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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Quality
Rank 383 388 432
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +44
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 225 201 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.14% 5.08% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 119 85
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£401 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £338 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%

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
4378 3957 4592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.50% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2652 2317 2551
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 162 241
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.40 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 17 September 2014.

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
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 17 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
England -1 205 £415 -12.63% 37
London +23 104 £425 -15.00% 20
City of London +52 41 £450 -18.18% 10
South East -11 30 £400 -8.04% 5
Yorkshire +11 21 £425 -29.16% 1
Scotland -5 17 £388 +3.33% 4
West Yorkshire +6 15 £160 -73.33% 1
Edinburgh +6 13 £375 -6.25% 3
West Midlands -8 13 £400 +3.22% 1
Surrey +5 12 £400 -13.51% 2
South West -22 12 £475 +13.09% 3
East of England -20 9 £323 -0.76% 2
Leeds +8 8 £160 -73.33%
North West +2 7 £450 +30.43% 2
Swindon 0 6 £481 -0.77%
Wiltshire -11 6 £481 +1.31%
East Sussex -12 6 £415 +38.33%
Hertfordshire - 6 £323 - 2
East Midlands +7 5 £475 - 3
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £343 -29.74% 1
Milton Keynes +6 4 £335 -29.47%
Birmingham 0 4 £363 -9.37%
Bradford - 4 £425 - 1
Epsom - 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
Warrington - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
Glasgow -16 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £475 - 1
Berkshire +5 2 £475 +7.28%

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 149 (34.49%) Finance
2 139 (32.18%) SQL
3 128 (29.63%) Data Management
4 122 (28.24%) Oracle
5 101 (23.38%) Migration
6 97 (22.45%) Data Modelling
6 97 (22.45%) ETL
7 93 (21.53%) Business Intelligence
8 91 (21.06%) Data Migration
9 88 (20.37%) Data Warehouse
10 85 (19.68%) Data Analysis
11 79 (18.29%) Informatica
12 72 (16.67%) Data Governance
12 72 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 67 (15.51%) Banking
14 63 (14.58%) MS Excel
15 59 (13.66%) SQL Server
16 54 (12.50%) Master Data Management
17 51 (11.81%) Microsoft
18 47 (10.88%) SAP
19 40 (9.26%) Oracle ODI
20 39 (9.03%) Trillium
20 39 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 39 (9.03%) Data Cleansing
21 38 (8.80%) Data Architecture
21 38 (8.80%) NHS
21 38 (8.80%) Project Management
22 37 (8.56%) Analytics
23 35 (8.10%) Data Mapping
24 33 (7.64%) SOA

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 28 (6.48%) SAS
2 23 (5.32%) WebLogic
3 22 (5.09%) Oracle Service Bus
4 21 (4.86%) WebLogic Portal
5 19 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (2.08%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.16%) IIS
9 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.69%) CMS
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.23%) TWiki
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.23%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 63 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.71%) MS Office
3 14 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.78%) MS Project
6 5 (1.16%) Stata
7 3 (0.69%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (5.32%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (4.86%) Documaker
3 13 (3.01%) Oracle FAH
4 11 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.85%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.16%) HFM
6 5 (1.16%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.16%) SAP FI
6 5 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.93%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.69%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.46%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.46%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.46%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.46%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.32%) HTTPS
2 21 (4.86%) SSL
2 21 (4.86%) HTTP
3 5 (1.16%) LDAP
4 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.69%) DNS
5 3 (0.69%) FTP
5 3 (0.69%) Internet
6 2 (0.46%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (20.37%) Data Warehouse
2 59 (13.66%) SQL Server
3 40 (9.26%) Oracle ODI
4 39 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (6.94%) Oracle BI EE
6 27 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 24 (5.56%) PowerCenter
8 21 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (4.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 20 (4.63%) IBM InfoSphere
10 16 (3.70%) DataStage
11 14 (3.24%) SAP Data Services
11 14 (3.24%) Relational Database
12 12 (2.78%) Big Data
13 11 (2.55%) QlikView
14 9 (2.08%) MS Access
15 8 (1.85%) OLTP
15 8 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (5.79%) Talend Open Studio
2 23 (5.32%) JIRA
3 10 (2.31%) Toad
4 4 (0.93%) ERwin
5 2 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.46%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.46%) Subversion
6 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.23%) PowerDesigner
General
1 149 (34.49%) Finance
2 67 (15.51%) Banking
3 25 (5.79%) Financial Institution
4 22 (5.09%) Billing
5 17 (3.94%) Marketing
6 16 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 13 (3.01%) Retail
8 10 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.62%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.16%) Local Government
11 4 (0.93%) Back Office
11 4 (0.93%) Advertising
12 3 (0.69%) German Language
12 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.69%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.69%) Legal
12 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.46%) Front Office
13 2 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 166 (38.43%) Analyst
2 119 (27.55%) Data Analyst
3 55 (12.73%) Consultant
4 48 (11.11%) Developer
4 48 (11.11%) Architect
5 40 (9.26%) Business Analyst
6 30 (6.94%) Quality Analyst
6 30 (6.94%) Data Quality Analyst
7 26 (6.02%) Data Manager
8 25 (5.79%) Data Architect
9 21 (4.86%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.86%) Data Consultant
10 14 (3.24%) Informatica Developer
11 13 (3.01%) NHS Data Analyst
11 13 (3.01%) Oracle Consultant
12 11 (2.55%) Data Modeller
13 10 (2.31%) Quality Manager
13 10 (2.31%) Data Quality Manager
13 10 (2.31%) ETL Developer
14 9 (2.08%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.25%) XML
1 27 (6.25%) Middleware
2 24 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 21 (4.86%) WebCenter
4 20 (4.63%) JMS
4 20 (4.63%) JDBC
5 12 (2.78%) Web Services
6 10 (2.31%) .NET
7 8 (1.85%) HTML
8 6 (1.39%) jQuery
9 3 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.46%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.46%) XSD
10 2 (0.46%) XSLT
10 2 (0.46%) J2EE
10 2 (0.46%) CSS
10 2 (0.46%) JPA
11 1 (0.23%) Ember.js
11 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 72 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.80%) NHS
3 32 (7.41%) Data Integration
4 24 (5.56%) Reference Data
5 16 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.08%) Credit Risk
6 9 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.62%) FMCG
9 6 (1.39%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.39%) Data Extraction
9 6 (1.39%) Derivative
10 4 (0.93%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.93%) Open Source
11 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.69%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.69%) Wiki
11 3 (0.69%) Replication
11 3 (0.69%) AS400
12 2 (0.46%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.47%) UNIX
2 12 (2.78%) Windows
3 4 (0.93%) Linux
4 3 (0.69%) Solaris
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.23%) AIX
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (29.63%) Data Management
2 101 (23.38%) Migration
3 97 (22.45%) Data Modelling
3 97 (22.45%) ETL
4 93 (21.53%) Business Intelligence
5 91 (21.06%) Data Migration
6 85 (19.68%) Data Analysis
7 72 (16.67%) Data Governance
8 54 (12.50%) Master Data Management
9 39 (9.03%) Data Cleansing
10 38 (8.80%) Data Architecture
10 38 (8.80%) Project Management
11 37 (8.56%) Analytics
12 35 (8.10%) Data Mapping
13 33 (7.64%) SOA
14 32 (7.41%) Business Analysis
15 31 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (6.25%) Validation
16 27 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (5.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (32.18%) SQL
2 26 (6.02%) PL/SQL
3 24 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 23 (5.32%) Python
5 21 (4.86%) Jython
5 21 (4.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 10 (2.31%) VBA
7 9 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.85%) VB
8 8 (1.85%) Java
9 7 (1.62%) C
10 6 (1.39%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.93%) C#
11 4 (0.93%) C++
12 3 (0.69%) R
13 2 (0.46%) Delphi
13 2 (0.46%) Perl
13 2 (0.46%) XPath
14 1 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (5.09%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.24%) Degree
4 5 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.16%) ACCA
4 5 (1.16%) CIMA
5 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.46%) ISEB
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.23%) APMP
7 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.02%) QA
2 7 (1.62%) SLA
3 5 (1.16%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.69%) Basel II
5 2 (0.46%) Basel III
6 1 (0.23%) FATCA
6 1 (0.23%) COREP
6 1 (0.23%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (4.86%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (4.86%) Oracle Identity Management
2 20 (4.63%) Oracle EDQ
2 20 (4.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.46%) Control-M
4 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.46%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 122 (28.24%) Oracle
2 79 (18.29%) Informatica
3 51 (11.81%) Microsoft
4 47 (10.88%) SAP
5 39 (9.03%) Trillium
6 30 (6.94%) Ab Initio
6 30 (6.94%) Business Objects
7 25 (5.79%) Siebel
7 25 (5.79%) IBM
7 25 (5.79%) Talend
8 20 (4.63%) Remedy
9 17 (3.94%) Cognos
10 14 (3.24%) Teradata
11 12 (2.78%) Tableau
11 12 (2.78%) Datanomic
12 9 (2.08%) DataFlux
13 8 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
14 7 (1.62%) Sybase
15 6 (1.39%) Vertica
16 5 (1.16%) Facebook
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 12 Months contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 16 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 19 days ago
East Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 27 days ago
Glasgow
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago