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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 155 143 118
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.19% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.72% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 11
Median daily rate £700 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £485
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - -
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
1204 975 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.94% 26.79% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 576 481
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 55 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £12.00 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £46.32 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +3 1 £700 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (75.00%) Data Quality
2 5 (62.50%) Master Data Management
2 5 (62.50%) Data Modelling
2 5 (62.50%) Data Management
3 4 (50.00%) Validation
3 4 (50.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (37.50%) Taxonomies
4 3 (37.50%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (37.50%) Data Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Metadata Management
4 3 (37.50%) Data Governance
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) SAS
4 3 (37.50%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) EAI
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (25.00%) Big Data
5 2 (25.00%) Talend
5 2 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (12.50%) Statistics
6 1 (12.50%) Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture

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 (37.50%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Data Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Data Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Billing Architect
2 1 (12.50%) CRM Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SABSA Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Credit Risk
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Data Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
2 3 (37.50%) Taxonomies
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Management
1 5 (62.50%) Data Modelling
1 5 (62.50%) Master Data Management
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (37.50%) Data Governance
3 3 (37.50%) Metadata Management
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) EAI
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 1 (12.50%) CHAID
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Talend
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) VMware