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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 164 171 189
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 9 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.78% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 23
Median daily rate £583 £550 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £498 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £650 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £483 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.55% +13.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1407 1794 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.13% 38.65% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1416 1579
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 29 54
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.98 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% -2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £27.00 £33.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Banking
4 7 (38.89%) Investment Banking
5 6 (33.33%) Front Office
6 5 (27.78%) Data Management
6 5 (27.78%) Market Risk
7 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
7 4 (22.22%) Credit Risk
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (16.67%) ETL
8 3 (16.67%) Basel III
9 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
9 2 (11.11%) Master Data Management
9 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.11%) User Experience
9 2 (11.11%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (11.11%) Data Integration
9 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
9 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (11.11%) XML
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle
9 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 2 (11.11%) Informatica
9 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Data Security
10 1 (5.56%) IBM

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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (5.56%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.56%) SimCorp Dimension
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.56%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) Pentaho
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Banking
3 7 (38.89%) Investment Banking
4 6 (33.33%) Front Office
5 1 (5.56%) Legal
5 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Credit Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Market Risk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Market Risk Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Reference Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Market Risk Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) JSON Schema
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Market Risk
2 4 (22.22%) Credit Risk
3 2 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.56%) Taxonomies
4 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Data Management
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Master Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Data Governance
5 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (5.56%) ETL Development
5 1 (5.56%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Predictive Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) R
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Basel III
2 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.56%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Informatica
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) GoldenSource
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) SimCorp