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 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 85 74 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.28% 0.21% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 0.72% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £353 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.34% -9.48%
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 - - -
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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
288 279 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.57% 29.34% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 173 116
Average daily rate £350 £333 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -10.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 21
Average hourly rate £12.25 £14.50 £16.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% -13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.10 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £14.50 £92.30
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 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
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 30 January 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (25.00%) PuTTY
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (25.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Author
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
1 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) Trillium