The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 436 370 379
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +9
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 114 174 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 1.40% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 119 126
Average daily rate
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£538 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.71%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12277 12471 13119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.76% 27.37% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7553 7707 7766
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 547 653
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Reference Data
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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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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 -68 73 £598 +8.63% 12
South West -23 5 £398 -20.50% 2
West Midlands -10 4 £425 -8.10%
South East -18 3 £370 -39.59% 2
East of England - - - - 1
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Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 105 (36.08%) Banking
2 104 (35.74%) Data Modelling
3 100 (34.36%) Finance
4 82 (28.18%) SQL
5 71 (24.40%) Data Integration
6 70 (24.05%) Data Architecture
6 70 (24.05%) Investment Banking
7 65 (22.34%) Data Management
8 42 (14.43%) Oracle
8 42 (14.43%) Data Analysis
9 40 (13.75%) Business Analysis
10 39 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (13.40%) Project Management
11 38 (13.06%) Derivative
11 38 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (9.97%) Data Quality
13 28 (9.62%) Data Governance
14 27 (9.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
15 25 (8.59%) Fixed Income
16 24 (8.25%) Microsoft
16 24 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (7.56%) Management Information System
18 21 (7.22%) Equities
19 20 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (6.87%) XML
19 20 (6.87%) Waterfall
20 19 (6.53%) Java
21 18 (6.19%) SQL Server
21 18 (6.19%) Migration

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 12 (4.12%) SAS
2 9 (3.09%) Apache
2 9 (3.09%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.41%) nginx
4 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.69%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.34%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 12 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.37%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (5.84%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.41%) Markit EDM
3 5 (1.72%) Eagle STAR
4 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.03%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.69%) Summit
5 2 (0.69%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.69%) Minerva
5 2 (0.69%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.34%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.34%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.34%) Endur
6 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.34%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) GitHub
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.15%) WAN
2 9 (3.09%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (2.75%) DSL
4 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) 4G
5 1 (0.34%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.15%) Redis
4 12 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (2.75%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.41%) Riak
7 6 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.37%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.03%) MySQL
9 3 (1.03%) QlikView
10 2 (0.69%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (3.09%) JMeter
1 9 (3.09%) JIRA
2 4 (1.37%) Toad
3 2 (0.69%) jMock
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Designer 10g
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.34%) ERwin
4 1 (0.34%) MagicDraw
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (36.08%) Banking
2 100 (34.36%) Finance
3 70 (24.05%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.50%) Front Office
5 13 (4.47%) Back Office
6 10 (3.44%) Legal
7 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.37%) Billing
8 3 (1.03%) Retail
8 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.69%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.34%) International Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 127 (43.64%) Analyst
2 84 (28.87%) Business Analyst
3 76 (26.12%) Architect
4 58 (19.93%) Technical Architect
5 34 (11.68%) Data Analyst
6 30 (10.31%) Developer
7 29 (9.97%) Project Manager
8 14 (4.81%) Data Architect
8 14 (4.81%) Data Manager
9 13 (4.47%) Banking Business Analyst
10 11 (3.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 10 (3.44%) Systems Analyst
11 10 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Programme Manager
12 7 (2.41%) Consultant
13 6 (2.06%) Business Manager
13 6 (2.06%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (2.06%) Business Data Analyst
14 5 (1.72%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.87%) XML
2 11 (3.78%) Middleware
3 8 (2.75%) FpML
4 7 (2.41%) .NET
4 7 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (2.06%) REST
5 6 (2.06%) Drools
5 6 (2.06%) JRules
6 3 (1.03%) Ajax
6 3 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.03%) JSON
6 3 (1.03%) HTML5
6 3 (1.03%) CSS3
6 3 (1.03%) Play Framework
6 3 (1.03%) CSS
6 3 (1.03%) Web Services
6 3 (1.03%) HTML
6 3 (1.03%) Django
7 2 (0.69%) XSD
8 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 71 (24.40%) Data Integration
2 38 (13.06%) Derivative
3 27 (9.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (8.59%) Fixed Income
5 22 (7.56%) Management Information System
6 21 (7.22%) Equities
7 11 (3.78%) Open Source
8 7 (2.41%) iSeries
8 7 (2.41%) AS400
9 6 (2.06%) NHS
9 6 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.37%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.37%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.03%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.69%) Semantic Web
13 2 (0.69%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.34%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.50%) UNIX
2 9 (3.09%) Windows
3 8 (2.75%) MVS
4 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.03%) Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (35.74%) Data Modelling
2 70 (24.05%) Data Architecture
3 65 (22.34%) Data Management
4 42 (14.43%) Data Analysis
5 40 (13.75%) Business Analysis
6 39 (13.40%) Project Management
6 39 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (9.62%) Data Governance
9 24 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (6.87%) Waterfall
11 18 (6.19%) Migration
12 17 (5.84%) Workflow
13 16 (5.50%) Validation
14 15 (5.15%) PRINCE
14 15 (5.15%) Use Case
15 14 (4.81%) Asset Management
15 14 (4.81%) Data Mapping
16 13 (4.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 82 (28.18%) SQL
2 19 (6.53%) Java
3 17 (5.84%) VBA
4 10 (3.44%) Python
4 10 (3.44%) PHP
5 7 (2.41%) C#
6 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.37%) Scala
7 3 (1.03%) VB
7 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.03%) Ruby
8 2 (0.69%) Perl
8 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) C
9 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (4.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.34%) PMP
4 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.97%) Data Quality
2 16 (5.50%) QA
3 7 (2.41%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (1.72%) EMIR
4 5 (1.72%) MiFID
5 3 (1.03%) FATCA
6 2 (0.69%) Basel III
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.69%) SLA
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.69%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.34%) COREP
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) Control-M
2 6 (2.06%) Puppet
3 5 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.03%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 42 (14.43%) Oracle
2 24 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.84%) Informatica
4 12 (4.12%) Bloomberg
4 12 (4.12%) GoldenSource
5 10 (3.44%) Teradata
6 9 (3.09%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.75%) Business Objects
7 8 (2.75%) Reuters
8 6 (2.06%) Ab Initio
8 6 (2.06%) Splunk
9 5 (1.72%) Tableau
9 5 (1.72%) SAP
10 4 (1.37%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.37%) Sybase
11 3 (1.03%) IBM
11 3 (1.03%) Charles River
11 3 (1.03%) RIMES
12 2 (0.69%) Vermilion
12 2 (0.69%) Triple Point
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