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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 159 194 187
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -7
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 13 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 0.67% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 15
Median daily rate £688 £538 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £498 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £793 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £480
% change year-on-year
-7.36% -1.04%
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
1386 2100 2173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.02% 38.90% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1096 1658 1524
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 44
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.48 £39.05 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (64.71%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) Front Office
4 6 (35.29%) Investment Banking
5 5 (29.41%) Market Risk
5 5 (29.41%) Data Management
6 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Credit Risk
7 3 (17.65%) Basel III
7 3 (17.65%) Data Quality
7 3 (17.65%) Master Data Management
7 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
8 2 (11.76%) Informatica
8 2 (11.76%) Java
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) XML
8 2 (11.76%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (11.76%) User Experience
8 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
8 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
8 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
9 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared

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 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Eagle PACE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Front Office
3 6 (35.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Credit Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Market Risk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Market Risk Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Market Risk Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Reference Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Market Risk
2 4 (23.53%) Credit Risk
3 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
3 2 (11.76%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Data Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
3 3 (17.65%) Master Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Information Management
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Basel III
1 3 (17.65%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Informatica
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
2 1 (5.88%) GoldenSource
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Murex
2 1 (5.88%) Talend