The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 28 18 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.60% 4.39% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.80% 9.80% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £480 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Miscellaneous Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
79 51 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 42.02% 44.74% 60.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 24 89
Average daily rate £475 £450 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data across the Canary Wharf region.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Reference Data also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Reference Data.

1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Perforce
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Equities
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Reuters
3 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (25.00%) DTS

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Reference Data also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Reference Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DTS
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Equities
2 1 (25.00%) Derivative
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Reuters
1 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce