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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 144 118 116
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 7 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.45% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 1.70% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
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£475 £625 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £565 £544
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £630 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £588 £463
% change year-on-year
-27.65% +27.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £10.81 -
% change year-on-year
+200.78% -
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1086 764 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.79% 26.69% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 416 289
Average daily rate £400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 74 57
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.57 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) Data Modelling
2 10 (71.43%) Data Architecture
3 9 (64.29%) Oracle
3 9 (64.29%) PRINCE
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (42.86%) Data Integration
7 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
8 4 (28.57%) Information Security
8 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 4 (28.57%) ETL
8 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (28.57%) Visualisation
8 4 (28.57%) Data Quality
8 4 (28.57%) PowerPivot
9 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
9 3 (21.43%) ResourceLink

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 4 (28.57%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (21.43%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) SSDT
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) ETL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modeller
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Integration
2 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
3 4 (28.57%) Visualisation
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Data Modelling
2 10 (71.43%) Data Architecture
3 9 (64.29%) PRINCE
4 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) Information Security
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
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