The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Data Quality skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Quality
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 60 58
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 3 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 1.22% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.98% 10.64% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
Median daily rate £389 £438 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.14% +5.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £525 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.09 £23.75
% change year-on-year +10.31% -32.25%  

Data Quality is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 43 94 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 7.12% 11.42% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 78 60
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £194 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Data Quality as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in Birmingham

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Quality in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Quality in Birmingham

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Data Modelling
3 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Data Management
4 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Business Process Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Data Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Case Management
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) NHS
6 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
6 1 (9.09%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) SAS

Data Quality
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
1 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) OLAP
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Data Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Data Manager
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modeller
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Graduate
5 1 (9.09%) Junior
5 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Quality Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Data Modelling
3 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Data Management
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Business Process Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Case Management
5 2 (18.18%) Data Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
6 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
6 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) R
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) DataFlux
2 1 (9.09%) Datanomic
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Trillium