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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 478 463 443
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -20
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 143 137 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.84% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 94 95
Median daily rate £500 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £478
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £10.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +200.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £10.81
% change year-on-year
-52.30% +200.78%
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
16602 16298 16597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.57% 32.18% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10929 10019 10276
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 619 727
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -11.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 89 £575 +4.54% 10
West Midlands - 12 £475 -
South East -4 11 £475 +10.46% 2
Yorkshire -3 9 £550 +24.29% 1
South West -4 8 £270 -53.04% 2
North West -11 7 £425 -15.00%
East of England - 4 £475 -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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.

1 105 (40.86%) Finance
2 96 (37.35%) Data Quality
3 83 (32.30%) Data Modelling
4 82 (31.91%) Banking
5 81 (31.52%) Data Management
5 81 (31.52%) SQL
6 52 (20.23%) Microsoft
7 48 (18.68%) Data Analysis
8 44 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
9 40 (15.56%) Investment Banking
9 40 (15.56%) Data Architecture
10 37 (14.40%) SQL Server
10 37 (14.40%) Business Analysis
11 35 (13.62%) Migration
11 35 (13.62%) Master Data Management
11 35 (13.62%) Data Integration
12 32 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
13 30 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (11.28%) ETL
14 29 (11.28%) Data Governance
15 28 (10.89%) Java
16 27 (10.51%) Oracle
17 25 (9.73%) MS Excel
17 25 (9.73%) Data Migration
18 24 (9.34%) Relational Database
18 24 (9.34%) Front Office
19 22 (8.56%) Data Cleansing
19 22 (8.56%) Derivative

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 11 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.72%) Apache
2 7 (2.72%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.95%) SAS
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.78%) IIS
5 2 (0.78%) Node.js
5 2 (0.78%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.23%) MS Office
3 7 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.17%) MS Project
6 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (1.17%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.50%) Office 365
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.17%) LDAP
1 3 (1.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.78%) BGP
2 2 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.39%) DSL
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
3 1 (0.39%) SNA
3 1 (0.39%) WAN
3 1 (0.39%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (9.34%) Relational Database
4 18 (7.00%) RDBMS
5 17 (6.61%) Big Data
6 9 (3.50%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.11%) MS Access
7 8 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.72%) HBase
8 7 (2.72%) IBM InfoSphere
9 6 (2.33%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.33%) OLAP
9 6 (2.33%) QlikView
10 5 (1.95%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (1.56%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (4.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (2.33%) Ant
2 6 (2.33%) JIRA
3 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.17%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.17%) Toad
5 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.78%) jMock
5 2 (0.78%) Maven
5 2 (0.78%) Mockito
5 2 (0.78%) Subversion
6 1 (0.39%) ERwin
6 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.39%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.39%) Protractor
6 1 (0.39%) RStudio
6 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 105 (40.86%) Finance
2 82 (31.91%) Banking
3 40 (15.56%) Investment Banking
4 24 (9.34%) Front Office
5 11 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.50%) Legal
7 8 (3.11%) Financial Institution
7 8 (3.11%) Retail
8 7 (2.72%) Back Office
8 7 (2.72%) Marketing
9 6 (2.33%) Electronics
9 6 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.56%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.56%) International Banking
11 3 (1.17%) Publishing
12 2 (0.78%) Billing
12 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (39.30%) Analyst
2 56 (21.79%) Business Analyst
3 47 (18.29%) Data Analyst
4 43 (16.73%) Architect
5 38 (14.79%) Data Business Analyst
5 38 (14.79%) Developer
6 25 (9.73%) Reference Data Analyst
7 19 (7.39%) Data Architect
8 15 (5.84%) Technical Architect
9 14 (5.45%) Consultant
9 14 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 14 (5.45%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 12 (4.67%) SQL Developer
11 10 (3.89%) Asset Management Analyst
11 10 (3.89%) Data Manager
11 10 (3.89%) Excel Developer
12 9 (3.50%) Banking Analyst
12 9 (3.50%) Excel VBA Developer
12 9 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.50%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.28%) Middleware
1 11 (4.28%) XML
2 6 (2.33%) Web Services
3 4 (1.56%) JSON
3 4 (1.56%) REST
4 3 (1.17%) .NET
4 3 (1.17%) CSS
4 3 (1.17%) J2EE
5 2 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.78%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.78%) HTML
5 2 (0.78%) HTML5
5 2 (0.78%) JDBC
5 2 (0.78%) JMS
5 2 (0.78%) JMX
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (0.78%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.78%) SOAP
5 2 (0.78%) Spring
5 2 (0.78%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (13.62%) Data Integration
3 22 (8.56%) Derivative
4 16 (6.23%) Fixed Income
5 14 (5.45%) Data Structures
6 12 (4.67%) Equities
7 11 (4.28%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (2.72%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.72%) Credit Risk
9 7 (2.72%) Learning Management System
10 6 (2.33%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.95%) NHS
12 4 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.17%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.17%) Ontologies
13 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
14 2 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.06%) Unix
2 9 (3.50%) Linux
3 8 (3.11%) Windows
4 3 (1.17%) AIX
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (32.30%) Data Modelling
2 81 (31.52%) Data Management
3 48 (18.68%) Data Analysis
4 44 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (15.56%) Data Architecture
6 37 (14.40%) Business Analysis
7 35 (13.62%) Master Data Management
7 35 (13.62%) Migration
8 32 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (11.28%) Data Governance
10 29 (11.28%) ETL
11 25 (9.73%) Data Migration
12 22 (8.56%) Data Cleansing
12 22 (8.56%) SDLC
13 19 (7.39%) Asset Management
14 17 (6.61%) PRINCE2
14 17 (6.61%) Project Management
15 14 (5.45%) Risk Management
15 14 (5.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 81 (31.52%) SQL
2 28 (10.89%) Java
3 14 (5.45%) T-SQL
4 12 (4.67%) VBA
5 11 (4.28%) Python
6 10 (3.89%) C#
6 10 (3.89%) C++
7 9 (3.50%) Scala
7 9 (3.50%) VB
8 8 (3.11%) VB6
9 7 (2.72%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.72%) SPARQL
10 5 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.56%) Perl
12 3 (1.17%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.78%) COBOL
13 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.39%) C
14 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (6.61%) Degree
2 15 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.72%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (2.33%) ISEB
6 4 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.39%) CITP
8 1 (0.39%) HNC
8 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (37.35%) Data Quality
2 18 (7.00%) QA
3 9 (3.50%) ISO20022
4 8 (3.11%) MiFID
4 8 (3.11%) Solvency II
5 6 (2.33%) EMIR
6 4 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.78%) FATCA
7 2 (0.78%) SLA
8 1 (0.39%) Basel III
8 1 (0.39%) COREP
8 1 (0.39%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (2.33%) Control-M
2 5 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.78%) yum
Vendors
1 52 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.51%) Oracle
3 15 (5.84%) Informatica
4 12 (4.67%) GoldenSource
4 12 (4.67%) Talend
5 11 (4.28%) Bloomberg
5 11 (4.28%) IBM
6 8 (3.11%) SAP
7 7 (2.72%) Ab Initio
8 6 (2.33%) Cognos
9 5 (1.95%) Remedy
9 5 (1.95%) Tableau
10 4 (1.56%) HP
10 4 (1.56%) Trillium
11 3 (1.17%) Reuters
11 3 (1.17%) Siebel
11 3 (1.17%) Sybase
12 2 (0.78%) BMC
12 2 (0.78%) Radianz
12 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
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