Period
to 19 January 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 19 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 351 337 357
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20 -8
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 18 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.091% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.31% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 25
South East median daily rate £381 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.70% +15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £258 £438 £296
90th Percentile £499 £678 £538
England median daily rate £545 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £36.00
England 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 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 4,885 4,563 5,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.61% 29.60% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,869 2,597 3,290
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 243 320
South East median hourly rate £25.35 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.73% -11.11% +35.46%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.91 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £53.75
England 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 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 19 January 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 19 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
West Sussex +2 6 £325 -49.57%
Thames Valley -10 5 £475 +8.57% 2
Hampshire 0 4 £413 -30.38%
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 -
East Sussex -2 3 - -
Berkshire -9 1 - - 1
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Data Migration
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 6 (33.33%) Workflow
3 6 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Traceability Matrix
4 5 (27.78%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (27.78%) ISEB
4 5 (27.78%) SAP
4 5 (27.78%) CMS
4 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Content Management
4 5 (27.78%) Document Management
4 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (22.22%) Confluence
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 4 (22.22%) SAP CO
5 4 (22.22%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) SAP FI
5 4 (22.22%) SAP MM

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 5 (27.78%) CMS
2 4 (22.22%) Confluence
2 4 (22.22%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Maximo
1 4 (22.22%) SAP CO
1 4 (22.22%) SAP FI
1 4 (22.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (22.22%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP MDM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Data Lake
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Kalido
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) ERwin
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Asset Management Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Customer Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Architecture Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Modeller
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP MDM Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Test Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Data Migration
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 6 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Traceability Matrix
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Workflow
3 5 (27.78%) Content Management
3 5 (27.78%) Document Management
3 5 (27.78%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) SAP
2 4 (22.22%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow