The table below looks at the statistics for Data Quality skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 96 128 112
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -16
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 34 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.11% 0.11% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.43% 1.79% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 7
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£450 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £376 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £384 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £10.40 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+142.73% -13.31%
Data Quality
UK

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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
207 168 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.74% 6.33% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 80 92
Average daily rate £390 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.11% +27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £12.80 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.85 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

Data Quality
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Data Quality Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Data Quality
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Data Quality Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Quality across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Data Quality Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Data Quality
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Edinburgh +13 19 £450 - 1
Glasgow +12 18 £350 -7.89%
Data Quality
UK

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 42 (63.64%) Finance
2 36 (54.55%) SQL
3 32 (48.48%) Banking
4 28 (42.42%) Data Analysis
5 20 (30.30%) Data Management
6 17 (25.76%) Migration
6 17 (25.76%) ETL
7 15 (22.73%) Data Cleansing
8 14 (21.21%) Data Governance
8 14 (21.21%) Informatica
9 12 (18.18%) PowerCenter
9 12 (18.18%) UNIX
9 12 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (16.67%) Oracle
10 11 (16.67%) Business Analysis
11 10 (15.15%) Project Management
12 9 (13.64%) Data Modelling
12 9 (13.64%) SAS
12 9 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (13.64%) Retail
12 9 (13.64%) ERwin
13 8 (12.12%) Data Migration
13 8 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (12.12%) MS Office
14 7 (10.61%) CA
14 7 (10.61%) Financial Institution
14 7 (10.61%) Data Integration
14 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
15 6 (9.09%) Teradata
15 6 (9.09%) MS Excel

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (13.64%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (12.12%) MS Office
3 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
4 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP MDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) PowerCenter
2 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.58%) MS Access
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) ERwin
General
1 42 (63.64%) Finance
2 32 (48.48%) Banking
3 9 (13.64%) Retail
4 7 (10.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (62.12%) Analyst
2 31 (46.97%) Data Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Quality Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Data Quality Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Architect
3 9 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Designer
5 7 (10.61%) ETL Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) SAS Data Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Informatica Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Lead Designer
8 3 (4.55%) Informatica Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Data Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Data Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Data Migration Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.61%) Data Integration
3 4 (6.06%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.03%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Data Analysis
2 20 (30.30%) Data Management
3 17 (25.76%) Migration
3 17 (25.76%) ETL
4 15 (22.73%) Data Cleansing
5 14 (21.21%) Data Governance
6 11 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 10 (15.15%) Project Management
8 9 (13.64%) Data Modelling
9 8 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (12.12%) Data Migration
10 5 (7.58%) Change Management
10 5 (7.58%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (7.58%) Master Data Management
11 4 (6.06%) Data Mapping
11 4 (6.06%) Quality Management
11 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (4.55%) Validation
12 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Informatica
2 11 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) CA
4 6 (9.09%) Teradata
5 4 (6.06%) Trillium
6 3 (4.55%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.52%) SAP
7 1 (1.52%) GoldenSource