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 3 months to 25 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 260 253
Rank change year-on-year +30 -7  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 8 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.63% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 11
Median daily rate £370 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.10% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £422 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £475
% change year-on-year +6.74% -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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2186 2690 2963
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.62% 30.53% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1601 1594
Median daily rate £400 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 137 134
Median hourly rate £19.66 £31.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.58% +87.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +7 3 £371 -12.70%
Berkshire +15 2 - -
Surrey -3 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 12 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) Big Data
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) Data Management
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle
3 10 (50.00%) ETL
3 10 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 9 (45.00%) Master Data Management
4 9 (45.00%) HBase
5 8 (40.00%) Scrum
6 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (20.00%) Marketing
8 3 (15.00%) Data Architecture
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) CICS
8 3 (15.00%) COBOL
8 3 (15.00%) DB2
8 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
8 3 (15.00%) Market Research
8 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (15.00%) Marketing Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) User Experience
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
9 2 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
9 2 (10.00%) Data Lineage
9 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) Big Data
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 9 (45.00%) HBase
5 3 (15.00%) DB2
6 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
7 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (5.00%) PowerPivot
7 1 (5.00%) QlikView
7 1 (5.00%) SAS EBI
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ERwin
General
1 4 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Author
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Author
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Data Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Product Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Big Data Architect
4 2 (10.00%) COBOL Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Writer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (55.00%) Data Management
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) ETL
4 9 (45.00%) Master Data Management
5 8 (40.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (15.00%) Data Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Market Research
7 3 (15.00%) Marketing Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) Data Lineage
8 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
8 2 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (10.00%) Project Management
9 1 (5.00%) Data Security
9 1 (5.00%) Information Security
9 1 (5.00%) Service Management
9 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (5.00%) Capita
2 1 (5.00%) Chordiant
2 1 (5.00%) DataFlux
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee
2 1 (5.00%) Pega
2 1 (5.00%) Splunk
2 1 (5.00%) Teradata
2 1 (5.00%) VMware