Period
to 23 October 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 255 252 233
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 +37
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 861 1,089 1,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.05% 1.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.74% 9.61% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 735 746
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £298 £275 £263
90th Percentile £636 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £432
% change year-on-year - +4.16% +1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 24
UK median hourly rate £27.94 £20.59 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.73% +0.11% +58.17%
10th Percentile £14.86 £11.55 £11.93
90th Percentile £73.75 £35.00 £60.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.97 £20.09 £19.00
% change year-on-year +94.03% +5.71% +46.15%

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 8,840 11,328 12,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.44% 10.95% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,514 7,163 8,161
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £227 £250 £256
90th Percentile £637 £625 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 401 363
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +10.00% -13.67%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.11 £10.60
90th Percentile £56.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.29% +8.80% -20.00%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -12 784 £473 -0.53% 217
UK excluding London -2 479 £450 - 141
London +19 369 £489 +0.77% 88
South East -1 166 £488 +8.33% 41
North of England +24 101 £410 -8.89% 36
Scotland +34 58 £450 +9.09% 7
South West -21 54 £534 +10.00% 12
North West +23 49 £344 -34.52% 16
East of England +11 49 £388 -10.66% 20
Yorkshire +15 41 £410 -13.68% 18
Midlands +12 41 £400 -1.54% 20
West Midlands +16 38 £413 +10.00% 13
North East +21 11 £511 -9.11% 2
Northern Ireland +11 9 £475 +18.75% 2
East Midlands +5 3 £170 -62.22% 6
Wales +11 1 £375 -32.74% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 329 (38.21%) SQL
2 263 (30.55%) Data Modelling
3 221 (25.67%) Finance
4 220 (25.55%) Business Intelligence
5 205 (23.81%) Data Management
6 196 (22.76%) Data Warehouse
6 196 (22.76%) Analytics
7 192 (22.30%) ETL
7 192 (22.30%) Migration
8 178 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
9 166 (19.28%) Data Governance
9 166 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
10 160 (18.58%) Data Analysis
11 147 (17.07%) Data Migration
12 138 (16.03%) Microsoft
13 130 (15.10%) Data Integration
14 126 (14.63%) Data Architecture
15 123 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
16 116 (13.47%) Oracle
17 108 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 104 (12.08%) Power Platform
19 98 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
20 97 (11.27%) Power BI
21 94 (10.92%) Data Science
22 93 (10.80%) Security Cleared
23 85 (9.87%) Python
24 81 (9.41%) SQL Server
24 81 (9.41%) Big Data
25 79 (9.18%) Master Data Management
25 79 (9.18%) Visualisation

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 40 (4.65%) Apache Spark
2 35 (4.07%) SAS
3 22 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.51%) Confluence
5 6 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.35%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.35%) CMS
8 2 (0.23%) Apache
8 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.12%) ArcSDE
9 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.12%) JBoss
9 1 (0.12%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 123 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.35%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.12%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 28 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.79%) SAP MDG
3 15 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (1.16%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.58%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.46%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle AML
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.23%) Primavera
9 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.23%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 104 (12.08%) Power Platform
2 74 (8.59%) Azure
3 37 (4.30%) AWS
4 33 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
5 25 (2.90%) GCP
5 25 (2.90%) Serverless
6 24 (2.79%) SaaS
7 23 (2.67%) PaaS
8 18 (2.09%) IaaS
9 17 (1.97%) iPaaS
10 14 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Flow
12 8 (0.93%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (0.81%) Force.com
14 6 (0.70%) GitHub
15 5 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.39%) FTP
2 4 (0.46%) Intranet
3 3 (0.35%) Firewall
3 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.23%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.23%) Skype
4 2 (0.23%) WebEx
5 1 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.12%) HTTP
5 1 (0.12%) Internet
5 1 (0.12%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.12%) LAN
5 1 (0.12%) SAN
5 1 (0.12%) VLAN
5 1 (0.12%) WAN
5 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.12%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (22.76%) Data Warehouse
2 97 (11.27%) Power BI
3 81 (9.41%) Big Data
3 81 (9.41%) SQL Server
4 76 (8.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 65 (7.55%) Data Lake
6 62 (7.20%) Hadoop
7 53 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (4.18%) Apache Hive
9 27 (3.14%) Relational Database
10 26 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (2.79%) QlikView
12 23 (2.67%) NoSQL
12 23 (2.67%) Star Schema
13 22 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
13 22 (2.56%) Data Mart
13 22 (2.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 22 (2.56%) Oracle Database
14 19 (2.21%) Cosmos DB
14 19 (2.21%) Impala
Development Applications
1 23 (2.67%) JIRA
2 15 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.93%) ERwin
5 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.58%) ER Studio
6 5 (0.58%) PowerDesigner
6 5 (0.58%) Selenium
6 5 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.46%) MagicDraw
7 4 (0.46%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.35%) JUnit
8 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.23%) GitLab
General
1 221 (25.67%) Finance
2 53 (6.16%) Public Sector
3 51 (5.92%) Banking
4 36 (4.18%) Marketing
5 30 (3.48%) Retail
6 22 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.44%) Legal
8 16 (1.86%) Advertising
9 15 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.51%) Law
11 9 (1.05%) Front Office
12 8 (0.93%) Electronics
13 7 (0.81%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.46%) Back Office
14 4 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.35%) Billing
16 2 (0.23%) Automotive
16 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 289 (33.57%) Analyst
2 200 (23.23%) Data Analyst
3 130 (15.10%) Developer
4 128 (14.87%) Architect
5 74 (8.59%) Data Architect
6 50 (5.81%) Data Engineer
7 43 (4.99%) Consultant
8 41 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 33 (3.83%) Data Manager
10 31 (3.60%) SQL Developer
11 28 (3.25%) Administrator
12 26 (3.02%) Project Manager
12 26 (3.02%) Technical Architect
13 25 (2.90%) Data Quality Analyst
13 25 (2.90%) Quality Analyst
14 24 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 24 (2.79%) SQL Analyst
15 21 (2.44%) ETL Developer
16 19 (2.21%) Business Data Analyst
16 19 (2.21%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.18%) Kafka
2 35 (4.07%) XML
3 28 (3.25%) Web Services
4 22 (2.56%) REST
5 21 (2.44%) SOAP
6 12 (1.39%) XML Schema
7 10 (1.16%) .NET
7 10 (1.16%) HTML
7 10 (1.16%) Middleware
8 9 (1.05%) JSON
9 8 (0.93%) Pandas
10 7 (0.81%) RESTful
11 6 (0.70%) Visualforce
12 5 (0.58%) NumPy
12 5 (0.58%) scikit-learn
12 5 (0.58%) SciPy
13 4 (0.46%) Bokeh
13 4 (0.46%) Keras
13 4 (0.46%) Seaborn
13 4 (0.46%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 166 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (8.59%) Management Information System
3 69 (8.01%) Reference Data
4 33 (3.83%) NHS
5 29 (3.37%) Data Structures
6 27 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.67%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.28%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.28%) User Experience
9 9 (1.05%) CMDB
9 9 (1.05%) Taxonomies
10 8 (0.93%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.81%) Linked Data
12 6 (0.70%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.70%) Reinsurance
12 6 (0.70%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.58%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.46%) Equities
14 4 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (3.72%) Linux
2 17 (1.97%) Windows
3 13 (1.51%) Unix
4 3 (0.35%) AIX
5 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.12%) VMS
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (30.55%) Data Modelling
2 220 (25.55%) Business Intelligence
3 205 (23.81%) Data Management
4 196 (22.76%) Analytics
5 192 (22.30%) ETL
5 192 (22.30%) Migration
6 178 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (19.28%) Data Governance
8 160 (18.58%) Data Analysis
9 147 (17.07%) Data Migration
10 130 (15.10%) Data Integration
11 126 (14.63%) Data Architecture
12 108 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 98 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
14 94 (10.92%) Data Science
15 79 (9.18%) Master Data Management
15 79 (9.18%) Visualisation
16 78 (9.06%) Logical Data Model
17 68 (7.90%) Machine Learning
17 68 (7.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 329 (38.21%) SQL
2 85 (9.87%) Python
3 47 (5.46%) T-SQL
4 38 (4.41%) PL/SQL
5 35 (4.07%) R
6 31 (3.60%) C#
7 26 (3.02%) JavaScript
8 24 (2.79%) Java
9 14 (1.63%) Scala
10 13 (1.51%) VBA
11 10 (1.16%) MATLAB
12 8 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.81%) Perl
14 6 (0.70%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.70%) Go
15 4 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.35%) HiveQL
16 3 (0.35%) VB
17 2 (0.23%) ABAP
17 2 (0.23%) Rust
Qualifications
1 93 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 74 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 61 (7.08%) Degree
4 13 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.93%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.81%) PMP
8 6 (0.70%) ISEB
8 6 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.58%) PhD
10 4 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.12%) ACCA
12 1 (0.12%) CIMA
12 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.12%) MCP
12 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.23%) QA
2 25 (2.90%) GDPR
3 11 (1.28%) PMO
4 4 (0.46%) SLA
5 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.35%) MiFID
6 2 (0.23%) EMIR
6 2 (0.23%) IFRS
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Basel III
7 1 (0.12%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 20 (2.32%) Docker
2 10 (1.16%) HDFS
3 7 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.23%) NDS
4 2 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) NFS
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (2.09%) Oozie
2 8 (0.93%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.70%) Ansible
3 6 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.58%) Terraform
5 3 (0.35%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.23%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.23%) SCCM
6 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.12%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 138 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 116 (13.47%) Oracle
3 78 (9.06%) SAP
4 75 (8.71%) Tableau
5 56 (6.50%) Informatica
6 28 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (3.14%) Alteryx
8 26 (3.02%) IBM
9 24 (2.79%) Databricks
9 24 (2.79%) Teradata
10 21 (2.44%) Google
10 21 (2.44%) ServiceNow
11 20 (2.32%) Talend
12 17 (1.97%) HP
13 14 (1.63%) Remedy
14 12 (1.39%) Citrix
15 11 (1.28%) Hyperion
16 9 (1.05%) DataFlux
17 8 (0.93%) BiZZdesign
17 8 (0.93%) MuleSoft