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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 149 113 119
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +6
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.067% 0.63% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 2.31% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Median daily rate £344 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +10.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £478
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £10.81
% change year-on-year
-52.30% +200.78%
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
1016 822 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.00% 27.08% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 411 358
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £344 -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 5 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Data Management
2 3 (30.00%) Use Case
2 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Process Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Back Office
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (20.00%) EMIR
3 2 (20.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (20.00%) Pega
3 2 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Data Governance

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modeller
4 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Data Management
2 3 (30.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Process Management
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (20.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (20.00%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (10.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Pega
2 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk