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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 346 298 256
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -42
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 63 126 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.40% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 88 100
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£575 £554 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £348 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £667 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £458 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.65% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
8046 9026 7898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.90% 37.21% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5780 6286 5484
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 165 206
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.67 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -20 11 £400 -30.43% 9
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 76 (44.19%) Banking
2 74 (43.02%) Finance
3 66 (38.37%) SQL
4 50 (29.07%) Investment Banking
5 47 (27.33%) Data Modelling
6 32 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (18.02%) Migration
7 31 (18.02%) Business Analysis
8 30 (17.44%) Data Analysis
9 29 (16.86%) XML
10 24 (13.95%) Java
10 24 (13.95%) Data Management
11 23 (13.37%) Fixed Income
11 23 (13.37%) Equities
12 22 (12.79%) Oracle
12 22 (12.79%) SQL Server
13 21 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (11.05%) Credit Risk
14 19 (11.05%) Financial Institution
14 19 (11.05%) Front Office
15 17 (9.88%) Risk Management
15 17 (9.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (9.88%) Sybase
15 17 (9.88%) Derivative
16 16 (9.30%) UNIX
16 16 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (9.30%) Data Integration
16 16 (9.30%) Data Architecture
17 14 (8.14%) Market Risk
17 14 (8.14%) Microsoft

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (3.49%) Apache
1 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.16%) JBoss
4 1 (0.58%) Jetty
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.58%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
3 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.40%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.74%) Eagle STAR
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle TCA
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.74%) Endur
4 2 (1.16%) Minerva
4 2 (1.16%) Sentinel
4 2 (1.16%) ZaiNet
4 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.16%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 2 (1.16%) Aligne
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.58%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.58%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.58%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.58%) 4G
2 1 (0.58%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.07%) Data Mining
5 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.74%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.74%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.16%) DTS
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.16%) Datomic
7 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.58%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Toad
2 6 (3.49%) Hudson
3 5 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.91%) JIRA
3 5 (2.91%) CruiseControl
3 5 (2.91%) Ant
4 4 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.74%) jMock
5 3 (1.74%) Selenium
5 3 (1.74%) FitNesse
5 3 (1.74%) Subversion
5 3 (1.74%) JUnit
5 3 (1.74%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.16%) Maven
7 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
General
1 76 (44.19%) Banking
2 74 (43.02%) Finance
3 50 (29.07%) Investment Banking
4 19 (11.05%) Financial Institution
4 19 (11.05%) Front Office
5 12 (6.98%) Legal
6 7 (4.07%) Back Office
7 5 (2.91%) Retail
8 4 (2.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.58%) Billing
9 1 (0.58%) Publishing
9 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (43.60%) Analyst
2 47 (27.33%) Business Analyst
3 41 (23.84%) Developer
4 24 (13.95%) Architect
5 21 (12.21%) Data Analyst
6 12 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.81%) Oracle Architect
7 10 (5.81%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.23%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.23%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (4.07%) Banking Business Analyst
10 7 (4.07%) Data Architect
11 6 (3.49%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.49%) Business Data Analyst
12 5 (2.91%) UI Programmer
12 5 (2.91%) UI Developer
12 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (2.91%) Technical Business Analyst
12 5 (2.91%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.86%) XML
2 10 (5.81%) HTML
3 8 (4.65%) .NET
4 6 (3.49%) CSS
4 6 (3.49%) Lucene
4 6 (3.49%) JSON
4 6 (3.49%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (3.49%) Apache Camel
4 6 (3.49%) Guice
5 5 (2.91%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.91%) FpML
6 4 (2.33%) Middleware
6 4 (2.33%) Swing
6 4 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.74%) Spring
7 3 (1.74%) XSLT
8 2 (1.16%) Web Services
8 2 (1.16%) JMS
8 2 (1.16%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.37%) Fixed Income
1 23 (13.37%) Equities
2 21 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (11.05%) Credit Risk
4 17 (9.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (9.88%) Derivative
5 16 (9.30%) Data Integration
6 14 (8.14%) Market Risk
7 6 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.74%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.74%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.74%) Blog
10 2 (1.16%) ASIC
10 2 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.30%) UNIX
2 12 (6.98%) Linux
3 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.33%) Data Modelling
2 32 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (18.02%) Migration
3 31 (18.02%) Business Analysis
4 30 (17.44%) Data Analysis
5 24 (13.95%) Data Management
6 17 (9.88%) Risk Management
7 16 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (9.30%) Data Architecture
8 14 (8.14%) Project Management
9 13 (7.56%) Data Migration
9 13 (7.56%) Data Mapping
10 12 (6.98%) Data Governance
10 12 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.81%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.65%) Test Management
12 8 (4.65%) Logical Data Model
12 8 (4.65%) Extreme Programming
12 8 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (38.37%) SQL
2 24 (13.95%) Java
3 12 (6.98%) C#
4 9 (5.23%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.07%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.91%) Perl
7 4 (2.33%) C
8 3 (1.74%) VBA
8 3 (1.74%) Python
9 2 (1.16%) C++
9 2 (1.16%) XPath
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (1.16%) ISEB
3 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.56%) Data Quality
2 10 (5.81%) EMIR
3 8 (4.65%) FATCA
4 5 (2.91%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.74%) QA
6 2 (1.16%) MiFID
6 2 (1.16%) Basel III
7 1 (0.58%) COREP
7 1 (0.58%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.49%) Control-M
2 4 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.16%) Nagios
3 2 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 22 (12.79%) Oracle
2 17 (9.88%) Sybase
3 14 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.56%) Bloomberg
5 12 (6.98%) GoldenSource
6 9 (5.23%) Reuters
7 7 (4.07%) Murex
8 6 (3.49%) Informatica
8 6 (3.49%) Google
9 5 (2.91%) SAP
10 4 (2.33%) SmartStream
11 3 (1.74%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.74%) IBM
11 3 (1.74%) SunGard
11 3 (1.74%) OpenLink
12 2 (1.16%) Charles River
12 2 (1.16%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.16%) Fidessa
12 2 (1.16%) Ab Initio
12 2 (1.16%) ION Trading
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 - £725 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 days ago