The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 424 406 419
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 133 147 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.17% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 111 104
Average daily rate
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£525 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £308 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £675 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12754 12536 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.83% 26.91% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7812 7723 7828
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 555 707
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Reference Data
UK

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -18 81 £595 +8.18% 16
South West -17 15 £493 +89.42% 3
South East -29 3 £308 -51.09%
East of England - - - - 1
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 108 (37.11%) Data Modelling
2 100 (34.36%) Finance
3 96 (32.99%) Banking
4 78 (26.80%) SQL
5 69 (23.71%) Investment Banking
6 65 (22.34%) Data Management
7 62 (21.31%) Data Architecture
8 59 (20.27%) Data Integration
9 42 (14.43%) Data Analysis
10 39 (13.40%) Business Analysis
11 37 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (12.71%) Oracle
12 35 (12.03%) Derivative
13 34 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (11.68%) Project Management
13 34 (11.68%) Data Quality
14 29 (9.97%) Migration
15 27 (9.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 26 (8.93%) Fixed Income
17 25 (8.59%) Data Governance
17 25 (8.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 24 (8.25%) Microsoft
19 23 (7.90%) Data Warehouse
20 22 (7.56%) Validation
21 21 (7.22%) Java
21 21 (7.22%) XML
22 20 (6.87%) SQL Server
22 20 (6.87%) Management Information System
22 20 (6.87%) Equities
23 19 (6.53%) Workflow

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (3.44%) Apache
2 9 (3.09%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.09%) SAS
3 7 (2.41%) nginx
4 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.47%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.03%) MS Office
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.12%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.75%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.06%) Eagle STAR
4 4 (1.37%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.69%) Minerva
6 2 (0.69%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.69%) Summit
6 2 (0.69%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.34%) Endur
7 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.34%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.34%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.44%) WAN
2 9 (3.09%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (2.75%) DSL
4 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) 4G
5 1 (0.34%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.90%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (6.87%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.15%) Redis
4 12 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.09%) MySQL
6 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (2.41%) Riak
6 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.37%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.03%) QlikView
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.69%) Big Data
10 2 (0.69%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (3.09%) JIRA
1 9 (3.09%) JMeter
2 3 (1.03%) jMock
2 3 (1.03%) Toad
3 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Designer 10g
3 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.34%) Subversion
3 1 (0.34%) MagicDraw
General
1 100 (34.36%) Finance
2 96 (32.99%) Banking
3 69 (23.71%) Investment Banking
4 17 (5.84%) Front Office
5 11 (3.78%) Back Office
5 11 (3.78%) Legal
6 8 (2.75%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.37%) Retail
7 4 (1.37%) Billing
8 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.69%) Games
9 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.34%) International Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (45.02%) Analyst
2 78 (26.80%) Business Analyst
3 70 (24.05%) Architect
4 51 (17.53%) Technical Architect
5 35 (12.03%) Developer
6 34 (11.68%) Data Analyst
7 24 (8.25%) Project Manager
8 14 (4.81%) Data Architect
9 11 (3.78%) Data Manager
9 11 (3.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 10 (3.44%) Banking Business Analyst
10 10 (3.44%) Systems Analyst
11 9 (3.09%) Consultant
11 9 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Programme Manager
12 7 (2.41%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.41%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (2.06%) Business Manager
13 6 (2.06%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.22%) XML
2 10 (3.44%) Middleware
3 8 (2.75%) FpML
4 7 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (2.06%) REST
5 6 (2.06%) Drools
5 6 (2.06%) .NET
5 6 (2.06%) JRules
6 5 (1.72%) HTML
7 4 (1.37%) JSON
7 4 (1.37%) CSS
8 3 (1.03%) Ajax
8 3 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.03%) CSS3
8 3 (1.03%) Django
8 3 (1.03%) HTML5
8 3 (1.03%) Play Framework
9 2 (0.69%) Web Services
9 2 (0.69%) XSD
9 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.27%) Data Integration
2 35 (12.03%) Derivative
3 27 (9.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (8.93%) Fixed Income
5 20 (6.87%) Equities
5 20 (6.87%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.78%) Credit Risk
6 11 (3.78%) Open Source
7 10 (3.44%) Market Risk
8 7 (2.41%) iSeries
8 7 (2.41%) AS400
8 7 (2.41%) Replication
8 7 (2.41%) NHS
8 7 (2.41%) CESG
9 5 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.37%) Taxonomies
11 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.15%) UNIX
2 8 (2.75%) Windows
2 8 (2.75%) MVS
3 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.03%) Linux
4 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (37.11%) Data Modelling
2 65 (22.34%) Data Management
3 62 (21.31%) Data Architecture
4 42 (14.43%) Data Analysis
5 39 (13.40%) Business Analysis
6 37 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (11.68%) Project Management
7 34 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (9.97%) Migration
9 25 (8.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (8.59%) Data Governance
10 22 (7.56%) Validation
11 19 (6.53%) Workflow
12 17 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.15%) TOGAF
14 14 (4.81%) Asset Management
14 14 (4.81%) Waterfall
15 13 (4.47%) CRM
16 12 (4.12%) ETL
16 12 (4.12%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (26.80%) SQL
2 21 (7.22%) Java
3 16 (5.50%) VBA
4 11 (3.78%) Python
5 10 (3.44%) PHP
6 6 (2.06%) C#
7 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.37%) Scala
8 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.03%) Ruby
8 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.03%) VB
9 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.69%) Perl
10 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.68%) Data Quality
2 16 (5.50%) QA
3 6 (2.06%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.37%) EMIR
5 3 (1.03%) FATCA
5 3 (1.03%) MiFID
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.69%) SLA
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.69%) Basel III
6 2 (0.69%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.34%) COREP
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) Control-M
2 6 (2.06%) Puppet
3 5 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.03%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 37 (12.71%) Oracle
2 24 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.50%) Informatica
4 14 (4.81%) Bloomberg
5 13 (4.47%) GoldenSource
6 10 (3.44%) Reuters
7 9 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.75%) Business Objects
9 7 (2.41%) Teradata
10 6 (2.06%) Ab Initio
10 6 (2.06%) Splunk
10 6 (2.06%) Tableau
11 5 (1.72%) Casewise
11 5 (1.72%) Sybase
12 4 (1.37%) SAP
13 3 (1.03%) IBM
13 3 (1.03%) Charles River
13 3 (1.03%) RIMES
14 2 (0.69%) Triple Point
14 2 (0.69%) TIBCO
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