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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
London / City of London
Rank 132 132 179
Rank change year-on-year
0 +47
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 21 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.55% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 1.37% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 6
Median daily rate £525 £538 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +18.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £456 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
1114 1241 1968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.49% 40.31% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 939 1552
Median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 28
Median hourly rate £22.13 £19.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% +14.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.00 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £31.68 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 16 (51.61%) Data Management
2 14 (45.16%) Finance
3 11 (35.48%) Data Modelling
4 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
5 8 (25.81%) XML
5 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
5 8 (25.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) XSD
7 6 (19.35%) XSLT
7 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
7 6 (19.35%) FpML
7 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
7 6 (19.35%) Taxonomies
7 6 (19.35%) Banking
7 6 (19.35%) Data Entry
7 6 (19.35%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (19.35%) Data Governance
8 4 (12.90%) Master Data Management
8 4 (12.90%) Data Quality
8 4 (12.90%) Solvency II
8 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
8 4 (12.90%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
8 4 (12.90%) Investment Management
8 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
8 4 (12.90%) Front Office
8 4 (12.90%) FIXML
9 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (9.68%) Fixed Income

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 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (3.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.23%) SimCorp Dimension
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Front Office
3 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Back Office
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Data Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Data Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Data Cleansing Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Data Governance Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Reference Data Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) ETL Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Market Risk Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) NoSQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Risk Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Risk Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) SQL BI Developer
7 1 (3.23%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) UML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) XML
2 7 (22.58%) XSD
3 6 (19.35%) FpML
3 6 (19.35%) XSLT
4 4 (12.90%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (12.90%) FIXML
5 1 (3.23%) .NET
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware
5 1 (3.23%) Spring
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) Taxonomies
3 3 (9.68%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (9.68%) Fixed Income
3 3 (9.68%) Market Risk
4 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.45%) Equities
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Derivative
5 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Data Management
2 11 (35.48%) Data Modelling
3 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) Data Cleansing
4 6 (19.35%) Data Entry
4 6 (19.35%) Data Governance
5 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
5 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.90%) Investment Management
5 4 (12.90%) Master Data Management
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Analytics
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) ETL
6 2 (6.45%) KYC
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.45%) UML
7 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) R
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) Data Quality
1 4 (12.90%) Solvency II
2 2 (6.45%) MiFID
3 1 (3.23%) Basel III
3 1 (3.23%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (3.23%) EMIR
3 1 (3.23%) FATCA
3 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) GoldenSource
1 1 (3.23%) SimCorp