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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 174 170 183
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 25 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.60% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.27% 1.57% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 19
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£550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £433 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £675 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £478 £463
% change year-on-year
-3.14% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £10.81 -
% change year-on-year
+200.78% -
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
1970 2351 2323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.21% 37.89% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1764 1726
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 52
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £13.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.95 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 (53.66%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Data Modelling
3 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 16 (39.02%) Banking
4 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (31.71%) Data Analysis
6 12 (29.27%) Business Analysis
6 12 (29.27%) Data Mapping
6 12 (29.27%) Migration
7 10 (24.39%) Financial Institution
7 10 (24.39%) Data Migration
8 9 (21.95%) Data Governance
8 9 (21.95%) Data Quality
8 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
9 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.07%) Fixed Income
10 7 (17.07%) Data Management
11 6 (14.63%) WorldPay
11 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
13 4 (9.76%) User Stories
13 4 (9.76%) GoldenSource
14 3 (7.32%) Extreme Programming
14 3 (7.32%) Equities
14 3 (7.32%) Pair Programming
14 3 (7.32%) FATCA
14 3 (7.32%) Electronic Trading
14 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
14 3 (7.32%) Technical Analysis
14 3 (7.32%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (2.44%) FileNet
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (2.44%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.44%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.44%) Toad
2 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.44%) PowerDesigner
General
1 22 (53.66%) Finance
2 16 (39.02%) Banking
3 10 (24.39%) Financial Institution
4 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
5 3 (7.32%) Legal
6 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Analyst
2 15 (36.59%) Data Analyst
3 14 (34.15%) Business Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.44%) DBA
7 1 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.44%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) XML
1 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
1 1 (2.44%) FpML
1 1 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.07%) Fixed Income
3 3 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.32%) Equities
4 2 (4.88%) Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) APACS
5 1 (2.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Data Modelling
2 13 (31.71%) Data Analysis
3 12 (29.27%) Business Analysis
3 12 (29.27%) Data Mapping
3 12 (29.27%) Migration
4 10 (24.39%) Data Migration
5 9 (21.95%) Data Governance
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.07%) Data Management
8 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.76%) User Stories
10 3 (7.32%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (7.32%) Extreme Programming
10 3 (7.32%) Pair Programming
10 3 (7.32%) Electronic Trading
11 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
11 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.88%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) ISEB
1 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) Data Quality
2 3 (7.32%) FATCA
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Control-M
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) WorldPay
2 4 (9.76%) GoldenSource
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) SunGard
4 2 (4.88%) Tradeweb
4 2 (4.88%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.44%) Vermilion
5 1 (2.44%) Actimize
5 1 (2.44%) Informatica
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Sun
5 1 (2.44%) Murex
5 1 (2.44%) Fidessa