Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 137 96
Rank change year-on-year +21 -41 +23
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 68 83 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.42% 1.34% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.59% 12.15% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 58 55
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £196 £248 £300
90th Percentile £575 £562 £500
England median daily rate £464 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.06% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £8.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.94% - -
England median hourly rate £21.75 £13.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +61.11% -30.77% +8.33%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 540 683 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.27% 10.99% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 445 291
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.60% +14.07%
10th Percentile £187 £206 £225
90th Percentile £525 £523 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -20.48% +74.67%
10th Percentile £9.68 £10.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.67 £21.64
% change year-on-year -11.77% +4.75% +10.97%

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Quality as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Quality in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +30 35 £438 -2.78%
Warwickshire -6 15 £394 -1.56%
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £588 -
Coventry +7 4 £108 -71.71%
West Bromwich -2 2 - -
Data Quality
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 29 (42.65%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 22 (32.35%) Data Management
4 19 (27.94%) Finance
4 19 (27.94%) Migration
5 17 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 16 (23.53%) Data Analysis
6 16 (23.53%) Data Modelling
6 16 (23.53%) ETL
7 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
7 15 (22.06%) Analytics
8 14 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (16.18%) Data Visualisation
11 11 (16.18%) Visualisation
12 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
12 10 (14.71%) Power BI
13 9 (13.24%) Data Governance
13 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (13.24%) Information Security
13 9 (13.24%) QA
14 8 (11.76%) Mathematics
14 8 (11.76%) T-SQL
14 8 (11.76%) Oracle
14 8 (11.76%) Master Data Management
15 7 (10.29%) Tableau
15 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (10.29%) QlikView

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:

Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.47%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (14.71%) Power BI
2 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.29%) QlikView
4 6 (8.82%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.82%) Spotfire
4 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (4.41%) Pentaho
8 2 (2.94%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (2.94%) SAP BW
8 2 (2.94%) SAP HANA
9 1 (1.47%) BigQuery
General
1 19 (27.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Automotive
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
2 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Analyst
2 23 (33.82%) Data Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Business Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Data Quality Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Quality Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Data Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Data Migration Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Data Scientist
6 6 (8.82%) Migration Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Data Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Information Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Data Migration Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) ETL Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) D3.js
2 2 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) FMCG
3 2 (2.94%) Life Science
3 2 (2.94%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (32.35%) Data Management
3 19 (27.94%) Migration
4 17 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 16 (23.53%) Data Analysis
5 16 (23.53%) Data Modelling
5 16 (23.53%) ETL
6 15 (22.06%) Analytics
7 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (16.18%) Data Visualisation
8 11 (16.18%) Visualisation
9 9 (13.24%) Data Governance
9 9 (13.24%) Information Security
9 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (11.76%) Master Data Management
10 8 (11.76%) Mathematics
11 7 (10.29%) Information Management
12 6 (8.82%) Data Mapping
13 5 (7.35%) Time Management
13 5 (7.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 6 (8.82%) GraphQL
3 6 (8.82%) Python
3 6 (8.82%) R
3 6 (8.82%) Scala
4 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.94%) VBA
6 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) GDPR
3 1 (1.47%) GCP
3 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
3 7 (10.29%) Tableau
4 5 (7.35%) SAP
5 4 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.88%) Trillium
6 3 (4.41%) Informatica
7 2 (2.94%) Cognos
7 2 (2.94%) DataFlux
7 2 (2.94%) Datanomic
8 1 (1.47%) Capita
8 1 (1.47%) Google
8 1 (1.47%) HP