Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 24 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 202 173
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29 0
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% 0.016% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.058% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
West Midlands median daily rate £464 - £468
10th Percentile £452 - £424
90th Percentile £484 - £491
England median daily rate £545 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands 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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1364 1713 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.03% 27.79% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 1044 817
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £394 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +7.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 82 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.62% -13.67%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.78 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £43.38 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the West Midlands

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in the West Midlands

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
Birmingham +7 3 £464 -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Informatica
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) GoldenSource
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Quality Management

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Qlik Sense
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Informatica Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VBA Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Informatica
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) GoldenSource