Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 234 257
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23 -43
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 959 1,065 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.13% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.51% 8.99% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 714 671
England median daily rate £465 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £620 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £463 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +1.70% +1.06% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 35
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.15% +61.11% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.88 £13.85 £8.33
90th Percentile £35.00 £62.95 £39.40
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year -2.33% +62.26% -32.05%

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 10,086 11,842 10,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.60% 12.59% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,447 7,789 7,169
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 327 380
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +5.52%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
90th Percentile £50.23 £50.00 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +8.80% -14.89% +4.44%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 -51 421 £475 -1.04% 93
South East +27 226 £469 +10.29% 28
North of England -45 102 £465 -7.00% 25
East of England +16 74 £450 - 10
Midlands -32 71 £400 -5.88% 16
South West -25 63 £475 +3.49% 14
Yorkshire -17 59 £465 -12.88% 10
West Midlands -38 46 £363 -14.71% 12
North West -30 38 £525 -12.50% 10
East Midlands -1 25 £450 +9.09% 4
North East -14 8 £525 -13.93% 5
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 419 (43.69%) SQL
2 260 (27.11%) Finance
3 238 (24.82%) ETL
4 219 (22.84%) Data Modelling
5 209 (21.79%) Business Intelligence
5 209 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
6 207 (21.58%) Migration
7 203 (21.17%) Data Warehouse
8 200 (20.86%) Data Management
9 198 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
10 191 (19.92%) Analytics
11 182 (18.98%) Data Migration
12 180 (18.77%) Data Analysis
13 157 (16.37%) Microsoft Excel
14 150 (15.64%) Oracle
14 150 (15.64%) SQL Server
15 144 (15.02%) Data Governance
16 121 (12.62%) Microsoft
17 118 (12.30%) Big Data
18 112 (11.68%) SAP
18 112 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
19 107 (11.16%) Data Integration
20 105 (10.95%) Hadoop
20 105 (10.95%) Relational Database
21 101 (10.53%) Data Architecture
22 93 (9.70%) Data Science
23 92 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 91 (9.49%) QA
25 88 (9.18%) Project Management
26 73 (7.61%) Master Data 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 64 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 61 (6.36%) SAS
3 44 (4.59%) SharePoint
4 32 (3.34%) Confluence
5 11 (1.15%) Apache
6 6 (0.63%) Apache Pig
6 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.31%) CMS
8 3 (0.31%) IIS
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.21%) Drupal
9 2 (0.21%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.10%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.10%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.10%) Luigi
10 1 (0.10%) Mule
Applications
1 157 (16.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 31 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) SPSS
8 1 (0.10%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.67%) SAP MM
3 13 (1.36%) SAP HR
3 13 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.83%) SAP MDG
5 8 (0.83%) SAP MDM
6 7 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
6 7 (0.73%) Workday HCM
7 6 (0.63%) CA PPM
7 6 (0.63%) SAP APO
7 6 (0.63%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.42%) assyst
9 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.42%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.31%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 57 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (1.77%) GitHub
5 15 (1.56%) SaaS
6 13 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.04%) Office 365
8 9 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
9 7 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (0.73%) IaaS
9 7 (0.73%) PaaS
10 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.42%) Serverless
11 4 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.31%) G Suite
13 2 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.83%) Kerberos
2 7 (0.73%) Firewall
2 7 (0.73%) Internet
3 6 (0.63%) HTTP
3 6 (0.63%) VPN
4 5 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.52%) SSL
5 4 (0.42%) ATM
5 4 (0.42%) SMS
6 1 (0.10%) Broadband
6 1 (0.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (21.17%) Data Warehouse
2 150 (15.64%) SQL Server
3 118 (12.30%) Big Data
4 105 (10.95%) Hadoop
4 105 (10.95%) Relational Database
5 92 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (7.19%) Apache Hive
7 67 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 48 (5.01%) Power BI
9 47 (4.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 47 (4.90%) OLAP
10 46 (4.80%) Data Lake
11 44 (4.59%) NoSQL
12 37 (3.86%) MS Access
12 37 (3.86%) RDBMS
13 34 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (3.34%) OLAP Cube
14 32 (3.34%) Star Schema
15 30 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
16 26 (2.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (5.32%) JIRA
2 21 (2.19%) Selenium
3 18 (1.88%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.46%) ERwin
4 14 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (1.36%) Subversion
5 13 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.15%) Toad
7 10 (1.04%) JMeter
7 10 (1.04%) SoapUI
8 9 (0.94%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.63%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.42%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.42%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.42%) Gradle
10 4 (0.42%) JBehave
10 4 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 260 (27.11%) Finance
2 69 (7.19%) Banking
3 54 (5.63%) Retail
4 31 (3.23%) Marketing
5 23 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 22 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.77%) Legal
8 16 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.15%) Front Office
10 11 (1.15%) Publishing
11 9 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.83%) Automotive
13 7 (0.73%) Local Government
13 7 (0.73%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.63%) Back Office
15 4 (0.42%) German Language
16 3 (0.31%) Games
16 3 (0.31%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 351 (36.60%) Analyst
2 200 (20.86%) Data Analyst
3 147 (15.33%) Developer
4 82 (8.55%) Architect
5 68 (7.09%) Consultant
6 63 (6.57%) Business Analyst
7 62 (6.47%) Data Engineer
8 52 (5.42%) Data Architect
9 42 (4.38%) SQL Developer
10 40 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
11 35 (3.65%) Data Quality Analyst
12 34 (3.55%) Hadoop Engineer
13 30 (3.13%) Data Business Analyst
14 29 (3.02%) Data Consultant
14 29 (3.02%) Data Manager
14 29 (3.02%) Migration Analyst
15 28 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 27 (2.82%) Big Data Engineer
17 26 (2.71%) ETL Developer
18 25 (2.61%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.67%) XML
2 57 (5.94%) Kafka
3 20 (2.09%) .NET
4 19 (1.98%) JSON
5 17 (1.77%) Web Services
6 15 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
7 14 (1.46%) HTML
8 11 (1.15%) CSS
8 11 (1.15%) REST
9 10 (1.04%) LDAP
10 9 (0.94%) Ajax
10 9 (0.94%) Middleware
11 8 (0.83%) XHTML
12 7 (0.73%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.73%) Gherkin
12 7 (0.73%) RESTful
12 7 (0.73%) SailPoint
13 5 (0.52%) OAuth
13 5 (0.52%) SAML
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 209 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 62 (6.47%) Reference Data
4 49 (5.11%) Data Structures
5 29 (3.02%) NHS
6 27 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.50%) Algorithms
8 21 (2.19%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.98%) Taxonomies
10 17 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.56%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.25%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.15%) CMDB
13 11 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.04%) Derivative
15 8 (0.83%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.83%) User Experience
15 8 (0.83%) Wiki
16 6 (0.63%) Linked Data
16 6 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (5.42%) Linux
2 39 (4.07%) Unix
3 22 (2.29%) Windows
4 14 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (0.94%) Solaris
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (24.82%) ETL
2 219 (22.84%) Data Modelling
3 209 (21.79%) Business Intelligence
4 207 (21.58%) Migration
5 200 (20.86%) Data Management
6 198 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
7 191 (19.92%) Analytics
8 182 (18.98%) Data Migration
9 180 (18.77%) Data Analysis
10 144 (15.02%) Data Governance
11 112 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
12 107 (11.16%) Data Integration
13 101 (10.53%) Data Architecture
14 93 (9.70%) Data Science
15 88 (9.18%) Project Management
16 73 (7.61%) Master Data Management
17 67 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 66 (6.88%) Data Mapping
19 64 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
20 63 (6.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 419 (43.69%) SQL
2 72 (7.51%) Python
3 65 (6.78%) T-SQL
4 45 (4.69%) R
5 44 (4.59%) C#
6 40 (4.17%) Java
7 39 (4.07%) PL/SQL
8 30 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 30 (3.13%) VBA
9 20 (2.09%) Scala
10 19 (1.98%) MATLAB
11 14 (1.46%) C++
12 11 (1.15%) Ruby
12 11 (1.15%) VB
13 8 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.73%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.63%) C
16 5 (0.52%) ABAP
16 5 (0.52%) Perl
17 4 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (6.99%) Degree
2 59 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.36%) PhD
5 12 (1.25%) ISEB
6 10 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.94%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.73%) CISM
9 7 (0.73%) CISSP
10 6 (0.63%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (0.52%) CISMP
11 5 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 3 (0.31%) CISA
13 3 (0.31%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (9.49%) QA
2 43 (4.48%) SLA
3 37 (3.86%) GDPR
4 12 (1.25%) PMO
5 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.52%) HL7
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS
8 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.10%) CDISC
9 1 (0.10%) GCP
9 1 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) PSD2
9 1 (0.10%) SEPA
9 1 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 16 (1.67%) Apache Flume
2 15 (1.56%) HDFS
3 14 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.42%) Docker
6 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.10%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (4.48%) Oozie
2 7 (0.73%) Ambari
2 7 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (0.73%) Terraform
3 6 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (0.63%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.52%) Ansible
5 4 (0.42%) OpenView
5 4 (0.42%) OVSD
6 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.21%) Consul
7 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.21%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.21%) Kibana
7 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.21%) Nagios
7 2 (0.21%) Packer
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 150 (15.64%) Oracle
2 121 (12.62%) Microsoft
3 112 (11.68%) SAP
4 43 (4.48%) Tableau
5 42 (4.38%) Talend
6 26 (2.71%) Informatica
7 24 (2.50%) Teradata
8 22 (2.29%) Remedy
8 22 (2.29%) Workday
9 21 (2.19%) Ab Initio
10 19 (1.98%) Hortonworks
11 16 (1.67%) IBM
11 16 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (1.46%) Cloudera
13 11 (1.15%) CA
13 11 (1.15%) HP
13 11 (1.15%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.04%) Cognos
15 9 (0.94%) Adobe
15 9 (0.94%) Sybase