Period
to 27 July 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Reference Data
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 117 99
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18 -12
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.24% 0.053% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.18% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 12
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £700 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27% -
10th Percentile £435 £675 £463
90th Percentile £535 £725 £670
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £600
% change year-on-year +17.65% -29.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Reference Data is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 382 563 515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 30.83% 29.87% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 377 330
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.83% +0.63% +9.22%
10th Percentile £225 £260 £285
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 25
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +24.70% +3.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £13.74
90th Percentile £63.00 £37.50 £24.20
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £18.87 £15.89
% change year-on-year +32.49% +18.79% -0.72%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in Cheshire

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Reference Data in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in Cheshire

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £513 -
Chester +17 1 £450 -35.71%
Reference Data
North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon S3
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) GitHub
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) Microservices
1 2 (66.67%) GitLab
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) CRM

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon S3
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (66.67%) GitHub
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) GitLab
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Implementation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Microservices
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft