The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 107 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 16 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.25% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £565 £415
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +36.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Reference Data
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
654 538 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.66% 22.14% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 262 254
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +18.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.39 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.20 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stirling -4 10 £388 - 2
Glasgow +3 3 £300 -17.24% 1
Edinburgh -2 3 £400 -20.00%
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 30 (83.33%) Banking
2 13 (36.11%) Business Analysis
3 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (22.22%) Workflow
4 8 (22.22%) RUP
4 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 7 (19.44%) Investment Banking
5 7 (19.44%) Project Management
6 6 (16.67%) Informatica
6 6 (16.67%) Data Management
7 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
7 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
7 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
7 5 (13.89%) SQL
7 5 (13.89%) Oracle
7 5 (13.89%) Data Integration
8 4 (11.11%) Analytics
8 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.11%) ETL
8 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (11.11%) Back Office
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
9 3 (8.33%) Teradata
9 3 (8.33%) Data Security
9 3 (8.33%) Information Management
9 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.33%) SPSS
9 3 (8.33%) SAS
9 3 (8.33%) CRM

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (5.56%) ArcGIS
2 2 (5.56%) ArcSDE
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SPSS
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.78%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) OLAP
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JUnit
1 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
1 2 (5.56%) NUnit
1 2 (5.56%) WebLOAD
2 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.78%) ERwin
2 1 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 30 (83.33%) Banking
2 12 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (19.44%) Investment Banking
4 4 (11.11%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Analyst
2 18 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Project Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Data Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.56%) Reference Data Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Data Analytics Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Integration
2 3 (8.33%) Social Media
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Business Analysis
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) Workflow
3 8 (22.22%) RUP
3 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 7 (19.44%) Project Management
5 6 (16.67%) Data Management
6 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) ETL
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Analytics
8 3 (8.33%) Master Data Management
8 3 (8.33%) Data Architecture
8 3 (8.33%) Information Architecture
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
8 3 (8.33%) Information Management
8 3 (8.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) MiFID
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) FATCA
2 1 (2.78%) EMIR
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Informatica
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Sybase
3 3 (8.33%) Cognos
3 3 (8.33%) Teradata
4 2 (5.56%) ESRI
5 1 (2.78%) Pega
5 1 (2.78%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
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