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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 201 216
Rank change year-on-year -48 +15  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 431 652 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.20% 1.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.06% 10.83% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 450 342
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 15
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.20 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.92% -39.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.83 £9.39 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.50 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% -40.00%  

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 5348 6018 6387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.75% 11.12% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3524 3833 3882
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 195 179
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +40.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £49.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -31 405 £425 - 107
London -15 218 £425 -5.55% 64
South East -2 59 £425 -3.40% 13
City of London +8 44 £525 +13.51% 16
South West +19 27 £450 - 6
West Midlands -4 27 £395 -9.71% 2
Berkshire +21 24 £450 - 5
Yorkshire +13 22 £339 -15.18% 10
East of England -8 22 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire +8 16 £378 -8.36% 5
Scotland -8 16 £365 -2.66% 2
North West +12 15 £300 -25.00% 6
Wiltshire +11 13 £450 - 3
Leeds -2 10 £378 -5.50% 5
East Midlands -39 10 £431 +32.69% 3
Warwickshire +6 9 £390 +4.00%
Edinburgh +4 9 £438 -2.77% 1
Swindon +4 9 £440 -2.22%
Norfolk - 8 £550 - 1
Reading +20 7 £425 -19.04%
Cardiff +19 7 £500 +53.84%
South Wales +16 7 £500 +53.84%
Bristol +13 7 £388 - 2
Wales +7 7 £500 +53.84%
Surrey +4 7 £400 -5.88% 2
Birmingham -3 7 £425 +6.25%
Glasgow -10 7 £303 -6.92% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £400 -1.53% 1
Docklands, London 0 6 £375 -25.00%
Essex -14 6 £338 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 365 (39.63%) SQL
2 294 (31.92%) Data Modelling
3 256 (27.80%) Finance
3 256 (27.80%) Data Management
4 242 (26.28%) ETL
5 205 (22.26%) Business Intelligence
6 203 (22.04%) Data Warehouse
7 171 (18.57%) Data Analysis
8 160 (17.37%) Migration
9 150 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
10 143 (15.53%) Oracle
11 136 (14.77%) Data Migration
12 135 (14.66%) SQL Server
13 133 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
14 127 (13.79%) Analytics
15 126 (13.68%) Data Governance
16 121 (13.14%) Microsoft
17 105 (11.40%) Degree
18 103 (11.18%) SAP
18 103 (11.18%) Data Architecture
19 98 (10.64%) Project Management
19 98 (10.64%) Banking
20 97 (10.53%) Management Information System
21 92 (9.99%) MS Excel
22 91 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
23 90 (9.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 90 (9.77%) Big Data
24 89 (9.66%) Data Cleansing
25 76 (8.25%) Hadoop
25 76 (8.25%) 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 55 (5.97%) SAS
2 19 (2.06%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.74%) Apache Pig
4 15 (1.63%) Confluence
5 14 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.98%) JBoss
7 7 (0.76%) Apache
7 7 (0.76%) nginx
8 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.43%) Drupal
9 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.33%) CMS
10 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.11%) Predix
Applications
1 92 (9.99%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.02%) MS Office
3 35 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.87%) MS Project
7 5 (0.54%) SPSS
8 3 (0.33%) Stata
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.54%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.54%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.43%) HFM
4 4 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.43%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.33%) Lorenzo
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.22%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.22%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.76%) SaaS
4 5 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.43%) Office 365
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.11%) Slack
7 1 (0.11%) Trello
7 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.43%) Broadband
1 4 (0.43%) Firewall
2 3 (0.33%) Intranet
3 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.22%) NGN
3 2 (0.22%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.11%) FTP
4 1 (0.11%) HTTP
4 1 (0.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (22.04%) Data Warehouse
2 135 (14.66%) SQL Server
3 90 (9.77%) Big Data
3 90 (9.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (8.25%) Hadoop
5 58 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (5.97%) Relational Database
7 51 (5.54%) DB2
8 46 (4.99%) QlikView
9 42 (4.56%) BusinessObjects
10 36 (3.91%) Apache Hive
11 33 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (3.26%) IBM InfoSphere
13 27 (2.93%) Data Mining
14 25 (2.71%) OLAP
15 23 (2.50%) Oracle Database
16 21 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (2.17%) MS Access
18 19 (2.06%) NoSQL
19 18 (1.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (3.26%) JIRA
2 29 (3.15%) ERwin
3 19 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
3 19 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.76%) JMeter
6 7 (0.76%) Selenium
7 6 (0.65%) PowerDesigner
7 6 (0.65%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.43%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.43%) MagicDraw
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.43%) Toad
9 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.33%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 256 (27.80%) Finance
2 98 (10.64%) Banking
3 35 (3.80%) Retail
4 29 (3.15%) Marketing
5 24 (2.61%) Legal
6 18 (1.95%) Billing
7 15 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.09%) Front Office
10 7 (0.76%) Publishing
11 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.54%) Advertising
13 4 (0.43%) French Language
14 3 (0.33%) Electronics
14 3 (0.33%) Law
15 2 (0.22%) German Language
15 2 (0.22%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (37.57%) Analyst
2 221 (24.00%) Data Analyst
3 147 (15.96%) Developer
4 117 (12.70%) Architect
5 98 (10.64%) Data Architect
6 91 (9.88%) Consultant
7 68 (7.38%) Business Analyst
8 56 (6.08%) Data Consultant
9 55 (5.97%) Data Quality Analyst
10 49 (5.32%) Quality Analyst
11 37 (4.02%) Data Manager
12 35 (3.80%) Data Business Analyst
13 34 (3.69%) SQL Analyst
14 31 (3.37%) SQL Data Analyst
15 25 (2.71%) Data Quality Consultant
15 25 (2.71%) Project Manager
16 23 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 22 (2.39%) SAP Consultant
17 22 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
18 21 (2.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.04%) XML
2 22 (2.39%) .NET
3 20 (2.17%) Web Services
4 17 (1.85%) REST
5 11 (1.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 9 (0.98%) Kafka
7 7 (0.76%) AngularJS
7 7 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (0.65%) JSON
8 6 (0.65%) MDX
8 6 (0.65%) SOAP
9 5 (0.54%) Lucene
9 5 (0.54%) Node.js
10 4 (0.43%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle Streams
10 4 (0.43%) XML Schema
11 3 (0.33%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.33%) Java EE
11 3 (0.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 133 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 75 (8.14%) Data Structures
4 49 (5.32%) Reference Data
5 46 (4.99%) NHS
6 26 (2.82%) Credit Risk
7 20 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.30%) Social Media
10 11 (1.19%) FMCG
10 11 (1.19%) Market Risk
11 10 (1.09%) Taxonomies
12 9 (0.98%) User Experience
13 8 (0.87%) Replication
14 7 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
15 6 (0.65%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.65%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 5 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (3.91%) Unix
2 30 (3.26%) Linux
3 13 (1.41%) Windows
4 12 (1.30%) Solaris
5 6 (0.65%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.22%) AIX
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (31.92%) Data Modelling
2 256 (27.80%) Data Management
3 242 (26.28%) ETL
4 205 (22.26%) Business Intelligence
5 171 (18.57%) Data Analysis
6 160 (17.37%) Migration
7 150 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
8 136 (14.77%) Data Migration
9 127 (13.79%) Analytics
10 126 (13.68%) Data Governance
11 103 (11.18%) Data Architecture
12 98 (10.64%) Project Management
13 91 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 89 (9.66%) Data Cleansing
15 76 (8.25%) Master Data Management
16 66 (7.17%) Data Integration
17 58 (6.30%) Business Analysis
17 58 (6.30%) Data Transformation
18 57 (6.19%) Quality Management
19 54 (5.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 365 (39.63%) SQL
2 50 (5.43%) Python
3 43 (4.67%) T-SQL
4 41 (4.45%) Java
5 40 (4.34%) VBA
6 28 (3.04%) R
7 23 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 20 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.30%) PHP
10 11 (1.19%) C
10 11 (1.19%) C#
10 11 (1.19%) C++
11 8 (0.87%) Scala
12 7 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.54%) Perl
13 5 (0.54%) VB
14 3 (0.33%) ABAP
15 2 (0.22%) SAS Macro
15 2 (0.22%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 105 (11.40%) Degree
2 54 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.43%) CLAS
8 4 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.43%) ISEB
8 4 (0.43%) PMP
9 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.22%) CFA
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CCAB
11 1 (0.11%) CIMA
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.86%) QA
2 19 (2.06%) Solvency II
3 8 (0.87%) GDPR
3 8 (0.87%) IFRS
3 8 (0.87%) PMO
4 6 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.65%) MiFID
5 4 (0.43%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.43%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) GMP
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 9 (0.98%) Docker
2 7 (0.76%) Corosync
2 7 (0.76%) Squid
3 6 (0.65%) HDFS
4 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (0.87%) Puppet
2 7 (0.76%) Pacemaker
3 6 (0.65%) Control-M
4 4 (0.43%) Ambari
4 4 (0.43%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.33%) Ansible
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.33%) Oozie
5 3 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.11%) Netcool
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 143 (15.53%) Oracle
2 121 (13.14%) Microsoft
3 103 (11.18%) SAP
4 66 (7.17%) Tableau
5 48 (5.21%) Informatica
6 38 (4.13%) Teradata
7 36 (3.91%) IBM
8 26 (2.82%) Sybase
9 20 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (2.06%) Talend
11 18 (1.95%) MicroStrategy
11 18 (1.95%) Netezza
12 17 (1.85%) Cognos
13 16 (1.74%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.63%) Cloudera
14 15 (1.63%) Splunk
15 13 (1.41%) Ab Initio
15 13 (1.41%) MapR
16 12 (1.30%) Nuix
16 12 (1.30%) SolarWinds
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