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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Quality
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 44 54
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 8 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.23% 2.17% 1.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 14.89% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 5
Median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £413 £401
% change year-on-year +2.42% +2.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% -40.00%  

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 64 94 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 9.86% 14.57% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 65 55
Median daily rate £413 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £220 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £9.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -33.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in Birmingham

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 12 (63.16%) Data Modelling
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Information Governance
4 4 (21.05%) IBM
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) DB2
4 4 (21.05%) SAP
4 4 (21.05%) Data Management
4 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) IBM InfoSphere
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (15.79%) NHS
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.53%) Finance
6 2 (10.53%) Case Management
6 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture

Data Quality
Top Related 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) DB2
1 4 (21.05%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.26%) DataStage
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
3 1 (5.26%) Redis
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Data Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Data Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Data Quality Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Excel Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) SAP Data Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) SAP Technical Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Data Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Data Quality Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Data Modelling
2 8 (42.11%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Information Governance
4 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Data Management
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Case Management
6 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (5.26%) Data-Flow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) IBM
1 4 (21.05%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk