Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 257 216
Rank change year-on-year +8 -41 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,092 908 1,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.00% 1.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.72% 8.62% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 557 893
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £301 £275 £263
90th Percentile £643 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £416
% change year-on-year - +2.10% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 33
UK median hourly rate £20.84 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.06% +16.67% -37.50%
10th Percentile £14.80 £9.35 £9.28
90th Percentile £35.88 £29.74 £23.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.84 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +19.54% +16.20% -40.00%

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 12,529 10,532 12,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.44% 11.60% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,085 6,843 7,810
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £228
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 357 414
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.49% +14.73%
10th Percentile £11.71 £11.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £53.29 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +22.16%

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 20 May 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 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 15 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 20 May 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 -12 985 £480 +6.67% 199
London +2 542 £513 +13.89% 83
UK excluding London +7 539 £425 - 125
South East -22 130 £450 - 40
North of England +2 126 £400 - 31
Midlands +12 104 £450 +5.88% 21
Scotland +11 86 £400 +31.15% 7
Yorkshire -17 62 £400 -5.88% 14
North West +4 60 £420 +5.00% 13
West Midlands -6 60 £413 +3.13% 11
East of England +7 52 £430 +1.18% 12
East Midlands +16 44 £463 - 10
South West -6 27 £450 - 12
Wales +8 16 £450 -10.00% 2
North East +6 6 £475 +11.76% 4

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 428 (39.19%) SQL
2 336 (30.77%) Finance
3 329 (30.13%) Data Modelling
4 287 (26.28%) Analytics
5 278 (25.46%) ETL
6 268 (24.54%) Data Warehouse
7 248 (22.71%) Business Intelligence
8 228 (20.88%) Migration
9 226 (20.70%) Data Management
10 221 (20.24%) Big Data
11 220 (20.15%) Analytical Skills
12 200 (18.32%) Data Governance
13 199 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
14 187 (17.12%) Oracle
15 176 (16.12%) Data Migration
16 173 (15.84%) Data Analysis
17 151 (13.83%) Microsoft Excel
18 147 (13.46%) Hadoop
19 146 (13.37%) Data Architecture
20 142 (13.00%) Microsoft
21 141 (12.91%) SQL Server
22 119 (10.90%) Data Integration
23 117 (10.71%) Python
24 110 (10.07%) Relational Database
24 110 (10.07%) Apache Spark
25 108 (9.89%) Management Information System
26 105 (9.62%) Banking
27 103 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
28 102 (9.34%) Security Cleared
29 101 (9.25%) SAP

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
1 110 (10.07%) Apache Spark
2 85 (7.78%) SAS
3 40 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 34 (3.11%) Apache
5 10 (0.92%) PowerExchange
6 9 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.64%) Confluence
9 6 (0.55%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.37%) CMS
11 3 (0.27%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.092%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.092%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.092%) Luigi
13 1 (0.092%) MindAlign
13 1 (0.092%) Moodle
13 1 (0.092%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.092%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.092%) WordPress
Applications
1 151 (13.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 50 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (2.66%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.46%) EngageOne
6 5 (0.46%) SPSS
7 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.18%) Windchill
9 1 (0.092%) Blender
9 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.092%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.092%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 17 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.73%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.64%) SAP MDG
4 5 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.46%) HFM
4 5 (0.46%) Maximo
4 5 (0.46%) SAP R/3
4 5 (0.46%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.37%) Line 500
5 4 (0.37%) Sage X3
5 4 (0.37%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.27%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.18%) Actimize
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (1.28%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.01%) SaaS
6 10 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.92%) IaaS
7 9 (0.82%) G Suite
8 8 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (0.73%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.64%) PaaS
9 7 (0.64%) Serverless
10 6 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
10 6 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.46%) Bluemix
11 5 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.46%) Office 365
11 5 (0.46%) Slack
11 5 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.01%) SMS
2 15 (1.37%) FTP
3 7 (0.64%) Intranet
4 5 (0.46%) VLAN
5 4 (0.37%) Internet
6 2 (0.18%) 802.11
6 2 (0.18%) BGP
6 2 (0.18%) HSRP
6 2 (0.18%) IPsec
6 2 (0.18%) Junos
6 2 (0.18%) OSPF
6 2 (0.18%) Skype
7 1 (0.092%) Broadband
7 1 (0.092%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.092%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.092%) Firewall
7 1 (0.092%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.092%) SAN
7 1 (0.092%) SDH
7 1 (0.092%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (24.54%) Data Warehouse
2 221 (20.24%) Big Data
3 147 (13.46%) Hadoop
4 141 (12.91%) SQL Server
5 110 (10.07%) Relational Database
6 91 (8.33%) Apache Hive
7 75 (6.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 74 (6.78%) Star Schema
9 72 (6.59%) OLAP
10 69 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 65 (5.95%) BusinessObjects
11 65 (5.95%) Power BI
12 53 (4.85%) OLAP Cube
13 52 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
14 50 (4.58%) NoSQL
15 49 (4.49%) PowerCenter
16 48 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 45 (4.12%) QlikView
18 41 (3.75%) Data Lake
18 41 (3.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (3.21%) ERwin
2 27 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.65%) JIRA
5 15 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.19%) PowerDesigner
7 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.55%) Toad
10 4 (0.37%) Subversion
10 4 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.27%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.18%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.18%) Gradle
12 2 (0.18%) Hudson
12 2 (0.18%) LSMW
12 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.18%) Selenium
12 2 (0.18%) SonarQube
General
1 336 (30.77%) Finance
2 105 (9.62%) Banking
3 58 (5.31%) Manufacturing
4 55 (5.04%) Retail
5 38 (3.48%) Marketing
6 22 (2.01%) Legal
7 19 (1.74%) Law
8 15 (1.37%) Publishing
8 15 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
12 9 (0.82%) Billing
12 9 (0.82%) German Language
12 9 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.73%) Electronics
13 8 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.73%) French Language
14 6 (0.55%) Front Office
15 5 (0.46%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 330 (30.22%) Analyst
2 215 (19.69%) Data Analyst
3 206 (18.86%) Developer
4 174 (15.93%) Architect
5 127 (11.63%) Data Engineer
6 107 (9.80%) Data Architect
7 58 (5.31%) Data Manager
8 54 (4.95%) Hadoop Engineer
9 47 (4.30%) Business Analyst
10 42 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
11 39 (3.57%) Consultant
12 37 (3.39%) Project Manager
13 36 (3.30%) ETL Developer
14 35 (3.21%) Big Data Engineer
15 33 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 33 (3.02%) Data Quality Analyst
16 26 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 26 (2.38%) Quality Analyst
17 25 (2.29%) Migration Analyst
18 24 (2.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (8.15%) Kafka
2 64 (5.86%) XML
3 40 (3.66%) REST
4 34 (3.11%) HTML
5 22 (2.01%) HTML5
6 20 (1.83%) .NET
6 20 (1.83%) XML Schema
7 15 (1.37%) AngularJS
7 15 (1.37%) JSON
8 14 (1.28%) Middleware
9 11 (1.01%) CSS
9 11 (1.01%) Natural Language Processing
9 11 (1.01%) React
10 10 (0.92%) RESTful
10 10 (0.92%) SOAP
10 10 (0.92%) Web Services
10 10 (0.92%) XSD
11 8 (0.73%) J2EE
11 8 (0.73%) JMS
11 8 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 220 (20.15%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (9.89%) Management Information System
3 63 (5.77%) Data Structures
3 63 (5.77%) Reference Data
4 33 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.93%) Credit Risk
6 25 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 25 (2.29%) NHS
7 22 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.10%) User Experience
10 10 (0.92%) Taxonomies
11 9 (0.82%) Data Centre
11 9 (0.82%) Derivative
12 8 (0.73%) CMDB
13 7 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.55%) Life Science
14 6 (0.55%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.46%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 54 (4.95%) Unix
2 53 (4.85%) Linux
3 19 (1.74%) Windows
4 7 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.092%) Android
5 1 (0.092%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.092%) Solaris
5 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (30.13%) Data Modelling
2 287 (26.28%) Analytics
3 278 (25.46%) ETL
4 248 (22.71%) Business Intelligence
5 228 (20.88%) Migration
6 226 (20.70%) Data Management
7 200 (18.32%) Data Governance
8 199 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
9 176 (16.12%) Data Migration
10 173 (15.84%) Data Analysis
11 146 (13.37%) Data Architecture
12 119 (10.90%) Data Integration
13 103 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 101 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
15 99 (9.07%) Visualisation
16 96 (8.79%) Data Science
17 85 (7.78%) Data Cleansing
18 81 (7.42%) Data Mapping
19 79 (7.23%) Machine Learning
20 78 (7.14%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 428 (39.19%) SQL
2 117 (10.71%) Python
3 74 (6.78%) Java
4 56 (5.13%) R
5 46 (4.21%) JavaScript
6 45 (4.12%) PL/SQL
7 41 (3.75%) C#
8 38 (3.48%) VBA
9 32 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 23 (2.11%) Scala
11 20 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.65%) C++
13 15 (1.37%) C
14 14 (1.28%) Natural
15 10 (0.92%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.82%) Ruby
17 8 (0.73%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.73%) Perl
18 6 (0.55%) VB
19 5 (0.46%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 102 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 82 (7.51%) Degree
3 74 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.82%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.64%) PhD
9 6 (0.55%) CISSP
10 4 (0.37%) CISM
10 4 (0.37%) CISMP
10 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.37%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.27%) MCSE
12 2 (0.18%) CCIE
12 2 (0.18%) CCNP
12 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.13%) GDPR
2 53 (4.85%) QA
3 12 (1.10%) SLA
4 9 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.73%) PMO
6 6 (0.55%) Basel II
6 6 (0.55%) IFRS
6 6 (0.55%) SNOMED CT
7 5 (0.46%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.37%) HL7
9 3 (0.27%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.092%) MiFID
11 1 (0.092%) PSD2
11 1 (0.092%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (0.73%) Apache Flume
2 7 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.55%) Docker
4 5 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.37%) HDFS
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 55 (5.04%) Oozie
2 12 (1.10%) Terraform
3 7 (0.64%) Puppet
4 6 (0.55%) Consul
4 6 (0.55%) Packer
5 5 (0.46%) Ansible
5 5 (0.46%) Kibana
5 5 (0.46%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.092%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.092%) Grafana
Vendors
1 187 (17.12%) Oracle
2 142 (13.00%) Microsoft
3 101 (9.25%) SAP
4 100 (9.16%) Informatica
5 75 (6.87%) Tableau
6 55 (5.04%) Teradata
7 41 (3.75%) IBM
7 41 (3.75%) Talend
8 28 (2.56%) Google
9 27 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (2.20%) Cloudera
11 21 (1.92%) CA
12 19 (1.74%) Ab Initio
13 17 (1.56%) Cognos
14 14 (1.28%) HP
14 14 (1.28%) Software AG
15 13 (1.19%) Hortonworks
15 13 (1.19%) ServiceNow
16 12 (1.10%) Alteryx
17 10 (0.92%) MicroStrategy