Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 263 204
Rank change year-on-year +36 -59 +9
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1136 1049 1381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.00% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.14% 8.68% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 689 957
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.02%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £258
90th Percentile £638 £650 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 24
UK median hourly rate £20.56 £13.00 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.17% -15.50% -14.53%
10th Percentile £11.93 £7.75 £8.95
90th Percentile £60.70 £33.75 £26.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year +46.15% -5.11% -23.89%

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 12432 12085 13545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.41% 11.47% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8153 7807 8654
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £631 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 445 468
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.96% +10.51%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 +33 1053 £460 +2.22% 80
UK excluding London +43 576 £432 +1.65% 45
London +28 541 £475 - 36
South East -24 145 £425 - 8
North of England +92 143 £489 +18.13% 14
Midlands +2 99 £400 - 10
Yorkshire +45 76 £520 +22.35% 10
West Midlands +18 65 £400 +2.89% 5
North West +36 62 £550 +36.65% 3
East of England -17 61 £438 +2.94% 5
Scotland +42 59 £400 - 1
South West +24 58 £470 +10.59% 6
East Midlands -10 34 £419 -11.84% 5
North East +85 15 £610 +52.50% 1
Wales +8 10 £433 -3.89% 1
Northern Ireland -51 5 £463 +32.14%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 448 (39.44%) SQL
2 359 (31.60%) Data Modelling
3 283 (24.91%) Finance
4 282 (24.82%) ETL
5 259 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
6 256 (22.54%) Migration
7 252 (22.18%) Business Intelligence
8 237 (20.86%) Data Management
9 224 (19.72%) Data Analysis
10 222 (19.54%) Data Warehouse
11 220 (19.37%) Data Migration
12 209 (18.40%) Analytics
13 208 (18.31%) SQL Server
14 203 (17.87%) Analytical Skills
15 162 (14.26%) Oracle
16 156 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
17 154 (13.56%) Data Integration
18 146 (12.85%) Data Governance
19 142 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
20 133 (11.71%) Security Cleared
20 133 (11.71%) Microsoft
21 123 (10.83%) Big Data
22 121 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
23 119 (10.48%) SAP
24 115 (10.12%) Data Architecture
25 107 (9.42%) Relational Database
26 104 (9.15%) Project Management
27 98 (8.63%) Banking
28 89 (7.83%) Validation
29 88 (7.75%) Degree

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 61 (5.37%) SAS
2 34 (2.99%) Apache Spark
3 26 (2.29%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.76%) Apache
5 11 (0.97%) JBoss
6 9 (0.79%) Apache Pig
6 9 (0.79%) Confluence
6 9 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.18%) CMS
9 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.18%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.088%) Documentum
10 1 (0.088%) IIS
Applications
1 156 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (3.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.70%) SPSS
6 5 (0.44%) Stata
7 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.088%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 16 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.97%) Maximo
2 11 (0.97%) SAP MM
3 8 (0.70%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.70%) SAP IS-U
3 8 (0.70%) SAP MDM
3 8 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.62%) FastStats
4 7 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.62%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.62%) SAP PM
5 6 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.44%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.35%) iTrent
7 4 (0.35%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.26%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.70%) Office 365
4 6 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (0.53%) SaaS
4 6 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.44%) GitHub
6 3 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.26%) Trello
7 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.088%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.088%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.088%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.088%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.94%) SMS
2 7 (0.62%) Internet
3 6 (0.53%) Intranet
4 5 (0.44%) FTP
4 5 (0.44%) GSM
4 5 (0.44%) HTTP
5 4 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.35%) VLAN
6 3 (0.26%) BGP
6 3 (0.26%) DHCP
6 3 (0.26%) DNS
6 3 (0.26%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.26%) IPsec
6 3 (0.26%) LDAP
6 3 (0.26%) MPLS
6 3 (0.26%) OSPF
6 3 (0.26%) SSL
6 3 (0.26%) VPN
6 3 (0.26%) WAN
6 3 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (19.54%) Data Warehouse
2 208 (18.31%) SQL Server
3 123 (10.83%) Big Data
4 107 (9.42%) Relational Database
5 87 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (7.04%) Hadoop
7 62 (5.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (4.31%) NoSQL
9 48 (4.23%) QlikView
10 47 (4.14%) BusinessObjects
11 44 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 40 (3.52%) HBase
13 38 (3.35%) Power BI
14 36 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
15 31 (2.73%) DB2
15 31 (2.73%) RDBMS
16 28 (2.46%) Apache Hive
17 27 (2.38%) Data Mining
17 27 (2.38%) MongoDB
18 26 (2.29%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 53 (4.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 38 (3.35%) JIRA
3 31 (2.73%) ERwin
4 21 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.32%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.79%) PowerDesigner
9 7 (0.62%) LSMW
10 5 (0.44%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.35%) Selenium
11 4 (0.35%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.35%) Toad
12 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.18%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.18%) JMeter
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 283 (24.91%) Finance
2 98 (8.63%) Banking
3 53 (4.67%) Marketing
4 43 (3.79%) Retail
5 34 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 29 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.20%) Legal
9 21 (1.85%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.76%) Front Office
11 14 (1.23%) Electronics
12 13 (1.14%) Retail Banking
13 12 (1.06%) Publishing
14 10 (0.88%) French Language
14 10 (0.88%) German Language
15 9 (0.79%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.70%) Back Office
17 5 (0.44%) Billing
17 5 (0.44%) Law
17 5 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 416 (36.62%) Analyst
2 250 (22.01%) Data Analyst
3 177 (15.58%) Architect
4 158 (13.91%) Developer
5 120 (10.56%) Data Architect
6 99 (8.71%) Business Analyst
7 89 (7.83%) Consultant
8 44 (3.87%) Data Quality Analyst
9 36 (3.17%) SQL Developer
10 34 (2.99%) Data Engineer
11 33 (2.90%) Quality Analyst
11 33 (2.90%) SQL Analyst
12 30 (2.64%) Data Business Analyst
13 29 (2.55%) Project Manager
13 29 (2.55%) Technical Architect
14 28 (2.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 28 (2.46%) Data Consultant
14 28 (2.46%) Data Manager
15 27 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
16 26 (2.29%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (7.22%) XML
2 37 (3.26%) JSON
3 34 (2.99%) REST
4 23 (2.02%) Kafka
5 19 (1.67%) JMS
6 17 (1.50%) Web Services
7 16 (1.41%) .NET
8 14 (1.23%) RESTful
9 9 (0.79%) D3.js
9 9 (0.79%) EDI
9 9 (0.79%) Node.js
10 8 (0.70%) HTML
10 8 (0.70%) SOAP
11 7 (0.62%) jQuery
11 7 (0.62%) Visualforce
12 6 (0.53%) MDX
13 5 (0.44%) IBM Integration Bus
13 5 (0.44%) J2EE
13 5 (0.44%) Pandas
13 5 (0.44%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 203 (17.87%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.66%) Management Information System
3 86 (7.57%) Data Structures
4 78 (6.87%) Reference Data
5 30 (2.64%) NHS
6 23 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.32%) Taxonomies
10 14 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (1.14%) Credit Risk
11 13 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.06%) Market Risk
12 12 (1.06%) User Experience
13 10 (0.88%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.88%) FMCG
13 10 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (0.79%) Derivative
15 7 (0.62%) Life Science
15 7 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (3.08%) Linux
2 29 (2.55%) Unix
3 25 (2.20%) Windows
4 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.18%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.088%) AIX
6 1 (0.088%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (31.60%) Data Modelling
2 282 (24.82%) ETL
3 259 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
4 256 (22.54%) Migration
5 252 (22.18%) Business Intelligence
6 237 (20.86%) Data Management
7 224 (19.72%) Data Analysis
8 220 (19.37%) Data Migration
9 209 (18.40%) Analytics
10 154 (13.56%) Data Integration
11 146 (12.85%) Data Governance
12 142 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
13 121 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 115 (10.12%) Data Architecture
15 104 (9.15%) Project Management
16 89 (7.83%) Validation
17 76 (6.69%) Visualisation
18 73 (6.43%) Business Analysis
19 68 (5.99%) User Acceptance Testing
20 62 (5.46%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 448 (39.44%) SQL
2 73 (6.43%) T-SQL
3 61 (5.37%) Python
4 55 (4.84%) Java
5 40 (3.52%) PL/SQL
6 33 (2.90%) R
7 23 (2.02%) Scala
7 23 (2.02%) VBA
8 22 (1.94%) C#
9 21 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 15 (1.32%) VBScript
11 14 (1.23%) AWK
11 14 (1.23%) SAS Macro
11 14 (1.23%) sed
12 11 (0.97%) VB
13 10 (0.88%) C
14 8 (0.70%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.62%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 133 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 88 (7.75%) Degree
3 87 (7.66%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.58%) ISEB
6 12 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.70%) PMP
8 7 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.26%) CIMA
11 3 (0.26%) IIBA
11 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.18%) CCNA
12 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.18%) CISSP
12 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.90%) QA
2 65 (5.72%) GDPR
3 21 (1.85%) PMO
4 14 (1.23%) SLA
5 11 (0.97%) MiFID
5 11 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.88%) GxP
7 9 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.53%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.44%) Basel II
9 5 (0.44%) HL7
9 5 (0.44%) IFRS
9 5 (0.44%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.26%) COBIT
11 3 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.18%) CDISC
12 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (1.06%) Docker
2 8 (0.70%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.44%) HDFS
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.26%) NFS
5 3 (0.26%) Openswan
5 3 (0.26%) pfSense
6 1 (0.088%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.088%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.70%) Oracle EDQ
3 7 (0.62%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle Flashback
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.44%) Terraform
5 3 (0.26%) Puppet
5 3 (0.26%) SCCM
5 3 (0.26%) SCOM
6 2 (0.18%) MOM
6 2 (0.18%) Oozie
6 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.088%) Ansible
7 1 (0.088%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.088%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 162 (14.26%) Oracle
2 133 (11.71%) Microsoft
3 119 (10.48%) SAP
4 74 (6.51%) Informatica
5 60 (5.28%) Tableau
6 58 (5.11%) IBM
7 53 (4.67%) Talend
8 35 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (2.99%) Teradata
10 21 (1.85%) Greenplum
11 20 (1.76%) Cloudera
12 14 (1.23%) MapR
12 14 (1.23%) Trillium
13 13 (1.14%) Cognos
13 13 (1.14%) Sybase
14 12 (1.06%) DataFlux
15 11 (0.97%) CA
16 10 (0.88%) Google
16 10 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
17 9 (0.79%) Netezza