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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 122 127 125
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 3 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 1.14% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Median daily rate £295 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £485
% change year-on-year
-7.36% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
787 963 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.38% 29.50% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 466 423
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% +18.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £59.00 £52.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

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 25 August 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 +6 3 £295 -26.25%
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 4 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (100.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Business Integration Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Data Integration Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle