Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 156 201
Rank change year-on-year -11 +45 -36
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 51 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.85% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.70% 8.96% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 51 34
North West median daily rate £450 £500 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.85% -8.06%
10th Percentile £215 £313 £345
90th Percentile £684 £755 £539
England median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.51% +1.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £9.34 £9.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +199.95% +1.58% -57.53%
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £16.09
% change year-on-year +28.57% +8.76% -21.51%

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 586 547 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.63% 9.51% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 347 431
North West median daily rate £413 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -2.50% +2.96%
10th Percentile £203 £225 £250
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 26
North West median hourly rate £28.38 £19.06 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.90% -43.94% +57.12%
10th Percentile £12.85 £8.77 £10.22
90th Percentile £67.50 £44.48 £84.38
England median hourly rate £22.75 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.35% -10.00% +5.52%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 -13 28 £500 +25.00% 7
Cheshire -6 13 £363 -19.44% 8
Lancashire -8 6 £725 +18.85%
Merseyside +17 2 £350 +7.69% 1
Cumbria -5 1 £375 -
Data Quality
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 23 (45.10%) Data Management
2 21 (41.18%) SQL
3 18 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (35.29%) Finance
3 18 (35.29%) Data Governance
4 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (31.37%) Data Modelling
5 15 (29.41%) Analytics
5 15 (29.41%) Data Architecture
6 14 (27.45%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
7 12 (23.53%) Big Data
8 11 (21.57%) SAS
9 10 (19.61%) Oracle
9 10 (19.61%) Migration
9 10 (19.61%) Data Cleansing
9 10 (19.61%) Data Integration
9 10 (19.61%) Visualisation
9 10 (19.61%) Metadata Management
9 10 (19.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 9 (17.65%) Data Strategy
10 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (17.65%) HBase
10 9 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
10 9 (17.65%) Hadoop
10 9 (17.65%) MongoDB
10 9 (17.65%) Data Security
11 8 (15.69%) CA
11 8 (15.69%) Informatica

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 11 (21.57%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Slack
1 1 (1.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) 802.11
1 2 (3.92%) BGP
1 2 (3.92%) HSRP
1 2 (3.92%) IPsec
1 2 (3.92%) OSPF
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (23.53%) Big Data
2 12 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (19.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 9 (17.65%) Hadoop
4 9 (17.65%) HBase
4 9 (17.65%) MongoDB
5 8 (15.69%) Apache Hive
5 8 (15.69%) Data Lake
5 8 (15.69%) Pentaho
5 8 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (9.80%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.92%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (3.92%) GIS
7 2 (3.92%) Power BI
7 2 (3.92%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (3.92%) QlikView
7 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.96%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) ERwin
2 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) Data Analyst
3 12 (23.53%) Architect
4 10 (19.61%) Data Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Data Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Data Governance Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Data Governance Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Governance Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Data Quality Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Network Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) NHS Data Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Salesforce Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Data Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.96%) Kafka
3 1 (1.96%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.84%) NHS
5 3 (5.88%) Reference Data
6 2 (3.92%) Digital Signage
7 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Unix
2 1 (1.96%) CentOS
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Data Management
2 18 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (35.29%) Data Governance
3 16 (31.37%) Data Modelling
4 15 (29.41%) Analytics
4 15 (29.41%) Data Architecture
5 10 (19.61%) Data Cleansing
5 10 (19.61%) Data Integration
5 10 (19.61%) Metadata Management
5 10 (19.61%) Migration
5 10 (19.61%) Visualisation
6 9 (17.65%) Data Security
6 9 (17.65%) Data Strategy
6 9 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
7 8 (15.69%) Data Visualisation
7 8 (15.69%) Open Source
7 8 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (13.73%) Performance Management
8 7 (13.73%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) C
4 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) R
4 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) CCIE
3 2 (3.92%) CCNP
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CISSP
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) QA
2 6 (11.76%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (5.88%) GDPR
4 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) CA
2 8 (15.69%) Informatica
2 8 (15.69%) Tableau
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.92%) Adobe
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) DataFlux
6 1 (1.96%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.96%) Northgate
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.96%) VMware