The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 128 117 120
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 17 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.04% 1.10% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 5
Average daily rate
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£550 £465 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% +43.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £465 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £490 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £458 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.65% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
835 545 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.36% 23.07% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 345 342
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.98% -7.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 56 63
Average hourly rate £26.50 £23.13 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.59% -39.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 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
Bristol - 5 £545 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (81.25%) Data Modelling
2 20 (62.50%) Data Architecture
3 12 (37.50%) Information Management
4 11 (34.38%) Validation
4 11 (34.38%) TOGAF
4 11 (34.38%) Information Architecture
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) MySQL
5 8 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 7 (21.88%) Data Integration
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.88%) Replication
7 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
7 6 (18.75%) MS Visio
7 6 (18.75%) CESG
8 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (15.63%) Retail Banking
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) CRM
8 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
8 5 (15.63%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (15.63%) Banking
8 5 (15.63%) Retail
8 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
8 5 (15.63%) Casewise
8 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (15.63%) Dynamics AX

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
1 5 (15.63%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (9.38%) Lync
4 2 (6.25%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (15.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.25%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) NetBeans
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Architect
2 10 (31.25%) Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Data Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Data Consultant
5 5 (15.63%) Information Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Information Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Management Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Data Migration Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Data Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Research Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Application Packaging
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Integration
1 7 (21.88%) Replication
2 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (18.75%) CESG
3 4 (12.50%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Biometrics
4 2 (6.25%) Open Source
4 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.25%) Physics
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) zOS
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Data Modelling
2 20 (62.50%) Data Architecture
3 12 (37.50%) Information Management
4 11 (34.38%) Validation
4 11 (34.38%) TOGAF
4 11 (34.38%) Information Architecture
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (15.63%) CRM
6 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (12.50%) Data Security
7 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Data Governance
8 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
8 3 (9.38%) Coaching
8 3 (9.38%) Use Case
8 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Casewise
3 3 (9.38%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) Sun
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) SAP