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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Quality
England / North West
Rank 112 126 124
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 16 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.89% 0.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.87% 9.77% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 10
Median daily rate £300 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £160 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £520 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +3.36% +2.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.92 - £16.50
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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 233 348 458
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.11% 9.06% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 214 238
Median daily rate £365 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £198 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 16
Median hourly rate £15.00 £80.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.25% +344.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.45 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.51 £85.59 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +20 5 £350 +78.11% 3
Manchester +5 5 £255 -36.25% 4
Cumbria - 4 £155 -
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 18 (36.00%) ETL
1 18 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) Oracle
3 14 (28.00%) Data Governance
4 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
4 12 (24.00%) Finance
5 11 (22.00%) SAP
6 10 (20.00%) Data Management
7 9 (18.00%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (14.00%) Tableau
9 7 (14.00%) Data Architecture
10 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.00%) Validation
10 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (12.00%) DB2
11 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.00%) Quality Management
11 5 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
11 5 (10.00%) Data Extraction
11 5 (10.00%) Migration
11 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
11 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (10.00%) Visualisation
11 5 (10.00%) Trend Analysis

Data Quality
Top Related 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 2 (4.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.00%) SPSS
4 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.00%) SAP MDG
3 1 (2.00%) SAP MDM
3 1 (2.00%) SystmOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.00%) DB2
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.00%) OLAP
6 3 (6.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (6.00%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (6.00%) QlikView
7 2 (4.00%) Big Data
7 2 (4.00%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.00%) OLTP
8 1 (2.00%) PowerCenter
8 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
8 1 (2.00%) Spotfire
8 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) Architect
3 8 (16.00%) Data Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Data Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Data Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Report Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Data Quality Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Management Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Data Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Data Quality Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Tableau Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Ab Initio Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Compliance Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Data Compliance Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) QlikView Developer
8 2 (4.00%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) HTML5
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.00%) NHS
4 3 (6.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) ETL
2 14 (28.00%) Data Governance
3 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
4 10 (20.00%) Data Management
5 7 (14.00%) Data Architecture
6 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Validation
7 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.00%) Data Extraction
7 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (10.00%) Migration
7 5 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 5 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) Visualisation
8 4 (8.00%) CRM
8 4 (8.00%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (8.00%) Information Management
9 3 (6.00%) Data Conversion
9 3 (6.00%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.00%) VBA
4 1 (2.00%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) Python
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Control-M
2 1 (2.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Oracle
2 11 (22.00%) SAP
3 7 (14.00%) Tableau
4 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.00%) IBM
5 4 (8.00%) Informatica
6 3 (6.00%) Teradata
7 2 (4.00%) Ab Initio
8 1 (2.00%) Civica
8 1 (2.00%) Google
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
8 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.00%) Talend