Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 274 292
Rank change year-on-year +85 +18 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 650 616 924
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 0.93% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.46% 9.21% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 419 601
Median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 32
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +1.26% -5.84%
10th Percentile £14.14 £17.83 £11.85
90th Percentile £26.29 £47.15 £26.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.42% +0.30% +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 5,216 6,686 10,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.85% 10.05% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,428 4,252 6,779
Median daily rate £474 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 279 366
Median hourly rate £21.03 £23.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% +13.61% -1.72%
10th Percentile £10.98 £13.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £52.19 £53.00 £47.88
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.65 £20.24
% change year-on-year -7.26% +11.88% -5.86%

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 17 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 2 March 2021. 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 +74 546 £500 +2.04% 103
London +59 285 £500 -4.76% 46
UK excluding London +92 246 £469 +4.17% 65
Work from Home -71 187 £525 +5.00% 15
North of England +69 78 £500 +26.98% 16
South East +56 65 £513 +7.89% 13
North West +42 43 £500 +42.86% 10
Midlands +60 39 £450 -10.00% 10
West Midlands +52 34 £450 -10.00% 5
Yorkshire +50 34 £500 +35.14% 6
South West +54 21 £525 +5.00% 7
Scotland +24 21 £413 -8.33% 8
East of England +32 15 £413 -8.33% 8
Wales - 6 £450 - 2
East Midlands +27 5 £123 -74.21% 5
Northern Ireland +9 2 £406 - 1
North East +18 1 £325 -35.80%

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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.

1 223 (34.31%) SQL
2 210 (32.31%) Data Modelling
3 186 (28.62%) Data Management
4 155 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
4 155 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (23.69%) Finance
6 152 (23.38%) ETL
7 136 (20.92%) Analytics
8 132 (20.31%) Data Governance
9 130 (20.00%) Azure
10 127 (19.54%) Data Architecture
11 123 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
12 122 (18.77%) Migration
13 112 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
14 104 (16.00%) Python
15 97 (14.92%) Data Migration
16 95 (14.62%) Data Analysis
17 87 (13.38%) Oracle
18 86 (13.23%) SQL Server
19 85 (13.08%) Data Integration
19 85 (13.08%) Power BI
19 85 (13.08%) Power Platform
20 81 (12.46%) Security Cleared
21 72 (11.08%) Informatica
22 71 (10.92%) Microsoft
23 70 (10.77%) Master Data Management
24 69 (10.62%) SC Cleared
25 68 (10.46%) AWS
25 68 (10.46%) Requirements Gathering
26 63 (9.69%) Big Data

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 29 (4.46%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.92%) SAS
3 17 (2.62%) Apache
4 14 (2.15%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (0.77%) ArcGIS
5 5 (0.77%) IIS
5 5 (0.77%) Papyrus
6 4 (0.62%) Confluence
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Pulsar
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 58 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (1.54%) SAP MDG
2 9 (1.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (1.23%) SAP MDG-M
4 7 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.92%) SAP PM
6 5 (0.77%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.46%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.31%) HFM
8 2 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.31%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 130 (20.00%) Azure
2 85 (13.08%) Power Platform
3 68 (10.46%) AWS
4 29 (4.46%) GCP
5 17 (2.62%) Azure Data Factory
6 16 (2.46%) Serverless
7 9 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.38%) iPaaS
8 8 (1.23%) PaaS
9 7 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.08%) SaaS
9 7 (1.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.46%) GitHub
12 3 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.31%) Azure Stack
13 2 (0.31%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.38%) Internet
2 3 (0.46%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.31%) DMARC
3 2 (0.31%) DNS
3 2 (0.31%) Firewall
3 2 (0.31%) SMS
3 2 (0.31%) SMTP
3 2 (0.31%) VLAN
3 2 (0.31%) VPN
3 2 (0.31%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
2 86 (13.23%) SQL Server
3 85 (13.08%) Power BI
4 63 (9.69%) Big Data
5 61 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (8.46%) Data Lake
7 47 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (4.92%) Tableau
9 26 (4.00%) QlikView
10 24 (3.69%) Hadoop
11 21 (3.23%) Relational Database
12 20 (3.08%) Qlik Sense
13 19 (2.92%) Data Mining
13 19 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (2.62%) Pentaho
15 16 (2.46%) SAP BW
16 13 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
16 13 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (1.85%) BigQuery
17 12 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (3.23%) ERwin
2 17 (2.62%) JIRA
3 15 (2.31%) PowerDesigner
4 14 (2.15%) kappa
5 13 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (1.23%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.92%) MLflow
7 6 (0.92%) ScriptRunner
8 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.77%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.77%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.62%) Selenium
9 4 (0.62%) Toad
10 3 (0.46%) JUnit
10 3 (0.46%) Mockito
11 2 (0.31%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.31%) ER Studio
11 2 (0.31%) JMeter
11 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
General
1 154 (23.69%) Finance
2 45 (6.92%) Banking
3 44 (6.77%) Public Sector
4 33 (5.08%) Marketing
5 18 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.46%) Retail
7 12 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.54%) Electronics
9 8 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.92%) Games
12 5 (0.77%) Billing
12 5 (0.77%) Law
13 4 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.62%) German Language
13 4 (0.62%) Legal
13 4 (0.62%) Local Government
14 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.46%) French Language
15 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 168 (25.85%) Analyst
2 121 (18.62%) Architect
3 104 (16.00%) Data Analyst
4 97 (14.92%) Data Architect
5 65 (10.00%) Data Engineer
6 61 (9.38%) Developer
7 42 (6.46%) Consultant
8 41 (6.31%) Data Manager
9 29 (4.46%) Data Modeller
10 25 (3.85%) Business Analyst
10 25 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 24 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (2.77%) Enterprise Architect
13 17 (2.62%) Informatica Architect
14 16 (2.46%) Azure Architect
14 16 (2.46%) SQL Analyst
15 15 (2.31%) Administrator
15 15 (2.31%) Data Consultant
15 15 (2.31%) Data Migration Manager
15 15 (2.31%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.54%) Web Services
2 17 (2.62%) React
3 12 (1.85%) Kafka
4 8 (1.23%) Apache Beam
4 8 (1.23%) RESTful
4 8 (1.23%) Web Dynpro
5 7 (1.08%) HTML
5 7 (1.08%) Middleware
5 7 (1.08%) PyTorch
5 7 (1.08%) TensorFlow
6 6 (0.92%) MDX
6 6 (0.92%) Pandas
6 6 (0.92%) XML
7 5 (0.77%) JSON
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.62%) Keras
8 4 (0.62%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (0.62%) NumPy
8 4 (0.62%) REST
8 4 (0.62%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 123 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.62%) Reference Data
3 29 (4.46%) Data Structures
4 25 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.69%) NHS
6 22 (3.38%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.15%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.23%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.08%) Derivative
11 7 (1.08%) Reinsurance
12 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.77%) User Experience
14 4 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
14 4 (0.62%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.62%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.46%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.00%) Linux
2 8 (1.23%) Windows
3 4 (0.62%) Unix
4 3 (0.46%) Android
4 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (32.31%) Data Modelling
2 186 (28.62%) Data Management
3 155 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
4 152 (23.38%) ETL
5 136 (20.92%) Analytics
6 132 (20.31%) Data Governance
7 127 (19.54%) Data Architecture
8 122 (18.77%) Migration
9 97 (14.92%) Data Migration
10 95 (14.62%) Data Analysis
11 85 (13.08%) Data Integration
12 70 (10.77%) Master Data Management
13 68 (10.46%) Requirements Gathering
14 58 (8.92%) Change Management
15 52 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
16 49 (7.54%) Data Science
17 46 (7.08%) Visualisation
18 45 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 45 (6.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 223 (34.31%) SQL
2 104 (16.00%) Python
3 38 (5.85%) T-SQL
4 36 (5.54%) R
5 33 (5.08%) Java
6 28 (4.31%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.46%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.85%) Scala
9 11 (1.69%) C
9 11 (1.69%) VBA
10 9 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.23%) ABAP
12 6 (0.92%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.92%) Java 8
13 5 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.62%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.46%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.46%) SOQL
15 3 (0.46%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.62%) Degree
4 7 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.31%) PMP
8 1 (0.15%) ECDL
8 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.15%) MCAD
8 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.00%) QA
2 24 (3.69%) GDPR
3 8 (1.23%) SLA
4 3 (0.46%) COREP
4 3 (0.46%) FINREP
4 3 (0.46%) PMO
5 2 (0.31%) IFRS
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.92%) HDFS
2 5 (0.77%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.31%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (2.62%) Puppet
2 5 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.31%) Ansible
3 2 (0.31%) Grafana
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.31%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) Control-M
4 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 87 (13.38%) Oracle
2 72 (11.08%) Informatica
3 71 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 56 (8.62%) SAP
5 31 (4.77%) Salesforce.com
6 30 (4.62%) Databricks
7 19 (2.92%) Splunk
8 18 (2.77%) Zscaler
9 17 (2.62%) Google
10 16 (2.46%) BiZZdesign
10 16 (2.46%) Sparx
11 14 (2.15%) Cloudera
11 14 (2.15%) MuleSoft
12 13 (2.00%) VMware
13 10 (1.54%) Ariba
14 9 (1.38%) Adobe
14 9 (1.38%) Alteryx
14 9 (1.38%) IBM
14 9 (1.38%) Talend
15 6 (0.92%) Teradata