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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 240 232 236
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 19 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.044% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
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£475 £360 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £168 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £479 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £478 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.52% +41.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.25
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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
2905 2617 2375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.47% 28.80% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 1405 1143
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 146 163
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.80 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.72% +3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 July 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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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 - 13 £475 -
Berkshire +11 6 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 19 (67.86%) Data Quality
2 15 (53.57%) Data Management
2 15 (53.57%) Data Analysis
3 12 (42.86%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) Data Modelling
4 11 (39.29%) Banking
5 10 (35.71%) Teradata
6 9 (32.14%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (28.57%) Data Mapping
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 8 (28.57%) Informatica
8 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
8 6 (21.43%) Data Governance
9 5 (17.86%) Data Transformation
9 5 (17.86%) ETL
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle
10 4 (14.29%) SAS
10 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.29%) Ab Initio
10 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
10 4 (14.29%) Master Data Management
11 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
11 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
11 3 (10.71%) Analytics
11 3 (10.71%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (10.71%) Cloudera
11 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4 (14.29%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Unica
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) DB2
3 3 (10.71%) DataStage
3 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.71%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.14%) Base SAS
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) SSDT
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Analyst
2 21 (75.00%) Data Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Data Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Quality Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Data Quality Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.57%) DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SAS Data Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Reference Data Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Data Management
1 15 (53.57%) Data Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 8 (28.57%) Data Mapping
4 6 (21.43%) Data Governance
5 5 (17.86%) Data Transformation
5 5 (17.86%) ETL
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) Master Data Management
7 3 (10.71%) Analytics
7 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.71%) Quality Management
8 2 (7.14%) Validation
8 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) SDLC
8 2 (7.14%) Data Validation
8 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) C++
2 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (67.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Teradata
2 8 (28.57%) Informatica
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 4 (14.29%) Ab Initio
5 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) Capita
5 3 (10.71%) Cloudera
6 1 (3.57%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (3.57%) Trillium