The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 66 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.26% 0.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.14% 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £488 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £463 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +17.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.81 - £17.00
Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
175 98 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.73% 15.34% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 62 88
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £272 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Reference Data
East of England

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data across the Hertfordshire region.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the Hertfordshire region.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Borehamwood - - - -
Reference Data
East of England

Reference Data
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development