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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 181 184 151
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -33
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 15 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.41% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.06% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 40
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£453 £600 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.58% +10.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £500 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £543 £375
% change year-on-year
-29.03% +44.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Reference Data
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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
1918 2267 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.78% 38.33% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1649 1614
Average daily rate £470 £500 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 (63.89%) Finance
2 19 (52.78%) Data Analysis
3 18 (50.00%) SQL
4 16 (44.44%) Data Modelling
4 16 (44.44%) Business Analysis
5 13 (36.11%) Migration
5 13 (36.11%) Banking
6 12 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (25.00%) Data Governance
7 9 (25.00%) Investment Banking
8 8 (22.22%) Data Mapping
8 8 (22.22%) Markit EDM
8 8 (22.22%) Financial Institution
9 7 (19.44%) Equities
10 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
10 6 (16.67%) Data Quality
11 5 (13.89%) GoldenSource
11 5 (13.89%) Fixed Income
11 5 (13.89%) Bloomberg
11 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 4 (11.11%) XML
12 4 (11.11%) Oracle
12 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
12 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
13 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (8.33%) Reuters

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (2.78%) FileNet
1 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Markit EDM
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (2.78%) IntelliMatch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.33%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.56%) DTS
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) DB2
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.78%) jMock
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 23 (63.89%) Finance
2 13 (36.11%) Banking
3 9 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (22.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Front Office
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Data Analyst
3 11 (30.56%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Solutions Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.78%) Java EE
2 1 (2.78%) JTA
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) XSLT
2 1 (2.78%) JTS
2 1 (2.78%) JMS
2 1 (2.78%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (19.44%) Equities
3 5 (13.89%) Fixed Income
4 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.56%) Derivative
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.78%) PMI
6 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Data Analysis
2 16 (44.44%) Data Modelling
2 16 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 13 (36.11%) Migration
4 12 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 9 (25.00%) Data Governance
6 8 (22.22%) Data Mapping
7 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
8 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.33%) Data Management
10 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 2 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (5.56%) Project Management
10 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
10 2 (5.56%) Data Architecture
10 2 (5.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C
2 3 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.56%) XPath
4 1 (2.78%) VBA
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) FATCA
2 1 (2.78%) EMIR
2 1 (2.78%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) GoldenSource
1 5 (13.89%) Bloomberg
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Reuters
3 3 (8.33%) SmartStream
4 2 (5.56%) SunGard
4 2 (5.56%) Informatica
4 2 (5.56%) Charles River
4 2 (5.56%) RIMES
5 1 (2.78%) Actimize
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) Sun
5 1 (2.78%) Fidessa
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Sybase
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago