The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 141 115 117
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.032% 0.084% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.31% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £427 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
-3.68% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
860 636 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 26.68% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 390 319
Median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data across the West Midlands region.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Birmingham -11 1 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 10 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (64.29%) Informatica
2 9 (64.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (64.29%) Banking
2 9 (64.29%) Investment Banking
3 8 (57.14%) Virtual Team
4 7 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
5 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (42.86%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
6 4 (28.57%) Migration
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) ETL
7 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle
8 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (7.14%) Java
9 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
9 1 (7.14%) DB2
9 1 (7.14%) Workflow

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (64.29%) Banking
1 9 (64.29%) Investment Banking
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Informatica Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Lead
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (57.14%) Virtual Team
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (7.14%) ETL Development
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Logistics
6 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
1 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Informatica
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Amdocs
4 1 (7.14%) Talend