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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 181 175 177
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 13 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 1.86% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 39
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£600 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £685 £755
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.71%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1730 2317 2418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.39% 32.82% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1705 1863
Average daily rate £488 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 58 48
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Reference Data
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 27 (49.09%) Banking
2 22 (40.00%) Finance
3 18 (32.73%) Investment Banking
4 17 (30.91%) Data Management
5 16 (29.09%) SQL
6 14 (25.45%) Derivative
7 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (21.82%) Oracle
7 12 (21.82%) Data Modelling
7 12 (21.82%) Project Management
8 9 (16.36%) VBA
8 9 (16.36%) Equities
8 9 (16.36%) Fixed Income
8 9 (16.36%) Data Integration
8 9 (16.36%) Data Architecture
8 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
9 8 (14.55%) Data Quality
9 8 (14.55%) Business Analysis
9 8 (14.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (12.73%) PRINCE
10 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
10 7 (12.73%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.91%) Stress Testing
11 6 (10.91%) WAN
12 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
12 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
12 5 (9.09%) Informatica
12 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
13 4 (7.27%) GoldenSource

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (1.82%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.82%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.64%) Eagle PACE
2 2 (3.64%) Eagle STAR
2 2 (3.64%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.82%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) WAN
2 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.82%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.82%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.82%) DataStage
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.82%) WebFOCUS
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) jMock
General
1 27 (49.09%) Banking
2 22 (40.00%) Finance
3 18 (32.73%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Back Office
5 2 (3.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Games
6 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.82%) Front Office
6 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Analyst
2 17 (30.91%) Business Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Project Manager
4 10 (18.18%) Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Technical Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Business Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Business Project Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Data Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Data Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Banking Business Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Support Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Contracts Manager
10 2 (3.64%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Business Analyst
11 1 (1.82%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
1 2 (3.64%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) WCF
2 1 (1.82%) WPF
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Derivative
2 9 (16.36%) Fixed Income
2 9 (16.36%) Equities
2 9 (16.36%) Data Integration
3 8 (14.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.27%) AS400
5 4 (7.27%) iSeries
6 1 (1.82%) Open Source
6 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Data Management
2 12 (21.82%) Data Modelling
2 12 (21.82%) Project Management
2 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (16.36%) Data Architecture
3 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
4 8 (14.55%) Business Analysis
5 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) PRINCE
6 6 (10.91%) Stress Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.27%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.27%) Data Governance
8 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Master Data Management
9 3 (5.45%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) VBA
3 3 (5.45%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) Java
4 2 (3.64%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) Scala
5 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) PMP
1 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) Data Quality
2 4 (7.27%) QA
3 2 (3.64%) SLA
4 1 (1.82%) MiFID
4 1 (1.82%) Basel III
4 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Informatica
3 4 (7.27%) GoldenSource
4 3 (5.45%) Business Objects
4 3 (5.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.64%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.64%) Charles River
5 2 (3.64%) RIMES
6 1 (1.82%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.82%) Pega
6 1 (1.82%) Triple Point
6 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.82%) Cognos
6 1 (1.82%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) Actuate