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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 119 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.24% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 0.97% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
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- £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £538
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -25.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £23.87
% change year-on-year
- -49.73%
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
765 621 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.07% 25.23% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 327 257
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 52
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.22 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% -33.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 2014. 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 -2 7 - -
Edinburgh -7 1 - - 2
Glasgow -17 1 - -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Workflow
4 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
4 5 (38.46%) Bloomberg
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
5 4 (30.77%) Front Office
6 3 (23.08%) Fixed Income
6 3 (23.08%) Data Management
6 3 (23.08%) Legal
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Sybase
6 3 (23.08%) RUP
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Fund Accounting
7 2 (15.38%) Reuters
7 2 (15.38%) MS Project
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Visio
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (15.38%) MS Project
4 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (76.92%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Front Office
4 3 (23.08%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Business Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Fixed Income
2 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 1 (7.69%) Derivative
3 1 (7.69%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Workflow
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
5 3 (23.08%) Data Management
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) RUP
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (7.69%) Master Data Management
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Bloomberg
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Sybase
4 2 (15.38%) Reuters
5 1 (7.69%) Charles River
5 1 (7.69%) BI-SAM
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