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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 502 489 466
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -23
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 119 150 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.88% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 100 87
Median daily rate £556 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £670 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
16731 16971 16295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.60% 32.82% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10920 10884 9971
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 665 658
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

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 30 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
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 30 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 -2 94 £590 +4.88% 15
South East +10 15 £458 -3.68% 1
East of England +23 5 £475 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire -13 2 £413 -10.32%
South West +2 1 £713 +16.32%
West Midlands -27 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 114 (44.19%) Finance
2 86 (33.33%) Data Management
3 82 (31.78%) Banking
3 82 (31.78%) SQL
3 82 (31.78%) Data Modelling
4 81 (31.40%) Data Quality
5 54 (20.93%) Master Data Management
6 49 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (18.60%) Investment Banking
8 40 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
9 39 (15.12%) Java
10 38 (14.73%) Oracle
11 37 (14.34%) Data Integration
12 36 (13.95%) Data Architecture
13 35 (13.57%) Data Analysis
14 34 (13.18%) Microsoft
15 32 (12.40%) Data Governance
16 31 (12.02%) Front Office
17 29 (11.24%) Business Analysis
17 29 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
18 26 (10.08%) XML
18 26 (10.08%) Migration
19 24 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (9.30%) Fixed Income
19 24 (9.30%) SQL Server
19 24 (9.30%) QA
20 21 (8.14%) Relational Database
20 21 (8.14%) Project Management
21 20 (7.75%) Asset Management

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 12 (4.65%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.71%) Apache
3 5 (1.94%) Confluence
3 5 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.55%) SAS
5 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.78%) IIS
6 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.43%) MS Office
3 7 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.94%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.16%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.16%) LDAP
2 2 (0.78%) BGP
2 2 (0.78%) Firewall
2 2 (0.78%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.78%) 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 26 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.14%) Relational Database
4 18 (6.98%) Big Data
5 16 (6.20%) RDBMS
6 13 (5.04%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.65%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.88%) HBase
8 10 (3.88%) IBM InfoSphere
9 9 (3.49%) Apache Hive
10 8 (3.10%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.16%) Data Mining
14 3 (1.16%) MS Access
14 3 (1.16%) OLTP
14 3 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (6.59%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (4.26%) JIRA
3 9 (3.49%) Ant
4 4 (1.55%) Toad
5 3 (1.16%) Maven
5 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.78%) Subversion
7 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.39%) Protractor
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (44.19%) Finance
2 82 (31.78%) Banking
3 48 (18.60%) Investment Banking
4 31 (12.02%) Front Office
5 12 (4.65%) Back Office
6 11 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 9 (3.49%) Publishing
7 9 (3.49%) Retail
8 8 (3.10%) General Ledger
8 8 (3.10%) Legal
9 7 (2.71%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.71%) Marketing
10 6 (2.33%) Electronics
10 6 (2.33%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.55%) International Banking
12 1 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 98 (37.98%) Analyst
2 54 (20.93%) Architect
3 52 (20.16%) Business Analyst
4 46 (17.83%) Data Analyst
5 42 (16.28%) Developer
6 34 (13.18%) Data Business Analyst
7 32 (12.40%) Reference Data Analyst
8 28 (10.85%) Data Architect
9 21 (8.14%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 15 (5.81%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.65%) Consultant
11 12 (4.65%) Scala Developer
11 12 (4.65%) SQL Developer
12 11 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.88%) Data Manager
14 9 (3.49%) Banking Analyst
14 9 (3.49%) Java Developer
15 8 (3.10%) Excel Developer
15 8 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
15 8 (3.10%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.08%) XML
2 10 (3.88%) JSON
3 7 (2.71%) Middleware
4 6 (2.33%) FpML
4 6 (2.33%) Web Services
5 5 (1.94%) HTML
5 5 (1.94%) JSON Schema
5 5 (1.94%) REST
5 5 (1.94%) SOAP
6 4 (1.55%) HTML5
6 4 (1.55%) WSDL
6 4 (1.55%) XSLT
7 3 (1.16%) Java EE
7 3 (1.16%) XSD
8 2 (0.78%) CSS
8 2 (0.78%) CSS3
8 2 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.78%) J2EE
8 2 (0.78%) MDX
8 2 (0.78%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (14.34%) Data Integration
3 24 (9.30%) Fixed Income
4 16 (6.20%) Equities
5 15 (5.81%) Derivative
6 13 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.88%) Credit Risk
7 10 (3.88%) Virtual Team
8 8 (3.10%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.33%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.94%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.94%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.94%) User Experience
11 4 (1.55%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.16%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.78%) Learning Management System
13 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.43%) Unix
2 9 (3.49%) Linux
3 7 (2.71%) Windows
4 3 (1.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.33%) Data Management
2 82 (31.78%) Data Modelling
3 54 (20.93%) Master Data Management
4 49 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (13.95%) Data Architecture
6 35 (13.57%) Data Analysis
7 32 (12.40%) Data Governance
8 29 (11.24%) Business Analysis
8 29 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (10.08%) Migration
10 24 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (8.14%) Project Management
12 20 (7.75%) Asset Management
13 18 (6.98%) ETL
14 16 (6.20%) Analytics
15 15 (5.81%) SDLC
16 14 (5.43%) Data Cleansing
16 14 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (5.43%) Validation
16 14 (5.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 82 (31.78%) SQL
2 39 (15.12%) Java
3 13 (5.04%) C++
3 13 (5.04%) Scala
4 12 (4.65%) C#
5 10 (3.88%) Python
5 10 (3.88%) SPARQL
5 10 (3.88%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.49%) VB
6 9 (3.49%) VBA
7 6 (2.33%) VB6
8 4 (1.55%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.55%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.16%) Perl
9 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.78%) AWK
10 2 (0.78%) C
10 2 (0.78%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.20%) Degree
3 14 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.10%) ISEB
4 8 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (31.40%) Data Quality
2 24 (9.30%) QA
3 8 (3.10%) ISO20022
4 6 (2.33%) MiFID
5 5 (1.94%) EMIR
6 4 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.55%) Solvency II
7 3 (1.16%) Basel III
8 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.39%) COREP
9 1 (0.39%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.39%) FATCA
9 1 (0.39%) RMADS
9 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.16%) Control-M
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (14.73%) Oracle
2 34 (13.18%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.36%) Bloomberg
4 18 (6.98%) GoldenSource
4 18 (6.98%) Informatica
5 17 (6.59%) Talend
6 15 (5.81%) IBM
7 13 (5.04%) Reuters
8 8 (3.10%) SAP
9 7 (2.71%) Sybase
10 4 (1.55%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.55%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.55%) Trillium
11 3 (1.16%) HP
11 3 (1.16%) Siebel
12 2 (0.78%) BT
12 2 (0.78%) Cognos
12 2 (0.78%) Murex
12 2 (0.78%) Radianz
12 2 (0.78%) SunGard
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