The 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 327 318 332
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 97 98 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 1.08% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 67 74
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £315
% change year-on-year
- +50.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
Reference Data
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8642 9041 9846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.49% 37.31% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5966 6040 6719
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 186 193
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
City of London +7 14 £538 -4.44% 10
Canary Wharf -10 3 £500 +66.66%
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 80 (45.20%) Banking
2 62 (35.03%) Finance
3 53 (29.94%) Investment Banking
4 44 (24.86%) Business Analysis
5 43 (24.29%) Data Modelling
6 32 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (16.95%) SQL
8 29 (16.38%) Data Management
8 29 (16.38%) Derivative
9 27 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (13.56%) Oracle
11 22 (12.43%) Data Architecture
12 20 (11.30%) Fixed Income
13 19 (10.73%) Data Mapping
13 19 (10.73%) Investment Management
13 19 (10.73%) Data Quality
14 18 (10.17%) Equities
14 18 (10.17%) Asset Management
14 18 (10.17%) Data Analysis
14 18 (10.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (9.60%) Data Integration
16 16 (9.04%) EMIR
16 16 (9.04%) Back Office
17 15 (8.47%) Relational Database
18 14 (7.91%) Project Management
19 13 (7.34%) Middleware
20 12 (6.78%) Front Office
20 12 (6.78%) SQL Server
20 12 (6.78%) Java

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.13%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.13%) JBoss
2 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.56%) IIS
3 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (6.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (5.65%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.39%) MS Office
4 5 (2.82%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.52%) Eagle PACE
2 7 (3.95%) Markit EDM
3 5 (2.82%) LatentZero
3 5 (2.82%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.56%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) DSL
2 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.13%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.56%) TETRA
3 1 (0.56%) LTE
3 1 (0.56%) SWIFTNet
3 1 (0.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.47%) Relational Database
2 12 (6.78%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.39%) Data Mining
4 6 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.82%) Big Data
6 4 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.69%) OLTP
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.69%) QlikView
7 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.69%) DataStage
8 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.13%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.13%) DTS
8 2 (1.13%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (4.52%) JIRA
2 5 (2.82%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.13%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Maven
5 1 (0.56%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.56%) jMock
5 1 (0.56%) Toad
5 1 (0.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.56%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.56%) ERwin
5 1 (0.56%) NUnit
5 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) JBehave
5 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
General
1 80 (45.20%) Banking
2 62 (35.03%) Finance
3 53 (29.94%) Investment Banking
4 16 (9.04%) Back Office
5 12 (6.78%) Front Office
6 7 (3.95%) Retail
6 7 (3.95%) Legal
7 6 (3.39%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.13%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.56%) International Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (49.72%) Analyst
2 73 (41.24%) Business Analyst
3 33 (18.64%) Architect
4 23 (12.99%) Data Analyst
5 16 (9.04%) Developer
6 15 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (8.47%) Senior Business Analyst
7 14 (7.91%) Technical Architect
8 13 (7.34%) Project Manager
9 11 (6.21%) Data Architect
10 10 (5.65%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (5.65%) Technical Business Analyst
11 8 (4.52%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 7 (3.95%) Data Business Analyst
13 6 (3.39%) Report Analyst
14 5 (2.82%) IT Business Analyst
14 5 (2.82%) Java Developer
14 5 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
15 4 (2.26%) Consultant
15 4 (2.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.34%) Middleware
2 7 (3.95%) .NET
2 7 (3.95%) Web Services
2 7 (3.95%) XML
3 6 (3.39%) FpML
4 5 (2.82%) HTML
5 3 (1.69%) SOAP
5 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.69%) XSLT
5 3 (1.69%) WCF
5 3 (1.69%) RESTful
5 3 (1.69%) HTML5
6 2 (1.13%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.13%) WPF
6 2 (1.13%) Dojo
6 2 (1.13%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.56%) Murex MxML
7 1 (0.56%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.38%) Derivative
2 27 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (11.30%) Fixed Income
4 18 (10.17%) Equities
4 18 (10.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (9.60%) Data Integration
6 11 (6.21%) Management Information System
7 10 (5.65%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.82%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.82%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.26%) DTCC
9 4 (2.26%) ASIC
9 4 (2.26%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.69%) User Experience
11 2 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.13%) NHS
12 1 (0.56%) Economics
12 1 (0.56%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.08%) Windows
2 7 (3.95%) UNIX
3 5 (2.82%) Linux
4 2 (1.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.13%) Android
4 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.86%) Business Analysis
2 43 (24.29%) Data Modelling
3 32 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.38%) Data Management
5 24 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (12.43%) Data Architecture
7 19 (10.73%) Data Mapping
7 19 (10.73%) Investment Management
8 18 (10.17%) Data Analysis
8 18 (10.17%) Asset Management
9 14 (7.91%) Project Management
10 12 (6.78%) Migration
10 12 (6.78%) SDLC
11 11 (6.21%) Analytics
11 11 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (6.21%) Workflow
12 10 (5.65%) Change Management
12 10 (5.65%) Data Governance
13 9 (5.08%) Waterfall
13 9 (5.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.95%) SQL
2 12 (6.78%) Java
3 7 (3.95%) C#
4 4 (2.26%) Perl
5 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.69%) VBA
6 2 (1.13%) Scala
6 2 (1.13%) C++
6 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.56%) Python
7 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.56%) Lingo
7 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (3.95%) Degree
2 6 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.26%) ISEB
5 2 (1.13%) PMP
5 2 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.73%) Data Quality
2 16 (9.04%) EMIR
3 10 (5.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (5.08%) FATCA
5 5 (2.82%) CRD IV
5 5 (2.82%) Basel III
6 4 (2.26%) COREP
7 3 (1.69%) Solvency II
7 3 (1.69%) MiFID
7 3 (1.69%) QA
8 2 (1.13%) FINREP
8 2 (1.13%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (1.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (13.56%) Oracle
2 10 (5.65%) Informatica
2 10 (5.65%) Bloomberg
2 10 (5.65%) Pega
3 9 (5.08%) GoldenSource
4 8 (4.52%) Reuters
4 8 (4.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.82%) Fidessa
5 5 (2.82%) HP
6 4 (2.26%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (2.26%) Vermilion
6 4 (2.26%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.69%) Perforce
7 3 (1.69%) Murex
7 3 (1.69%) IBM
7 3 (1.69%) Sybase
7 3 (1.69%) Cognos
8 2 (1.13%) Siebel
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco
8 2 (1.13%) Calypso
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