Period
to 24 February 2018

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 6 months to 24 February 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 155 122
Rank change year-on-year +38 -33 -30
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 66 19 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.37% 0.51% 1.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.05% 4.46% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 5 36
Scotland median daily rate £400 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -22.58% -3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £229 £304
90th Percentile £600 £338 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £38.00 £8.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.11% +354.55% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £38.00 £8.18
90th Percentile £13.75 £38.00 £8.54
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £17.05
% change year-on-year +33.33% -3.20% -25.89%

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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 729 426 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.13% 11.38% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 245 369
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £149 £187
90th Percentile £538 £488 £489
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 13
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% -2.22%
10th Percentile £14.23 £18.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £48.69 £40.25 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £21.65 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.61% -12.00% +16.28%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Data Quality as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 February 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
Edinburgh +20 52 £400 - 2
Glasgow -4 10 £375 +38.89% 4
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £500 -
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 36 (54.55%) SQL
2 31 (46.97%) Finance
3 29 (43.94%) Data Modelling
3 29 (43.94%) ETL
3 29 (43.94%) Data Analysis
4 21 (31.82%) Migration
5 19 (28.79%) Informatica
5 19 (28.79%) Oracle
5 19 (28.79%) Data Migration
6 17 (25.76%) PowerCenter
7 16 (24.24%) Teradata
7 16 (24.24%) Banking
8 15 (22.73%) Data Management
9 13 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (19.70%) Unix
10 12 (18.18%) Data Integration
11 11 (16.67%) ETL Development
12 10 (15.15%) Oracle Database
12 10 (15.15%) CA
12 10 (15.15%) ERwin
12 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (15.15%) Hadoop
13 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.12%) Data Mapping
14 8 (12.12%) Data Cleansing
15 7 (10.61%) PowerExchange
15 7 (10.61%) Data Lineage

Data Quality
Co-occurring 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 7 (10.61%) PowerExchange
2 4 (6.06%) SAS
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.52%) IaaS
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.52%) PaaS
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) PowerCenter
2 10 (15.15%) Hadoop
2 10 (15.15%) Oracle Database
3 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (9.09%) Big Data
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.58%) Snowflake Schema
5 5 (7.58%) Star Schema
6 4 (6.06%) Data Lake
7 3 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (4.55%) Parquet
7 3 (4.55%) Power BI
7 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) ERwin
2 5 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (46.97%) Finance
2 16 (24.24%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Developer
2 24 (36.36%) Analyst
3 18 (27.27%) Data Analyst
4 17 (25.76%) Informatica Developer
5 11 (16.67%) Architect
6 9 (13.64%) Data Architect
7 6 (9.09%) ETL Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Informatica Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.03%) Banking Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Data Migration Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Migration Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Report Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Architect
10 2 (3.03%) SSAS Developer
10 2 (3.03%) SSIS Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (1.52%) Senior Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Reference Data
3 4 (6.06%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Data Analysis
1 29 (43.94%) Data Modelling
1 29 (43.94%) ETL
2 21 (31.82%) Migration
3 19 (28.79%) Data Migration
4 15 (22.73%) Data Management
5 13 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (18.18%) Data Integration
7 11 (16.67%) ETL Development
8 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (12.12%) Data Cleansing
10 8 (12.12%) Data Mapping
11 7 (10.61%) Data Lineage
12 6 (9.09%) Data Architecture
12 6 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (7.58%) Analytics
13 5 (7.58%) Business Analysis
13 5 (7.58%) UML
14 4 (6.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) PMO
3 1 (1.52%) COBIT
3 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.52%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Informatica
1 19 (28.79%) Oracle
2 16 (24.24%) Teradata
3 10 (15.15%) CA
4 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco