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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Quality
Rank 136 132 123
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 30 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.74% 0.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.15% 8.10% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 12
Median daily rate £400 £463 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +27.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £278 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £613 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £47.33 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +85.18%
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
328 358 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.13% 9.15% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 191 130
Median daily rate £400 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 29
Median hourly rate £85.00 £27.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.30% +68.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £14.50 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

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 3 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 3 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 +7 15 £425 +53.15% 2
Cheshire -18 8 £425 -10.52%
Merseyside +5 3 £190 -45.71% 1
Lancashire -3 1 £318 -49.20%
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 29 (48.33%) SQL
2 17 (28.33%) Data Governance
3 16 (26.67%) Migration
4 15 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 14 (23.33%) Finance
5 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (21.67%) Data Management
7 12 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
7 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (18.33%) ETL
9 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (15.00%) Data Analysis
10 9 (15.00%) Talend Open Studio
10 9 (15.00%) NHS
10 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (15.00%) Talend
11 8 (13.33%) Master Data Management
11 8 (13.33%) SAS
11 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
12 7 (11.67%) Validation
12 7 (11.67%) Reference Data
12 7 (11.67%) Data Integration
13 6 (10.00%) Credit Risk
13 6 (10.00%) Quality Management
13 6 (10.00%) SOA
13 6 (10.00%) Data Structures
14 5 (8.33%) Data Architecture
14 5 (8.33%) Oracle
14 5 (8.33%) Java

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 8 (13.33%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.33%) Google Analytics
1 2 (3.33%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.00%) Big Data
4 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
4 3 (5.00%) MS Access
4 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.67%) DB2
6 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.67%) MySQL
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.67%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.67%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) Data Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Data Manager
4 7 (11.67%) Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Data Quality Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Database Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Data Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Data Governance Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Data Governance Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Governance Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Big Data Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Data Migration Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Master Data Expert
8 2 (3.33%) Workday Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) XML
2 3 (5.00%) JSON
2 3 (5.00%) RESTful
2 3 (5.00%) SOAP
2 3 (5.00%) Web Services
2 3 (5.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.00%) NHS
3 7 (11.67%) Data Integration
3 7 (11.67%) Reference Data
4 6 (10.00%) Credit Risk
4 6 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 4 (6.67%) Taxonomies
6 2 (3.33%) Informatics
6 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
1 2 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Data Governance
2 16 (26.67%) Migration
3 15 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 13 (21.67%) Data Management
5 12 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
6 11 (18.33%) ETL
7 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (15.00%) Data Analysis
8 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (13.33%) Master Data Management
10 7 (11.67%) Validation
11 6 (10.00%) Quality Management
11 6 (10.00%) SOA
12 5 (8.33%) Data Architecture
12 5 (8.33%) Information Security
12 5 (8.33%) Project Management
13 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
14 3 (5.00%) EAI
14 3 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (48.33%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) COBOL
4 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Talend
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) SAP
4 3 (5.00%) Software AG
5 2 (3.33%) Google
5 2 (3.33%) hybris
5 2 (3.33%) Teradata
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Trillium