Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 121 123
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 0.45% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Edinburgh median daily rate - £295 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.25% +17.65%
Scotland median daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year +10.17% -13.24% -6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Reference Data is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 815 673 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 28.19% 31.55% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 369 425
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £260 £255 £225
90th Percentile £548 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +8.57% -3.45% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.84% +16.67% +18.83%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £29.95
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.20% +48.81% -3.45%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 19 November 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 6 (75.00%) Data Management
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (62.50%) Data Lineage
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (62.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (12.50%) R
5 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) SAS
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Statistics
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (87.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Reference Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Reference Data Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Data Management
2 5 (62.50%) Data Lineage
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft