The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 121 129
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.24% 0.12% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.46% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £513 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
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 of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 678 651 690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.89% 26.25% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 358 400
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 59
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £48.50 £40.00
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 of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in the East of England

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in the East of England

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Suffolk 0 2 - -
Essex - 2 £526 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £118 -
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 of England region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) KYC
4 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
5 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Informatica
7 1 (7.14%) Endur
7 1 (7.14%) Findur
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Retail
7 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Endur
1 1 (7.14%) Findur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Business Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Data Business Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Reference Data Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Reference Data Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Data Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Endur Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Finance Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Findur Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
6 1 (7.14%) OpenLink Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Data Cleansing
2 5 (35.71%) KYC
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
2 2 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Informatica