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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank - 112 110
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 0 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.50% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.49% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Median daily rate - £550 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +51.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.36% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
687 941 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.23% 33.29% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 487 398
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 21
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +128.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.10 £32.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Validation

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 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Reference Data Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle