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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 332 393 380
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -13
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 273 177 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.65% 4.49% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 97 92
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£425 £435 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £380
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +62.50%

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
4108 3942 3275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 7.84% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2409 2316 1845
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 142 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £21.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.16 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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
England +27 230 £450 - 37
London -14 120 £450 - 21
City of London +24 37 £388 -3.12% 8
South East 0 37 £375 -21.05% 10
Scotland +31 36 £400 +3.89% 2
Edinburgh - 29 £400 -
South West -1 22 £506 +20.53% 2
Surrey +16 18 £343 +59.30% 1
Yorkshire -7 15 £395 -12.22% 1
North West -5 14 £455 -9.00% 2
Glasgow +13 11 £500 +29.87% 2
East of England +6 10 £401 -11.00%
Wiltshire +7 9 £513 +7.89%
Swindon - 9 £513 -
West Yorkshire -16 8 £425 -5.55%
West Midlands -4 7 £369 -1.66%
Leeds -7 7 £425 -12.82%
Bedfordshire - 7 £413 -
Bristol -4 6 £325 -10.95% 1
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Luton - 3 £401 -
Cheshire +1 2 £525 +5.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £375 -
Reigate - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £575 -
Oxford - 1 £575 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Egham - - - - 1
Reading - - - -

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 148 (30.90%) SQL
2 146 (30.48%) Finance
3 133 (27.77%) Data Modelling
4 130 (27.14%) Migration
5 128 (26.72%) Data Management
6 127 (26.51%) Data Governance
7 115 (24.01%) Data Analysis
8 106 (22.13%) Data Migration
9 95 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
10 88 (18.37%) Banking
11 87 (18.16%) Data Warehouse
12 82 (17.12%) ETL
13 80 (16.70%) Oracle
14 70 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
15 61 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 57 (11.90%) Data Cleansing
17 56 (11.69%) SAP
18 54 (11.27%) SQL Server
18 54 (11.27%) Informatica
19 48 (10.02%) Microsoft
20 45 (9.39%) Project Management
20 45 (9.39%) Quality Management
20 45 (9.39%) Business Analysis
21 43 (8.98%) Data Architecture
21 43 (8.98%) MS Excel
22 41 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
22 41 (8.56%) Data Integration
23 39 (8.14%) NHS
24 36 (7.52%) Validation
25 33 (6.89%) Data Mapping

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 28 (5.85%) SAS
2 14 (2.92%) WebLogic
3 10 (2.09%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.21%) Apache
7 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 43 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.85%) MS Office
3 18 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.09%) MS Project
6 6 (1.25%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.09%) SAP SD
1 10 (2.09%) Documaker
2 9 (1.88%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.46%) SAP MDM
4 5 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.63%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.63%) HFM
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.42%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.42%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.42%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.42%) SAP HR-PA
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.09%) HTTPS
1 10 (2.09%) SSL
2 5 (1.04%) LDAP
2 5 (1.04%) HTTP
2 5 (1.04%) Internet
3 4 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (18.16%) Data Warehouse
2 54 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (5.43%) PowerCenter
4 26 (5.43%) Oracle Database
5 18 (3.76%) Oracle BI EE
6 17 (3.55%) Data Mining
6 17 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
8 12 (2.51%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.51%) DataStage
9 11 (2.30%) IBM InfoSphere
10 10 (2.09%) OLAP
11 9 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.88%) QualityStage
11 9 (1.88%) Star Schema
11 9 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.51%) ERwin
1 12 (2.51%) JIRA
2 8 (1.67%) LSMW
2 8 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.84%) Mercurial
4 4 (0.84%) Subversion
4 4 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.84%) Toad
5 1 (0.21%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.21%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) jMock
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.21%) JUnit
General
1 146 (30.48%) Finance
2 88 (18.37%) Banking
3 25 (5.22%) Retail
4 18 (3.76%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.34%) Financial Institution
6 15 (3.13%) Marketing
7 12 (2.51%) Legal
8 11 (2.30%) Billing
9 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.84%) Welsh Language
11 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.84%) Electronics
12 3 (0.63%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.63%) French Language
12 3 (0.63%) German Language
13 2 (0.42%) Front Office
13 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Back Office
14 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 209 (43.63%) Analyst
2 151 (31.52%) Data Analyst
3 67 (13.99%) Business Analyst
4 65 (13.57%) Architect
5 59 (12.32%) Developer
6 52 (10.86%) Consultant
6 52 (10.86%) Quality Analyst
6 52 (10.86%) Data Quality Analyst
7 41 (8.56%) Data Architect
8 29 (6.05%) Data Consultant
9 25 (5.22%) Data Manager
10 22 (4.59%) Data Modeller
11 20 (4.18%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.92%) Informatica Developer
12 14 (2.92%) Business Data Analyst
13 13 (2.71%) SAP Consultant
14 11 (2.30%) Data Governance Manager
14 11 (2.30%) Governance Manager
15 10 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
16 9 (1.88%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.34%) Oracle Fusion
2 15 (3.13%) Middleware
3 14 (2.92%) Web Services
4 11 (2.30%) JDBC
4 11 (2.30%) JMS
5 10 (2.09%) WebCenter
6 8 (1.67%) XML
6 8 (1.67%) J2EE
7 6 (1.25%) HTML
8 5 (1.04%) .NET
9 4 (0.84%) XSD
9 4 (0.84%) XSLT
9 4 (0.84%) XML Schema
9 4 (0.84%) JPA
10 3 (0.63%) SAP PI
10 3 (0.63%) Web Dynpro
10 3 (0.63%) SAP Smart Forms
10 3 (0.63%) BAPI
10 3 (0.63%) SAP ALE
10 3 (0.63%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.56%) Data Integration
3 39 (8.14%) NHS
4 27 (5.64%) Reference Data
5 22 (4.59%) FMCG
6 20 (4.18%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.51%) Data Extraction
7 12 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.67%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.46%) Informatics
10 6 (1.25%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.04%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.04%) Replication
11 5 (1.04%) Clustering
12 4 (0.84%) W3C
12 4 (0.84%) DTV
12 4 (0.84%) Statistics
13 3 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.63%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.63%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.92%) UNIX
2 8 (1.67%) Linux
3 5 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (27.77%) Data Modelling
2 130 (27.14%) Migration
3 128 (26.72%) Data Management
4 127 (26.51%) Data Governance
5 115 (24.01%) Data Analysis
6 106 (22.13%) Data Migration
7 95 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
8 82 (17.12%) ETL
9 61 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (11.90%) Data Cleansing
11 45 (9.39%) Project Management
11 45 (9.39%) Quality Management
11 45 (9.39%) Business Analysis
12 43 (8.98%) Data Architecture
13 41 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (7.52%) Validation
15 33 (6.89%) Data Mapping
16 32 (6.68%) Logical Data Model
17 31 (6.47%) Master Data Management
18 29 (6.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 148 (30.90%) SQL
2 21 (4.38%) T-SQL
3 19 (3.97%) PL/SQL
4 18 (3.76%) Java
5 14 (2.92%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.09%) Python
7 9 (1.88%) C#
8 7 (1.46%) C
9 6 (1.25%) Perl
9 6 (1.25%) VBA
9 6 (1.25%) VB
10 5 (1.04%) C++
10 5 (1.04%) Jython
10 5 (1.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 4 (0.84%) XPath
12 3 (0.63%) SAPscript
12 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.63%) ABAP
13 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (3.34%) Degree
2 15 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.25%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.25%) ISEB
5 4 (0.84%) VCP4
6 1 (0.21%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.26%) QA
2 12 (2.51%) Solvency II
3 9 (1.88%) SLA
4 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) GAMP
5 1 (0.21%) GxP
5 1 (0.21%) FATCA
System Software
1 15 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (1.67%) Oracle EDQ
3 5 (1.04%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.21%) Ambari
4 1 (0.21%) Oozie
4 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.21%) Munin
4 1 (0.21%) OpenView
4 1 (0.21%) Nagios
4 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 80 (16.70%) Oracle
2 56 (11.69%) SAP
3 54 (11.27%) Informatica
4 48 (10.02%) Microsoft
5 32 (6.68%) Trillium
5 32 (6.68%) Business Objects
6 20 (4.18%) IBM
7 18 (3.76%) DataFlux
8 15 (3.13%) Siebel
9 11 (2.30%) Teradata
10 10 (2.09%) Remedy
11 8 (1.67%) Talend
11 8 (1.67%) Tableau
12 7 (1.46%) HP
12 7 (1.46%) Cerner
12 7 (1.46%) Cognos
13 5 (1.04%) CA
13 5 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
14 4 (0.84%) Google
14 4 (0.84%) Greenplum
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