The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Quality
England / South East
Rank 185 183 144
Rank change year-on-year -2 -39  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 55 82 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.89% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.10% 7.68% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 58 65
Median daily rate £425 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £343 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £401
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.40 £117.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -86.89%  
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 the South East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 901 1068 1286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.65% 11.58% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 620 651
Median daily rate £425 £386 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +1.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 38
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Quality in the South East

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Quality in the South East

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in the South East

Data Quality
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire +20 22 £450 - 5
Surrey +8 7 £400 -13.51% 1
East Sussex - 6 £513 -
Kent - 6 £203 - 1
West Sussex +3 4 £455 +29.85% 1
Middlesex +4 2 £288 -23.33%
Oxfordshire -9 2 £463 -15.90% 1
Hampshire 0 1 £158 -71.36% 2
Buckinghamshire -35 1 £875 +118.75%
Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £400 -
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 37 (30.83%) SQL
2 34 (28.33%) Data Modelling
3 32 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 32 (26.67%) Data Management
4 29 (24.17%) Data Analysis
5 28 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 27 (22.50%) Finance
7 26 (21.67%) ETL
8 24 (20.00%) Migration
9 21 (17.50%) Data Migration
10 20 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 19 (15.83%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (15.83%) SAP
12 18 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (14.17%) Data Governance
14 16 (13.33%) Oracle
14 16 (13.33%) Degree
15 14 (11.67%) Data Architecture
15 14 (11.67%) ITIL
16 13 (10.83%) MS Excel
16 13 (10.83%) ERP
17 12 (10.00%) Analytics
18 11 (9.17%) GAP Analysis
18 11 (9.17%) Java
18 11 (9.17%) Requirements Analysis
18 11 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (8.33%) Business Analysis
19 10 (8.33%) QA

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.83%) JBoss
2 5 (4.17%) SAS
3 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.83%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.50%) SAP QM
3 2 (1.67%) HFM
3 2 (1.67%) SAP MDG
3 2 (1.67%) SAP MDM
3 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.83%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.83%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.83%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.83%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Office 365
1 4 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.33%) DB2
5 7 (5.83%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.00%) QlikView
7 5 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.33%) MySQL
8 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.33%) SQLPlus
9 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.50%) OLAP
9 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.50%) PowerCenter
9 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.67%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.00%) JIRA
3 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.33%) Toad
5 3 (2.50%) Selenium
6 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.67%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.83%) JMeter
7 1 (0.83%) Subversion
7 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (22.50%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Retail
3 7 (5.83%) Banking
4 4 (3.33%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) French Language
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (34.17%) Analyst
2 25 (20.83%) Data Analyst
3 13 (10.83%) Consultant
4 10 (8.33%) Architect
4 10 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 10 (8.33%) Developer
5 9 (7.50%) Tester
6 6 (5.00%) QA Leader
6 6 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Data Quality Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) ETL Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Implementation Consultant
8 4 (3.33%) Process Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) SAP Implementation Consultant
8 4 (3.33%) SQL Data Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) .NET
2 8 (6.67%) Web Services
3 5 (4.17%) XML
4 2 (1.67%) Java EE
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
5 1 (0.83%) Kafka
5 1 (0.83%) MDX
5 1 (0.83%) REST
5 1 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 18 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.50%) Data Structures
4 8 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.17%) NHS
6 4 (3.33%) Learning Management System
6 4 (3.33%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.67%) PMI
7 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.83%) AS400
8 1 (0.83%) Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.83%) Life Science
8 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (1.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.33%) Data Modelling
2 32 (26.67%) Data Management
3 29 (24.17%) Data Analysis
4 26 (21.67%) ETL
5 24 (20.00%) Migration
6 21 (17.50%) Data Migration
7 19 (15.83%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (14.17%) Data Governance
9 14 (11.67%) Data Architecture
9 14 (11.67%) ITIL
10 13 (10.83%) ERP
11 12 (10.00%) Analytics
12 11 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (9.17%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (9.17%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (8.33%) Business Analysis
13 10 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
13 10 (8.33%) Master Data Management
13 10 (8.33%) Visualisation
14 9 (7.50%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.83%) SQL
2 11 (9.17%) Java
3 6 (5.00%) VBA
4 5 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.33%) C
5 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.67%) ABAP
7 1 (0.83%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.67%) PMP
5 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.83%) CFA
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) QA
2 6 (5.00%) GDPR
3 4 (3.33%) SLA
4 3 (2.50%) IFRS
4 3 (2.50%) IFRS 9
5 2 (1.67%) PMO
6 1 (0.83%) GMP
6 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.83%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.83%) SAP
3 16 (13.33%) Oracle
4 9 (7.50%) Tableau
5 7 (5.83%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (4.17%) Informatica
6 5 (4.17%) Talend
7 2 (1.67%) Apttus
7 2 (1.67%) Google
7 2 (1.67%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.67%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.67%) Trillium
8 1 (0.83%) BMC
8 1 (0.83%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.83%) HP
8 1 (0.83%) IBM
8 1 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.83%) Siebel
8 1 (0.83%) Teradata
8 1 (0.83%) VMware
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