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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 95 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.067% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.97% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £200 £320 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -9.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £400 £563
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 - -
Reference Data
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
423 308 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 28.54% 26.95% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 202 161
Average daily rate £420 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.27% -11.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 23 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (82.35%) Data Modelling
1 14 (82.35%) Data Architecture
2 13 (76.47%) Data Quality
2 13 (76.47%) Data Integration
3 12 (70.59%) Risk Management
3 12 (70.59%) Data Management
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 1 (5.88%) People Management
7 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.88%) Finance
7 1 (5.88%) Validation
7 1 (5.88%) Billing
7 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.88%) ETL
7 1 (5.88%) SAS
7 1 (5.88%) SQL

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Billing
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Architect
2 10 (58.82%) Technical Architect
3 5 (29.41%) Data Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Reference Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Data Architecture
1 14 (82.35%) Data Modelling
2 12 (70.59%) Data Management
2 12 (70.59%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) People Management
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) Data Quality
2 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland