Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 267 269
Rank change year-on-year +62 +2 -26
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 450 826 1,036
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.00% 1.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.34% 9.48% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 526 690
Median daily rate £500 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - +2.78%
10th Percentile £301 £288 £284
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 31
Median hourly rate £23.43 £28.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.32% +38.31% +3.16%
10th Percentile £14.10 £19.69 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.77 £73.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £50.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -53.15% +146.97% +6.55%

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 3,968 8,712 11,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.78% 10.57% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,347 5,433 7,136
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 381 397
Median hourly rate £26.36 £20.75 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.04% +0.73% +3.00%
10th Percentile £10.82 £11.24 £11.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £48.45
Median hourly rate £22.82 £21.50 £20.04
% change year-on-year +6.14% +7.30% +0.19%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +24 354 £500 +7.82% 54
London +48 192 £525 +5.00% 31
UK excluding London +62 189 £450 - 27
Work from Home -48 111 £525 +5.00% 11
North of England +56 43 £475 +19.12% 7
Scotland +53 41 £475 +5.56% 3
South East +51 38 £463 -2.63% 10
Midlands +71 29 £450 +16.13% 3
West Midlands +60 24 £450 +16.13% 2
North West +45 22 £500 +38.89% 5
Yorkshire +44 21 £270 -30.37% 1
East of England +57 20 £400 +3.23% 2
South West +69 16 £475 -2.56% 1
East Midlands +47 5 - - 1
Wales +38 2 £500 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 166 (36.89%) SQL
2 130 (28.89%) Data Management
3 125 (27.78%) Data Modelling
4 110 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (23.56%) Finance
6 105 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
7 99 (22.00%) Migration
8 96 (21.33%) Azure
9 95 (21.11%) Data Governance
9 95 (21.11%) Microsoft
10 91 (20.22%) Power Platform
11 89 (19.78%) ETL
12 87 (19.33%) Data Warehouse
12 87 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
13 84 (18.67%) Analytics
13 84 (18.67%) Data Migration
14 78 (17.33%) Data Architecture
15 68 (15.11%) Power BI
16 66 (14.67%) Data Analysis
17 63 (14.00%) Oracle
18 61 (13.56%) SQL Server
19 60 (13.33%) Python
20 53 (11.78%) Master Data Management
21 52 (11.56%) SAP
22 51 (11.33%) Big Data
23 48 (10.67%) Security Cleared
23 48 (10.67%) AWS
24 47 (10.44%) Data Integration
24 47 (10.44%) Data Lake
25 46 (10.22%) Validation

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 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.33%) SAS
3 14 (3.11%) Apache
3 14 (3.11%) Confluence
4 12 (2.67%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.33%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.11%) IIS
6 5 (1.11%) Papyrus
7 4 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.22%) CMS
9 1 (0.22%) Tornado
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) Windchill
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (5.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.67%) SAP MDG
3 11 (2.44%) SAP MDG-M
4 9 (2.00%) SAP PM
5 8 (1.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (1.11%) Northgate Housing
6 5 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.89%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.67%) Actimize
8 3 (0.67%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.67%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.67%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.67%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.44%) HFM
9 2 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 96 (21.33%) Azure
2 91 (20.22%) Power Platform
3 48 (10.67%) AWS
4 29 (6.44%) GCP
5 27 (6.00%) Power Automate
6 26 (5.78%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (5.56%) Logic Apps
8 13 (2.89%) PowerApps
9 9 (2.00%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.89%) Datadog
10 4 (0.89%) Office 365
10 4 (0.89%) SaaS
10 4 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.44%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.44%) GitHub
12 2 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.11%) Internet
2 3 (0.67%) DHCP
2 3 (0.67%) DNS
2 3 (0.67%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.44%) Firewall
3 2 (0.44%) VLAN
3 2 (0.44%) VPN
3 2 (0.44%) VXLAN
4 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (19.33%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (15.11%) Power BI
3 61 (13.56%) SQL Server
4 51 (11.33%) Big Data
5 47 (10.44%) Data Lake
6 42 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (8.44%) Relational Database
8 30 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (5.56%) Tableau
10 21 (4.67%) QlikView
11 20 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (3.56%) Qlik Sense
12 16 (3.56%) RDBMS
13 14 (3.11%) BigQuery
13 14 (3.11%) Hadoop
14 12 (2.67%) Pentaho
15 10 (2.22%) Bigtable
15 10 (2.22%) Cloud Spanner
15 10 (2.22%) NoSQL
16 9 (2.00%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 19 (4.22%) JIRA
2 15 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 15 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.44%) ERwin
4 10 (2.22%) GitLab
5 8 (1.78%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.11%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.11%) JUnit
7 5 (1.11%) NUnit
8 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.44%) JMeter
9 2 (0.44%) kappa
9 2 (0.44%) Postman
9 2 (0.44%) Selenium
9 2 (0.44%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (23.56%) Finance
2 45 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 33 (7.33%) Banking
4 22 (4.89%) Marketing
5 13 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.22%) Local Government
6 10 (2.22%) Retail
7 8 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.33%) Electronics
9 5 (1.11%) Billing
9 5 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.11%) Publishing
10 4 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.89%) Law
11 3 (0.67%) Front Office
11 3 (0.67%) Games
12 2 (0.44%) German Language
12 2 (0.44%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (26.22%) Analyst
2 78 (17.33%) Architect
3 77 (17.11%) Data Analyst
4 69 (15.33%) Developer
5 61 (13.56%) Data Architect
6 47 (10.44%) Data Engineer
7 34 (7.56%) Consultant
8 24 (5.33%) Business Analyst
8 24 (5.33%) Microsoft Developer
9 21 (4.67%) Data Manager
10 16 (3.56%) Data Modeller
11 12 (2.67%) Administrator
12 11 (2.44%) Data Consultant
12 11 (2.44%) SAP Consultant
13 10 (2.22%) Big Data Engineer
13 10 (2.22%) CRM Developer
13 10 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.22%) SQL Analyst
13 10 (2.22%) Systems Analyst
13 10 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.67%) Web Services
2 11 (2.44%) Web Dynpro
3 9 (2.00%) Apache Beam
4 8 (1.78%) Kafka
5 7 (1.56%) XML
6 5 (1.11%) HTML
6 5 (1.11%) LDAP
6 5 (1.11%) OAuth
6 5 (1.11%) OpenID
6 5 (1.11%) SAML
7 4 (0.89%) gRPC
7 4 (0.89%) Middleware
7 4 (0.89%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.67%) Protocol Buffers
9 2 (0.44%) .NET
9 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.44%) Flask
9 2 (0.44%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.44%) Itk
9 2 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 87 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.11%) Reference Data
3 24 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (3.33%) NHS
6 14 (3.11%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.33%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.33%) Derivative
8 6 (1.33%) FMCG
8 6 (1.33%) User Experience
8 6 (1.33%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.11%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.89%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.89%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.67%) CMDB
11 3 (0.67%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.67%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.78%) Linux
2 5 (1.11%) Windows
3 2 (0.44%) Android
3 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.44%) Unix
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (28.89%) Data Management
2 125 (27.78%) Data Modelling
3 110 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
5 99 (22.00%) Migration
6 95 (21.11%) Data Governance
7 89 (19.78%) ETL
8 84 (18.67%) Analytics
8 84 (18.67%) Data Migration
9 78 (17.33%) Data Architecture
10 66 (14.67%) Data Analysis
11 53 (11.78%) Master Data Management
12 47 (10.44%) Data Integration
13 46 (10.22%) Validation
14 43 (9.56%) CRM
15 39 (8.67%) Data Cleansing
16 37 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (8.22%) Requirements Gathering
17 35 (7.78%) Business Analysis
18 34 (7.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 166 (36.89%) SQL
2 60 (13.33%) Python
3 36 (8.00%) Java
4 33 (7.33%) JavaScript
5 29 (6.44%) C#
6 26 (5.78%) T-SQL
7 17 (3.78%) R
8 11 (2.44%) ABAP
9 9 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.00%) C
10 6 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.33%) Scala
10 6 (1.33%) VB
10 6 (1.33%) VBA
11 4 (0.89%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.89%) C++
12 3 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.44%) ANSI SQL
13 2 (0.44%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 48 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.33%) Degree
4 8 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.44%) ISEB
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.44%) MCAD
9 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.22%) ECDL
9 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.00%) GDPR
1 18 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.22%) COREP
4 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) FINREP
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.33%) HDFS
3 5 (1.11%) Docker
3 5 (1.11%) NDS
3 5 (1.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 3 (0.67%) SCCM
4 2 (0.44%) Ansible
4 2 (0.44%) Grafana
4 2 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EDQ
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 95 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 63 (14.00%) Oracle
3 52 (11.56%) SAP
4 34 (7.56%) Informatica
5 23 (5.11%) Google
6 22 (4.89%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (3.78%) Databricks
8 14 (3.11%) Talend
9 13 (2.89%) Ariba
10 9 (2.00%) Sparx
11 8 (1.78%) Alteryx
12 5 (1.11%) Adobe
12 5 (1.11%) IBM
12 5 (1.11%) NetIQ
12 5 (1.11%) Northgate
12 5 (1.11%) Novell
13 4 (0.89%) BiZZdesign
13 4 (0.89%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.89%) mParticle
13 4 (0.89%) MuleSoft