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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 342 389 420
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +31
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 333 230 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.18% 5.18% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 110 102
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£450 £415 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -10.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.21 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £13.60 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £15.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.43 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -14.28%

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
4641 4444 3866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 7.96% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2692 2265
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 203 164
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +55 298 £450 +5.88% 44
London +30 133 £438 -2.77% 24
South East +32 83 £475 +14.45% 5
City of London +8 40 £375 -9.09% 4
Scotland 0 29 £400 +1.58% 2
Edinburgh 0 26 £400 +6.66% 2
West Midlands +22 25 £450 +12.50%
Milton Keynes +14 25 £475 +31.03%
Buckinghamshire +9 25 £475 +35.71%
East Sussex +21 24 £500 +20.48% 1
East of England +17 20 £425 +102.38% 1
Brighton +7 14 £525 +26.50% 1
Yorkshire -36 14 £350 -17.64%
Berkshire +9 13 £450 -5.26% 2
North West -28 13 £700 +55.55% 2
Warwickshire +14 12 £450 +12.50%
Hampshire +6 9 £438 +25.00%
Warwick +3 8 £475 -
Manchester -12 8 £700 - 2
West Yorkshire -34 8 £340 +16.23%
Essex +5 7 £375 - 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £450 -
Birmingham +7 6 £400 +10.34%
Hertfordshire +5 6 £310 +47.61%
South West -10 6 £363 -24.67% 11
Leeds -29 6 £350 +118.75%
Surrey -5 5 £400 - 2
South Yorkshire -18 5 £525 +23.52%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £310 -
Glasgow +7 4 £300 -23.80%

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 218 (35.16%) Data Management
2 197 (31.77%) Finance
3 194 (31.29%) SQL
4 165 (26.61%) Informatica
5 159 (25.65%) Data Modelling
6 147 (23.71%) ETL
7 139 (22.42%) Data Warehouse
8 138 (22.26%) Data Analysis
9 131 (21.13%) Banking
9 131 (21.13%) Oracle
10 121 (19.52%) Data Governance
11 117 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
12 115 (18.55%) Master Data Management
13 102 (16.45%) Migration
14 92 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
15 89 (14.35%) PowerCenter
16 88 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
17 86 (13.87%) Data Migration
18 81 (13.06%) SQL Server
19 69 (11.13%) Microsoft
20 66 (10.65%) Data Integration
21 60 (9.68%) MS Excel
22 59 (9.52%) Analytics
23 57 (9.19%) Quality Management
24 56 (9.03%) Reference Data
25 54 (8.71%) NHS
26 53 (8.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 50 (8.06%) Oracle Database
28 49 (7.90%) Management Information System
29 47 (7.58%) Business Analysis

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.45%) SAS
2 25 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.58%) Oracle Workflow
4 15 (2.42%) PowerExchange
5 6 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.48%) CMS
7 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.16%) Mule
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.16%) IIS
9 1 (0.16%) Documentum
Applications
1 60 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (5.32%) MS Office
4 18 (2.90%) MS Project
4 18 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.42%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (3.39%) Oracle TCA
2 9 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.97%) Maximo
4 4 (0.65%) SAP APO
4 4 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.48%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.32%) Unica
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.16%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.16%) HFM
7 1 (0.16%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.32%) Office 365
3 2 (0.32%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.77%) Internet
2 4 (0.65%) FTP
3 3 (0.48%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.48%) SSL
4 2 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.16%) LDAP
5 1 (0.16%) SAN
5 1 (0.16%) HTTP
5 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (22.42%) Data Warehouse
2 89 (14.35%) PowerCenter
3 81 (13.06%) SQL Server
4 53 (8.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (8.06%) Oracle Database
6 44 (7.10%) BusinessObjects
7 41 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (5.48%) Relational Database
10 28 (4.52%) Hadoop
10 28 (4.52%) IBM InfoSphere
11 26 (4.19%) Data Mining
12 24 (3.87%) DataStage
13 23 (3.71%) QlikView
13 23 (3.71%) Oracle BI EE
14 22 (3.55%) RDBMS
15 19 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 16 (2.58%) Big Data
17 13 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (3.87%) ERwin
2 13 (2.10%) Talend Open Studio
3 11 (1.77%) JIRA
4 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.65%) Subversion
7 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.48%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.32%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.16%) Toad
9 1 (0.16%) Hudson
9 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.16%) eggPlant
General
1 197 (31.77%) Finance
2 131 (21.13%) Banking
3 30 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 22 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.90%) Retail
6 13 (2.10%) Marketing
7 6 (0.97%) Legal
7 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.81%) Front Office
8 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.81%) Advertising
9 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 247 (39.84%) Analyst
2 160 (25.81%) Data Analyst
3 123 (19.84%) Developer
4 83 (13.39%) Architect
5 65 (10.48%) Business Analyst
6 60 (9.68%) Quality Analyst
6 60 (9.68%) Data Quality Analyst
7 59 (9.52%) Informatica Developer
7 59 (9.52%) Consultant
8 40 (6.45%) Data Architect
9 30 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
10 27 (4.35%) Project Manager
11 22 (3.55%) Data Consultant
11 22 (3.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 21 (3.39%) Data Manager
13 19 (3.06%) Informatica Consultant
14 17 (2.74%) Oracle Consultant
14 17 (2.74%) SQL Developer
15 16 (2.58%) Senior Data Analyst
16 15 (2.42%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.94%) .NET
2 11 (1.77%) Web Services
2 11 (1.77%) MDX
3 10 (1.61%) Middleware
3 10 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (1.61%) XML
4 6 (0.97%) XSLT
5 5 (0.81%) XSD
5 5 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.65%) JMS
6 4 (0.65%) WebCenter
7 3 (0.48%) REST
7 3 (0.48%) Apache Avro
7 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.48%) CSS
7 3 (0.48%) JDBC
7 3 (0.48%) SOAP
8 2 (0.32%) XSL
8 2 (0.32%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (10.65%) Data Integration
3 56 (9.03%) Reference Data
4 54 (8.71%) NHS
5 49 (7.90%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.23%) Visualisation
7 19 (3.06%) Data Extraction
8 16 (2.58%) Informatics
9 15 (2.42%) Credit Risk
10 14 (2.26%) Computer Science
10 14 (2.26%) Data Structures
11 13 (2.10%) Statistics
12 11 (1.77%) Oracle Exalytics
13 5 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.81%) VSAM
14 4 (0.65%) Derivative
14 4 (0.65%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.65%) Clustering
14 4 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.13%) UNIX
2 20 (3.23%) Linux
3 15 (2.42%) Windows
4 10 (1.61%) AIX
5 2 (0.32%) Solaris
5 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (35.16%) Data Management
2 159 (25.65%) Data Modelling
3 147 (23.71%) ETL
4 138 (22.26%) Data Analysis
5 121 (19.52%) Data Governance
6 117 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
7 115 (18.55%) Master Data Management
8 102 (16.45%) Migration
9 88 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (13.87%) Data Migration
11 59 (9.52%) Analytics
12 57 (9.19%) Quality Management
13 47 (7.58%) Business Analysis
14 45 (7.26%) Information Management
15 42 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (6.61%) Project Management
17 40 (6.45%) Validation
17 40 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
18 34 (5.48%) Data Mapping
18 34 (5.48%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 194 (31.29%) SQL
2 38 (6.13%) T-SQL
3 15 (2.42%) C#
3 15 (2.42%) VBA
3 15 (2.42%) R
4 13 (2.10%) PL/SQL
5 12 (1.94%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.45%) Java
7 8 (1.29%) C
8 5 (0.81%) VB
9 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.48%) PHP
10 3 (0.48%) Ruby
11 2 (0.32%) XPath
11 2 (0.32%) Python
11 2 (0.32%) C++
12 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 32 (5.16%) Degree
2 12 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.81%) ISEB
4 4 (0.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.16%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.55%) QA
2 9 (1.45%) SLA
3 5 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.81%) Basel II
3 5 (0.81%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.32%) COREP
4 2 (0.32%) FINREP
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.13%) Oracle EDQ
2 5 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Flashback
4 2 (0.32%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 165 (26.61%) Informatica
2 131 (21.13%) Oracle
3 69 (11.13%) Microsoft
4 37 (5.97%) IBM
5 32 (5.16%) SAP
6 30 (4.84%) Trillium
7 29 (4.68%) Teradata
8 18 (2.90%) Ab Initio
9 16 (2.58%) Netezza
10 13 (2.10%) Talend
11 9 (1.45%) Tableau
12 8 (1.29%) HP
13 7 (1.13%) Sybase
13 7 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
13 7 (1.13%) Cloudera
13 7 (1.13%) DataFlux
14 6 (0.97%) Infor
14 6 (0.97%) Cognos
14 6 (0.97%) Hyperion
15 5 (0.81%) WorldPay
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