Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 206 160
Rank change year-on-year +41 -46 +11
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 8 4 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.073% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.21% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 19
Scotland median daily rate £353 £298 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.49% -20.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £305 £283 £295
90th Percentile £388 £371 £500
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £505
% change year-on-year +3.81% +3.96% -6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £140.00 £57.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +142.42% +77.69% +200.79%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1254 1870 1712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.50% 34.08% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 1040 828
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.90% -3.23%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £206
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 76
Scotland median hourly rate £34.00 £38.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.69% +97.44% -22.00%
10th Percentile £15.65 £13.45 £12.10
90th Percentile £48.29 £46.30 £48.35
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.38% +13.51% -7.50%

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 28 July 2017. 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 +22 5 £375 +26.05% 1
Glasgow - 2 £300 -
West Lothian - 1 £330 -
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
1 3 (37.50%) Security Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Data Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Data Lineage
2 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Senior DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Management
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (37.50%) Security Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Data Lineage
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (12.50%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
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