The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 157 180 187
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +7
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 4 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 1.05% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 22
Median daily rate £400 £550 £581
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £313 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
- -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £10.81
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +38.82%
Reference Data
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1285 1997 2301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.58% 36.76% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 1558 1758
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.83 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the City of London region.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (40.00%) MS Access
4 5 (33.33%) Remedy
4 5 (33.33%) Validation
4 5 (33.33%) Data Structures
5 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Data Governance
6 3 (20.00%) Data Quality
7 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
7 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Derivative
7 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
7 2 (13.33%) Market Risk
7 2 (13.33%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (13.33%) XML
7 2 (13.33%) UML
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) Front Office
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Front Office
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Business Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Risk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Reference Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Reference Data Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Business Strategist
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Governance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Governance Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Governance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (13.33%) Credit Derivative
2 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
2 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (13.33%) Derivative
2 2 (13.33%) Market Risk
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (26.67%) Data Management
3 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) Data Governance
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Data Flow Diagram
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Master Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
5 2 (13.33%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Murex
2 1 (6.67%) Talend