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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 114 125 133
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 20 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.16% 1.18% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
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£375 £413 £630
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -34.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £414
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £23.87
% change year-on-year
- -49.73%
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
926 764 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.01% 25.92% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 395 419
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.50 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 7 £350 -16.41% 7
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 24 (70.59%) Data Modelling
1 24 (70.59%) Data Architecture
2 18 (52.94%) Data Integration
3 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (44.12%) Workflow
4 15 (44.12%) Finance
5 14 (41.18%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (41.18%) Oracle
6 11 (32.35%) CRM
6 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (32.35%) Management Information System
7 10 (29.41%) Information Security
7 10 (29.41%) PRINCE
8 9 (26.47%) Windows
9 8 (23.53%) UNIX
9 8 (23.53%) WAN
9 8 (23.53%) MVS
9 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (20.59%) Middleware
11 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
12 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
12 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
12 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
13 2 (5.88%) Agresso
13 2 (5.88%) Project Management
14 1 (2.94%) Line Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (2.94%) MS Project
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (5.88%) Agresso
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) WAN
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Architect
2 20 (58.82%) Technical Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Data Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Junior
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Junior Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Business Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Business Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Business Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Finance Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Solutions Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Data Integration
2 11 (32.35%) Management Information System
3 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) MVS
2 8 (23.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Data Modelling
1 24 (70.59%) Data Architecture
2 15 (44.12%) Workflow
3 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (32.35%) CRM
4 10 (29.41%) Information Security
4 10 (29.41%) PRINCE
5 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
8 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.94%) Time Management
8 1 (2.94%) Line Management
8 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.94%) ERP
8 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
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