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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 446 432 375
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -57
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 129 122 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.78% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 87 119
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£518 £544 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% +6.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £666 £708 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £493 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.55% +45.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.25
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
15863 15567 15390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.91% 32.51% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10128 9643 9314
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 594 672
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -4 81 £550 -4.34% 19
South East 0 19 £475 +31.94% 1
Yorkshire -20 13 £475 -5.00%
North West -29 8 £613 +19.51%
South West -15 4 £613 +54.08%
East of England - 3 £425 -
West Midlands 0 1 - -
Reference Data
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Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 100 (37.88%) Finance
2 99 (37.50%) Banking
3 94 (35.61%) Data Modelling
4 60 (22.73%) Data Management
5 59 (22.35%) Investment Banking
6 58 (21.97%) SQL
7 55 (20.83%) Data Architecture
8 54 (20.45%) Data Quality
9 44 (16.67%) Data Integration
10 40 (15.15%) Data Analysis
10 40 (15.15%) Oracle
11 39 (14.77%) Business Analysis
11 39 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (10.98%) Data Mapping
14 26 (9.85%) Microsoft
15 24 (9.09%) Data Governance
16 23 (8.71%) Management Information System
17 22 (8.33%) Derivative
18 21 (7.95%) Retail
18 21 (7.95%) Fixed Income
18 21 (7.95%) ETL
18 21 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (7.95%) SDLC
19 20 (7.58%) Informatica
20 19 (7.20%) Middleware
20 19 (7.20%) Analytics
21 18 (6.82%) Project Management
21 18 (6.82%) SQL Server

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (2.65%) SAS
2 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (3.79%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.27%) MS Office
4 2 (0.76%) MS Project
4 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Markit EDM
2 8 (3.03%) Eagle PACE
2 8 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Global One
3 1 (0.38%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Unica
3 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (0.76%) SNA
1 2 (0.76%) Internet
1 2 (0.76%) DSL
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) TETRA
2 1 (0.38%) LTE
2 1 (0.38%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.38%) 4G
2 1 (0.38%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.79%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.65%) DB2
6 7 (2.65%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.65%) DataStage
7 6 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.27%) Big Data
8 5 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (1.52%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (1.52%) KDB
9 4 (1.52%) Star Schema
9 4 (1.52%) DB2 UDB
10 3 (1.14%) OLTP
10 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.14%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (3.41%) JIRA
2 5 (1.89%) Toad
3 3 (1.14%) ERwin
3 3 (1.14%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.76%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.76%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.38%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.38%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.38%) Subversion
5 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.38%) Selenium
5 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.38%) Axure RP
General
1 100 (37.88%) Finance
2 99 (37.50%) Banking
3 59 (22.35%) Investment Banking
4 21 (7.95%) Retail
5 17 (6.44%) Back Office
6 10 (3.79%) Legal
7 9 (3.41%) Front Office
8 8 (3.03%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.65%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.76%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.38%) Billing
12 1 (0.38%) Advertising
12 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (45.08%) Analyst
2 75 (28.41%) Business Analyst
3 69 (26.14%) Architect
4 52 (19.70%) Data Analyst
5 33 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 29 (10.98%) Developer
7 21 (7.95%) Data Architect
8 16 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (5.68%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.55%) Consultant
11 10 (3.79%) Senior Business Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (3.41%) Data Business Analyst
13 8 (3.03%) Banking Business Analyst
13 8 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
14 7 (2.65%) Technical Business Analyst
15 6 (2.27%) Senior Data Analyst
15 6 (2.27%) Java Developer
15 6 (2.27%) Ab Initio Developer
15 6 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.20%) Middleware
2 8 (3.03%) .NET
3 6 (2.27%) Web Services
4 5 (1.89%) XML
4 5 (1.89%) FpML
4 5 (1.89%) RESTful
4 5 (1.89%) HTML5
4 5 (1.89%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.89%) HTML
5 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.76%) SOAP
6 2 (0.76%) Lucene
6 2 (0.76%) D3.js
6 2 (0.76%) Dojo
6 2 (0.76%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.76%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.76%) GraphX
7 1 (0.38%) WPF
7 1 (0.38%) Sammy.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 34 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.71%) Management Information System
4 22 (8.33%) Derivative
5 21 (7.95%) Fixed Income
6 15 (5.68%) Equities
7 10 (3.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (3.41%) Credit Risk
9 6 (2.27%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.27%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.89%) NHS
11 4 (1.52%) ASIC
12 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.14%) User Experience
13 2 (0.76%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (0.76%) DTCC
13 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.76%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.68%) UNIX
2 10 (3.79%) Windows
3 9 (3.41%) Linux
4 2 (0.76%) MVS
5 1 (0.38%) VME
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.61%) Data Modelling
2 60 (22.73%) Data Management
3 55 (20.83%) Data Architecture
4 40 (15.15%) Data Analysis
5 39 (14.77%) Business Analysis
5 39 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (10.98%) Data Mapping
7 24 (9.09%) Data Governance
8 21 (7.95%) SDLC
8 21 (7.95%) ETL
9 19 (7.20%) Analytics
10 18 (6.82%) Project Management
11 17 (6.44%) CRM
12 16 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (5.68%) Asset Management
13 15 (5.68%) Migration
13 15 (5.68%) Mentoring
14 14 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (4.92%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.97%) SQL
2 18 (6.82%) Java
3 9 (3.41%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.65%) C#
5 6 (2.27%) Perl
6 5 (1.89%) Scala
7 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.52%) C++
8 3 (1.14%) C
9 2 (0.76%) Spark SQL
9 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.38%) Python
10 1 (0.38%) SQR
10 1 (0.38%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 10 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.03%) Degree
3 7 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.27%) ISEB
5 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) PMP
6 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (20.45%) Data Quality
2 11 (4.17%) FATCA
3 10 (3.79%) EMIR
3 10 (3.79%) QA
4 8 (3.03%) COREP
5 7 (2.65%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (2.27%) FINREP
7 5 (1.89%) SLA
8 4 (1.52%) Basel III
8 4 (1.52%) Solvency II
8 4 (1.52%) CRD IV
8 4 (1.52%) MiFID
9 2 (0.76%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 40 (15.15%) Oracle
2 26 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.58%) Informatica
4 14 (5.30%) Ab Initio
4 14 (5.30%) Teradata
5 12 (4.55%) GoldenSource
6 11 (4.17%) Trillium
7 10 (3.79%) IBM
7 10 (3.79%) Bloomberg
8 8 (3.03%) Reuters
9 7 (2.65%) Pega
10 5 (1.89%) Tableau
11 4 (1.52%) Vermilion
11 4 (1.52%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.14%) Cloudera
12 3 (1.14%) Capita
12 3 (1.14%) HP
12 3 (1.14%) Sybase
13 2 (0.76%) Cisco
13 2 (0.76%) SAP
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