Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 182 212 260
Rank change year-on-year +30 +48 +15
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,349 521 734
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.28% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.84% 10.66% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 347 485
10th Percentile £320 £304 £292
25th Percentile £435 £406 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £581 £575
90th Percentile £725 £649 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £469 £450
% change year-on-year +1.33% +4.17% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 12
10th Percentile £8.79 £14.04 £17.83
25th Percentile £9.86 £16.86 £18.71
Median hourly rate £18.50 £23.43 £23.73
Median % change year-on-year -21.02% -1.26% +17.19%
75th Percentile £24.88 £25.20 £55.94
90th Percentile £38.50 £26.58 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.90 £23.73
% change year-on-year -16.27% -11.91% +17.22%

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,395 4,888 8,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 12.04% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,703 3,209 5,153
10th Percentile £275 £269 £242
25th Percentile £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 220 313
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.05 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +4.51% +1.45% +2.55%
75th Percentile £49.25 £40.63 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.98 £52.50 £53.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.05 £21.42
% change year-on-year -12.11% -1.70% +7.08%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Quality as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Quality.

Daily rate trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Quality.

Hourly rate trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 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
Job
Vacancies
England +30 1,083 £550 +10.00% 211
London +35 641 £575 +15.00% 105
UK excluding London +3 438 £475 +1.33% 118
Work from Home +13 418 £525 - 26
South East -28 110 £513 +1.23% 33
North of England -30 94 £525 +5.00% 27
Midlands -16 87 £450 - 24
Scotland -33 51 £463 +2.78% 10
Yorkshire -28 48 £538 +7.50% 8
South West -20 47 £500 +5.26% 12
West Midlands -42 47 £483 +7.22% 19
North West -35 45 £500 +5.26% 15
East Midlands -1 40 £450 +19.05% 4
East of England -24 38 £550 +76.00% 9
Northern Ireland - 7 £355 - 2
Wales -27 6 £400 -11.11% 2
North East - 5 £500 - 4

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 528 (39.14%) SQL
2 424 (31.43%) Data Modelling
3 384 (28.47%) Social Skills
4 366 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
5 357 (26.46%) Data Management
6 354 (26.24%) Analytics
7 352 (26.09%) Finance
8 335 (24.83%) Business Intelligence
9 329 (24.39%) Data Governance
10 280 (20.76%) ETL
11 279 (20.68%) Data Warehouse
12 262 (19.42%) Python
13 240 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
14 233 (17.27%) Azure
14 233 (17.27%) Power Platform
15 229 (16.98%) Power BI
15 229 (16.98%) Data Analysis
16 199 (14.75%) Migration
17 184 (13.64%) Data Architecture
18 181 (13.42%) Microsoft
19 179 (13.27%) Metadata
20 174 (12.90%) Big Data
21 173 (12.82%) AWS
22 168 (12.45%) Microsoft Excel
23 158 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
24 156 (11.56%) Informatica
25 150 (11.12%) Validation
26 149 (11.05%) Data Migration
27 147 (10.90%) Project Management
27 147 (10.90%) SQL Server

Data Quality
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (8.15%) Apache Spark
2 44 (3.26%) SAS
3 33 (2.45%) Apache
4 29 (2.15%) Confluence
5 23 (1.70%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.56%) Apache Airflow
7 13 (0.96%) Camunda
8 8 (0.59%) Appian
8 8 (0.59%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.30%) PowerExchange
11 3 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.22%) Anypoint
11 3 (0.22%) Documentum
11 3 (0.22%) Luigi
12 2 (0.15%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.15%) JBoss
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.074%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.074%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 168 (12.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.67%) SPSS
8 7 (0.52%) Stata
9 5 (0.37%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.30%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.074%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 24 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (1.11%) Maximo
3 12 (0.89%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.89%) SAP MDG
3 12 (0.89%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.37%) Oracle SCM
5 5 (0.37%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 233 (17.27%) Azure
1 233 (17.27%) Power Platform
2 173 (12.82%) AWS
3 73 (5.41%) Azure Data Factory
4 63 (4.67%) Serverless
5 59 (4.37%) Collibra
6 47 (3.48%) Amazon S3
7 40 (2.97%) GCP
7 40 (2.97%) PaaS
8 31 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (1.70%) Snowflake
10 19 (1.41%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 18 (1.33%) OpenShift
12 15 (1.11%) IaaS
12 15 (1.11%) Power Automate
13 14 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (1.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 14 (1.04%) Azure Functions
13 14 (1.04%) PowerApps
14 13 (0.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.37%) IPFS
2 4 (0.30%) Intranet
2 4 (0.30%) WebEx
3 3 (0.22%) Internet
3 3 (0.22%) Network Security
4 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.074%) DKIM
5 1 (0.074%) Firewall
5 1 (0.074%) FTP
5 1 (0.074%) Skype
5 1 (0.074%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (20.68%) Data Warehouse
2 229 (16.98%) Power BI
3 179 (13.27%) Metadata
4 174 (12.90%) Big Data
5 147 (10.90%) SQL Server
6 128 (9.49%) Data Lake
7 108 (8.01%) Tableau
8 77 (5.71%) Hadoop
9 74 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 72 (5.34%) Relational Database
11 55 (4.08%) NoSQL
12 47 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
13 42 (3.11%) Azure SQL Database
14 41 (3.04%) QlikView
15 37 (2.74%) RDBMS
16 32 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 30 (2.22%) Data Mining
18 27 (2.00%) MySQL
19 26 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
19 26 (1.93%) HBase
Development Applications
1 77 (5.71%) JIRA
2 40 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.67%) ERwin
4 23 (1.70%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.11%) kappa
6 14 (1.04%) GitLab
6 14 (1.04%) PowerDesigner
7 13 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (0.89%) Artifactory
8 12 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.82%) ER Studio
10 9 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (0.44%) MLflow
11 6 (0.44%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.37%) webpack
13 4 (0.30%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.30%) Maven
13 4 (0.30%) Toad
14 3 (0.22%) Gerrit
General
1 384 (28.47%) Social Skills
2 352 (26.09%) Finance
3 240 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
4 138 (10.23%) Banking
5 96 (7.12%) Public Sector
6 65 (4.82%) Presentation Skills
7 54 (4.00%) Marketing
8 51 (3.78%) Influencing Skills
9 48 (3.56%) Investment Banking
10 35 (2.59%) Manufacturing
11 31 (2.30%) Telecoms
12 28 (2.08%) Retail
13 26 (1.93%) Front Office
13 26 (1.93%) Legal
13 26 (1.93%) Organisational Skills
14 22 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
15 16 (1.19%) Electronics
15 16 (1.19%) Publishing
16 11 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 391 (28.98%) Analyst
2 270 (20.01%) Data Analyst
3 187 (13.86%) Architect
4 178 (13.19%) Data Engineer
5 143 (10.60%) Data Architect
6 135 (10.01%) Developer
7 84 (6.23%) Consultant
8 73 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 61 (4.52%) Data Manager
10 58 (4.30%) Project Manager
11 53 (3.93%) Data Consultant
12 51 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
13 44 (3.26%) Data Quality Analyst
14 36 (2.67%) Quality Analyst
15 35 (2.59%) Data Modeller
16 33 (2.45%) Data Governance Analyst
16 33 (2.45%) Data Governance Manager
16 33 (2.45%) Governance Manager
17 32 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 30 (2.22%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.49%) Kafka
2 38 (2.82%) JSON
3 30 (2.22%) XML
4 24 (1.78%) PySpark
5 21 (1.56%) Spark Streaming
6 20 (1.48%) HTML
7 16 (1.19%) React
7 16 (1.19%) Web Services
8 15 (1.11%) Apache Camel
9 13 (0.96%) REST
10 12 (0.89%) RESTful
11 11 (0.82%) TensorFlow
12 10 (0.74%) Apache Avro
12 10 (0.74%) CSS
12 10 (0.74%) Node.js
12 10 (0.74%) NumPy
12 10 (0.74%) Pandas
12 10 (0.74%) scikit-learn
13 9 (0.67%) Apache NiFi
13 9 (0.67%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.15%) Management Information System
2 66 (4.89%) Taxonomies
3 54 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 53 (3.93%) Reference Data
5 52 (3.85%) NHS
6 44 (3.26%) Virtual Team
7 38 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.08%) Legacy Systems
10 27 (2.00%) Algorithms
10 27 (2.00%) Market Risk
11 22 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 22 (1.63%) User Experience
12 21 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
13 17 (1.26%) Derivative
13 17 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
14 16 (1.19%) Freedom of Information Act
15 15 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
16 13 (0.96%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 30 (2.22%) Linux
2 19 (1.41%) Windows
3 9 (0.67%) Unix
4 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.30%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.22%) AIX
5 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.074%) Android
6 1 (0.074%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.074%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (31.43%) Data Modelling
2 366 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
3 357 (26.46%) Data Management
4 354 (26.24%) Analytics
5 335 (24.83%) Business Intelligence
6 329 (24.39%) Data Governance
7 280 (20.76%) ETL
8 229 (16.98%) Data Analysis
9 199 (14.75%) Migration
10 184 (13.64%) Data Architecture
11 158 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
12 150 (11.12%) Validation
13 149 (11.05%) Data Migration
14 147 (10.90%) Project Management
15 146 (10.82%) Visualisation
16 145 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
17 140 (10.38%) DevOps
18 130 (9.64%) Data Integration
19 125 (9.27%) Data Cleansing
20 124 (9.19%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 528 (39.14%) SQL
2 262 (19.42%) Python
3 61 (4.52%) Java
4 59 (4.37%) R
4 59 (4.37%) T-SQL
5 43 (3.19%) VBA
6 39 (2.89%) JavaScript
7 30 (2.22%) Scala
8 28 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 28 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.41%) C#
10 15 (1.11%) Bash
11 11 (0.82%) SPARQL
12 9 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 8 (0.59%) C
14 7 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.37%) Julia
15 5 (0.37%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.37%) Perl
15 5 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 89 (6.60%) Degree
3 73 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (1.56%) PMP
6 17 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.89%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.52%) ACCA
9 7 (0.52%) CIMA
9 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.44%) MCSE
11 5 (0.37%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.37%) MCSA
11 5 (0.37%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.30%) FFIEC
13 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.08%) QA
2 59 (4.37%) GDPR
3 34 (2.52%) MiFID
4 20 (1.48%) PMO
5 16 (1.19%) SLA
6 7 (0.52%) Accessibility
7 6 (0.44%) NIST
8 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.30%) GLBA
9 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.15%) NCSC
11 1 (0.074%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.074%) DICOM
11 1 (0.074%) EMIR
11 1 (0.074%) FATCA
11 1 (0.074%) GMP
11 1 (0.074%) HL7
11 1 (0.074%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (2.52%) Docker
2 14 (1.04%) HDFS
3 9 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.074%) NDS
7 1 (0.074%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 34 (2.52%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.82%) Kibana
3 8 (0.59%) Ansible
3 8 (0.59%) Terraform
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.22%) Core Impact
6 3 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.22%) Nagios
6 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.15%) Control-M
7 2 (0.15%) Grafana
7 2 (0.15%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.074%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.074%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.074%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.074%) QRadar
8 1 (0.074%) SCCM
Vendors
1 181 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 156 (11.56%) Informatica
3 117 (8.67%) Oracle
4 115 (8.52%) SAP
5 91 (6.75%) Databricks
6 65 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
7 42 (3.11%) Google
8 35 (2.59%) Cloudera
9 34 (2.52%) Teradata
10 30 (2.22%) MuleSoft
11 29 (2.15%) Talend
12 28 (2.08%) IBM
13 26 (1.93%) Alteryx
14 22 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.63%) Splunk
15 16 (1.19%) BiZZdesign
16 15 (1.11%) Adobe
16 15 (1.11%) Atlassian
17 14 (1.04%) Sparx
18 13 (0.96%) Pega