The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 67 62 83
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 12 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.16% 1.72% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.94% 9.82% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 0
Average daily rate
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£485 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £315 £575
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -45.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
202 163 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.57% 17.55% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 93 128
Average daily rate £350 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £487 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.27% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £12.62 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 14 (93.33%) Data Modelling
2 13 (86.67%) Data Architecture
3 12 (80.00%) Data Integration
4 10 (66.67%) Redis
5 9 (60.00%) Java
5 9 (60.00%) PHP
6 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
6 8 (53.33%) Apache
6 8 (53.33%) Tomcat
6 8 (53.33%) JMeter
6 8 (53.33%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
6 8 (53.33%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (53.33%) Open Source
7 6 (40.00%) Validation
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) Python
8 3 (20.00%) NHS
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (20.00%) nginx
8 3 (20.00%) Riak
8 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (20.00%) Splunk
9 2 (13.33%) Service Management
9 2 (13.33%) QA
9 2 (13.33%) DevOps
9 2 (13.33%) Puppet
9 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle
9 2 (13.33%) TOGAF

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (53.33%) Apache
1 8 (53.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (6.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) Redis
2 8 (53.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (20.00%) Riak
4 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
5 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Technical Architect
1 12 (80.00%) Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (6.67%) Designer
2 1 (6.67%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Data Integration
2 8 (53.33%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Data Modelling
2 13 (86.67%) Data Architecture
3 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) ETL
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) System Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) Splunk
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Informatica
4 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.67%) Unica