Period
to 23 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 190 -
Rank change year-on-year -19 - +236
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 3 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.053% 0.20% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
North West median daily rate £500 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - -
England median daily rate £550 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 - -

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,549 1,577 2,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.27% 29.00% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 983 1,297
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £187 £232
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 97 89
North West median hourly rate £23.34 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +31.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.77 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.58 £59.25 £45.30
England median hourly rate £20.72 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.31% +3.28% -

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the North West

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in the North West

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in the North West over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in the North West

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Cheshire -3 3 £500 +53.85% 1
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) ArchiMate
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Power BI
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Power BI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ArchiMate
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft