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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 134 138
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.35% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 0.73% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Median daily rate £525 £270 £514
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -47.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £225 £432
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £285 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +11.54% +4.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 625 825 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.04% 28.34% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 529 421
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 68 49
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.65% +28.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £53.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Dorset - 5 £510 -
Bristol +6 3 £750 +177.77%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) Data Architecture
2 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) Data Modelling
3 11 (52.38%) Splunk
4 9 (42.86%) Data Quality
4 9 (42.86%) Data Security
4 9 (42.86%) Data Integration
5 8 (38.10%) PCI DSS
5 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 8 (38.10%) Information Security
5 8 (38.10%) Data Management
5 8 (38.10%) Intel Security
5 8 (38.10%) Hadoop
5 8 (38.10%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (38.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (38.10%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (38.10%) Reference Data Management
6 7 (33.33%) Information Architecture
6 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (28.57%) TOGAF
7 6 (28.57%) ETL
7 6 (28.57%) SDLC
8 5 (23.81%) Metadata Management
8 5 (23.81%) Data Structures
8 5 (23.81%) Data Lake
8 5 (23.81%) Pentaho
8 5 (23.81%) Apache Solr

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 (23.81%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Hadoop
2 5 (23.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (23.81%) Data Lake
2 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (23.81%) OLAP
2 5 (23.81%) OLTP
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (23.81%) Pentaho
3 3 (14.29%) Apache Hive
3 3 (14.29%) Big Data
3 3 (14.29%) HBase
3 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (14.29%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) ERwin
1 4 (19.05%) MagicDraw
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Wholesale Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Architect
2 9 (42.86%) Data Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Security Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Security Architect
3 4 (19.05%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) ETL Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Information Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Lucene
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Cyber Defence
1 8 (38.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (23.81%) Data Structures
2 5 (23.81%) Taxonomies
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 4 (19.05%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Data Architecture
1 12 (57.14%) Data Modelling
2 9 (42.86%) Data Integration
2 9 (42.86%) Data Security
3 8 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (38.10%) Data Management
3 8 (38.10%) Information Security
3 8 (38.10%) Reference Data Management
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Information Architecture
5 6 (28.57%) ETL
5 6 (28.57%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 5 (23.81%) Data Migration
6 5 (23.81%) Metadata Management
6 5 (23.81%) Migration
6 5 (23.81%) UML
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) SPARQL
3 1 (4.76%) COBOL
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) Data Quality
2 8 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (38.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Splunk
2 8 (38.10%) Intel Security
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Informatica
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) Cloudera
4 3 (14.29%) MapR
4 3 (14.29%) Nuix
5 1 (4.76%) IBM