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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 136 128 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 4 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.49% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 2.01% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
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£613 £493 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% +89.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £338
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Reference Data
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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
886 746 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.73% 24.48% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 466 325
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 51 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -5 2 £613 +11.36%
Bristol -16 1 £425 -15.42%
Dorset - 1 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Data Modelling
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Information Management
2 8 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 7 (43.75%) Information Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Data Governance
4 5 (31.25%) COREP
4 5 (31.25%) FINREP
4 5 (31.25%) RDF
4 5 (31.25%) MOF
4 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
4 5 (31.25%) Retail
4 5 (31.25%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) EAI
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Teradata
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Metadata Management
6 2 (12.50%) NoSQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQLPlus
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Retail
3 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Data Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Information Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Management Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Data Modelling
2 8 (50.00%) Information Management
2 8 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 7 (43.75%) Information Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) RDF
4 5 (31.25%) Data Governance
4 5 (31.25%) Data Management
4 5 (31.25%) MOF
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) People Management
6 2 (12.50%) Metadata Management
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) EAI
7 1 (6.25%) Validation
7 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) COREP
1 5 (31.25%) FINREP
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Teradata
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP