The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank - 74 58
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 0 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.43% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.42% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Median daily rate - £625 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £483 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.55% +13.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Reference Data
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
264 351 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.92% 30.31% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 237 118
Median daily rate £406 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £313 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £534 £622
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.67 £14.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.34 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data across the Cheshire region.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Reference Data
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) CHAID
1 1 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 1 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Logistic Regression
1 1 (100.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Linear Regression

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 1 (100.00%) CHAID
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Linear Regression
1 1 (100.00%) Logistic Regression
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree