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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 126 110 114
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 5 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 1.76% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate £370 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £563
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 - -
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
747 740 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.24% 27.89% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 406 265
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.75% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.10 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 2 £340 -15.00%
Edinburgh -14 2 £400 - 1
Glasgow +9 1 - -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (63.16%) Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Investment Banking
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Data Management
6 4 (21.05%) Data Quality
6 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
6 4 (21.05%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (15.79%) Dependency Management
7 3 (15.79%) Use Case
7 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
7 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Equities
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) UML
7 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
8 2 (10.53%) Process Management
8 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.53%) SOA
8 2 (10.53%) Java
8 2 (10.53%) Back Office
8 2 (10.53%) Workflow
8 2 (10.53%) Derivative

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (5.26%) SAS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) ERwin
General
1 12 (63.16%) Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Investment Banking
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 2 (10.53%) Back Office
5 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Data Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Data Modeller
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Regular Expression
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
2 3 (15.79%) Equities
2 3 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (10.53%) Derivative
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Pricing Data
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
2 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Data Management
4 4 (21.05%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Dependency Management
5 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
5 3 (15.79%) UML
5 3 (15.79%) Use Case
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
6 2 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
6 2 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
1 1 (5.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.53%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (10.53%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (5.26%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) GoldenSource
1 2 (10.53%) Informatica
1 2 (10.53%) Pega
2 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Splunk