The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 249 249 230
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 21 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.022% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.074% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+469.44% -85.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £90 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £90 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £480 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
Reference Data
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
3027 2709 2357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.54% 29.62% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1477 1236
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 151 143
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data across the South East region.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the South East region.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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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
East Sussex - 17 £525 -
Berkshire -2 3 - -
Sussex - 1 £500 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 27 (75.00%) Data Quality
2 26 (72.22%) Data Management
3 23 (63.89%) Data Analysis
4 20 (55.56%) Banking
4 20 (55.56%) Informatica
5 15 (41.67%) Data Modelling
6 14 (38.89%) Finance
6 14 (38.89%) Master Data Management
7 12 (33.33%) Teradata
8 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
9 10 (27.78%) SQL
9 10 (27.78%) Data Mapping
10 8 (22.22%) Data Governance
11 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (16.67%) Oracle
13 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (13.89%) Investment Banking
14 4 (11.11%) Ab Initio
14 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
14 4 (11.11%) IBM
14 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 4 (11.11%) DB2
14 4 (11.11%) ETL
14 4 (11.11%) Data Transformation
14 4 (11.11%) Analytics
15 3 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
15 3 (8.33%) Cloudera
15 3 (8.33%) Capita
15 3 (8.33%) Hadoop

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Unica
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.11%) DB2
4 3 (8.33%) DataStage
4 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.78%) SSDT
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Toad
1 1 (2.78%) ERwin
General
1 20 (55.56%) Banking
2 14 (38.89%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (80.56%) Analyst
2 24 (66.67%) Data Analyst
3 12 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Senior Data Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Data Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Data Quality Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Business Data Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 1 (2.78%) DBA
9 1 (2.78%) Administrator
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
9 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Data Management
2 23 (63.89%) Data Analysis
3 15 (41.67%) Data Modelling
4 14 (38.89%) Master Data Management
5 10 (27.78%) Data Mapping
6 8 (22.22%) Data Governance
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.11%) ETL
8 4 (11.11%) Data Transformation
8 4 (11.11%) Analytics
9 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
10 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (5.56%) Data Architecture
10 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (5.56%) Logical Data Model
10 2 (5.56%) Physical Data Model
11 1 (2.78%) Software Delivery
11 1 (2.78%) SDLC
11 1 (2.78%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (75.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Informatica
2 12 (33.33%) Teradata
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (11.11%) IBM
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) Ab Initio
5 3 (8.33%) Capita
5 3 (8.33%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.78%) CA
6 1 (2.78%) Trillium