Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 260 211
Rank change year-on-year +23 -49 0
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1150 1060 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.01% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.75% 8.86% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 706 907
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.83%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £259
90th Percentile £638 £650 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 42 27
UK median hourly rate £19.63 £13.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.11% -32.05% +8.33%
10th Percentile £13.50 £9.19 £9.40
90th Percentile £61.00 £38.00 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +46.15% -33.33% +11.43%

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 13142 11970 13354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 11.35% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8585 7804 8430
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £228
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 421 473
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +16.88%
10th Percentile £11.49 £10.80 £11.54
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +12.82%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +22 1072 £463 +2.78% 89
UK excluding London +49 582 £432 +1.65% 48
London -6 547 £475 - 43
South East +3 162 £425 - 12
North of England +74 127 £499 +15.65% 14
Midlands +6 102 £425 +6.25% 9
West Midlands +11 67 £425 +6.25% 6
South West +39 66 £459 +8.00% 4
Yorkshire +31 63 £534 +18.61% 5
East of England -2 60 £450 +5.88% 7
North West +14 57 £600 +41.18% 7
Scotland +29 56 £400 - 2
East Midlands -6 35 £413 -13.16% 3
North East +79 19 £610 +52.50% 2
Wales +18 10 £433 -13.50%
Northern Ireland -49 1 £463 +32.14%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 473 (41.13%) SQL
2 373 (32.43%) Data Modelling
3 286 (24.87%) Finance
4 283 (24.61%) ETL
5 280 (24.35%) Migration
6 270 (23.48%) Business Intelligence
7 241 (20.96%) Data Management
8 240 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
9 235 (20.43%) Data Migration
10 231 (20.09%) Data Analysis
11 218 (18.96%) Analytical Skills
12 203 (17.65%) Analytics
12 203 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
13 193 (16.78%) SQL Server
14 176 (15.30%) Oracle
15 160 (13.91%) Microsoft Excel
16 157 (13.65%) Data Integration
17 156 (13.57%) Data Governance
18 151 (13.13%) Data Cleansing
19 143 (12.43%) Microsoft
20 138 (12.00%) Big Data
21 137 (11.91%) Security Cleared
22 132 (11.48%) Data Architecture
23 127 (11.04%) SAP
24 122 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
25 108 (9.39%) Relational Database
26 104 (9.04%) Project Management
27 102 (8.87%) XML
28 94 (8.17%) Management Information System
29 93 (8.09%) Banking

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 65 (5.65%) SAS
2 36 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.83%) Apache
5 11 (0.96%) JBoss
6 9 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.70%) Confluence
8 6 (0.52%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.35%) CMS
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.17%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.087%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 160 (13.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (4.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 46 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.61%) SPSS
7 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.17%) Stata
9 1 (0.087%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.087%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.087%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.96%) Maximo
2 11 (0.96%) SAP MM
3 8 (0.70%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.70%) SAP MDM
4 7 (0.61%) FastStats
4 7 (0.61%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.61%) SAP PM
4 7 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
5 6 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.43%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.35%) iTrent
7 4 (0.35%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.26%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.26%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 49 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.78%) Google Analytics
3 9 (0.78%) Trello
4 8 (0.70%) Office 365
5 6 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (0.52%) SaaS
5 6 (0.52%) Slack
6 5 (0.43%) GitHub
6 5 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.17%) IaaS
10 1 (0.087%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.087%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.087%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.087%) PaaS
10 1 (0.087%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.91%) SMS
2 7 (0.61%) Intranet
3 6 (0.52%) Internet
4 5 (0.43%) FTP
4 5 (0.43%) GSM
4 5 (0.43%) HTTP
5 4 (0.35%) Network Security
5 4 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.35%) VLAN
6 3 (0.26%) BGP
6 3 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.26%) Firewall
6 3 (0.26%) IPsec
6 3 (0.26%) Junos
6 3 (0.26%) MPLS
6 3 (0.26%) NGN
6 3 (0.26%) OpenVPN
6 3 (0.26%) OSPF
6 3 (0.26%) Quagga
6 3 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 193 (16.78%) SQL Server
3 138 (12.00%) Big Data
4 108 (9.39%) Relational Database
5 79 (6.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 77 (6.70%) Hadoop
7 61 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 56 (4.87%) QlikView
9 54 (4.70%) BusinessObjects
10 44 (3.83%) NoSQL
11 42 (3.65%) Power BI
12 41 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 40 (3.48%) HBase
14 36 (3.13%) Oracle Database
15 33 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
16 28 (2.43%) Apache Hive
17 27 (2.35%) MongoDB
18 26 (2.26%) Data Mining
18 26 (2.26%) Star Schema
19 25 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (3.74%) Talend Open Studio
2 30 (2.61%) ERwin
3 28 (2.43%) JIRA
4 18 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.87%) PowerDesigner
6 8 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.61%) LSMW
8 6 (0.52%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.35%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.26%) Selenium
10 3 (0.26%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.17%) Subversion
12 1 (0.087%) JMeter
12 1 (0.087%) PeopleTools
General
1 286 (24.87%) Finance
2 93 (8.09%) Banking
3 56 (4.87%) Marketing
4 39 (3.39%) Retail
5 35 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 30 (2.61%) Legal
8 19 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.57%) Electronics
10 15 (1.30%) Front Office
11 13 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.13%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.96%) Publishing
13 10 (0.87%) French Language
13 10 (0.87%) German Language
14 9 (0.78%) Back Office
15 6 (0.52%) Local Government
16 4 (0.35%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 422 (36.70%) Analyst
2 255 (22.17%) Data Analyst
3 183 (15.91%) Architect
4 169 (14.70%) Developer
5 126 (10.96%) Data Architect
6 104 (9.04%) Business Analyst
7 83 (7.22%) Consultant
8 47 (4.09%) Data Quality Analyst
9 45 (3.91%) SQL Developer
10 36 (3.13%) Data Engineer
11 35 (3.04%) Quality Analyst
12 32 (2.78%) Data Business Analyst
13 30 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 30 (2.61%) ETL Developer
14 29 (2.52%) SQL Analyst
14 29 (2.52%) Technical Architect
15 28 (2.43%) Project Manager
16 27 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
17 26 (2.26%) Data Consultant
17 26 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (8.87%) XML
2 51 (4.43%) JSON
3 31 (2.70%) REST
4 24 (2.09%) Kafka
5 19 (1.65%) JMS
6 18 (1.57%) .NET
7 11 (0.96%) Web Services
8 9 (0.78%) EDI
8 9 (0.78%) RESTful
9 8 (0.70%) MDX
10 7 (0.61%) D3.js
11 6 (0.52%) HTML
11 6 (0.52%) J2EE
11 6 (0.52%) jQuery
11 6 (0.52%) SOAP
12 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.43%) IBM Integration Bus
12 5 (0.43%) Middleware
12 5 (0.43%) Visualforce
12 5 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 218 (18.96%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (8.17%) Management Information System
3 91 (7.91%) Data Structures
4 83 (7.22%) Reference Data
5 34 (2.96%) NHS
6 23 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
8 20 (1.74%) Taxonomies
9 19 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.13%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.04%) Market Risk
11 12 (1.04%) User Experience
12 11 (0.96%) Credit Risk
12 11 (0.96%) FMCG
12 11 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.87%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.78%) Derivative
15 8 (0.70%) Life Science
16 6 (0.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 37 (3.22%) Linux
2 27 (2.35%) Unix
3 26 (2.26%) Windows
4 4 (0.35%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.087%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (32.43%) Data Modelling
2 283 (24.61%) ETL
3 280 (24.35%) Migration
4 270 (23.48%) Business Intelligence
5 241 (20.96%) Data Management
6 240 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
7 235 (20.43%) Data Migration
8 231 (20.09%) Data Analysis
9 203 (17.65%) Analytics
10 157 (13.65%) Data Integration
11 156 (13.57%) Data Governance
12 151 (13.13%) Data Cleansing
13 132 (11.48%) Data Architecture
14 122 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 104 (9.04%) Project Management
16 81 (7.04%) Validation
16 81 (7.04%) Visualisation
17 72 (6.26%) Business Analysis
18 66 (5.74%) Data Mapping
19 65 (5.65%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 473 (41.13%) SQL
2 72 (6.26%) T-SQL
3 61 (5.30%) Java
4 52 (4.52%) PL/SQL
5 48 (4.17%) Python
6 29 (2.52%) R
6 29 (2.52%) VBA
7 27 (2.35%) C#
8 19 (1.65%) Scala
9 15 (1.30%) VBScript
10 14 (1.22%) AWK
10 14 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.22%) SAS Macro
10 14 (1.22%) sed
11 12 (1.04%) C
11 12 (1.04%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.87%) VB
14 8 (0.70%) Perl
15 6 (0.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 137 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 93 (8.09%) Degree
3 84 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 35 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (1.48%) ISEB
6 10 (0.87%) PMP
7 9 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.26%) CIMA
11 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.17%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.17%) PhD
12 2 (0.17%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 1 (0.087%) NVQ Level 4
13 1 (0.087%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.65%) GDPR
1 65 (5.65%) QA
2 18 (1.57%) PMO
3 12 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.96%) SLA
5 10 (0.87%) GxP
6 9 (0.78%) MiFID
7 6 (0.52%) HL7
8 5 (0.43%) Basel II
8 5 (0.43%) IFRS
8 5 (0.43%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.35%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.26%) COBIT
11 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.17%) CDISC
11 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.087%) GCP
System Software
1 17 (1.48%) Oracle Clusterware
1 17 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (0.61%) Docker
3 5 (0.43%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.43%) HDFS
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 (0.087%) Firmware
6 1 (0.087%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.087%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 19 (1.65%) Data Guard
2 17 (1.48%) Oracle Flashback
2 17 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (0.70%) Oracle EDQ
4 7 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.35%) MOM
6 4 (0.35%) Terraform
7 3 (0.26%) SCCM
7 3 (0.26%) SCOM
8 2 (0.17%) Ambari
8 2 (0.17%) Oozie
9 1 (0.087%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.087%) Puppet
9 1 (0.087%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 176 (15.30%) Oracle
2 143 (12.43%) Microsoft
3 127 (11.04%) SAP
4 70 (6.09%) Informatica
5 63 (5.48%) Tableau
6 46 (4.00%) IBM
7 43 (3.74%) Talend
8 38 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (2.87%) Teradata
10 21 (1.83%) Greenplum
11 16 (1.39%) Cloudera
12 15 (1.30%) MapR
13 13 (1.13%) DataFlux
14 12 (1.04%) CA
14 12 (1.04%) Cognos
14 12 (1.04%) Google
14 12 (1.04%) Trillium
15 10 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
15 10 (0.87%) Sybase
16 8 (0.70%) HP