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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 240 238 224
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 13 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.045% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.16% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
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£450 £370 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -38.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £500 £463
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.81 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+38.82% -63.98%
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
2889 2522 2167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.71% 28.56% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 1361 1033
Average daily rate £375 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 149 141
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%

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 June 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 June 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 -2 9 £450 -
Berkshire +3 3 - -
Hampshire +1 1 £205 -41.42%
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 12 (48.00%) Data Analysis
1 12 (48.00%) Data Quality
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Data Management
3 10 (40.00%) Banking
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (24.00%) Teradata
7 5 (20.00%) Data Transformation
8 4 (16.00%) Master Data Management
8 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.00%) Data Mapping
8 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (16.00%) SAS
8 4 (16.00%) Informatica
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Capita
9 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.00%) Validation
9 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.00%) Project Management
9 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.00%) Data Integration
9 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
9 3 (12.00%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (16.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Unica
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) Base SAS
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) SSDT
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Analyst
2 15 (60.00%) Data Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Reference Data Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) SAS Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Data Analysis
2 10 (40.00%) Data Management
3 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (20.00%) Data Transformation
5 4 (16.00%) Master Data Management
5 4 (16.00%) Data Mapping
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Validation
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
6 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Fund Accounting
7 2 (8.00%) Data Validation
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) ETL
7 2 (8.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) C++
2 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Teradata
2 4 (16.00%) Informatica
3 3 (12.00%) Capita
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
5 1 (4.00%) Trillium
5 1 (4.00%) MicroStrategy