The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Quality
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 86 84
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 14 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.81% 1.71% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.14% 12.32% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 31 22
Median daily rate £425 £375 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -12.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +3.36% +2.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £10.93 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.61%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 196 357 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.33% 13.86% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 188 216
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £187 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.75 £13.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.51% -60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £9.18 £20.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £22.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Quality in Scotland

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Quality in Scotland

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in Scotland

Data Quality
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Edinburgh +4 8 £438 -2.77% 1
Glasgow -6 6 £300 -7.69% 3
Data Quality
UK

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 15 (55.56%) Data Management
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) Data Analysis
4 9 (33.33%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) ETL
6 7 (25.93%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) Master Data Management
7 6 (22.22%) Migration
7 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (22.22%) Banking
8 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
8 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
10 3 (11.11%) BDD
10 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
10 3 (11.11%) User Stories
10 3 (11.11%) Ansible
10 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
10 3 (11.11%) PostGIS
10 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 3 (11.11%) QGIS
10 3 (11.11%) Spatial Data
10 3 (11.11%) GIS
10 3 (11.11%) Change Management

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (7.41%) Confluence
1 2 (7.41%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) GIS
2 3 (11.11%) QGIS
2 3 (11.11%) Spatial Data
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) Big Data
4 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Analyst
2 16 (59.26%) Data Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 3 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Business Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Data Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Migration Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Salesforce Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) SSIS Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 3 (11.11%) PostGIS
2 1 (3.70%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Data Management
2 11 (40.74%) Data Analysis
3 8 (29.63%) ETL
4 7 (25.93%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) Master Data Management
5 6 (22.22%) Migration
6 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
6 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Change Management
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (11.11%) Data Validation
8 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.11%) User Stories
8 3 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
2 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Cognos
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
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