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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 1.28% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Median daily rate - £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £463 £393
% change year-on-year
+12.43% +17.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
560 779 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.39% 30.56% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 409 371
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £173 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 18
Median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.81% +45.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.60 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.20 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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
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 24 January 2017. 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 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
West Lothian - 2 - -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Billing
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (50.00%) Billing
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Database Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Reference Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle