Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 218 258 254
Rank change year-on-year +40 -4 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 361 909 1,130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.03% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.65% 9.99% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 554 766
Median daily rate £500 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £286
90th Percentile £650 £636 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.00% +3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £27.97 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.24% +25.71% +17.11%
10th Percentile £15.97 £14.15 £13.33
90th Percentile £42.69 £73.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.57 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -31.43% +36.36% +15.79%

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 3,100 9,101 11,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.43% 10.30% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,811 5,581 7,270
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £254
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £422 £410
% change year-on-year +0.65% +2.99% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 412 399
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.42 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.41% -0.40% -1.83%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.94 £55.00 £50.02
Median hourly rate £23.22 £25.12 £20.60
% change year-on-year -7.58% +21.94% +3.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 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 +42 299 £525 +11.70% 66
London +62 169 £525 +9.38% 32
UK excluding London +59 164 £475 +11.11% 42
Work from Home -24 53 £538 +7.50% 10
Scotland +50 40 £475 +5.56% 7
South East +81 36 £525 +7.69% 7
North of England +57 26 £390 -4.88% 9
Midlands +89 25 £450 +12.50% 9
East of England +72 22 £400 -5.33% 1
West Midlands +61 21 £450 +16.88% 6
South West +79 14 £525 +10.82% 7
Yorkshire +49 13 £383 -6.71% 4
North West +46 13 £500 +41.84% 3
East Midlands +61 4 - - 3
Wales +42 2 £396 +5.59% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 138 (38.23%) SQL
2 100 (27.70%) Data Modelling
3 93 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (24.65%) Migration
5 87 (24.10%) Finance
6 81 (22.44%) Data Governance
7 80 (22.16%) Data Management
8 77 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
9 75 (20.78%) Microsoft
9 75 (20.78%) Analytics
10 74 (20.50%) Data Migration
11 69 (19.11%) Azure
11 69 (19.11%) Power Platform
12 68 (18.84%) ETL
13 61 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
14 60 (16.62%) Data Analysis
15 59 (16.34%) Data Warehouse
16 53 (14.68%) Python
17 51 (14.13%) Relational Database
18 50 (13.85%) Oracle
19 46 (12.74%) Microsoft Excel
19 46 (12.74%) Power BI
20 45 (12.47%) Data Architecture
21 43 (11.91%) SQL Server
21 43 (11.91%) Data Cleansing
22 42 (11.63%) Master Data Management
23 40 (11.08%) Java
24 38 (10.53%) Data Lake
25 37 (10.25%) Public Sector
26 36 (9.97%) AWS

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 21 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.60%) Confluence
3 8 (2.22%) Apache
4 7 (1.94%) SAS
5 5 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.39%) ArcGIS
6 4 (1.11%) IIS
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.28%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.28%) Mule
8 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.28%) Papyrus
8 1 (0.28%) WildFly
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (12.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (4.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.55%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (7.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.39%) Northgate Housing
3 5 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.11%) SAP MDG
4 4 (1.11%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.83%) Actimize
5 3 (0.83%) SAP MDG-M
5 3 (0.83%) SAP PM
5 3 (0.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.83%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle AML
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 69 (19.11%) Azure
1 69 (19.11%) Power Platform
2 36 (9.97%) AWS
3 28 (7.76%) Power Automate
4 27 (7.48%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (7.20%) Logic Apps
6 13 (3.60%) PowerApps
7 12 (3.32%) GCP
8 9 (2.49%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.11%) Datadog
9 4 (1.11%) Office 365
10 3 (0.83%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.83%) SaaS
11 2 (0.55%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.55%) G Suite
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.28%) Boomi
12 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.83%) DHCP
1 3 (0.83%) DNS
2 1 (0.28%) Internet
2 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.34%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (14.13%) Relational Database
3 46 (12.74%) Power BI
4 43 (11.91%) SQL Server
5 38 (10.53%) Data Lake
6 29 (8.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (6.65%) Big Data
9 20 (5.54%) RDBMS
10 18 (4.99%) MS Access
11 14 (3.88%) Amazon Aurora
12 13 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (3.05%) NoSQL
13 11 (3.05%) QlikView
14 9 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (2.49%) Hadoop
15 8 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (1.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 7 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (1.94%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (4.99%) JIRA
2 15 (4.16%) TeamCity
2 15 (4.16%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.77%) GitLab
4 8 (2.22%) JUnit
5 7 (1.94%) ERwin
5 7 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.39%) NUnit
7 4 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.55%) JMeter
8 2 (0.55%) LSMW
8 2 (0.55%) Postman
8 2 (0.55%) Selenium
8 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.28%) Maven
9 1 (0.28%) ProC
General
1 87 (24.10%) Finance
2 37 (10.25%) Public Sector
3 24 (6.65%) Banking
4 11 (3.05%) Marketing
5 10 (2.77%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.94%) Local Government
8 6 (1.66%) Law
8 6 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.39%) Billing
9 5 (1.39%) Retail
10 4 (1.11%) Front Office
10 4 (1.11%) Publishing
10 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.83%) Legal
12 2 (0.55%) Electronics
12 2 (0.55%) Games
12 2 (0.55%) German Language
12 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 89 (24.65%) Analyst
2 81 (22.44%) Developer
3 59 (16.34%) Architect
4 49 (13.57%) Data Analyst
5 44 (12.19%) Data Architect
6 26 (7.20%) Data Engineer
7 25 (6.93%) Microsoft Developer
8 23 (6.37%) Business Analyst
8 23 (6.37%) Consultant
9 21 (5.82%) SQL Developer
10 16 (4.43%) Software Engineer
11 14 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (3.60%) AWS Developer
12 13 (3.60%) AWS Software Engineer
12 13 (3.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 12 (3.32%) Data Manager
14 11 (3.05%) Data Consultant
15 10 (2.77%) CRM Developer
15 10 (2.77%) Python Developer
16 9 (2.49%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.09%) Web Services
2 13 (3.60%) gRPC
2 13 (3.60%) Protocol Buffers
3 10 (2.77%) XML
4 6 (1.66%) Kafka
5 5 (1.39%) LDAP
5 5 (1.39%) OAuth
5 5 (1.39%) OpenID
5 5 (1.39%) RESTful
5 5 (1.39%) SAML
6 4 (1.11%) SailPoint
6 4 (1.11%) Spring
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Beam
7 3 (0.83%) JPA
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.83%) pytest
7 3 (0.83%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.83%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (0.55%) JSON
8 2 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.37%) Reference Data
4 19 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.88%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.22%) Credit Risk
6 8 (2.22%) FMCG
6 8 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.94%) User Experience
8 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.39%) Derivative
8 5 (1.39%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.11%) NHS
10 3 (0.83%) CMDB
10 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.83%) Equities
10 3 (0.83%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.83%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.83%) Linux
1 3 (0.83%) Windows
2 2 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.70%) Data Modelling
2 93 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (24.65%) Migration
4 81 (22.44%) Data Governance
5 80 (22.16%) Data Management
6 77 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
7 75 (20.78%) Analytics
8 74 (20.50%) Data Migration
9 68 (18.84%) ETL
10 60 (16.62%) Data Analysis
11 45 (12.47%) Data Architecture
12 43 (11.91%) Data Cleansing
13 42 (11.63%) Master Data Management
14 34 (9.42%) Visualisation
15 33 (9.14%) Test Automation
16 32 (8.86%) CRM
16 32 (8.86%) Validation
17 29 (8.03%) Data Science
17 29 (8.03%) Workflow
18 26 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 138 (38.23%) SQL
2 53 (14.68%) Python
3 40 (11.08%) Java
4 29 (8.03%) C#
4 29 (8.03%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.82%) R
6 12 (3.32%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.22%) VBA
8 6 (1.66%) VB
9 4 (1.11%) ABAP
9 4 (1.11%) C
9 4 (1.11%) Scala
10 3 (0.83%) C++
10 3 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (0.83%) Java 8
11 2 (0.55%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.37%) Degree
4 7 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.55%) ISEB
6 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.55%) MCAD
6 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.28%) CISM
7 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.82%) QA
2 19 (5.26%) GDPR
3 4 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.28%) Basel III
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
4 1 (0.28%) COREP
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) FINREP
4 1 (0.28%) GMP
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.39%) NDS
2 5 (1.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 3 (0.83%) Docker
3 3 (0.83%) HDFS
4 2 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.39%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 3 (0.83%) SCCM
4 2 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) Control-M
5 1 (0.28%) Grafana
5 1 (0.28%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.28%) Kibana
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 75 (20.78%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.85%) Oracle
3 34 (9.42%) SAP
4 22 (6.09%) Tableau
5 18 (4.99%) Informatica
6 13 (3.60%) Databricks
7 12 (3.32%) Google
7 12 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (3.32%) Talend
8 9 (2.49%) Alteryx
9 6 (1.66%) IBM
9 6 (1.66%) Teradata
10 5 (1.39%) NetIQ
10 5 (1.39%) Northgate
10 5 (1.39%) Novell
11 4 (1.11%) ForgeRock
11 4 (1.11%) UiPath
12 3 (0.83%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.83%) Snow
12 3 (0.83%) Sparx