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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 175 191 153
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -38
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 25 34 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.47% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 1.26% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 55
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£563 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £360 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £457
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -12.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £23.87
% change year-on-year
- -49.73%
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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
2027 2700 2982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.57% 37.55% 37.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 2000 2185
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 69
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 23 (51.11%) Banking
2 18 (40.00%) Finance
3 14 (31.11%) Investment Banking
4 10 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.00%) Data Management
5 9 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 9 (20.00%) SQL
5 9 (20.00%) Oracle
5 9 (20.00%) Markit EDM
6 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 7 (15.56%) Fixed Income
6 7 (15.56%) Equities
7 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 6 (13.33%) Bloomberg
7 6 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (13.33%) XML
7 6 (13.33%) Data Architecture
8 5 (11.11%) Data Integration
8 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.11%) Data Governance
8 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.11%) C#
8 5 (11.11%) Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 5 (11.11%) GoldenSource
9 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.89%) Back Office
9 4 (8.89%) Derivative

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Markit EDM
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (2.22%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (2.22%) PolarLake
4 1 (2.22%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (2.22%) Eagle STAR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) DTS
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (2.22%) DataStage
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) jMock
2 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
General
1 23 (51.11%) Banking
2 18 (40.00%) Finance
3 14 (31.11%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.89%) Back Office
5 2 (4.44%) Games
6 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Architect
4 8 (17.78%) Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Project Manager
5 7 (15.56%) Data Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Data Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Business Manager
10 1 (2.22%) IT Business Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Python Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Banking Business Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Solutions Consultant
10 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.22%) JTA
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) Java EE
3 1 (2.22%) WCF
3 1 (2.22%) WPF
3 1 (2.22%) XSLT
3 1 (2.22%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.22%) JMS
3 1 (2.22%) JTS
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Fixed Income
1 7 (15.56%) Equities
2 6 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (11.11%) Data Integration
4 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Derivative
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Data Modelling
1 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Data Management
2 9 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (15.56%) Migration
4 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 6 (13.33%) Data Architecture
5 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 5 (11.11%) Data Governance
5 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 5 (11.11%) Project Management
6 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Master Data Management
7 3 (6.67%) Workflow
8 2 (4.44%) Validation
8 2 (4.44%) OO
8 2 (4.44%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) Python
4 3 (6.67%) C
5 2 (4.44%) XPath
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VBA
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
1 1 (2.22%) MiFID
1 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.22%) EMIR
1 1 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Bloomberg
3 5 (11.11%) GoldenSource
4 4 (8.89%) RIMES
4 4 (8.89%) Charles River
5 3 (6.67%) Informatica
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) SmartStream
6 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
6 2 (4.44%) Reuters
7 1 (2.22%) Pega
7 1 (2.22%) Triple Point
7 1 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.22%) JBoss
7 1 (2.22%) Cognos
7 1 (2.22%) Sybase
7 1 (2.22%) Actuate
7 1 (2.22%) Sun
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