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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 125 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 11 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 0.78% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Average daily rate
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£340 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £480 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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
954 765 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.09% 27.93% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 400 339
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 24
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £57.95 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
Glasgow +7 5 £340 -
Stirling +9 3 £375 -
Edinburgh -12 3 £400 -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (64.52%) Banking
2 14 (45.16%) Investment Banking
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 9 (29.03%) Validation
5 7 (22.58%) Project Management
5 7 (22.58%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
6 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
6 6 (19.35%) PMP
6 6 (19.35%) PMI Certification
7 5 (16.13%) Java
7 5 (16.13%) SQL
7 5 (16.13%) Use Case
8 4 (12.90%) Markit EDM
8 4 (12.90%) Derivative
8 4 (12.90%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (9.68%) Process Management
9 3 (9.68%) Oracle
9 3 (9.68%) OO
9 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
9 3 (9.68%) Retail
9 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
9 3 (9.68%) Spring
9 3 (9.68%) Workflow
9 3 (9.68%) Back Office
9 3 (9.68%) EMIR
9 3 (9.68%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (9.68%) MiFID
10 2 (6.45%) Mule

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (6.45%) SAS
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (6.45%) Mule
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Toad
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) Ant
General
1 20 (64.52%) Banking
2 14 (45.16%) Investment Banking
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 3 (9.68%) Back Office
4 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
2 15 (48.39%) Business Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Business Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
5 5 (16.13%) Data Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (6.45%) Lead Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Reference Data Business Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.23%) SAS Data Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) SAS Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Spring
2 2 (6.45%) Spring Integration
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Derivative
1 4 (12.90%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.45%) Equities
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Validation
2 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
2 7 (22.58%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (22.58%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
3 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
4 5 (16.13%) Use Case
5 3 (9.68%) Workflow
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) OO
5 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.68%) Process Management
6 2 (6.45%) SOA
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.45%) Data Management
6 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.45%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) PMP
1 6 (19.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) MiFID
1 3 (9.68%) EMIR
1 3 (9.68%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) FATCA
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) TIBCO
2 2 (6.45%) GoldenSource
3 1 (3.23%) Pega
3 1 (3.23%) Charles River
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Informatica