Period
to 15 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 15 December 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - +21 +16
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.87% - 2.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.59% - 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £403 - £86
10th Percentile £232 - £76
90th Percentile £434 - £377
UK median daily rate £543 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +3.33% +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £140.00 - £36.00

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 314 100 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 54.80% 30.67% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 66 38
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £310 £238 £88
90th Percentile £538 £550 £454
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £19.50 £13.63 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.12% +0.93% -19.26%
10th Percentile £15.45 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £31.95 £17.68 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +8.50% +2.56% +10.80%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in Northern Ireland

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in Northern Ireland

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in Northern Ireland

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
County Antrim - 5 £403 -
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (20.00%) KYC
4 1 (20.00%) Client Onboarding
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Legal

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Onboarding Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Client Onboarding
3 1 (20.00%) KYC
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft