Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 203 256 270
Rank change year-on-year +53 +14 -19
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 433 662 892
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.01% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.92% 9.94% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 460 604
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.74%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £285
90th Percentile £654 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 26
Median hourly rate £23.43 £23.73 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +17.19% -6.92%
10th Percentile £14.37 £17.83 £12.63
90th Percentile £26.96 £73.75 £26.22
UK median hourly rate £23.43 £23.73 £20.25
% change year-on-year -1.24% +17.19% -5.84%

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 3,633 6,660 9,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.63% 10.20% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,320 4,305 6,275
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £267 £238 £257
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £474 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.28% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 278 318
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.88 £20.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +4.18% +0.19%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.42 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.95 £53.75 £47.73
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% +3.75% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +36 218 £500 - 42
North of England +49 63 £500 +33.33% 20
South East +73 61 £513 +7.89% 9
Midlands +68 37 £450 +2.86% 9
North West +47 34 £500 +42.86% 10
West Midlands +61 31 £450 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire +48 29 £500 +33.33% 9
South West +50 16 £475 -6.86% 6
East of England +36 12 £331 -22.06% 8
East Midlands +38 6 £378 -16.00% 2
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 153 (35.33%) SQL
2 136 (31.41%) Data Modelling
3 133 (30.72%) Data Management
4 112 (25.87%) Finance
5 107 (24.71%) Business Intelligence
6 98 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (20.09%) Data Architecture
8 85 (19.63%) ETL
8 85 (19.63%) Analytics
9 82 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
10 81 (18.71%) Data Warehouse
10 81 (18.71%) Azure
11 79 (18.24%) Migration
12 74 (17.09%) Data Governance
13 70 (16.17%) Data Analysis
14 66 (15.24%) Data Migration
15 65 (15.01%) Python
15 65 (15.01%) Power Platform
16 64 (14.78%) Power BI
16 64 (14.78%) Oracle
17 58 (13.39%) SQL Server
17 58 (13.39%) Microsoft
18 55 (12.70%) Data Integration
19 47 (10.85%) Security Cleared
19 47 (10.85%) Requirements Gathering
20 46 (10.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 45 (10.39%) Master Data Management
22 44 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
22 44 (10.16%) AWS
22 44 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel

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 15 (3.46%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.23%) SAS
3 9 (2.08%) Confluence
4 6 (1.39%) Apache
4 6 (1.39%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.15%) IIS
6 4 (0.92%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.69%) Papyrus
7 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) Tornado
Applications
1 44 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.46%) Windchill
7 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.69%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.46%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.46%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.23%) HFM
5 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.23%) iTrent
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.23%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.23%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 81 (18.71%) Azure
2 65 (15.01%) Power Platform
3 44 (10.16%) AWS
4 13 (3.00%) GCP
5 9 (2.08%) SaaS
6 7 (1.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 6 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (1.39%) Serverless
8 4 (0.92%) iPaaS
8 4 (0.92%) Office 365
8 4 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.69%) PaaS
9 3 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.23%) Boomi
11 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.15%) Internet
2 3 (0.69%) DHCP
2 3 (0.69%) DNS
3 2 (0.46%) Firewall
3 2 (0.46%) VLAN
3 2 (0.46%) VPN
3 2 (0.46%) VXLAN
4 1 (0.23%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (18.71%) Data Warehouse
2 64 (14.78%) Power BI
3 58 (13.39%) SQL Server
4 46 (10.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (9.70%) Data Lake
6 39 (9.01%) Big Data
7 23 (5.31%) QlikView
7 23 (5.31%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (3.70%) Tableau
10 14 (3.23%) SAP BW
11 13 (3.00%) Qlik Sense
12 12 (2.77%) Data Mining
12 12 (2.77%) Pentaho
12 12 (2.77%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.31%) Hadoop
14 9 (2.08%) MS Access
15 8 (1.85%) PowerCenter
15 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.23%) JIRA
2 11 (2.54%) ERwin
3 10 (2.31%) GitLab
4 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.39%) kappa
6 5 (1.15%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (0.92%) MLflow
8 3 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.69%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.46%) JMeter
9 2 (0.46%) Postman
9 2 (0.46%) ScriptRunner
9 2 (0.46%) Selenium
9 2 (0.46%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.23%) NUnit
10 1 (0.23%) RStudio
General
1 112 (25.87%) Finance
2 32 (7.39%) Public Sector
3 28 (6.47%) Banking
3 28 (6.47%) Marketing
4 15 (3.46%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.54%) Retail
5 11 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.08%) Electronics
7 6 (1.39%) Law
8 5 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.92%) Games
9 4 (0.92%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Billing
11 2 (0.46%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (26.79%) Analyst
2 77 (17.78%) Architect
3 70 (16.17%) Data Analyst
4 65 (15.01%) Data Architect
5 50 (11.55%) Developer
6 29 (6.70%) Data Engineer
7 25 (5.77%) Consultant
8 23 (5.31%) Business Analyst
8 23 (5.31%) Data Manager
9 20 (4.62%) Data Modeller
10 15 (3.46%) Administrator
10 15 (3.46%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.46%) SQL Analyst
11 13 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.77%) Data Migration Manager
12 12 (2.77%) Migration Manager
13 11 (2.54%) Data Consultant
13 11 (2.54%) Power BI Analyst
13 11 (2.54%) Systems Analyst
14 10 (2.31%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.62%) Web Services
2 14 (3.23%) React
3 5 (1.15%) HTML
3 5 (1.15%) Kafka
3 5 (1.15%) Middleware
3 5 (1.15%) PyTorch
3 5 (1.15%) TensorFlow
3 5 (1.15%) XML
4 4 (0.92%) gRPC
4 4 (0.92%) Keras
4 4 (0.92%) LDAP
4 4 (0.92%) NumPy
4 4 (0.92%) OAuth
4 4 (0.92%) OpenID
4 4 (0.92%) Pandas
4 4 (0.92%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.92%) SAML
4 4 (0.92%) scikit-learn
5 3 (0.69%) Protocol Buffers
5 3 (0.69%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 82 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.70%) Reference Data
3 21 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.93%) NHS
5 13 (3.00%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.62%) Derivative
8 7 (1.62%) Reinsurance
9 6 (1.39%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.92%) CMDB
11 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.92%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.69%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.69%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.39%) Linux
2 5 (1.15%) Windows
3 3 (0.69%) Android
3 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.23%) Unix
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (31.41%) Data Modelling
2 133 (30.72%) Data Management
3 107 (24.71%) Business Intelligence
4 98 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (20.09%) Data Architecture
6 85 (19.63%) Analytics
6 85 (19.63%) ETL
7 79 (18.24%) Migration
8 74 (17.09%) Data Governance
9 70 (16.17%) Data Analysis
10 66 (15.24%) Data Migration
11 55 (12.70%) Data Integration
12 47 (10.85%) Requirements Gathering
13 45 (10.39%) Master Data Management
14 44 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
15 40 (9.24%) Change Management
16 36 (8.31%) Visualisation
17 35 (8.08%) Use Case
18 34 (7.85%) Business Analysis
18 34 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (35.33%) SQL
2 65 (15.01%) Python
3 24 (5.54%) T-SQL
4 22 (5.08%) Java
5 20 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.39%) R
7 7 (1.62%) Apex Code
7 7 (1.62%) C
8 6 (1.39%) VB
8 6 (1.39%) VBA
9 5 (1.15%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.15%) Scala
10 4 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.69%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.69%) C#
11 3 (0.69%) C++
11 3 (0.69%) SOQL
12 2 (0.46%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (0.46%) Perl
12 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.31%) Degree
4 7 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.46%) MCAD
9 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.23%) ECDL
9 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.93%) GDPR
2 16 (3.70%) QA
3 3 (0.69%) PMO
4 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) COREP
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) FINREP
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.39%) HDFS
3 4 (0.92%) NDS
3 4 (0.92%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 3 (0.69%) Docker
5 2 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.46%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (3.00%) Puppet
2 4 (0.92%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.92%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 4 (0.92%) SCCM
3 2 (0.46%) Grafana
3 2 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 64 (14.78%) Oracle
2 58 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.47%) Informatica
4 38 (8.78%) SAP
5 28 (6.47%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (5.08%) Databricks
7 13 (3.00%) Splunk
7 13 (3.00%) Zscaler
8 8 (1.85%) Alteryx
8 8 (1.85%) BiZZdesign
8 8 (1.85%) Talend
9 7 (1.62%) Google
10 6 (1.39%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.39%) Sparx
11 5 (1.15%) Adobe
11 5 (1.15%) Cloudera
11 5 (1.15%) IBM
12 4 (0.92%) NetIQ
12 4 (0.92%) Novell
12 4 (0.92%) Teradata