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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 106 - 89
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.094% - 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% - 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£323 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £543 £375
% change year-on-year
-27.64% +44.66%
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
563 512 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.43% 24.20% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 295 205
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £209 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 37 60
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) CA Clarity
2 2 (40.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Data Quality

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (40.00%) CA Clarity
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
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