Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 79 119
Rank change year-on-year -15 +40 -28
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.54% 0.094% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.72% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £450 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% -35.71% +51.35%
10th Percentile £275 £425 £675
90th Percentile £638 £475 £725
North West median daily rate £325 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -27.78% +2.86% -7.89%
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 following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 406 385 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.04% 36.08% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 248 418
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £353 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% -17.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £156 £225
90th Percentile £570 £525 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 27
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.75 £19.66 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.24% -6.38% +25.97%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.25 £11.90
90th Percentile £67.50 £44.36 £36.75
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +20.00% -17.65% +21.43%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 April 2018. 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
Crewe - 6 £325 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Reference Data
North West

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) Data Modelling
1 6 (85.71%) Data Analysis
2 5 (71.43%) Data Architecture
2 5 (71.43%) ETL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Quality Management
3 4 (57.14%) Data Management
3 4 (57.14%) Statistics
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (57.14%) Data Mining
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (57.14%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (57.14%) Data Quality
3 4 (57.14%) Big Data
3 4 (57.14%) Master Data Management
3 4 (57.14%) Trello
3 4 (57.14%) Slack
3 4 (57.14%) Reference Data Management
3 4 (57.14%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (57.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (42.86%) Data Validation
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Validation

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Solr
2 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Slack
1 4 (57.14%) Trello
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Big Data
1 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (57.14%) Data Mining
1 4 (57.14%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) Spatial Data
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Data Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C# Architect
3 1 (14.29%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Solr Architect
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
1 2 (28.57%) State Machine
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Data Analysis
1 6 (85.71%) Data Modelling
2 5 (71.43%) Data Architecture
2 5 (71.43%) ETL
2 5 (71.43%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (57.14%) Data Management
3 4 (57.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (57.14%) Master Data Management
3 4 (57.14%) Quality Management
3 4 (57.14%) Reference Data Management
3 4 (57.14%) Statistics
4 3 (42.86%) Data Validation
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Analytics
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Data Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec