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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank - 156 119
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 0 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.24% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.83% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 13
Median daily rate - £625 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £485
% change year-on-year
-7.36% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1142 1208 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.66% 28.77% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 744 539
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 69
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +23.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

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

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 5 (71.43%) Data Management
1 5 (71.43%) Data Quality
1 5 (71.43%) Master Data Management
2 4 (57.14%) Credit Risk
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) Data Modelling
3 3 (42.86%) SAS
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Taxonomies
3 3 (42.86%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (42.86%) Metadata Management
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Data Structures
3 3 (42.86%) Data Governance
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Talend
4 2 (28.57%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) EAI
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management

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 (42.86%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Data Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Billing Architect
2 1 (14.29%) CRM Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Credit Risk
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Data Structures
2 3 (42.86%) Taxonomies
3 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Data Management
1 5 (71.43%) Master Data Management
2 4 (57.14%) Data Modelling
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (42.86%) Data Governance
3 3 (42.86%) Metadata Management
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) EAI
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
5 1 (14.29%) CHAID
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Logistic Regression
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Talend
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft