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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Quality
UK
Rank 259 201 208
Rank change year-on-year -58 +7  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 409 645 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.21% 1.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.74% 10.86% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 443 338
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £413 £401
% change year-on-year +2.42% +2.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 14
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.20 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.92% -34.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.83 £9.39 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.50 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% -40.00%  

Data Quality is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5281 5938 6277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.16% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3458 3771 3799
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £585 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 200 175
Median hourly rate £19.95 £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.51% +55.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Data Quality as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -50 387 £420 -1.17% 102
London -22 200 £425 -5.55% 53
South East -8 55 £425 -4.49% 13
City of London -4 39 £500 +5.26% 16
West Midlands -11 28 £398 -10.42% 4
South West +20 27 £450 - 7
Yorkshire +10 23 £338 -15.62% 7
Berkshire +18 22 £450 - 5
East of England -11 22 £375 - 5
North West +8 16 £300 -25.00% 6
West Yorkshire +1 16 £378 -8.36% 4
Scotland -8 14 £425 +13.33% 3
Wiltshire +11 13 £430 -4.44% 4
East Midlands -35 11 £400 +23.07% 4
Swindon +7 10 £430 -4.44%
Leeds +1 10 £378 -5.50% 4
Warwickshire -1 9 £390 +4.00%
Edinburgh +4 8 £438 -2.77% 1
Birmingham -7 8 £425 +17.24% 1
Norfolk - 8 £550 - 2
Cardiff +21 7 £500 +53.84%
South Wales +16 7 £500 +53.84%
Wales +8 7 £500 +53.84%
Surrey +8 7 £400 -13.51% 1
Bristol +7 7 £388 - 3
Reading +21 6 £425 -19.04% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £400 -1.53% 1
Docklands, London +2 6 £375 -25.00%
Bracknell -4 6 £600 +20.00%
Essex -7 6 £338 +12.50% 1

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 380 (40.82%) SQL
2 293 (31.47%) Data Modelling
3 260 (27.93%) Data Management
4 256 (27.50%) ETL
5 249 (26.75%) Finance
6 217 (23.31%) Data Warehouse
7 207 (22.23%) Business Intelligence
8 179 (19.23%) Data Analysis
9 154 (16.54%) Migration
10 151 (16.22%) Oracle
11 150 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
12 136 (14.61%) SQL Server
12 136 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
13 130 (13.96%) Data Migration
14 126 (13.53%) Data Governance
14 126 (13.53%) Analytics
15 123 (13.21%) Microsoft
16 107 (11.49%) Degree
17 105 (11.28%) SAP
18 104 (11.17%) Data Architecture
19 99 (10.63%) Management Information System
20 98 (10.53%) Project Management
21 96 (10.31%) MS Excel
22 93 (9.99%) Banking
23 91 (9.77%) Data Cleansing
24 90 (9.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 89 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
26 86 (9.24%) Big Data
27 79 (8.49%) Master Data Management
28 77 (8.27%) Data Structures

Data Quality
Top Related 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 60 (6.44%) SAS
2 19 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.72%) Apache Pig
4 15 (1.61%) Confluence
5 13 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.97%) JBoss
7 7 (0.75%) Apache
7 7 (0.75%) nginx
7 7 (0.75%) PowerExchange
8 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.21%) Drupal
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) CMS
12 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 96 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.08%) MS Office
3 33 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 20 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.86%) MS Project
7 6 (0.64%) SPSS
8 3 (0.32%) Stata
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.54%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.54%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.43%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.32%) HFM
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.32%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.64%) SaaS
4 5 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.43%) Office 365
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.11%) Slack
7 1 (0.11%) Trello
7 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.43%) Firewall
2 3 (0.32%) Broadband
2 3 (0.32%) Intranet
3 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.21%) NGN
3 2 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.11%) FTP
4 1 (0.11%) HTTP
4 1 (0.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (23.31%) Data Warehouse
2 136 (14.61%) SQL Server
3 90 (9.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (9.24%) Big Data
5 75 (8.06%) Hadoop
6 58 (6.23%) Relational Database
6 58 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 52 (5.59%) DB2
8 47 (5.05%) BusinessObjects
9 44 (4.73%) QlikView
10 37 (3.97%) Apache Hive
11 33 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
13 29 (3.11%) Oracle Database
14 28 (3.01%) Data Mining
15 27 (2.90%) OLAP
16 22 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (2.15%) MS Access
17 20 (2.15%) NoSQL
18 18 (1.93%) HBase
Development Applications
1 34 (3.65%) ERwin
2 30 (3.22%) JIRA
3 18 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (1.83%) Talend Open Studio
5 15 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.75%) JMeter
6 7 (0.75%) PowerDesigner
6 7 (0.75%) Selenium
6 7 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.64%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.64%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.43%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.43%) MagicDraw
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.43%) Toad
9 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 249 (26.75%) Finance
2 93 (9.99%) Banking
3 39 (4.19%) Retail
4 33 (3.54%) Marketing
5 23 (2.47%) Legal
6 17 (1.83%) Billing
7 15 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.07%) Front Office
8 10 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.75%) Publishing
11 6 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.54%) Advertising
12 5 (0.54%) French Language
13 4 (0.43%) Electronics
14 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Law
15 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 341 (36.63%) Analyst
2 217 (23.31%) Data Analyst
3 151 (16.22%) Developer
4 120 (12.89%) Architect
5 100 (10.74%) Consultant
5 100 (10.74%) Data Architect
6 65 (6.98%) Business Analyst
7 58 (6.23%) Data Consultant
8 51 (5.48%) Data Quality Analyst
9 46 (4.94%) Quality Analyst
10 39 (4.19%) Data Manager
11 36 (3.87%) SQL Analyst
12 33 (3.54%) Data Business Analyst
12 33 (3.54%) SQL Data Analyst
13 26 (2.79%) Project Manager
14 25 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 24 (2.58%) Data Quality Consultant
16 23 (2.47%) SAP Consultant
17 21 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
17 21 (2.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.22%) XML
2 24 (2.58%) .NET
3 19 (2.04%) Web Services
4 16 (1.72%) REST
5 11 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 10 (1.07%) Kafka
7 9 (0.97%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.75%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (0.64%) Gherkin
9 6 (0.64%) JSON
9 6 (0.64%) MDX
10 5 (0.54%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.54%) HTML
10 5 (0.54%) jQuery
10 5 (0.54%) Lucene
10 5 (0.54%) Node.js
10 5 (0.54%) SOAP
11 4 (0.43%) CSS
11 4 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 136 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (10.63%) Management Information System
3 77 (8.27%) Data Structures
4 49 (5.26%) Reference Data
5 43 (4.62%) NHS
6 27 (2.90%) Credit Risk
7 20 (2.15%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.29%) FMCG
9 12 (1.29%) Social Media
10 10 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
10 10 (1.07%) Market Risk
11 9 (0.97%) Taxonomies
11 9 (0.97%) User Experience
12 8 (0.86%) Replication
13 6 (0.64%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (3.97%) Unix
2 35 (3.76%) Linux
3 17 (1.83%) Windows
4 12 (1.29%) Solaris
5 6 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.21%) AIX
7 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (31.47%) Data Modelling
2 260 (27.93%) Data Management
3 256 (27.50%) ETL
4 207 (22.23%) Business Intelligence
5 179 (19.23%) Data Analysis
6 154 (16.54%) Migration
7 150 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
8 130 (13.96%) Data Migration
9 126 (13.53%) Analytics
9 126 (13.53%) Data Governance
10 104 (11.17%) Data Architecture
11 98 (10.53%) Project Management
12 91 (9.77%) Data Cleansing
13 89 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 79 (8.49%) Master Data Management
15 68 (7.30%) Data Integration
16 57 (6.12%) Data Transformation
17 56 (6.02%) Business Analysis
17 56 (6.02%) Validation
18 55 (5.91%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 380 (40.82%) SQL
2 50 (5.37%) Python
3 45 (4.83%) T-SQL
4 43 (4.62%) Java
5 37 (3.97%) VBA
6 30 (3.22%) R
7 23 (2.47%) PL/SQL
8 22 (2.36%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.40%) C#
10 12 (1.29%) C++
10 12 (1.29%) PHP
11 10 (1.07%) C
12 8 (0.86%) Scala
12 8 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (0.54%) Perl
14 5 (0.54%) VB
15 4 (0.43%) ABAP
16 3 (0.32%) Ruby
17 2 (0.21%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 107 (11.49%) Degree
2 60 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 40 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.43%) CLAS
8 4 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.43%) ISEB
8 4 (0.43%) PMP
9 3 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.21%) CFA
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CIMA
11 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.48%) QA
2 19 (2.04%) Solvency II
3 8 (0.86%) GDPR
3 8 (0.86%) IFRS
3 8 (0.86%) PMO
4 6 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.64%) MiFID
5 5 (0.54%) SLA
6 4 (0.43%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) EMIR
8 1 (0.11%) GMP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 9 (0.97%) Docker
2 7 (0.75%) Corosync
2 7 (0.75%) Squid
3 6 (0.64%) HDFS
4 5 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (0.86%) Puppet
2 7 (0.75%) Pacemaker
3 6 (0.64%) Control-M
4 4 (0.43%) Ambari
4 4 (0.43%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.32%) Ansible
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.32%) Oozie
5 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.11%) Netcool
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 151 (16.22%) Oracle
2 123 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 105 (11.28%) SAP
4 61 (6.55%) Tableau
5 56 (6.02%) Informatica
6 46 (4.94%) Teradata
7 38 (4.08%) IBM
8 27 (2.90%) Sybase
9 21 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (2.04%) Netezza
11 18 (1.93%) MicroStrategy
12 17 (1.83%) Talend
13 16 (1.72%) Cognos
13 16 (1.72%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.61%) Splunk
15 14 (1.50%) Cloudera
16 13 (1.40%) Ab Initio
16 13 (1.40%) MapR
17 12 (1.29%) Nuix
17 12 (1.29%) SolarWinds
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