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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 342 283 258
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -25
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 57 101 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 1.24% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 69 103
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £710 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £565 £415
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +36.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
7524 8121 7522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.44% 37.37% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5550 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 168 157
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 19 £500 -9.09% 13
Canary Wharf +10 2 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 61 (44.85%) SQL
1 61 (44.85%) Banking
2 57 (41.91%) Finance
3 42 (30.88%) Investment Banking
4 35 (25.74%) Data Modelling
5 29 (21.32%) Business Analysis
5 29 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (20.59%) Data Analysis
7 25 (18.38%) Java
8 23 (16.91%) Fixed Income
9 21 (15.44%) Equities
9 21 (15.44%) Derivative
10 20 (14.71%) Migration
10 20 (14.71%) UNIX
11 19 (13.97%) Linux
11 19 (13.97%) Data Management
11 19 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (13.24%) XML
13 16 (11.76%) Data Governance
14 15 (11.03%) Sybase
14 15 (11.03%) Financial Institution
15 14 (10.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (9.56%) Front Office
16 13 (9.56%) Relational Database
17 12 (8.82%) Project Management
17 12 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (8.82%) Data Mapping
18 11 (8.09%) Data Migration
18 11 (8.09%) Informatica

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.68%) Apache
3 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.47%) SAS
4 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.74%) FileNet
5 1 (0.74%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.74%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.47%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.47%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Global One
3 1 (0.74%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.74%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.74%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) SNA
1 2 (1.47%) SAN
2 1 (0.74%) AMQP
2 1 (0.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.56%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.09%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.68%) DB2
4 5 (3.68%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.94%) Star Schema
5 4 (2.94%) DB2 UDB
5 4 (2.94%) BusinessObjects XI
5 4 (2.94%) KDB
5 4 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.21%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.21%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.21%) Big Data
6 3 (2.21%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.47%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Hudson
2 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.68%) Ant
2 5 (3.68%) CruiseControl
2 5 (3.68%) JIRA
3 4 (2.94%) Toad
4 3 (2.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.21%) JUnit
4 3 (2.21%) Selenium
4 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.47%) ERwin
5 2 (1.47%) jMock
5 2 (1.47%) Subversion
5 2 (1.47%) Maven
5 2 (1.47%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.74%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.74%) FitNesse
General
1 61 (44.85%) Banking
2 57 (41.91%) Finance
3 42 (30.88%) Investment Banking
4 15 (11.03%) Financial Institution
5 13 (9.56%) Front Office
6 9 (6.62%) Legal
7 6 (4.41%) Back Office
8 3 (2.21%) General Ledger
8 3 (2.21%) Retail
9 1 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 63 (46.32%) Analyst
2 41 (30.15%) Business Analyst
3 34 (25.00%) Developer
4 22 (16.18%) Data Analyst
5 12 (8.82%) Architect
6 11 (8.09%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.62%) Data Architect
8 8 (5.88%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.15%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.41%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.68%) UI Programmer
11 5 (3.68%) Web Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Operations Manager
12 4 (2.94%) Database Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Agile Java Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Banking Business Analyst
12 4 (2.94%) Technical Manager
13 3 (2.21%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.24%) XML
2 7 (5.15%) HTML
2 7 (5.15%) Lucene
2 7 (5.15%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.41%) .NET
4 5 (3.68%) CSS
4 5 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (3.68%) Apache Camel
4 5 (3.68%) Guice
4 5 (3.68%) JSON
5 4 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.94%) Swing
5 4 (2.94%) FpML
6 3 (2.21%) Spring
7 2 (1.47%) JTA
7 2 (1.47%) Web Services
7 2 (1.47%) Middleware
7 2 (1.47%) HTML5
7 2 (1.47%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.91%) Fixed Income
2 21 (15.44%) Equities
2 21 (15.44%) Derivative
3 19 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (6.62%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.41%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (4.41%) Credit Risk
6 6 (4.41%) Market Risk
7 5 (3.68%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.68%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.94%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.21%) Blog
9 3 (2.21%) Hedge funds
9 3 (2.21%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.47%) Social Network
10 2 (1.47%) ASIC
10 2 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.47%) Open Source
11 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.71%) UNIX
2 19 (13.97%) Linux
3 3 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.21%) Windows
4 2 (1.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.74%) Data Modelling
2 29 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.32%) Business Analysis
3 28 (20.59%) Data Analysis
4 20 (14.71%) Migration
5 19 (13.97%) Data Management
6 16 (11.76%) Data Governance
7 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (8.82%) Project Management
8 12 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (8.82%) Data Mapping
9 11 (8.09%) Data Migration
10 10 (7.35%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.62%) Test Management
12 8 (5.88%) User Stories
13 7 (5.15%) Technical Analysis
13 7 (5.15%) Logical Data Model
13 7 (5.15%) Waterfall
13 7 (5.15%) Extreme Programming
13 7 (5.15%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 61 (44.85%) SQL
2 25 (18.38%) Java
3 10 (7.35%) Shell Script
4 7 (5.15%) Perl
5 6 (4.41%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.68%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.94%) C#
8 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.47%) Python
9 2 (1.47%) Scala
10 1 (0.74%) SQR
10 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.21%) Degree
2 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.47%) ISEB
3 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.74%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.09%) Data Quality
2 10 (7.35%) FATCA
3 9 (6.62%) EMIR
4 6 (4.41%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (3.68%) QA
6 2 (1.47%) Basel III
6 2 (1.47%) MiFID
7 1 (0.74%) SLA
7 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.74%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.74%) COREP
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.15%) Control-M
2 5 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (11.03%) Sybase
2 11 (8.09%) Informatica
3 8 (5.88%) Oracle
3 8 (5.88%) Bloomberg
3 8 (5.88%) GoldenSource
4 6 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.41%) Reuters
5 5 (3.68%) Murex
5 5 (3.68%) IBM
5 5 (3.68%) Google
5 5 (3.68%) Tableau
6 4 (2.94%) Greenplum
6 4 (2.94%) SunGard
6 4 (2.94%) SmartStream
7 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.21%) SAP
7 3 (2.21%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.47%) MarketAxess
8 2 (1.47%) Tradeweb
8 2 (1.47%) VMware
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