Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 274 239
Rank change year-on-year +18 -35 +22
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 736 968 1,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.97% 1.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.96% 8.94% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 629 732
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £289 £274 £288
90th Percentile £650 £630 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £425
% change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 29
UK median hourly rate £23.35 £20.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.34% -7.98% +62.96%
10th Percentile £17.83 £11.88 £13.70
90th Percentile £73.75 £28.20 £62.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.35 £20.25 £19.31
% change year-on-year +15.34% +4.83% +48.56%

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 7,391 10,825 13,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.21% 10.86% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,566 6,784 8,579
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £215 £256 £258
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 365 359
UK median hourly rate £22.90 £20.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.11% -1.72% -11.74%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.55 £50.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.37 £20.25 £22.07
% change year-on-year +20.38% -8.26% -11.73%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Quality.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Quality.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 15 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 23 January 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 +20 668 £475 - 165
UK excluding London +24 413 £450 -3.23% 111
London +25 306 £511 +2.25% 68
South East +18 123 £475 -5.00% 31
North of England +30 103 £365 -21.51% 25
South West +27 59 £500 +5.26% 9
North West +29 54 £338 -38.07% 15
Scotland +27 50 £450 +5.88% 10
East of England +22 47 £425 -7.61% 16
Yorkshire +27 36 £370 -16.85% 8
Midlands +22 24 £438 +12.90% 16
West Midlands +44 20 £425 +21.43% 14
North East +18 13 £530 +17.78% 2
Northern Ireland +9 7 £475 +18.75% 1
East Midlands +17 4 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 283 (38.45%) SQL
2 204 (27.72%) Data Modelling
3 185 (25.14%) Finance
4 177 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
5 176 (23.91%) ETL
6 163 (22.15%) Data Management
7 158 (21.47%) Data Warehouse
8 155 (21.06%) Migration
9 149 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
10 145 (19.70%) Data Governance
10 145 (19.70%) Analytics
11 137 (18.61%) Data Analysis
12 133 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
13 122 (16.58%) Data Migration
14 111 (15.08%) Microsoft
15 105 (14.27%) Oracle
16 103 (13.99%) Data Integration
17 85 (11.55%) SQL Server
18 82 (11.14%) Python
19 78 (10.60%) Microsoft Excel
20 76 (10.33%) Management Information System
20 76 (10.33%) Power Platform
21 75 (10.19%) Data Architecture
22 71 (9.65%) Visualisation
22 71 (9.65%) Data Science
23 69 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
23 69 (9.38%) Power BI
23 69 (9.38%) SAP
24 68 (9.24%) Master Data Management
25 67 (9.10%) 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 38 (5.16%) SAS
2 23 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 20 (2.72%) Confluence
3 20 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.82%) Apache
7 4 (0.54%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.54%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.27%) CMS
9 2 (0.27%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.14%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 78 (10.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.68%) SPSS
6 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.14%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.14%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.45%) SAP MDG
2 17 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.77%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.95%) SAP MDM
4 7 (0.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.41%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.41%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle AML
9 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 76 (10.33%) Power Platform
2 61 (8.29%) Azure
3 48 (6.52%) AWS
4 27 (3.67%) GCP
5 25 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (2.45%) Azure Data Factory
7 17 (2.31%) PaaS
7 17 (2.31%) Serverless
8 16 (2.17%) SaaS
9 13 (1.77%) IaaS
10 11 (1.49%) iPaaS
10 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Flow
11 7 (0.95%) Azure Machine Learning
12 6 (0.82%) Office 365
13 5 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.68%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.54%) GitHub
15 3 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.41%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.90%) FTP
2 5 (0.68%) PuTTY
3 4 (0.54%) HTTP
3 4 (0.54%) Skype
4 3 (0.41%) Firewall
4 3 (0.41%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.41%) VPN
5 2 (0.27%) Internet
5 2 (0.27%) WebEx
6 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) Intranet
6 1 (0.14%) LAN
6 1 (0.14%) SSL
6 1 (0.14%) WAN
6 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (21.47%) Data Warehouse
2 85 (11.55%) SQL Server
3 69 (9.38%) Power BI
4 63 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (8.29%) Relational Database
6 51 (6.93%) Data Lake
7 47 (6.39%) Big Data
7 47 (6.39%) Hadoop
8 38 (5.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (3.94%) NoSQL
10 27 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (3.53%) RDBMS
12 23 (3.13%) BigQuery
13 20 (2.72%) Amazon Redshift
14 19 (2.58%) Apache Hive
14 19 (2.58%) Data Mining
14 19 (2.58%) Snowflake Schema
14 19 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (2.45%) Data Mart
15 18 (2.45%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 33 (4.48%) JIRA
2 19 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (0.95%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.82%) Gerrit
5 6 (0.82%) Subversion
6 5 (0.68%) ERwin
7 4 (0.54%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.54%) Selenium
7 4 (0.54%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.41%) JMeter
8 3 (0.41%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.27%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.27%) LSMW
General
1 185 (25.14%) Finance
2 52 (7.07%) Public Sector
3 42 (5.71%) Banking
4 33 (4.48%) Marketing
5 23 (3.13%) Retail
6 15 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.63%) Law
8 12 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.36%) Advertising
9 10 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.22%) Electronics
10 9 (1.22%) Local Government
11 7 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.82%) Legal
13 5 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.54%) Front Office
15 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.27%) Back Office
16 2 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 255 (34.65%) Analyst
2 174 (23.64%) Data Analyst
3 133 (18.07%) Developer
4 96 (13.04%) Architect
5 58 (7.88%) Data Architect
6 38 (5.16%) Consultant
7 34 (4.62%) SQL Developer
8 32 (4.35%) Data Engineer
9 31 (4.21%) Business Analyst
10 25 (3.40%) SQL Analyst
11 24 (3.26%) Data Quality Analyst
12 23 (3.13%) ETL Developer
13 22 (2.99%) Administrator
13 22 (2.99%) Quality Analyst
14 21 (2.85%) Data Manager
15 20 (2.72%) Analyst Developer
15 20 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 19 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 17 (2.31%) Project Manager
17 17 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.34%) XML
2 24 (3.26%) Web Services
3 22 (2.99%) Kafka
4 20 (2.72%) REST
5 14 (1.90%) SOAP
6 12 (1.63%) XML Schema
7 11 (1.49%) Middleware
7 11 (1.49%) NumPy
7 11 (1.49%) Pandas
8 10 (1.36%) JDBC
9 9 (1.22%) Matplotlib
10 8 (1.09%) .NET
10 8 (1.09%) Bokeh
10 8 (1.09%) JSON
10 8 (1.09%) scikit-learn
11 6 (0.82%) Seaborn
11 6 (0.82%) Visualforce
12 5 (0.68%) OAuth
12 5 (0.68%) PyTorch
12 5 (0.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 133 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (10.33%) Management Information System
3 46 (6.25%) Reference Data
4 21 (2.85%) NHS
5 17 (2.31%) Algorithms
5 17 (2.31%) Data Structures
6 14 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.77%) CMDB
8 9 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.09%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.95%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.68%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (0.68%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.68%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.54%) Acoustics
13 4 (0.54%) Learning Management System
13 4 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.30%) Linux
2 14 (1.90%) Unix
3 9 (1.22%) Windows
4 1 (0.14%) HPUX
4 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (27.72%) Data Modelling
2 177 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
3 176 (23.91%) ETL
4 163 (22.15%) Data Management
5 155 (21.06%) Migration
6 149 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
7 145 (19.70%) Analytics
7 145 (19.70%) Data Governance
8 137 (18.61%) Data Analysis
9 122 (16.58%) Data Migration
10 103 (13.99%) Data Integration
11 75 (10.19%) Data Architecture
12 71 (9.65%) Data Science
12 71 (9.65%) Visualisation
13 69 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
14 68 (9.24%) Master Data Management
15 63 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 59 (8.02%) Data Cleansing
17 56 (7.61%) Data Mapping
18 52 (7.07%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 283 (38.45%) SQL
2 82 (11.14%) Python
3 42 (5.71%) R
4 36 (4.89%) T-SQL
5 32 (4.35%) Java
6 29 (3.94%) C#
7 28 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.40%) Scala
9 21 (2.85%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.77%) VBA
11 11 (1.49%) MATLAB
12 8 (1.09%) ABAP
12 8 (1.09%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.82%) Perl
14 5 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.54%) C++
16 3 (0.41%) Go
16 3 (0.41%) Ruby
17 2 (0.27%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 67 (9.10%) Degree
2 60 (8.15%) Security Cleared
3 52 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.09%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.09%) PMP
6 7 (0.95%) ISEB
7 6 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.54%) PhD
8 4 (0.54%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.14%) CSPO
10 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.14%) MBA
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.03%) QA
2 21 (2.85%) GDPR
3 6 (0.82%) PMO
4 5 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.68%) SLA
5 3 (0.41%) MiFID
5 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) EMIR
6 2 (0.27%) HL7
6 2 (0.27%) IFRS
6 2 (0.27%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.14%) Basel II
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (1.36%) Apache Flume
1 10 (1.36%) HDFS
2 6 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.68%) Docker
4 2 (0.27%) NDS
4 2 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.95%) Oozie
2 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.41%) Ambari
3 3 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.27%) Ansible
4 2 (0.27%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.27%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.27%) SCCM
4 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.14%) Puppet
5 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 111 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 105 (14.27%) Oracle
3 69 (9.38%) SAP
4 52 (7.07%) Tableau
5 47 (6.39%) Informatica
6 30 (4.08%) IBM
7 26 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (3.40%) Teradata
9 22 (2.99%) Alteryx
10 20 (2.72%) ServiceNow
11 17 (2.31%) Google
11 17 (2.31%) Talend
12 14 (1.90%) Databricks
13 13 (1.77%) HP
14 12 (1.63%) Hyperion
15 11 (1.49%) Citrix
16 10 (1.36%) DataFlux
17 8 (1.09%) BiZZdesign
17 8 (1.09%) Cognos
18 7 (0.95%) Adobe