £233
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 328 379
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -8.51% +9.05%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% -6.25% +11.37%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -13 513 £513 +13.89% 89
South East -17 134 £450 - 26
North of England -7 117 £388 -8.82% 31
Midlands +16 108 £450 +9.76% 21
West Midlands +2 62 £425 +6.25% 16
North West +2 58 £420 +5.00% 10
East of England +17 56 £450 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire -29 52 £400 -5.88% 19
East Midlands +27 46 £463 +8.82% 5
South West -8 27 £352 -20.11% 9
North East +33 11 £475 +8.57% 2
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 385 (40.06%) SQL
2 326 (33.92%) Data Modelling
3 287 (29.86%) Finance
4 262 (27.26%) ETL
5 252 (26.22%) Analytics
6 237 (24.66%) Business Intelligence
7 235 (24.45%) Data Warehouse
8 222 (23.10%) Big Data
9 221 (23.00%) Analytical Skills
10 207 (21.54%) Data Management
11 194 (20.19%) Migration
12 193 (20.08%) Data Governance
13 179 (18.63%) Oracle
14 158 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
15 151 (15.71%) Data Migration
16 134 (13.94%) Data Analysis
17 133 (13.84%) Microsoft Excel
18 130 (13.53%) SQL Server
18 130 (13.53%) Data Architecture
19 123 (12.80%) Hadoop
20 112 (11.65%) Relational Database
20 112 (11.65%) Microsoft
21 107 (11.13%) Management Information System
21 107 (11.13%) Data Integration
22 104 (10.82%) Python
23 102 (10.61%) SAP
24 99 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
25 98 (10.20%) Visualisation
25 98 (10.20%) Apache Spark
26 95 (9.89%) Security Cleared

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 98 (10.20%) Apache Spark
2 85 (8.84%) SAS
3 45 (4.68%) SharePoint
4 35 (3.64%) Apache
5 8 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.62%) Confluence
8 5 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.52%) CMS
9 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.10%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 133 (13.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 49 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.73%) SPSS
7 4 (0.42%) EngageOne
8 3 (0.31%) Windchill
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.10%) Blender
10 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.10%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.10%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.62%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.52%) HFM
3 5 (0.52%) Maximo
3 5 (0.52%) SAP R/3
3 5 (0.52%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.42%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.42%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.21%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.35%) Amazon S3
4 11 (1.14%) Slack
4 11 (1.14%) Trello
5 10 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.04%) SaaS
6 9 (0.94%) G Suite
7 6 (0.62%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.52%) GitHub
8 5 (0.52%) PaaS
8 5 (0.52%) Serverless
9 4 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.42%) Bluemix
9 4 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.77%) SMS
2 15 (1.56%) FTP
3 8 (0.83%) Intranet
4 3 (0.31%) VLAN
5 2 (0.21%) 802.11
5 2 (0.21%) BGP
5 2 (0.21%) HSRP
5 2 (0.21%) Internet
5 2 (0.21%) IPsec
5 2 (0.21%) Junos
5 2 (0.21%) OSPF
6 1 (0.10%) Firewall
6 1 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.10%) Network Security
6 1 (0.10%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.10%) Skype
6 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (24.45%) Data Warehouse
2 222 (23.10%) Big Data
3 130 (13.53%) SQL Server
4 123 (12.80%) Hadoop
5 112 (11.65%) Relational Database
6 75 (7.80%) Apache Hive
7 71 (7.39%) BusinessObjects
8 60 (6.24%) OLAP
8 60 (6.24%) Star Schema
9 59 (6.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 54 (5.62%) Power BI
11 53 (5.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 51 (5.31%) QlikView
13 48 (4.99%) NoSQL
14 42 (4.37%) OLAP Cube
15 41 (4.27%) Data Mining
16 39 (4.06%) Oracle Database
16 39 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (3.64%) HBase
17 35 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.98%) ERwin
3 15 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.46%) PowerDesigner
5 13 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (0.94%) JIRA
8 7 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.42%) Subversion
9 4 (0.42%) Toad
9 4 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.21%) ER Studio
10 2 (0.21%) Hudson
10 2 (0.21%) Selenium
10 2 (0.21%) XMLSpy
11 1 (0.10%) Appium
11 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.10%) GitLab
11 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
General
1 287 (29.86%) Finance
2 79 (8.22%) Banking
3 58 (6.04%) Manufacturing
4 53 (5.52%) Retail
5 36 (3.75%) Marketing
6 26 (2.71%) Legal
7 19 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.77%) Publishing
10 16 (1.66%) Law
11 14 (1.46%) Financial Institution
12 11 (1.14%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.94%) Billing
13 9 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
13 9 (0.94%) German Language
14 8 (0.83%) Electronics
15 7 (0.73%) French Language
16 6 (0.62%) Front Office
16 6 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.62%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 307 (31.95%) Analyst
2 193 (20.08%) Data Analyst
3 185 (19.25%) Developer
4 150 (15.61%) Architect
5 114 (11.86%) Data Engineer
6 102 (10.61%) Data Architect
7 56 (5.83%) Business Analyst
8 42 (4.37%) Hadoop Engineer
9 36 (3.75%) Data Manager
10 35 (3.64%) Consultant
10 35 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
10 35 (3.64%) SQL Developer
11 32 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 31 (3.23%) ETL Developer
13 30 (3.12%) Data Quality Analyst
14 29 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 27 (2.81%) Big Data Engineer
16 25 (2.60%) Analyst Developer
16 25 (2.60%) Quality Analyst
17 24 (2.50%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.16%) XML
2 77 (8.01%) Kafka
3 33 (3.43%) REST
4 32 (3.33%) JSON
5 29 (3.02%) HTML
6 22 (2.29%) XML Schema
7 21 (2.19%) HTML5
8 18 (1.87%) .NET
9 13 (1.35%) Middleware
9 13 (1.35%) Natural Language Processing
10 12 (1.25%) XSD
11 11 (1.14%) JMS
12 8 (0.83%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.73%) CSS
13 7 (0.73%) J2EE
13 7 (0.73%) SOAP
14 6 (0.62%) MDX
14 6 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (0.62%) Web Services
15 5 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 221 (23.00%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (11.13%) Management Information System
3 76 (7.91%) Data Structures
4 57 (5.93%) Reference Data
5 30 (3.12%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.02%) Credit Risk
7 21 (2.19%) NHS
7 21 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.87%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.66%) Taxonomies
10 11 (1.14%) Derivative
10 11 (1.14%) User Experience
11 10 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.73%) Life Science
13 7 (0.73%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.62%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.52%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 45 (4.68%) Linux
2 34 (3.54%) Unix
3 20 (2.08%) Windows
4 6 (0.62%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.10%) Android
6 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (33.92%) Data Modelling
2 262 (27.26%) ETL
3 252 (26.22%) Analytics
4 237 (24.66%) Business Intelligence
5 207 (21.54%) Data Management
6 194 (20.19%) Migration
7 193 (20.08%) Data Governance
8 158 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
9 151 (15.71%) Data Migration
10 134 (13.94%) Data Analysis
11 130 (13.53%) Data Architecture
12 107 (11.13%) Data Integration
13 99 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
14 98 (10.20%) Visualisation
15 89 (9.26%) Data Cleansing
15 89 (9.26%) Data Science
16 86 (8.95%) Master Data Management
17 85 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
18 69 (7.18%) Machine Learning
19 66 (6.87%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 385 (40.06%) SQL
2 104 (10.82%) Python
3 63 (6.56%) Java
4 55 (5.72%) R
5 47 (4.89%) PL/SQL
6 46 (4.79%) VBA
7 36 (3.75%) C#
7 36 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 32 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 21 (2.19%) Scala
10 17 (1.77%) C
10 17 (1.77%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.04%) VB
12 9 (0.94%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.94%) Perl
13 7 (0.73%) C++
14 4 (0.42%) Go
14 4 (0.42%) HiveQL
14 4 (0.42%) XPath
14 4 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 95 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.64%) Degree
3 59 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.62%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.62%) PhD
8 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.21%) CCIE
10 2 (0.21%) CCNP
10 2 (0.21%) CISSP
10 2 (0.21%) ISEB
10 2 (0.21%) PMP
10 2 (0.21%) SAFe Agilist
10 2 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.21%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.31%) GDPR
2 34 (3.54%) QA
3 10 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.04%) SLA
4 7 (0.73%) PMO
5 6 (0.62%) Basel II
5 6 (0.62%) IFRS
6 4 (0.42%) HL7
6 4 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.31%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.21%) MiFID
8 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.10%) PSD2
9 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (1.46%) Oracle Clusterware
3 7 (0.73%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.42%) Docker
5 4 (0.42%) HDFS
6 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.10%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 42 (4.37%) Oozie
2 14 (1.46%) Data Guard
2 14 (1.46%) Oracle Flashback
2 14 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (0.62%) Terraform
4 5 (0.52%) Consul
4 5 (0.52%) Packer
5 4 (0.42%) Kibana
5 4 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.31%) Puppet
7 2 (0.21%) Ambari
7 2 (0.21%) Ansible
7 2 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.21%) MOM
8 1 (0.10%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.10%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 179 (18.63%) Oracle
2 112 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 102 (10.61%) SAP
4 79 (8.22%) Informatica
5 70 (7.28%) Tableau
6 37 (3.85%) IBM
6 37 (3.85%) Talend
6 37 (3.85%) Teradata
7 29 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (2.81%) Google
9 22 (2.29%) Cloudera
10 17 (1.77%) Ab Initio
11 16 (1.66%) Cognos
12 15 (1.56%) HP
13 13 (1.35%) Hortonworks
14 11 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (0.94%) Citrix
15 9 (0.94%) DataFlux
15 9 (0.94%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.83%) Alteryx