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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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 221 195 268
Rank change year-on-year -26 +73 +16
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,109 909 400
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.41% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.60% 11.48% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 581 250
10th Percentile £315 £300 £287
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.87% +8.37%
75th Percentile £638 £605 £589
90th Percentile £725 £700 £699
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 22
10th Percentile £10.21 £14.00 £15.57
25th Percentile £12.66 £18.12 £19.07
Median hourly rate £21.84 £23.50 £20.57
Median % change year-on-year -7.09% +14.24% +4.34%
75th Percentile £58.75 £26.97 £29.60
90th Percentile £70.00 £35.60 £38.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.84 £18.83 £20.53
% change year-on-year -31.82% -8.26% +4.12%

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 11,555 7,917 4,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 12.32% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,985 5,274 2,903
10th Percentile £289 £263 £260
25th Percentile £409 £365 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 326 199
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.36 £12.65
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £17.26
Median hourly rate £27.25 £21.00 £22.55
Median % change year-on-year +29.76% -6.85% +0.20%
75th Percentile £50.00 £39.38 £45.00
90th Percentile £69.17 £57.44 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.29 £20.28 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.94% -3.45% -16.76%

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 28 June 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 28 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 16 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 28 June 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
Jobs
England -32 922 £550 +10.00% 193
Work from Home -13 558 £550 +10.00% 60
London -23 537 £571 +8.67% 98
UK excluding London -26 349 £500 +6.38% 101
South East -26 99 £500 - 35
North of England -13 87 £475 -5.00% 34
Midlands -30 68 £500 +17.65% 11
Yorkshire -12 52 £500 +19.40% 14
West Midlands -13 52 £525 +23.53% 9
North West -18 35 £400 -20.99% 17
South West -31 28 £450 -33.33% 5
Scotland +2 27 £525 +16.67% 7
East of England -23 26 £575 +39.39% 10
East Midlands -26 16 £278 -32.73% 2
Northern Ireland +10 7 £318 -20.63%
Wales -13 7 £405 -19.00%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 428 (38.59%) SQL
2 340 (30.66%) Finance
3 312 (28.13%) Data Modelling
4 306 (27.59%) Social Skills
5 291 (26.24%) Analytics
6 275 (24.80%) Agile
7 267 (24.08%) Data Governance
8 248 (22.36%) Business Intelligence
9 247 (22.27%) Data Management
10 246 (22.18%) ETL
11 244 (22.00%) Python
12 225 (20.29%) Data Warehouse
13 209 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
14 198 (17.85%) Data Analysis
15 190 (17.13%) Power Platform
16 182 (16.41%) Power BI
17 169 (15.24%) Azure
18 162 (14.61%) Visualisation
19 145 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
20 142 (12.80%) Migration
21 139 (12.53%) Microsoft
22 135 (12.17%) Metadata
23 134 (12.08%) Data Architecture
24 124 (11.18%) AWS
24 124 (11.18%) Microsoft Excel
25 116 (10.46%) DevOps
26 114 (10.28%) Validation
26 114 (10.28%) Data Lake
27 110 (9.92%) Master Data Management
28 108 (9.74%) Decision-Making

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 61 (5.50%) Apache Spark
2 41 (3.70%) Confluence
3 23 (2.07%) SAS
4 21 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.17%) Apache
5 13 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (0.72%) Camunda
6 8 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (0.54%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.45%) IIS
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.090%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.090%) PowerExchange
10 1 (0.090%) WebSphere
Applications
1 124 (11.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.72%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.090%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.08%) NetSuite
2 11 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.72%) SAP MDG
4 7 (0.63%) Avolution ABACUS
5 6 (0.54%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.45%) Maximo
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.45%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle AML
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 3 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.18%) iTrent
9 2 (0.18%) Lorenzo
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.18%) SAP MDG-S
Cloud Services
1 190 (17.13%) Power Platform
2 169 (15.24%) Azure
3 124 (11.18%) AWS
4 76 (6.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 53 (4.78%) Serverless
6 50 (4.51%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 44 (3.97%) Amazon S3
8 42 (3.79%) Collibra
8 42 (3.79%) GCP
9 34 (3.07%) Azure DevOps
10 32 (2.89%) PaaS
11 31 (2.80%) Snowflake
12 24 (2.16%) Azure Functions
13 23 (2.07%) Azure Monitor
14 21 (1.89%) SaaS
15 14 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (1.17%) Adobe Analytics
17 12 (1.08%) Google Analytics
17 12 (1.08%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.72%) Internet
2 2 (0.18%) Network Security
3 1 (0.090%) 4G
3 1 (0.090%) 5G
3 1 (0.090%) DKIM
3 1 (0.090%) DOCSIS
3 1 (0.090%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.090%) FCAPS
3 1 (0.090%) HTTP
3 1 (0.090%) IPFS
3 1 (0.090%) NAS
3 1 (0.090%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.090%) SAN
3 1 (0.090%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.090%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.090%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (20.29%) Data Warehouse
2 182 (16.41%) Power BI
3 135 (12.17%) Metadata
4 114 (10.28%) Data Lake
5 91 (8.21%) Big Data
6 88 (7.94%) Tableau
7 75 (6.76%) SQL Server
8 55 (4.96%) Relational Database
9 46 (4.15%) NoSQL
10 38 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (2.80%) Hadoop
12 27 (2.43%) Data Mining
13 23 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (1.98%) BigQuery
14 22 (1.98%) Qlik Sense
15 21 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
16 20 (1.80%) Ataccama
16 20 (1.80%) Neo4j
17 18 (1.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 74 (6.67%) JIRA
2 37 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.43%) ERwin
4 13 (1.17%) GitLab
5 12 (1.08%) kappa
5 12 (1.08%) PowerDesigner
6 11 (0.99%) Artifactory
6 11 (0.99%) ER Studio
7 10 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.90%) Maven
8 7 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.36%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.36%) Selenium
9 4 (0.36%) Spinnaker
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.18%) Deequ
10 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 340 (30.66%) Finance
2 306 (27.59%) Social Skills
3 209 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (8.12%) Public Sector
5 80 (7.21%) Banking
6 64 (5.77%) Presentation Skills
7 37 (3.34%) Marketing
8 34 (3.07%) Legal
9 27 (2.43%) Influencing Skills
9 27 (2.43%) Telecoms
10 26 (2.34%) Manufacturing
11 23 (2.07%) Documentation Skills
12 22 (1.98%) Investment Banking
13 21 (1.89%) Retail
14 20 (1.80%) Front Office
14 20 (1.80%) Law
14 20 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (1.53%) German Language
16 15 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
17 14 (1.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 388 (34.99%) Analyst
2 238 (21.46%) Data Analyst
3 154 (13.89%) Architect
4 140 (12.62%) Data Engineer
5 109 (9.83%) Data Architect
6 91 (8.21%) Business Analyst
7 75 (6.76%) Developer
8 44 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
9 43 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
10 41 (3.70%) Data Quality Analyst
11 37 (3.34%) Project Manager
12 36 (3.25%) Data Business Analyst
12 36 (3.25%) Python Engineer
13 34 (3.07%) Consultant
13 34 (3.07%) Data Manager
13 34 (3.07%) Quality Analyst
14 33 (2.98%) AWS Engineer
15 30 (2.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 29 (2.61%) Data Modeller
17 28 (2.52%) AWS Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.15%) Kafka
2 33 (2.98%) PySpark
3 21 (1.89%) .NET
4 18 (1.62%) REST
4 18 (1.62%) Spark Streaming
5 10 (0.90%) JSON
5 10 (0.90%) Web Services
6 9 (0.81%) Apache NiFi
7 8 (0.72%) Apache Camel
8 6 (0.54%) JMS
8 6 (0.54%) pytest
8 6 (0.54%) RESTful
8 6 (0.54%) XML
9 5 (0.45%) Middleware
9 5 (0.45%) Shiny
10 4 (0.36%) NumPy
10 4 (0.36%) Pandas
10 4 (0.36%) TensorFlow
11 3 (0.27%) Matplotlib
11 3 (0.27%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.12%) Management Information System
2 47 (4.24%) NHS
3 40 (3.61%) Reference Data
4 36 (3.25%) Data Structures
5 35 (3.16%) Legacy Systems
6 28 (2.52%) Algorithms
7 26 (2.34%) Taxonomies
8 25 (2.25%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.53%) User Experience
11 15 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
12 14 (1.26%) Market Risk
13 13 (1.17%) CMDB
14 12 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.90%) Animation
15 10 (0.90%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.90%) Reinsurance
16 9 (0.81%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (2.34%) Linux
2 12 (1.08%) Windows
3 5 (0.45%) Unix
4 3 (0.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.18%) AIX
6 1 (0.090%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (28.13%) Data Modelling
2 291 (26.24%) Analytics
3 275 (24.80%) Agile
4 267 (24.08%) Data Governance
5 248 (22.36%) Business Intelligence
6 247 (22.27%) Data Management
7 246 (22.18%) ETL
8 198 (17.85%) Data Analysis
9 162 (14.61%) Visualisation
10 145 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
11 142 (12.80%) Migration
12 134 (12.08%) Data Architecture
13 116 (10.46%) DevOps
14 114 (10.28%) Validation
15 110 (9.92%) Master Data Management
16 108 (9.74%) Decision-Making
17 107 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
18 105 (9.47%) Data Pipeline
19 103 (9.29%) Data Migration
19 103 (9.29%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 428 (38.59%) SQL
2 244 (22.00%) Python
3 71 (6.40%) Java
4 52 (4.69%) C#
5 43 (3.88%) R
6 38 (3.43%) PowerShell
7 30 (2.71%) VBA
8 29 (2.61%) Bash
8 29 (2.61%) Scala
9 25 (2.25%) T-SQL
10 19 (1.71%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.99%) C
13 10 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 9 (0.81%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.27%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.27%) VB
15 3 (0.27%) VBScript
16 2 (0.18%) Go
16 2 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (7.84%) Degree
2 60 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.89%) PMP
5 17 (1.53%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.35%) FFIEC
8 14 (1.26%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.54%) PhD
11 5 (0.45%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.27%) ACCA
13 3 (0.27%) CFA
13 3 (0.27%) CIMA
13 3 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.18%) ISEB
14 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.39%) QA
2 40 (3.61%) GDPR
3 21 (1.89%) NIST
4 15 (1.35%) GLBA
4 15 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.17%) SLA
6 10 (0.90%) PMO
7 8 (0.72%) GRC
8 4 (0.36%) NCSC
9 3 (0.27%) EMIR
9 3 (0.27%) IFRS
9 3 (0.27%) IFRS 17
9 3 (0.27%) MiFID
10 2 (0.18%) Basel III
10 2 (0.18%) COREP
10 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.18%) FATCA
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (1.53%) Docker
2 7 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.27%) HDFS
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.090%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.090%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 20 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.26%) Terraform
3 7 (0.63%) Ansible
4 4 (0.36%) Argo
4 4 (0.36%) Kibana
4 4 (0.36%) Oozie
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.27%) Puppet
5 3 (0.27%) QRadar
5 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.18%) Ionix
6 2 (0.18%) logstash
6 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.090%) Control-M
7 1 (0.090%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.090%) Mesos
7 1 (0.090%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.090%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 139 (12.53%) Microsoft
2 102 (9.20%) Oracle
3 100 (9.02%) Informatica
4 76 (6.85%) Databricks
5 71 (6.40%) SAP
6 45 (4.06%) Google
7 42 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (3.34%) ServiceNow
9 34 (3.07%) Alteryx
10 29 (2.61%) Talend
11 27 (2.43%) IBM
12 16 (1.44%) Teradata
13 13 (1.17%) Adobe
13 13 (1.17%) BiZZdesign
13 13 (1.17%) MuleSoft
14 10 (0.90%) Workday
15 9 (0.81%) Cloudera
15 9 (0.81%) Splunk
16 8 (0.72%) Pega
16 8 (0.72%) Red Hat