The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 30 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 London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 323 311 272
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -39
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 83 111 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 1.41% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 83 103
Average daily rate
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£587 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7201 7887 8147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.63% 32.50% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4832 5420 5504
Average daily rate £450 £460 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 170 213
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in London

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data across the London region.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in London

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in London

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data across the London region.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in London

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London -9 13 £600 +9.09% 11
Docklands, London +10 1 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 89 (42.58%) Banking
2 77 (36.84%) Finance
3 68 (32.54%) Investment Banking
4 66 (31.58%) SQL
5 52 (24.88%) Data Management
6 48 (22.97%) Data Modelling
7 36 (17.22%) Business Analysis
8 35 (16.75%) Data Analysis
8 35 (16.75%) Derivative
9 32 (15.31%) Oracle
10 31 (14.83%) Project Management
10 31 (14.83%) Data Quality
11 27 (12.92%) Fixed Income
11 27 (12.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (10.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (9.57%) Equities
14 20 (9.57%) XML
15 18 (8.61%) Migration
15 18 (8.61%) Data Integration
16 17 (8.13%) Front Office
16 17 (8.13%) SQL Server
16 17 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (7.66%) Data Governance
18 15 (7.18%) Data Architecture
18 15 (7.18%) Informatica
19 14 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
19 14 (6.70%) Bloomberg
19 14 (6.70%) Asset Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (0.48%) Tuxedo
2 1 (0.48%) Apache
2 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.35%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.83%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.87%) Eagle STAR
3 4 (1.91%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.96%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.96%) Minerva
5 2 (0.96%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.48%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.48%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.48%) Endur
6 1 (0.48%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) DSL
2 2 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.48%) WAN
3 1 (0.48%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.13%) SQL Server
1 17 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (3.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (3.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.91%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.44%) QlikView
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.44%) MySQL
4 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.96%) Big Data
5 2 (0.96%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.96%) DataStage
5 2 (0.96%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.31%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) jMock
2 3 (1.44%) Toad
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Designer 10g
3 1 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.48%) MagicDraw
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (42.58%) Banking
2 77 (36.84%) Finance
3 68 (32.54%) Investment Banking
4 17 (8.13%) Front Office
5 12 (5.74%) Back Office
6 9 (4.31%) Legal
7 8 (3.83%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.96%) Games
8 2 (0.96%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.48%) International Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (54.55%) Analyst
2 71 (33.97%) Business Analyst
3 30 (14.35%) Developer
4 29 (13.88%) Data Analyst
5 25 (11.96%) Architect
6 24 (11.48%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.78%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (4.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Banking Business Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.35%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.35%) Programme Manager
10 7 (3.35%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.35%) Oracle Architect
11 6 (2.87%) Data Architect
11 6 (2.87%) Business Manager
12 5 (2.39%) Business Data Analyst
12 5 (2.39%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.39%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.57%) XML
2 8 (3.83%) FpML
3 6 (2.87%) Drools
3 6 (2.87%) HTML
3 6 (2.87%) JRules
4 4 (1.91%) .NET
4 4 (1.91%) CSS
4 4 (1.91%) Middleware
4 4 (1.91%) JSON
5 3 (1.44%) Django
5 3 (1.44%) Ajax
5 3 (1.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (1.44%) Play Framework
5 3 (1.44%) REST
5 3 (1.44%) CSS3
5 3 (1.44%) HTML5
6 2 (0.96%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.48%) WCF
7 1 (0.48%) WPF
7 1 (0.48%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.75%) Derivative
2 27 (12.92%) Fixed Income
2 27 (12.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (9.57%) Equities
4 18 (8.61%) Data Integration
5 12 (5.74%) Credit Risk
6 9 (4.31%) Market Risk
7 7 (3.35%) AS400
7 7 (3.35%) iSeries
8 5 (2.39%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.44%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.96%) Open Source
11 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.96%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 1 (0.48%) NHS
12 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.35%) UNIX
2 3 (1.44%) Linux
3 2 (0.96%) Windows
4 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.88%) Data Management
2 48 (22.97%) Data Modelling
3 36 (17.22%) Business Analysis
4 35 (16.75%) Data Analysis
5 31 (14.83%) Project Management
6 23 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (10.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (8.61%) Migration
9 16 (7.66%) Data Governance
10 15 (7.18%) Data Architecture
11 14 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.70%) Asset Management
12 12 (5.74%) ETL
12 12 (5.74%) Data Mapping
13 11 (5.26%) Workflow
14 10 (4.78%) Stress Testing
14 10 (4.78%) Investment Management
15 9 (4.31%) Wealth Management
15 9 (4.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (31.58%) SQL
2 12 (5.74%) VBA
3 7 (3.35%) Java
4 6 (2.87%) C#
5 4 (1.91%) Scala
5 4 (1.91%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.91%) Python
6 3 (1.44%) Ruby
6 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.96%) Perl
7 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.96%) VB
8 1 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.83%) Data Quality
2 13 (6.22%) QA
3 6 (2.87%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.91%) EMIR
5 3 (1.44%) MiFID
5 3 (1.44%) FATCA
6 2 (0.96%) Basel III
6 2 (0.96%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.96%) SLA
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.48%) COREP
Systems Management
1 7 (3.35%) Control-M
2 5 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (15.31%) Oracle
2 15 (7.18%) Informatica
3 14 (6.70%) Bloomberg
4 13 (6.22%) GoldenSource
5 10 (4.78%) Reuters
6 9 (4.31%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.83%) Business Objects
8 6 (2.87%) Ab Initio
9 5 (2.39%) Sybase
9 5 (2.39%) Tableau
10 4 (1.91%) SAP
11 3 (1.44%) Charles River
11 3 (1.44%) IBM
11 3 (1.44%) RIMES
12 2 (0.96%) Triple Point
12 2 (0.96%) Vermilion
12 2 (0.96%) CA
12 2 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.96%) SunGard
12 2 (0.96%) HP
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago