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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 184 176 157
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 12 40 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.59% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 1.54% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 35 42
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£438 £575 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £475 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £458 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.56% +26.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
2054 2601 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.33% 38.07% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1929 1716
Average daily rate £475 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 63
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.01 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £42.50 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (40.00%) Banking
2 14 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 12 (34.29%) Migration
3 12 (34.29%) Business Analysis
4 10 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 10 (28.57%) Investment Banking
5 8 (22.86%) Markit EDM
5 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (17.14%) Data Governance
6 6 (17.14%) Oracle
6 6 (17.14%) XML
6 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.14%) Fixed Income
6 6 (17.14%) Equities
6 6 (17.14%) Data Architecture
7 5 (14.29%) Data Mapping
7 5 (14.29%) Data Integration
7 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
7 5 (14.29%) GoldenSource
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 5 (14.29%) Bloomberg
8 4 (11.43%) Data Mining
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.43%) C#
8 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
9 3 (8.57%) Data Quality
9 3 (8.57%) Waterfall

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (2.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Markit EDM
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (2.86%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) 4G
1 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Data Mining
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.71%) DTS
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (2.86%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) DataStage
5 1 (2.86%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) jMock
1 2 (5.71%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Banking
3 10 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.86%) Games
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Data Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Business Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Data Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Solutions Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) WCF
2 1 (2.86%) WPF
2 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) Java EE
2 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.86%) JTA
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) XSLT
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) JMS
2 1 (2.86%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Fixed Income
2 6 (17.14%) Equities
3 5 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 3 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.86%) Derivative
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 14 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 12 (34.29%) Migration
2 12 (34.29%) Business Analysis
3 10 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 6 (17.14%) Data Governance
4 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) Data Architecture
5 5 (14.29%) Data Mapping
6 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.57%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.57%) Data Management
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.71%) Analytics
8 1 (2.86%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) C#
3 3 (8.57%) C
4 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) XPath
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) ISEB
1 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) EMIR
2 1 (2.86%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.86%) FATCA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) GoldenSource
2 5 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) SmartStream
4 3 (8.57%) Informatica
4 3 (8.57%) Reuters
5 2 (5.71%) SunGard
5 2 (5.71%) Charles River
5 2 (5.71%) RIMES
6 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.86%) Sybase
6 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.86%) Cognos
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.86%) Sun
6 1 (2.86%) Fidessa
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