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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 452 422 378
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -44
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 120 143 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.95% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 82 117
Average daily rate
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£514 £550 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.59% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £455 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £672 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £588 £463
% change year-on-year
-27.65% +27.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £10.81 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £10.81 -
% change year-on-year
+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
14780 14978 13086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.40% 31.67% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9125 9334 8055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 610 676
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -34 75 £550 - 33
Yorkshire -10 12 £395 -16.00%
South West - 10 £514 - 1
South East -26 9 £400 -23.80%
East of England +2 1 - -
Reference Data
UK

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 87 (37.99%) Finance
2 78 (34.06%) Banking
2 78 (34.06%) Data Modelling
3 73 (31.88%) SQL
4 49 (21.40%) Investment Banking
5 42 (18.34%) Data Management
6 41 (17.90%) Data Architecture
7 37 (16.16%) Data Analysis
8 35 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (14.41%) Business Analysis
10 31 (13.54%) Data Integration
10 31 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (12.66%) Data Quality
12 28 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (12.23%) Microsoft
13 27 (11.79%) Oracle
14 26 (11.35%) Java
15 24 (10.48%) Management Information System
16 21 (9.17%) Migration
17 20 (8.73%) Data Governance
17 20 (8.73%) Data Mapping
18 19 (8.30%) Fixed Income
18 19 (8.30%) Equities
18 19 (8.30%) UNIX
18 19 (8.30%) Project Management
19 18 (7.86%) Linux
19 18 (7.86%) Derivative
20 17 (7.42%) Data Warehouse
21 16 (6.99%) Financial Institution
22 15 (6.55%) MS Excel

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 9 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.62%) SAS
2 6 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.18%) Lync
3 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.75%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.31%) Apache
5 3 (1.31%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) FileNet
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.24%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.62%) MS Office
4 4 (1.75%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.87%) MS Project
6 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.37%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.06%) Markit EDM
2 7 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.31%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.87%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.87%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.44%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.44%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.44%) Global One
5 1 (0.44%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.87%) SNA
1 2 (0.87%) SAN
1 2 (0.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) Firewall
2 1 (0.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.42%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (6.55%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.37%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.37%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.62%) DB2
6 5 (2.18%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.75%) DB2 UDB
7 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.75%) KDB
7 4 (1.75%) Star Schema
7 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.31%) Sqoop
8 3 (1.31%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.31%) Big Data
8 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (3.93%) JIRA
2 8 (3.49%) Toad
3 5 (2.18%) Ant
3 5 (2.18%) CruiseControl
3 5 (2.18%) Hudson
3 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.75%) Selenium
5 3 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.87%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.87%) ERwin
6 2 (0.87%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.44%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.44%) JUnit
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.44%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 87 (37.99%) Finance
2 78 (34.06%) Banking
3 49 (21.40%) Investment Banking
4 16 (6.99%) Financial Institution
5 14 (6.11%) Front Office
6 12 (5.24%) Back Office
6 12 (5.24%) Retail
7 10 (4.37%) Legal
8 4 (1.75%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.31%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.87%) Billing
10 2 (0.87%) Military
11 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (40.61%) Analyst
2 59 (25.76%) Business Analyst
3 40 (17.47%) Developer
3 40 (17.47%) Data Analyst
4 39 (17.03%) Architect
5 14 (6.11%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.11%) Technical Architect
5 14 (6.11%) Consultant
6 11 (4.80%) Java Developer
6 11 (4.80%) Data Architect
6 11 (4.80%) Banking Business Analyst
6 11 (4.80%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 10 (4.37%) Data Business Analyst
8 9 (3.93%) Data Consultant
9 7 (3.06%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 7 (3.06%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.06%) Data Modeller
10 6 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.62%) Ab Initio Developer
11 5 (2.18%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.68%) .NET
2 11 (4.80%) XML
3 6 (2.62%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.62%) Middleware
4 5 (2.18%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.75%) HTML
5 4 (1.75%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.31%) Lucene
6 3 (1.31%) J2EE
6 3 (1.31%) HTML5
7 2 (0.87%) D3.js
7 2 (0.87%) FpML
7 2 (0.87%) Spring
8 1 (0.44%) NHibernate
8 1 (0.44%) Swing
8 1 (0.44%) JSON
8 1 (0.44%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.54%) Data Integration
1 31 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.48%) Management Information System
3 19 (8.30%) Fixed Income
3 19 (8.30%) Equities
4 18 (7.86%) Derivative
5 7 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.62%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.62%) Credit Risk
6 6 (2.62%) Clustering
7 5 (2.18%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.18%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.31%) Open Source
9 3 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.87%) Blog
10 2 (0.87%) Social Network
10 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.87%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.30%) UNIX
2 18 (7.86%) Linux
3 13 (5.68%) Windows
4 2 (0.87%) Solaris
4 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (34.06%) Data Modelling
2 42 (18.34%) Data Management
3 41 (17.90%) Data Architecture
4 37 (16.16%) Data Analysis
5 35 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (14.41%) Business Analysis
7 28 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (9.17%) Migration
9 20 (8.73%) Data Governance
9 20 (8.73%) Data Mapping
10 19 (8.30%) Project Management
11 14 (6.11%) ETL
11 14 (6.11%) Risk Management
12 13 (5.68%) CRM
12 13 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (5.68%) Mentoring
13 12 (5.24%) Analytics
13 12 (5.24%) Data Migration
13 12 (5.24%) Information Management
13 12 (5.24%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.88%) SQL
2 26 (11.35%) Java
3 9 (3.93%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.06%) Perl
5 6 (2.62%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.62%) C#
6 5 (2.18%) C++
7 3 (1.31%) C
8 2 (0.87%) Scala
8 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.87%) Python
8 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) SQR
Qualifications
1 10 (4.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.18%) Degree
4 3 (1.31%) ISEB
5 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.66%) Data Quality
2 14 (6.11%) FATCA
3 9 (3.93%) EMIR
3 9 (3.93%) QA
4 8 (3.49%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.31%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.87%) SLA
6 2 (0.87%) MiFID
7 1 (0.44%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (2.18%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.18%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.31%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.06%) Control-M
2 3 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.87%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.79%) Oracle
3 11 (4.80%) Informatica
4 9 (3.93%) IBM
4 9 (3.93%) Bloomberg
5 8 (3.49%) Sybase
5 8 (3.49%) Trillium
6 7 (3.06%) GoldenSource
7 6 (2.62%) Ab Initio
8 5 (2.18%) Tableau
8 5 (2.18%) Reuters
9 4 (1.75%) Greenplum
9 4 (1.75%) Tradeweb
9 4 (1.75%) Murex
10 3 (1.31%) SunGard
10 3 (1.31%) SAP
10 3 (1.31%) Teradata
10 3 (1.31%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.87%) VMware
11 2 (0.87%) Pega
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Real Staffing
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