Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 239 252
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 -37
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,190 1,060 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.11% 1.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.97% 9.30% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 695 759
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £303 £263 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 36
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +18.03% -25.61%
10th Percentile £14.19 £9.76 £9.19
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.20 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +37.14% +29.63% -37.62%

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 11,939 11,398 12,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.69% 11.89% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,576 7,382 7,877
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +3.82% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 371 428
UK median hourly rate £22.30 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% - +4.47%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.18 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.65 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £22.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year -10.36% -1.10% +5.69%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 +11 1,103 £475 +3.49% 192
UK excluding London +19 656 £450 +5.88% 115
London -19 527 £500 +3.36% 87
South East +27 209 £450 +5.88% 42
Midlands +15 117 £450 +12.50% 17
North of England -35 115 £425 -12.60% 29
East of England +13 76 £450 +12.50% 9
West Midlands -3 73 £406 +2.85% 10
Scotland -25 65 £414 +3.44% 7
Yorkshire -38 60 £425 -18.27% 13
South West +12 59 £500 +5.26% 8
North West -12 51 £450 -10.00% 14
East Midlands +5 44 £463 +10.45% 7
Wales -9 17 £540 +21.35% 1
North East -6 5 £625 +2.46% 2
Northern Ireland +25 2 £400 -13.51% 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 482 (40.50%) SQL
2 378 (31.76%) Finance
3 328 (27.56%) Data Warehouse
4 325 (27.31%) Data Modelling
5 302 (25.38%) Analytics
6 289 (24.29%) ETL
7 272 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
8 265 (22.27%) Migration
9 253 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
10 246 (20.67%) Data Management
11 222 (18.66%) Data Migration
12 221 (18.57%) Big Data
13 216 (18.15%) Analytical Skills
14 215 (18.07%) Data Governance
15 209 (17.56%) Data Analysis
16 201 (16.89%) Oracle
17 179 (15.04%) Microsoft Excel
18 178 (14.96%) Hadoop
19 177 (14.87%) SQL Server
20 168 (14.12%) Microsoft
21 142 (11.93%) Data Integration
22 132 (11.09%) Data Architecture
23 130 (10.92%) Data Science
24 124 (10.42%) Relational Database
25 121 (10.17%) Apache Hive
26 120 (10.08%) Kafka
26 120 (10.08%) Apache Spark
27 119 (10.00%) SAP
28 117 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
29 116 (9.75%) Python

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
1 120 (10.08%) Apache Spark
2 62 (5.21%) SAS
3 50 (4.20%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.77%) Apache
5 20 (1.68%) Confluence
6 12 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.92%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.25%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.25%) PowerExchange
10 2 (0.17%) CMS
10 2 (0.17%) Drupal
10 2 (0.17%) Luigi
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.084%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.084%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.084%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.084%) MindAlign
11 1 (0.084%) WordPress
Applications
1 179 (15.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 41 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) Shockwave
6 2 (0.17%) Windchill
7 1 (0.084%) Blender
7 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.084%) SPSS
7 1 (0.084%) Stata
Business Applications
1 28 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.01%) SAP MM
3 10 (0.84%) SAP HR
3 10 (0.84%) SAP MDG
4 8 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.59%) SAP MDM
6 6 (0.50%) SAP APO
6 6 (0.50%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.42%) HFM
8 4 (0.34%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.34%) Line 500
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.34%) Sage X3
8 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.25%) assyst
9 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
1 78 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
3 19 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
4 17 (1.43%) IaaS
5 14 (1.18%) SaaS
6 12 (1.01%) GitHub
7 11 (0.92%) PaaS
8 10 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
8 10 (0.84%) G Suite
9 9 (0.76%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.76%) Serverless
10 8 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.42%) Office 365
12 4 (0.34%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.43%) SMS
2 16 (1.34%) FTP
3 7 (0.59%) Intranet
4 6 (0.50%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.42%) Firewall
5 5 (0.42%) Internet
6 4 (0.34%) HTTP
6 4 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.34%) SSL
6 4 (0.34%) VPN
7 3 (0.25%) VLAN
8 2 (0.17%) 802.11
8 2 (0.17%) BGP
8 2 (0.17%) HSRP
8 2 (0.17%) IPsec
8 2 (0.17%) Junos
8 2 (0.17%) OSPF
8 2 (0.17%) Skype
9 1 (0.084%) DOCSIS
9 1 (0.084%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (27.56%) Data Warehouse
2 221 (18.57%) Big Data
3 178 (14.96%) Hadoop
4 177 (14.87%) SQL Server
5 124 (10.42%) Relational Database
6 121 (10.17%) Apache Hive
7 103 (8.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 95 (7.98%) OLAP
9 94 (7.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 82 (6.89%) Star Schema
11 72 (6.05%) OLAP Cube
12 67 (5.63%) Power BI
13 64 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 61 (5.13%) NoSQL
15 58 (4.87%) BusinessObjects
16 56 (4.71%) Data Lake
17 55 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
18 51 (4.29%) RDBMS
19 45 (3.78%) HBase
19 45 (3.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (3.11%) JIRA
2 28 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.10%) ERwin
4 24 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.02%) Visual Studio
5 18 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.01%) Selenium
7 11 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.59%) JMeter
8 7 (0.59%) LoadRunner
8 7 (0.59%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.59%) Subversion
8 7 (0.59%) Toad
9 5 (0.42%) Ant
9 5 (0.42%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.42%) Gradle
9 5 (0.42%) Maven
9 5 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.42%) PowerDesigner
9 5 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 378 (31.76%) Finance
2 86 (7.23%) Banking
3 67 (5.63%) Retail
4 47 (3.95%) Marketing
5 39 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.60%) Publishing
7 17 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.09%) Legal
9 13 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
10 10 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.76%) Law
11 9 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.67%) Electronics
13 7 (0.59%) French Language
14 6 (0.50%) German Language
14 6 (0.50%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.42%) Automotive
16 4 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 350 (29.41%) Analyst
2 226 (18.99%) Data Analyst
3 207 (17.39%) Developer
4 155 (13.03%) Architect
5 117 (9.83%) Data Engineer
6 84 (7.06%) Data Architect
7 79 (6.64%) Hadoop Engineer
8 63 (5.29%) Consultant
9 53 (4.45%) Business Analyst
10 48 (4.03%) Data Manager
11 46 (3.87%) Big Data Engineer
12 39 (3.28%) ETL Developer
13 36 (3.03%) Project Manager
14 34 (2.86%) Data Business Analyst
14 34 (2.86%) Data Quality Analyst
15 32 (2.69%) Migration Analyst
16 30 (2.52%) SQL Developer
17 29 (2.44%) Data Migration Analyst
17 29 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
18 28 (2.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (10.08%) Kafka
2 72 (6.05%) XML
3 38 (3.19%) REST
4 31 (2.61%) HTML
5 23 (1.93%) .NET
6 20 (1.68%) HTML5
6 20 (1.68%) Natural Language Processing
7 17 (1.43%) XML Schema
8 15 (1.26%) CSS
8 15 (1.26%) JSON
9 14 (1.18%) RESTful
10 13 (1.09%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.09%) Middleware
11 12 (1.01%) React
11 12 (1.01%) SOAP
11 12 (1.01%) Web Services
12 10 (0.84%) Spring
13 9 (0.76%) JMS
14 8 (0.67%) LDAP
14 8 (0.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 216 (18.15%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (8.24%) Management Information System
3 69 (5.80%) Reference Data
4 54 (4.54%) Data Structures
5 34 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.35%) NHS
7 23 (1.93%) Credit Risk
8 18 (1.51%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.51%) Mainframe
8 18 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.18%) CMDB
9 14 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.09%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.84%) Taxonomies
13 9 (0.76%) User Experience
14 7 (0.59%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (6.30%) Linux
2 55 (4.62%) Unix
3 13 (1.09%) Windows
4 6 (0.50%) Solaris
4 6 (0.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.084%) CentOS
5 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (27.31%) Data Modelling
2 302 (25.38%) Analytics
3 289 (24.29%) ETL
4 272 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
5 265 (22.27%) Migration
6 253 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
7 246 (20.67%) Data Management
8 222 (18.66%) Data Migration
9 215 (18.07%) Data Governance
10 209 (17.56%) Data Analysis
11 142 (11.93%) Data Integration
12 132 (11.09%) Data Architecture
13 130 (10.92%) Data Science
14 117 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
15 105 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 102 (8.57%) Machine Learning
17 100 (8.40%) Visualisation
18 95 (7.98%) Data Mapping
19 90 (7.56%) Project Management
20 82 (6.89%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 482 (40.50%) SQL
2 116 (9.75%) Python
3 82 (6.89%) Java
4 57 (4.79%) R
4 57 (4.79%) T-SQL
5 53 (4.45%) PL/SQL
6 43 (3.61%) JavaScript
7 40 (3.36%) C#
8 32 (2.69%) VBA
9 28 (2.35%) Scala
10 25 (2.10%) C++
11 20 (1.68%) MATLAB
11 20 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.34%) Ruby
13 15 (1.26%) C
14 14 (1.18%) Natural
15 13 (1.09%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.67%) Perl
18 7 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 91 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 88 (7.39%) Degree
3 70 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.34%) PhD
6 13 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (1.09%) DBS Check
6 13 (1.09%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.01%) CISSP
8 11 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.84%) CISM
9 10 (0.84%) ISEB
10 9 (0.76%) CISMP
11 6 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.42%) CISA
12 5 (0.42%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.25%) MCSE
13 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.72%) QA
2 56 (4.71%) GDPR
3 33 (2.77%) SLA
4 11 (0.92%) PMO
5 6 (0.50%) IFRS
5 6 (0.50%) SNOMED CT
6 5 (0.42%) HL7
6 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.25%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.17%) Basel II
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.084%) MiFID
9 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.084%) SEPA
System Software
1 19 (1.60%) Apache Flume
2 9 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.50%) Docker
3 6 (0.50%) HDFS
4 4 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.084%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 82 (6.89%) Oozie
2 16 (1.34%) Terraform
3 9 (0.76%) Ansible
4 6 (0.50%) Ambari
4 6 (0.50%) Consul
4 6 (0.50%) HP ALM
4 6 (0.50%) Packer
4 6 (0.50%) Puppet
5 5 (0.42%) Kibana
5 5 (0.42%) Oracle Flashback
6 4 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.17%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.17%) Nagios
8 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 201 (16.89%) Oracle
2 168 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 119 (10.00%) SAP
4 67 (5.63%) Tableau
5 62 (5.21%) Informatica
6 56 (4.71%) Teradata
7 50 (4.20%) Talend
8 37 (3.11%) IBM
9 33 (2.77%) Ab Initio
9 33 (2.77%) Cloudera
10 26 (2.18%) Hortonworks
11 19 (1.60%) Cognos
11 19 (1.60%) Google
11 19 (1.60%) HP
11 19 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.43%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.26%) Alteryx
13 15 (1.26%) Workday
14 14 (1.18%) Software AG
15 13 (1.09%) CA