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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 106 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.054% 0.062% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.24% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate
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- - £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
461 412 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 25.05% 25.73% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 269 226
Average daily rate £330 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (50.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Toad
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) PuTTY
2 1 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Star Schema
1 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Toad
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Testing Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) Trillium
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat