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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 187 184 167
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 16 44 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.62% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 1.61% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 39 40
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£550 £575 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £390 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £750 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.75
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
2027 2725 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.56% 38.48% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 2039 1775
Average daily rate £450 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £632 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £41.53 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Banking
3 12 (36.36%) Data Analysis
3 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) Data Modelling
4 9 (27.27%) Migration
4 9 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 9 (27.27%) Business Analysis
5 8 (24.24%) Markit EDM
6 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
7 6 (18.18%) Data Architecture
7 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Fixed Income
7 6 (18.18%) Equities
7 6 (18.18%) Oracle
7 6 (18.18%) XML
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
8 5 (15.15%) Bloomberg
8 5 (15.15%) GoldenSource
8 5 (15.15%) Data Integration
8 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
9 4 (12.12%) Data Governance
9 4 (12.12%) Data Management
9 4 (12.12%) C#
9 4 (12.12%) Data Mining
10 3 (9.09%) UNIX
10 3 (9.09%) Reuters
10 3 (9.09%) Informatica
10 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Markit EDM
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle TCA
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (3.03%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (3.03%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (3.03%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.03%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.12%) Data Mining
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.06%) DTS
5 1 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (3.03%) DataStage
5 1 (3.03%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) jMock
1 2 (6.06%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.03%) JUnit
2 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Banking
3 9 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.03%) Games
5 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Data Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Data Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) XSLT
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) MSMQ
2 1 (3.03%) JMS
2 1 (3.03%) JTS
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) JTA
2 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) WPF
2 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Fixed Income
1 6 (18.18%) Equities
2 5 (15.15%) Data Integration
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Data Analysis
1 12 (36.36%) Data Modelling
2 9 (27.27%) Migration
2 9 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
4 6 (18.18%) Data Architecture
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Data Governance
5 4 (12.12%) Data Management
6 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Data Mapping
6 3 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (6.06%) Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.03%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) C
4 2 (6.06%) XPath
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO 9000
1 1 (3.03%) FATCA
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.03%) EMIR
1 1 (3.03%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Bloomberg
2 5 (15.15%) GoldenSource
3 3 (9.09%) Reuters
3 3 (9.09%) Informatica
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) SmartStream
4 2 (6.06%) RIMES
4 2 (6.06%) SunGard
4 2 (6.06%) Charles River
5 1 (3.03%) Sybase
5 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.03%) Cognos
5 1 (3.03%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.03%) Sun
5 1 (3.03%) Fidessa
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
City, London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £255 to £255 per day - 6 month contract
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