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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 83 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.13% 0.078% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £478 £456
% change year-on-year
-5.75% +4.65%
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% -
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
322 299 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.30% 23.29% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 158 68
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 21 April 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) WebLOAD
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Code Coverage
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) Informatica
4 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) GIS
4 2 (25.00%) ESRI
4 2 (25.00%) ArcGIS
4 2 (25.00%) NUnit
4 2 (25.00%) ArcSDE
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Data Security
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Teradata
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (25.00%) ArcGIS
1 2 (25.00%) ArcSDE
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (25.00%) NUnit
1 2 (25.00%) WebLOAD
2 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Informatica
1 2 (25.00%) ESRI
2 1 (12.50%) Teradata
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos