Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 268 239 254
Rank change year-on-year -29 +15 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 919 1,156 902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.14% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.74% 9.66% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 742 556
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £640 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 11
UK median hourly rate £20.11 £25.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.14% +54.55% +2.55%
10th Percentile £11.85 £15.32 £8.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £38.50 £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.72 £25.25 £15.57
% change year-on-year -21.92% +62.22% -0.86%

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 9,433 11,968 10,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.35% 11.84% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,780 7,632 7,040
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.02%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £245
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 385 361
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.96% +15.00% -16.97%
10th Percentile £11.01 £12.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.46 £22.50 £19.90
% change year-on-year +17.59% +13.07% -22.72%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -27 833 £475 -2.56% 72
UK excluding London -44 473 £425 -1.73% 55
London -15 438 £500 -2.44% 23
South East -11 140 £450 - 12
North of England +2 99 £419 +2.13% 15
Scotland +20 74 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England -1 56 £450 +4.05% 8
North West +17 50 £438 +8.36% 8
Midlands -33 49 £425 -6.59% 5
South West -4 47 £400 -15.79% 9
Yorkshire -8 46 £410 +2.50% 2
West Midlands -27 32 £455 +7.06% 3
East Midlands -4 17 £414 -12.43% 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £375 -
North East +23 3 £513 -18.00% 5
Wales -13 2 £375 -28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 383 (41.68%) SQL
2 286 (31.12%) Data Modelling
3 244 (26.55%) Finance
4 236 (25.68%) Business Intelligence
5 231 (25.14%) Analytics
6 210 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
7 208 (22.63%) Migration
8 204 (22.20%) Data Management
9 197 (21.44%) ETL
9 197 (21.44%) Data Warehouse
10 176 (19.15%) Data Migration
11 158 (17.19%) Big Data
11 158 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
12 149 (16.21%) Data Analysis
13 140 (15.23%) Data Governance
14 137 (14.91%) Microsoft
15 130 (14.15%) Python
16 123 (13.38%) Microsoft Excel
17 117 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
18 111 (12.08%) Power Platform
18 111 (12.08%) Power BI
19 109 (11.86%) Data Architecture
20 108 (11.75%) Oracle
21 104 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
22 103 (11.21%) SQL Server
23 101 (10.99%) Data Integration
23 101 (10.99%) Data Science
24 97 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
25 96 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 93 (10.12%) Master Data Management

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 74 (8.05%) Apache Spark
2 26 (2.83%) Apache
3 24 (2.61%) SAS
3 24 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.18%) Confluence
5 7 (0.76%) IIS
6 6 (0.65%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.44%) CMS
8 3 (0.33%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.22%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.11%) JBoss
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 123 (13.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.85%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (1.20%) SAP MDG
4 10 (1.09%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.54%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.44%) HFM
8 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.33%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
10 2 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.22%) Workfront
11 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 111 (12.08%) Power Platform
2 97 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.59%) Amazon S3
5 29 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 21 (2.29%) Amazon Glacier
8 21 (2.29%) Amazon SQS
8 21 (2.29%) AWS CloudTrail
8 21 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.52%) SaaS
10 11 (1.20%) Force.com
11 10 (1.09%) GitHub
11 10 (1.09%) Serverless
12 9 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.87%) IaaS
13 8 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.09%) Firewall
2 7 (0.76%) Internet
2 7 (0.76%) IPv4
3 3 (0.33%) LAN
3 3 (0.33%) WAN
4 2 (0.22%) DNS
4 2 (0.22%) Wireless
5 1 (0.11%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) HTTP
5 1 (0.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.11%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.11%) PPP
5 1 (0.11%) SAN
5 1 (0.11%) SSH
5 1 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (21.44%) Data Warehouse
2 158 (17.19%) Big Data
3 111 (12.08%) Power BI
4 103 (11.21%) SQL Server
5 96 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (8.71%) Hadoop
7 67 (7.29%) Apache Hive
8 60 (6.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (5.98%) Relational Database
10 50 (5.44%) Star Schema
11 46 (5.01%) OLAP
12 44 (4.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 42 (4.57%) OLAP Cube
14 37 (4.03%) Data Lake
15 30 (3.26%) NoSQL
16 27 (2.94%) Oracle Database
17 26 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
18 24 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 23 (2.50%) HBase
20 22 (2.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 51 (5.55%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.03%) JIRA
3 27 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.52%) ER Studio
5 12 (1.31%) ERwin
6 10 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.98%) Selenium
7 9 (0.98%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.76%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.65%) JMeter
9 6 (0.65%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.44%) MagicDraw
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.44%) PowerDesigner
10 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.44%) Subversion
11 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 244 (26.55%) Finance
2 39 (4.24%) Banking
3 38 (4.13%) Marketing
4 32 (3.48%) Legal
5 26 (2.83%) Retail
6 20 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 20 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.98%) Law
8 8 (0.87%) Advertising
8 8 (0.87%) Electronics
9 7 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.65%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Back Office
11 5 (0.54%) Publishing
12 4 (0.44%) Billing
12 4 (0.44%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (28.73%) Analyst
2 169 (18.39%) Data Analyst
3 159 (17.30%) Developer
4 108 (11.75%) Architect
5 88 (9.58%) Data Engineer
6 68 (7.40%) Data Architect
7 64 (6.96%) Business Analyst
8 59 (6.42%) Consultant
9 41 (4.46%) Hadoop Engineer
10 34 (3.70%) Data Manager
11 28 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 28 (3.05%) Project Manager
12 27 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 27 (2.94%) SQL Developer
13 24 (2.61%) Technical Architect
14 23 (2.50%) Data Consultant
14 23 (2.50%) Java Developer
15 21 (2.29%) Administrator
16 19 (2.07%) Data Business Analyst
17 18 (1.96%) Data Migration Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.58%) Kafka
2 52 (5.66%) XML
3 46 (5.01%) JSON
4 41 (4.46%) REST
5 33 (3.59%) SOAP
6 28 (3.05%) HTML
7 25 (2.72%) Web Services
8 23 (2.50%) JMS
9 22 (2.39%) Apache NiFi
10 10 (1.09%) CSS
10 10 (1.09%) RESTful
11 9 (0.98%) Ajax
12 8 (0.87%) .NET
12 8 (0.87%) Flask
13 7 (0.76%) MDX
14 6 (0.65%) Spring
14 6 (0.65%) Swagger
15 5 (0.54%) jQuery
15 5 (0.54%) Spring Boot
15 5 (0.54%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 158 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.86%) Data Structures
2 63 (6.86%) Reference Data
3 60 (6.53%) Management Information System
4 46 (5.01%) NHS
5 25 (2.72%) User Experience
6 24 (2.61%) Algorithms
7 21 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.20%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.98%) Linked Data
11 9 (0.98%) Taxonomies
12 7 (0.76%) Replication
13 6 (0.65%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.65%) CMDB
13 6 (0.65%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.65%) Life Science
14 5 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.54%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 49 (5.33%) Linux
2 20 (2.18%) Unix
3 16 (1.74%) Windows
4 9 (0.98%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.22%) AIX
6 2 (0.22%) VMS
6 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (31.12%) Data Modelling
2 236 (25.68%) Business Intelligence
3 231 (25.14%) Analytics
4 210 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
5 208 (22.63%) Migration
6 204 (22.20%) Data Management
7 197 (21.44%) ETL
8 176 (19.15%) Data Migration
9 149 (16.21%) Data Analysis
10 140 (15.23%) Data Governance
11 117 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
12 109 (11.86%) Data Architecture
13 104 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 101 (10.99%) Data Integration
14 101 (10.99%) Data Science
15 93 (10.12%) Master Data Management
16 84 (9.14%) Quality Management
17 80 (8.71%) Data Cleansing
18 75 (8.16%) Machine Learning
19 70 (7.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 383 (41.68%) SQL
2 130 (14.15%) Python
3 64 (6.96%) T-SQL
4 59 (6.42%) Java
5 35 (3.81%) JavaScript
6 31 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 30 (3.26%) R
8 29 (3.16%) C#
9 22 (2.39%) Java 8
10 18 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.85%) VBA
12 15 (1.63%) C++
13 14 (1.52%) Scala
14 12 (1.31%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.65%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.54%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.54%) Clojure
16 5 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.54%) Go
17 4 (0.44%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 89 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 67 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 50 (5.44%) Degree
4 15 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.31%) CTC Cleared
7 10 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.87%) PhD
9 7 (0.76%) ISEB
9 7 (0.76%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.33%) CFA
12 3 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.22%) HNC
13 2 (0.22%) MBA
13 2 (0.22%) NVQ Level 3
13 2 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
14 1 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.96%) QA
2 21 (2.29%) GDPR
3 10 (1.09%) PMO
4 7 (0.76%) SLA
5 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.44%) IFRS
7 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.33%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.22%) HL7
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.11%) CDISC
9 1 (0.11%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.11%) MiFID
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 30 (3.26%) Docker
2 15 (1.63%) HDFS
3 12 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.76%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.22%) NDS
5 2 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (4.57%) Oozie
2 40 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 30 (3.26%) Ansible
4 7 (0.76%) Terraform
5 2 (0.22%) Control-M
5 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.22%) Puppet
5 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 137 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 108 (11.75%) Oracle
3 87 (9.47%) SAP
4 77 (8.38%) Tableau
5 45 (4.90%) Informatica
6 38 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (3.05%) Google
7 28 (3.05%) Talend
8 14 (1.52%) Remedy
9 13 (1.41%) IBM
10 12 (1.31%) MuleSoft
11 11 (1.20%) Alteryx
12 10 (1.09%) Databricks
12 10 (1.09%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.98%) Adobe
13 9 (0.98%) Ariba
13 9 (0.98%) IDERA
14 8 (0.87%) BMC
14 8 (0.87%) Dell
14 8 (0.87%) Workday