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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank - 152 129
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 0 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.096% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.32% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.36% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
942 1244 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.98% 29.98% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 674 554
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 53
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.84 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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
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