Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 230 261
Rank change year-on-year -15 +31 -45
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,051 1,057 1,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 1.16% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.85% 9.61% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 705 692
England median daily rate £475 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £250 £291
90th Percentile £638 £638 £643
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 36
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +35.09% -27.72%
10th Percentile £13.93 £13.61 £8.47
90th Percentile £35.00 £59.00 £36.63
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +18.42% +40.74% -29.35%

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 10,669 11,004 11,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.36% 12.11% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,879 7,249 7,350
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £232
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.87% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 317 405
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.87% +11.65%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.55 £11.04
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.35 £46.95
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £21.90 £24.00
% change year-on-year -2.97% -8.75% +11.37%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -38 481 £500 +5.26% 87
South East +49 240 £450 +5.88% 30
North of England -64 105 £425 -15.00% 40
Midlands -12 96 £435 +8.75% 20
East of England +11 68 £455 +7.06% 14
Yorkshire -41 63 £425 -18.27% 7
South West +10 61 £494 +3.95% 14
West Midlands -21 59 £400 - 10
North West -33 39 £450 -18.18% 24
East Midlands +15 37 £451 +7.58% 10
North East -19 4 £625 +2.46% 9
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 423 (40.25%) SQL
2 305 (29.02%) Finance
3 288 (27.40%) Data Warehouse
4 284 (27.02%) Data Modelling
5 273 (25.98%) Analytics
6 236 (22.45%) ETL
7 231 (21.98%) Business Intelligence
8 227 (21.60%) Migration
9 217 (20.65%) Data Management
10 213 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
11 199 (18.93%) Analytical Skills
12 195 (18.55%) Data Migration
13 192 (18.27%) Data Analysis
14 189 (17.98%) Big Data
15 185 (17.60%) Data Governance
16 169 (16.08%) Microsoft Excel
17 156 (14.84%) Hadoop
18 143 (13.61%) SQL Server
19 139 (13.23%) Oracle
20 138 (13.13%) Microsoft
21 126 (11.99%) Data Architecture
22 123 (11.70%) SAP
23 121 (11.51%) Data Science
24 116 (11.04%) Data Integration
24 116 (11.04%) Apache Hive
25 110 (10.47%) Apache Spark
26 99 (9.42%) Kafka
27 98 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
28 97 (9.23%) Machine Learning
29 96 (9.13%) Relational Database

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
1 110 (10.47%) Apache Spark
2 56 (5.33%) SAS
3 38 (3.62%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.38%) Confluence
5 19 (1.81%) Apache
6 9 (0.86%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.29%) CMS
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.19%) Drupal
9 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.19%) Luigi
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.095%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.095%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.095%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.095%) MindAlign
10 1 (0.095%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.095%) WebLogic
Applications
1 169 (16.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (4.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.19%) SPSS
7 2 (0.19%) Windchill
8 1 (0.095%) Blender
8 1 (0.095%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.095%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.095%) Stata
Business Applications
1 24 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.43%) SAP HR
2 15 (1.43%) SAP MM
3 10 (0.95%) SAP MDG
4 8 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.76%) SAP MDM
5 7 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.67%) Workday HCM
6 6 (0.57%) CA PPM
6 6 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.57%) SAP APO
6 6 (0.57%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.38%) assyst
7 4 (0.38%) Line 500
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.38%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.29%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
4 16 (1.52%) GitHub
5 15 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.14%) IaaS
6 12 (1.14%) PaaS
6 12 (1.14%) SaaS
7 9 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
8 8 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (0.67%) G Suite
9 7 (0.67%) Office 365
9 7 (0.67%) Serverless
10 6 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.38%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.38%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.95%) SMS
2 7 (0.67%) Kerberos
3 6 (0.57%) Firewall
3 6 (0.57%) Internet
4 5 (0.48%) HTTP
4 5 (0.48%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.48%) SSL
4 5 (0.48%) VPN
5 4 (0.38%) Intranet
6 3 (0.29%) ATM
6 3 (0.29%) FTP
6 3 (0.29%) VLAN
7 1 (0.095%) Broadband
7 1 (0.095%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.095%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.095%) Junos
7 1 (0.095%) SAN
7 1 (0.095%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (27.40%) Data Warehouse
2 189 (17.98%) Big Data
3 156 (14.84%) Hadoop
4 143 (13.61%) SQL Server
5 116 (11.04%) Apache Hive
6 96 (9.13%) Relational Database
7 93 (8.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 88 (8.37%) OLAP
9 86 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 72 (6.85%) Star Schema
11 65 (6.18%) OLAP Cube
12 59 (5.61%) Power BI
13 58 (5.52%) NoSQL
14 55 (5.23%) Data Lake
15 54 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 46 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
17 38 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 34 (3.24%) RDBMS
19 33 (3.14%) MS Access
20 31 (2.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 43 (4.09%) JIRA
2 25 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.19%) ERwin
4 20 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 16 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.14%) Selenium
7 11 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.95%) Toad
9 9 (0.86%) Subversion
10 7 (0.67%) JMeter
10 7 (0.67%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.57%) Ant
11 6 (0.57%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.57%) Gradle
11 6 (0.57%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.57%) Maven
11 6 (0.57%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 305 (29.02%) Finance
2 62 (5.90%) Banking
3 60 (5.71%) Retail
4 39 (3.71%) Marketing
5 36 (3.43%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.71%) Legal
7 15 (1.43%) Publishing
8 14 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.86%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.76%) Automotive
10 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.57%) Law
12 5 (0.48%) Local Government
13 4 (0.38%) Back Office
13 4 (0.38%) Games
13 4 (0.38%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.29%) French Language
15 2 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 323 (30.73%) Analyst
2 206 (19.60%) Data Analyst
3 146 (13.89%) Developer
4 109 (10.37%) Architect
5 102 (9.71%) Data Engineer
6 72 (6.85%) Hadoop Engineer
7 71 (6.76%) Data Architect
8 70 (6.66%) Consultant
9 52 (4.95%) Business Analyst
10 47 (4.47%) Data Manager
11 46 (4.38%) Big Data Engineer
12 37 (3.52%) Data Quality Analyst
13 33 (3.14%) Project Manager
14 32 (3.04%) Migration Analyst
15 31 (2.95%) Data Business Analyst
16 29 (2.76%) Data Migration Analyst
17 28 (2.66%) Data Consultant
17 28 (2.66%) SQL Developer
18 25 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
19 22 (2.09%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (9.42%) Kafka
2 57 (5.42%) XML
3 25 (2.38%) REST
4 24 (2.28%) .NET
4 24 (2.28%) HTML
5 18 (1.71%) Natural Language Processing
6 17 (1.62%) CSS
7 13 (1.24%) Web Services
8 12 (1.14%) Ajax
8 12 (1.14%) XHTML
9 11 (1.05%) LDAP
10 10 (0.95%) HTML5
10 10 (0.95%) Middleware
11 8 (0.76%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.76%) JSON
12 7 (0.67%) SailPoint
13 6 (0.57%) J2EE
13 6 (0.57%) SOAP
13 6 (0.57%) Spring
13 6 (0.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 199 (18.93%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 69 (6.57%) Reference Data
4 51 (4.85%) Data Structures
5 31 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.57%) NHS
7 19 (1.81%) Mainframe
8 18 (1.71%) CMDB
9 17 (1.62%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.52%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.24%) Taxonomies
13 12 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (0.86%) Replication
15 8 (0.76%) User Experience
16 7 (0.67%) Credit Risk
16 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.57%) Fixed Income
17 6 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 46 (4.38%) Linux
2 35 (3.33%) Unix
3 13 (1.24%) Windows
4 6 (0.57%) Solaris
5 5 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.095%) CentOS
8 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (27.02%) Data Modelling
2 273 (25.98%) Analytics
3 236 (22.45%) ETL
4 231 (21.98%) Business Intelligence
5 227 (21.60%) Migration
6 217 (20.65%) Data Management
7 213 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
8 195 (18.55%) Data Migration
9 192 (18.27%) Data Analysis
10 185 (17.60%) Data Governance
11 126 (11.99%) Data Architecture
12 121 (11.51%) Data Science
13 116 (11.04%) Data Integration
14 98 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
15 97 (9.23%) Machine Learning
16 96 (9.13%) Project Management
17 92 (8.75%) Visualisation
18 83 (7.90%) Data Mapping
18 83 (7.90%) Master Data Management
19 82 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 423 (40.25%) SQL
2 89 (8.47%) Python
3 55 (5.23%) Java
3 55 (5.23%) R
3 55 (5.23%) T-SQL
4 39 (3.71%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.04%) PL/SQL
6 29 (2.76%) VBA
7 28 (2.66%) C#
8 25 (2.38%) Scala
9 20 (1.90%) MATLAB
10 17 (1.62%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.33%) Natural
12 12 (1.14%) C++
13 11 (1.05%) VB
14 7 (0.67%) Ruby
15 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.48%) C
16 5 (0.48%) HiveQL
17 4 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (6.85%) Degree
2 57 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 45 (4.28%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.43%) PhD
6 13 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.05%) DBS Check
8 10 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.95%) CISM
8 10 (0.95%) CISSP
8 10 (0.95%) ISEB
9 9 (0.86%) CISMP
10 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (0.48%) CISA
11 5 (0.48%) MCSE
11 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.48%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.57%) QA
2 41 (3.90%) GDPR
3 32 (3.04%) SLA
4 11 (1.05%) PMO
5 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.57%) SNOMED CT
6 4 (0.38%) HL7
7 3 (0.29%) IFRS
7 3 (0.29%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.095%) Basel II
9 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.095%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (1.62%) Apache Flume
2 10 (0.95%) HDFS
3 9 (0.86%) Docker
4 8 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 77 (7.33%) Oozie
2 13 (1.24%) Terraform
3 7 (0.67%) Ambari
3 7 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.57%) Ansible
4 6 (0.57%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.48%) Consul
5 5 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.48%) Kibana
5 5 (0.48%) Packer
5 5 (0.48%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.19%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.19%) Nagios
6 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.19%) Puppet
6 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 139 (13.23%) Oracle
2 138 (13.13%) Microsoft
3 123 (11.70%) SAP
4 60 (5.71%) Tableau
5 51 (4.85%) Informatica
6 45 (4.28%) Talend
7 27 (2.57%) IBM
8 26 (2.47%) Ab Initio
8 26 (2.47%) Teradata
9 20 (1.90%) Google
9 20 (1.90%) Workday
10 19 (1.81%) Cognos
10 19 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.71%) Cloudera
11 18 (1.71%) Hortonworks
12 17 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (1.52%) Remedy
14 14 (1.33%) Alteryx
14 14 (1.33%) CA
14 14 (1.33%) Software AG