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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 157 123 131
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 10 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.42% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 1.33% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
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£625 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £480 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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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
1236 976 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.58% 31.64% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 518 413
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 52
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Cheshire -10 5 £625 -1.57%
Manchester -18 2 £523 -
Lancashire - 1 £670 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (100.00%) Data Modelling
2 22 (95.65%) Data Architecture
3 18 (78.26%) Data Integration
4 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (34.78%) PRINCE
5 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle
6 7 (30.43%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (26.09%) Middleware
7 6 (26.09%) UNIX
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 3 (13.04%) MVS
9 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.70%) Windows
10 2 (8.70%) CRM
11 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
11 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
11 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
11 1 (4.35%) Workflow
11 1 (4.35%) Scrum
11 1 (4.35%) Information Security
11 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (4.35%) Banking
11 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
11 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
11 1 (4.35%) VME

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) ATM
1 1 (4.35%) ISDN
1 1 (4.35%) VoIP
1 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Architect
2 21 (91.30%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) Data Integration
2 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) MVS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Data Modelling
2 22 (95.65%) Data Architecture
3 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (34.78%) PRINCE
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Open Source
6 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Process Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITSM
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow
6 1 (4.35%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) RAD
6 1 (4.35%) SSADM
6 1 (4.35%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft