The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 157 136 126
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 7 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 1.21% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 11
Median daily rate £425 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £10.81
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +38.82%
Reference Data
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1236 1078 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.67% 28.87% 29.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 605 473
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 81
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.93% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the North 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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester - 6 £425 -
Cheshire -14 1 £700 +43.58%
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 7 (77.78%) Data Quality
2 6 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (55.56%) Data Management
3 5 (55.56%) Master Data Management
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) Credit Risk
4 4 (44.44%) Data Integration
4 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
4 4 (44.44%) Validation
4 4 (44.44%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) SAS
5 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (33.33%) Taxonomies
5 3 (33.33%) Data Structures
5 3 (33.33%) Metadata Management
5 3 (33.33%) Data Governance
6 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (22.22%) Big Data
6 2 (22.22%) Talend
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
6 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (22.22%) VMware

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the North 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 3 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (22.22%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Billing
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Big Data Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Data Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Data Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Billing Architect
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SABSA Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) Credit Risk
1 4 (44.44%) Data Integration
2 3 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 3 (33.33%) Taxonomies
3 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 5 (55.56%) Data Management
2 5 (55.56%) Master Data Management
3 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Validation
4 3 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (33.33%) Data Governance
4 3 (33.33%) Metadata Management
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) EAI
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
5 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) COBOL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Talend
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft