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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 60 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 4 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.54% 1.01% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.78% 3.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £573 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £543 £375
% change year-on-year
-29.03% +44.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
225 256 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.49% 28.60% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 138 106
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 15
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Data Modelling
1 8 (61.54%) Data Architecture
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (38.46%) Data Integration
4 5 (38.46%) PRINCE
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) Workflow
7 2 (15.38%) Billing
7 2 (15.38%) SLA
8 1 (7.69%) Project Management
8 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
8 1 (7.69%) ERP
8 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Time Management
8 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 1 (7.69%) Line Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle EBS
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
5 1 (7.69%) PMO Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (38.46%) Data Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Data Modelling
1 8 (61.54%) Data Architecture
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security
3 5 (38.46%) PRINCE
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) ERP
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft