Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 248 232
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 +34
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 783 1,011 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.07% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.76% 9.89% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 688 699
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 23
England median hourly rate £27.97 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.19% -2.33% +59.26%
10th Percentile £14.99 £12.00 £13.73
90th Percentile £73.75 £35.00 £60.80
UK median hourly rate £27.94 £20.59 £20.56
% change year-on-year +35.73% +0.11% +58.17%

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 8,026 10,226 11,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.37% 10.83% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,030 6,546 7,495
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £235 £255 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £439
% change year-on-year - +2.62% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 359 315
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +10.98% -11.77%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.54
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.02 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% +8.80% -13.67%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 0 368 £484 -0.26% 88
South East -7 166 £489 +8.61% 39
North of England +29 101 £410 -8.89% 37
South West -19 54 £534 +10.00% 13
East of England +9 49 £388 -10.66% 22
North West +7 48 £338 -35.71% 16
Yorkshire +17 42 £410 -11.35% 19
Midlands +12 41 £400 -1.54% 19
West Midlands +13 38 £413 +10.00% 12
North East +18 11 £511 -9.11% 2
East Midlands -1 3 £170 -62.22% 6
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 305 (38.95%) SQL
2 253 (32.31%) Data Modelling
3 202 (25.80%) Finance
4 196 (25.03%) Business Intelligence
5 186 (23.75%) Data Warehouse
5 186 (23.75%) Analytics
6 178 (22.73%) Data Management
7 177 (22.61%) ETL
8 171 (21.84%) Migration
9 159 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
10 152 (19.41%) Data Analysis
11 151 (19.28%) Data Governance
12 139 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
13 127 (16.22%) Data Migration
14 124 (15.84%) Data Integration
15 116 (14.81%) Microsoft
16 113 (14.43%) Microsoft Excel
16 113 (14.43%) Data Architecture
17 108 (13.79%) Oracle
18 93 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
19 92 (11.75%) Power BI
19 92 (11.75%) Power Platform
20 90 (11.49%) Data Science
21 87 (11.11%) Security Cleared
22 85 (10.86%) Python
23 83 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
24 77 (9.83%) Visualisation
24 77 (9.83%) Master Data Management
24 77 (9.83%) Logical Data Model
25 76 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 33 (4.21%) Apache Spark
2 31 (3.96%) SAS
3 13 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.53%) Confluence
5 5 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.38%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.38%) CMS
7 2 (0.26%) Apache
7 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.13%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.13%) JBoss
8 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 113 (14.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.38%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.13%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.07%) SAP MDG
2 16 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.92%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (1.15%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.89%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.64%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.51%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.26%) Primavera
9 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.26%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 92 (11.75%) Power Platform
2 64 (8.17%) Azure
3 35 (4.47%) AWS
4 25 (3.19%) Serverless
5 24 (3.07%) GCP
5 24 (3.07%) SaaS
6 23 (2.94%) PaaS
7 19 (2.43%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (2.30%) IaaS
9 17 (2.17%) iPaaS
10 14 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.02%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.89%) Azure Machine Learning
12 7 (0.89%) Force.com
13 6 (0.77%) GitHub
14 5 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.64%) Office 365
15 4 (0.51%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.53%) FTP
2 3 (0.38%) Firewall
2 3 (0.38%) Intranet
2 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.26%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.26%) Skype
3 2 (0.26%) WebEx
4 1 (0.13%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.13%) HTTP
4 1 (0.13%) Internet
4 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.13%) LAN
4 1 (0.13%) SAN
4 1 (0.13%) VLAN
4 1 (0.13%) WAN
4 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.13%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (23.75%) Data Warehouse
2 92 (11.75%) Power BI
3 76 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (9.45%) SQL Server
5 71 (9.07%) Big Data
6 62 (7.92%) Data Lake
7 54 (6.90%) Hadoop
8 40 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (3.83%) Apache Hive
10 26 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (3.19%) Relational Database
12 24 (3.07%) Star Schema
13 21 (2.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 20 (2.55%) QlikView
15 19 (2.43%) Cosmos DB
15 19 (2.43%) Data Mart
15 19 (2.43%) NoSQL
16 18 (2.30%) OLAP
16 18 (2.30%) Oracle Database
17 17 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 22 (2.81%) JIRA
2 13 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.02%) ERwin
5 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.64%) ER Studio
6 5 (0.64%) PowerDesigner
6 5 (0.64%) Selenium
6 5 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.51%) MagicDraw
7 4 (0.51%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.38%) JUnit
8 3 (0.38%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.26%) GitLab
9 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 202 (25.80%) Finance
2 44 (5.62%) Banking
3 43 (5.49%) Public Sector
4 34 (4.34%) Marketing
5 20 (2.55%) Legal
6 19 (2.43%) Retail
7 17 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.79%) Advertising
9 13 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.66%) Law
10 12 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.15%) Front Office
11 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.51%) Back Office
12 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Billing
13 3 (0.38%) Electronics
14 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Local Government
14 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 262 (33.46%) Analyst
2 179 (22.86%) Data Analyst
3 122 (15.58%) Architect
4 105 (13.41%) Developer
5 70 (8.94%) Data Architect
6 45 (5.75%) Data Engineer
7 42 (5.36%) Consultant
8 39 (4.98%) Business Analyst
9 33 (4.21%) Data Manager
10 30 (3.83%) SQL Developer
11 27 (3.45%) Administrator
12 25 (3.19%) Data Quality Analyst
12 25 (3.19%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.19%) Quality Analyst
13 24 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 24 (3.07%) Technical Architect
14 23 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
15 21 (2.68%) ETL Developer
16 19 (2.43%) Governance Manager
17 18 (2.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.70%) Kafka
1 29 (3.70%) XML
2 28 (3.58%) Web Services
3 21 (2.68%) REST
3 21 (2.68%) SOAP
4 12 (1.53%) XML Schema
5 10 (1.28%) Middleware
6 9 (1.15%) JSON
7 8 (1.02%) HTML
7 8 (1.02%) Pandas
8 7 (0.89%) RESTful
9 6 (0.77%) Visualforce
10 5 (0.64%) .NET
10 5 (0.64%) NumPy
10 5 (0.64%) scikit-learn
10 5 (0.64%) SciPy
11 4 (0.51%) Bokeh
11 4 (0.51%) Keras
11 4 (0.51%) Seaborn
11 4 (0.51%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 139 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (9.32%) Management Information System
3 60 (7.66%) Reference Data
4 33 (4.21%) NHS
5 27 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (3.32%) Data Structures
7 23 (2.94%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.15%) Taxonomies
9 9 (1.15%) User Experience
10 7 (0.89%) CMDB
10 7 (0.89%) Linked Data
11 6 (0.77%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.77%) Reinsurance
11 6 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.64%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.51%) Derivative
13 4 (0.51%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.83%) Linux
2 16 (2.04%) Windows
3 12 (1.53%) Unix
4 3 (0.38%) AIX
5 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.13%) VMS
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (32.31%) Data Modelling
2 196 (25.03%) Business Intelligence
3 186 (23.75%) Analytics
4 178 (22.73%) Data Management
5 177 (22.61%) ETL
6 171 (21.84%) Migration
7 159 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
8 152 (19.41%) Data Analysis
9 151 (19.28%) Data Governance
10 127 (16.22%) Data Migration
11 124 (15.84%) Data Integration
12 113 (14.43%) Data Architecture
13 93 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 90 (11.49%) Data Science
15 83 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
16 77 (9.83%) Logical Data Model
16 77 (9.83%) Master Data Management
16 77 (9.83%) Visualisation
17 69 (8.81%) Machine Learning
18 61 (7.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 305 (38.95%) SQL
2 85 (10.86%) Python
3 45 (5.75%) T-SQL
4 35 (4.47%) R
5 34 (4.34%) PL/SQL
6 23 (2.94%) Java
7 16 (2.04%) C#
8 12 (1.53%) VBA
9 11 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.28%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.89%) Perl
12 7 (0.89%) Scala
13 6 (0.77%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.77%) Go
14 4 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.38%) HiveQL
15 3 (0.38%) VB
16 2 (0.26%) ABAP
16 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 71 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 53 (6.77%) Degree
4 11 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.02%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.89%) PMP
8 6 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.64%) ISEB
9 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.64%) PhD
10 4 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.13%) ACCA
12 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.13%) CIMA
12 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.13%) MCP
12 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.75%) QA
2 24 (3.07%) GDPR
3 11 (1.40%) PMO
4 4 (0.51%) SLA
5 3 (0.38%) MiFID
6 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.26%) EMIR
6 2 (0.26%) IFRS
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 20 (2.55%) Docker
2 7 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.38%) HDFS
4 2 (0.26%) NDS
4 2 (0.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (2.43%) Oozie
2 8 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.77%) Ansible
4 5 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.64%) Terraform
5 3 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.26%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.26%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.13%) SCCM
7 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.13%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 116 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 108 (13.79%) Oracle
3 73 (9.32%) SAP
4 71 (9.07%) Tableau
5 55 (7.02%) Informatica
6 27 (3.45%) Alteryx
6 27 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (3.07%) Databricks
8 23 (2.94%) IBM
9 22 (2.81%) Teradata
10 21 (2.68%) Google
11 19 (2.43%) Talend
12 17 (2.17%) ServiceNow
13 16 (2.04%) HP
14 14 (1.79%) Remedy
15 12 (1.53%) Citrix
16 11 (1.40%) Hyperion
17 9 (1.15%) DataFlux
18 8 (1.02%) BiZZdesign
18 8 (1.02%) MuleSoft