Period
to 14 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 150 171
Rank change year-on-year +45 +21 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 10 53 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 1.00% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.51% 11.30% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 42 34
Median daily rate £513 £406 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -7.14% -20.45%
10th Percentile £289 £288 £223
90th Percentile £600 £600 £673
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £20.57 £50.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.86% +78.57% +199.95%
10th Percentile £19.99 £23.00 £21.88
90th Percentile £21.16 £50.00 £33.95
England median hourly rate £23.88 £27.94 £24.00
% change year-on-year -14.52% +16.42% +40.15%

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 285 469 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.60% 8.84% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 310 349
Median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +3.21%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £200
90th Percentile £615 £603 £600
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 43
Median hourly rate £34.50 £25.42 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.72% -9.21% +115.38%
10th Percentile £16.61 £14.05 £11.87
90th Percentile £80.00 £50.00 £67.50
Median hourly rate £27.09 £22.36 £24.00
% change year-on-year +21.17% -6.85% +20.00%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Data Quality as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Quality in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Data Quality in the North West

Data Quality
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Quality in the North West over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Quality in the North West

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Quality in the North West.

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 14 August 2020. 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
Cheshire +14 4 £289 -33.94% 1
Lancashire +19 2 £600 +20.00% 1
Cumbria +5 2 - -
Manchester +52 1 - - 3
Data Quality
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (40.00%) Apache Hive
2 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (30.00%) Power BI
3 3 (30.00%) Power Platform
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Teradata
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) QlikView
4 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Data Security
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Informatica
4 2 (20.00%) Data Cleansing

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 1 (10.00%) Apache Pig
1 1 (10.00%) Jupyter
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (10.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Power Platform
2 1 (10.00%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Apache Hive
1 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) Power BI
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (20.00%) QlikView
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (10.00%) Big Data
4 1 (10.00%) Couchbase
4 1 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (10.00%) HBase
4 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (10.00%) Neo4j
4 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ERwin
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Informatica Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Kafka
1 1 (10.00%) Matplotlib
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (10.00%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Data Management
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Data Security
3 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Metadata Management
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Inmon Methodology
4 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) R
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Postgraduate
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Informatica
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Tableau
2 2 (20.00%) Teradata
3 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk