Period
to 22 January 2022

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 January 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 176 215 263
Rank change year-on-year +39 +48 +20
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,077 447 669
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.30% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.98% 11.00% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 288 456
10th Percentile £315 £300 £300
25th Percentile £443 £412 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £649 £588 £575
90th Percentile £731 £671 £650
UK median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 12
10th Percentile £8.69 £13.39 £17.83
25th Percentile £10.99 £17.47 £18.71
Median hourly rate £19.50 £23.43 £23.73
Median % change year-on-year -16.78% -1.26% +17.19%
75th Percentile £25.31 £25.20 £55.94
90th Percentile £40.88 £26.77 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £23.43 £23.73
% change year-on-year -21.02% -1.26% +17.19%

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 8,988 4,064 7,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.02% 11.83% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,137 2,651 4,694
10th Percentile £264 £275 £250
25th Percentile £400 £369 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £501 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.37% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 202 284
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.96 £15.44
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.05 £20.48
Median % change year-on-year +18.76% +2.80% +1.15%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £59.62 £52.95 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.09 £21.05 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +2.68% +1.31%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +33 645 £575 +15.00% 104
South East -29 107 £506 - 34
North of England -31 94 £515 +3.00% 35
Midlands -12 85 £450 - 21
Yorkshire -21 49 £515 +3.00% 15
South West -24 45 £500 -6.98% 16
West Midlands -35 45 £490 +8.89% 16
North West -30 44 £500 - 16
East Midlands +1 40 £450 +19.05% 4
East of England -23 36 £550 +76.00% 12
North East - 5 £500 - 4
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 409 (37.98%) SQL
2 325 (30.18%) Data Modelling
3 314 (29.16%) Social Skills
4 300 (27.86%) Finance
5 287 (26.65%) Data Management
6 277 (25.72%) Agile Software Development
7 273 (25.35%) Analytics
8 260 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
9 246 (22.84%) Data Governance
10 225 (20.89%) Data Warehouse
11 223 (20.71%) ETL
12 211 (19.59%) Python
13 194 (18.01%) Data Analysis
13 194 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
14 186 (17.27%) Power Platform
15 182 (16.90%) Power BI
16 177 (16.43%) Azure
17 153 (14.21%) Microsoft
18 152 (14.11%) Migration
19 143 (13.28%) Microsoft Excel
19 143 (13.28%) AWS
20 138 (12.81%) Big Data
21 133 (12.35%) Metadata
22 130 (12.07%) Data Architecture
23 129 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
24 128 (11.88%) Visualisation
25 123 (11.42%) Project Management
26 120 (11.14%) Validation
27 119 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
28 118 (10.96%) Banking

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 87 (8.08%) Apache Spark
2 29 (2.69%) SAS
3 23 (2.14%) Apache
4 19 (1.76%) Confluence
5 18 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
6 16 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 14 (1.30%) Camunda
8 9 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.74%) Appian
10 4 (0.37%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.28%) Luigi
11 3 (0.28%) PowerExchange
12 2 (0.19%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.19%) Documentum
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.093%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.093%) JBoss
Applications
1 143 (13.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 31 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.65%) SPSS
7 5 (0.46%) Stata
8 3 (0.28%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.093%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 20 (1.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.11%) Maximo
3 11 (1.02%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.93%) SAP MDG
5 6 (0.56%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.46%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.37%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.37%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.28%) SAP MDG-S
8 3 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.19%) Avolution ABACUS
9 2 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 186 (17.27%) Power Platform
2 177 (16.43%) Azure
3 143 (13.28%) AWS
4 54 (5.01%) Azure Data Factory
5 48 (4.46%) Serverless
6 46 (4.27%) Collibra
7 34 (3.16%) GCP
7 34 (3.16%) PaaS
8 33 (3.06%) Amazon S3
9 21 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.39%) OpenShift
11 13 (1.21%) IaaS
12 11 (1.02%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 11 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 11 (1.02%) Snowflake
13 10 (0.93%) AWS Step Functions
13 10 (0.93%) Azure Monitor
13 10 (0.93%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 10 (0.93%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.93%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.46%) IPFS
2 3 (0.28%) Network Security
3 2 (0.19%) Internet
3 2 (0.19%) Intranet
3 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.19%) WebEx
4 1 (0.093%) DKIM
4 1 (0.093%) Firewall
4 1 (0.093%) Skype
4 1 (0.093%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (20.89%) Data Warehouse
2 182 (16.90%) Power BI
3 138 (12.81%) Big Data
4 133 (12.35%) Metadata
5 114 (10.58%) SQL Server
6 105 (9.75%) Data Lake
7 86 (7.99%) Tableau
8 63 (5.85%) Hadoop
9 58 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 52 (4.83%) Relational Database
11 48 (4.46%) NoSQL
12 40 (3.71%) QlikView
13 31 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (2.88%) RDBMS
13 31 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 27 (2.51%) Data Mining
15 25 (2.32%) MongoDB
16 23 (2.14%) Qlik Sense
17 21 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (4.64%) JIRA
2 30 (2.79%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.14%) ERwin
4 20 (1.86%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.21%) Artifactory
6 12 (1.11%) kappa
6 12 (1.11%) PowerDesigner
6 12 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.02%) ER Studio
8 9 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.56%) GitLab
11 5 (0.46%) MLflow
12 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.37%) Maven
12 4 (0.37%) webpack
13 3 (0.28%) Gerrit
13 3 (0.28%) PyCharm
13 3 (0.28%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 314 (29.16%) Social Skills
2 300 (27.86%) Finance
3 194 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (10.96%) Banking
5 68 (6.31%) Public Sector
6 54 (5.01%) Marketing
7 49 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
8 47 (4.36%) Influencing Skills
8 47 (4.36%) Investment Banking
9 32 (2.97%) Manufacturing
10 31 (2.88%) Telecoms
11 28 (2.60%) Front Office
12 25 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
13 24 (2.23%) Legal
14 23 (2.14%) Retail
15 18 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
16 16 (1.49%) Electronics
17 11 (1.02%) Publishing
18 8 (0.74%) French Language
18 8 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 318 (29.53%) Analyst
2 214 (19.87%) Data Analyst
3 139 (12.91%) Data Engineer
4 136 (12.63%) Architect
5 114 (10.58%) Developer
6 102 (9.47%) Data Architect
7 68 (6.31%) Business Analyst
8 59 (5.48%) Consultant
9 50 (4.64%) Project Manager
10 46 (4.27%) Data Manager
11 38 (3.53%) Data Consultant
12 36 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
13 34 (3.16%) Data Quality Analyst
14 33 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 30 (2.79%) Python Engineer
16 26 (2.41%) Data Governance Analyst
16 26 (2.41%) Data Governance Manager
16 26 (2.41%) Governance Manager
16 26 (2.41%) Quality Analyst
17 24 (2.23%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.57%) Kafka
2 36 (3.34%) JSON
3 26 (2.41%) XML
4 18 (1.67%) HTML
5 17 (1.58%) PySpark
6 13 (1.21%) REST
6 13 (1.21%) Spark Streaming
7 12 (1.11%) Apache Camel
7 12 (1.11%) TensorFlow
7 12 (1.11%) Web Services
8 11 (1.02%) React
9 10 (0.93%) Apache Avro
10 9 (0.84%) CSS
10 9 (0.84%) D3.js
10 9 (0.84%) NumPy
10 9 (0.84%) Pandas
10 9 (0.84%) scikit-learn
11 8 (0.74%) Apache NiFi
11 8 (0.74%) Keras
11 8 (0.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 51 (4.74%) Taxonomies
3 46 (4.27%) Data Structures
4 44 (4.09%) NHS
4 44 (4.09%) Reference Data
5 33 (3.06%) Virtual Team
6 30 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (2.69%) Market Risk
8 26 (2.41%) Legacy Systems
8 26 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.23%) Algorithms
10 23 (2.14%) Hedge funds
11 19 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (1.49%) Derivative
13 15 (1.39%) Freedom of Information
13 15 (1.39%) Freedom of Information Act
14 14 (1.30%) Animation
14 14 (1.30%) User Experience
15 13 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (1.11%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 28 (2.60%) Linux
2 18 (1.67%) Windows
3 5 (0.46%) Unix
4 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.37%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.28%) AIX
5 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (30.18%) Data Modelling
2 287 (26.65%) Data Management
3 277 (25.72%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (25.35%) Analytics
5 260 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
6 246 (22.84%) Data Governance
7 223 (20.71%) ETL
8 194 (18.01%) Data Analysis
9 152 (14.11%) Migration
10 130 (12.07%) Data Architecture
11 129 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
12 128 (11.88%) Visualisation
13 123 (11.42%) Project Management
14 120 (11.14%) Validation
15 119 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
16 113 (10.49%) Data Integration
17 109 (10.12%) Data Migration
18 102 (9.47%) Data Strategy
19 98 (9.10%) DevOps
20 93 (8.64%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 409 (37.98%) SQL
2 211 (19.59%) Python
3 54 (5.01%) T-SQL
4 50 (4.64%) R
5 44 (4.09%) VBA
6 43 (3.99%) Java
7 30 (2.79%) JavaScript
8 28 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 27 (2.51%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.95%) Scala
11 19 (1.76%) C#
12 15 (1.39%) Bash
13 11 (1.02%) SPARQL
14 7 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 6 (0.56%) C
15 6 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.46%) Julia
16 5 (0.46%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.37%) SHACL
17 4 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (7.24%) Degree
2 70 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 51 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.49%) PMP
5 14 (1.30%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.02%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.65%) ACCA
8 7 (0.65%) CIMA
8 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.56%) MCSE
10 5 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.46%) MCSA
11 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.37%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.28%) FFIEC
13 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.85%) QA
2 47 (4.36%) GDPR
3 25 (2.32%) MiFID
4 18 (1.67%) PMO
5 13 (1.21%) SLA
6 5 (0.46%) NIST
7 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.28%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.28%) GLBA
8 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) IFRS
9 2 (0.19%) NCSC
10 1 (0.093%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.093%) DICOM
10 1 (0.093%) GMP
10 1 (0.093%) HL7
10 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.093%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (2.60%) Docker
2 12 (1.11%) HDFS
3 5 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.28%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (0.28%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.28%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.093%) NDS
7 1 (0.093%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 28 (2.60%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.02%) Kibana
3 8 (0.74%) Ansible
4 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.37%) Terraform
6 3 (0.28%) Core Impact
6 3 (0.28%) Nagios
6 3 (0.28%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.19%) logstash
7 2 (0.19%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.093%) Grafana
8 1 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.093%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.093%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.093%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.093%) QRadar
8 1 (0.093%) SCCM
Vendors
1 153 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 112 (10.40%) Informatica
3 91 (8.45%) SAP
4 78 (7.24%) Oracle
5 61 (5.66%) Databricks
6 49 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (3.81%) Google
8 33 (3.06%) Cloudera
9 24 (2.23%) Alteryx
10 23 (2.14%) IBM
10 23 (2.14%) MuleSoft
11 19 (1.76%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.76%) Talend
12 18 (1.67%) Splunk
12 18 (1.67%) Teradata
13 16 (1.49%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.30%) Charles River
14 14 (1.30%) Pega
15 13 (1.21%) Adobe
15 13 (1.21%) BiZZdesign