The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 89 86 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 6 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.37% 0.68% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 2.85% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Average daily rate
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£470 £308 £507
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.84% -39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £308 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £308 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £538
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -25.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £23.87
% change year-on-year
- -49.73%
Reference Data
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
453 351 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 27.72% 23.80% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 177 231
Average daily rate £375 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 28
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.51 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £25.75 £39.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 17 (94.44%) Data Modelling
2 15 (83.33%) Data Architecture
3 14 (77.78%) Data Integration
4 12 (66.67%) Redis
5 10 (55.56%) Java
5 10 (55.56%) PHP
6 9 (50.00%) Apache
6 9 (50.00%) Tomcat
6 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 9 (50.00%) JMeter
6 9 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
6 9 (50.00%) Open Source
6 9 (50.00%) Performance Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Validation
8 5 (27.78%) NHS
9 4 (22.22%) Python
9 4 (22.22%) nginx
9 4 (22.22%) Riak
9 4 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (16.67%) Splunk
10 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (16.67%) DevOps
10 3 (16.67%) Puppet
10 3 (16.67%) QA
10 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (16.67%) Oracle
10 3 (16.67%) Service Management
10 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (11.11%) Migration

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 9 (50.00%) Apache
1 9 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (22.22%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (11.11%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) Redis
2 9 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (22.22%) Riak
4 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (11.11%) Star Schema
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Architect
1 14 (77.78%) Technical Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Testing Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Data Integration
2 9 (50.00%) Open Source
3 5 (27.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Data Modelling
2 15 (83.33%) Data Architecture
3 9 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Validation
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.56%) SOA
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
1 10 (55.56%) PHP
2 4 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) Splunk
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Unica
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com