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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 424 441 377
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -64
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 158 128 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 0.84% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 94 152
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£500 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £308 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £55.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £23.87
% change year-on-year
- -49.73%
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
16171 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +26 109 £550 - 13
North West +5 19 £375 -9.09% 5
Yorkshire -4 5 £315 +2.43%
West Midlands -14 4 £425 -8.10%
South East +1 3 £340 -45.92% 1
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 121 (41.58%) Data Modelling
2 99 (34.02%) Finance
3 87 (29.90%) Banking
4 76 (26.12%) Data Architecture
5 64 (21.99%) Data Integration
6 61 (20.96%) SQL
7 55 (18.90%) Investment Banking
8 50 (17.18%) Oracle
9 48 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (15.46%) Data Management
11 42 (14.43%) Migration
12 40 (13.75%) Data Analysis
13 38 (13.06%) Business Analysis
14 32 (11.00%) Microsoft
14 32 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (9.28%) Fixed Income
17 26 (8.93%) Workflow
17 26 (8.93%) Java
17 26 (8.93%) XML
18 24 (8.25%) Data Quality
19 23 (7.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 22 (7.56%) Project Management
20 22 (7.56%) Data Governance
20 22 (7.56%) Derivative
21 21 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
22 20 (6.87%) UNIX
22 20 (6.87%) Management Information System
23 19 (6.53%) Oracle EBS
23 19 (6.53%) Validation

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 10 (3.44%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.41%) nginx
3 3 (1.03%) SAS
3 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) Jetty
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.34%) Lync
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (4.12%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.78%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.37%) MS Office
5 3 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (6.53%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (5.84%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.06%) Eagle STAR
4 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.03%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle TCA
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.03%) Endur
6 2 (0.69%) Minerva
6 2 (0.69%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.69%) Summit
6 2 (0.69%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.69%) Aligne
6 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.69%) ZaiNet
6 2 (0.69%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) IaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.09%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (2.75%) WAN
3 3 (1.03%) DSL
4 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.69%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.34%) AMQP
5 1 (0.34%) 4G
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.19%) SQL Server
1 18 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (5.15%) Redis
3 12 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.44%) MySQL
5 8 (2.75%) Data Mining
5 8 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.41%) Riak
7 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.44%) Toad
2 9 (3.09%) JMeter
3 5 (1.72%) jMock
4 3 (1.03%) JIRA
4 3 (1.03%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.69%) Subversion
5 2 (0.69%) Maven
5 2 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.69%) JUnit
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.34%) Hudson
6 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.34%) MagicDraw
General
1 99 (34.02%) Finance
2 87 (29.90%) Banking
3 55 (18.90%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.50%) Front Office
5 11 (3.78%) Back Office
6 10 (3.44%) Legal
7 9 (3.09%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.41%) Retail
9 6 (2.06%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.72%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.69%) Games
12 2 (0.69%) Billing
13 1 (0.34%) Marketing
13 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.34%) French Language
13 1 (0.34%) German Language
13 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (41.92%) Analyst
2 86 (29.55%) Architect
3 78 (26.80%) Business Analyst
4 52 (17.87%) Technical Architect
5 33 (11.34%) Developer
6 32 (11.00%) Data Analyst
7 19 (6.53%) Project Manager
8 18 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (5.84%) Data Architect
10 12 (4.12%) Oracle Architect
11 10 (3.44%) Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (3.09%) Oracle Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.09%) Consultant
13 8 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (2.75%) Business Data Analyst
14 7 (2.41%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 7 (2.41%) Java Developer
14 7 (2.41%) Technical Analyst
15 6 (2.06%) Business Systems Analyst
15 6 (2.06%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.93%) XML
2 13 (4.47%) Middleware
3 8 (2.75%) HTML
4 7 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (2.06%) FpML
5 6 (2.06%) REST
6 4 (1.37%) .NET
6 4 (1.37%) CSS
6 4 (1.37%) JSON
7 3 (1.03%) Django
7 3 (1.03%) Ajax
7 3 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.03%) HTML5
7 3 (1.03%) CSS3
7 3 (1.03%) Play Framework
7 3 (1.03%) Web Services
7 3 (1.03%) XSLT
8 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.69%) JTA
8 2 (0.69%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.99%) Data Integration
2 31 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.28%) Fixed Income
4 23 (7.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (7.56%) Derivative
6 20 (6.87%) Management Information System
7 17 (5.84%) Equities
8 14 (4.81%) Credit Risk
9 12 (4.12%) Open Source
10 10 (3.44%) Market Risk
11 8 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (2.41%) Replication
12 7 (2.41%) CESG
12 7 (2.41%) NHS
13 6 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (1.03%) Taxonomies
14 3 (1.03%) User Experience
15 2 (0.69%) SWIFT
15 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
15 2 (0.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.87%) UNIX
2 12 (4.12%) Windows
3 8 (2.75%) MVS
4 6 (2.06%) Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (41.58%) Data Modelling
2 76 (26.12%) Data Architecture
3 48 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (15.46%) Data Management
5 42 (14.43%) Migration
6 40 (13.75%) Data Analysis
7 38 (13.06%) Business Analysis
8 32 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (8.93%) Workflow
10 22 (7.56%) Project Management
10 22 (7.56%) Data Governance
11 21 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (6.53%) Validation
13 18 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (5.84%) Data Migration
15 15 (5.15%) Asset Management
16 14 (4.81%) Data Mapping
16 14 (4.81%) CRM
16 14 (4.81%) TOGAF
17 13 (4.47%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.96%) SQL
2 26 (8.93%) Java
3 12 (4.12%) Python
4 11 (3.78%) C#
5 10 (3.44%) PHP
6 7 (2.41%) VBA
7 5 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.37%) C
8 4 (1.37%) Scala
9 3 (1.03%) Ruby
9 3 (1.03%) C++
9 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.03%) VB
10 2 (0.69%) Perl
10 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (6.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.25%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.78%) QA
3 6 (2.06%) EMIR
4 3 (1.03%) MiFID
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.69%) SLA
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.69%) FATCA
6 1 (0.34%) COREP
6 1 (0.34%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.06%) Puppet
3 3 (1.03%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 50 (17.18%) Oracle
2 32 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.15%) Bloomberg
4 13 (4.47%) GoldenSource
5 11 (3.78%) Informatica
6 10 (3.44%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.44%) Reuters
7 7 (2.41%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.41%) SAP
8 6 (2.06%) Sybase
8 6 (2.06%) Splunk
9 5 (1.72%) RIMES
9 5 (1.72%) Casewise
9 5 (1.72%) Charles River
10 4 (1.37%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.37%) Tableau
10 4 (1.37%) Triple Point
11 3 (1.03%) OpenLink
11 3 (1.03%) IBM
11 3 (1.03%) SunGard
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £580 - £610 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago