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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 140 173 181
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +8
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 13 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 0.76% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 19
Average daily rate £600 £453 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.59% -21.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £400 £563
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 - -
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
1265 1981 2332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.21% 38.53% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1553 1689
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £21.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -15.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 12 (48.00%) Business Analysis
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Banking
4 9 (36.00%) Data Structures
5 8 (32.00%) Data Management
6 7 (28.00%) Investment Banking
6 7 (28.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (24.00%) Front Office
8 5 (20.00%) Validation
8 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.00%) MS Access
8 5 (20.00%) Remedy
8 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
8 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Java
9 4 (16.00%) XML
9 4 (16.00%) Unix
9 4 (16.00%) UML
10 3 (12.00%) Migration
10 3 (12.00%) Equities
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (12.00%) Low Latency
10 3 (12.00%) Algorithms
10 3 (12.00%) Fintech
10 3 (12.00%) Derivative
10 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.00%) Market Risk
11 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.00%) JBoss
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MS Access
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) HBase
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) jMock
1 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (24.00%) Front Office
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
1 13 (52.00%) Business Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Reference Data Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Reference Data Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modeller
6 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) IT Risk Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) JMS
2 1 (4.00%) JTA
2 1 (4.00%) JTS
2 1 (4.00%) XBRL
2 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (12.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (12.00%) Derivative
2 3 (12.00%) Equities
2 3 (12.00%) Fintech
2 3 (12.00%) Market Risk
3 2 (8.00%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Ontologies
4 1 (4.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Business Analysis
2 8 (32.00%) Data Management
3 7 (28.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Validation
5 4 (16.00%) UML
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) Low Latency
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Stress Testing
8 1 (4.00%) CRM
8 1 (4.00%) ETL
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) ISO20022
2 1 (4.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Remedy
2 2 (8.00%) GoldenSource
3 1 (4.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase
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