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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 246 221 230
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.30% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 9
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£400 £633 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.75% +58.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £383 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £647 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
2857 2307 1971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.05% 27.03% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1229 902
Average daily rate £375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 133 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Surrey - 2 £438 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
2 5 (31.25%) Data Integration
2 5 (31.25%) Data Architecture
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (18.75%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Clustering
4 3 (18.75%) Information Management
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (18.75%) Lync
5 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (18.75%) Lync
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) GlassFish
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Assistant
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Reference Data Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Integration
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
1 5 (31.25%) Data Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Information Management
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft