Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 247 264 244
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20 +13
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 404 952 1,191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.01% 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.70% 9.80% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 573 769
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £302 £313 £305
90th Percentile £684 £625 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +11.76% -4.49% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 27
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.42 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.07% -16.02% +54.55%
10th Percentile £15.94 £11.85 £15.32
90th Percentile £38.07 £61.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.54 £20.76 £25.25
% change year-on-year +3.72% -17.77% +62.22%

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 4,166 9,710 12,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.28% 10.33% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,440 5,999 7,800
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £255 £241 £250
90th Percentile £638 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 410 396
Median hourly rate £22.82 £22.96 £22.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +2.49% +12.00%
10th Percentile £12.78 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.80 £53.75 £53.25
Median hourly rate £21.25 £25.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -16.67% +15.40% +13.32%

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 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in the UK

Data Quality
Top 18 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 13 July 2020. 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 +13 360 £525 +10.53% 51
London +35 200 £525 +5.00% 25
UK excluding London +10 182 £475 +11.76% 33
South East +59 49 £500 +11.11% 11
North of England +37 39 £513 +20.59% 2
East of England +50 34 £450 -
Work from Home +13 29 £538 +2.38% 6
Scotland +22 22 £425 -3.41% 6
Midlands +60 20 £475 +13.10% 10
West Midlands +61 18 £475 +7.95% 6
North West +36 14 £600 +33.33% 1
North East +48 13 £788 +53.66%
South West +59 12 £525 +31.25% 3
Yorkshire +40 12 £375 -8.54% 1
Channel Islands - 3 £225 -
East Midlands +41 2 £513 +23.87% 4
Wales +36 2 £396 +5.59%
Northern Ireland +17 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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.

1 148 (36.63%) SQL
2 122 (30.20%) Data Modelling
3 99 (24.50%) Finance
4 98 (24.26%) Data Management
4 98 (24.26%) Data Governance
5 96 (23.76%) Migration
6 95 (23.51%) Analytics
7 88 (21.78%) Business Intelligence
8 82 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (17.82%) ETL
10 69 (17.08%) Analytical Skills
11 67 (16.58%) Data Migration
12 64 (15.84%) Python
13 59 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
14 58 (14.36%) Data Architecture
15 57 (14.11%) Relational Database
16 54 (13.37%) Visualisation
16 54 (13.37%) Microsoft Excel
17 52 (12.87%) Master Data Management
18 51 (12.62%) Azure
18 51 (12.62%) Data Analysis
19 48 (11.88%) Oracle
19 48 (11.88%) Microsoft
20 47 (11.63%) Power Platform
21 46 (11.39%) Management Information System
22 43 (10.64%) SQL Server
22 43 (10.64%) Java
22 43 (10.64%) AWS
22 43 (10.64%) Data Cleansing
23 41 (10.15%) 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 12 (2.97%) SAS
2 11 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.98%) Jupyter
5 7 (1.73%) Apache
5 7 (1.73%) Confluence
6 5 (1.24%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 4 (0.99%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.74%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.50%) Jetty
9 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.25%) IIS
10 1 (0.25%) Mule
10 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.25%) WildFly
10 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (13.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) ArcInfo
6 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.73%) SAP MDM
3 6 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.24%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.99%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.99%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.74%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.74%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.25%) HealthRoster
8 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle AML
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.62%) Azure
2 47 (11.63%) Power Platform
3 43 (10.64%) AWS
4 14 (3.47%) GCP
5 10 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (2.48%) Logic Apps
5 10 (2.48%) Power Automate
6 7 (1.73%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.99%) Azure Functions
7 4 (0.99%) Serverless
8 3 (0.74%) Datadog
8 3 (0.74%) G Suite
8 3 (0.74%) GitHub
8 3 (0.74%) Office 365
8 3 (0.74%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.50%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.50%) Slack
9 2 (0.50%) Trello
10 1 (0.25%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.99%) DKIM
2 2 (0.50%) Firewall
2 2 (0.50%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.50%) VPN
3 1 (0.25%) HTTP
3 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.25%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.25%) SMTP
3 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
2 57 (14.11%) Relational Database
3 43 (10.64%) SQL Server
4 39 (9.65%) Power BI
5 28 (6.93%) RDBMS
6 26 (6.44%) NoSQL
7 23 (5.69%) Big Data
7 23 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (5.20%) Data Lake
9 20 (4.95%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (4.46%) Hadoop
12 17 (4.21%) Amazon Aurora
13 12 (2.97%) MS Access
14 11 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (2.48%) Snowflake Schema
15 10 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (2.23%) MongoDB
16 9 (2.23%) QlikView
17 8 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (4.21%) JIRA
2 10 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.23%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.73%) JUnit
4 7 (1.73%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.49%) ERwin
6 4 (0.99%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.99%) Maven
6 4 (0.99%) NUnit
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.74%) Subversion
7 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.50%) LSMW
8 2 (0.50%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.50%) PROIV
9 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 99 (24.50%) Finance
2 41 (10.15%) Public Sector
3 18 (4.46%) Legal
4 17 (4.21%) Banking
5 13 (3.22%) Marketing
6 11 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.98%) Front Office
9 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.49%) Law
10 6 (1.49%) Local Government
10 6 (1.49%) Retail
11 5 (1.24%) Advertising
11 5 (1.24%) Back Office
12 4 (0.99%) Publishing
13 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.50%) Electronics
14 2 (0.50%) German Language
15 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (31.68%) Analyst
2 70 (17.33%) Data Analyst
2 70 (17.33%) Developer
3 54 (13.37%) Architect
4 40 (9.90%) Data Architect
5 35 (8.66%) Business Analyst
6 30 (7.43%) SQL Developer
7 29 (7.18%) Consultant
8 22 (5.45%) Data Engineer
9 18 (4.46%) Data Consultant
10 17 (4.21%) AWS Developer
10 17 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
10 17 (4.21%) AWS Software Engineer
10 17 (4.21%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 17 (4.21%) Software Engineer
11 15 (3.71%) Java Developer
12 13 (3.22%) Data Manager
12 13 (3.22%) Data Quality Analyst
12 13 (3.22%) Java Engineer
13 12 (2.97%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.94%) Web Services
2 20 (4.95%) gRPC
2 20 (4.95%) Protocol Buffers
3 12 (2.97%) XML
4 10 (2.48%) Kafka
5 8 (1.98%) Pandas
5 8 (1.98%) RESTful
6 6 (1.49%) Matplotlib
7 5 (1.24%) JSON
7 5 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.24%) REST
8 4 (0.99%) SAP Basis
8 4 (0.99%) SAP Fiori
8 4 (0.99%) Spring
9 3 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.74%) LDAP
9 3 (0.74%) pytest
9 3 (0.74%) SAML
9 3 (0.74%) scikit-learn
9 3 (0.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 69 (17.08%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 32 (7.92%) Data Structures
4 30 (7.43%) Reference Data
5 14 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.98%) NHS
7 7 (1.73%) FMCG
8 6 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.49%) User Experience
9 5 (1.24%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.99%) Replication
10 4 (0.99%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.74%) CMDB
11 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.50%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.23%) Linux
2 7 (1.73%) Unix
2 7 (1.73%) Windows
3 5 (1.24%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (30.20%) Data Modelling
2 98 (24.26%) Data Governance
2 98 (24.26%) Data Management
3 96 (23.76%) Migration
4 95 (23.51%) Analytics
5 88 (21.78%) Business Intelligence
6 82 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (17.82%) ETL
8 67 (16.58%) Data Migration
9 58 (14.36%) Data Architecture
10 54 (13.37%) Visualisation
11 52 (12.87%) Master Data Management
12 51 (12.62%) Data Analysis
13 43 (10.64%) Data Cleansing
14 33 (8.17%) Data Science
15 30 (7.43%) ERP
16 29 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (6.93%) Microservices
17 28 (6.93%) Validation
18 27 (6.68%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 148 (36.63%) SQL
2 64 (15.84%) Python
3 43 (10.64%) Java
4 29 (7.18%) R
5 18 (4.46%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.47%) C#
7 12 (2.97%) VBA
8 11 (2.72%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.49%) Go
11 5 (1.24%) ABAP
11 5 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.24%) Ruby
11 5 (1.24%) Scala
11 5 (1.24%) VB
12 4 (0.99%) C
13 3 (0.74%) Java 8
14 2 (0.50%) C++
14 2 (0.50%) Groovy
14 2 (0.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (7.92%) Degree
2 23 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.47%) CISM
5 8 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.99%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.50%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.50%) ISEB
7 2 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.50%) PMP
8 1 (0.25%) ACCA
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.25%) CIMA
8 1 (0.25%) HND
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.69%) QA
2 16 (3.96%) COBIT
3 14 (3.47%) GDPR
4 6 (1.49%) SLA
5 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.50%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.25%) Basel II
7 1 (0.25%) Basel III
7 1 (0.25%) CDISC
7 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) GMP
7 1 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.25%) IFRS
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.99%) Docker
2 3 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.50%) HDFS
3 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) NDS
4 1 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 12 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.74%) Ansible
2 3 (0.74%) Oozie
3 2 (0.50%) Ambari
3 2 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.50%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.25%) Control-M
4 1 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.25%) Grafana
4 1 (0.25%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.25%) Kibana
4 1 (0.25%) Mesos
4 1 (0.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.25%) Rancher
4 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (11.88%) Microsoft
1 48 (11.88%) Oracle
2 41 (10.15%) SAP
3 23 (5.69%) Informatica
3 23 (5.69%) Tableau
4 21 (5.20%) IBM
5 13 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.72%) Google
7 10 (2.48%) Alteryx
7 10 (2.48%) Talend
8 5 (1.24%) Northgate
8 5 (1.24%) Pardot
8 5 (1.24%) Remedy
8 5 (1.24%) Teradata
9 4 (0.99%) Ariba
9 4 (0.99%) Dataiku
9 4 (0.99%) Lotus
9 4 (0.99%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.74%) Marketo
10 3 (0.74%) Splunk