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 27 June 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.

Data Quality
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 123 92
Rank change year-on-year +38 -31  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 28 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.28% 0.82% 1.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.52% 5.14% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 20
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.09 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.76% -28.48%  

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 294 467 420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 13.40% 15.89% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 258 215
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £205 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.20% -2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £15.30 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £19.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +27 21 £449 -10.25%
Glasgow +6 7 £305 -12.85% 1
Data Quality
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 20 (47.62%) Data Management
2 16 (38.10%) Data Analysis
3 15 (35.71%) Banking
3 15 (35.71%) Finance
4 13 (30.95%) SQL
5 10 (23.81%) Data Lineage
6 9 (21.43%) ETL
7 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (16.67%) Master Data Management
8 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (14.29%) Teradata
9 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 5 (11.90%) Informatica
10 5 (11.90%) PowerCenter
10 5 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (11.90%) SAS
10 5 (11.90%) Oracle
11 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
11 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (9.52%) Market Risk
12 3 (7.14%) QA
12 3 (7.14%) Reference Data
12 3 (7.14%) Visualforce
12 3 (7.14%) Apex Code
12 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (7.14%) Unix
12 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
12 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (7.14%) Migration

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 5 (11.90%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) PowerCenter
2 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.76%) DBAmp
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
4 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.38%) DataStage
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.38%) ERwin
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 15 (35.71%) Banking
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Analyst
2 19 (45.24%) Data Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Informatica Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Salesforce Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Salesforce Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Salesforce Support
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Governance Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Informatica Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) Migration Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Risk Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Visualforce
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Market Risk
3 3 (7.14%) Reference Data
4 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) AIX
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Data Management
2 16 (38.10%) Data Analysis
3 10 (23.81%) Data Lineage
4 9 (21.43%) ETL
5 7 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (16.67%) Master Data Management
5 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (4.76%) CRM
8 2 (4.76%) Data Governance
8 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.76%) Information Security
8 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Security Management
8 2 (4.76%) Test Planning
8 2 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Apex Code
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) CCNA
1 2 (4.76%) CIMA
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (2.38%) CISA
2 1 (2.38%) CISM
2 1 (2.38%) CRISC
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) COBIT
3 1 (2.38%) COREP
3 1 (2.38%) FINREP
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Teradata
2 5 (11.90%) Informatica
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.76%) Talend
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft