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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 184 185 186
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 14 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.81% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 37
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£538 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £480 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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
2046 2102 2798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.07% 36.15% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1478 2063
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 64
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 17 (51.52%) Banking
2 15 (45.45%) Finance
3 12 (36.36%) Data Modelling
4 10 (30.30%) Investment Banking
5 8 (24.24%) Data Management
6 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (18.18%) GoldenSource
7 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
7 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Data Quality
8 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
8 5 (15.15%) Data Mapping
8 5 (15.15%) Fixed Income
9 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
9 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.12%) Migration
9 4 (12.12%) XML
9 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (9.09%) Derivative
10 3 (9.09%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.09%) Oracle
10 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 3 (9.09%) Change Management
10 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
10 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (3.03%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) jMock
2 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.03%) JUnit
2 1 (3.03%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (3.03%) NUnit
2 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (51.52%) Banking
2 15 (45.45%) Finance
3 10 (30.30%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 2 (6.06%) Legal
6 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Analyst
2 18 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 11 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Data Modeller
6 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Reference Data Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Junior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) XSLT
2 1 (3.03%) JMS
2 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
2 1 (3.03%) JTS
2 1 (3.03%) FpML
2 1 (3.03%) JTA
2 1 (3.03%) Java EE
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) RESTful
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Fixed Income
3 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (9.09%) Derivative
5 2 (6.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
5 2 (6.06%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (3.03%) CMDB
6 1 (3.03%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Data Modelling
2 8 (24.24%) Data Management
3 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) Data Mapping
6 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.09%) Change Management
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
8 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.06%) UML
8 2 (6.06%) OO
8 2 (6.06%) Data Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) Data Entry
8 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.06%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VBA
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.06%) FATCA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) GoldenSource
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (6.06%) Vermilion
4 1 (3.03%) Tradeweb
4 1 (3.03%) Pega
4 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.03%) Perforce
4 1 (3.03%) Teradata
4 1 (3.03%) Murex
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Sybase