The table below looks at the statistics for Data Quality skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 359 380 364
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 272 216 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.32% 5.14% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 133 124
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £23.10 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £10.32 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £43.00 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.10 £10.81 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+113.78% -60.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4307 4200 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.95% 7.98% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2562 2186
Average daily rate £403 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 202 112
Average hourly rate £20.09 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

Data Quality
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Quality Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Quality
Daily Rate Trend

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

Data Quality Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Quality within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Data Quality Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality within the UK.

Data Quality Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Quality within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Data Quality Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Quality
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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.

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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
England -2 234 £428 -5.00% 58
London -41 101 £456 +1.38% 29
South East +22 64 £450 - 9
City of London 0 32 £500 -1.86% 6
Scotland +21 28 £375 - 4
East Sussex +7 23 £450 -
Glasgow +13 20 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 20 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -7 17 £331 -17.18% 4
West Midlands 0 16 £400 +3.22% 4
Brighton -1 15 £450 -
South West +14 14 £350 -17.64% 3
Milton Keynes - 14 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire -7 13 £350 -12.50% 3
Surrey +11 12 £575 +2.22%
East of England +8 11 £413 +32.00%
Leeds -8 11 £350 -33.33% 2
Edinburgh +8 10 £400 - 2
Bristol +2 7 £315 -10.00% 1
Wales +11 6 £110 -
Hertfordshire 0 6 £308 -5.38%
Birmingham -5 6 £400 +3.22% 3
Hampshire -2 5 £450 +5.88% 5
East Midlands -7 5 £450 +80.00% 2
Swindon +15 4 £569 +19.73%
Bedfordshire +7 4 £450 +44.00%
Wiltshire +4 4 £569 +19.73%
Welwyn Garden City -2 4 £309 +0.40%
North West -19 4 £525 - 4
Sheffield -6 3 £283 -

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 188 (34.31%) Finance
2 176 (32.12%) SQL
3 175 (31.93%) Data Management
4 140 (25.55%) Data Analysis
5 138 (25.18%) Data Modelling
6 130 (23.72%) Migration
7 127 (23.18%) Data Governance
8 124 (22.63%) ETL
9 112 (20.44%) Data Migration
10 111 (20.26%) Data Warehouse
11 107 (19.53%) Business Intelligence
12 105 (19.16%) Banking
13 102 (18.61%) Oracle
14 98 (17.88%) Informatica
15 80 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
16 67 (12.23%) Master Data Management
17 64 (11.68%) Microsoft
18 63 (11.50%) SQL Server
19 62 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
20 57 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
21 55 (10.04%) Quality Management
22 54 (9.85%) Data Integration
23 51 (9.31%) MS Excel
24 50 (9.12%) Business Analysis
25 49 (8.94%) SAP
26 47 (8.58%) PowerCenter
27 44 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 44 (8.03%) Reference Data
28 43 (7.85%) NHS
28 43 (7.85%) SAS

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 43 (7.85%) SAS
2 13 (2.37%) WebLogic
2 13 (2.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 12 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.36%) PowerExchange
6 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 51 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.84%) MS Office
3 23 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.10%) PowerPivot
5 13 (2.37%) MS Project
6 3 (0.55%) SPSS
7 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Oracle TCA
2 8 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.46%) SAP SD
3 6 (1.09%) Documaker
3 6 (1.09%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.55%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.55%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.36%) HFM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.18%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.46%) HTTPS
1 8 (1.46%) SSL
2 6 (1.09%) Internet
2 6 (1.09%) LDAP
3 4 (0.73%) Intranet
4 2 (0.36%) FTP
4 2 (0.36%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (20.26%) Data Warehouse
2 63 (11.50%) SQL Server
3 47 (8.58%) PowerCenter
4 44 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (6.39%) Oracle Database
6 29 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (4.20%) Relational Database
8 20 (3.65%) Data Mining
9 18 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
10 14 (2.55%) Base SAS
10 14 (2.55%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.55%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.55%) Big Data
11 13 (2.37%) IBM InfoSphere
11 13 (2.37%) DataStage
11 13 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (2.19%) QlikView
12 12 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 18 (3.28%) ERwin
2 11 (2.01%) JIRA
3 7 (1.28%) Subversion
3 7 (1.28%) LSMW
4 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.91%) Mercurial
4 5 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.73%) Toad
6 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.18%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.18%) JUnit
7 1 (0.18%) jMock
7 1 (0.18%) Maven
7 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.18%) Hudson
7 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 188 (34.31%) Finance
2 105 (19.16%) Banking
3 32 (5.84%) Retail
4 20 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.92%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.74%) Legal
7 14 (2.55%) Marketing
8 12 (2.19%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.46%) Billing
10 7 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.73%) Front Office
11 4 (0.73%) Advertising
12 3 (0.55%) Electronics
12 3 (0.55%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.55%) French Language
12 3 (0.55%) German Language
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Welsh Language
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 238 (43.43%) Analyst
2 173 (31.57%) Data Analyst
3 84 (15.33%) Developer
4 70 (12.77%) Business Analyst
5 64 (11.68%) Consultant
6 63 (11.50%) Architect
7 60 (10.95%) Quality Analyst
7 60 (10.95%) Data Quality Analyst
8 36 (6.57%) Data Architect
9 29 (5.29%) Data Consultant
10 28 (5.11%) Project Manager
11 27 (4.93%) Informatica Developer
12 24 (4.38%) Data Manager
13 17 (3.10%) Data Modeller
14 16 (2.92%) Oracle Consultant
14 16 (2.92%) Informatica Consultant
15 13 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (2.37%) Designer
16 12 (2.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 12 (2.19%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.74%) Oracle Fusion
2 14 (2.55%) Middleware
3 11 (2.01%) MDX
4 10 (1.82%) XML
5 9 (1.64%) XSLT
5 9 (1.64%) JDBC
5 9 (1.64%) Web Services
5 9 (1.64%) JMS
6 8 (1.46%) WebCenter
7 7 (1.28%) .NET
7 7 (1.28%) J2EE
8 6 (1.09%) HTML
8 6 (1.09%) XSD
9 5 (0.91%) XML Schema
9 5 (0.91%) JPA
10 3 (0.55%) SAP Smart Forms
10 3 (0.55%) BAPI
10 3 (0.55%) Web Dynpro
10 3 (0.55%) SAP ALE
10 3 (0.55%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 80 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (9.85%) Data Integration
3 44 (8.03%) Reference Data
4 43 (7.85%) NHS
5 20 (3.65%) Data Structures
6 19 (3.47%) Visualisation
7 18 (3.28%) Data Extraction
8 16 (2.92%) FMCG
9 11 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.64%) Credit Risk
11 8 (1.46%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.28%) Informatics
13 6 (1.09%) Statistics
13 6 (1.09%) Taxonomies
13 6 (1.09%) Clustering
13 6 (1.09%) Replication
14 5 (0.91%) Oracle Exalytics
14 5 (0.91%) W3C
15 4 (0.73%) Derivative
15 4 (0.73%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.74%) UNIX
2 18 (3.28%) Linux
3 8 (1.46%) AIX
4 3 (0.55%) Windows
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.18%) Solaris
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.18%) SUSE
6 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (31.93%) Data Management
2 140 (25.55%) Data Analysis
3 138 (25.18%) Data Modelling
4 130 (23.72%) Migration
5 127 (23.18%) Data Governance
6 124 (22.63%) ETL
7 112 (20.44%) Data Migration
8 107 (19.53%) Business Intelligence
9 67 (12.23%) Master Data Management
10 62 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 57 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (10.04%) Quality Management
13 50 (9.12%) Business Analysis
14 43 (7.85%) Validation
15 41 (7.48%) Project Management
15 41 (7.48%) Data Cleansing
16 39 (7.12%) Data Architecture
17 35 (6.39%) Analytics
18 34 (6.20%) Data Mapping
19 30 (5.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 176 (32.12%) SQL
2 27 (4.93%) T-SQL
3 20 (3.65%) Java
4 19 (3.47%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.74%) Shell Script
6 14 (2.55%) C#
7 12 (2.19%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.19%) C
8 11 (2.01%) VBA
9 7 (1.28%) VB
10 5 (0.91%) Perl
10 5 (0.91%) XPath
10 5 (0.91%) R
11 4 (0.73%) C++
11 4 (0.73%) Python
11 4 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.55%) ABAP
12 3 (0.55%) SAPscript
13 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (0.36%) Jython
Qualifications
1 26 (4.74%) Degree
2 17 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.28%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.09%) ISEB
5 5 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) HNC
6 1 (0.18%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.11%) QA
2 14 (2.55%) Solvency II
3 6 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.73%) SLA
5 3 (0.55%) Basel II
6 2 (0.36%) COREP
6 2 (0.36%) FINREP
7 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.18%) GAMP
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.09%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.18%) HDFS
3 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (1.09%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (1.09%) Oracle EDQ
2 6 (1.09%) Oracle Flashback
3 5 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.18%) Oozie
5 1 (0.18%) Ambari
5 1 (0.18%) OpenView
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.18%) Munin
Vendors
1 102 (18.61%) Oracle
2 98 (17.88%) Informatica
3 64 (11.68%) Microsoft
4 49 (8.94%) SAP
5 37 (6.75%) Trillium
6 35 (6.39%) Business Objects
7 29 (5.29%) IBM
8 25 (4.56%) Teradata
9 18 (3.28%) DataFlux
10 12 (2.19%) WorldPay
11 11 (2.01%) HP
12 9 (1.64%) Ab Initio
13 8 (1.46%) Remedy
14 7 (1.28%) Tableau
14 7 (1.28%) Siebel
14 7 (1.28%) CA
14 7 (1.28%) Netezza
15 5 (0.91%) Talend
15 5 (0.91%) Cognos
15 5 (0.91%) GoldenSource
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