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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 81 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.084% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 1.06% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £315 £575
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -45.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%
Reference Data
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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 Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
203 188 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.96% 16.88% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 77 68
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £245 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £498 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.19 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.20 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
2 1 (33.33%) BI-SAM
2 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BI-SAM
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago