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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 105 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 21 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.68% 0.85% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
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£425 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £463
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.81 -
% change year-on-year
+38.82% -
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
785 710 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.53% 27.65% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 394 353
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 23 23
Average hourly rate £27.44 £25.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.76% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +7 15 £475 -
Glasgow - 1 £425 -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 24 (66.67%) Banking
2 13 (36.11%) Project Management
3 12 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 11 (30.56%) Finance
5 8 (22.22%) SQL
5 8 (22.22%) Business Analysis
6 7 (19.44%) Back Office
6 7 (19.44%) Validation
7 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 6 (16.67%) PMP
7 6 (16.67%) PMI Certification
7 6 (16.67%) Asset Management
8 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
8 5 (13.89%) MiFID
8 5 (13.89%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (11.11%) EMIR
9 4 (11.11%) Use Case
9 4 (11.11%) Data Management
9 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 4 (11.11%) OO
9 4 (11.11%) Oracle
9 4 (11.11%) Process Management
10 3 (8.33%) Toad
10 3 (8.33%) Retail
10 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 3 (8.33%) Workflow
10 3 (8.33%) Markit EDM
10 3 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (5.56%) ArcGIS
1 2 (5.56%) ArcSDE
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (5.56%) Mule
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Markit EDM
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Toad
2 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.56%) NUnit
2 2 (5.56%) WebLOAD
2 2 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 24 (66.67%) Banking
2 12 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 11 (30.56%) Finance
4 7 (19.44%) Back Office
5 3 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 17 (47.22%) Business Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 8 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Reference Data Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.56%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Data Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
1 2 (5.56%) Spring
1 2 (5.56%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) GIS
1 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Equities
2 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Project Management
2 8 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 7 (19.44%) Validation
4 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 5 (13.89%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Use Case
6 4 (11.11%) Data Management
6 4 (11.11%) Process Management
6 4 (11.11%) OO
6 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.33%) Workflow
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) PMP
1 6 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) MiFID
2 4 (11.11%) EMIR
3 3 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (5.56%) FATCA
5 1 (2.78%) QA
5 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.56%) ESRI
2 2 (5.56%) GoldenSource
2 2 (5.56%) Pega
3 1 (2.78%) Hyperion
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