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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 4 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 88 106 104
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 26 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.61% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.69% 7.69% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 1
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£435 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.80% -14.28%
Data Quality
England

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
147 195 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.11% 7.92% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 85 37
Average daily rate £400 £349 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.69% -12.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £175 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 9
Average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.65% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £14.75 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £71.78 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

Data Quality
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Quality within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Warwickshire +13 13 £450 -21.73%
Birmingham 0 7 £400 +8.54% 1
Coventry +5 1 - -
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 20 (47.62%) Data Modelling
2 17 (40.48%) ETL
2 17 (40.48%) Data Analysis
3 14 (33.33%) Migration
3 14 (33.33%) Oracle
4 13 (30.95%) DataStage
4 13 (30.95%) Data Integration
5 12 (28.57%) Finance
5 12 (28.57%) IBM
5 12 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (26.19%) Information Management
6 11 (26.19%) Data Migration
6 11 (26.19%) IBM InfoSphere
6 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database
6 11 (26.19%) Relational Database
7 10 (23.81%) Talend
7 10 (23.81%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (23.81%) RDBMS
7 10 (23.81%) SAP
8 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (19.05%) SQL
10 7 (16.67%) Data Management
10 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Degree
11 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (14.29%) Informatica

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (9.52%) SAS
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.38%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) DataStage
2 11 (26.19%) IBM InfoSphere
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database
2 11 (26.19%) Relational Database
3 10 (23.81%) RDBMS
3 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (9.52%) SAP BW
6 3 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (4.76%) SAP BI
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.38%) Data Mart
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.38%) QlikView
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (7.14%) ERwin
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Welsh Language
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Architect
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Data Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Data Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Quality Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Data Quality Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Data Modeller
5 3 (7.14%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Master Data Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.76%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Data Integration
2 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) NHS
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Exalytics
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Data Modelling
2 17 (40.48%) ETL
2 17 (40.48%) Data Analysis
3 14 (33.33%) Migration
4 12 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (26.19%) Data Migration
5 11 (26.19%) Information Management
6 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (16.67%) Data Management
7 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (14.29%) Data Transformation
9 5 (11.90%) Master Data Management
9 5 (11.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (11.90%) Project Management
10 4 (9.52%) Service Management
10 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
10 4 (9.52%) ERP
10 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.38%) R
2 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 12 (28.57%) IBM
3 10 (23.81%) SAP
3 10 (23.81%) Talend
4 6 (14.29%) Informatica
5 5 (11.90%) Trillium
6 4 (9.52%) Datanomic
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.76%) Ab Initio
8 2 (4.76%) DataFlux
9 1 (2.38%) Netezza