The table below looks at the statistics for Data Quality skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Quality
Rank 138 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 23 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.44% 7.80% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 14
Median daily rate £425 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £47.33 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £13.61
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +83.75%
Data Quality
England

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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
309 372 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.93% 10.12% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 207 131
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £280 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 24
Median hourly rate £80.00 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+416.12% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.15 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

Data Quality
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Data Quality as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Data Quality Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Quality
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Data Quality Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Quality across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Data Quality Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Data Quality Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Data Quality
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +4 13 £425 +51.78% 3
Cheshire -19 4 £400 -20.00%
Merseyside 0 3 £190 -45.71% 1
Cumbria +2 2 £725 -
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 across the North West region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 24 (41.38%) SQL
2 17 (29.31%) Data Modelling
3 15 (25.86%) Data Management
3 15 (25.86%) Data Governance
3 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (22.41%) Migration
5 12 (20.69%) Finance
5 12 (20.69%) ETL
6 11 (18.97%) Data Cleansing
7 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
7 10 (17.24%) SAS
7 10 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
8 9 (15.52%) NHS
8 9 (15.52%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (15.52%) Talend
9 8 (13.79%) Master Data Management
9 8 (13.79%) Credit Risk
10 7 (12.07%) Reference Data
10 7 (12.07%) Validation
11 6 (10.34%) Quality Management
11 6 (10.34%) SOA
11 6 (10.34%) XML
11 6 (10.34%) Data Integration
11 6 (10.34%) Banking
11 6 (10.34%) Data Structures
12 5 (8.62%) Data Architecture
12 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (17.24%) SAS
2 2 (3.45%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.17%) Big Data
4 3 (5.17%) Data Mining
4 3 (5.17%) MS Access
4 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.72%) DB2
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.72%) MySQL
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.72%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Data Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Data Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Architect
5 5 (8.62%) Data Quality Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Integration Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Data Governance Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Data Governance Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Governance Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Data Quality Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Migration Manager
8 2 (3.45%) SSIS Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) SSRS Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Workday Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) XML
2 3 (5.17%) JSON
2 3 (5.17%) RESTful
2 3 (5.17%) SOAP
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) XML Schema
3 2 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.52%) NHS
3 8 (13.79%) Credit Risk
4 7 (12.07%) Reference Data
5 6 (10.34%) Data Integration
5 6 (10.34%) Data Structures
6 4 (6.90%) Taxonomies
7 2 (3.45%) Informatics
7 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
1 2 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Data Modelling
2 15 (25.86%) Data Governance
2 15 (25.86%) Data Management
3 13 (22.41%) Migration
4 12 (20.69%) ETL
5 11 (18.97%) Data Cleansing
6 10 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
6 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (13.79%) Master Data Management
8 7 (12.07%) Validation
9 6 (10.34%) Quality Management
9 6 (10.34%) SOA
10 5 (8.62%) Data Architecture
10 5 (8.62%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.62%) Information Security
10 5 (8.62%) Project Management
11 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.90%) Data Mapping
12 3 (5.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) Java
3 2 (3.45%) COBOL
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Talend
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
3 4 (6.90%) SAP
4 3 (5.17%) Software AG
5 2 (3.45%) hybris
5 2 (3.45%) Teradata
5 2 (3.45%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Trillium