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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 156 133 117
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -16
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.24% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.87% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 12
Average daily rate £575 £325 £580
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -43.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £265 £561
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £361 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £400 £563
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 - -
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
1253 921 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.06% 28.16% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 528 482
Average daily rate £400 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 40 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.66 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire -1 2 £575 +49.35%
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Data Integration
2 5 (62.50%) Middleware
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) Data Modelling
3 4 (50.00%) SOA
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) COBOL
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Cognizant
5 2 (25.00%) Tuxedo
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Process Management
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (25.00%) Big Data

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) Sonic ESB
1 2 (25.00%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) ISDN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modeller
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SABSA Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
2 2 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Modelling
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 3 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Case Management
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Process Management
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) COBOL
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cognizant
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Pega
3 2 (25.00%) Tumbleweed