Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 271 263 261
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 549 985 1,053
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.02% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.92% 9.44% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 617 673
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £303
90th Percentile £675 £638 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +9.41% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 16
Median hourly rate £25.27 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.80% +6.55% +5.56%
10th Percentile £17.83 £11.85 £14.50
90th Percentile £35.75 £35.38 £54.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.73 £20.25 £16.35
% change year-on-year +17.19% +23.86% -6.22%

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 6,156 10,436 12,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.09% 10.77% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,707 6,518 8,248
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £219 £250 £259
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 355 362
Median hourly rate £24.88 £21.76 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.35% -3.29% +4.65%
10th Percentile £13.56 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.65 £48.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.36% -19.02% +19.22%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 18 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 8 April 2020. 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 -5 498 £500 +5.26% 88
UK excluding London +7 282 £465 +9.41% 60
London -7 247 £525 +5.00% 37
South East +50 82 £475 +2.70% 16
North of England +39 82 £470 +4.44% 12
North West +22 36 £500 -7.41% 10
East of England -7 31 £475 +5.56% 5
South West +21 29 £510 +27.50% 3
Scotland +1 29 £450 - 5
Yorkshire +23 28 £360 -15.29% 2
Work from Home +22 22 £513 -10.87% 8
Midlands +44 21 £425 +4.62% 15
North East +44 18 £560 +9.27%
West Midlands +59 16 £375 -4.76% 11
East Midlands +13 5 £475 +14.80% 4
Northern Ireland +11 3 - - 1
Channel Islands - 3 £225 - 1
Wales +23 2 £396 +5.59% 2

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 196 (35.70%) SQL
2 150 (27.32%) Data Modelling
3 134 (24.41%) Finance
4 128 (23.32%) Data Management
5 119 (21.68%) ETL
6 113 (20.58%) Business Intelligence
6 113 (20.58%) Analytics
7 110 (20.04%) Data Governance
8 106 (19.31%) Migration
9 103 (18.76%) Data Warehouse
10 92 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
11 91 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
12 81 (14.75%) Data Analysis
13 76 (13.84%) Data Migration
14 73 (13.30%) Microsoft
15 71 (12.93%) Python
16 65 (11.84%) Data Architecture
17 62 (11.29%) SQL Server
17 62 (11.29%) Relational Database
18 58 (10.56%) SAP
18 58 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
19 57 (10.38%) Visualisation
20 56 (10.20%) Oracle
21 54 (9.84%) Master Data Management
22 52 (9.47%) Public Sector
23 50 (9.11%) Data Cleansing
24 49 (8.93%) Management Information System
25 48 (8.74%) Azure
26 47 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
27 46 (8.38%) Degree

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 25 (4.55%) SAS
2 23 (4.19%) Apache Spark
3 18 (3.28%) Confluence
4 8 (1.46%) Apache
4 8 (1.46%) Jupyter
5 7 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.91%) Apache Pig
6 5 (0.91%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 5 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.36%) CMS
9 2 (0.36%) Jetty
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 58 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.91%) SPSS
6 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.18%) ArcInfo
8 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (2.37%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (2.19%) SAP MDG
3 8 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.46%) SAP MDM
4 7 (1.28%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.55%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.55%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.55%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle AML
8 1 (0.18%) Primavera
8 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.74%) Azure
2 44 (8.01%) AWS
2 44 (8.01%) Power Platform
3 20 (3.64%) GCP
4 12 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (1.28%) Office 365
6 7 (1.28%) Serverless
7 6 (1.09%) GitHub
8 5 (0.91%) PowerApps
9 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.73%) Azure Functions
9 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Flow
10 3 (0.55%) AWS Step Functions
10 3 (0.55%) PaaS
11 2 (0.36%) IaaS
11 2 (0.36%) SaaS
11 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.73%) DKIM
1 4 (0.73%) PuTTY
2 3 (0.55%) Firewall
2 3 (0.55%) HTTP
2 3 (0.55%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.55%) VPN
3 2 (0.36%) FTP
3 2 (0.36%) Skype
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) SMTP
4 1 (0.18%) SSL
4 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (18.76%) Data Warehouse
2 62 (11.29%) Relational Database
2 62 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 44 (8.01%) Power BI
4 39 (7.10%) Hadoop
5 36 (6.56%) Big Data
6 35 (6.38%) RDBMS
7 32 (5.83%) NoSQL
8 31 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (4.19%) Data Lake
10 20 (3.64%) Apache Hive
11 18 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
12 16 (2.91%) MySQL
13 15 (2.73%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (2.55%) Pentaho
15 13 (2.37%) BigQuery
16 12 (2.19%) SAP Data Services
16 12 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (5.46%) JIRA
2 13 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.09%) ERwin
4 6 (1.09%) Gerrit
4 6 (1.09%) Subversion
5 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.55%) Maven
6 3 (0.55%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.36%) LSMW
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.36%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.36%) PROIV
7 2 (0.36%) Selenium
7 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 134 (24.41%) Finance
2 52 (9.47%) Public Sector
3 25 (4.55%) Banking
4 23 (4.19%) Marketing
5 21 (3.83%) Legal
6 13 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.82%) Law
7 10 (1.82%) Retail
8 9 (1.64%) Local Government
9 6 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.91%) Advertising
10 5 (0.91%) Front Office
10 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.73%) Back Office
11 4 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.55%) Electronics
13 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 176 (32.06%) Analyst
2 101 (18.40%) Data Analyst
3 94 (17.12%) Developer
4 61 (11.11%) Architect
5 42 (7.65%) Data Architect
6 40 (7.29%) Business Analyst
6 40 (7.29%) Consultant
7 35 (6.38%) SQL Developer
8 26 (4.74%) Data Engineer
9 19 (3.46%) Administrator
9 19 (3.46%) Data Consultant
10 18 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 17 (3.10%) Analyst Developer
11 17 (3.10%) Data Business Analyst
11 17 (3.10%) Data Manager
11 17 (3.10%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.55%) Data Governance Specialist
12 14 (2.55%) Java Developer
13 13 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 13 (2.37%) Data Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.10%) XML
2 26 (4.74%) Kafka
2 26 (4.74%) Web Services
3 14 (2.55%) gRPC
3 14 (2.55%) Protocol Buffers
4 12 (2.19%) JDBC
5 11 (2.00%) Pandas
6 10 (1.82%) REST
7 9 (1.64%) NumPy
8 8 (1.46%) Matplotlib
9 7 (1.28%) Natural Language Processing
10 6 (1.09%) .NET
10 6 (1.09%) JSON
11 5 (0.91%) D3.js
11 5 (0.91%) scikit-learn
12 4 (0.73%) Bokeh
12 4 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (0.73%) HTML
12 4 (0.73%) SAP Basis
12 4 (0.73%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 92 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 39 (7.10%) Reference Data
4 34 (6.19%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.73%) NHS
6 9 (1.64%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.46%) Taxonomies
8 7 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (1.09%) CMDB
9 6 (1.09%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
10 5 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.73%) Acoustics
11 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.55%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.55%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.55%) Linux
2 17 (3.10%) Unix
3 10 (1.82%) Windows
4 5 (0.91%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.36%) Solaris
6 1 (0.18%) HPUX
6 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (27.32%) Data Modelling
2 128 (23.32%) Data Management
3 119 (21.68%) ETL
4 113 (20.58%) Analytics
4 113 (20.58%) Business Intelligence
5 110 (20.04%) Data Governance
6 106 (19.31%) Migration
7 91 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
8 81 (14.75%) Data Analysis
9 76 (13.84%) Data Migration
10 65 (11.84%) Data Architecture
11 57 (10.38%) Visualisation
12 54 (9.84%) Master Data Management
13 50 (9.11%) Data Cleansing
14 47 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
15 45 (8.20%) Data Integration
16 44 (8.01%) Project Management
17 43 (7.83%) Data Science
18 41 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
19 40 (7.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 196 (35.70%) SQL
2 71 (12.93%) Python
3 36 (6.56%) Java
4 35 (6.38%) R
5 26 (4.74%) T-SQL
6 24 (4.37%) Scala
7 17 (3.10%) C#
8 13 (2.37%) PL/SQL
8 13 (2.37%) VBA
9 9 (1.64%) ABAP
10 8 (1.46%) Go
11 7 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.28%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.09%) Ruby
13 5 (0.91%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.73%) C++
14 4 (0.73%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.36%) C
15 2 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (8.38%) Degree
2 27 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.37%) CISM
5 10 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.09%) Postgraduate
7 5 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.91%) ISEB
7 5 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.55%) PMP
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.18%) CIMA
11 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.18%) MBA
11 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.64%) QA
2 15 (2.73%) COBIT
3 13 (2.37%) GDPR
4 10 (1.82%) SLA
5 5 (0.91%) PMO
6 4 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.55%) IFRS
8 2 (0.36%) Basel II
8 2 (0.36%) Basel III
8 2 (0.36%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.18%) CDISC
9 1 (0.18%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.18%) HL7
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (2.19%) Apache Flume
2 9 (1.64%) HDFS
3 3 (0.55%) Docker
4 2 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.46%) Oozie
2 7 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.55%) Ambari
3 3 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.36%) Ansible
4 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.18%) Mesos
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.18%) Rancher
5 1 (0.18%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 73 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.56%) SAP
3 56 (10.20%) Oracle
4 32 (5.83%) Informatica
5 27 (4.92%) Tableau
6 25 (4.55%) IBM
7 23 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.37%) Google
9 11 (2.00%) Alteryx
10 10 (1.82%) Talend
11 5 (0.91%) Ariba
11 5 (0.91%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.73%) Adobe
12 4 (0.73%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.73%) Cognos
12 4 (0.73%) Lotus
12 4 (0.73%) Pardot
12 4 (0.73%) Remedy
12 4 (0.73%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 4 (0.73%) Sybase