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 23 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 95 85
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 23 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.13% 1.36% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.20% 13.40% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 28
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £342 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £548 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £8.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -62.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.09 £23.75
% change year-on-year +10.31% -32.25%  

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 162 306 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 7.98% 10.16% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 216 167
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £536 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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
Warwickshire +7 6 £343 -8.66% 1
Birmingham +8 3 £389 -11.14% 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 3 £600 -
Staffordshire 0 1 - - 2
West Bromwich -2 1 - -
Data Quality
England

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

1 18 (35.29%) Finance
1 18 (35.29%) Data Modelling
2 17 (33.33%) Migration
3 16 (31.37%) SQL
3 16 (31.37%) Data Management
4 14 (27.45%) Data Analysis
5 12 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (23.53%) Data Migration
6 11 (21.57%) ETL
6 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (13.73%) Oracle
9 7 (13.73%) Validation
9 7 (13.73%) Information Management
10 6 (11.76%) Degree
10 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (11.76%) Data Governance
10 6 (11.76%) Project Management
10 6 (11.76%) Change Management
11 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
12 4 (7.84%) Banking
12 4 (7.84%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
12 4 (7.84%) Cognos
12 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
12 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared

Data Quality
Co-occurring 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 3 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.84%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (5.88%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (5.88%) OLAP
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (3.92%) QlikView
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.96%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (1.96%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.96%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.96%) DataStage
7 1 (1.96%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Automotive
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Data Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Data Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Excel Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Data Governance Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Data Governance Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Data Quality Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Governance Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Information Officer
5 3 (5.88%) Integration Manager
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Data Quality Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Data Modelling
2 17 (33.33%) Migration
3 16 (31.37%) Data Management
4 14 (27.45%) Data Analysis
5 12 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (23.53%) Data Migration
6 11 (21.57%) ETL
7 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (13.73%) Information Management
8 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (13.73%) Validation
9 6 (11.76%) Change Management
9 6 (11.76%) Data Governance
9 6 (11.76%) Project Management
10 4 (7.84%) Data Strategy
10 4 (7.84%) Information Governance
10 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
10 4 (7.84%) Requirements Management
10 4 (7.84%) Use Case
10 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) R
3 1 (1.96%) SAS Macro
3 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) GCP
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Cognos
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Tableau
3 3 (5.88%) Trillium
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) DataFlux
5 1 (1.96%) Datanomic
5 1 (1.96%) Google