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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 455 408 382
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -26
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 135 157 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 1.04% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 102 121
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£500 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.75
Reference Data
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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
15946 15039 14336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.58% 32.12% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10304 9593 8519
Average daily rate £418 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 616 744
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.13 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.86% -5.00%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -49 83 £550 - 20
South West -9 19 £550 +17.02%
South East -12 13 £400 -36.75% 1
North West 0 10 £350 +55.55% 1
West Midlands -17 4 £463 +2.77%
East of England - 3 £475 - 1
Yorkshire -7 2 - -
Midlands - - - -
Reference Data
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Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 111 (37.76%) Data Modelling
2 108 (36.73%) Finance
3 92 (31.29%) Banking
4 89 (30.27%) SQL
5 72 (24.49%) Data Architecture
6 59 (20.07%) Investment Banking
7 52 (17.69%) Data Integration
8 48 (16.33%) Oracle
9 46 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (15.31%) Migration
11 44 (14.97%) Java
12 41 (13.95%) Business Analysis
13 38 (12.93%) Data Management
14 37 (12.59%) Data Analysis
15 36 (12.24%) XML
16 35 (11.90%) Microsoft
17 34 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (9.52%) Management Information System
18 28 (9.52%) Fixed Income
18 28 (9.52%) Project Management
19 26 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
20 25 (8.50%) SQL Server
21 24 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
22 22 (7.48%) Validation
23 21 (7.14%) Equities
23 21 (7.14%) Front Office
23 21 (7.14%) Derivative
24 20 (6.80%) Risk Management
24 20 (6.80%) UNIX
24 20 (6.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 17 (5.78%) Apache
2 13 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.40%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.04%) Lync
5 6 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.36%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.02%) SAS
8 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.68%) IIS
8 2 (0.68%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.34%) Jetty
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 17 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.42%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.70%) MS Office
4 4 (1.36%) MS Project
5 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.78%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.74%) Markit EDM
3 10 (3.40%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (2.04%) Eagle STAR
5 3 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.02%) Agresso
5 3 (1.02%) Endur
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle TCA
6 2 (0.68%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.68%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.68%) Aligne
6 2 (0.68%) Summit
6 2 (0.68%) Minerva
6 2 (0.68%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.68%) ZaiNet
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.06%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (2.72%) WAN
3 2 (0.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.68%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.34%) SMS
4 1 (0.34%) AMQP
4 1 (0.34%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.06%) Redis
4 9 (3.06%) MySQL
4 9 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.72%) Data Mining
6 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.68%) Datomic
10 2 (0.68%) Big Data
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.68%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.06%) JMeter
2 8 (2.72%) Toad
3 6 (2.04%) Hudson
4 5 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (1.70%) Ant
4 5 (1.70%) CruiseControl
4 5 (1.70%) JIRA
4 5 (1.70%) jMock
5 4 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.02%) Selenium
6 3 (1.02%) FitNesse
6 3 (1.02%) Subversion
6 3 (1.02%) JUnit
7 2 (0.68%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.68%) Maven
8 1 (0.34%) MagicDraw
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 108 (36.73%) Finance
2 92 (31.29%) Banking
3 59 (20.07%) Investment Banking
4 21 (7.14%) Front Office
5 16 (5.44%) Financial Institution
6 14 (4.76%) Legal
7 11 (3.74%) Retail
8 10 (3.40%) Retail Banking
9 7 (2.38%) Back Office
10 5 (1.70%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.36%) Manufacturing
12 3 (1.02%) Billing
13 2 (0.68%) Games
13 2 (0.68%) Military
14 1 (0.34%) Marketing
14 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.34%) French Language
14 1 (0.34%) German Language
14 1 (0.34%) Advertising
14 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (38.44%) Analyst
2 73 (24.83%) Architect
3 69 (23.47%) Business Analyst
4 46 (15.65%) Developer
5 34 (11.56%) Technical Architect
6 26 (8.84%) Data Analyst
7 20 (6.80%) Project Manager
8 18 (6.12%) Consultant
8 18 (6.12%) Data Architect
9 17 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.42%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.08%) Oracle Architect
12 11 (3.74%) Banking Business Analyst
13 10 (3.40%) Systems Analyst
14 9 (3.06%) Technical Analyst
14 9 (3.06%) Oracle Solutions Architect
15 7 (2.38%) Data Consultant
15 7 (2.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 7 (2.38%) Business Data Analyst
15 7 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.24%) XML
2 14 (4.76%) .NET
3 10 (3.40%) HTML
4 6 (2.04%) CSS
4 6 (2.04%) Lucene
4 6 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.04%) JSON
4 6 (2.04%) Guice
4 6 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (2.04%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.70%) FpML
6 4 (1.36%) Application Packaging
6 4 (1.36%) J2EE
6 4 (1.36%) Swing
6 4 (1.36%) Middleware
7 3 (1.02%) XSLT
7 3 (1.02%) Web Services
7 3 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.69%) Data Integration
2 34 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 28 (9.52%) Fixed Income
4 21 (7.14%) Equities
4 21 (7.14%) Derivative
5 20 (6.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (6.46%) Credit Risk
7 15 (5.10%) Market Risk
8 11 (3.74%) Open Source
9 9 (3.06%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (2.38%) Clustering
11 7 (2.38%) Replication
11 7 (2.38%) CESG
12 6 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.36%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (1.36%) NHS
14 3 (1.02%) Taxonomies
14 3 (1.02%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.80%) UNIX
2 14 (4.76%) Windows
3 13 (4.42%) Linux
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.68%) zOS
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (37.76%) Data Modelling
2 72 (24.49%) Data Architecture
3 46 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (15.31%) Migration
5 41 (13.95%) Business Analysis
6 38 (12.93%) Data Management
7 37 (12.59%) Data Analysis
8 28 (9.52%) Project Management
9 26 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (7.48%) Validation
12 20 (6.80%) Risk Management
13 18 (6.12%) Data Migration
14 17 (5.78%) Workflow
14 17 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (5.78%) Information Management
15 16 (5.44%) TOGAF
16 15 (5.10%) Use Case
16 15 (5.10%) Data Governance
17 13 (4.42%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 89 (30.27%) SQL
2 44 (14.97%) Java
3 13 (4.42%) C#
4 10 (3.40%) PHP
5 9 (3.06%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.72%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.38%) VBA
7 7 (2.38%) Python
8 5 (1.70%) Perl
8 5 (1.70%) C++
8 5 (1.70%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.36%) C
10 2 (0.68%) XPath
10 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.74%) Degree
3 6 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.40%) EMIR
3 9 (3.06%) FATCA
4 6 (2.04%) QA
4 6 (2.04%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.68%) Basel III
5 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.68%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.68%) MiFID
6 1 (0.34%) SLA
6 1 (0.34%) COREP
6 1 (0.34%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.04%) Control-M
2 5 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.02%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EDQ
4 2 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (16.33%) Oracle
2 35 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.78%) Sybase
4 13 (4.42%) Bloomberg
5 12 (4.08%) GoldenSource
6 10 (3.40%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.06%) Reuters
8 8 (2.72%) SAP
9 7 (2.38%) Murex
9 7 (2.38%) IBM
10 6 (2.04%) Informatica
10 6 (2.04%) Google
11 5 (1.70%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.70%) Casewise
12 4 (1.36%) SmartStream
13 3 (1.02%) SunGard
13 3 (1.02%) Sun
13 3 (1.02%) OpenLink
13 3 (1.02%) Ab Initio
13 3 (1.02%) Tableau
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