The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Quality
England / West Midlands
Rank 90 75 87
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 28 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.90% 1.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.07% 17.53% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 18
Median daily rate £398 £444 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +24.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £303 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £413 £401
% change year-on-year +2.42% +2.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £9.50 - £18.00
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 West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 278 291 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.06% 10.85% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 188 167
Median daily rate £413 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £246 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.58% -5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.03 £35.00
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Quality in the West Midlands

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Quality in the West Midlands

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in the West Midlands

Data Quality
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire -1 9 £390 +4.00%
Birmingham -8 8 £425 +17.24% 1
Coventry +1 3 £128 -70.85%
West Bromwich -7 2 £425 +6.25% 1
Shropshire - 2 £375 -
Data Quality
England

Data Quality
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Quality.

1 22 (31.43%) SQL
2 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 20 (28.57%) Data Management
3 18 (25.71%) Migration
3 18 (25.71%) Data Modelling
4 14 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
6 12 (17.14%) Data Migration
6 12 (17.14%) Data Governance
7 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (15.71%) ETL
7 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (14.29%) Oracle
9 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
9 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
9 9 (12.86%) Project Management
9 9 (12.86%) Information Management
9 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.86%) Degree
9 9 (12.86%) IBM InfoSphere
9 9 (12.86%) Information Governance
10 8 (11.43%) Analytics
10 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.00%) IBM
12 6 (8.57%) Banking
12 6 (8.57%) DB2
12 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (7.14%) Trillium
13 5 (7.14%) SAP

Data Quality
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (2.86%) SAS
2 1 (1.43%) Apache
2 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) IBM InfoSphere
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.57%) DB2
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (5.71%) MS Access
6 3 (4.29%) Big Data
7 2 (2.86%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.86%) QualityStage
7 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.43%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) JMeter
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (48.57%) Analyst
2 20 (28.57%) Data Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) Consultant
4 9 (12.86%) Developer
5 8 (11.43%) Business Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Data Consultant
7 6 (8.57%) Data Quality Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Data Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Architect
9 4 (5.71%) Data Quality Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) Data Quality Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Governance Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Information Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) SAP Data Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) SAP Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) COM
2 1 (1.43%) J2EE
2 1 (1.43%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) NHS
4 3 (4.29%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.43%) Linux
1 1 (1.43%) Unix
1 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Data Management
2 18 (25.71%) Data Modelling
2 18 (25.71%) Migration
3 14 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 12 (17.14%) Data Governance
4 12 (17.14%) Data Migration
5 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (15.71%) ETL
6 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.86%) Information Governance
6 9 (12.86%) Information Management
6 9 (12.86%) Project Management
6 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.43%) Analytics
8 5 (7.14%) Data Analytics
8 5 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (5.71%) Case Management
9 4 (5.71%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.71%) Master Data Management
9 4 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) SQL
2 2 (2.86%) Java
2 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.43%) PHP
3 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.43%) Python
3 1 (1.43%) R
3 1 (1.43%) SAS Macro
3 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Oracle
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.00%) IBM
4 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 5 (7.14%) Tableau
4 5 (7.14%) Trillium
5 3 (4.29%) Cognos
5 3 (4.29%) Informatica
6 2 (2.86%) DataFlux
7 1 (1.43%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.43%) Splunk