The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Reference Data
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 90 90
Rank change year-on-year -10 0  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 1.49% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £338 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +11.54% +4.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

Reference Data is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 367 470 439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 24.26% 28.52% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 325 239
Median daily rate £350 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 27
Median hourly rate £28.13 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.62% +48.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Reference Data as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the East Midlands

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Reference Data in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in the East Midlands

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -6 2 £338 -32.50%
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 2 (66.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) Redis
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk