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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank - 141 130
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 0 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.21% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.77% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 16
Median daily rate - £526 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £485
% change year-on-year
-7.36% -2.06%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
869 915 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.56% 27.33% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 580 468
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 49 51
Median hourly rate £26.94 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.16% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +3.47%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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
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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
1 6 (85.71%) Data Management
1 6 (85.71%) Master Data Management
2 5 (71.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (71.43%) Manufacturing
2 5 (71.43%) Marketing
2 5 (71.43%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (71.43%) SAP
2 5 (71.43%) Electronics
2 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (71.43%) Programme Management
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) RDF
3 1 (14.29%) MOF
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Electronics
2 5 (71.43%) Manufacturing
2 5 (71.43%) Marketing
2 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Data Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Master Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Master Data Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Data Management
1 6 (85.71%) Master Data Management
2 5 (71.43%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (71.43%) Programme Management
2 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) MOF
3 1 (14.29%) RDF
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) SAP