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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
England / South West
Rank 128 139 137
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 0.81% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £500 £270 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -50.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £254 £486
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £294 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.72% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -50.49%

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
682 868 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.27% 28.98% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 584 463
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 58 51
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +25.22%

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
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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 3 £750 +188.46%
Dorset - 2 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (60.00%) Splunk
4 10 (50.00%) Data Security
4 10 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 10 (50.00%) Data Architecture
5 9 (45.00%) PCI DSS
5 9 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (45.00%) Intel Security
5 9 (45.00%) VMware
5 9 (45.00%) Information Security
5 9 (45.00%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (45.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (45.00%) Cyber Defence
6 7 (35.00%) Data Integration
6 7 (35.00%) Data Quality
7 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 5 (25.00%) Reference Data Management
7 5 (25.00%) Hadoop
7 5 (25.00%) Data Management
7 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) ETL
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (20.00%) Security Operations
8 4 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.00%) Apache Hive
2 3 (15.00%) Big Data
2 3 (15.00%) HBase
2 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.00%) Neo4j
3 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (10.00%) Data Lake
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) OLAP
3 2 (10.00%) OLTP
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (10.00%) Pentaho
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) ERwin
1 2 (10.00%) MagicDraw
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Architect
2 8 (40.00%) Data Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Security Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 3 (15.00%) TOGAF Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) ETL Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Hadoop Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Information Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Hadoop Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Cyber Defence
1 9 (45.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 4 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 10 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 10 (50.00%) Data Security
2 9 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (45.00%) Information Security
3 7 (35.00%) Data Integration
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Data Management
4 5 (25.00%) ETL
4 5 (25.00%) Reference Data Management
4 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (20.00%) Information Architecture
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (15.00%) Data Enrichment
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (45.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (35.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Splunk
2 9 (45.00%) Intel Security
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (15.00%) MapR
3 3 (15.00%) Nuix
4 2 (10.00%) Informatica
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) IBM