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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 320 298 260
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -38
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 108 126 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 1.32% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 91 128
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 £362 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
- -5.84%
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
8779 9552 9389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.63% 37.70% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6110 6725 6478
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 155 239
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -15.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.20 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +1 23 £550 - 8
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 77 (43.50%) Banking
2 72 (40.68%) Finance
3 54 (30.51%) SQL
4 52 (29.38%) Investment Banking
5 42 (23.73%) Data Modelling
6 33 (18.64%) Data Management
7 31 (17.51%) Data Analysis
8 30 (16.95%) Migration
8 30 (16.95%) XML
9 29 (16.38%) Oracle
9 29 (16.38%) Business Analysis
10 27 (15.25%) Fixed Income
11 25 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (12.43%) Derivative
12 22 (12.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (12.43%) SQL Server
13 20 (11.30%) Front Office
14 19 (10.73%) Project Management
15 18 (10.17%) Java
15 18 (10.17%) Credit Risk
15 18 (10.17%) Data Integration
15 18 (10.17%) Data Architecture
16 17 (9.60%) Equities
17 16 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (8.47%) Sybase
19 14 (7.91%) UNIX
19 14 (7.91%) Bloomberg
19 14 (7.91%) GoldenSource
19 14 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
20 13 (7.34%) Market Risk

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (3.39%) Apache
1 6 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.13%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.56%) Jetty
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (2.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.13%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.39%) Eagle STAR
3 5 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.69%) Endur
4 3 (1.69%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle TCA
5 2 (1.13%) Minerva
5 2 (1.13%) Sentinel
5 2 (1.13%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 2 (1.13%) Aligne
5 2 (1.13%) PolarLake
5 2 (1.13%) ZaiNet
5 2 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.56%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.56%) AMQP
2 1 (0.56%) 4G
2 1 (0.56%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.52%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.26%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.13%) WebFOCUS
7 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.13%) DTS
7 2 (1.13%) DataStage
7 2 (1.13%) MySQL
7 2 (1.13%) Datomic
Development Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Toad
2 5 (2.82%) jMock
2 5 (2.82%) Hudson
3 4 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.26%) JIRA
3 4 (2.26%) Ant
3 4 (2.26%) CruiseControl
4 3 (1.69%) Subversion
4 3 (1.69%) FitNesse
4 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.13%) Selenium
5 2 (1.13%) Maven
5 2 (1.13%) JUnit
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.56%) MagicDraw
6 1 (0.56%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 77 (43.50%) Banking
2 72 (40.68%) Finance
3 52 (29.38%) Investment Banking
4 20 (11.30%) Front Office
5 12 (6.78%) Financial Institution
6 11 (6.21%) Legal
7 9 (5.08%) Back Office
8 5 (2.82%) Retail
9 4 (2.26%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.13%) Games
11 1 (0.56%) German Language
11 1 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (48.02%) Analyst
2 60 (33.90%) Business Analyst
3 34 (19.21%) Developer
4 28 (15.82%) Architect
5 17 (9.60%) Data Analyst
6 14 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (6.21%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.65%) Oracle Architect
9 9 (5.08%) Oracle Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.52%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.95%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.95%) Banking Business Analyst
11 7 (3.95%) Business Data Analyst
12 6 (3.39%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.82%) Technical Architect
13 5 (2.82%) Programme Manager
13 5 (2.82%) Business Systems Analyst
13 5 (2.82%) Consultant
13 5 (2.82%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.82%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.95%) XML
2 11 (6.21%) HTML
3 7 (3.95%) .NET
3 7 (3.95%) CSS
3 7 (3.95%) JSON
4 6 (3.39%) Guice
4 6 (3.39%) Lucene
4 6 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (3.39%) Apache Camel
5 5 (2.82%) Middleware
5 5 (2.82%) FpML
6 4 (2.26%) Swing
6 4 (2.26%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.69%) XSLT
7 3 (1.69%) Web Services
8 2 (1.13%) MSMQ
8 2 (1.13%) JMS
8 2 (1.13%) JTS
8 2 (1.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.25%) Fixed Income
2 22 (12.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (12.43%) Derivative
3 18 (10.17%) Credit Risk
3 18 (10.17%) Data Integration
4 17 (9.60%) Equities
5 16 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (7.34%) Market Risk
7 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.39%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.26%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.69%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.13%) Blog
10 2 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (1.13%) User Experience
10 2 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.56%) ASIC
11 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.91%) UNIX
2 7 (3.95%) Linux
3 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.73%) Data Modelling
2 33 (18.64%) Data Management
3 31 (17.51%) Data Analysis
4 30 (16.95%) Migration
5 29 (16.38%) Business Analysis
6 25 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (10.73%) Project Management
8 18 (10.17%) Data Architecture
9 14 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (7.34%) Risk Management
11 12 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.65%) Data Mapping
13 10 (5.65%) Data Governance
14 9 (5.08%) Systems Analysis
15 8 (4.52%) Data Migration
15 8 (4.52%) Asset Management
15 8 (4.52%) Workflow
16 7 (3.95%) Knowledge Management
16 7 (3.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.51%) SQL
2 18 (10.17%) Java
3 11 (6.21%) C#
4 8 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.82%) Python
6 5 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.26%) Perl
7 4 (2.26%) C
8 3 (1.69%) VBA
9 2 (1.13%) C++
9 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.13%) XPath
10 1 (0.56%) Scala
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (3.39%) Degree
2 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.21%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.95%) EMIR
3 5 (2.82%) QA
4 4 (2.26%) FATCA
5 3 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.69%) MiFID
6 1 (0.56%) COREP
6 1 (0.56%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.56%) Basel III
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Control-M
2 3 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (16.38%) Oracle
2 15 (8.47%) Sybase
3 14 (7.91%) Bloomberg
3 14 (7.91%) GoldenSource
4 10 (5.65%) Reuters
4 10 (5.65%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.39%) Murex
5 6 (3.39%) Informatica
5 6 (3.39%) Google
6 5 (2.82%) SAP
7 4 (2.26%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.26%) SmartStream
7 4 (2.26%) Triple Point
8 3 (1.69%) OpenLink
8 3 (1.69%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.13%) Tradeweb
9 2 (1.13%) Pega
9 2 (1.13%) MarketAxess
9 2 (1.13%) RIMES
9 2 (1.13%) Tableau
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