The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 76 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.46% 0.26% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
- -5.84%
Reference Data
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
297 290 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.64% 24.68% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 127 107
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +43.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.05 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £18.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Data Management
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) Informatica
4 3 (42.86%) Data Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 3 (42.86%) Master Data Management
5 2 (28.57%) Big Data
5 2 (28.57%) Information Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Social Media
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) SPSS
5 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 2 (28.57%) ETL
5 2 (28.57%) SAS
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) Sybase
5 2 (28.57%) DB2
5 2 (28.57%) OLAP
5 2 (28.57%) CRM
5 2 (28.57%) Cognos
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) Teradata
5 2 (28.57%) Information Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (28.57%) SAS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SPSS
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) OLAP
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle OLAP
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SAP HANA
2 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ERwin
General
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Social Media
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Master Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Security
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Information Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Information Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 1 (14.29%) ERD
4 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Informatica
2 2 (28.57%) Teradata
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Sybase
2 2 (28.57%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) BI-SAM