The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 100 86
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.074% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £445 £475
% change year-on-year +12.35% -6.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 317 460 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.81% 34.15% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 224 159
Median daily rate £398 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Median hourly rate £43.39 £47.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +156.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (60.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Data Lineage
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) NHS

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Senior DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Data Lineage
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle