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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Quality
Rank 132 134 138
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.067% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.65% 1.09% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£450 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
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
192 184 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.05% 6.18% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 80 97
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.30 £17.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £21.00 £40.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 16 September 2014. 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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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 - 4 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Manchester - - - - 1
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 4 (33.33%) ETL
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 4 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Informatica
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) QA
4 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
4 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Data Services

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Quality Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Quality Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Data Steward
3 1 (8.33%) Validation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
1 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 4 (33.33%) ETL
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 4 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) E-business
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Data Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau
3 1 (8.33%) Vertica
3 1 (8.33%) Talend
3 1 (8.33%) Datanomic
3 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (8.33%) Trillium
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
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