Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 255 202
Rank change year-on-year -2 -53 +16
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,000 953 1,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.00% 1.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.60% 8.59% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 613 904
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
10th Percentile £288 £258 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 30
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -12.00% -22.52%
10th Percentile £14.50 £9.05 £9.38
90th Percentile £60.50 £31.98 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £13.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year +62.26% -29.33% -6.25%

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 13,155 11,088 12,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 11.64% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,606 7,261 8,003
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £259 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 385 454
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -14.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.93 £11.36
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year +6.90% -11.96% +27.50%

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 20 February 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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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 -16 917 £463 +8.82% 214
UK excluding London +11 510 £425 - 127
London -13 469 £500 +11.11% 98
South East -18 130 £425 -1.16% 30
North of England +16 111 £400 -5.88% 38
Midlands -4 93 £436 +9.06% 17
Scotland +32 66 £400 +28.00% 3
West Midlands -5 61 £425 +7.59% 12
South West +19 54 £458 +10.24% 8
Yorkshire -14 52 £429 +0.83% 18
North West +2 50 £420 +5.00% 18
East of England +1 48 £438 -5.41% 23
East Midlands +6 32 £450 -2.70% 5
North East +55 15 £475 +8.57% 2
Wales -14 8 £400 -20.00% 7

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 386 (38.60%) SQL
2 328 (32.80%) Data Modelling
3 273 (27.30%) Finance
4 263 (26.30%) ETL
5 256 (25.60%) Data Management
6 229 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
7 223 (22.30%) Analytical Skills
8 222 (22.20%) Migration
9 213 (21.30%) Analytics
10 178 (17.80%) Data Migration
11 170 (17.00%) Data Warehouse
12 168 (16.80%) Data Governance
13 167 (16.70%) Data Analysis
14 153 (15.30%) Big Data
15 150 (15.00%) Oracle
16 148 (14.80%) SQL Server
17 146 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
18 137 (13.70%) Data Architecture
19 133 (13.30%) Microsoft Excel
20 127 (12.70%) Microsoft
21 125 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
22 118 (11.80%) SAP
23 114 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
24 98 (9.80%) Data Integration
25 95 (9.50%) Banking
26 93 (9.30%) Management Information System
27 92 (9.20%) Relational Database
28 83 (8.30%) Degree
29 82 (8.20%) Visualisation
30 81 (8.10%) Project 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 74 (7.40%) SAS
2 42 (4.20%) Apache Spark
3 32 (3.20%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.90%) Apache
5 8 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
5 8 (0.80%) Confluence
6 7 (0.70%) CMS
7 6 (0.60%) PowerExchange
8 4 (0.40%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.20%) JBoss
9 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.10%) Moodle
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 133 (13.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (3.20%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.80%) SPSS
6 6 (0.60%) EngageOne
7 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.10%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.10%) SAP MM
2 9 (0.90%) Markit EDM
2 9 (0.90%) SAP MDM
3 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.70%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.70%) SAP MDG
5 6 (0.60%) FastStats
5 6 (0.60%) Maximo
5 6 (0.60%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.40%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.40%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.40%) SystmOne
8 3 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.30%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.40%) Trello
4 11 (1.10%) Slack
5 9 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
6 8 (0.80%) Office 365
7 7 (0.70%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.50%) GitHub
9 3 (0.30%) Bluemix
9 3 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.30%) PaaS
9 3 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.20%) SaaS
10 2 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.70%) SMS
2 4 (0.40%) Intranet
3 3 (0.30%) GSM
3 3 (0.30%) VLAN
4 2 (0.20%) FTP
4 2 (0.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.10%) Firewall
5 1 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.10%) Network Security
5 1 (0.10%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.10%) Skype
5 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (17.00%) Data Warehouse
2 153 (15.30%) Big Data
3 148 (14.80%) SQL Server
4 92 (9.20%) Relational Database
5 73 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 64 (6.40%) BusinessObjects
7 63 (6.30%) Hadoop
8 51 (5.10%) QlikView
9 45 (4.50%) Power BI
9 45 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 43 (4.30%) NoSQL
11 42 (4.20%) PowerCenter
12 39 (3.90%) Oracle Database
13 31 (3.10%) Data Mining
14 27 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (2.30%) Apache Hive
15 23 (2.30%) RDBMS
16 20 (2.00%) Star Schema
17 19 (1.90%) SAP Data Services
18 18 (1.80%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 32 (3.20%) ERwin
2 18 (1.80%) PowerDesigner
3 15 (1.50%) JIRA
4 13 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.80%) LSMW
6 5 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.30%) Subversion
9 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.20%) Hudson
9 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.10%) Appium
10 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.10%) GitLab
10 1 (0.10%) Selenium
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 273 (27.30%) Finance
2 95 (9.50%) Banking
3 48 (4.80%) Manufacturing
4 41 (4.10%) Marketing
5 39 (3.90%) Retail
6 34 (3.40%) Legal
7 30 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 25 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.40%) Law
10 13 (1.30%) Publishing
11 11 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.10%) French Language
12 10 (1.00%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.80%) Electronics
15 7 (0.70%) Billing
16 6 (0.60%) Back Office
16 6 (0.60%) Local Government
17 4 (0.40%) Automotive
17 4 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 374 (37.40%) Analyst
2 226 (22.60%) Data Analyst
3 162 (16.20%) Developer
4 155 (15.50%) Architect
5 106 (10.60%) Data Architect
6 85 (8.50%) Business Analyst
7 55 (5.50%) Consultant
8 51 (5.10%) Data Engineer
9 48 (4.80%) Data Quality Analyst
10 43 (4.30%) SQL Developer
11 37 (3.70%) Quality Analyst
12 35 (3.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 33 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 33 (3.30%) SAP Analyst
14 32 (3.20%) Data Manager
15 31 (3.10%) Data Business Analyst
16 30 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
17 28 (2.80%) Project Manager
18 26 (2.60%) ETL Developer
19 25 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.00%) XML
2 40 (4.00%) JSON
3 17 (1.70%) Kafka
4 14 (1.40%) .NET
5 12 (1.20%) HTML
5 12 (1.20%) REST
6 9 (0.90%) Middleware
6 9 (0.90%) Natural Language Processing
6 9 (0.90%) XML Schema
7 8 (0.80%) JMS
7 8 (0.80%) XSD
8 7 (0.70%) J2EE
8 7 (0.70%) MDX
8 7 (0.70%) Web Services
9 5 (0.50%) COM
9 5 (0.50%) D3.js
9 5 (0.50%) RESTful
10 4 (0.40%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.40%) HTML5
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 223 (22.30%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 79 (7.90%) Data Structures
4 66 (6.60%) Reference Data
5 25 (2.50%) NHS
6 21 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.10%) Taxonomies
7 19 (1.90%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.20%) User Experience
9 11 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (1.10%) FMCG
9 11 (1.10%) Life Science
10 10 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.00%) Market Risk
11 7 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.60%) AS400
13 5 (0.50%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.50%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (2.90%) Unix
2 18 (1.80%) Linux
2 18 (1.80%) Windows
3 7 (0.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.10%) Android
5 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (32.80%) Data Modelling
2 263 (26.30%) ETL
3 256 (25.60%) Data Management
4 229 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
5 222 (22.20%) Migration
6 213 (21.30%) Analytics
7 178 (17.80%) Data Migration
8 168 (16.80%) Data Governance
9 167 (16.70%) Data Analysis
10 146 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
11 137 (13.70%) Data Architecture
12 125 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
13 114 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 98 (9.80%) Data Integration
15 82 (8.20%) Visualisation
16 81 (8.10%) Project Management
17 78 (7.80%) Master Data Management
18 68 (6.80%) Data Analytics
19 66 (6.60%) Logical Data Model
20 65 (6.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 386 (38.60%) SQL
2 62 (6.20%) Python
3 47 (4.70%) PL/SQL
3 47 (4.70%) T-SQL
4 46 (4.60%) R
5 42 (4.20%) Java
6 40 (4.00%) VBA
7 27 (2.70%) C#
7 27 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.60%) Scala
9 13 (1.30%) VB
10 10 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.90%) C
12 6 (0.60%) C++
13 5 (0.50%) GraphQL
13 5 (0.50%) Perl
14 4 (0.40%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.40%) Go
15 3 (0.30%) ABAP
15 3 (0.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 83 (8.30%) Degree
2 73 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.80%) PMP
8 6 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.50%) PhD
10 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.20%) ISEB
11 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.10%) NVQ Level 4
12 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.80%) GDPR
2 46 (4.60%) QA
3 18 (1.80%) PMO
4 16 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.00%) GxP
7 8 (0.80%) SLA
8 7 (0.70%) IFRS
9 6 (0.60%) Basel II
9 6 (0.60%) HL7
9 6 (0.60%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.50%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.30%) COBIT
11 3 (0.30%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.30%) MiFID
12 2 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.20%) CDISC
12 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.10%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.10%) FINREP
System Software
1 17 (1.70%) Oracle Clusterware
1 17 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.50%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.50%) HDFS
3 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Firmware
5 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.10%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 17 (1.70%) Data Guard
1 17 (1.70%) Oracle Flashback
1 17 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.40%) MOM
2 4 (0.40%) Oracle EDQ
2 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.30%) Oozie
3 3 (0.30%) SCCM
3 3 (0.30%) SCOM
4 2 (0.20%) Ambari
4 2 (0.20%) Consul
4 2 (0.20%) Packer
4 2 (0.20%) Puppet
4 2 (0.20%) Terraform
5 1 (0.10%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.10%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 150 (15.00%) Oracle
2 127 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 118 (11.80%) SAP
4 80 (8.00%) Informatica
5 63 (6.30%) Tableau
6 39 (3.90%) Teradata
7 36 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (2.20%) IBM
9 20 (2.00%) Talend
10 16 (1.60%) Google
11 15 (1.50%) CA
12 11 (1.10%) DataFlux
13 10 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
14 9 (0.90%) Adobe
14 9 (0.90%) Alteryx
15 7 (0.70%) Cognos
15 7 (0.70%) HP
16 6 (0.60%) Ab Initio
16 6 (0.60%) Hortonworks
17 5 (0.50%) Cloudera