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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 75 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.089% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £543 £375
% change year-on-year
-29.03% +44.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
311 227 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.73% 20.18% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 112 69
Average daily rate £400 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £14.37 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% +19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £12.07 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £16.87 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 9 (75.00%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Informatica
3 5 (41.67%) Data Management
4 4 (33.33%) Data Architecture
4 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Master Data Management
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (25.00%) Data Security
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Teradata
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) SAS
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) Sybase
5 3 (25.00%) DB2
5 3 (25.00%) OLAP
5 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 3 (25.00%) Cognos
5 3 (25.00%) SPSS
5 3 (25.00%) Big Data
5 3 (25.00%) Information Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Social Media
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (25.00%) Information Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (25.00%) SAS
2 2 (16.67%) ArcSDE
2 2 (16.67%) ArcGIS
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (8.33%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) DB2
2 3 (25.00%) OLAP
2 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (8.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) WebLOAD
1 2 (16.67%) NUnit
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) ERwin
2 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
General
1 9 (75.00%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Data Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Social Media
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Data Management
2 4 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) Master Data Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Security
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Information Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) Information Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Informatica
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Teradata
3 3 (25.00%) Sybase
3 3 (25.00%) Cognos
4 2 (16.67%) ESRI
5 1 (8.33%) SAP