The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 83 75 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +35
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 12 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.71% 1.45% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.09% 6.96% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £575
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -43.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Miscellaneous Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
388 316 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.88% 20.84% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 165 176
Average daily rate £350 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £213 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Reference Data
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 15 (93.75%) Data Modelling
1 15 (93.75%) Data Architecture
2 14 (87.50%) Data Integration
3 12 (75.00%) Redis
4 10 (62.50%) Java
4 10 (62.50%) PHP
5 9 (56.25%) Apache
5 9 (56.25%) Tomcat
5 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
5 9 (56.25%) JMeter
5 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
5 9 (56.25%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (56.25%) OpenLDAP
5 9 (56.25%) Open Source
6 7 (43.75%) Validation
7 4 (25.00%) NHS
7 4 (25.00%) Python
7 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (25.00%) nginx
7 4 (25.00%) Riak
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (18.75%) DevOps
8 3 (18.75%) Splunk
8 3 (18.75%) Puppet
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Service Management
9 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 1 (6.25%) Unica
10 1 (6.25%) QA
10 1 (6.25%) Billing

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (56.25%) Apache
1 9 (56.25%) Tomcat
2 4 (25.00%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) Redis
2 9 (56.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (25.00%) Riak
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JMeter
General
1 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Architect
1 14 (87.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (6.25%) Designer
2 1 (6.25%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Data Integration
2 9 (56.25%) Open Source
3 4 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Data Modelling
1 15 (93.75%) Data Architecture
2 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
1 10 (62.50%) PHP
2 4 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.25%) Unica