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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 309 312 268
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -44
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 101 114 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.36% 1.39% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 87 116
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £705 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £315 £575
% change year-on-year
+53.96% -45.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -40.00%
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
7417 8177 8232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.55% 32.44% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4918 5623 5610
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 173 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +5 16 £563 +2.27% 10
Docklands, London +12 1 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 90 (44.33%) Banking
2 76 (37.44%) Finance
3 64 (31.53%) Investment Banking
4 61 (30.05%) SQL
5 49 (24.14%) Data Modelling
6 46 (22.66%) Data Management
7 34 (16.75%) Data Analysis
8 31 (15.27%) Oracle
9 30 (14.78%) Business Analysis
10 27 (13.30%) Derivative
11 26 (12.81%) Fixed Income
12 24 (11.82%) Migration
12 24 (11.82%) XML
12 24 (11.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (11.33%) Data Quality
14 22 (10.84%) Project Management
15 20 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (9.36%) Data Integration
17 18 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
18 17 (8.37%) Front Office
18 17 (8.37%) Asset Management
18 17 (8.37%) Data Architecture
18 17 (8.37%) Data Governance
19 16 (7.88%) SQL Server
20 15 (7.39%) Bloomberg
20 15 (7.39%) Equities
20 15 (7.39%) Credit Risk
21 14 (6.90%) Markit EDM

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.49%) Tuxedo
2 1 (0.49%) Apache
2 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.46%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (6.90%) Markit EDM
2 7 (3.45%) Eagle STAR
3 4 (1.97%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (1.48%) Endur
5 2 (0.99%) Aligne
5 2 (0.99%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 2 (0.99%) Minerva
5 2 (0.99%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.99%) ZaiNet
5 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.99%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.49%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.49%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.49%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.94%) DSL
2 2 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (7.88%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.45%) Data Mining
4 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.48%) MySQL
7 3 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.48%) QlikView
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.99%) Big Data
8 2 (0.99%) WebFOCUS
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.99%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Toad
2 4 (1.97%) JIRA
3 3 (1.48%) jMock
4 2 (0.99%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.49%) MagicDraw
5 1 (0.49%) Subversion
5 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (44.33%) Banking
2 76 (37.44%) Finance
3 64 (31.53%) Investment Banking
4 17 (8.37%) Front Office
5 12 (5.91%) Back Office
6 8 (3.94%) Legal
6 8 (3.94%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.46%) Retail
8 4 (1.97%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.99%) Games
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.49%) German Language
10 1 (0.49%) International Banking
10 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 108 (53.20%) Analyst
2 65 (32.02%) Business Analyst
3 34 (16.75%) Data Analyst
4 29 (14.29%) Developer
5 24 (11.82%) Architect
6 20 (9.85%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.42%) Banking Business Analyst
8 10 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.43%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 7 (3.45%) Business Data Analyst
11 6 (2.96%) Oracle Architect
11 6 (2.96%) Data Architect
11 6 (2.96%) Programme Manager
12 5 (2.46%) Business Manager
12 5 (2.46%) Technical Business Analyst
12 5 (2.46%) Operations Analyst
12 5 (2.46%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.46%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.82%) XML
2 8 (3.94%) FpML
2 8 (3.94%) HTML
3 6 (2.96%) Drools
3 6 (2.96%) JRules
4 5 (2.46%) Middleware
5 4 (1.97%) JSON
5 4 (1.97%) CSS
6 3 (1.48%) .NET
6 3 (1.48%) Django
6 3 (1.48%) Ajax
6 3 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.48%) Play Framework
6 3 (1.48%) HTML5
6 3 (1.48%) REST
6 3 (1.48%) CSS3
7 2 (0.99%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.49%) J2SE
8 1 (0.49%) Web Services
8 1 (0.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) Derivative
2 26 (12.81%) Fixed Income
3 24 (11.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (9.36%) Data Integration
5 15 (7.39%) Equities
5 15 (7.39%) Credit Risk
6 9 (4.43%) Market Risk
7 5 (2.46%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.48%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.99%) Open Source
9 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.99%) iSeries
9 2 (0.99%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (0.99%) AS400
10 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.49%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.49%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.43%) UNIX
2 4 (1.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.14%) Data Modelling
2 46 (22.66%) Data Management
3 34 (16.75%) Data Analysis
4 30 (14.78%) Business Analysis
5 24 (11.82%) Migration
6 22 (10.84%) Project Management
7 20 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (8.37%) Asset Management
9 17 (8.37%) Data Architecture
9 17 (8.37%) Data Governance
10 13 (6.40%) Data Mapping
10 13 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (6.40%) Risk Management
10 13 (6.40%) ETL
11 11 (5.42%) Workflow
12 9 (4.43%) Investment Management
12 9 (4.43%) Master Data Management
13 8 (3.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.05%) SQL
2 10 (4.93%) C#
3 8 (3.94%) Java
4 6 (2.96%) VBA
5 4 (1.97%) Scala
5 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.97%) C
5 4 (1.97%) Python
6 3 (1.48%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.48%) Perl
6 3 (1.48%) Ruby
7 2 (0.99%) XPath
7 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.99%) VB
7 2 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (2.46%) Degree
2 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.33%) Data Quality
2 11 (5.42%) QA
3 4 (1.97%) EMIR
4 3 (1.48%) MiFID
5 2 (0.99%) FATCA
5 2 (0.99%) Basel III
5 2 (0.99%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.49%) SLA
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.49%) COREP
Systems Management
1 4 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.99%) Control-M
Vendors
1 31 (15.27%) Oracle
2 15 (7.39%) Bloomberg
3 11 (5.42%) GoldenSource
4 10 (4.93%) Informatica
4 10 (4.93%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.93%) Business Objects
5 9 (4.43%) Reuters
6 7 (3.45%) Ab Initio
7 6 (2.96%) Tableau
7 6 (2.96%) Sybase
8 5 (2.46%) Charles River
8 5 (2.46%) RIMES
9 4 (1.97%) Triple Point
9 4 (1.97%) SAP
10 3 (1.48%) IBM
10 3 (1.48%) OpenLink
11 2 (0.99%) Vermilion
11 2 (0.99%) Brady
11 2 (0.99%) Cognos
11 2 (0.99%) CA
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