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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 505 481 463
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -18
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 108 137 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 91 93
Median daily rate £550 £510 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £655 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £475 £485
% change year-on-year
-6.31% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - -
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
16276 16565 16048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.19% 32.50% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10662 10555 9948
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 610 656
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 78 £575 +4.54% 14
South East +4 17 £475 -
South West 0 4 £270 -55.91% 1
Yorkshire -9 4 £350 -26.70% 1
East of England +10 2 £675 +58.82% 2
West Midlands -19 2 £463 -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 110 (42.47%) Finance
2 92 (35.52%) Data Quality
3 88 (33.98%) Data Management
4 87 (33.59%) SQL
5 86 (33.20%) Data Modelling
6 77 (29.73%) Banking
7 52 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (18.53%) Master Data Management
9 43 (16.60%) Investment Banking
10 39 (15.06%) Microsoft
10 39 (15.06%) Data Architecture
11 38 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
11 38 (14.67%) Data Analysis
12 37 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (14.29%) Data Integration
13 36 (13.90%) Business Analysis
14 33 (12.74%) Java
15 30 (11.58%) Migration
15 30 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (11.58%) Front Office
15 30 (11.58%) Data Governance
16 29 (11.20%) SQL Server
16 29 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
17 27 (10.42%) Oracle
18 24 (9.27%) MS Excel
18 24 (9.27%) QA
19 21 (8.11%) Data Migration
19 21 (8.11%) Fixed Income
20 20 (7.72%) Asset Management
20 20 (7.72%) ETL

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.86%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.09%) Apache
3 6 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.32%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.93%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.54%) Confluence
5 4 (1.54%) SAS
6 2 (0.77%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.39%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (9.27%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.79%) MS Office
3 7 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.93%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.16%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.16%) LDAP
2 2 (0.77%) BGP
2 2 (0.77%) Firewall
2 2 (0.77%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.39%) DSL
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
3 1 (0.39%) SNA
3 1 (0.39%) WAN
3 1 (0.39%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
1 29 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.95%) Big Data
2 18 (6.95%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.02%) RDBMS
4 11 (4.25%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.47%) HBase
6 8 (3.09%) Apache Hive
6 8 (3.09%) IBM InfoSphere
7 6 (2.32%) MS Access
7 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.93%) OLAP
8 5 (1.93%) OLAP Cube
8 5 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.16%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (5.79%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (3.47%) JIRA
3 8 (3.09%) Ant
4 4 (1.54%) Toad
5 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.77%) Subversion
7 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.39%) ERwin
7 1 (0.39%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) Protractor
7 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 110 (42.47%) Finance
2 77 (29.73%) Banking
3 43 (16.60%) Investment Banking
4 30 (11.58%) Front Office
5 11 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.47%) Back Office
6 9 (3.47%) Legal
7 8 (3.09%) Retail
8 7 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.70%) Marketing
9 6 (2.32%) Electronics
9 6 (2.32%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.93%) General Ledger
10 5 (1.93%) Publishing
11 4 (1.54%) International Banking
12 2 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 96 (37.07%) Analyst
2 54 (20.85%) Business Analyst
3 49 (18.92%) Architect
4 44 (16.99%) Data Analyst
5 40 (15.44%) Developer
6 37 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
7 32 (12.36%) Reference Data Analyst
8 27 (10.42%) Data Architect
9 21 (8.11%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 18 (6.95%) Project Manager
11 13 (5.02%) Consultant
11 13 (5.02%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.86%) Data Manager
12 10 (3.86%) Excel Developer
12 10 (3.86%) Scala Developer
12 10 (3.86%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.47%) Banking Analyst
13 9 (3.47%) Excel VBA Developer
13 9 (3.47%) VBA Developer
14 8 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.72%) XML
2 8 (3.09%) Middleware
3 6 (2.32%) Web Services
4 5 (1.93%) FpML
4 5 (1.93%) JSON
4 5 (1.93%) REST
4 5 (1.93%) SOAP
5 4 (1.54%) HTML
5 4 (1.54%) WSDL
5 4 (1.54%) XSD
6 3 (1.16%) HTML5
6 3 (1.16%) Java EE
7 2 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.77%) J2EE
7 2 (0.77%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.77%) XSLT
8 1 (0.39%) .NET
8 1 (0.39%) CSS
8 1 (0.39%) Servlets
8 1 (0.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (14.29%) Data Integration
3 21 (8.11%) Fixed Income
4 16 (6.18%) Derivative
5 13 (5.02%) Equities
6 12 (4.63%) Credit Risk
6 12 (4.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.86%) Data Structures
8 8 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.09%) Virtual Team
9 7 (2.70%) Learning Management System
10 6 (2.32%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.93%) User Experience
12 4 (1.54%) Market Risk
12 4 (1.54%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.54%) NHS
12 4 (1.54%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
13 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.25%) Unix
2 7 (2.70%) Linux
2 7 (2.70%) Windows
3 3 (1.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (33.98%) Data Management
2 86 (33.20%) Data Modelling
3 52 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (18.53%) Master Data Management
5 39 (15.06%) Data Architecture
6 38 (14.67%) Data Analysis
7 37 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (13.90%) Business Analysis
9 30 (11.58%) Data Governance
9 30 (11.58%) Migration
9 30 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (8.11%) Data Migration
11 20 (7.72%) Asset Management
11 20 (7.72%) ETL
12 18 (6.95%) Analytics
12 18 (6.95%) Data Cleansing
12 18 (6.95%) Project Management
12 18 (6.95%) SDLC
12 18 (6.95%) Validation
13 16 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (33.59%) SQL
2 33 (12.74%) Java
3 12 (4.63%) C++
3 12 (4.63%) T-SQL
4 11 (4.25%) C#
4 11 (4.25%) Python
4 11 (4.25%) Scala
4 11 (4.25%) VB
4 11 (4.25%) VBA
5 9 (3.47%) SPARQL
6 8 (3.09%) VB6
7 3 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.16%) Perl
7 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.77%) C
8 2 (0.77%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.39%) COBOL
9 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.79%) Degree
1 15 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.70%) ISEB
5 4 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.39%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (35.52%) Data Quality
2 24 (9.27%) QA
3 8 (3.09%) ISO20022
4 4 (1.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.54%) EMIR
4 4 (1.54%) MiFID
4 4 (1.54%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.77%) Basel III
6 1 (0.39%) COREP
6 1 (0.39%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) FATCA
6 1 (0.39%) RMADS
6 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) Control-M
2 3 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.42%) Oracle
3 16 (6.18%) Bloomberg
4 15 (5.79%) Talend
5 13 (5.02%) Informatica
6 11 (4.25%) GoldenSource
6 11 (4.25%) Reuters
7 8 (3.09%) IBM
7 8 (3.09%) SAP
8 6 (2.32%) Sybase
9 5 (1.93%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.54%) Cognos
10 4 (1.54%) Trillium
11 3 (1.16%) HP
11 3 (1.16%) Remedy
11 3 (1.16%) Siebel
11 3 (1.16%) Tableau
12 2 (0.77%) BT
12 2 (0.77%) Radianz
12 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
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