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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
London / City of London
Rank 125 148 171
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +23
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 23 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.22% 0.91% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 10
Median daily rate £525 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £461 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £671
UK excluding London median daily rate £506 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -50.49%

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
1036 1213 1899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.52% 37.82% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 936 1480
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 32
Median hourly rate £20.38 £17.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.92 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 19 (52.78%) Data Management
2 13 (36.11%) Data Analysis
3 12 (33.33%) Finance
4 11 (30.56%) Data Modelling
5 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 10 (27.78%) Management Information System
5 10 (27.78%) Data Cleansing
5 10 (27.78%) Data Entry
6 9 (25.00%) SQL
6 9 (25.00%) XML
7 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (19.44%) FpML
8 7 (19.44%) XSD
9 6 (16.67%) XSLT
9 6 (16.67%) Taxonomies
9 6 (16.67%) Data Governance
10 5 (13.89%) Banking
11 4 (11.11%) FIXML
11 4 (11.11%) Fixed Income
11 4 (11.11%) Solvency II
11 4 (11.11%) Data Quality
11 4 (11.11%) Master Data Management
11 4 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (11.11%) Investment Management
11 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
12 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
12 3 (8.33%) MiFID
12 3 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (8.33%) Spring

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 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (2.78%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.78%) SimCorp Dimension
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.78%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.56%) Front Office
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Data Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Data Cleansing Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Architect
4 6 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Data Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Data Governance Specialist
7 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.33%) NoSQL Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (5.56%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) MongoDB Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Reference Data Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) XML Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) MiFID Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) XML
2 7 (19.44%) FpML
2 7 (19.44%) XSD
3 6 (16.67%) XSLT
4 4 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (11.11%) FIXML
5 3 (8.33%) Spring
6 2 (5.56%) .NET
7 1 (2.78%) Middleware
7 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 8 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (16.67%) Taxonomies
4 4 (11.11%) Fixed Income
5 3 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (5.56%) Equities
7 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.78%) Contactless
7 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.78%) Derivative
7 1 (2.78%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Data Management
2 13 (36.11%) Data Analysis
3 11 (30.56%) Data Modelling
4 10 (27.78%) Data Cleansing
4 10 (27.78%) Data Entry
5 6 (16.67%) Data Governance
6 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 4 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 4 (11.11%) Master Data Management
7 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.33%) KYC
7 3 (8.33%) OO
7 3 (8.33%) OOD
7 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.56%) Client Onboarding
8 2 (5.56%) ETL
8 2 (5.56%) SDLC
8 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) R
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 4 (11.11%) Solvency II
2 3 (8.33%) MiFID
3 2 (5.56%) QA
4 1 (2.78%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (2.78%) EMIR
4 1 (2.78%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) GoldenSource
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.78%) SimCorp
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