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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 212 178 262
Rank change year-on-year -34 +84 +25
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 932 781 361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.49% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.02% 12.11% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 494 233
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
25th Percentile £440 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £606
90th Percentile £725 £700 £697
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £521
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.03% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 22
10th Percentile £9.92 £13.89 £15.57
25th Percentile £16.53 £17.47 £19.07
Median hourly rate £23.43 £21.00 £20.57
Median % change year-on-year +11.55% +2.09% +6.47%
75th Percentile £54.75 £26.00 £29.60
90th Percentile £66.68 £28.25 £38.07
UK median hourly rate £21.84 £22.50 £20.57
% change year-on-year -2.96% +9.38% +4.34%

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 9,305 6,447 4,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.92% 12.33% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,442 4,223 2,647
10th Percentile £289 £263 £263
25th Percentile £413 £365 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £740 £675 £643
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 289 172
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.36 £12.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £17.19
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.91
Median % change year-on-year +26.19% -8.34% +2.14%
75th Percentile £49.25 £39.50 £46.75
90th Percentile £69.90 £56.87 £54.59
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year +28.57% -6.76% +0.73%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -23 539 £563 +7.24% 59
South East -24 100 £500 - 20
North of England -17 88 £466 -6.75% 35
Midlands -27 70 £481 +16.67% 6
West Midlands -11 54 £525 +23.53% 4
Yorkshire -12 52 £500 +19.40% 14
North West -23 36 £363 -29.27% 19
South West -21 32 £475 -29.63% 5
East of England -30 25 £575 +39.39% 5
East Midlands -22 16 £278 -30.63% 2
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 364 (39.06%) SQL
2 287 (30.79%) Finance
3 261 (28.00%) Data Modelling
4 256 (27.47%) Social Skills
5 246 (26.39%) Agile
6 243 (26.07%) Analytics
7 234 (25.11%) Data Governance
8 227 (24.36%) Data Management
9 205 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
10 201 (21.57%) Python
11 194 (20.82%) ETL
12 182 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
13 178 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
14 166 (17.81%) Data Analysis
15 161 (17.27%) Power Platform
16 154 (16.52%) Power BI
17 137 (14.70%) Visualisation
18 136 (14.59%) Azure
19 128 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
20 119 (12.77%) Data Architecture
21 118 (12.66%) Microsoft
22 114 (12.23%) Metadata
23 111 (11.91%) Migration
24 107 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
25 102 (10.94%) AWS
26 101 (10.84%) DevOps
27 95 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
28 91 (9.76%) Data Lake
29 90 (9.66%) Data Science
30 89 (9.55%) Decision-Making

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 47 (5.04%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.11%) Confluence
3 19 (2.04%) SAS
4 17 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.29%) Apache
5 12 (1.29%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.75%) Camunda
8 6 (0.64%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.54%) IIS
10 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 107 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.39%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.86%) SAP MDG
3 7 (0.75%) Avolution ABACUS
3 7 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.54%) Maximo
5 5 (0.54%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle AML
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.21%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.21%) iTrent
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 161 (17.27%) Power Platform
2 136 (14.59%) Azure
3 102 (10.94%) AWS
4 56 (6.01%) Azure Data Factory
5 43 (4.61%) Serverless
6 38 (4.08%) Collibra
7 37 (3.97%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 37 (3.97%) GCP
8 34 (3.65%) Amazon S3
9 30 (3.22%) PaaS
10 26 (2.79%) Azure DevOps
11 24 (2.58%) Snowflake
12 20 (2.15%) SaaS
13 17 (1.82%) Azure Functions
14 16 (1.72%) Azure Monitor
15 12 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
16 11 (1.18%) Google Analytics
16 11 (1.18%) PowerApps
17 10 (1.07%) Alation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.97%) Internet
2 2 (0.21%) 5G
2 2 (0.21%) Network Security
3 1 (0.11%) 4G
3 1 (0.11%) DKIM
3 1 (0.11%) DOCSIS
3 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.11%) FCAPS
3 1 (0.11%) HTTP
3 1 (0.11%) IPFS
3 1 (0.11%) NAS
3 1 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.11%) SAN
3 1 (0.11%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.11%) WAN
3 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
2 154 (16.52%) Power BI
3 114 (12.23%) Metadata
4 91 (9.76%) Data Lake
5 77 (8.26%) Big Data
6 68 (7.30%) Tableau
7 67 (7.19%) SQL Server
8 35 (3.76%) NoSQL
8 35 (3.76%) Relational Database
9 33 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.58%) Data Mining
11 23 (2.47%) Hadoop
12 21 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
13 20 (2.15%) Neo4j
14 19 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (1.93%) Ataccama
15 18 (1.93%) BigQuery
15 18 (1.93%) Qlik Sense
16 17 (1.82%) MongoDB
17 16 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 57 (6.12%) JIRA
2 26 (2.79%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.15%) ERwin
4 12 (1.29%) PowerDesigner
5 11 (1.18%) kappa
6 10 (1.07%) Artifactory
7 9 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.86%) GitLab
8 8 (0.86%) Maven
9 6 (0.64%) ER Studio
10 4 (0.43%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.43%) Spinnaker
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.32%) Selenium
11 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio Code
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 287 (30.79%) Finance
2 256 (27.47%) Social Skills
3 182 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (7.40%) Banking
5 62 (6.65%) Public Sector
6 58 (6.22%) Presentation Skills
7 35 (3.76%) Marketing
8 30 (3.22%) Legal
9 28 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
9 28 (3.00%) Telecoms
10 24 (2.58%) Manufacturing
11 23 (2.47%) Investment Banking
12 20 (2.15%) Front Office
13 19 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
13 19 (2.04%) Law
13 19 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (1.93%) Retail
15 15 (1.61%) German Language
16 13 (1.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 13 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 344 (36.91%) Analyst
2 200 (21.46%) Data Analyst
3 125 (13.41%) Architect
4 111 (11.91%) Data Engineer
5 94 (10.09%) Data Architect
6 88 (9.44%) Business Analyst
7 62 (6.65%) Developer
8 39 (4.18%) Senior Analyst
9 37 (3.97%) Data Quality Analyst
10 34 (3.65%) Data Business Analyst
10 34 (3.65%) Python Engineer
11 33 (3.54%) Consultant
12 32 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (3.11%) AWS Engineer
14 28 (3.00%) Quality Analyst
15 27 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 24 (2.58%) AWS Data Engineer
16 24 (2.58%) Data Manager
16 24 (2.58%) Project Manager
17 22 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.54%) Kafka
2 27 (2.90%) PySpark
3 20 (2.15%) .NET
4 18 (1.93%) REST
5 11 (1.18%) Spark Streaming
6 9 (0.97%) Apache NiFi
6 9 (0.97%) JSON
7 8 (0.86%) Web Services
8 7 (0.75%) Apache Camel
9 6 (0.64%) JMS
10 5 (0.54%) NumPy
10 5 (0.54%) Pandas
10 5 (0.54%) pytest
10 5 (0.54%) RESTful
10 5 (0.54%) Shiny
10 5 (0.54%) XML
11 4 (0.43%) HTML
11 4 (0.43%) Matplotlib
11 4 (0.43%) Middleware
11 4 (0.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.37%) Management Information System
2 43 (4.61%) NHS
3 30 (3.22%) Reference Data
4 29 (3.11%) Data Structures
5 25 (2.68%) Legacy Systems
6 21 (2.25%) Algorithms
6 21 (2.25%) Taxonomies
7 15 (1.61%) User Experience
7 15 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (1.39%) Market Risk
8 13 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.18%) CMDB
9 11 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.97%) Animation
11 9 (0.97%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.97%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (2.15%) Linux
2 9 (0.97%) Windows
3 4 (0.43%) Unix
4 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (28.00%) Data Modelling
2 246 (26.39%) Agile
3 243 (26.07%) Analytics
4 234 (25.11%) Data Governance
5 227 (24.36%) Data Management
6 205 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
7 194 (20.82%) ETL
8 166 (17.81%) Data Analysis
9 137 (14.70%) Visualisation
10 128 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
11 119 (12.77%) Data Architecture
12 111 (11.91%) Migration
13 101 (10.84%) DevOps
14 95 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 90 (9.66%) Data Science
16 89 (9.55%) Decision-Making
17 88 (9.44%) Master Data Management
18 84 (9.01%) Validation
19 78 (8.37%) Data Cleansing
19 78 (8.37%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 364 (39.06%) SQL
2 201 (21.57%) Python
3 60 (6.44%) Java
4 42 (4.51%) C#
5 36 (3.86%) R
6 31 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 29 (3.11%) VBA
8 26 (2.79%) Scala
9 23 (2.47%) T-SQL
10 22 (2.36%) Bash
11 14 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.86%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.43%) C
16 3 (0.32%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.32%) VB
17 2 (0.21%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.21%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (8.91%) Degree
2 38 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.39%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.39%) PMP
5 12 (1.29%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.97%) FFIEC
7 5 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.54%) PhD
8 4 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.32%) ACCA
9 3 (0.32%) CFA
9 3 (0.32%) CIMA
10 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.21%) ISEB
10 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (7.51%) QA
2 38 (4.08%) GDPR
3 15 (1.61%) NIST
4 12 (1.29%) SLA
5 10 (1.07%) PMO
6 9 (0.97%) GLBA
6 9 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.86%) GRC
8 4 (0.43%) NCSC
9 2 (0.21%) Basel III
9 2 (0.21%) COREP
9 2 (0.21%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.21%) GMP
9 2 (0.21%) GxP
9 2 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.21%) IFRS
9 2 (0.21%) IFRS 17
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.72%) Docker
2 5 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.32%) HDFS
4 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 18 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.39%) Terraform
3 7 (0.75%) Ansible
4 4 (0.43%) Argo
4 4 (0.43%) Kibana
5 3 (0.32%) Oozie
5 3 (0.32%) Puppet
5 3 (0.32%) QRadar
5 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.21%) Ionix
6 2 (0.21%) logstash
6 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Control-M
7 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 118 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 89 (9.55%) Oracle
3 85 (9.12%) Informatica
4 61 (6.55%) SAP
5 58 (6.22%) Databricks
6 38 (4.08%) Google
6 38 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (3.86%) ServiceNow
8 28 (3.00%) Talend
9 26 (2.79%) Alteryx
10 25 (2.68%) IBM
11 13 (1.39%) BiZZdesign
12 11 (1.18%) Adobe
13 10 (1.07%) Workday
14 8 (0.86%) Cloudera
14 8 (0.86%) MuleSoft
15 7 (0.75%) Charles River
15 7 (0.75%) Pega
15 7 (0.75%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.75%) Teradata