Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 14 November 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 138 169
Rank change year-on-year -32 +31 +10
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 40 63 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 1.09% 0.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.86% 10.88% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 63 39
North West median daily rate £550 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £256 £313 £363
90th Percentile £788 £680 £694
England median daily rate £465 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
North West median hourly rate £12.27 £19.00 £9.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.42% +106.75% -82.49%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.33% +59.26% -30.77%

Data Quality is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 583 579 663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.72% 10.05% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 352 414
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £199 £213 £250
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 24 25
North West median hourly rate £29.19 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.22% -46.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.56 £9.34 £9.19
90th Percentile £67.50 £41.13 £46.85
England median hourly rate £22.40 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +11.99% -12.42% +5.96%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Data Quality as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in the North West

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Quality in the North West

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality in the North West over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Quality in the North West

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in the North West

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality in the North West over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Quality in the North West

Data Quality
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -30 16 £350 -12.50% 7
Lancashire -14 10 £775 +27.05%
Cheshire -7 8 £325 -27.78% 5
Cumbria - 4 £748 -
Merseyside -3 2 - - 1
Data Quality
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (27.50%) Data Modelling
4 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.00%) Analytics
4 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (22.50%) Big Data
5 9 (22.50%) Data Architecture
5 9 (22.50%) Data Management
6 8 (20.00%) Statistics
6 8 (20.00%) ETL
6 8 (20.00%) Data Governance
7 7 (17.50%) Metadata Management
7 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (17.50%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (17.50%) Finance
7 7 (17.50%) Migration
7 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (15.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
8 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (15.00%) Data Lake
9 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
9 5 (12.50%) Information Governance
9 5 (12.50%) Master Data Management
9 5 (12.50%) Data Mining
9 5 (12.50%) XML
9 5 (12.50%) Information Management

Data Quality
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Slack
1 1 (2.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) Big Data
2 7 (17.50%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (15.00%) Data Lake
3 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 5 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 4 (10.00%) HBase
5 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
6 3 (7.50%) Apache Hive
6 3 (7.50%) MySQL
6 3 (7.50%) Pentaho
6 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (7.50%) Power BI
7 2 (5.00%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.50%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (2.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) ERwin
2 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Architect
2 14 (35.00%) Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Data Architect
4 8 (20.00%) Data Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Information Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Data Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Data Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Salesforce Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Data Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Data Scientist
9 1 (2.50%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.50%) Kafka
2 1 (2.50%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (2.50%) RESTful
2 1 (2.50%) WCF
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.50%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) CentOS
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (27.50%) Data Modelling
3 10 (25.00%) Analytics
4 9 (22.50%) Data Architecture
4 9 (22.50%) Data Management
5 8 (20.00%) Data Governance
5 8 (20.00%) ETL
5 8 (20.00%) Statistics
6 7 (17.50%) Metadata Management
6 7 (17.50%) Migration
7 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (15.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) Data Integration
8 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 5 (12.50%) Information Governance
8 5 (12.50%) Information Management
8 5 (12.50%) Master Data Management
8 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) R
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) OpenView
1 4 (10.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) HP
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) CA
2 3 (7.50%) Informatica
2 3 (7.50%) Tableau
3 2 (5.00%) Adobe
3 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.50%) Northgate
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.50%) VMware