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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 469 405 374
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -31
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 110 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.99% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 101 130
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£500 £561 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.91% +18.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £400 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £674 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
15290 14865 13381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10003 9386 8026
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 625 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -43 61 £563 -2.17% 13
South West -19 14 £550 +18.27% 1
South East -25 12 £400 -36.75%
Yorkshire -8 4 - -
East of England - 3 £475 - 1
Midlands - - - -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 107 (39.34%) Finance
2 106 (38.97%) Data Modelling
3 88 (32.35%) Banking
4 87 (31.99%) SQL
5 56 (20.59%) Data Architecture
6 54 (19.85%) Investment Banking
7 48 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (16.18%) Migration
9 43 (15.81%) Oracle
10 40 (14.71%) Business Analysis
11 39 (14.34%) Data Analysis
12 37 (13.60%) Microsoft
12 37 (13.60%) Data Integration
13 36 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (13.24%) Data Management
14 32 (11.76%) XML
15 31 (11.40%) Java
16 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
17 26 (9.56%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (8.46%) Data Quality
19 22 (8.09%) Project Management
19 22 (8.09%) Fixed Income
19 22 (8.09%) Equities
19 22 (8.09%) Management Information System
20 21 (7.72%) Risk Management
20 21 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
21 20 (7.35%) UNIX
21 20 (7.35%) Front Office
21 20 (7.35%) Data Migration
22 19 (6.99%) Credit Risk

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.31%) Apache
3 7 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (2.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.21%) Lync
4 6 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.47%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.10%) SAS
7 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.74%) IIS
7 2 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.37%) FileNet
8 1 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 19 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.51%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.84%) MS Office
4 4 (1.47%) MS Project
4 4 (1.47%) PowerPivot
5 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (4.04%) Markit EDM
3 10 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle TCA
5 3 (1.10%) ResourceLink
5 3 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.10%) Eagle STAR
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.10%) Agresso
5 3 (1.10%) Endur
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.74%) ZaiNet
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.74%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.74%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.74%) Aligne
7 1 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.74%) WAN
1 2 (0.74%) Internet
1 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (0.74%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.37%) SMS
2 1 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (0.37%) AMQP
2 1 (0.37%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (5.51%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.31%) MySQL
5 7 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.57%) Data Mining
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.84%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.10%) DB2
8 3 (1.10%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.74%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.68%) Toad
2 6 (2.21%) JIRA
2 6 (2.21%) Hudson
3 5 (1.84%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.84%) CruiseControl
3 5 (1.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (1.84%) Ant
4 4 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.10%) Subversion
5 3 (1.10%) Selenium
5 3 (1.10%) FitNesse
5 3 (1.10%) jMock
5 3 (1.10%) JUnit
6 2 (0.74%) Maven
6 2 (0.74%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.37%) JMeter
General
1 107 (39.34%) Finance
2 88 (32.35%) Banking
3 54 (19.85%) Investment Banking
4 20 (7.35%) Front Office
5 19 (6.99%) Financial Institution
6 13 (4.78%) Legal
7 10 (3.68%) Retail
8 9 (3.31%) Retail Banking
9 8 (2.94%) Back Office
10 5 (1.84%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.10%) Billing
12 2 (0.74%) Military
13 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.37%) Marketing
13 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.37%) French Language
13 1 (0.37%) Electronics
13 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.37%) Advertising
13 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (39.71%) Analyst
2 64 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 57 (20.96%) Architect
4 45 (16.54%) Developer
5 30 (11.03%) Data Analyst
6 18 (6.62%) Technical Architect
7 17 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (5.88%) Data Architect
8 16 (5.88%) Consultant
8 16 (5.88%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
9 11 (4.04%) Banking Business Analyst
9 11 (4.04%) Oracle Architect
10 10 (3.68%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.68%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.31%) Oracle Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.94%) Technical Business Analyst
13 7 (2.57%) Data Consultant
13 7 (2.57%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 7 (2.57%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.76%) XML
2 14 (5.15%) .NET
3 10 (3.68%) HTML
4 6 (2.21%) CSS
4 6 (2.21%) Lucene
4 6 (2.21%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.21%) JSON
4 6 (2.21%) Guice
4 6 (2.21%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (2.21%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.84%) FpML
6 4 (1.47%) Application Packaging
6 4 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (1.47%) J2EE
6 4 (1.47%) Middleware
6 4 (1.47%) Swing
7 3 (1.10%) XSLT
7 3 (1.10%) Spring
8 2 (0.74%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.60%) Data Integration
2 36 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.09%) Management Information System
3 22 (8.09%) Fixed Income
3 22 (8.09%) Equities
4 19 (6.99%) Credit Risk
5 16 (5.88%) Derivative
5 16 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (5.51%) Market Risk
7 9 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.94%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.57%) Replication
9 7 (2.57%) Clustering
10 6 (2.21%) CESG
11 4 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.47%) Visualisation
12 3 (1.10%) Open Source
12 3 (1.10%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.10%) Blog
12 3 (1.10%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.35%) UNIX
2 14 (5.15%) Linux
3 13 (4.78%) Windows
4 2 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.74%) zOS
4 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (38.97%) Data Modelling
2 56 (20.59%) Data Architecture
3 48 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (16.18%) Migration
5 40 (14.71%) Business Analysis
6 39 (14.34%) Data Analysis
7 36 (13.24%) Data Management
8 26 (9.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (8.09%) Project Management
10 21 (7.72%) Risk Management
10 21 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (7.35%) Data Migration
12 18 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (6.25%) Workflow
14 16 (5.88%) Validation
14 16 (5.88%) Information Management
14 16 (5.88%) Data Governance
15 14 (5.15%) Waterfall
15 14 (5.15%) Data Mapping
15 14 (5.15%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 87 (31.99%) SQL
2 31 (11.40%) Java
3 13 (4.78%) C#
4 9 (3.31%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.57%) VBA
5 7 (2.57%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.84%) Perl
6 5 (1.84%) C++
6 5 (1.84%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.47%) Python
7 4 (1.47%) C
8 2 (0.74%) XPath
8 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.37%) VB
9 1 (0.37%) PHP
9 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.04%) Degree
3 7 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.10%) ISEB
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.46%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.68%) EMIR
3 8 (2.94%) FATCA
4 6 (2.21%) QA
5 5 (1.84%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.74%) Basel III
6 2 (0.74%) MiFID
7 1 (0.37%) SLA
7 1 (0.37%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.37%) COREP
System Software
1 6 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.21%) Control-M
2 5 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 43 (15.81%) Oracle
2 37 (13.60%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.25%) Sybase
4 13 (4.78%) Bloomberg
4 13 (4.78%) GoldenSource
5 9 (3.31%) Reuters
5 9 (3.31%) IBM
6 8 (2.94%) SAP
7 7 (2.57%) Murex
7 7 (2.57%) Informatica
8 6 (2.21%) Google
9 5 (1.84%) Casewise
10 4 (1.47%) SmartStream
10 4 (1.47%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.10%) Trillium
11 3 (1.10%) Sun
11 3 (1.10%) SunGard
11 3 (1.10%) OpenLink
11 3 (1.10%) Tableau
12 2 (0.74%) Ab Initio
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