The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 112 130 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.074% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
704 582 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.46% 21.50% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 271 294
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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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
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 30 July 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 19 (76.00%) Data Modelling
2 18 (72.00%) Data Architecture
3 15 (60.00%) Data Integration
4 14 (56.00%) Finance
5 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (44.00%) CRM
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle
6 8 (32.00%) UNIX
6 8 (32.00%) WAN
6 8 (32.00%) MVS
6 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (32.00%) Workflow
6 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (28.00%) Data Management
7 7 (28.00%) PRINCE
7 7 (28.00%) Middleware
8 6 (24.00%) SQL
8 6 (24.00%) SAS
8 6 (24.00%) Teradata
8 6 (24.00%) Data Governance
9 5 (20.00%) Banking
10 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (12.00%) Information Security
10 3 (12.00%) Legal
10 3 (12.00%) Windows
10 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
11 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (8.00%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Architect
2 15 (60.00%) Technical Architect
3 6 (24.00%) Data Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Data Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modeller
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Data Modeller
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Data Integration
2 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) UNIX
1 8 (32.00%) MVS
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Data Modelling
2 18 (72.00%) Data Architecture
3 11 (44.00%) CRM
4 8 (32.00%) Workflow
4 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (28.00%) Data Management
5 7 (28.00%) PRINCE
6 6 (24.00%) Data Governance
7 3 (12.00%) Information Security
8 2 (8.00%) Validation
8 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
9 1 (4.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 6 (24.00%) Teradata