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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 86 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 35 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.31% 0.088% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.23% 1.57% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £9.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -25.00%
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
182 127 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.79% 5.58% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 63 68
Average daily rate £389 £331 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.44% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.41% +4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -25.43%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 +21 28 £400 -
Glasgow +3 8 - -
Stirling - - - -
Data Quality
UK

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 34 (68.00%) Banking
2 26 (52.00%) Finance
3 24 (48.00%) SQL
4 20 (40.00%) Data Management
5 18 (36.00%) Data Cleansing
6 17 (34.00%) Migration
7 16 (32.00%) Data Governance
8 13 (26.00%) Data Analysis
9 12 (24.00%) Retail
9 12 (24.00%) Project Management
10 11 (22.00%) Business Analysis
10 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (20.00%) ETL
11 10 (20.00%) SAS
11 10 (20.00%) MS Office
12 9 (18.00%) Data Migration
13 7 (14.00%) Informatica
13 7 (14.00%) PowerCenter
14 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
14 6 (12.00%) MS Project
14 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
15 5 (10.00%) Data Mapping
15 5 (10.00%) Oracle
15 5 (10.00%) Master Data Management
16 4 (8.00%) Data Structures
16 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
16 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 4 (8.00%) Trillium
16 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 10 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Office
2 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (12.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP MDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) PowerCenter
2 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (2.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) ERwin
General
1 34 (68.00%) Banking
2 26 (52.00%) Finance
3 12 (24.00%) Retail
4 4 (8.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Law
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (72.00%) Analyst
2 27 (54.00%) Data Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Quality Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Data Quality Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) SAS Data Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Data Migration Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Data Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Designer
7 2 (4.00%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Informatica Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Informatica Specialist
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Data Management
2 18 (36.00%) Data Cleansing
3 17 (34.00%) Migration
4 16 (32.00%) Data Governance
5 13 (26.00%) Data Analysis
6 12 (24.00%) Project Management
7 11 (22.00%) Business Analysis
8 10 (20.00%) ETL
9 9 (18.00%) Data Migration
10 5 (10.00%) Data Mapping
10 5 (10.00%) Master Data Management
11 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (8.00%) Quality Management
11 4 (8.00%) Change Management
12 3 (6.00%) Validation
12 3 (6.00%) Analytics
13 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
13 2 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Informatica
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (8.00%) Trillium
4 3 (6.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) CA
5 1 (2.00%) Teradata