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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 331 287 266
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -21
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 71 117 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.47% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 90 108
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£600 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £678 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+58.73% -9.93%
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
7113 7950 8213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.63% 32.78% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 5488 5558
Average daily rate £450 £463 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 175 202
Average hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
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 23 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 23 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
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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 -1 11 £594 +7.95% 10
Docklands, London +8 1 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 87 (43.07%) Banking
2 76 (37.62%) Finance
3 67 (33.17%) SQL
4 66 (32.67%) Investment Banking
5 50 (24.75%) Data Management
6 42 (20.79%) Data Modelling
7 39 (19.31%) Business Analysis
7 39 (19.31%) Derivative
8 35 (17.33%) Project Management
9 34 (16.83%) Data Analysis
10 28 (13.86%) Oracle
11 27 (13.37%) Fixed Income
11 27 (13.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 27 (13.37%) Data Quality
12 24 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (10.40%) Equities
14 19 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (9.41%) XML
15 18 (8.91%) Data Integration
16 17 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (7.92%) SQL Server
17 16 (7.92%) Migration
17 16 (7.92%) Front Office
17 16 (7.92%) Data Governance
18 15 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (7.43%) Informatica
19 14 (6.93%) QA
19 14 (6.93%) Waterfall
20 13 (6.44%) Asset Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (1.49%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.50%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.50%) Apache
2 1 (0.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.48%) Eagle STAR
3 4 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.49%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.99%) Minerva
5 2 (0.99%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.99%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.50%) Endur
6 1 (0.50%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.50%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.50%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.96%) DSL
2 2 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.99%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (7.92%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.98%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.49%) MySQL
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.49%) QlikView
5 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.99%) WebFOCUS
6 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.99%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.99%) DataStage
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 9 (4.46%) JIRA
2 3 (1.49%) jMock
2 3 (1.49%) Toad
3 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.50%) MagicDraw
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Designer 10g
3 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (43.07%) Banking
2 76 (37.62%) Finance
3 66 (32.67%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.92%) Front Office
5 10 (4.95%) Back Office
6 8 (3.96%) Legal
7 6 (2.97%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.99%) Games
8 2 (0.99%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.50%) International Banking
9 1 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 112 (55.45%) Analyst
2 71 (35.15%) Business Analyst
3 29 (14.36%) Developer
4 28 (13.86%) Data Analyst
5 27 (13.37%) Project Manager
6 19 (9.41%) Architect
7 10 (4.95%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (4.95%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 9 (4.46%) Banking Business Analyst
8 9 (4.46%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.96%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.47%) Programme Manager
10 7 (3.47%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.97%) Business Manager
12 5 (2.48%) Business Project Manager
12 5 (2.48%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.48%) Data Architect
13 4 (1.98%) Consultant
13 4 (1.98%) Market Data Analyst
13 4 (1.98%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.41%) XML
2 8 (3.96%) FpML
3 6 (2.97%) JRules
3 6 (2.97%) Drools
4 5 (2.48%) HTML
5 4 (1.98%) .NET
5 4 (1.98%) CSS
5 4 (1.98%) JSON
6 3 (1.49%) HTML5
6 3 (1.49%) REST
6 3 (1.49%) CSS3
6 3 (1.49%) Django
6 3 (1.49%) Play Framework
6 3 (1.49%) Ajax
6 3 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.49%) Middleware
7 2 (0.99%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.99%) Web Services
8 1 (0.50%) XSD
8 1 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.31%) Derivative
2 27 (13.37%) Fixed Income
2 27 (13.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (10.40%) Equities
4 18 (8.91%) Data Integration
5 7 (3.47%) iSeries
5 7 (3.47%) AS400
6 6 (2.97%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (2.97%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.98%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.49%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.49%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.99%) Open Source
10 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.50%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.50%) NHS
11 1 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.97%) UNIX
2 3 (1.49%) Linux
3 2 (0.99%) Windows
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.75%) Data Management
2 42 (20.79%) Data Modelling
3 39 (19.31%) Business Analysis
4 35 (17.33%) Project Management
5 34 (16.83%) Data Analysis
6 24 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (7.92%) Migration
8 16 (7.92%) Data Governance
9 15 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (6.93%) Waterfall
11 13 (6.44%) Asset Management
12 12 (5.94%) Data Mapping
12 12 (5.94%) ETL
13 11 (5.45%) Data Architecture
14 9 (4.46%) Wealth Management
14 9 (4.46%) Use Case
14 9 (4.46%) Investment Management
14 9 (4.46%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 67 (33.17%) SQL
2 13 (6.44%) VBA
3 7 (3.47%) C#
3 7 (3.47%) Java
4 4 (1.98%) Python
4 4 (1.98%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.98%) Scala
5 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.49%) Ruby
5 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.99%) Perl
6 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.99%) VB
7 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (1.49%) Degree
2 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.50%) PMP
3 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.37%) Data Quality
2 14 (6.93%) QA
3 6 (2.97%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.98%) EMIR
5 3 (1.49%) FATCA
5 3 (1.49%) MiFID
6 2 (0.99%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.99%) Basel III
6 2 (0.99%) SLA
7 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.50%) COREP
Systems Management
1 7 (3.47%) Control-M
2 5 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (13.86%) Oracle
2 15 (7.43%) Informatica
3 13 (6.44%) Bloomberg
4 12 (5.94%) GoldenSource
5 9 (4.46%) Reuters
6 8 (3.96%) Business Objects
7 7 (3.47%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.97%) Ab Initio
9 5 (2.48%) Tableau
9 5 (2.48%) Sybase
10 4 (1.98%) SAP
10 4 (1.98%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.49%) RIMES
11 3 (1.49%) Charles River
11 3 (1.49%) IBM
12 2 (0.99%) CA
12 2 (0.99%) Cognos
12 2 (0.99%) SunGard
12 2 (0.99%) HP
12 2 (0.99%) Vermilion
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago