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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 143 152 196
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +44
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 16 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.22% 0.80% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 12
Median daily rate £463 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £493 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £583 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
1310 1374 2185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.59% 40.11% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1057 1697
Median daily rate £505 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.70 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.85 £22.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016, 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 (53.33%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Data Management
3 10 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 8 (26.67%) Banking
5 8 (26.67%) Data Analysis
5 8 (26.67%) Investment Banking
6 6 (20.00%) Front Office
6 6 (20.00%) XML
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.67%) Market Risk
7 5 (16.67%) Data Governance
7 5 (16.67%) Data Quality
8 4 (13.33%) Solvency II
8 4 (13.33%) Data Entry
8 4 (13.33%) Credit Risk
8 4 (13.33%) Investment Management
8 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
8 4 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (13.33%) Taxonomies
8 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) ETL
9 3 (10.00%) XSD
9 3 (10.00%) XSLT
9 3 (10.00%) FpML
9 3 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (3.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.33%) SimCorp Dimension
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Banking
2 8 (26.67%) Investment Banking
3 6 (20.00%) Front Office
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Data Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Data Business Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Data Cleansing Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Credit Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Data Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Data Governance Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Market Risk Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Manager
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) FpML
2 3 (10.00%) XSD
2 3 (10.00%) XSLT
3 2 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (6.67%) FIXML
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) JSON Schema
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Market Risk
2 4 (13.33%) Credit Risk
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) Taxonomies
3 3 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 2 (6.67%) User Experience
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Equities
5 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Data Management
2 9 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 8 (26.67%) Data Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Data Governance
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 4 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (13.33%) Data Entry
5 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 4 (13.33%) Investment Management
6 3 (10.00%) ETL
6 3 (10.00%) Master Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.33%) Business Analytics
8 1 (3.33%) Data Analytics
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) R
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 4 (13.33%) Solvency II
3 3 (10.00%) Basel III
4 1 (3.33%) MiFID
4 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Informatica
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) GoldenSource
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) IBM
2 1 (3.33%) SimCorp