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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 60 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.78% 1.75% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
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£518 £225 £630
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% -64.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
- -5.84%
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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
238 286 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.64% 31.33% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 136 124
Average daily rate £400 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 8
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +97.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £13.89 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.21 £43.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Reference Data also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Reference Data.

1 11 (73.33%) Data Modelling
1 11 (73.33%) Data Architecture
2 9 (60.00%) Data Integration
3 8 (53.33%) Management Information System
3 8 (53.33%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (53.33%) Oracle
4 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (40.00%) PRINCE
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) Information Security
7 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) Workflow
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
9 2 (13.33%) CRM
9 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
10 1 (6.67%) Billing
10 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (6.67%) Time Management
10 1 (6.67%) ERP
10 1 (6.67%) SLA
10 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
10 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 1 (6.67%) UNIX
10 1 (6.67%) MVS
10 1 (6.67%) Middleware
10 1 (6.67%) Project Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Reference Data also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Reference Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Architect
1 11 (73.33%) Technical Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Data Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Integration
2 8 (53.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Data Modelling
1 11 (73.33%) Data Architecture
2 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (40.00%) PRINCE
4 5 (33.33%) Information Security
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Time Management
7 1 (6.67%) ERP
7 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft