The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 64 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.47% - 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.88% - 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£505 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £588 £463
% change year-on-year
-27.65% +27.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £10.81 -
% change year-on-year
+200.78% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
213 200 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 25.24% 23.98% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 139 95
Average daily rate £383 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £14.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +140.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £11.28 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £43.75 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data across the Bristol region.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the Bristol region.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Reference Data also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Reference Data.

1 7 (77.78%) Data Architecture
2 6 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (55.56%) CRM
3 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (55.56%) Data Integration
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (44.44%) Clustering
4 4 (44.44%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) Lync
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
7 1 (11.11%) BPR
7 1 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) MS Office
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Reference Data also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Reference Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
1 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Architect
2 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Data Architecture
2 6 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (55.56%) CRM
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
6 1 (11.11%) BPR
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft