The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 437 423 371
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -52
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 165 150 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 0.97% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 106 148
Average daily rate
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£510 £525 £506
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £314 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £55.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
- -5.84%
Reference Data
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16559 15425 15918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.18% 32.14% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10463 9852 9532
Average daily rate £423 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 607 771
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in England

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data across the England region.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in England

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in England

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the England region.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in England

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 108 £550 - 16
North West -4 20 £350 -
South West -20 19 £550 +15.78% 1
South East -18 7 £400 -18.78% 3
Yorkshire -6 4 £150 -51.21%
West Midlands -12 3 £475 +5.55%
East of England - 3 £475 - 4
Midlands - - - -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 114 (39.86%) Data Modelling
2 108 (37.76%) Finance
3 88 (30.77%) Banking
4 77 (26.92%) Data Architecture
5 73 (25.52%) SQL
6 58 (20.28%) Data Integration
7 56 (19.58%) Investment Banking
8 50 (17.48%) Oracle
9 43 (15.03%) Migration
10 41 (14.34%) Data Management
11 39 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (13.29%) Microsoft
12 38 (13.29%) Business Analysis
13 36 (12.59%) Data Analysis
14 35 (12.24%) Java
15 32 (11.19%) XML
16 31 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (9.44%) Fixed Income
18 27 (9.44%) Project Management
19 26 (9.09%) UNIX
19 26 (9.09%) Workflow
20 23 (8.04%) SQL Server
20 23 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
21 22 (7.69%) Derivative
21 22 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 21 (7.34%) Front Office
22 21 (7.34%) Management Information System
23 20 (6.99%) Validation
24 19 (6.64%) Oracle EBS

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 15 (5.24%) Apache
2 11 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.50%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.75%) Lync
6 3 (1.05%) SAS
7 2 (0.70%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.70%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.35%) Jetty
8 1 (0.35%) nginx
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 12 (4.20%) MS Excel
1 12 (4.20%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.40%) MS Project
2 4 (1.40%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (6.64%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (4.20%) Markit EDM
3 10 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (3.15%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (2.10%) Eagle STAR
6 3 (1.05%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (1.05%) Agresso
6 3 (1.05%) Endur
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle TCA
7 2 (0.70%) ZaiNet
7 2 (0.70%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 2 (0.70%) Aligne
7 2 (0.70%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.70%) Summit
7 2 (0.70%) Minerva
7 2 (0.70%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.15%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (2.80%) WAN
3 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.70%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.35%) AMQP
4 1 (0.35%) 4G
4 1 (0.35%) SMS
4 1 (0.35%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.50%) MySQL
3 10 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.15%) Redis
5 8 (2.80%) Data Mining
6 6 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.70%) DTS
10 2 (0.70%) DB2
10 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.70%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.15%) Toad
1 9 (3.15%) JMeter
2 5 (1.75%) jMock
2 5 (1.75%) Hudson
3 4 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.40%) Ant
3 4 (1.40%) CruiseControl
3 4 (1.40%) JIRA
3 4 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.05%) FitNesse
4 3 (1.05%) Subversion
4 3 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.70%) Maven
5 2 (0.70%) Selenium
5 2 (0.70%) JUnit
5 2 (0.70%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
General
1 108 (37.76%) Finance
2 88 (30.77%) Banking
3 56 (19.58%) Investment Banking
4 21 (7.34%) Front Office
5 12 (4.20%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.85%) Legal
7 10 (3.50%) Retail
8 9 (3.15%) Retail Banking
8 9 (3.15%) Back Office
9 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.05%) Billing
12 2 (0.70%) Games
12 2 (0.70%) Military
13 1 (0.35%) Marketing
13 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.35%) French Language
13 1 (0.35%) German Language
13 1 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (38.46%) Analyst
2 82 (28.67%) Architect
3 75 (26.22%) Business Analyst
4 41 (14.34%) Technical Architect
5 39 (13.64%) Developer
6 22 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 19 (6.64%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.64%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (6.64%) Data Architect
8 16 (5.59%) Consultant
9 12 (4.20%) Oracle Architect
10 11 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
11 9 (3.15%) Oracle Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.15%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (2.80%) Business Data Analyst
13 7 (2.45%) Business Manager
13 7 (2.45%) Business Project Manager
13 7 (2.45%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.45%) Business Systems Analyst
14 6 (2.10%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.19%) XML
2 12 (4.20%) Middleware
3 11 (3.85%) HTML
3 11 (3.85%) .NET
4 7 (2.45%) CSS
4 7 (2.45%) JSON
5 6 (2.10%) Guice
5 6 (2.10%) Lucene
5 6 (2.10%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (2.10%) Apache Camel
6 5 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.75%) FpML
7 4 (1.40%) Swing
7 4 (1.40%) REST
7 4 (1.40%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.05%) XSLT
8 3 (1.05%) Web Services
9 2 (0.70%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 58 (20.28%) Data Integration
2 31 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.44%) Fixed Income
4 22 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (7.69%) Derivative
5 21 (7.34%) Management Information System
6 18 (6.29%) Credit Risk
7 17 (5.94%) Equities
8 14 (4.90%) Market Risk
9 12 (4.20%) Open Source
10 9 (3.15%) Computer Science
11 8 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (2.45%) CESG
12 7 (2.45%) Replication
13 6 (2.10%) Clustering
13 6 (2.10%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (1.40%) NHS
15 3 (1.05%) Taxonomies
15 3 (1.05%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.09%) UNIX
2 12 (4.20%) Windows
3 8 (2.80%) MVS
4 7 (2.45%) Linux
5 2 (0.70%) zOS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (39.86%) Data Modelling
2 77 (26.92%) Data Architecture
3 43 (15.03%) Migration
4 41 (14.34%) Data Management
5 39 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (13.29%) Business Analysis
7 36 (12.59%) Data Analysis
8 28 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (9.44%) Project Management
10 26 (9.09%) Workflow
11 23 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (6.99%) Validation
13 18 (6.29%) CRM
13 18 (6.29%) TOGAF
14 17 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (5.59%) Risk Management
16 15 (5.24%) Information Management
16 15 (5.24%) Data Migration
17 14 (4.90%) Data Governance
18 13 (4.55%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 73 (25.52%) SQL
2 35 (12.24%) Java
3 12 (4.20%) C#
4 10 (3.50%) PHP
5 8 (2.80%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.45%) VBA
6 7 (2.45%) Python
6 7 (2.45%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.75%) C++
7 5 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.40%) Perl
8 4 (1.40%) C
9 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.70%) XPath
9 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.35%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) Scala
10 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.50%) Degree
3 7 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.35%) ISEB
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.24%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.15%) QA
3 7 (2.45%) EMIR
4 4 (1.40%) FATCA
5 3 (1.05%) MiFID
5 3 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.70%) SLA
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.35%) Basel III
7 1 (0.35%) COREP
7 1 (0.35%) CRD IV
System Software
1 5 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.75%) Control-M
2 4 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.05%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle EDQ
4 2 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (17.48%) Oracle
2 38 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.24%) Sybase
4 14 (4.90%) Bloomberg
4 14 (4.90%) GoldenSource
5 10 (3.50%) Reuters
5 10 (3.50%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.80%) SAP
7 7 (2.45%) Informatica
7 7 (2.45%) IBM
8 6 (2.10%) Murex
8 6 (2.10%) Google
9 5 (1.75%) Casewise
9 5 (1.75%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.40%) SmartStream
10 4 (1.40%) Triple Point
11 3 (1.05%) Tableau
11 3 (1.05%) Sun
11 3 (1.05%) OpenLink
11 3 (1.05%) Ab Initio
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