Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 186 -
Rank change year-on-year -24 - +227
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 6 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.23% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 0
North West median daily rate £438 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - -
England median daily rate £523 £545 £525
% change year-on-year -4.13% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £140.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -84.29% +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 1,718 1,684 2,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.91% 29.38% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 1,071 1,499
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £207 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 84 94
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.15% +25.00% -8.15%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.46 £12.05
90th Percentile £49.68 £48.34 £44.93
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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
Manchester -6 3 £425 -24.44%
Cheshire -9 3 £438 -7.89%
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Master Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Reference Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) CEH
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office

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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Slack
1 1 (16.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (16.67%) Power BI
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 2 (33.33%) Master Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Reference Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) KYC
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (16.67%) VMware