Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 222 277
Rank change year-on-year +48 +55 -23
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,009 295 801
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.15% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.47% 10.13% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 166 508
10th Percentile £306 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £393 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £464
Median % change year-on-year - +13.21% -2.37%
75th Percentile £633 £606 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 25
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.08 £13.44
25th Percentile £20.69 £16.73 £17.00
Median hourly rate £25.75 £20.57 £27.94
Median % change year-on-year +25.18% -26.38% +39.70%
75th Percentile £37.50 £24.48 £63.75
90th Percentile £56.39 £33.27 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £26.48 £20.57 £27.94
% change year-on-year +28.73% -26.38% +43.28%

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 8,090 2,913 8,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.46% 11.38% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,462 1,825 5,650
10th Percentile £263 £281 £250
25th Percentile £380 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 136 364
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.84 £10.77
25th Percentile £13.13 £15.83 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.95 £22.91 £20.63
Median % change year-on-year -8.58% +11.08% +2.50%
75th Percentile £46.69 £45.00 £47.06
90th Percentile £62.33 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -10.11% +8.54% +3.84%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +30 595 £550 +4.76% 82
South East +9 141 £488 -17.02% 16
Midlands -9 98 £425 -5.56% 22
East Midlands +4 51 £425 +12.43% 5
North of England -62 51 £513 +36.67% 27
West Midlands -35 47 £450 -2.70% 17
East of England -30 36 £215 -46.25% 11
Yorkshire -23 35 £470 +22.88% 9
South West -25 35 £500 +14.29% 11
North West -46 17 £548 +82.50% 16
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 389 (38.55%) SQL
2 330 (32.71%) Social Skills
3 306 (30.33%) Data Modelling
4 282 (27.95%) Data Management
5 271 (26.86%) Finance
6 265 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
7 233 (23.09%) Analytics
8 225 (22.30%) Business Intelligence
9 217 (21.51%) ETL
10 188 (18.63%) Data Governance
11 181 (17.94%) Python
11 181 (17.94%) Migration
12 180 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
13 176 (17.44%) Data Warehouse
14 166 (16.45%) Data Analysis
15 150 (14.87%) Metadata
16 141 (13.97%) Azure
17 139 (13.78%) Data Architecture
17 139 (13.78%) Microsoft
18 136 (13.48%) Data Migration
19 134 (13.28%) Power Platform
20 131 (12.98%) Power BI
21 128 (12.69%) Informatica
22 121 (11.99%) Big Data
23 111 (11.00%) Data Integration
24 109 (10.80%) Microsoft Excel
25 108 (10.70%) SAP
25 108 (10.70%) AWS
25 108 (10.70%) Visualisation
26 106 (10.51%) Project Management

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 80 (7.93%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.08%) Confluence
3 19 (1.88%) SAS
4 14 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.99%) Apache
5 10 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (0.99%) Appian
6 8 (0.79%) JBoss
7 4 (0.40%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.40%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.30%) CMS
9 2 (0.20%) Documentum
9 2 (0.20%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.099%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.099%) IIS
10 1 (0.099%) Luigi
10 1 (0.099%) Tomcat
Applications
1 109 (10.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.40%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (3.07%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.69%) Maximo
3 7 (0.69%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.30%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.30%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.20%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 141 (13.97%) Azure
2 134 (13.28%) Power Platform
3 108 (10.70%) AWS
4 47 (4.66%) Collibra
5 44 (4.36%) GCP
6 43 (4.26%) Serverless
7 40 (3.96%) Azure Data Factory
8 35 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
9 32 (3.17%) Amazon S3
10 26 (2.58%) PaaS
11 22 (2.18%) IaaS
12 19 (1.88%) AWS Step Functions
13 18 (1.78%) Snowflake
14 17 (1.68%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 16 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (1.59%) Amazon EKS
15 16 (1.59%) Route 53
16 15 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
16 15 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.20%) HTTP
1 2 (0.20%) Network Security
2 1 (0.099%) DMARC
2 1 (0.099%) DNS
2 1 (0.099%) Firewall
2 1 (0.099%) Internet
2 1 (0.099%) Intranet
2 1 (0.099%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.099%) SMS
2 1 (0.099%) SMTP
2 1 (0.099%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.099%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (17.44%) Data Warehouse
2 150 (14.87%) Metadata
3 131 (12.98%) Power BI
4 121 (11.99%) Big Data
5 83 (8.23%) SQL Server
6 80 (7.93%) Data Lake
7 64 (6.34%) Hadoop
8 59 (5.85%) Tableau
9 51 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 48 (4.76%) NoSQL
11 45 (4.46%) Relational Database
12 36 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (3.07%) Apache Hive
13 31 (3.07%) BigQuery
13 31 (3.07%) HBase
14 30 (2.97%) Data Mining
15 28 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
15 28 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (2.58%) MySQL
17 23 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 43 (4.26%) JIRA
2 19 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.39%) webpack
6 11 (1.09%) kappa
6 11 (1.09%) PowerDesigner
7 10 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 9 (0.89%) ER Studio
8 9 (0.89%) GitLab
8 9 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.79%) ERwin
10 5 (0.50%) MLflow
11 4 (0.40%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.30%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.20%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.20%) Zephyr
14 1 (0.099%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.099%) Cypress.io
General
1 330 (32.71%) Social Skills
2 271 (26.86%) Finance
3 180 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (10.11%) Banking
5 60 (5.95%) Public Sector
6 53 (5.25%) Marketing
7 50 (4.96%) Manufacturing
8 48 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
9 38 (3.77%) Telecoms
10 27 (2.68%) Investment Banking
11 24 (2.38%) Legal
12 23 (2.28%) Organisational Skills
13 22 (2.18%) Retail
14 21 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
15 19 (1.88%) Electronics
16 13 (1.29%) Aerospace
17 11 (1.09%) Front Office
17 11 (1.09%) Law
17 11 (1.09%) Local Government
18 9 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 275 (27.25%) Analyst
2 193 (19.13%) Data Analyst
3 133 (13.18%) Architect
4 128 (12.69%) Data Engineer
5 108 (10.70%) Developer
6 105 (10.41%) Data Architect
7 88 (8.72%) Consultant
8 50 (4.96%) Business Analyst
9 42 (4.16%) Data Consultant
10 38 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 30 (2.97%) Data Manager
12 27 (2.68%) Data Business Analyst
13 26 (2.58%) Data Quality Analyst
14 22 (2.18%) Power BI Analyst
14 22 (2.18%) SQL Analyst
15 21 (2.08%) Data Governance Analyst
15 21 (2.08%) Data Governance Manager
15 21 (2.08%) Functional Consultant
15 21 (2.08%) Governance Manager
15 21 (2.08%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.56%) Kafka
2 30 (2.97%) PySpark
3 28 (2.78%) CSS
4 23 (2.28%) React
5 19 (1.88%) Node.js
5 19 (1.88%) Web Services
6 18 (1.78%) HTML
6 18 (1.78%) RESTful
6 18 (1.78%) Spark Streaming
6 18 (1.78%) XML
7 15 (1.49%) GraphQL
7 15 (1.49%) gRPC
8 14 (1.39%) LitElement
9 13 (1.29%) JSON
10 10 (0.99%) NumPy
10 10 (0.99%) Pandas
11 9 (0.89%) REST
12 7 (0.69%) HTML5
13 6 (0.59%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.81%) Management Information System
2 50 (4.96%) Reference Data
3 45 (4.46%) Taxonomies
4 36 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 36 (3.57%) NHS
5 33 (3.27%) Virtual Team
6 27 (2.68%) Algorithms
7 18 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.78%) User Experience
8 17 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
10 15 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
12 10 (0.99%) CMDB
12 10 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
12 10 (0.99%) Market Risk
13 9 (0.89%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 25 (2.48%) Linux
2 15 (1.49%) Unix
3 10 (0.99%) Windows
4 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.099%) Debian
5 1 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.099%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (30.33%) Data Modelling
2 282 (27.95%) Data Management
3 265 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 233 (23.09%) Analytics
5 225 (22.30%) Business Intelligence
6 217 (21.51%) ETL
7 188 (18.63%) Data Governance
8 181 (17.94%) Migration
9 166 (16.45%) Data Analysis
10 139 (13.78%) Data Architecture
11 136 (13.48%) Data Migration
12 111 (11.00%) Data Integration
13 108 (10.70%) Visualisation
14 106 (10.51%) Project Management
15 104 (10.31%) Data Cleansing
16 100 (9.91%) DevOps
17 94 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
18 93 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
19 88 (8.72%) Validation
20 86 (8.52%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (38.55%) SQL
2 181 (17.94%) Python
3 86 (8.52%) Java
4 52 (5.15%) R
5 44 (4.36%) T-SQL
6 32 (3.17%) Scala
7 30 (2.97%) JavaScript
8 29 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.49%) VBA
10 11 (1.09%) C#
11 10 (0.99%) CQL
12 9 (0.89%) C
12 9 (0.89%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.79%) Perl
14 7 (0.69%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.50%) HiveQL
15 5 (0.50%) SPARQL
16 4 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.40%) Groovy
16 4 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 76 (7.53%) Degree
2 74 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.89%) ACCA
5 9 (0.89%) CIMA
6 7 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.59%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.50%) PMP
9 4 (0.40%) ISEB
9 4 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.20%) HND
11 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.099%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.099%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.53%) QA
2 67 (6.64%) GDPR
3 31 (3.07%) MiFID
4 25 (2.48%) PMO
5 10 (0.99%) SLA
6 7 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.40%) HL7
9 1 (0.099%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.099%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.099%) GMP
9 1 (0.099%) GRC
9 1 (0.099%) IFRS
9 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.099%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.099%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.099%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (1.78%) Docker
2 11 (1.09%) HDFS
3 9 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.30%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.30%) vSphere
5 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.099%) NDS
6 1 (0.099%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 22 (2.18%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (0.79%) Terraform
4 5 (0.50%) Ansible
4 5 (0.50%) Core Impact
4 5 (0.50%) Puppet
5 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.30%) Kibana
6 3 (0.30%) Nagios
6 3 (0.30%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.20%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.099%) Control-M
8 1 (0.099%) Grafana
8 1 (0.099%) logstash
8 1 (0.099%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.099%) SCCM
8 1 (0.099%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.099%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 139 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 128 (12.69%) Informatica
3 108 (10.70%) SAP
4 97 (9.61%) Oracle
5 56 (5.55%) Salesforce.com
6 53 (5.25%) Databricks
7 47 (4.66%) Google
8 25 (2.48%) IBM
9 19 (1.88%) Alteryx
9 19 (1.88%) ServiceNow
10 17 (1.68%) Talend
10 17 (1.68%) Teradata
11 15 (1.49%) Adobe
12 13 (1.29%) Ab Initio
12 13 (1.29%) BiZZdesign
12 13 (1.29%) CA
12 13 (1.29%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.99%) Cloudera
13 10 (0.99%) Netezza
14 9 (0.89%) Atlassian