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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 140 131 113
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.86% 1.38% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£525 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.15 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+18.79% +26.27%
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
280 218 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.76% 7.69% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 109 65
Average daily rate £375 £375 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 8
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.50 £12.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +52.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.63 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

Data Quality
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Quality within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +1 3 £525 +40.00% 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (38.89%) Data Governance
2 6 (33.33%) Data Management
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) ETL
3 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (27.78%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (22.22%) PowerPivot
4 4 (22.22%) Data Integration
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Base SAS
4 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (22.22%) Reference Data
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) SAS
4 4 (22.22%) VBA
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (22.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 3 (16.67%) ResourceLink
5 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (22.22%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) PowerPivot
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) ResourceLink
2 1 (5.56%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (22.22%) Base SAS
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SSDT
3 1 (5.56%) QlikView
3 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.56%) Star Schema
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) SAS Developer
3 3 (16.67%) ETL Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Data Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) IT Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAP MDM Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Data Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QlikView Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Modeller
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Reference Data
1 4 (22.22%) Data Integration
1 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Data Governance
2 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (33.33%) Data Management
3 5 (27.78%) ETL
3 5 (27.78%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
6 2 (11.11%) Line Management
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) Novell
2 1 (5.56%) SAP