Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 344 369
Rank change year-on-year -16 +25 -3
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 23 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.38% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 19
South East median daily rate £435 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £410
90th Percentile £706 £692 £525
England median daily rate £523 £545 £525
% change year-on-year -4.13% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £140.00 £57.75
% change year-on-year - +142.42% +77.69%

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 5,473 4,974 5,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.16% 30.72% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,123 2,842 3,622
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £248
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 268 288
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -27.08% +45.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.45 £11.59
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £51.55
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.51% -2.50% +11.11%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -14 11 £420 -20.00% 1
Hampshire -10 5 £450 -11.94% 1
Thames Valley 0 4 £600 - 1
Berkshire -9 3 £463 -
West Sussex +5 1 £260 -25.71%
East Sussex 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £1,100 -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 14 (60.87%) Migration
1 14 (60.87%) Data Management
1 14 (60.87%) Data Migration
2 11 (47.83%) Data Quality
2 11 (47.83%) Reference Data Management
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
4 7 (30.43%) Data Architecture
5 6 (26.09%) Data Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Analytics
5 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) SAP
6 5 (21.74%) VB
6 5 (21.74%) MS Access
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) SAP HR
6 5 (21.74%) Data Conversion
6 5 (21.74%) Data Extraction
6 5 (21.74%) Data Mapping
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
6 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (21.74%) Workday
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Taxonomies
7 4 (17.39%) Metadata Management
7 4 (17.39%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) MATLAB

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 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) SAP HR
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (8.70%) Workday HCM
3 1 (4.35%) Maximo
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (4.35%) SAP CO
3 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
3 1 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (4.35%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (21.74%) MS Access
3 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Zephyr
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Data Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) HR Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Lead
5 2 (8.70%) Deployment Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) ERP Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Informatica Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Data Quality Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Data Steward
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAP HR Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Taxonomies
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Data Management
1 14 (60.87%) Data Migration
1 14 (60.87%) Migration
2 11 (47.83%) Reference Data Management
3 7 (30.43%) Data Architecture
3 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
4 6 (26.09%) Analytics
4 6 (26.09%) Data Integration
5 5 (21.74%) Data Conversion
5 5 (21.74%) Data Extraction
5 5 (21.74%) Data Mapping
5 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) ETL
6 4 (17.39%) Metadata Management
7 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
7 3 (13.04%) Data Transformation
7 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Information Architecture
7 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
3 3 (13.04%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) R
3 3 (13.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) Data Quality
2 3 (13.04%) GDPR
3 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP ALM
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) SAP
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Workday
3 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.70%) Informatica
5 1 (4.35%) Adobe
5 1 (4.35%) Chordiant
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Pega