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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 353 377 367
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 263 233 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.07% 5.26% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 136 127
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £25.25 £16.65 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.62% +23.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.24 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £24.25 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £10.40 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+142.73% -13.31%

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
4335 4433 3700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.76% 7.86% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2586 2689 2180
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 183 155
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.71 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £52.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -3 225 £450 +2.27% 48
London -53 97 £463 +2.77% 25
South East +17 59 £450 - 9
Scotland +32 34 £450 +18.42% 1
City of London +6 31 £450 -0.05% 12
South West +15 21 £450 +23.28% 3
Surrey +17 19 £550 +29.41% 2
Edinburgh +13 19 £450 - 1
Glasgow +12 18 £350 -7.89%
Yorkshire -19 14 £370 -12.94% 8
East of England +23 13 £401 -5.76%
West Yorkshire -15 11 £425 - 8
West Midlands -6 10 £350 - 1
Leeds -16 9 £425 -12.82% 8
Bedfordshire +4 8 £407 +30.08%
Wiltshire +14 7 £513 +7.89% 2
Swindon - 7 £513 - 1
Bristol -3 6 £313 -12.58% 1
North West -14 5 £525 +16.66% 2
Hampshire - 5 £450 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Birmingham - 4 £305 - 1
Cheshire -5 3 £525 +40.00%
Hertfordshire +9 2 - -
Reading -3 1 £250 -47.36%
Berkshire -5 1 £250 -47.36%
Bradford -16 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £278 - 1
Oxford - 1 £575 -
Reigate - 1 - -

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 169 (32.56%) Finance
2 168 (32.37%) SQL
3 156 (30.06%) Data Management
4 138 (26.59%) Data Governance
5 136 (26.20%) Data Modelling
6 134 (25.82%) Migration
7 132 (25.43%) Data Analysis
8 112 (21.58%) Data Migration
9 108 (20.81%) ETL
10 103 (19.85%) Business Intelligence
11 102 (19.65%) Data Warehouse
12 96 (18.50%) Banking
13 87 (16.76%) Oracle
14 80 (15.41%) Informatica
15 75 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
16 69 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 58 (11.18%) SQL Server
18 55 (10.60%) Data Cleansing
19 54 (10.40%) SAP
19 54 (10.40%) Microsoft
20 52 (10.02%) Quality Management
21 51 (9.83%) Business Analysis
22 50 (9.63%) Data Integration
22 50 (9.63%) MS Excel
23 48 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
23 48 (9.25%) Master Data Management
24 41 (7.90%) Project Management
25 40 (7.71%) Validation
25 40 (7.71%) SAS
26 39 (7.51%) PowerCenter

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (7.71%) SAS
2 15 (2.89%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.12%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (1.93%) Oracle Service Bus
4 10 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.19%) Apache
7 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 50 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 34 (6.55%) MS Office
3 24 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.05%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.70%) MS Project
6 13 (2.50%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.96%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.73%) SAP SD
1 9 (1.73%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.54%) Documaker
2 8 (1.54%) Oracle TCA
3 7 (1.35%) SAP MDM
4 5 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.58%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.58%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.39%) HFM
6 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.19%) Boomi
2 1 (0.19%) FinancialForce.com
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.93%) HTTPS
1 10 (1.93%) SSL
2 6 (1.16%) LDAP
2 6 (1.16%) Internet
3 4 (0.77%) Intranet
4 3 (0.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (19.65%) Data Warehouse
2 58 (11.18%) SQL Server
3 39 (7.51%) PowerCenter
4 37 (7.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (5.59%) Oracle Database
6 24 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (3.66%) Oracle BI EE
9 16 (3.08%) Data Mining
10 15 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (2.89%) Relational Database
11 13 (2.50%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.50%) OLAP
12 12 (2.31%) QlikView
12 12 (2.31%) Base SAS
12 12 (2.31%) IBM InfoSphere
12 12 (2.31%) Oracle ODI
13 11 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.93%) Star Schema
14 10 (1.93%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 14 (2.70%) ERwin
2 11 (2.12%) JIRA
3 8 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (1.35%) LSMW
5 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.96%) Mercurial
6 5 (0.96%) Subversion
6 5 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.58%) Toad
8 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.19%) Hudson
9 1 (0.19%) JUnit
9 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.19%) Maven
9 1 (0.19%) jMock
General
1 169 (32.56%) Finance
2 96 (18.50%) Banking
3 31 (5.97%) Retail
4 17 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 16 (3.08%) Legal
5 16 (3.08%) Marketing
6 14 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.31%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.73%) Billing
8 9 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.96%) Electronics
10 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.77%) Advertising
10 4 (0.77%) Welsh Language
11 3 (0.58%) Front Office
11 3 (0.58%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.58%) French Language
11 3 (0.58%) German Language
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 234 (45.09%) Analyst
2 169 (32.56%) Data Analyst
3 75 (14.45%) Developer
4 68 (13.10%) Business Analyst
5 63 (12.14%) Quality Analyst
5 63 (12.14%) Data Quality Analyst
6 62 (11.95%) Architect
7 60 (11.56%) Consultant
8 37 (7.13%) Data Architect
9 29 (5.59%) Data Consultant
10 24 (4.62%) Data Modeller
10 24 (4.62%) Data Manager
11 22 (4.24%) Project Manager
12 21 (4.05%) Informatica Developer
13 14 (2.70%) Oracle Consultant
14 12 (2.31%) SAP Consultant
14 12 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (2.12%) Business Data Analyst
15 11 (2.12%) Designer
15 11 (2.12%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
2 16 (3.08%) Middleware
3 14 (2.70%) Web Services
4 11 (2.12%) JDBC
4 11 (2.12%) JMS
5 10 (1.93%) XML
5 10 (1.93%) WebCenter
6 8 (1.54%) XSLT
6 8 (1.54%) J2EE
6 8 (1.54%) MDX
7 7 (1.35%) HTML
7 7 (1.35%) .NET
8 5 (0.96%) XSD
8 5 (0.96%) XML Schema
8 5 (0.96%) JPA
9 3 (0.58%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.58%) SAP ALE
9 3 (0.58%) Web Dynpro
9 3 (0.58%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (0.58%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (9.63%) Data Integration
3 35 (6.74%) NHS
4 33 (6.36%) Reference Data
5 22 (4.24%) Data Structures
6 19 (3.66%) FMCG
7 14 (2.70%) Data Extraction
8 11 (2.12%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.93%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.54%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.16%) Replication
11 6 (1.16%) Taxonomies
11 6 (1.16%) Informatics
11 6 (1.16%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.96%) W3C
12 5 (0.96%) DTV
12 5 (0.96%) Clustering
12 5 (0.96%) Statistics
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle Exalytics
14 3 (0.58%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.05%) UNIX
2 15 (2.89%) Linux
3 5 (0.96%) AIX
4 3 (0.58%) Windows
5 1 (0.19%) Solaris
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (30.06%) Data Management
2 138 (26.59%) Data Governance
3 136 (26.20%) Data Modelling
4 134 (25.82%) Migration
5 132 (25.43%) Data Analysis
6 112 (21.58%) Data Migration
7 108 (20.81%) ETL
8 103 (19.85%) Business Intelligence
9 69 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (10.60%) Data Cleansing
11 52 (10.02%) Quality Management
12 51 (9.83%) Business Analysis
13 48 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (9.25%) Master Data Management
14 41 (7.90%) Project Management
15 40 (7.71%) Validation
16 39 (7.51%) Data Architecture
17 32 (6.17%) Analytics
17 32 (6.17%) CRM
18 30 (5.78%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 168 (32.37%) SQL
2 27 (5.20%) T-SQL
3 23 (4.43%) PL/SQL
4 20 (3.85%) Java
5 14 (2.70%) C#
6 13 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.31%) C
8 10 (1.93%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.54%) VBA
9 8 (1.54%) Python
10 6 (1.16%) Perl
11 5 (0.96%) C++
11 5 (0.96%) VB
11 5 (0.96%) XPath
12 4 (0.77%) R
13 3 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (0.58%) ABAP
13 3 (0.58%) SAPscript
13 3 (0.58%) Jython
Qualifications
1 20 (3.85%) Degree
2 15 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.35%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.16%) ISEB
5 1 (0.19%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.20%) QA
2 10 (1.93%) Solvency II
3 6 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.77%) SLA
5 2 (0.39%) COREP
5 2 (0.39%) FINREP
6 1 (0.19%) GAMP
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.16%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (1.16%) Oracle Flashback
2 6 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (1.16%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.19%) Ambari
5 1 (0.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.19%) Munin
5 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (16.76%) Oracle
2 80 (15.41%) Informatica
3 54 (10.40%) SAP
3 54 (10.40%) Microsoft
4 38 (7.32%) Business Objects
5 34 (6.55%) Trillium
6 22 (4.24%) IBM
6 22 (4.24%) Teradata
7 21 (4.05%) DataFlux
8 14 (2.70%) WorldPay
9 12 (2.31%) Siebel
10 10 (1.93%) Remedy
11 9 (1.73%) HP
11 9 (1.73%) Tableau
12 8 (1.54%) Talend
12 8 (1.54%) Ab Initio
13 7 (1.35%) Netezza
13 7 (1.35%) CA
14 5 (0.96%) Cognos
14 5 (0.96%) GoldenSource
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £270 - £310 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £395 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Modis International - London
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Brighton
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago