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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 97 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.54% 0.70% 1.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 2.45% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £485 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% +57.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £315
% change year-on-year
- +50.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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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
489 286 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 29.37% 28.54% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 175 119
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -54.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.56 £12.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £50.00 £45.00
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 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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 8 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 8 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 7 (43.75%) Data Integration
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) Trillium
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Data Management
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
4 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
5 3 (18.75%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) ERwin
5 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) MS Project
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) RESTful
6 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) ITSM
7 1 (6.25%) Practice Management
7 1 (6.25%) Legal
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) ERwin
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planner
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 8 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) CRM
3 4 (25.00%) Data Management
3 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) ITSM
6 1 (6.25%) Practice Management
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Trillium
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft