Period
to 21 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 177 219 270
Rank change year-on-year +42 +51 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1,231 342 909
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.16% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.34% 9.94% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 199 561
10th Percentile £310 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £388 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -2.63%
75th Percentile £625 £581 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £439
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 28
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.08 £14.15
25th Percentile £21.38 £16.73 £16.81
Median hourly rate £26.48 £20.57 £27.97
Median % change year-on-year +28.73% -26.46% +47.21%
75th Percentile £37.50 £24.48 £53.44
90th Percentile £53.75 £33.27 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.39 £19.98 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.07% -33.41% +57.89%

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 9,973 3,442 9,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.49% 11.70% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,703 2,137 6,237
10th Percentile £263 £263 £249
25th Percentile £381 £360 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £468 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -
75th Percentile £589 £563 £550
90th Percentile £675 £638 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +0.54% +1.80% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 158 407
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.00 £15.31 £14.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £20.89
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +2.92% +4.45%
75th Percentile £42.22 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.12 £55.00 £53.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.86% -6.44% +12.50%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Quality as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Quality.

Daily rate trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Quality.

Hourly rate trend for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 +48 982 £525 +5.00% 188
London +43 577 £550 +4.76% 93
UK excluding London +8 413 £450 - 106
Work from Home -18 367 £500 -9.09% 22
South East +7 138 £488 +8.33% 18
Midlands -6 98 £425 -10.53% 16
East Midlands +7 49 £425 +12.43% 2
West Midlands -38 49 £450 -5.26% 14
Scotland -79 47 £425 -15.00% 9
North of England -62 45 £488 +30.00% 32
East of England -31 37 £215 -46.25% 15
South West -20 33 £500 +14.29% 13
Yorkshire -35 30 £413 +7.84% 17
North West -52 15 £513 +76.72% 13
Wales -17 12 £518 +30.70% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £340 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 486 (39.48%) SQL
2 393 (31.93%) Social Skills
3 384 (31.19%) Data Modelling
4 354 (28.76%) Data Management
5 327 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 317 (25.75%) Finance
7 280 (22.75%) Business Intelligence
8 275 (22.34%) Analytics
9 266 (21.61%) ETL
10 265 (21.53%) Data Governance
11 256 (20.80%) Migration
12 239 (19.42%) Python
13 225 (18.28%) Data Warehouse
14 214 (17.38%) Analytical Skills
15 197 (16.00%) Data Analysis
16 193 (15.68%) Data Migration
17 182 (14.78%) Metadata
18 175 (14.22%) Data Architecture
19 165 (13.40%) Azure
20 160 (13.00%) Informatica
21 154 (12.51%) Power Platform
22 151 (12.27%) Power BI
23 145 (11.78%) Microsoft
23 145 (11.78%) Data Cleansing
24 140 (11.37%) Big Data
25 139 (11.29%) SAP
26 132 (10.72%) Oracle
26 132 (10.72%) Data Integration
27 130 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
28 126 (10.24%) DevOps

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 96 (7.80%) Apache Spark
2 30 (2.44%) SAS
3 24 (1.95%) Confluence
4 23 (1.87%) Apache
5 18 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (0.81%) Appian
8 8 (0.65%) JBoss
9 5 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.24%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.24%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.24%) CMS
11 3 (0.24%) Documentum
11 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.16%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.081%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.081%) IIS
13 1 (0.081%) SAP Portal
13 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
Applications
1 130 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 44 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.32%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.32%) SPSS
8 1 (0.081%) Stata
Business Applications
1 49 (3.98%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.73%) Maximo
3 9 (0.73%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.73%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.73%) SAP MDG
4 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.32%) SAP IBP
6 4 (0.32%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 165 (13.40%) Azure
2 154 (12.51%) Power Platform
3 119 (9.67%) AWS
4 56 (4.55%) GCP
5 53 (4.31%) Collibra
6 50 (4.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 49 (3.98%) Serverless
8 39 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
9 37 (3.01%) Amazon S3
10 29 (2.36%) Snowflake
11 25 (2.03%) PaaS
12 23 (1.87%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 21 (1.71%) AWS Step Functions
14 20 (1.62%) IaaS
15 19 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (1.46%) Route 53
17 17 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
18 16 (1.30%) Amazon ECS
18 16 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.24%) DNS
1 3 (0.24%) Network Security
2 2 (0.16%) HTTP
2 2 (0.16%) Internet
2 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.081%) DMARC
3 1 (0.081%) Firewall
3 1 (0.081%) FTP
3 1 (0.081%) Intranet
3 1 (0.081%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.081%) SMS
3 1 (0.081%) SMTP
3 1 (0.081%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (18.28%) Data Warehouse
2 182 (14.78%) Metadata
3 151 (12.27%) Power BI
4 140 (11.37%) Big Data
5 107 (8.69%) SQL Server
6 96 (7.80%) Data Lake
7 73 (5.93%) Tableau
8 70 (5.69%) Hadoop
9 63 (5.12%) Relational Database
10 55 (4.47%) NoSQL
11 52 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 51 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
13 44 (3.57%) Apache Hive
14 40 (3.25%) HBase
15 38 (3.09%) Azure SQL Database
16 37 (3.01%) BigQuery
17 32 (2.60%) Data Mining
17 32 (2.60%) MySQL
18 31 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 28 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 63 (5.12%) JIRA
2 30 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (1.22%) ERwin
4 15 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.22%) webpack
5 13 (1.06%) GitLab
5 13 (1.06%) PowerDesigner
6 12 (0.97%) Bitbucket
6 12 (0.97%) kappa
7 11 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.73%) ER Studio
9 6 (0.49%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.32%) MLflow
12 3 (0.24%) Toad
13 2 (0.16%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.16%) LSMW
13 2 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 393 (31.93%) Social Skills
2 317 (25.75%) Finance
3 214 (17.38%) Analytical Skills
4 114 (9.26%) Banking
5 76 (6.17%) Public Sector
6 60 (4.87%) Manufacturing
7 58 (4.71%) Presentation Skills
8 51 (4.14%) Marketing
9 38 (3.09%) Telecoms
10 29 (2.36%) Legal
11 27 (2.19%) Investment Banking
11 27 (2.19%) Retail
12 23 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
13 21 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
14 20 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
15 16 (1.30%) Electronics
16 13 (1.06%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.97%) Law
17 12 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 330 (26.81%) Analyst
2 228 (18.52%) Data Analyst
3 172 (13.97%) Architect
4 153 (12.43%) Data Engineer
5 138 (11.21%) Data Architect
6 127 (10.32%) Developer
7 121 (9.83%) Consultant
8 66 (5.36%) Data Consultant
9 54 (4.39%) Business Analyst
10 42 (3.41%) Data Manager
11 39 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 35 (2.84%) SAP Consultant
13 32 (2.60%) Data Quality Analyst
14 29 (2.36%) Functional Consultant
15 28 (2.27%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
16 26 (2.11%) Quality Analyst
17 25 (2.03%) Data Governance Analyst
17 25 (2.03%) Data Governance Manager
17 25 (2.03%) Governance Manager
18 24 (1.95%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.47%) Kafka
2 38 (3.09%) PySpark
3 32 (2.60%) CSS
4 29 (2.36%) Node.js
5 24 (1.95%) React
5 24 (1.95%) Web Services
5 24 (1.95%) XML
6 23 (1.87%) Spark Streaming
7 22 (1.79%) RESTful
8 21 (1.71%) HTML
9 17 (1.38%) GraphQL
10 16 (1.30%) gRPC
11 15 (1.22%) LitElement
12 13 (1.06%) JSON
13 11 (0.89%) pytest
13 11 (0.89%) REST
14 9 (0.73%) NumPy
14 9 (0.73%) Pandas
15 7 (0.57%) HTML5
15 7 (0.57%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 57 (4.63%) Reference Data
3 50 (4.06%) Taxonomies
4 42 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 38 (3.09%) NHS
6 36 (2.92%) Virtual Team
7 29 (2.36%) Algorithms
8 25 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.87%) Legacy Systems
11 20 (1.62%) User Experience
12 18 (1.46%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (1.22%) CMDB
14 11 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
15 10 (0.81%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
16 9 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
16 9 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.73%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (2.11%) Linux
2 17 (1.38%) Unix
3 9 (0.73%) Windows
4 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.081%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (31.19%) Data Modelling
2 354 (28.76%) Data Management
3 327 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
4 280 (22.75%) Business Intelligence
5 275 (22.34%) Analytics
6 266 (21.61%) ETL
7 265 (21.53%) Data Governance
8 256 (20.80%) Migration
9 197 (16.00%) Data Analysis
10 193 (15.68%) Data Migration
11 175 (14.22%) Data Architecture
12 145 (11.78%) Data Cleansing
13 132 (10.72%) Data Integration
14 126 (10.24%) DevOps
15 125 (10.15%) Validation
16 123 (9.99%) Visualisation
17 120 (9.75%) Project Management
18 115 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
19 106 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
20 100 (8.12%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 486 (39.48%) SQL
2 239 (19.42%) Python
3 111 (9.02%) Java
4 59 (4.79%) R
5 47 (3.82%) T-SQL
6 35 (2.84%) Scala
7 34 (2.76%) JavaScript
8 32 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.14%) VBA
10 13 (1.06%) C#
11 12 (0.97%) CQL
11 12 (0.97%) PowerShell
12 10 (0.81%) C
12 10 (0.81%) PHP
13 8 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.65%) Perl
14 5 (0.41%) ABAP
14 5 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (0.41%) HiveQL
14 5 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 106 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 77 (6.26%) Degree
3 75 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.65%) ACCA
6 8 (0.65%) CIMA
6 8 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.41%) ISEB
8 5 (0.41%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.41%) PMP
9 4 (0.32%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.24%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.16%) HND
12 1 (0.081%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.081%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.58%) QA
2 72 (5.85%) GDPR
3 35 (2.84%) MiFID
4 25 (2.03%) PMO
5 11 (0.89%) SLA
6 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.32%) HL7
8 2 (0.16%) GRC
9 1 (0.081%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.081%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.081%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.081%) GMP
9 1 (0.081%) IFRS
9 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.081%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (1.95%) Docker
2 11 (0.89%) HDFS
3 9 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.081%) NDS
6 1 (0.081%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 26 (2.11%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (0.81%) Terraform
4 7 (0.57%) Puppet
5 6 (0.49%) Ansible
6 5 (0.41%) Core Impact
7 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.24%) Kibana
8 3 (0.24%) Nagios
8 3 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.16%) Control-M
9 2 (0.16%) Grafana
9 2 (0.16%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.081%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.081%) logstash
10 1 (0.081%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.081%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.081%) SCCM
Vendors
1 160 (13.00%) Informatica
2 145 (11.78%) Microsoft
3 139 (11.29%) SAP
4 132 (10.72%) Oracle
5 74 (6.01%) Salesforce.com
6 65 (5.28%) Databricks
7 55 (4.47%) Google
8 38 (3.09%) Talend
9 30 (2.44%) IBM
10 28 (2.27%) MuleSoft
11 25 (2.03%) Alteryx
11 25 (2.03%) ServiceNow
12 24 (1.95%) Teradata
13 17 (1.38%) Ab Initio
14 16 (1.30%) Adobe
15 15 (1.22%) BiZZdesign
16 13 (1.06%) Atlassian
16 13 (1.06%) CA
16 13 (1.06%) Netezza
17 10 (0.81%) Cloudera