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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 184 179 168
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 23 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.59% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 1.56% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 45
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£550 £550 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £345 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £670 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
- -5.84%
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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
2072 2762 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.63% 37.99% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 2082 1977
Average daily rate £466 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 66
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 17 (50.00%) Banking
2 12 (35.29%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) Investment Banking
4 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 9 (26.47%) Data Modelling
4 9 (26.47%) Data Analysis
5 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (23.53%) Oracle
5 8 (23.53%) Markit EDM
6 7 (20.59%) Migration
6 7 (20.59%) Fixed Income
7 6 (17.65%) Equities
7 6 (17.65%) GoldenSource
7 6 (17.65%) Data Architecture
7 6 (17.65%) XML
8 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
8 5 (14.71%) Bloomberg
8 5 (14.71%) Data Integration
8 5 (14.71%) Data Management
8 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
9 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
9 4 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (11.76%) C#
9 4 (11.76%) Data Mining
9 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
10 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.82%) UNIX
10 3 (8.82%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (2.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Markit EDM
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (2.94%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (2.94%) PolarLake
4 1 (2.94%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (2.94%) Eagle STAR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.94%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Data Mining
2 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.88%) DTS
5 1 (2.94%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.94%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (2.94%) DataStage
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (2.94%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) jMock
2 2 (5.88%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (50.00%) Banking
2 12 (35.29%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Games
4 2 (5.88%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Business Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Architect
4 7 (20.59%) Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Data Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle Architect
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Data Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Reference Data Business Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Project Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (2.94%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Business Project Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Business Manager
9 1 (2.94%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.94%) JTA
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Java EE
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) WPF
3 1 (2.94%) XSLT
3 1 (2.94%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.94%) JMS
3 1 (2.94%) JTS
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Fixed Income
2 6 (17.65%) Equities
3 5 (14.71%) Data Integration
4 4 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.88%) Derivative
7 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Data Modelling
1 9 (26.47%) Data Analysis
2 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) Migration
4 6 (17.65%) Data Architecture
5 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Data Management
6 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.88%) Workflow
8 2 (5.88%) Pair Programming
8 2 (5.88%) Data Governance
8 2 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) C
4 2 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) XPath
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.94%) VBA
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.94%) MiFID
1 1 (2.94%) EMIR
1 1 (2.94%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) GoldenSource
3 5 (14.71%) Bloomberg
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Reuters
4 3 (8.82%) SmartStream
4 3 (8.82%) Informatica
5 2 (5.88%) RIMES
5 2 (5.88%) Charles River
6 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.94%) Sun
6 1 (2.94%) SunGard
6 1 (2.94%) Pega
6 1 (2.94%) Triple Point
6 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Sybase
6 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.94%) Cognos
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