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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 24 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.59% 0.72% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.03% 1.75% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £575 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
66 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 52.38% 41.30% 58.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 50
Median daily rate £588 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £647 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 8 (72.73%) Test Strategy
2 7 (63.64%) Fixed Income
2 7 (63.64%) Equities
2 7 (63.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (54.55%) Middleware
3 6 (54.55%) ASIC
3 6 (54.55%) DSL
3 6 (54.55%) FpML
3 6 (54.55%) Legal
3 6 (54.55%) DTCC
3 6 (54.55%) MiFID
3 6 (54.55%) EMIR
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) HBase
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 6 (54.55%) Legal
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) German Language
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Business Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (54.55%) Report Analyst
3 6 (54.55%) Senior Reporting Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Business Operations Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 1 (9.09%) NoSQL Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Operations Business Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) FpML
1 6 (54.55%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Avro
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Protocol Buffers
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Equities
1 7 (63.64%) Fixed Income
1 7 (63.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (54.55%) ASIC
2 6 (54.55%) DTCC
3 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (9.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Case Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) OOD
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) EMIR
1 6 (54.55%) MiFID
2 1 (9.09%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Informatica
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle