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 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Quality
Rank 113 116 88
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 9 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.042% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.39% 0.58% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 8
Average daily rate
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£350 - £238
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 - £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £10.40 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+212.42% -13.31%
Data Quality
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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
167 172 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.14% 7.27% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 63 65
Average daily rate £325 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +49.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £235 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%

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 20 April 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 20 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
Birmingham - 4 £305 - 1
Walsall - - - -
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 11 (55.00%) Data Analysis
2 10 (50.00%) Migration
3 9 (45.00%) Data Migration
4 8 (40.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Business Objects
8 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
8 4 (20.00%) Welsh Language
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (15.00%) UML
9 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (15.00%) ERP
9 3 (15.00%) ETL
9 3 (15.00%) SAS
9 3 (15.00%) Trillium
9 3 (15.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (15.00%) Data Transformation
9 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
9 3 (15.00%) Data Governance
9 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
10 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 3 (15.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (15.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
3 1 (5.00%) DataStage
3 1 (5.00%) QualityStage
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (5.00%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ERwin
1 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Welsh Language
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Data Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Quality Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Data Quality Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Data Modeller
5 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.00%) ETL Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Data Governance Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Data Quality Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Data Analysis
2 10 (50.00%) Migration
3 9 (45.00%) Data Migration
4 8 (40.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
8 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
8 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (15.00%) UML
8 3 (15.00%) ERP
8 3 (15.00%) ETL
8 3 (15.00%) Data Transformation
8 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
8 3 (15.00%) Data Governance
8 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (10.00%) B2B
9 2 (10.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Trillium
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Informatica
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.00%) DataFlux
4 1 (5.00%) Talend