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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 101 89 86
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.34% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 1.37% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Average daily rate
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£150 £308 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% -10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £308 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £308 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 £12.75
% change year-on-year
- -5.84%
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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
443 365 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 26.12% 24.53% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 200 231
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 28
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.81 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.50 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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
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 20 October 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 14 (93.33%) Data Modelling
2 12 (80.00%) Data Architecture
3 11 (73.33%) Data Integration
4 10 (66.67%) Java
4 10 (66.67%) PHP
5 9 (60.00%) Apache
5 9 (60.00%) Tomcat
5 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (60.00%) JMeter
5 9 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (60.00%) Redis
5 9 (60.00%) OpenLDAP
5 9 (60.00%) Open Source
5 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (46.67%) Validation
7 3 (20.00%) NHS
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (13.33%) PuTTY
8 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
8 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
8 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (13.33%) Star Schema
8 2 (13.33%) ETL

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (60.00%) Apache
1 9 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (13.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (60.00%) Redis
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) Star Schema
3 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (6.67%) Riak
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) JMeter
2 2 (13.33%) Toad
2 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Technical Architect
1 11 (73.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Data Integration
2 9 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Data Modelling
2 12 (80.00%) Data Architecture
3 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) System Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.67%) Service Management
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
1 10 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) Unica
3 1 (6.67%) Splunk