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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 130 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.35% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £565 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
852 804 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.53% 28.39% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 421 391
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 57
Average hourly rate £16.78 £20.00 £18.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +9.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (58.62%) Data Modelling
2 14 (48.28%) Data Architecture
3 12 (41.38%) Finance
4 11 (37.93%) Oracle
4 11 (37.93%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) Information Security
6 9 (31.03%) Workflow
6 9 (31.03%) Windows
7 8 (27.59%) PRINCE
7 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (24.14%) Data Integration
9 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
10 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
10 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (13.79%) ETL
11 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (13.79%) Kimball Methodology
11 4 (13.79%) Visualisation

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (13.79%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (10.34%) Agresso
2 3 (10.34%) ResourceLink
3 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SSDT
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Business Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Technical Architect
5 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) ETL Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Data Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Junior
8 1 (3.45%) Business Project Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Finance Project Manager
8 1 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) PMO Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (24.14%) Data Integration
3 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
5 4 (13.79%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Data Modelling
2 14 (48.28%) Data Architecture
3 10 (34.48%) Information Security
4 9 (31.03%) Workflow
5 8 (27.59%) PRINCE
6 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.79%) ETL
8 4 (13.79%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.90%) Project Management
11 1 (3.45%) ERP
11 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
11 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
11 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) SAP