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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Quality
Rank 106 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 15 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.62% 4.11% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
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£403 £380 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%
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
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
156 146 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.66% 5.78% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 57 67
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.20% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £281 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 14
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% -16.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.89 £8.56 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £45.25 £31.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
Edinburgh +4 13 £403 +5.92% 2
Data Quality
UK

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 17 (60.71%) Finance
1 17 (60.71%) Banking
2 12 (42.86%) Migration
2 12 (42.86%) Data Management
2 12 (42.86%) Data Migration
3 9 (32.14%) Data Cleansing
3 9 (32.14%) ETL
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) Informatica
5 6 (21.43%) PowerCenter
5 6 (21.43%) Retail
5 6 (21.43%) Data Governance
6 5 (17.86%) Master Data Management
6 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) MS Office
7 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.29%) Data Mapping
7 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
8 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
8 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
8 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.71%) MS Project
9 2 (7.14%) Teradata
9 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.14%) Microsoft

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.71%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) PowerCenter
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) QlikView
3 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (3.57%) Xcelsius
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
General
1 17 (60.71%) Finance
1 17 (60.71%) Banking
2 6 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Data Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Informatica Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Data Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Governance Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Teradata Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Migration
1 12 (42.86%) Data Management
1 12 (42.86%) Data Migration
2 9 (32.14%) Data Cleansing
2 9 (32.14%) ETL
3 6 (21.43%) Data Governance
4 5 (17.86%) Master Data Management
4 5 (17.86%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Data Mapping
5 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) Data Transformation
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
8 1 (3.57%) Wealth Management
8 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Informatica
2 2 (7.14%) Teradata
2 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft