Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 245 207
Rank change year-on-year +10 -38 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 1063 1126 1342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.04% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.34% 9.27% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 753 906
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £271 £283 £261
90th Percentile £632 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 31
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -25.61% +34.94%
10th Percentile £9.76 £9.19 £10.43
90th Percentile £37.20 £41.25 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £21.64
% change year-on-year +29.63% -37.62% +44.27%

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 11384 12150 13266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.87% 11.22% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7381 7855 8439
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 425 426
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £57.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -5.38% +8.01% +7.63%

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 22 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor 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 22 August 2017. 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 +10 984 £463 +2.78% 89
London +18 531 £485 +2.11% 49
UK excluding London +22 519 £425 - 44
South East -19 142 £425 - 13
North of England +90 137 £486 +14.41% 13
Yorkshire +74 85 £520 +22.35% 6
Midlands -49 83 £400 - 7
Scotland +40 57 £400 - 2
East of England -13 54 £400 -10.11% 4
West Midlands 0 51 £398 -0.63% 6
North West +39 49 £500 +20.85% 5
South West +19 38 £475 +5.56% 3
East Midlands -42 32 £419 +24.07% 1
North East +60 11 £610 +52.50% 2
Wales +5 7 £445 +18.67%
Northern Ireland -47 7 £463 +164.29% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 406 (38.19%) SQL
2 324 (30.48%) Data Modelling
3 283 (26.62%) Finance
4 268 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
5 253 (23.80%) ETL
6 243 (22.86%) Data Management
7 226 (21.26%) Migration
8 223 (20.98%) Business Intelligence
9 221 (20.79%) Data Warehouse
10 218 (20.51%) Data Analysis
11 190 (17.87%) Data Migration
12 186 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
13 180 (16.93%) Analytics
14 168 (15.80%) Oracle
15 163 (15.33%) SQL Server
16 145 (13.64%) Data Integration
17 133 (12.51%) Data Governance
18 128 (12.04%) Microsoft Excel
19 116 (10.91%) Data Cleansing
20 113 (10.63%) Microsoft
21 111 (10.44%) Security Cleared
22 109 (10.25%) Big Data
23 108 (10.16%) SAP
24 106 (9.97%) Degree
25 103 (9.69%) Banking
26 102 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
27 101 (9.50%) Data Architecture
28 100 (9.41%) Relational Database
29 93 (8.75%) Hadoop
30 92 (8.65%) Project 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 60 (5.64%) SAS
2 33 (3.10%) Apache Spark
3 20 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.32%) Apache
5 12 (1.13%) Confluence
5 12 (1.13%) JBoss
6 10 (0.94%) Apache Pig
7 9 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.28%) FileNet
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.19%) CMS
12 2 (0.19%) Drupal
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 128 (12.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.94%) SPSS
6 8 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.75%) Stata
7 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.094%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (1.22%) SAP ERP
2 12 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.94%) Maximo
4 9 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
6 6 (0.56%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.56%) SAP PM
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.47%) SAP MDM
7 5 (0.47%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.38%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.38%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 3 (0.28%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.28%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.94%) SaaS
4 8 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (0.75%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (0.38%) Office 365
7 3 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.28%) GitHub
7 3 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.19%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.094%) IaaS
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.094%) Responsys
9 1 (0.094%) Slack
9 1 (0.094%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.32%) SMS
2 7 (0.66%) Internet
3 6 (0.56%) Firewall
3 6 (0.56%) HTTP
4 4 (0.38%) Broadband
4 4 (0.38%) Intranet
4 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.28%) BGP
5 3 (0.28%) DHCP
5 3 (0.28%) DNS
5 3 (0.28%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.28%) FTP
5 3 (0.28%) GSM
5 3 (0.28%) LDAP
5 3 (0.28%) MPLS
5 3 (0.28%) OSPF
5 3 (0.28%) SSL
5 3 (0.28%) VPN
5 3 (0.28%) WAN
5 3 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (20.79%) Data Warehouse
2 163 (15.33%) SQL Server
3 109 (10.25%) Big Data
4 100 (9.41%) Relational Database
5 93 (8.75%) Hadoop
6 76 (7.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 52 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (4.61%) QlikView
9 40 (3.76%) NoSQL
10 39 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
11 37 (3.48%) RDBMS
11 37 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (3.01%) Data Mining
12 32 (3.01%) DB2
12 32 (3.01%) HBase
13 30 (2.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 28 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
15 27 (2.54%) Apache Hive
16 25 (2.35%) MongoDB
17 23 (2.16%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 55 (5.17%) Talend Open Studio
2 49 (4.61%) JIRA
3 29 (2.73%) ERwin
4 23 (2.16%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.22%) Vagrant
7 13 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.75%) Selenium
8 8 (0.75%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.56%) JMeter
10 5 (0.47%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.47%) Toad
11 3 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.28%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.28%) PowerDesigner
11 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.19%) MagicDraw
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 283 (26.62%) Finance
2 103 (9.69%) Banking
3 47 (4.42%) Marketing
4 44 (4.14%) Retail
5 27 (2.54%) Front Office
6 26 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 25 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.98%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.79%) Legal
9 19 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.13%) Electronics
12 11 (1.03%) Publishing
13 10 (0.94%) Billing
13 10 (0.94%) German Language
14 7 (0.66%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.38%) Back Office
15 4 (0.38%) French Language
16 3 (0.28%) Games
16 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 394 (37.06%) Analyst
2 250 (23.52%) Data Analyst
3 166 (15.62%) Architect
4 155 (14.58%) Developer
5 107 (10.07%) Data Architect
6 95 (8.94%) Business Analyst
7 78 (7.34%) Consultant
8 39 (3.67%) Data Quality Analyst
9 32 (3.01%) Data Business Analyst
9 32 (3.01%) Data Engineer
9 32 (3.01%) Quality Analyst
9 32 (3.01%) Technical Architect
10 31 (2.92%) Data Manager
10 31 (2.92%) SQL Analyst
11 30 (2.82%) Data Consultant
12 29 (2.73%) SQL Developer
13 26 (2.45%) Project Manager
13 26 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
14 25 (2.35%) SQL Data Analyst
15 23 (2.16%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.17%) XML
2 45 (4.23%) REST
3 24 (2.26%) Web Services
4 19 (1.79%) Kafka
5 17 (1.60%) .NET
5 17 (1.60%) JSON
6 15 (1.41%) JMS
7 14 (1.32%) SOAP
8 10 (0.94%) HTML
8 10 (0.94%) RESTful
9 9 (0.85%) EDI
9 9 (0.85%) Flask
9 9 (0.85%) Node.js
10 7 (0.66%) J2EE
10 7 (0.66%) XSD
11 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.56%) D3.js
11 6 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.56%) Visualforce
12 5 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 186 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 78 (7.34%) Data Structures
4 71 (6.68%) Reference Data
5 40 (3.76%) NHS
6 25 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.88%) Market Risk
8 17 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.41%) Taxonomies
10 15 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.32%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.94%) Derivative
13 9 (0.85%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.85%) User Experience
14 8 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.75%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (3.29%) Linux
2 29 (2.73%) Windows
3 28 (2.63%) Unix
4 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.094%) AIX
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.094%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (30.48%) Data Modelling
2 268 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (23.80%) ETL
4 243 (22.86%) Data Management
5 226 (21.26%) Migration
6 223 (20.98%) Business Intelligence
7 218 (20.51%) Data Analysis
8 190 (17.87%) Data Migration
9 180 (16.93%) Analytics
10 145 (13.64%) Data Integration
11 133 (12.51%) Data Governance
12 116 (10.91%) Data Cleansing
13 102 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 101 (9.50%) Data Architecture
15 92 (8.65%) Project Management
16 82 (7.71%) Business Analysis
17 79 (7.43%) Validation
18 74 (6.96%) Scrum
19 64 (6.02%) SDLC
20 62 (5.83%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 406 (38.19%) SQL
2 70 (6.59%) Python
3 52 (4.89%) T-SQL
4 50 (4.70%) Java
5 36 (3.39%) VBA
6 35 (3.29%) PL/SQL
7 31 (2.92%) R
8 26 (2.45%) Shell Script
9 25 (2.35%) Scala
10 19 (1.79%) C#
11 16 (1.51%) C
12 15 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.32%) AWK
13 14 (1.32%) JavaScript
13 14 (1.32%) SAS Macro
13 14 (1.32%) sed
13 14 (1.32%) VBScript
14 7 (0.66%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.66%) VB
15 6 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 111 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 106 (9.97%) Degree
3 76 (7.15%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.98%) ISEB
5 15 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.22%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.38%) CIMA
9 4 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.28%) IIBA
10 3 (0.28%) PMP
11 2 (0.19%) CCNA
11 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.53%) QA
2 53 (4.99%) GDPR
3 15 (1.41%) MiFID
4 14 (1.32%) PMO
5 11 (1.03%) SLA
6 5 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.38%) Basel II
7 4 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.38%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.28%) GMP
8 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.19%) HL7
9 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.094%) Basel III
10 1 (0.094%) COBIT
10 1 (0.094%) GxP
10 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.13%) Docker
2 7 (0.66%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) HDFS
4 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.28%) NFS
4 3 (0.28%) Openswan
4 3 (0.28%) pfSense
4 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.094%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 12 (1.13%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.85%) Ansible
3 8 (0.75%) Oracle EDQ
4 5 (0.47%) Terraform
5 3 (0.28%) Puppet
6 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.094%) Ambari
7 1 (0.094%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.094%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 168 (15.80%) Oracle
2 113 (10.63%) Microsoft
3 108 (10.16%) SAP
4 83 (7.81%) Informatica
5 60 (5.64%) Tableau
6 55 (5.17%) Talend
7 54 (5.08%) IBM
8 35 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (3.20%) Teradata
10 26 (2.45%) Cloudera
11 19 (1.79%) Cognos
12 18 (1.69%) Greenplum
13 15 (1.41%) Hortonworks
13 15 (1.41%) Sybase
13 15 (1.41%) Trillium
14 12 (1.13%) MapR
14 12 (1.13%) Netezza
15 11 (1.03%) DataFlux
16 10 (0.94%) Google
16 10 (0.94%) PeopleSoft