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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 130 127 139
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 13 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 0.81% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
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£500 £425 £630
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -32.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £315 £575
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -45.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%
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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
759 621 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.30% 21.67% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 310 332
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 74
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (92.31%) Data Modelling
1 24 (92.31%) Data Architecture
2 18 (69.23%) Data Integration
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 14 (53.85%) Oracle
4 14 (53.85%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (42.31%) Management Information System
5 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (42.31%) CRM
6 10 (38.46%) PRINCE
6 10 (38.46%) Information Security
7 9 (34.62%) Workflow
7 9 (34.62%) Finance
7 9 (34.62%) Windows
8 8 (30.77%) UNIX
8 8 (30.77%) WAN
8 8 (30.77%) MVS
8 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (26.92%) Middleware
10 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
12 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
12 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (3.85%) Banking
12 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
12 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
12 1 (3.85%) MS Project
12 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) WAN
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Architect
2 20 (76.92%) Technical Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Data Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Business Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Data Integration
2 11 (42.31%) Management Information System
3 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) MVS
2 8 (30.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Data Modelling
1 24 (92.31%) Data Architecture
2 11 (42.31%) CRM
2 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (38.46%) Information Security
3 10 (38.46%) PRINCE
4 9 (34.62%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) Oracle
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