The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 115 115 121
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 6 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 1.77% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Average daily rate
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£470 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.84% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £308 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £308 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
689 565 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.41% 26.19% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 304 307
Average daily rate £361 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.89% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 31
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £33.30 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (95.24%) Data Modelling
2 18 (85.71%) Data Architecture
3 17 (80.95%) Data Integration
4 15 (71.43%) Redis
5 10 (47.62%) Java
5 10 (47.62%) PHP
6 9 (42.86%) Apache
6 9 (42.86%) Tomcat
6 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
6 9 (42.86%) JMeter
6 9 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (42.86%) OpenLDAP
6 9 (42.86%) Open Source
6 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
7 7 (33.33%) nginx
7 7 (33.33%) Riak
7 7 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (33.33%) Validation
7 7 (33.33%) Python
8 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (28.57%) Splunk
8 6 (28.57%) Puppet
9 5 (23.81%) NHS
10 3 (14.29%) Service Management
10 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (14.29%) Oracle
10 3 (14.29%) QA
10 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (14.29%) DevOps
11 2 (9.52%) PuTTY

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (42.86%) Apache
1 9 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 7 (33.33%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (9.52%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) Redis
2 9 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (33.33%) Riak
4 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.52%) Star Schema
5 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JMeter
2 2 (9.52%) Toad
2 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Technical Architect
1 17 (80.95%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (4.76%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Designer
3 1 (4.76%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (80.95%) Data Integration
2 9 (42.86%) Open Source
3 5 (23.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Data Modelling
2 18 (85.71%) Data Architecture
3 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Validation
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Service Management
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) ETL
8 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.76%) SOA
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
1 10 (47.62%) PHP
2 7 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 6 (28.57%) Splunk
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica
4 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.76%) Unica