Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 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
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 182 285 276
Rank change year-on-year +103 -9 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 786 465 956
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 0.90% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.88% 8.87% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 304 606
10th Percentile £311 £291 £309
25th Percentile £406 £384 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £600 £576 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 29
10th Percentile £12.56 £15.65 £11.85
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.83 £14.90
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.56 £20.24
Median % change year-on-year -2.74% +1.62% +9.26%
75th Percentile £25.63 £27.15 £24.69
90th Percentile £27.11 £35.42 £40.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.14 £20.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year -11.52% +1.62% +8.92%

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 6,103 5,243 9,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.96% 10.10% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,086 3,301 6,229
10th Percentile £263 £233 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £560
90th Percentile £664 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 234 343
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.19 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.27 £13.70
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.24
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.19% -5.88%
75th Percentile £38.94 £47.06 £40.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £22.50 £20.24
% change year-on-year -6.44% +11.19% -5.88%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 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
England +107 662 £500 +3.09% 128
London +65 360 £500 -4.76% 57
UK excluding London +98 284 £475 +5.56% 79
Work from Home -74 233 £525 +2.44% 33
South East +73 84 £500 +9.89% 23
North of England +48 69 £500 +28.62% 19
Yorkshire +35 37 £454 +21.81% 9
South West +53 35 £675 +29.81% 9
Midlands +34 33 £444 -6.58% 13
North West +21 31 £500 +42.86% 9
East of England +27 26 £419 -6.94% 6
Scotland +2 26 £428 +14.00% 8
West Midlands +11 25 £444 -6.58% 8
Wales +20 9 £475 +19.97%
East Midlands +23 8 £345 -32.68% 5
Northern Ireland +9 3 £400 - 1
North East +15 1 £325 -53.57% 1

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 291 (37.02%) SQL
2 275 (34.99%) Data Modelling
3 228 (29.01%) Data Management
4 204 (25.95%) Social Skills
5 198 (25.19%) Finance
6 189 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (23.16%) Business Intelligence
8 181 (23.03%) ETL
9 175 (22.26%) Analytics
10 167 (21.25%) Data Governance
11 156 (19.85%) Migration
12 150 (19.08%) Data Architecture
13 148 (18.83%) Azure
14 146 (18.58%) Python
15 136 (17.30%) Data Warehouse
16 114 (14.50%) Data Analysis
17 111 (14.12%) Data Integration
18 110 (13.99%) Data Migration
19 103 (13.10%) Security Cleared
20 101 (12.85%) Oracle
21 96 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
22 94 (11.96%) Power BI
22 94 (11.96%) Power Platform
23 88 (11.20%) Master Data Management
24 86 (10.94%) SC Cleared
25 84 (10.69%) SQL Server
26 82 (10.43%) Big Data
27 81 (10.31%) Data Lake
27 81 (10.31%) Microsoft
28 78 (9.92%) Informatica

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 45 (5.73%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.67%) SAS
3 18 (2.29%) Apache
4 16 (2.04%) Apache Airflow
5 9 (1.15%) Confluence
5 9 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Pulsar
9 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.25%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.13%) Tornado
Applications
1 76 (9.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.76%) SAP MDG
3 6 (0.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (0.51%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.38%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.25%) Maximo
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (0.25%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 148 (18.83%) Azure
2 94 (11.96%) Power Platform
3 72 (9.16%) AWS
4 35 (4.45%) Azure Data Factory
5 32 (4.07%) GCP
6 28 (3.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 28 (3.56%) Serverless
7 19 (2.42%) PaaS
8 15 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (1.40%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.40%) SaaS
10 10 (1.27%) iPaaS
11 9 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.15%) GitHub
11 9 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
12 8 (1.02%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (0.89%) IaaS
14 6 (0.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 6 (0.76%) Azure Storage
15 5 (0.64%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.76%) SMS
2 5 (0.64%) DMARC
2 5 (0.64%) DNS
2 5 (0.64%) SMTP
3 4 (0.51%) Internet
4 3 (0.38%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (17.30%) Data Warehouse
2 94 (11.96%) Power BI
3 84 (10.69%) SQL Server
4 82 (10.43%) Big Data
5 81 (10.31%) Data Lake
6 52 (6.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (6.62%) Tableau
7 48 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (4.71%) NoSQL
9 32 (4.07%) Data Mining
9 32 (4.07%) Hadoop
10 27 (3.44%) Apache Hive
11 26 (3.31%) Relational Database
12 23 (2.93%) QlikView
12 23 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
14 19 (2.42%) Oracle Database
15 16 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
15 16 (2.04%) SAP BW
15 16 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (3.05%) JIRA
2 20 (2.54%) PowerDesigner
3 19 (2.42%) kappa
4 18 (2.29%) ERwin
5 13 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (1.40%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.02%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.89%) GitLab
8 7 (0.89%) MLflow
9 6 (0.76%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.76%) ER Studio
9 6 (0.76%) JUnit
9 6 (0.76%) Mockito
9 6 (0.76%) ScriptRunner
10 5 (0.64%) Cypress.io
10 5 (0.64%) Selenium
10 5 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.51%) Toad
11 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 204 (25.95%) Social Skills
2 198 (25.19%) Finance
3 96 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (7.76%) Banking
5 45 (5.73%) Marketing
6 38 (4.83%) Public Sector
7 32 (4.07%) Presentation Skills
8 21 (2.67%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.54%) Retail
10 15 (1.91%) Influencing Skills
11 14 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
12 13 (1.65%) Investment Banking
13 12 (1.53%) Legal
14 10 (1.27%) Electronics
14 10 (1.27%) Law
15 9 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.64%) Advertising
16 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 211 (26.84%) Analyst
2 158 (20.10%) Architect
3 135 (17.18%) Data Analyst
4 132 (16.79%) Data Architect
5 79 (10.05%) Developer
6 64 (8.14%) Data Engineer
7 42 (5.34%) Data Manager
8 36 (4.58%) Consultant
9 34 (4.33%) Project Manager
10 33 (4.20%) Business Analyst
11 30 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (3.18%) Azure Architect
13 23 (2.93%) Data Modeller
13 23 (2.93%) Data Scientist
14 22 (2.80%) Enterprise Architect
15 18 (2.29%) Cloud Architect
16 17 (2.16%) Data Migration Manager
16 17 (2.16%) Data Quality Analyst
16 17 (2.16%) Migration Manager
17 16 (2.04%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.54%) Web Services
2 18 (2.29%) React
3 17 (2.16%) PySpark
3 17 (2.16%) XML
4 15 (1.91%) Kafka
5 13 (1.65%) RESTful
6 9 (1.15%) Pandas
6 9 (1.15%) REST
7 8 (1.02%) JSON
8 7 (0.89%) HTML
8 7 (0.89%) NumPy
9 6 (0.76%) MDX
9 6 (0.76%) PyTorch
9 6 (0.76%) SOAP
9 6 (0.76%) Spring
9 6 (0.76%) TensorFlow
10 5 (0.64%) CSS
11 4 (0.51%) Keras
11 4 (0.51%) Middleware
11 4 (0.51%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.87%) Reference Data
2 47 (5.98%) Data Structures
3 40 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.07%) NHS
5 29 (3.69%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 16 (2.04%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.27%) CMDB
11 9 (1.15%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.02%) Taxonomies
12 8 (1.02%) User Experience
13 6 (0.76%) Marketing Technology
13 6 (0.76%) Reinsurance
14 5 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.64%) FMCG
14 5 (0.64%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (1.78%) Linux
2 12 (1.53%) Unix
3 6 (0.76%) Windows
4 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.13%) Android
5 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (34.99%) Data Modelling
2 228 (29.01%) Data Management
3 189 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (23.16%) Business Intelligence
5 181 (23.03%) ETL
6 175 (22.26%) Analytics
7 167 (21.25%) Data Governance
8 156 (19.85%) Migration
9 150 (19.08%) Data Architecture
10 114 (14.50%) Data Analysis
11 111 (14.12%) Data Integration
12 110 (13.99%) Data Migration
13 88 (11.20%) Master Data Management
14 73 (9.29%) Visualisation
15 69 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
16 67 (8.52%) Requirements Gathering
17 65 (8.27%) Change Management
17 65 (8.27%) DevOps
18 60 (7.63%) Project Management
18 60 (7.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 291 (37.02%) SQL
2 146 (18.58%) Python
3 52 (6.62%) R
4 46 (5.85%) Java
5 36 (4.58%) T-SQL
6 30 (3.82%) JavaScript
7 25 (3.18%) PL/SQL
8 17 (2.16%) Scala
9 13 (1.65%) Java 8
10 10 (1.27%) MATLAB
10 10 (1.27%) VBA
11 7 (0.89%) C
12 6 (0.76%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.76%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.64%) ES6
13 5 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.51%) SOQL
15 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 103 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 86 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.56%) Degree
4 9 (1.15%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.38%) PMP
8 1 (0.13%) ISEB
8 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.13%) MCIPD
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.83%) GDPR
2 34 (4.33%) QA
3 14 (1.78%) PMO
4 9 (1.15%) SLA
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) COREP
6 2 (0.25%) FINREP
6 2 (0.25%) GRC
6 2 (0.25%) IFRS
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (0.89%) Docker
2 6 (0.76%) HDFS
3 4 (0.51%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 24 (3.05%) Puppet
2 6 (0.76%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.64%) Terraform
4 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.38%) Ansible
5 3 (0.38%) SCCM
6 2 (0.25%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.13%) Control-M
7 1 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 101 (12.85%) Oracle
2 81 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 78 (9.92%) Informatica
4 56 (7.12%) SAP
5 48 (6.11%) Databricks
6 39 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.80%) Splunk
8 20 (2.54%) IBM
8 20 (2.54%) Talend
8 20 (2.54%) Zscaler
9 19 (2.42%) MuleSoft
10 18 (2.29%) BiZZdesign
10 18 (2.29%) Google
11 16 (2.04%) Cloudera
12 15 (1.91%) VMware
13 13 (1.65%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.65%) Sparx
14 12 (1.53%) Adobe
15 8 (1.02%) Serena
15 8 (1.02%) Teradata