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 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 245 194
Rank change year-on-year +23 -51  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 483 553 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.04% 1.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.95% 9.03% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 357 462
Median daily rate £461 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £612 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.12 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -18.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.42 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £93.40 £43.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.09 £23.75
% change year-on-year +10.31% -32.25%  

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 5397 6122 6448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.54% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3472 3956 4153
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 212 205
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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 June 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
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 June 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 +9 445 £475 +5.55% 101
London -17 236 £488 +2.63% 42
South East +8 53 £450 +5.88% 17
City of London +13 47 £485 +2.10% 6
Yorkshire +36 44 £506 +26.56% 8
West Yorkshire +33 38 £513 +28.12% 7
Leeds +32 34 £532 +33.02% 6
Scotland +45 27 £394 -1.56% 3
East of England -7 25 £450 - 9
North West +35 23 £400 -5.88% 12
West Midlands +7 23 £388 -3.12% 4
Edinburgh +18 20 £450 -10.00% 1
South West +10 18 £449 +5.70% 2
East Midlands -17 18 £450 +38.46% 3
West Sussex +35 17 £440 +120.00% 3
Manchester +24 15 £400 -8.57% 7
Berkshire +3 14 £475 +11.76%
Northamptonshire +5 12 £438 -30.00%
Crawley +11 10 £445 +122.50%
Hertfordshire 0 9 £500 +73.91% 3
Wiltshire +10 7 £525 +16.66% 1
Norfolk +9 7 £450 -12.19% 1
Reading +7 7 £475 +2.70%
Glasgow +3 7 £305 -12.85% 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £463 -
County Antrim - 7 £463 -
Belfast - 7 £463 -
Warwick +9 6 £343 -8.66%
Warwickshire +9 6 £343 -8.66% 1
Norwich +6 6 £450 -12.19% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 330 (37.00%) SQL
2 293 (32.85%) Data Modelling
3 282 (31.61%) Data Management
4 259 (29.04%) Finance
5 253 (28.36%) ETL
6 212 (23.77%) Data Warehouse
7 195 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
8 194 (21.75%) Business Intelligence
9 163 (18.27%) Migration
10 157 (17.60%) Data Analysis
11 155 (17.38%) Analytics
12 152 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
13 147 (16.48%) SQL Server
14 138 (15.47%) Data Migration
15 134 (15.02%) Oracle
16 122 (13.68%) Data Governance
17 107 (12.00%) Degree
18 105 (11.77%) Data Integration
19 101 (11.32%) Data Architecture
19 101 (11.32%) Banking
20 99 (11.10%) Project Management
20 99 (11.10%) Microsoft Excel
21 96 (10.76%) Microsoft
21 96 (10.76%) Data Cleansing
22 93 (10.43%) Hadoop
22 93 (10.43%) Big Data
23 89 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
24 85 (9.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 83 (9.30%) Management Information System
26 81 (9.08%) Relational Database

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 60 (6.73%) SAS
2 26 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.35%) Apache Pig
4 12 (1.35%) Confluence
5 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.34%) CMS
7 3 (0.34%) FileNet
7 3 (0.34%) JBoss
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.22%) Drupal
8 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) IIS
9 1 (0.11%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 99 (11.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (3.25%) MS Visio
4 28 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.12%) SPSS
7 7 (0.78%) Stata
8 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.12%) SAP ERP
2 9 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.67%) SAP MDG
3 6 (0.67%) SAP MDM
4 5 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.45%) iTrent
5 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.34%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.22%) HFM
7 2 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.35%) SaaS
3 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.90%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.22%) iPaaS
7 2 (0.22%) Office 365
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle CX
7 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.11%) Responsys
8 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.11%) Trello
8 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.45%) Broadband
1 4 (0.45%) Firewall
2 3 (0.34%) Internet
3 2 (0.22%) VoIP
4 1 (0.11%) FTP
4 1 (0.11%) HTTP
4 1 (0.11%) Intranet
4 1 (0.11%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.11%) SMS
4 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (23.77%) Data Warehouse
2 147 (16.48%) SQL Server
3 93 (10.43%) Big Data
3 93 (10.43%) Hadoop
4 85 (9.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 81 (9.08%) Relational Database
6 55 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (5.72%) QlikView
8 36 (4.04%) RDBMS
9 35 (3.92%) Data Mining
10 34 (3.81%) Apache Hive
11 33 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
12 29 (3.25%) MongoDB
13 28 (3.14%) DB2
14 26 (2.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 26 (2.91%) HBase
14 26 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (2.80%) NoSQL
16 21 (2.35%) OLAP
17 20 (2.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (4.60%) Talend Open Studio
2 35 (3.92%) JIRA
3 31 (3.48%) ERwin
4 20 (2.24%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.46%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.35%) Vagrant
7 12 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.56%) JMeter
8 5 (0.56%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.56%) Selenium
8 5 (0.56%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.56%) Toad
9 4 (0.45%) MagicDraw
9 4 (0.45%) PowerDesigner
10 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.34%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 259 (29.04%) Finance
2 101 (11.32%) Banking
3 36 (4.04%) Retail
4 28 (3.14%) Legal
5 26 (2.91%) Marketing
6 23 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 21 (2.35%) Front Office
8 17 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.12%) Billing
11 9 (1.01%) Publishing
11 9 (1.01%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.45%) French Language
13 4 (0.45%) Games
13 4 (0.45%) Law
13 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Advertising
14 3 (0.34%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 328 (36.77%) Analyst
2 205 (22.98%) Data Analyst
3 152 (17.04%) Developer
4 138 (15.47%) Architect
5 107 (12.00%) Data Architect
6 80 (8.97%) Business Analyst
7 54 (6.05%) Consultant
8 41 (4.60%) Data Manager
9 38 (4.26%) Data Quality Analyst
10 33 (3.70%) Quality Analyst
11 32 (3.59%) Data Business Analyst
12 29 (3.25%) Data Consultant
12 29 (3.25%) Project Manager
13 27 (3.03%) Tester
14 26 (2.91%) SQL Analyst
15 24 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
15 24 (2.69%) SQL Developer
16 22 (2.47%) SQL Data Analyst
17 20 (2.24%) Data Engineer
18 19 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.70%) XML
2 27 (3.03%) Web Services
3 26 (2.91%) REST
4 12 (1.35%) SOAP
5 11 (1.23%) .NET
6 9 (1.01%) Flask
7 7 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (0.78%) HTML
7 7 (0.78%) XSD
8 6 (0.67%) Node.js
8 6 (0.67%) RESTful
9 5 (0.56%) Kafka
9 5 (0.56%) Lucene
9 5 (0.56%) Middleware
10 4 (0.45%) CSS
10 4 (0.45%) D3.js
10 4 (0.45%) J2EE
10 4 (0.45%) Java EE
10 4 (0.45%) JMS
10 4 (0.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 152 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 75 (8.41%) Data Structures
4 61 (6.84%) Reference Data
5 40 (4.48%) NHS
6 21 (2.35%) Market Risk
7 20 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.24%) Credit Risk
8 18 (2.02%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.23%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.12%) Derivative
10 10 (1.12%) Taxonomies
11 9 (1.01%) User Experience
12 8 (0.90%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.78%) Replication
14 6 (0.67%) Life Science
14 6 (0.67%) OTC Derivatives
15 5 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (3.59%) Linux
1 32 (3.59%) Unix
2 16 (1.79%) Windows
3 12 (1.35%) Solaris
4 3 (0.34%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.11%) AIX
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (32.85%) Data Modelling
2 282 (31.61%) Data Management
3 253 (28.36%) ETL
4 195 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (21.75%) Business Intelligence
6 163 (18.27%) Migration
7 157 (17.60%) Data Analysis
8 155 (17.38%) Analytics
9 138 (15.47%) Data Migration
10 122 (13.68%) Data Governance
11 105 (11.77%) Data Integration
12 101 (11.32%) Data Architecture
13 99 (11.10%) Project Management
14 96 (10.76%) Data Cleansing
15 89 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 66 (7.40%) Master Data Management
17 63 (7.06%) Validation
18 60 (6.73%) Scrum
19 59 (6.61%) Business Analysis
20 56 (6.28%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (37.00%) SQL
2 66 (7.40%) Python
3 40 (4.48%) T-SQL
4 35 (3.92%) VBA
5 33 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 31 (3.48%) R
7 29 (3.25%) Java
8 24 (2.69%) Shell Script
9 20 (2.24%) Scala
10 17 (1.91%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.35%) C#
12 11 (1.23%) C
13 9 (1.01%) C++
14 7 (0.78%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.78%) VB
15 6 (0.67%) SAS Macro
16 5 (0.56%) AWK
16 5 (0.56%) PHP
16 5 (0.56%) sed
16 5 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (12.00%) Degree
2 66 (7.40%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.57%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.67%) ISEB
5 6 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.56%) PMP
7 4 (0.45%) CIMA
7 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) CCNA
9 2 (0.22%) CISSP
9 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) IIBA
9 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.95%) QA
2 23 (2.58%) GDPR
3 16 (1.79%) MiFID
4 13 (1.46%) PMO
5 7 (0.78%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.67%) SLA
7 5 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.45%) Basel II
8 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.34%) GMP
9 3 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.22%) IFRS
10 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.11%) Basel III
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) GCP
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (0.67%) Apache Flume
1 6 (0.67%) Docker
2 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.45%) HDFS
3 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 9 (1.01%) Ansible
2 6 (0.67%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.56%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (0.34%) Control-M
4 3 (0.34%) Puppet
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) Ambari
6 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.11%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 134 (15.02%) Oracle
2 96 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 76 (8.52%) Informatica
4 70 (7.85%) SAP
5 57 (6.39%) Tableau
6 44 (4.93%) Teradata
7 41 (4.60%) Talend
8 36 (4.04%) IBM
9 35 (3.92%) Cloudera
10 22 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (2.35%) MapR
12 20 (2.24%) Nuix
12 20 (2.24%) Splunk
13 19 (2.13%) Cognos
14 18 (2.02%) Netezza
15 15 (1.68%) MicroStrategy
15 15 (1.68%) Sybase
16 13 (1.46%) Ab Initio
16 13 (1.46%) Hortonworks
16 13 (1.46%) Red Hat
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