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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 226 205
Rank change year-on-year -10 -21  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 446 602 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.12% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.69% 9.84% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 404 432
Median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 16
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.31% -25.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.18 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £22.50 £41.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -45.00%  

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 5131 6115 6422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.46% 11.39% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3330 3961 4092
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 £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 207 193
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +20.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.08 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +33.33%  

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 May 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 May 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 -14 414 £475 +5.55% 77
London -11 232 £491 +6.21% 31
South East -2 58 £475 +11.76% 15
City of London +19 54 £500 +6.66% 10
Yorkshire +25 39 £438 +9.37% 5
West Yorkshire +27 32 £481 +16.66% 5
Leeds +31 29 £516 +28.96% 4
Scotland +39 24 £305 -26.06% 4
Berkshire +18 22 £475 +5.55%
West Midlands -4 21 £395 +1.93% 2
East of England -13 19 £438 -5.40% 3
North West +21 17 £400 -5.88% 11
East Midlands -33 16 £463 +42.30% 3
West Sussex - 16 £440 - 1
Edinburgh +14 15 £450 -10.00% 1
Northamptonshire +6 12 £425 -20.93%
Crawley - 11 £445 -
Manchester +12 10 £400 -5.88% 9
Glasgow +6 9 £303 -3.20% 3
Reading +26 8 £475 +2.70%
South West +10 8 £575 +27.77% 6
County Antrim -28 7 £463 +164.28%
Belfast -30 7 £463 +164.28%
Northern Ireland -34 7 £463 +164.28%
Norfolk +8 6 £450 -14.28%
Norwich +6 6 £450 -14.28%
East Sussex +1 6 £500 +17.64%
Wiltshire -2 6 £575 +27.77% 1
Brighton -3 6 £500 +17.64%
Hertfordshire -2 5 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 320 (36.28%) SQL
2 286 (32.43%) Data Modelling
3 277 (31.41%) Data Management
4 253 (28.68%) Finance
5 242 (27.44%) ETL
6 206 (23.36%) Data Warehouse
7 187 (21.20%) Business Intelligence
8 181 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
9 167 (18.93%) Migration
10 159 (18.03%) Data Analysis
11 149 (16.89%) Analytics
12 145 (16.44%) SQL Server
13 144 (16.33%) Oracle
13 144 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
14 142 (16.10%) Data Migration
15 113 (12.81%) Data Governance
16 108 (12.24%) Degree
17 105 (11.90%) Data Architecture
18 103 (11.68%) Microsoft
19 95 (10.77%) Big Data
20 93 (10.54%) Project Management
21 92 (10.43%) Hadoop
22 90 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
22 90 (10.20%) Banking
23 89 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
23 89 (10.09%) Data Cleansing
24 87 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 86 (9.75%) Data Integration
26 84 (9.52%) Management Information System
27 79 (8.96%) 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 61 (6.92%) SAS
2 29 (3.29%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.59%) Apache Pig
4 13 (1.47%) Confluence
4 13 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.79%) nginx
6 6 (0.68%) Apache
7 5 (0.57%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.34%) CMS
9 3 (0.34%) FileNet
9 3 (0.34%) JBoss
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.23%) Drupal
10 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 90 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.25%) SPSS
7 7 (0.79%) Stata
8 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.25%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.68%) SAP MDG
3 6 (0.68%) SAP MDM
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.45%) iTrent
6 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.34%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.23%) HFM
7 2 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.23%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.02%) SaaS
4 6 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.34%) Office 365
6 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.23%) iPaaS
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle CX
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 2 (0.23%) Internet
2 2 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (0.23%) VoIP
3 1 (0.11%) FTP
3 1 (0.11%) HTTP
3 1 (0.11%) Intranet
3 1 (0.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (23.36%) Data Warehouse
2 145 (16.44%) SQL Server
3 95 (10.77%) Big Data
4 92 (10.43%) Hadoop
5 87 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 75 (8.50%) Relational Database
7 49 (5.56%) QlikView
7 49 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
9 33 (3.74%) Data Mining
9 33 (3.74%) RDBMS
10 31 (3.51%) Apache Hive
10 31 (3.51%) DB2
11 26 (2.95%) NoSQL
12 24 (2.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 24 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (2.61%) MySQL
14 22 (2.49%) HBase
15 21 (2.38%) MongoDB
15 21 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (4.42%) JIRA
1 39 (4.42%) Talend Open Studio
2 27 (3.06%) ERwin
3 21 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.15%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.36%) Vagrant
6 12 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.79%) JMeter
7 7 (0.79%) Toad
8 5 (0.57%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.57%) Selenium
8 5 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.45%) MagicDraw
10 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.34%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.34%) PowerDesigner
11 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 253 (28.68%) Finance
2 90 (10.20%) Banking
3 36 (4.08%) Retail
4 25 (2.83%) Marketing
5 23 (2.61%) Legal
6 19 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.59%) Front Office
9 12 (1.36%) Billing
10 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.02%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.91%) Publishing
13 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.57%) Law
15 4 (0.45%) French Language
15 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.34%) Advertising
16 3 (0.34%) Games
16 3 (0.34%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 322 (36.51%) Analyst
2 202 (22.90%) Data Analyst
3 147 (16.67%) Developer
4 127 (14.40%) Architect
5 93 (10.54%) Data Architect
6 74 (8.39%) Business Analyst
7 62 (7.03%) Consultant
8 43 (4.88%) Data Quality Analyst
9 40 (4.54%) Data Manager
10 38 (4.31%) Quality Analyst
11 32 (3.63%) Data Business Analyst
12 30 (3.40%) SQL Analyst
13 29 (3.29%) Data Consultant
13 29 (3.29%) Tester
14 28 (3.17%) Project Manager
15 26 (2.95%) SQL Data Analyst
16 25 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
17 23 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 21 (2.38%) SQL Developer
19 20 (2.27%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.29%) Web Services
1 29 (3.29%) XML
2 23 (2.61%) REST
3 14 (1.59%) .NET
4 12 (1.36%) SOAP
5 11 (1.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 9 (1.02%) Flask
7 8 (0.91%) XSD
8 7 (0.79%) HTML
8 7 (0.79%) Kafka
9 6 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (0.68%) RESTful
10 5 (0.57%) Lucene
10 5 (0.57%) Middleware
10 5 (0.57%) Node.js
11 4 (0.45%) CSS
11 4 (0.45%) D3.js
11 4 (0.45%) J2EE
11 4 (0.45%) JMS
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 144 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 65 (7.37%) Data Structures
4 54 (6.12%) Reference Data
5 40 (4.54%) NHS
6 22 (2.49%) Credit Risk
7 20 (2.27%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.93%) Market Risk
9 10 (1.13%) Replication
9 10 (1.13%) Taxonomies
10 9 (1.02%) Social Media
10 9 (1.02%) User Experience
11 8 (0.91%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.79%) Derivative
12 7 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.68%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.68%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.20%) Unix
2 29 (3.29%) Linux
3 13 (1.47%) Windows
4 12 (1.36%) Solaris
5 5 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) AIX
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (32.43%) Data Modelling
2 277 (31.41%) Data Management
3 242 (27.44%) ETL
4 187 (21.20%) Business Intelligence
5 181 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
6 167 (18.93%) Migration
7 159 (18.03%) Data Analysis
8 149 (16.89%) Analytics
9 142 (16.10%) Data Migration
10 113 (12.81%) Data Governance
11 105 (11.90%) Data Architecture
12 93 (10.54%) Project Management
13 89 (10.09%) Data Cleansing
13 89 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 86 (9.75%) Data Integration
15 74 (8.39%) Master Data Management
16 63 (7.14%) Validation
17 60 (6.80%) Business Analysis
18 57 (6.46%) Quality Management
18 57 (6.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 320 (36.28%) SQL
2 65 (7.37%) Python
3 39 (4.42%) T-SQL
4 37 (4.20%) Java
5 35 (3.97%) VBA
6 32 (3.63%) R
7 28 (3.17%) PL/SQL
8 24 (2.72%) Shell Script
9 20 (2.27%) Scala
10 19 (2.15%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.36%) C
12 9 (1.02%) C#
12 9 (1.02%) C++
13 8 (0.91%) VB
14 7 (0.79%) PHP
15 4 (0.45%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.45%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.34%) ABAP
16 3 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 108 (12.24%) Degree
2 59 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.36%) Master's Degree
5 8 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.68%) ISEB
7 6 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.57%) PMP
9 4 (0.45%) CLAS
9 4 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.23%) IIBA
11 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (7.14%) QA
2 19 (2.15%) GDPR
3 13 (1.47%) PMO
4 12 (1.36%) MiFID
5 10 (1.13%) Solvency II
6 7 (0.79%) SLA
7 6 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.34%) GMP
8 3 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.34%) IFRS
8 3 (0.34%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.23%) Basel II
9 2 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.11%) Basel III
10 1 (0.11%) COREP
10 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.11%) EMIR
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 14 (1.59%) Docker
2 7 (0.79%) Apache Flume
2 7 (0.79%) Corosync
2 7 (0.79%) Squid
3 6 (0.68%) HDFS
4 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (1.13%) Puppet
2 9 (1.02%) Ansible
3 7 (0.79%) Pacemaker
4 5 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.45%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
6 3 (0.34%) Ambari
6 3 (0.34%) Control-M
6 3 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.23%) Nagios
7 2 (0.23%) Oozie
7 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.11%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.11%) SCCM
8 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 144 (16.33%) Oracle
2 103 (11.68%) Microsoft
3 79 (8.96%) SAP
4 67 (7.60%) Informatica
5 59 (6.69%) Tableau
6 40 (4.54%) Teradata
7 39 (4.42%) Talend
8 31 (3.51%) IBM
9 27 (3.06%) Cloudera
10 25 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (2.15%) Sybase
12 18 (2.04%) Netezza
13 17 (1.93%) Cognos
14 15 (1.70%) Hortonworks
14 15 (1.70%) MicroStrategy
14 15 (1.70%) Red Hat
15 14 (1.59%) Splunk
16 13 (1.47%) MapR
17 12 (1.36%) Ab Initio
17 12 (1.36%) SolarWinds
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Boss ERP Consulting
Posted: 15 days ago