The first 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 167 177 173
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 41 24 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.38% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.96% 1.20% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 44
Average daily rate £550 £513 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £424 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £603 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £463 £398
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.81 - £17.00
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2088 1997 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.37% 31.39% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1479 1961
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Reference Data
London

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014, 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 41 (62.12%) Banking
2 33 (50.00%) Finance
3 32 (48.48%) Investment Banking
4 20 (30.30%) Data Management
5 18 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (25.76%) Derivative
6 17 (25.76%) SQL
7 16 (24.24%) Data Modelling
8 15 (22.73%) Project Management
8 15 (22.73%) Business Analysis
8 15 (22.73%) Equities
9 14 (21.21%) Oracle
10 12 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (13.64%) VBA
11 9 (13.64%) Fixed Income
11 9 (13.64%) Data Quality
12 8 (12.12%) Waterfall
12 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (10.61%) Stress Testing
13 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
13 7 (10.61%) PRINCE
13 7 (10.61%) Data Architecture
13 7 (10.61%) Data Integration
14 6 (9.09%) WAN
14 6 (9.09%) Workflow
14 6 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
14 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
14 6 (9.09%) Back Office
14 6 (9.09%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (1.52%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
1 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.06%) Markit EDM
3 2 (3.03%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (1.52%) Eagle STAR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (1.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Selenium
2 1 (1.52%) jMock
2 1 (1.52%) JUnit
2 1 (1.52%) Toad
2 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 41 (62.12%) Banking
2 33 (50.00%) Finance
3 32 (48.48%) Investment Banking
4 6 (9.09%) Back Office
5 5 (7.58%) Legal
6 2 (3.03%) Advertising
7 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.52%) Front Office
7 1 (1.52%) Retail
7 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Analyst
2 24 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Project Manager
4 10 (15.15%) Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Architect
5 8 (12.12%) Business Manager
6 7 (10.61%) Business Project Manager
7 6 (9.09%) Technical Architect
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Data Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Support Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Business Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Data Modeller
10 2 (3.03%) Contracts Manager
10 2 (3.03%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Lead Business Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) JMS
1 2 (3.03%) XML
1 2 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (1.52%) JTA
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) XSLT
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Derivative
2 15 (22.73%) Equities
3 12 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (13.64%) Fixed Income
5 7 (10.61%) Data Integration
6 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
7 4 (6.06%) AS400
7 4 (6.06%) iSeries
8 3 (4.55%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.52%) Open Source
9 1 (1.52%) Data Conversion
9 1 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) UNIX
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Data Management
2 18 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (24.24%) Data Modelling
4 15 (22.73%) Project Management
4 15 (22.73%) Business Analysis
5 8 (12.12%) Waterfall
5 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Stress Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.61%) PRINCE
6 7 (10.61%) Data Architecture
7 6 (9.09%) Workflow
7 6 (9.09%) Project Planning
8 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
8 5 (7.58%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
9 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.06%) UML
9 4 (6.06%) Scrum
9 4 (6.06%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) VBA
3 4 (6.06%) Java
4 3 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) Scala
5 1 (1.52%) C++
5 1 (1.52%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) PMP
2 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) Data Quality
2 5 (7.58%) QA
2 5 (7.58%) SLA
3 4 (6.06%) EMIR
4 3 (4.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (3.03%) Basel III
6 1 (1.52%) CRD IV
6 1 (1.52%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Control-M
2 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) GoldenSource
2 5 (7.58%) Informatica
3 3 (4.55%) Pega
3 3 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) Bloomberg
4 2 (3.03%) Charles River
4 2 (3.03%) JBoss
4 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.03%) Sybase
4 2 (3.03%) RIMES
5 1 (1.52%) Microgen
5 1 (1.52%) Vermilion
5 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.52%) IBM
5 1 (1.52%) SunGard
5 1 (1.52%) HP
5 1 (1.52%) Actuate
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + 12 months
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 27 days ago