The table below looks at the statistics for Data Quality skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Quality
England / West Midlands
Rank 90 77 92
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 31 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 2.05% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 25.96% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 12
Median daily rate £400 £450 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £331 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £15.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.01% -37.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
217 208 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.13% 7.89% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 133 100
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £300 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £10.59 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.12 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +85.26%

Data Quality
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Quality as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Data Quality Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Data Quality
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Quality across the West Midlands region.

Data Quality Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Quality across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Data Quality Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Data Quality
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality across the West Midlands region.

Data Quality Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Quality
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Quality within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 10 £425 +4.61% 1
Warwickshire -7 9 £288 -23.33%
Coventry -9 4 £128 -66.55%
Sutton Coldfield +7 1 - -
Staffordshire -2 1 £400 -
Walsall - 1 £425 -
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 26 (34.67%) SQL
2 24 (32.00%) Data Modelling
3 22 (29.33%) Migration
4 21 (28.00%) Data Management
5 18 (24.00%) Finance
6 15 (20.00%) Data Migration
7 14 (18.67%) Data Analysis
7 14 (18.67%) MS Excel
8 13 (17.33%) ETL
8 13 (17.33%) Information Management
9 12 (16.00%) Validation
9 12 (16.00%) Oracle
9 12 (16.00%) Data Governance
9 12 (16.00%) Information Governance
10 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
10 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (13.33%) IBM InfoSphere
12 9 (12.00%) Analytics
12 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.00%) Degree
13 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
13 8 (10.67%) IBM
13 8 (10.67%) Project Management
14 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (8.00%) Banking
15 6 (8.00%) NHS
15 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.67%) SAS
2 1 (1.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (18.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) NAS
2 1 (1.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) IBM InfoSphere
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (8.00%) DB2
5 4 (5.33%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (5.33%) MS Access
6 3 (4.00%) Big Data
6 3 (4.00%) QualityStage
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.67%) QlikView
7 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.33%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.33%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) JMeter
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (50.67%) Analyst
2 23 (30.67%) Data Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Consultant
5 9 (12.00%) Data Quality Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Data Consultant
6 7 (9.33%) Data Manager
7 6 (8.00%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Data Quality Manager
8 5 (6.67%) Information Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Data Quality Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) SAP Data Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) SAP Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) J2EE
3 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.33%) COM
3 1 (1.33%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.33%) OAuth
3 1 (1.33%) RESTful
3 1 (1.33%) SAML
3 1 (1.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.33%) WCF
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) XML
3 1 (1.33%) XSD
3 1 (1.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.00%) NHS
4 3 (4.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.33%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.33%) Statistics
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Unix
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Data Modelling
2 22 (29.33%) Migration
3 21 (28.00%) Data Management
4 15 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 14 (18.67%) Data Analysis
6 13 (17.33%) ETL
6 13 (17.33%) Information Management
7 12 (16.00%) Data Governance
7 12 (16.00%) Information Governance
7 12 (16.00%) Validation
8 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (12.00%) Analytics
9 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.67%) Project Management
10 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
12 5 (6.67%) CRM
12 5 (6.67%) Data Analytics
12 5 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (6.67%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) Java
2 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.33%) C
4 1 (1.33%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) PHP
4 1 (1.33%) Python
4 1 (1.33%) R
4 1 (1.33%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Oracle
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.67%) IBM
4 5 (6.67%) SAP
4 5 (6.67%) Tableau
5 4 (5.33%) Trillium
6 3 (4.00%) Cognos
6 3 (4.00%) Informatica
7 2 (2.67%) DataFlux
8 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.33%) Splunk