Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 18 October 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 346 359
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 -17
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 36 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.13% 0.100%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.43% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 13
South East median daily rate £500 £372 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.41% -19.13% -3.16%
10th Percentile £373 £265 £411
90th Percentile £699 £495 £525
England median daily rate £523 £545 £550
% change year-on-year -4.13% -0.91% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £140.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -84.29% +40.00% -

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,320 4,883 5,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.34% 30.01% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,157 2,793 3,128
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 257 314
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.39% -9.53% +21.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the South East

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in the South East

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in the South East

Reference Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reference Data in the South East

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Surrey - 15 £484 - 1
Thames Valley +11 7 £588 +23.68%
East Sussex 0 5 - - 1
Hampshire -20 4 £475 +28.03%
Oxfordshire +6 3 £575 +21.05%
Berkshire +2 3 £463 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £1,049 -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 24 (66.67%) Migration
1 24 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 23 (63.89%) Data Management
3 22 (61.11%) Data Quality
4 16 (44.44%) Reference Data Management
5 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Excel
7 13 (36.11%) Data Mapping
8 12 (33.33%) SQL
9 11 (30.56%) Data Architecture
10 10 (27.78%) Data Conversion
10 10 (27.78%) VB
10 10 (27.78%) MS Access
10 10 (27.78%) SAP
10 10 (27.78%) Data Modelling
10 10 (27.78%) SAP HR
10 10 (27.78%) Project Management
10 10 (27.78%) Workday
11 9 (25.00%) ETL
11 9 (25.00%) Data Extraction
12 7 (19.44%) Oracle
12 7 (19.44%) Finance
13 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (16.67%) Data Integration
13 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 6 (16.67%) Degree
13 6 (16.67%) Workday HCM
13 6 (16.67%) Analytics
14 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (27.78%) SAP HR
2 6 (16.67%) Workday HCM
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) IaaS
1 3 (8.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) MS Access
2 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Data Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) HR Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Migration Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Data Migration Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 4 (11.11%) ETL Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 3 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) SAP Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) SAP HR Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Workday Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) JSON
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (11.11%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 24 (66.67%) Migration
2 23 (63.89%) Data Management
3 16 (44.44%) Reference Data Management
4 14 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (36.11%) Data Mapping
6 11 (30.56%) Data Architecture
7 10 (27.78%) Data Conversion
7 10 (27.78%) Data Modelling
7 10 (27.78%) Project Management
8 9 (25.00%) Data Extraction
8 9 (25.00%) ETL
9 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (16.67%) Analytics
9 6 (16.67%) Data Integration
9 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 5 (13.89%) Data Lineage
10 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) VB
3 4 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 3 (8.33%) Python
4 3 (8.33%) R
4 3 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (61.11%) Data Quality
2 3 (8.33%) GDPR
3 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) SAP
1 10 (27.78%) Workday
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 4 (11.11%) Talend
4 2 (5.56%) BMC
4 2 (5.56%) CA
4 2 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Chordiant
5 1 (2.78%) Pega
5 1 (2.78%) Snow