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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 139 145 125
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.59% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate £270 £518 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% +11.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £563
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 - -
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
950 843 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.59% 26.07% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 510 372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £226 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 53 43
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.55 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Somerset - 4 - -
Bristol +1 2 £260 -49.39% 3
Devon - 1 £300 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (54.55%) Data Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Data Management
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (36.36%) ETL
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) QlikView
4 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Data Mapping
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
4 4 (36.36%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (18.18%) Master Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 1 (9.09%) SAP
7 1 (9.09%) XML
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 1 (9.09%) HTML
7 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
3 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (36.36%) QlikView
1 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (9.09%) Electronics
4 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Data Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Designer
3 4 (36.36%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Master Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Data Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Information Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Project Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Reference Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Data Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Data Management
3 4 (36.36%) Data Mapping
3 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
3 4 (36.36%) ETL
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Master Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) Information Management
5 1 (9.09%) MOF
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) RDF
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 1 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) APMP
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (9.09%) COREP
2 1 (9.09%) FINREP
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
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