The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 136 137
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.29% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.51% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Median daily rate £450 £270 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -55.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £232 £600
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £580 £638
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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 717 785 767
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.41% 26.59% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 527 528
Median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in the South West

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in the South West

Reference Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reference Data in the South West

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Bristol -3 4 £600 +122.22%
Wiltshire +8 3 - -
Dorset - 1 £400 -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 15 (88.24%) Data Modelling
2 13 (76.47%) Data Integration
2 13 (76.47%) Data Architecture
2 13 (76.47%) Data Quality
3 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (58.82%) Data Management
4 10 (58.82%) Hadoop
4 10 (58.82%) Reference Data Management
5 9 (52.94%) Information Architecture
6 8 (47.06%) SDLC
6 8 (47.06%) ETL
6 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
7 7 (41.18%) TOGAF
7 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
7 7 (41.18%) Data Structures
8 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
8 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
9 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
9 5 (29.41%) Pentaho
9 5 (29.41%) Lucene
9 5 (29.41%) Migration
9 5 (29.41%) Taxonomies
9 5 (29.41%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (29.41%) Legal
9 5 (29.41%) Informatica
9 5 (29.41%) ITIL
9 5 (29.41%) Oracle
9 5 (29.41%) OLAP
9 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (29.41%) OLTP

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (29.41%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Hadoop
2 5 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (29.41%) Apache Hive
2 5 (29.41%) Big Data
2 5 (29.41%) Data Lake
2 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (29.41%) HBase
2 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
2 5 (29.41%) Neo4j
2 5 (29.41%) OLAP
2 5 (29.41%) OLTP
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (29.41%) Pentaho
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) ERwin
1 4 (23.53%) MagicDraw
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 2 (11.76%) Wholesale Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Architect
2 10 (58.82%) Data Architect
3 4 (23.53%) TOGAF Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Data Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Big Data Architect
5 2 (11.76%) ETL Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Information Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Business Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Hadoop Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Hadoop Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Strategy Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Lucene
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Structures
2 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (29.41%) Taxonomies
4 2 (11.76%) Linked Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Data Modelling
2 13 (76.47%) Data Architecture
2 13 (76.47%) Data Integration
3 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (58.82%) Data Management
4 10 (58.82%) Reference Data Management
5 9 (52.94%) Information Architecture
6 8 (47.06%) ETL
6 8 (47.06%) SDLC
7 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
7 7 (41.18%) TOGAF
8 5 (29.41%) Data Enrichment
8 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
8 5 (29.41%) ITIL
8 5 (29.41%) Metadata Management
8 5 (29.41%) Migration
9 4 (23.53%) UML
10 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
10 3 (17.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) SPARQL
3 1 (5.88%) COBOL
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Cloudera
1 5 (29.41%) Informatica
1 5 (29.41%) MapR
1 5 (29.41%) Nuix
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
1 5 (29.41%) Splunk