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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 252 247 254
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.21% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.69% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 1
Median daily rate £425 £513 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +469.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £480
% change year-on-year
-7.36% -1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
2647 3039 2792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.80% 30.93% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 1710 1509
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 176 161
Median hourly rate £27.38 £21.15 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% +20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £47.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire +14 4 £423 - 2
Hampshire - 2 £425 -
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
East Sussex -9 1 £460 -12.38%
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) Asset Management
4 7 (28.00%) Data Quality
5 6 (24.00%) XML
5 6 (24.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.00%) Reuters
6 5 (20.00%) Bloomberg
6 5 (20.00%) BPR
6 5 (20.00%) FpML
6 5 (20.00%) Data Management
6 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (20.00%) Fund Accounting
7 4 (16.00%) Confluence
7 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.00%) Master Data Management
7 4 (16.00%) JIRA
7 4 (16.00%) Data Lineage
7 4 (16.00%) Data Governance
7 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Information Security
7 4 (16.00%) Ab Initio
7 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.00%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) ISEB
7 4 (16.00%) MS Visio

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (16.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Back Office
2 3 (12.00%) Front Office
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Business Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Data Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Reference Data Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Reference Data Business Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Data Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Asset Management Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Business Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Business Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Market Data Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Market Data Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) XML
2 5 (20.00%) FpML
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 8 (32.00%) Asset Management
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) BPR
5 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Data Management
5 5 (20.00%) Fund Accounting
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Data Governance
6 4 (16.00%) Data Lineage
6 4 (16.00%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Information Security
6 4 (16.00%) Master Data Management
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Bloomberg
1 5 (20.00%) Reuters
2 4 (16.00%) Ab Initio
2 4 (16.00%) Trillium
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Tableau