Period
to 18 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 239 270
Rank change year-on-year -29 +31 -59
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,014 1,145 1,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.12% 1.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.26% 8.88% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 761 700
UK median daily rate £455 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +1.01% +1.67%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £270
90th Percentile £625 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.15% +1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 44
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +62.26% -32.05%
10th Percentile £11.88 £13.05 £8.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £62.30 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +6.55% +46.15% -33.33%

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 10,948 12,888 11,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.62% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,935 8,420 7,808
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.30% +2.56% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 372 431
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +1.49%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.13 £48.73 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -20.00% +13.64%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018.

Contractor 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 18 November 2018. 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 -24 943 £465 +0.27% 184
UK excluding London -13 592 £450 +4.15% 116
London -50 413 £475 - 89
South East +30 223 £463 +8.82% 25
North of England -48 99 £450 -10.00% 27
East of England +20 72 £450 -5.26% 10
Midlands -41 71 £400 -5.88% 16
South West -37 63 £475 +3.49% 17
Yorkshire -8 58 £465 -14.68% 13
Scotland -20 47 £400 - 11
West Midlands -42 46 £363 -14.71% 13
North West -38 37 £525 -11.02% 9
East Midlands +1 25 £450 +9.09% 3
Wales -13 14 £288 -33.53% 9
North East -16 7 £513 -15.98% 5
Northern Ireland +35 5 £400 -13.65% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 440 (43.39%) SQL
2 301 (29.68%) Finance
3 246 (24.26%) ETL
4 229 (22.58%) Data Modelling
5 216 (21.30%) Migration
6 214 (21.10%) Analytical Skills
7 212 (20.91%) Data Management
8 211 (20.81%) Business Intelligence
9 207 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
10 203 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
11 201 (19.82%) Data Analysis
12 196 (19.33%) Analytics
13 189 (18.64%) Data Migration
14 173 (17.06%) Microsoft Excel
15 162 (15.98%) Oracle
16 152 (14.99%) SQL Server
17 149 (14.69%) Data Governance
18 137 (13.51%) Microsoft
19 118 (11.64%) Big Data
20 117 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
21 113 (11.14%) SAP
22 109 (10.75%) Relational Database
23 108 (10.65%) Data Integration
24 106 (10.45%) Hadoop
25 100 (9.86%) QA
26 99 (9.76%) Data Architecture
27 93 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 93 (9.17%) Data Science
28 90 (8.88%) Project Management
29 86 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management

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 67 (6.61%) SAS
2 65 (6.41%) Apache Spark
3 44 (4.34%) SharePoint
4 32 (3.16%) Confluence
5 11 (1.08%) Apache
6 6 (0.59%) Apache Pig
6 6 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.30%) CMS
8 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.20%) Drupal
9 2 (0.20%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.20%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.099%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.099%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.099%) IIS
10 1 (0.099%) Luigi
10 1 (0.099%) Mule
Applications
1 173 (17.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (4.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) SPSS
8 1 (0.099%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.099%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.68%) SAP MM
3 14 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (1.28%) SAP HR
5 11 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.79%) SAP MDG
6 8 (0.79%) SAP MDM
7 7 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
7 7 (0.69%) Workday HCM
8 6 (0.59%) CA PPM
8 6 (0.59%) SAP APO
8 6 (0.59%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.49%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.39%) assyst
10 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 61 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (1.68%) GitHub
5 14 (1.38%) SaaS
6 13 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.99%) IaaS
9 9 (0.89%) Amazon Kinesis
9 9 (0.89%) Office 365
9 9 (0.89%) PaaS
10 7 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.39%) Serverless
13 4 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.30%) G Suite
14 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.89%) Kerberos
2 8 (0.79%) Firewall
3 7 (0.69%) HTTP
3 7 (0.69%) Internet
3 7 (0.69%) VPN
4 6 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 6 (0.59%) SSL
5 4 (0.39%) ATM
5 4 (0.39%) SMS
6 1 (0.099%) Broadband
6 1 (0.099%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
2 152 (14.99%) SQL Server
3 118 (11.64%) Big Data
4 109 (10.75%) Relational Database
5 106 (10.45%) Hadoop
6 93 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 70 (6.90%) Apache Hive
8 68 (6.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 48 (4.73%) Power BI
10 47 (4.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 46 (4.54%) Data Lake
12 45 (4.44%) OLAP
13 44 (4.34%) NoSQL
14 41 (4.04%) RDBMS
15 36 (3.55%) MS Access
16 35 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
17 34 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 32 (3.16%) Star Schema
19 30 (2.96%) OLAP Cube
20 29 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (5.23%) JIRA
2 20 (1.97%) Selenium
3 18 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.58%) ERwin
5 14 (1.38%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.28%) Subversion
6 13 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.08%) Toad
9 10 (0.99%) JMeter
9 10 (0.99%) LoadRunner
9 10 (0.99%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.59%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.59%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.39%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.39%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.39%) Gradle
11 4 (0.39%) JBehave
11 4 (0.39%) SonarQube
General
1 301 (29.68%) Finance
2 81 (7.99%) Banking
3 53 (5.23%) Retail
4 33 (3.25%) Marketing
5 28 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (1.68%) Legal
8 16 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.48%) Front Office
10 13 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.18%) Publishing
12 10 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.79%) Automotive
14 7 (0.69%) Local Government
15 6 (0.59%) Back Office
16 3 (0.30%) Games
16 3 (0.30%) German Language
16 3 (0.30%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 387 (38.17%) Analyst
2 226 (22.29%) Data Analyst
3 148 (14.60%) Developer
4 93 (9.17%) Architect
5 69 (6.80%) Consultant
6 66 (6.51%) Business Analyst
7 63 (6.21%) Data Engineer
8 55 (5.42%) Data Architect
9 39 (3.85%) SQL Developer
10 38 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
11 35 (3.45%) Data Quality Analyst
11 35 (3.45%) Hadoop Engineer
12 32 (3.16%) Data Business Analyst
13 30 (2.96%) Data Consultant
13 30 (2.96%) Migration Analyst
14 28 (2.76%) Data Manager
15 27 (2.66%) Big Data Engineer
15 27 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 27 (2.66%) ETL Developer
16 26 (2.56%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.31%) XML
2 57 (5.62%) Kafka
3 20 (1.97%) .NET
4 19 (1.87%) JSON
5 17 (1.68%) Web Services
6 15 (1.48%) Natural Language Processing
7 14 (1.38%) HTML
8 11 (1.08%) CSS
8 11 (1.08%) LDAP
8 11 (1.08%) REST
9 9 (0.89%) Ajax
9 9 (0.89%) Middleware
9 9 (0.89%) RESTful
10 8 (0.79%) XHTML
11 7 (0.69%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.69%) Gherkin
11 7 (0.69%) SailPoint
12 6 (0.59%) OAuth
12 6 (0.59%) SAML
12 6 (0.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 214 (21.10%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.10%) Reference Data
3 69 (6.80%) Management Information System
4 51 (5.03%) Data Structures
5 28 (2.76%) NHS
6 27 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.37%) Algorithms
8 22 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.87%) Taxonomies
10 17 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.48%) Fixed Income
12 13 (1.28%) Credit Risk
12 13 (1.28%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.08%) CMDB
13 11 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.99%) Derivative
15 8 (0.79%) User Experience
15 8 (0.79%) Wiki
16 6 (0.59%) Linked Data
16 6 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (5.42%) Linux
2 42 (4.14%) Unix
3 22 (2.17%) Windows
4 14 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.69%) Solaris
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.099%) CentOS
8 1 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (24.26%) ETL
2 229 (22.58%) Data Modelling
3 216 (21.30%) Migration
4 212 (20.91%) Data Management
5 211 (20.81%) Business Intelligence
6 203 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
7 201 (19.82%) Data Analysis
8 196 (19.33%) Analytics
9 189 (18.64%) Data Migration
10 149 (14.69%) Data Governance
11 117 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
12 108 (10.65%) Data Integration
13 99 (9.76%) Data Architecture
14 93 (9.17%) Data Science
15 90 (8.88%) Project Management
16 86 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 74 (7.30%) Master Data Management
18 70 (6.90%) Data Mapping
19 67 (6.61%) Business Analysis
20 65 (6.41%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 440 (43.39%) SQL
2 76 (7.50%) Python
3 65 (6.41%) T-SQL
4 45 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 45 (4.44%) R
5 42 (4.14%) C#
6 40 (3.94%) Java
7 31 (3.06%) VBA
8 30 (2.96%) JavaScript
9 20 (1.97%) Scala
10 19 (1.87%) MATLAB
11 18 (1.78%) C++
12 15 (1.48%) Ruby
13 11 (1.08%) VB
14 8 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.79%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.59%) C
17 5 (0.49%) ABAP
17 5 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (7.89%) Degree
2 60 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 48 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.28%) PhD
5 12 (1.18%) ISEB
6 10 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.69%) CISM
9 7 (0.69%) CISSP
10 6 (0.59%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (0.49%) CISMP
11 5 (0.49%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (9.86%) QA
2 42 (4.14%) GDPR
3 41 (4.04%) SLA
4 15 (1.48%) PMO
5 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.39%) HL7
6 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.30%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.20%) IFRS
9 1 (0.099%) CDISC
9 1 (0.099%) GCP
9 1 (0.099%) GxP
9 1 (0.099%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.099%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.099%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.58%) Apache Flume
1 16 (1.58%) HDFS
2 13 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.39%) Docker
5 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.099%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.099%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (4.34%) Oozie
2 8 (0.79%) Ambari
2 8 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (0.79%) Terraform
3 7 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (0.59%) Ansible
4 6 (0.59%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.39%) OpenView
5 4 (0.39%) OVSD
6 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.20%) Consul
7 2 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.20%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.20%) Kibana
7 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.20%) Nagios
7 2 (0.20%) Packer
8 1 (0.099%) logstash
Vendors
1 162 (15.98%) Oracle
2 137 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 113 (11.14%) SAP
4 49 (4.83%) Tableau
5 42 (4.14%) Talend
6 31 (3.06%) Teradata
7 30 (2.96%) Informatica
8 22 (2.17%) Ab Initio
8 22 (2.17%) Remedy
9 21 (2.07%) Workday
10 20 (1.97%) Hortonworks
10 20 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.58%) IBM
12 15 (1.48%) Cloudera
13 14 (1.38%) CA
14 11 (1.08%) Cognos
14 11 (1.08%) HP
14 11 (1.08%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.89%) Google
15 9 (0.89%) MuleSoft