Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 - 234
Rank change year-on-year - +234 -57
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 13 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% - 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% - 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 13
North West median daily rate £525 - £625
10th Percentile £275 - £430
90th Percentile £600 - £670
England median daily rate £545 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £140.00 £100.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +177.78% -

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 1664 2211 2423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.23% 32.59% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1419 1439
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 87 111
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £44.85 £46.21
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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
Cheshire - 8 £475 -
Manchester - 4 £563 -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 10 (76.92%) Data Modelling
2 7 (53.85%) Data Architecture
2 7 (53.85%) Data Quality
3 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Data Management
5 3 (23.08%) Statistics
5 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
5 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
5 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
5 3 (23.08%) CMDB
5 3 (23.08%) SCCM
5 3 (23.08%) SCOM
5 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (23.08%) Data Validation
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
5 3 (23.08%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (23.08%) GitHub
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
1 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (23.08%) GitHub
2 3 (23.08%) Slack
2 3 (23.08%) Trello
3 2 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (23.08%) Big Data
1 3 (23.08%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
1 3 (23.08%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) GitLab
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) ERwin
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Data Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) CRM Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modeller
5 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Solr Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) CMDB
1 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
1 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
1 3 (23.08%) State Machine
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Data Modelling
2 7 (53.85%) Data Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Data Management
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (23.08%) Data Validation
5 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Quality Management
5 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 3 (23.08%) Statistics
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (15.38%) COBIT
3 1 (7.69%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.69%) IBM