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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Quality
Rank 396 346 420
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +74
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 206 248 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.48% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.97% 6.50% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 130 77
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£400 £448 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.13% +10.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.13 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% +1.04%

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
4148 3814 3896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.40% 7.38% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2594 2319 2264
Average daily rate £400 £420 £412
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 138 231
Average hourly rate £21.99 £17.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.90% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.89%

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 26 November 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
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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 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 -58 179 £413 -8.33% 44
London -14 102 £441 -1.94% 25
City of London +34 28 £450 - 9
South West -16 23 £325 -16.12% 2
South East -39 21 £321 -24.41% 11
Scotland +4 18 £400 +23.07% 2
Edinburgh +6 16 £400 +23.07% 2
Swindon +4 14 £475 +18.75% 1
Wiltshire -1 14 £475 +8.57% 1
West Midlands -6 11 £338 -0.73%
Yorkshire -16 7 £413 -31.25% 2
East Midlands -1 6 £475 +35.71% 1
East of England -13 5 £331 +21.55% 2
West Yorkshire -9 4 - - 2
Leeds -9 4 - -
Milton Keynes -10 4 £275 -1.78% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £275 -1.78% 1
Surrey -18 4 £384 +27.91% 3
Northamptonshire - 4 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £323 - 1
North West -14 3 £575 +24.28%
Hampshire -36 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Kent - 3 £300 -
Bristol -11 2 - -
Cheshire +1 1 - -
Birmingham -1 1 - -
East Sussex -1 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Liverpool - 1 £575 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 142 (31.84%) SQL
2 141 (31.61%) Finance
3 126 (28.25%) Data Management
4 117 (26.23%) Migration
5 115 (25.78%) Data Modelling
6 108 (24.22%) Business Intelligence
7 102 (22.87%) Oracle
8 94 (21.08%) Data Migration
9 87 (19.51%) Data Governance
10 86 (19.28%) ETL
11 85 (19.06%) Data Analysis
12 80 (17.94%) Data Warehouse
13 76 (17.04%) Banking
14 73 (16.37%) Analytical Skills
15 67 (15.02%) SQL Server
16 66 (14.80%) Informatica
17 54 (12.11%) MS Excel
18 48 (10.76%) Microsoft
18 48 (10.76%) Data Cleansing
19 46 (10.31%) SAP
20 44 (9.87%) Project Management
20 44 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
20 44 (9.87%) Data Architecture
21 43 (9.64%) Oracle ODI
22 42 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 41 (9.19%) Master Data Management
24 39 (8.74%) Data Integration
25 38 (8.52%) Business Analysis
26 37 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
26 37 (8.30%) MS Office

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 32 (7.17%) SAS
2 26 (5.83%) WebLogic
3 24 (5.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (4.93%) WebLogic Portal
5 21 (4.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 19 (4.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 10 (2.24%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.12%) IIS
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.22%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 54 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 37 (8.30%) MS Office
3 19 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (3.14%) MS Project
6 4 (0.90%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.45%) SPSS
7 2 (0.45%) Stata
8 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (5.61%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (5.16%) Documaker
3 13 (2.91%) Oracle FAH
4 12 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.35%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.90%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.90%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.90%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.67%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.67%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.67%) HFM
9 2 (0.45%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.45%) SAP HR-PA
9 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.45%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.61%) HTTPS
2 23 (5.16%) SSL
3 22 (4.93%) HTTP
4 4 (0.90%) Internet
4 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.67%) FTP
5 3 (0.67%) DNS
5 3 (0.67%) LDAP
6 2 (0.45%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.22%) Firewall
7 1 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (17.94%) Data Warehouse
2 67 (15.02%) SQL Server
3 43 (9.64%) Oracle ODI
4 42 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (7.62%) Oracle Database
5 34 (7.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 24 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (5.38%) PowerCenter
7 23 (5.16%) IBM InfoSphere
8 22 (4.93%) DataStage
8 22 (4.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 15 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (3.14%) SAP Data Services
11 11 (2.47%) QlikView
11 11 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (2.24%) MS Access
13 9 (2.02%) OLAP
13 9 (2.02%) QualityStage
13 9 (2.02%) OLTP
14 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (4.93%) JIRA
2 19 (4.26%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (1.12%) ERwin
4 4 (0.90%) Toad
5 3 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.67%) Subversion
5 3 (0.67%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.22%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.22%) LSMW
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 141 (31.61%) Finance
2 76 (17.04%) Banking
3 25 (5.61%) Financial Institution
4 23 (5.16%) Billing
5 21 (4.71%) Marketing
6 17 (3.81%) Investment Banking
7 15 (3.36%) Retail
8 10 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.35%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.12%) Legal
11 5 (1.12%) Local Government
12 4 (0.90%) Advertising
13 3 (0.67%) Automotive
13 3 (0.67%) Electronics
13 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.67%) Welsh Language
14 2 (0.45%) Back Office
14 2 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 174 (39.01%) Analyst
2 124 (27.80%) Data Analyst
3 55 (12.33%) Consultant
4 52 (11.66%) Developer
5 49 (10.99%) Architect
6 48 (10.76%) Business Analyst
7 33 (7.40%) Quality Analyst
7 33 (7.40%) Data Quality Analyst
8 30 (6.73%) Data Architect
9 24 (5.38%) Data Manager
10 20 (4.48%) Data Consultant
11 18 (4.04%) Project Manager
12 16 (3.59%) Data Modeller
13 14 (3.14%) Oracle Consultant
14 12 (2.69%) Informatica Developer
15 10 (2.24%) NHS Data Analyst
15 10 (2.24%) Data Quality Manager
15 10 (2.24%) Quality Manager
16 9 (2.02%) Senior Consultant
17 8 (1.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.05%) Middleware
1 27 (6.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 23 (5.16%) WebCenter
3 22 (4.93%) JDBC
3 22 (4.93%) JMS
3 22 (4.93%) XML
4 15 (3.36%) Web Services
5 11 (2.47%) .NET
6 10 (2.24%) HTML
7 6 (1.35%) jQuery
8 4 (0.90%) J2EE
9 3 (0.67%) XML Schema
9 3 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.67%) CSS
9 3 (0.67%) XSD
9 3 (0.67%) XSLT
9 3 (0.67%) JPA
10 1 (0.22%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.22%) FpML
10 1 (0.22%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 73 (16.37%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.74%) Data Integration
3 33 (7.40%) NHS
4 16 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.91%) Reference Data
6 12 (2.69%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.69%) Credit Risk
7 9 (2.02%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.02%) FMCG
8 8 (1.79%) Data Extraction
8 8 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.12%) Derivative
10 4 (0.90%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.90%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.90%) Replication
11 3 (0.67%) DTV
11 3 (0.67%) W3C
11 3 (0.67%) Informatics
11 3 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.14%) UNIX
2 13 (2.91%) Windows
3 6 (1.35%) Linux
4 3 (0.67%) Solaris
5 1 (0.22%) SUSE
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.22%) AIX
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (28.25%) Data Management
2 117 (26.23%) Migration
3 115 (25.78%) Data Modelling
4 108 (24.22%) Business Intelligence
5 94 (21.08%) Data Migration
6 87 (19.51%) Data Governance
7 86 (19.28%) ETL
8 85 (19.06%) Data Analysis
9 48 (10.76%) Data Cleansing
10 44 (9.87%) Project Management
10 44 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (9.87%) Data Architecture
11 41 (9.19%) Master Data Management
12 38 (8.52%) Business Analysis
13 37 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (8.07%) Analytics
15 32 (7.17%) SOA
16 30 (6.73%) Data Mapping
17 27 (6.05%) CRM
18 24 (5.38%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 142 (31.84%) SQL
2 29 (6.50%) PL/SQL
3 27 (6.05%) Python
3 27 (6.05%) Bash Shell
4 22 (4.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 22 (4.93%) Jython
5 19 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.24%) Java
7 8 (1.79%) C
7 8 (1.79%) C#
8 7 (1.57%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.57%) VBA
9 5 (1.12%) C++
10 4 (0.90%) VB
11 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.67%) Perl
11 3 (0.67%) XPath
12 1 (0.22%) Delphi
12 1 (0.22%) Korn
12 1 (0.22%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 16 (3.59%) Degree
1 16 (3.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.12%) CIMA
3 5 (1.12%) ACCA
4 3 (0.67%) ISEB
4 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
5 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.22%) HNC
5 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.40%) QA
2 8 (1.79%) SLA
3 5 (1.12%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.45%) Basel II
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) FATCA
5 1 (0.22%) Basel III
5 1 (0.22%) CRD IV
System Software
1 24 (5.38%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (5.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 22 (4.93%) Oracle Identity Management
3 19 (4.26%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.67%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 102 (22.87%) Oracle
2 66 (14.80%) Informatica
3 48 (10.76%) Microsoft
4 46 (10.31%) SAP
5 37 (8.30%) Trillium
6 32 (7.17%) Business Objects
7 30 (6.73%) Siebel
7 30 (6.73%) Ab Initio
8 27 (6.05%) IBM
9 22 (4.93%) Remedy
10 19 (4.26%) Talend
11 17 (3.81%) Teradata
12 13 (2.91%) Datanomic
13 11 (2.47%) Cognos
14 10 (2.24%) DataFlux
15 9 (2.02%) MicroStrategy
16 7 (1.57%) Google
17 6 (1.35%) Tableau
18 5 (1.12%) Cerner
18 5 (1.12%) Facebook
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