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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 171 168 155
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 20 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.51% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 1.33% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 40
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£500 £550 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £563 £415
% change year-on-year
-28.88% +35.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
1948 2257 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.95% 38.28% 37.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 1622 1662
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015, 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 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 19 (52.78%) SQL
3 17 (47.22%) Data Analysis
4 16 (44.44%) Business Analysis
5 15 (41.67%) Data Modelling
6 14 (38.89%) Banking
7 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (33.33%) Migration
8 10 (27.78%) Data Migration
9 9 (25.00%) Investment Banking
9 9 (25.00%) Data Mapping
9 9 (25.00%) Data Governance
10 8 (22.22%) Fixed Income
10 8 (22.22%) Financial Institution
11 7 (19.44%) Equities
11 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (19.44%) Data Quality
12 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (11.11%) Bloomberg
13 4 (11.11%) Linux
13 4 (11.11%) Java
13 4 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
13 4 (11.11%) Data Management
13 4 (11.11%) GoldenSource
14 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (8.33%) Derivative
14 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
14 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (2.78%) JBoss
1 1 (2.78%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Markit EDM
2 2 (5.56%) IntelliMatch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.78%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.78%) DB2
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) jMock
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 14 (38.89%) Banking
3 9 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (22.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Front Office
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 11 (30.56%) Business Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.78%) DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) XSLT
2 1 (2.78%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.78%) JMS
2 1 (2.78%) JTS
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) JTA
2 1 (2.78%) Java EE
2 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.22%) Fixed Income
3 7 (19.44%) Equities
4 4 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (8.33%) Derivative
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Data Analysis
2 16 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 15 (41.67%) Data Modelling
4 12 (33.33%) Migration
5 10 (27.78%) Data Migration
6 9 (25.00%) Data Mapping
6 9 (25.00%) Data Governance
7 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.11%) Data Management
9 4 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
10 3 (8.33%) User Stories
10 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
10 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
11 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (5.56%) Project Management
11 2 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) FATCA
2 1 (2.78%) EMIR
2 1 (2.78%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Bloomberg
1 4 (11.11%) GoldenSource
2 3 (8.33%) Reuters
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) SunGard
2 3 (8.33%) SmartStream
2 3 (8.33%) Informatica
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Sun
4 1 (2.78%) Fidessa
4 1 (2.78%) Sybase
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Actimize
4 1 (2.78%) Tradeweb
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