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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 88 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.12% 0.084% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.33% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £315
% change year-on-year
- +50.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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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
466 306 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.20% 25.59% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 162 123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Reference Data
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) Charles River

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (33.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Markit EDM
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SAS Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) SAS Data Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Data Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica
1 1 (33.33%) Charles River