Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 164 169
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 -36
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 57 62 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.01% 0.92% 0.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.84% 9.63% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 53
North West median daily rate £600 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +13.33% +2.53%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £223
90th Percentile £732 £639 £670
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
North West median hourly rate £17.60 £9.19 £52.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.46% -82.49% +199.83%
England median hourly rate £20.56 £13.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +52.31% -30.77% +8.33%

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 579 644 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.24% 9.51% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 404 648
North West median daily rate £384 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% -3.73% +17.04%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 45
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £20.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.63% -9.38% +40.63%
10th Percentile £9.90 £9.19 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £43.75 £52.47
England median hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +2.27% +11.39%

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 25 November 2017.

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
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 25 November 2017. 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 +23 34 £388 -3.13% 2
Cheshire +10 9 £325 -33.33% 2
Lancashire +15 6 £610 -
Merseyside +1 2 £325 -35.00% 1
Data Quality
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 32 (56.14%) Data Modelling
2 29 (50.88%) SQL
3 27 (47.37%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (45.61%) Data Architecture
5 22 (38.60%) ETL
5 22 (38.60%) Data Management
6 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 20 (35.09%) Data Governance
8 19 (33.33%) Data Analysis
9 18 (31.58%) Big Data
10 16 (28.07%) Management Information System
11 14 (24.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (24.56%) Oracle
12 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
12 13 (22.81%) SharePoint
12 13 (22.81%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (22.81%) Migration
13 12 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (21.05%) Data Integration
13 12 (21.05%) Data Strategy
14 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (19.30%) Visualisation
14 11 (19.30%) Finance
15 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (17.54%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (17.54%) Analytics
16 9 (15.79%) Master Data Management
16 9 (15.79%) Data Security
16 9 (15.79%) QA
17 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architecture

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 13 (22.81%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.04%) SAS
3 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.02%) Slack
2 4 (7.02%) Trello
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) Big Data
2 14 (24.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (22.81%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
4 12 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (17.54%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (12.28%) Data Lake
6 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 6 (10.53%) Apache Hive
7 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
7 6 (10.53%) HBase
7 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
7 6 (10.53%) Pentaho
7 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (10.53%) Power BI
8 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
8 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (8.77%) Star Schema
9 4 (7.02%) Data Mining
9 4 (7.02%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) ERwin
2 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Local Government
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Architect
2 18 (31.58%) Analyst
3 17 (29.82%) Data Architect
4 14 (24.56%) Data Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Information Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Lead Data Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse Architect
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) jQuery
2 4 (7.02%) XML
3 2 (3.51%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.51%) CSS
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Management Information System
2 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.04%) Reference Data
4 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.26%) CMDB
5 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
5 3 (5.26%) Taxonomies
6 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.51%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.51%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Data Modelling
2 27 (47.37%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (45.61%) Data Architecture
4 22 (38.60%) Data Management
4 22 (38.60%) ETL
5 20 (35.09%) Data Governance
6 19 (33.33%) Data Analysis
7 13 (22.81%) Migration
8 12 (21.05%) Data Integration
8 12 (21.05%) Data Strategy
9 11 (19.30%) Visualisation
10 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (17.54%) Analytics
11 9 (15.79%) Data Security
11 9 (15.79%) Master Data Management
12 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (12.28%) Data Cleansing
13 7 (12.28%) Data Migration
13 7 (12.28%) Information Architecture
13 7 (12.28%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.88%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) GDPR
2 3 (5.26%) SLA
3 2 (3.51%) COBIT
4 1 (1.75%) HL7
4 1 (1.75%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle EDQ
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
1 3 (5.26%) SCOM
1 3 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
3 6 (10.53%) CA
3 6 (10.53%) Informatica
3 6 (10.53%) Tableau
4 3 (5.26%) IBM
4 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.51%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.75%) Talend
6 1 (1.75%) Teradata