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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 431 424 428
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 160 155 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 0.93% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 107 110
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£525 £513 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £641 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £480 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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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
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 August 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 28 August 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 +17 99 £550 - 21
South East 0 21 £513 +469.44%
Yorkshire -33 10 £400 -17.52% 2
North West -34 10 £625 +25.00%
East of England - 7 £444 - 1
South West -23 6 £440 -10.65% 2
North East - 6 £635 -
West Midlands -3 1 £427 +0.47%
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 113 (38.97%) Banking
2 110 (37.93%) Data Modelling
3 97 (33.45%) Finance
4 69 (23.79%) Data Architecture
5 65 (22.41%) Data Management
6 62 (21.38%) Investment Banking
7 58 (20.00%) Data Quality
8 57 (19.66%) Data Integration
9 48 (16.55%) SQL
10 45 (15.52%) Business Analysis
11 43 (14.83%) Data Analysis
11 43 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (14.14%) Oracle
14 36 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (10.34%) Informatica
16 29 (10.00%) Data Mapping
17 27 (9.31%) Derivative
18 26 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
19 25 (8.62%) Microsoft
20 23 (7.93%) SQL Server
20 23 (7.93%) Management Information System
21 22 (7.59%) Relational Database
22 21 (7.24%) Master Data Management
22 21 (7.24%) Data Governance
22 21 (7.24%) Middleware
23 19 (6.55%) Fixed Income
24 18 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
24 18 (6.21%) Analytics
25 17 (5.86%) Investment Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.69%) SAS
3 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.69%) JBoss
3 2 (0.69%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (4.14%) MS Visio
1 12 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (3.79%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.41%) MS Office
4 4 (1.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (2.76%) Eagle PACE
2 7 (2.41%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.38%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.38%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.38%) DSL
2 3 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.69%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) SSL
4 1 (0.34%) TETRA
4 1 (0.34%) LTE
4 1 (0.34%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.34%) 4G
4 1 (0.34%) ATM
4 1 (0.34%) ISDN
4 1 (0.34%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.34%) VoIP
4 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.59%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.45%) Data Mining
5 9 (3.10%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.07%) DataStage
8 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.72%) Big Data
9 4 (1.38%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (1.38%) DB2
10 3 (1.03%) OLTP
10 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.03%) QlikView
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.69%) DTS
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 8 (2.76%) JIRA
2 5 (1.72%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.72%) ERwin
3 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.69%) Subversion
4 2 (0.69%) Toad
5 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.34%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.34%) Maven
5 1 (0.34%) NUnit
5 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.34%) Selenium
5 1 (0.34%) jMock
General
1 113 (38.97%) Banking
2 97 (33.45%) Finance
3 62 (21.38%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.52%) Retail
5 15 (5.17%) Back Office
6 12 (4.14%) Front Office
7 9 (3.10%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.10%) Legal
8 7 (2.41%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 133 (45.86%) Analyst
2 90 (31.03%) Business Analyst
3 84 (28.97%) Architect
4 52 (17.93%) Data Analyst
5 46 (15.86%) Technical Architect
6 27 (9.31%) Data Architect
7 26 (8.97%) Senior Analyst
8 19 (6.55%) Senior Business Analyst
8 19 (6.55%) Developer
9 17 (5.86%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.45%) Consultant
10 10 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
11 9 (3.10%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Data Business Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Senior Data Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.07%) Report Analyst
13 6 (2.07%) Data Quality Analyst
13 6 (2.07%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.24%) Middleware
2 10 (3.45%) XML
3 8 (2.76%) .NET
4 7 (2.41%) Web Services
5 6 (2.07%) HTML
5 6 (2.07%) FpML
6 5 (1.72%) RESTful
7 4 (1.38%) SOAP
7 4 (1.38%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.03%) HTML5
8 3 (1.03%) XSLT
8 3 (1.03%) WCF
8 3 (1.03%) WPF
8 3 (1.03%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.69%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.69%) Dojo
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.69%) CSS
10 1 (0.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 57 (19.66%) Data Integration
2 43 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.31%) Derivative
4 23 (7.93%) Management Information System
5 19 (6.55%) Fixed Income
6 17 (5.86%) Equities
7 16 (5.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (3.45%) Credit Risk
9 6 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.72%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.38%) ASIC
11 4 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.38%) DTCC
11 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.03%) NHS
12 3 (1.03%) User Experience
13 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 1 (0.34%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.48%) UNIX
2 12 (4.14%) Windows
3 6 (2.07%) Linux
4 3 (1.03%) MVS
5 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.69%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) zOS
6 1 (0.34%) VME
6 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (37.93%) Data Modelling
2 69 (23.79%) Data Architecture
3 65 (22.41%) Data Management
4 45 (15.52%) Business Analysis
5 43 (14.83%) Data Analysis
6 42 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (10.00%) Data Mapping
9 26 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (7.24%) Data Governance
10 21 (7.24%) Master Data Management
11 18 (6.21%) Analytics
12 17 (5.86%) Investment Management
12 17 (5.86%) Asset Management
12 17 (5.86%) ETL
12 17 (5.86%) Project Management
13 16 (5.52%) Migration
14 15 (5.17%) SDLC
15 14 (4.83%) CRM
16 13 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.55%) SQL
2 12 (4.14%) Java
3 8 (2.76%) C#
4 4 (1.38%) Perl
5 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.03%) Scala
5 3 (1.03%) VBA
5 3 (1.03%) C++
6 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.34%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.34%) Python
7 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) Lingo
7 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.45%) Degree
3 8 (2.76%) ISEB
4 7 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) PMP
6 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.34%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 16 (5.52%) EMIR
3 12 (4.14%) FATCA
4 10 (3.45%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (3.45%) COREP
5 8 (2.76%) FINREP
6 7 (2.41%) QA
7 5 (1.72%) Basel III
7 5 (1.72%) CRD IV
8 3 (1.03%) Solvency II
8 3 (1.03%) SLA
8 3 (1.03%) MiFID
9 2 (0.69%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (0.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (0.69%) XenApp
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (14.14%) Oracle
2 30 (10.34%) Informatica
3 25 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.52%) Teradata
5 11 (3.79%) GoldenSource
5 11 (3.79%) Bloomberg
6 10 (3.45%) Ab Initio
6 10 (3.45%) Pega
7 9 (3.10%) IBM
8 8 (2.76%) Reuters
9 6 (2.07%) Trillium
10 5 (1.72%) HP
10 5 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (1.38%) Fidessa
11 4 (1.38%) Vermilion
12 3 (1.03%) Cloudera
12 3 (1.03%) Capita
12 3 (1.03%) Perforce
12 3 (1.03%) Murex
12 3 (1.03%) Sybase
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