The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 127 117 134
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 0.54% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £613 £560 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £456 £393
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +16.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.81 - £17.00
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Reference Data
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Manchester - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Teradata
2 10 (45.45%) Data Management
2 10 (45.45%) SAS
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) Data Architecture
2 10 (45.45%) Data Governance
3 9 (40.91%) Data Analysis
3 9 (40.91%) Oracle
4 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (36.36%) Data Integration
5 7 (31.82%) PaaS
5 7 (31.82%) VME
5 7 (31.82%) High Availability
5 7 (31.82%) Big Data
5 7 (31.82%) IaaS
5 7 (31.82%) Banking
5 7 (31.82%) Asset Management
5 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (31.82%) ITIL
5 7 (31.82%) LAN
5 7 (31.82%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) MVS
5 7 (31.82%) PRINCE
6 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (22.73%) Validation
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (45.45%) SAS
Business Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) PaaS
1 7 (31.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LAN
1 7 (31.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Big Data
2 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Architect
1 10 (45.45%) Data Manager
2 9 (40.91%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Data Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Data Modeller
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modeller
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Support Assistant
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
1 8 (36.36%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) VME
1 7 (31.82%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 10 (45.45%) Data Management
2 10 (45.45%) Data Architecture
2 10 (45.45%) Data Governance
3 9 (40.91%) Data Analysis
4 7 (31.82%) High Availability
4 7 (31.82%) Asset Management
4 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) PRINCE
5 5 (22.73%) Validation
5 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Data Transformation
7 1 (4.55%) Information Management
7 1 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Teradata
2 9 (40.91%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Primavera