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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 430 422 408
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 155 144 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 1.13% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 110 125
Average daily rate
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£513 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £675 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £315 £575
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -45.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%
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
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +13 100 £550 - 14
South West -20 19 £493 +57.60%
East of England - - - - 3
Reference Data
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Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 119 (41.90%) Data Modelling
2 96 (33.80%) Finance
3 90 (31.69%) Banking
4 76 (26.76%) Data Architecture
5 66 (23.24%) Data Integration
6 65 (22.89%) SQL
7 61 (21.48%) Investment Banking
8 52 (18.31%) Oracle
9 48 (16.90%) Data Management
10 39 (13.73%) Migration
11 34 (11.97%) Data Analysis
12 31 (10.92%) Microsoft
12 31 (10.92%) Business Analysis
12 31 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (9.15%) XML
13 26 (9.15%) Data Quality
14 25 (8.80%) Derivative
15 24 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 23 (8.10%) Java
16 23 (8.10%) Fixed Income
17 22 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
17 22 (7.75%) Project Management
18 21 (7.39%) Workflow
19 20 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (7.04%) UNIX
19 20 (7.04%) Data Governance
20 19 (6.69%) Security Cleared
20 19 (6.69%) Validation
20 19 (6.69%) Management Information System

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.52%) Apache
2 9 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.46%) nginx
4 3 (1.06%) SAS
5 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (3.87%) MS Excel
1 11 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.06%) MS Office
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (6.69%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (4.93%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.11%) Eagle STAR
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.06%) Endur
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.06%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.70%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.70%) Summit
5 2 (0.70%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 2 (0.70%) Aligne
5 2 (0.70%) Minerva
5 2 (0.70%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.70%) ZaiNet
5 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.35%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) IaaS
2 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.17%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (2.82%) WAN
2 8 (2.82%) DSL
3 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.70%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.35%) SMS
4 1 (0.35%) 4G
4 1 (0.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.28%) Redis
4 12 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.17%) MySQL
6 7 (2.46%) Riak
6 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (2.11%) Data Mining
7 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.06%) QlikView
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.17%) Toad
1 9 (3.17%) JMeter
2 4 (1.41%) JIRA
3 3 (1.06%) jMock
4 2 (0.70%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.35%) Subversion
5 1 (0.35%) MagicDraw
5 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 96 (33.80%) Finance
2 90 (31.69%) Banking
3 61 (21.48%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.63%) Front Office
5 11 (3.87%) Back Office
6 8 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.82%) Legal
7 7 (2.46%) Retail
8 6 (2.11%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.70%) Billing
10 2 (0.70%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.35%) French Language
11 1 (0.35%) German Language
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 118 (41.55%) Analyst
2 82 (28.87%) Architect
3 67 (23.59%) Business Analyst
4 51 (17.96%) Technical Architect
5 35 (12.32%) Data Analyst
6 33 (11.62%) Developer
7 20 (7.04%) Project Manager
8 18 (6.34%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (4.93%) Data Architect
10 12 (4.23%) Oracle Architect
11 11 (3.87%) Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (3.17%) Consultant
12 9 (3.17%) Oracle Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.82%) Business Data Analyst
13 8 (2.82%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
14 7 (2.46%) Java Developer
14 7 (2.46%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 6 (2.11%) Technical Business Analyst
15 6 (2.11%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.15%) XML
2 12 (4.23%) Middleware
3 8 (2.82%) FpML
3 8 (2.82%) HTML
4 7 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (2.11%) REST
5 6 (2.11%) Drools
5 6 (2.11%) JRules
6 4 (1.41%) JSON
6 4 (1.41%) .NET
6 4 (1.41%) CSS
7 3 (1.06%) HTML5
7 3 (1.06%) Play Framework
7 3 (1.06%) CSS3
7 3 (1.06%) Ajax
7 3 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.06%) Django
8 2 (0.70%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.24%) Data Integration
2 25 (8.80%) Derivative
3 24 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (8.10%) Fixed Income
5 19 (6.69%) Management Information System
6 15 (5.28%) Credit Risk
7 12 (4.23%) Equities
7 12 (4.23%) Open Source
8 10 (3.52%) Market Risk
9 8 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.46%) Replication
10 7 (2.46%) CESG
10 7 (2.46%) NHS
11 5 (1.76%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.06%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.70%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.04%) UNIX
2 12 (4.23%) Windows
3 8 (2.82%) MVS
4 4 (1.41%) Linux
5 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.35%) zOS
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (41.90%) Data Modelling
2 76 (26.76%) Data Architecture
3 48 (16.90%) Data Management
4 39 (13.73%) Migration
5 34 (11.97%) Data Analysis
6 31 (10.92%) Business Analysis
6 31 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (7.75%) Project Management
8 21 (7.39%) Workflow
9 20 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (7.04%) Data Governance
10 19 (6.69%) Validation
11 17 (5.99%) Data Migration
12 16 (5.63%) Asset Management
12 16 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (5.28%) Risk Management
13 15 (5.28%) ETL
14 14 (4.93%) TOGAF
15 13 (4.58%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 65 (22.89%) SQL
2 23 (8.10%) Java
3 12 (4.23%) Python
4 11 (3.87%) C#
5 10 (3.52%) PHP
6 8 (2.82%) VBA
7 4 (1.41%) C
7 4 (1.41%) Scala
7 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.06%) VB
8 3 (1.06%) C++
8 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.06%) Perl
8 3 (1.06%) Ruby
9 2 (0.70%) XPath
10 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.46%) Degree
4 1 (0.35%) ISEB
4 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.15%) Data Quality
2 15 (5.28%) QA
3 4 (1.41%) EMIR
4 3 (1.06%) MiFID
5 2 (0.70%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.70%) FATCA
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.35%) SLA
6 1 (0.35%) Basel III
6 1 (0.35%) COREP
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) Puppet
2 5 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.06%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.70%) Control-M
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 52 (18.31%) Oracle
2 31 (10.92%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.58%) Bloomberg
4 11 (3.87%) Informatica
5 10 (3.52%) Business Objects
6 9 (3.17%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.82%) GoldenSource
7 8 (2.82%) Reuters
8 7 (2.46%) Tableau
8 7 (2.46%) Ab Initio
9 6 (2.11%) Splunk
10 5 (1.76%) Charles River
10 5 (1.76%) Casewise
10 5 (1.76%) RIMES
10 5 (1.76%) SAP
10 5 (1.76%) Sybase
11 4 (1.41%) IBM
11 4 (1.41%) Triple Point
12 3 (1.06%) OpenLink
13 2 (0.70%) Brady
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