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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 122 119 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 4 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.15% 0.044% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.16% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- - £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £458 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.56% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Reference Data
England

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
682 610 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 25.93% 26.64% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 365 298
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 51
Average hourly rate £13.69 £13.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.10 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £23.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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
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 22 December 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 4 (57.14%) Data Management
1 4 (57.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Trillium
3 2 (28.57%) Toad
3 2 (28.57%) Star Schema
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
2 1 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Star Schema
1 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
1 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Testing Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Trillium
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat