Period
to 22 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 162 170
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.081% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.24% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Scotland median daily rate £325 £295 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.17% -13.24% -12.26%
UK median daily rate £533 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +1.43% +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,416 1,251 1,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.93% 33.77% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 712 874
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £180
90th Percentile £538 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 49
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £35.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.26% +76.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.42 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.25 £52.00 £47.10
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in Scotland

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in Scotland

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -31 8 - - 2
Inverclyde - 1 £325 - 1
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 7 (77.78%) Data Management
2 6 (66.67%) Data Quality
3 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (55.56%) Data Lineage
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 1 (11.11%) ETL
7 1 (11.11%) SAS
7 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
7 1 (11.11%) Change Management
7 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Statistics
7 1 (11.11%) QA

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (11.11%) SAS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (88.89%) Data Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Reference Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Reference Data Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Data Management
2 5 (55.56%) Data Lineage
2 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Statistics
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) R
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft