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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 78 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.54% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £458 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.65% +22.00%
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
354 271 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.35% 22.34% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 132 85
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.14 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.15% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.95 £19.10 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (90.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Data Management
3 5 (50.00%) Informatica
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (40.00%) Data Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) Analytics
4 4 (40.00%) Master Data Management
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Big Data
5 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) Social Media
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Teradata
5 3 (30.00%) Information Management
5 3 (30.00%) Data Security
5 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) SAS
5 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) Sybase
5 3 (30.00%) DB2
5 3 (30.00%) OLAP
5 3 (30.00%) SPSS
5 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 3 (30.00%) Cognos

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (30.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Markit EDM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) Big Data
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (30.00%) DB2
2 3 (30.00%) OLAP
3 1 (10.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (10.00%) ERwin
General
1 9 (90.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Data Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Data Management
2 4 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Master Data Management
3 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Information Management
3 3 (30.00%) Data Security
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
5 1 (10.00%) ERD
5 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Informatica
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Teradata
3 3 (30.00%) Sybase
3 3 (30.00%) Cognos
4 1 (10.00%) SAP