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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 279 263 250
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 134 129 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 1.82% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 95 145
Average daily rate £550 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £415 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £640 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £456 £393
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +16.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.81 - £17.00
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7582 7099 8753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.34% 32.86% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 4946 5867
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 42 £550 +4.76% 11
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 144 (62.34%) Banking
2 108 (46.75%) Investment Banking
3 105 (45.45%) Finance
4 67 (29.00%) SQL
5 58 (25.11%) Data Modelling
6 45 (19.48%) Project Management
6 45 (19.48%) Data Management
7 42 (18.18%) Business Analysis
8 41 (17.75%) Oracle
9 39 (16.88%) Derivative
10 36 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (12.55%) Data Analysis
12 27 (11.69%) Equities
12 27 (11.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (11.26%) Back Office
13 26 (11.26%) Data Integration
13 26 (11.26%) Data Quality
14 25 (10.82%) Front Office
14 25 (10.82%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (10.82%) Fixed Income
14 25 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (9.52%) Data Mapping
15 22 (9.52%) Data Architecture
16 21 (9.09%) Asset Management
16 21 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (8.23%) SQL Server
17 19 (8.23%) Workflow
17 19 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (7.79%) Informatica
18 18 (7.79%) UNIX

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (1.73%) FileNet
1 4 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.43%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 12 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.46%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.30%) MS Office
4 2 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (6.93%) Markit EDM
2 7 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.73%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.30%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (1.30%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.87%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.87%) Summit
6 1 (0.43%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.43%) Eagle STAR
6 1 (0.43%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.43%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.43%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) SaaS
1 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.03%) DSL
1 7 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.82%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (8.23%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.19%) RDBMS
5 11 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.46%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.60%) QlikView
8 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.30%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.87%) MySQL
10 2 (0.87%) DB2
10 2 (0.87%) OLAP
10 2 (0.87%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.43%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.19%) JIRA
2 6 (2.60%) ERwin
3 4 (1.73%) Toad
4 2 (0.87%) JUnit
4 2 (0.87%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.87%) Selenium
4 2 (0.87%) jMock
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Designer 10g
5 1 (0.43%) Subversion
5 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 144 (62.34%) Banking
2 108 (46.75%) Investment Banking
3 105 (45.45%) Finance
4 26 (11.26%) Back Office
5 25 (10.82%) Front Office
6 14 (6.06%) Legal
7 5 (2.16%) Retail
8 4 (1.73%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.30%) Billing
9 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) International Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 123 (53.25%) Analyst
2 81 (35.06%) Business Analyst
3 36 (15.58%) Project Manager
4 32 (13.85%) Developer
5 30 (12.99%) Data Analyst
6 26 (11.26%) Architect
7 12 (5.19%) Data Architect
7 12 (5.19%) Banking Business Analyst
8 10 (4.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 10 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (3.90%) Data Modeller
9 9 (3.90%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (3.90%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.03%) Business Manager
10 7 (3.03%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.60%) Business Project Manager
12 5 (2.16%) Data Manager
13 4 (1.73%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 4 (1.73%) Designer
13 4 (1.73%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.49%) XML
2 7 (3.03%) .NET
3 6 (2.60%) Drools
3 6 (2.60%) FpML
3 6 (2.60%) JRules
4 5 (2.16%) JMS
4 5 (2.16%) Web Services
5 3 (1.30%) J2EE
6 2 (0.87%) REST
6 2 (0.87%) CSS3
6 2 (0.87%) HTML5
6 2 (0.87%) Play Framework
6 2 (0.87%) CSS
6 2 (0.87%) XSLT
6 2 (0.87%) HTML
6 2 (0.87%) JTS
6 2 (0.87%) Middleware
6 2 (0.87%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.87%) Ajax
6 2 (0.87%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.88%) Derivative
2 27 (11.69%) Equities
2 27 (11.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 26 (11.26%) Data Integration
4 25 (10.82%) Fixed Income
5 13 (5.63%) Credit Risk
6 11 (4.76%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.03%) AS400
7 7 (3.03%) iSeries
8 6 (2.60%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.73%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.73%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.30%) PMI
10 3 (1.30%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.30%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.87%) Data Conversion
12 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.43%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.43%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.79%) UNIX
2 9 (3.90%) Linux
3 3 (1.30%) Windows
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.11%) Data Modelling
2 45 (19.48%) Project Management
2 45 (19.48%) Data Management
3 42 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 36 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (12.55%) Data Analysis
6 25 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (9.52%) Data Mapping
7 22 (9.52%) Data Architecture
8 21 (9.09%) Asset Management
8 21 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (8.23%) Workflow
9 19 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (6.49%) Wealth Management
10 15 (6.49%) ETL
11 14 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
11 14 (6.06%) Waterfall
12 13 (5.63%) Investment Management
12 13 (5.63%) UML
13 12 (5.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.00%) SQL
2 12 (5.19%) VBA
2 12 (5.19%) Java
3 7 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.60%) C#
5 4 (1.73%) Perl
6 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.30%) Scala
7 2 (0.87%) C++
7 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.87%) VB
7 2 (0.87%) Ruby
8 1 (0.43%) XPath
8 1 (0.43%) Python
8 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (5.63%) Degree
2 5 (2.16%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.30%) PMP
4 2 (0.87%) ACCA
4 2 (0.87%) CIMA
5 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.26%) Data Quality
2 16 (6.93%) EMIR
3 15 (6.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 13 (5.63%) QA
5 11 (4.76%) MiFID
6 5 (2.16%) Basel III
7 4 (1.73%) FATCA
7 4 (1.73%) SLA
8 3 (1.30%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.43%) COREP
9 1 (0.43%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 9 (3.90%) Control-M
2 6 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (17.75%) Oracle
2 18 (7.79%) Informatica
3 16 (6.93%) GoldenSource
4 13 (5.63%) Bloomberg
5 9 (3.90%) Reuters
5 9 (3.90%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.03%) Business Objects
6 7 (3.03%) Sybase
7 6 (2.60%) IBM
7 6 (2.60%) Ab Initio
8 5 (2.16%) SAP
8 5 (2.16%) Tableau
9 4 (1.73%) Pega
9 4 (1.73%) HP
10 3 (1.30%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.30%) Charles River
10 3 (1.30%) JBoss
10 3 (1.30%) RIMES
10 3 (1.30%) Microgen
11 2 (0.87%) Murex
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ITHR 752
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + 12 months
Posted: 5 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 26 days ago