The table below looks at the statistics for Data Quality skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Quality
Rank 125 149 119
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -30
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 32 52 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 0.93% 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.32% 10.55% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 46 68
Average daily rate £463 £444 £452
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -1.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £313 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +85.18%
Data Quality
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
310 493 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.88% 8.80% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 367 470
Average daily rate £475 £475 £452
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

Data Quality
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Data Quality Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Data Quality
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Quality across the City of London region.

Data Quality Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Quality across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Data Quality Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality across the City of London region.

Data Quality Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Data Quality also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Quality.

1 32 (40.00%) SQL
2 28 (35.00%) Finance
3 20 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 19 (23.75%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
5 17 (21.25%) Migration
5 17 (21.25%) Data Management
5 17 (21.25%) Analytics
6 16 (20.00%) Banking
6 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (17.50%) Data Migration
8 14 (17.50%) Data Analysis
9 13 (16.25%) Oracle
10 12 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (13.75%) Project Management
12 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 10 (12.50%) Validation
12 10 (12.50%) Data Governance
13 9 (11.25%) Data Mapping
13 9 (11.25%) ETL
14 8 (10.00%) MS Visio
14 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (8.75%) Windows
15 7 (8.75%) Data Analytics
15 7 (8.75%) Big Data
15 7 (8.75%) Data Cleansing
16 6 (7.50%) QA
16 6 (7.50%) Degree
16 6 (7.50%) Solvency II

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Data Quality also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Quality. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.75%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.25%) FileNet
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.50%) MS Office
4 5 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.50%) MS Project
5 2 (2.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.25%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
1 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.75%) Big Data
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.75%) Apache Hive
7 3 (3.75%) Data Mining
7 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (2.50%) DB2
8 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.50%) PowerPivot
8 2 (2.50%) QlikView
8 2 (2.50%) Spotfire
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.25%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) ERwin
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 16 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Advertising
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Front Office
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (58.75%) Analyst
2 20 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 20 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) Developer
4 10 (12.50%) Data Quality Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) Data Business Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Quality Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Architect
7 6 (7.50%) Excel Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.25%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Administrator
9 4 (5.00%) Consultant
9 4 (5.00%) Data Administrator
9 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Data Manager
10 3 (3.75%) Data Migration Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Process Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) XML
2 2 (2.50%) JSON
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) COM
3 1 (1.25%) MDX
3 1 (1.25%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.25%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.00%) Reference Data
2 4 (5.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.75%) CMDB
3 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (2.50%) PMI
4 2 (2.50%) Reinsurance
4 2 (2.50%) Statistics
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.25%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.25%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 19 (23.75%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (21.25%) Analytics
3 17 (21.25%) Data Management
3 17 (21.25%) Migration
4 14 (17.50%) Data Analysis
4 14 (17.50%) Data Migration
5 11 (13.75%) Project Management
6 10 (12.50%) Data Governance
6 10 (12.50%) Validation
7 9 (11.25%) Data Mapping
7 9 (11.25%) ETL
8 7 (8.75%) Data Analytics
8 7 (8.75%) Data Cleansing
9 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.50%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.50%) CRM
9 6 (7.50%) Data Entry
9 6 (7.50%) Master Data Management
10 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) Python
3 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.75%) Java
4 3 (3.75%) R
5 2 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) ACCA
2 2 (2.50%) CIMA
2 2 (2.50%) IIBA
2 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
1 6 (7.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.25%) ISO20022
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) SCCM
1 3 (3.75%) WSUS
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.25%) Oracle
3 5 (6.25%) Informatica
3 5 (6.25%) Teradata
3 5 (6.25%) WorldPay
4 4 (5.00%) Bloomberg
4 4 (5.00%) SAP
4 4 (5.00%) Tableau
5 3 (3.75%) Murex
5 3 (3.75%) Reuters
5 3 (3.75%) Splunk
6 2 (2.50%) Adobe
6 2 (2.50%) CA
6 2 (2.50%) Netezza
6 2 (2.50%) Sybase
6 2 (2.50%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.50%) Trillium
7 1 (1.25%) Talend