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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 465 436 365
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -71
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 126 133 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.86% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 88 118
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £500 £463
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.81 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.81 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+38.82% -63.98%
Reference Data
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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
15514 15484 14208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.02% 32.15% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9731 9758 8574
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £234 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 614 617
Average hourly rate £18.24 £21.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -7.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 -18 79 £550 - 18
South East +6 13 £450 +21.62% 2
North West -19 13 £500 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -14 12 £480 -18.29%
South West +14 7 £600 +25.65% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £475 -
Reference Data
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Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 95 (40.60%) Finance
2 88 (37.61%) Data Modelling
3 87 (37.18%) Banking
4 53 (22.65%) Data Management
5 48 (20.51%) Investment Banking
6 46 (19.66%) SQL
6 46 (19.66%) Data Architecture
7 44 (18.80%) Data Quality
8 36 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (15.38%) Data Analysis
8 36 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 36 (15.38%) Data Integration
9 35 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (13.68%) Oracle
10 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
10 32 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (11.54%) Data Mapping
12 23 (9.83%) SDLC
13 22 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (9.40%) Retail
13 22 (9.40%) Management Information System
14 21 (8.97%) ETL
15 20 (8.55%) Data Governance
16 18 (7.69%) Migration
17 17 (7.26%) Fixed Income
17 17 (7.26%) Derivative
17 17 (7.26%) Relational Database
18 16 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (6.84%) Back Office
18 16 (6.84%) Informatica

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (2.99%) SAS
2 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.85%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.43%) FileNet
4 1 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (4.70%) MS Excel
1 11 (4.70%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.99%) MS Office
3 5 (2.14%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.70%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (4.27%) Markit EDM
3 5 (2.14%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (1.28%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.43%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.43%) Unica
5 1 (0.43%) Global One
5 1 (0.43%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.85%) SNA
1 2 (0.85%) SAN
2 1 (0.43%) DSL
2 1 (0.43%) Firewall
2 1 (0.43%) FTP
2 1 (0.43%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (7.26%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.41%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.27%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.14%) DB2
7 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.71%) KDB
8 4 (1.71%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (1.71%) Big Data
8 4 (1.71%) DB2 UDB
8 4 (1.71%) Star Schema
8 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.71%) DataStage
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.28%) Sqoop
9 3 (1.28%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (3.42%) JIRA
2 6 (2.56%) Toad
3 3 (1.28%) ERwin
3 3 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.85%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.43%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.43%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.43%) Selenium
5 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 95 (40.60%) Finance
2 87 (37.18%) Banking
3 48 (20.51%) Investment Banking
4 22 (9.40%) Retail
5 16 (6.84%) Back Office
6 10 (4.27%) Front Office
6 10 (4.27%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.85%) Legal
8 8 (3.42%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.85%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (42.74%) Analyst
2 67 (28.63%) Business Analyst
3 58 (24.79%) Architect
4 41 (17.52%) Data Analyst
5 29 (12.39%) Developer
6 21 (8.97%) Technical Architect
7 20 (8.55%) Data Architect
8 15 (6.41%) Project Manager
9 13 (5.56%) Consultant
10 11 (4.70%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.27%) Technical Business Analyst
12 9 (3.85%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (3.85%) Data Business Analyst
13 8 (3.42%) Senior Business Analyst
14 7 (2.99%) Data Modeller
14 7 (2.99%) Reference Data Business Analyst
15 6 (2.56%) Ab Initio Developer
15 6 (2.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.84%) Middleware
2 7 (2.99%) XML
3 5 (2.14%) FpML
4 4 (1.71%) Web Services
4 4 (1.71%) .NET
5 3 (1.28%) HTML
5 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.28%) RESTful
5 3 (1.28%) HTML5
6 2 (0.85%) D3.js
6 2 (0.85%) GraphX
6 2 (0.85%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.85%) Lucene
7 1 (0.43%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.43%) Spring
7 1 (0.43%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.38%) Data Integration
2 32 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.40%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.26%) Fixed Income
4 17 (7.26%) Derivative
5 14 (5.98%) Equities
6 8 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.56%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.14%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.71%) ASIC
11 3 (1.28%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.85%) User Experience
12 2 (0.85%) Social Network
12 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.85%) NHS
13 1 (0.43%) PMI
13 1 (0.43%) Physics
13 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.41%) UNIX
2 11 (4.70%) Windows
3 10 (4.27%) Linux
4 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.85%) Solaris
4 2 (0.85%) MVS
5 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (37.61%) Data Modelling
2 53 (22.65%) Data Management
3 46 (19.66%) Data Architecture
4 36 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 36 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 35 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (11.54%) Data Mapping
7 23 (9.83%) SDLC
8 21 (8.97%) ETL
9 20 (8.55%) Data Governance
10 18 (7.69%) Migration
11 16 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (6.41%) Analytics
13 14 (5.98%) Mentoring
13 14 (5.98%) CRM
13 14 (5.98%) Project Management
13 14 (5.98%) Asset Management
14 13 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.66%) SQL
2 15 (6.41%) Java
3 7 (2.99%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.14%) Perl
4 5 (2.14%) Scala
5 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.28%) C
5 3 (1.28%) C#
5 3 (1.28%) C++
6 2 (0.85%) Spark SQL
7 1 (0.43%) SQR
7 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (4.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.56%) Degree
4 5 (2.14%) ISEB
5 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.43%) PMP
6 1 (0.43%) PhD
6 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (18.80%) Data Quality
2 11 (4.70%) FATCA
3 10 (4.27%) EMIR
3 10 (4.27%) QA
4 7 (2.99%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (2.14%) SLA
5 5 (2.14%) COREP
5 5 (2.14%) FINREP
6 4 (1.71%) Solvency II
6 4 (1.71%) MiFID
7 1 (0.43%) Basel III
7 1 (0.43%) CRD IV
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Control-M
Vendors
1 32 (13.68%) Oracle
1 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.84%) Informatica
3 14 (5.98%) Trillium
4 11 (4.70%) GoldenSource
4 11 (4.70%) Ab Initio
5 10 (4.27%) Teradata
6 9 (3.85%) IBM
7 8 (3.42%) Bloomberg
8 7 (2.99%) Pega
9 6 (2.56%) Reuters
10 5 (2.14%) Tableau
10 5 (2.14%) WorldPay
11 4 (1.71%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.28%) SAP
12 3 (1.28%) Capita
12 3 (1.28%) Vermilion
13 2 (0.85%) Tradeweb
13 2 (0.85%) Palantir
13 2 (0.85%) VMware
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