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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
UK / England
Rank 418 470 500
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +30
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 148 125 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 0.81% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 79 60
Median daily rate £528 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.47% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £404 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £628 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
13509 15401 14873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.58% 33.11% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8703 9897 9448
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 640 605
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 108 £550 - 7
South West +23 16 £525 -
South East +15 12 £607 +47.15%
East of England +8 7 £450 -5.26%
Yorkshire +9 3 £498 -
East Midlands -3 1 £489 -2.20%
West Midlands - 1 £489 -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 86 (35.83%) Finance
2 85 (35.42%) Data Modelling
3 78 (32.50%) Data Management
4 70 (29.17%) Banking
5 54 (22.50%) Data Architecture
6 46 (19.17%) SQL
7 45 (18.75%) ETL
8 42 (17.50%) Data Integration
8 42 (17.50%) Data Governance
9 41 (17.08%) Data Quality
9 41 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (16.67%) Investment Banking
11 36 (15.00%) Oracle
12 34 (14.17%) Master Data Management
13 32 (13.33%) Java
14 31 (12.92%) XML
14 31 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (12.08%) KYC
16 28 (11.67%) Security Cleared
17 25 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (10.42%) Splunk
18 24 (10.00%) Data Analysis
18 24 (10.00%) Business Analysis
19 23 (9.58%) Hadoop
20 22 (9.17%) SC Cleared
20 22 (9.17%) SDLC
20 22 (9.17%) FATCA
20 22 (9.17%) Equities
20 22 (9.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 21 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.92%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.25%) Apache
2 3 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.25%) SAS
2 3 (1.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.83%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.42%) Confluence
4 1 (0.42%) JBoss
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.25%) MS Office
4 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.92%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (2.50%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.25%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (1.25%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.83%) HFM
5 1 (0.42%) Endur
5 1 (0.42%) Findur
5 1 (0.42%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.42%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Slack
3 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.92%) DSL
2 6 (2.50%) Network Security
3 2 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (0.83%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.83%) SNA
4 1 (0.42%) CTI
4 1 (0.42%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (9.58%) Hadoop
3 21 (8.75%) Big Data
4 20 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 18 (7.50%) HBase
6 15 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 13 (5.42%) Apache Hive
8 12 (5.00%) MongoDB
8 12 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (4.17%) Neo4j
10 9 (3.75%) Data Mart
11 6 (2.50%) BusinessObjects XI
12 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.67%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.67%) Pentaho
13 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (2.08%) ERwin
2 5 (2.08%) Subversion
3 3 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.83%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.83%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.83%) JIRA
4 2 (0.83%) JMeter
4 2 (0.83%) JUnit
4 2 (0.83%) MagicDraw
4 2 (0.83%) Maven
4 2 (0.83%) Toad
5 1 (0.42%) Ant
5 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.42%) Mockito
5 1 (0.42%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.42%) Selenium
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (35.83%) Finance
2 70 (29.17%) Banking
3 40 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 19 (7.92%) Legal
5 16 (6.67%) Retail
6 13 (5.42%) Front Office
7 12 (5.00%) Back Office
8 8 (3.33%) Marketing
9 6 (2.50%) General Ledger
10 5 (2.08%) Publishing
11 4 (1.67%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.67%) German Language
12 2 (0.83%) Law
12 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.42%) Advertising
13 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (38.33%) Analyst
2 69 (28.75%) Architect
3 58 (24.17%) Business Analyst
4 45 (18.75%) Data Architect
5 37 (15.42%) Data Business Analyst
6 35 (14.58%) Developer
7 26 (10.83%) Data Analyst
8 25 (10.42%) Reference Data Analyst
9 24 (10.00%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 12 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
11 11 (4.58%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.17%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.75%) DBA
13 9 (3.75%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (3.75%) Python Developer
14 8 (3.33%) Java Developer
14 8 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.92%) XML
2 19 (7.92%) FpML
3 14 (5.83%) HTML
4 11 (4.58%) Middleware
5 10 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (4.17%) XSLT
6 8 (3.33%) HTML5
6 8 (3.33%) XSD
7 6 (2.50%) CSS
7 6 (2.50%) REST
8 5 (2.08%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.08%) CSS3
8 5 (2.08%) Django
8 5 (2.08%) SOAP
9 4 (1.67%) FIXML
9 4 (1.67%) Web Services
10 3 (1.25%) MDX
10 3 (1.25%) RESTful
10 3 (1.25%) XML Schema
11 2 (0.83%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.50%) Data Integration
2 31 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.17%) Equities
3 22 (9.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (8.75%) Fixed Income
5 18 (7.50%) Management Information System
6 16 (6.67%) Derivative
7 14 (5.83%) Data Structures
8 13 (5.42%) Cyber Defence
8 13 (5.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (3.75%) Taxonomies
10 8 (3.33%) ASIC
11 7 (2.92%) Credit Risk
12 6 (2.50%) DTCC
12 6 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (2.50%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.67%) Market Risk
14 3 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.25%) Unix
2 10 (4.17%) Linux
3 6 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (35.42%) Data Modelling
2 78 (32.50%) Data Management
3 54 (22.50%) Data Architecture
4 45 (18.75%) ETL
5 42 (17.50%) Data Governance
6 41 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (14.17%) Master Data Management
8 29 (12.08%) KYC
9 24 (10.00%) Business Analysis
9 24 (10.00%) Data Analysis
10 22 (9.17%) SDLC
11 21 (8.75%) Analytics
11 21 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (7.50%) Project Management
12 18 (7.50%) Target Operating Model
13 16 (6.67%) TOGAF
14 15 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
14 15 (6.25%) Data Security
14 15 (6.25%) Investment Management
14 15 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.17%) SQL
2 32 (13.33%) Java
3 13 (5.42%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.17%) Python
5 9 (3.75%) C#
6 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.08%) C
7 5 (2.08%) C++
7 5 (2.08%) Scala
8 4 (1.67%) VB
9 3 (1.25%) SPARQL
10 2 (0.83%) AWK
10 2 (0.83%) PHP
10 2 (0.83%) R
10 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.83%) VBA
11 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.17%) Degree
4 3 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.83%) ISEB
5 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.08%) Data Quality
2 22 (9.17%) FATCA
3 19 (7.92%) EMIR
3 19 (7.92%) MiFID
3 19 (7.92%) QA
4 13 (5.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (5.42%) PCI DSS
5 7 (2.92%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (2.08%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.83%) Basel III
7 2 (0.83%) COBIT
7 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.83%) FINREP
8 1 (0.42%) Basel II
8 1 (0.42%) ISO15022
8 1 (0.42%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (5.42%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Nagios
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (15.00%) Oracle
2 25 (10.42%) Splunk
3 13 (5.42%) GoldenSource
3 13 (5.42%) Intel Security
3 13 (5.42%) VMware
4 10 (4.17%) Cloudera
4 10 (4.17%) Informatica
4 10 (4.17%) MapR
4 10 (4.17%) Nuix
5 9 (3.75%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.92%) Bloomberg
7 6 (2.50%) Reuters
7 6 (2.50%) Talend
8 4 (1.67%) IBM
9 3 (1.25%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.25%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.83%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.83%) Sybase
10 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.42%) HP
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