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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 354 344 317
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 77 77 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.35% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 0.96% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 51 69
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £662 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
- -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £10.81
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +38.82%
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
7858 8036 8652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.27% 36.29% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5596 5496 6086
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 131 158
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the London region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +16 4 £400 -27.27% 4
Docklands, London - 2 £500 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 69 (41.82%) Data Quality
2 67 (40.61%) Finance
3 65 (39.39%) SQL
4 62 (37.58%) Data Modelling
5 59 (35.76%) Banking
6 53 (32.12%) Data Management
7 39 (23.64%) Data Analysis
8 30 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 28 (16.97%) Data Integration
10 27 (16.36%) Data Architecture
11 25 (15.15%) Master Data Management
11 25 (15.15%) Business Analysis
12 23 (13.94%) MS Excel
13 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 22 (13.33%) Investment Banking
14 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (12.73%) Front Office
15 20 (12.12%) Migration
15 20 (12.12%) Data Governance
16 19 (11.52%) Java
17 18 (10.91%) Oracle
18 17 (10.30%) Fixed Income
18 17 (10.30%) Derivative
19 16 (9.70%) Data Migration
19 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
20 15 (9.09%) SDLC
20 15 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
21 13 (7.88%) QA
21 13 (7.88%) Asset Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.24%) Apache
2 7 (4.24%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 23 (13.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.64%) MS Office
2 6 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.24%) Office 365
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.21%) BGP
2 2 (1.21%) Firewall
3 1 (0.61%) DSL
3 1 (0.61%) LAN
3 1 (0.61%) SNA
3 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.88%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.67%) Big Data
4 10 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.85%) IBM InfoSphere
5 8 (4.85%) MS Access
6 7 (4.24%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.24%) HBase
7 6 (3.64%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.42%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 4 (2.42%) Cognos Report Studio
9 3 (1.82%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (3.64%) Ant
3 4 (2.42%) JIRA
4 3 (1.82%) Toad
5 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.21%) jMock
5 2 (1.21%) Maven
5 2 (1.21%) Mockito
5 2 (1.21%) Subversion
5 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.61%) Protractor
6 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (40.61%) Finance
2 59 (35.76%) Banking
3 22 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 21 (12.73%) Front Office
5 6 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.64%) Legal
6 4 (2.42%) Back Office
6 4 (2.42%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.42%) International Banking
7 3 (1.82%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (46.06%) Analyst
2 47 (28.48%) Business Analyst
3 33 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 30 (18.18%) Architect
4 30 (18.18%) Data Business Analyst
5 27 (16.36%) Developer
6 22 (13.33%) Reference Data Analyst
7 13 (7.88%) Data Architect
8 10 (6.06%) Banking Analyst
8 10 (6.06%) Excel Developer
8 10 (6.06%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 9 (5.45%) Excel VBA Developer
9 9 (5.45%) VBA Developer
10 8 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.85%) SQL Developer
10 8 (4.85%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.24%) Asset Management Analyst
11 7 (4.24%) Scala Developer
11 7 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.24%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.27%) XML
2 7 (4.24%) JSON
2 7 (4.24%) REST
3 6 (3.64%) Web Services
4 5 (3.03%) SOAP
5 4 (2.42%) Middleware
5 4 (2.42%) WSDL
5 4 (2.42%) XSD
6 3 (1.82%) CSS
6 3 (1.82%) Java EE
7 2 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.21%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.21%) J2EE
7 2 (1.21%) JDBC
7 2 (1.21%) JMS
7 2 (1.21%) JMX
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (1.21%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.21%) Spring
7 2 (1.21%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.97%) Data Integration
2 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.30%) Derivative
3 17 (10.30%) Fixed Income
4 11 (6.67%) Equities
5 10 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (4.24%) Learning Management System
7 6 (3.64%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.42%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.42%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (1.82%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.21%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.21%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.21%) Replication
10 2 (1.21%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.21%) Taxonomies
10 2 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.64%) Unix
2 4 (2.42%) Linux
2 4 (2.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.58%) Data Modelling
2 53 (32.12%) Data Management
3 39 (23.64%) Data Analysis
4 30 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (16.36%) Data Architecture
6 25 (15.15%) Business Analysis
6 25 (15.15%) Master Data Management
7 20 (12.12%) Data Governance
7 20 (12.12%) Migration
8 16 (9.70%) Data Migration
9 15 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
9 15 (9.09%) SDLC
10 13 (7.88%) Asset Management
10 13 (7.88%) Risk Management
11 10 (6.06%) Project Management
11 10 (6.06%) UML
12 9 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.45%) ETL
12 9 (5.45%) PRINCE2
12 9 (5.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 65 (39.39%) SQL
2 19 (11.52%) Java
3 11 (6.67%) VBA
4 9 (5.45%) T-SQL
4 9 (5.45%) VB
5 8 (4.85%) C#
5 8 (4.85%) C++
5 8 (4.85%) Python
5 8 (4.85%) Scala
5 8 (4.85%) VB6
6 7 (4.24%) SPARQL
7 4 (2.42%) Perl
8 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.21%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.24%) CTC Cleared
2 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) Degree
3 4 (2.42%) ISEB
3 4 (2.42%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.21%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) CITP
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (41.82%) Data Quality
2 13 (7.88%) QA
3 9 (5.45%) ISO20022
4 5 (3.03%) Solvency II
5 3 (1.82%) MiFID
6 2 (1.21%) EMIR
7 1 (0.61%) Basel III
7 1 (0.61%) COREP
7 1 (0.61%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.61%) RMADS
7 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.42%) Control-M
3 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.21%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.91%) Oracle
3 11 (6.67%) Talend
4 10 (6.06%) Bloomberg
4 10 (6.06%) GoldenSource
5 5 (3.03%) IBM
5 5 (3.03%) Informatica
5 5 (3.03%) Remedy
6 4 (2.42%) Cognos
6 4 (2.42%) HP
6 4 (2.42%) Reuters
6 4 (2.42%) Sybase
7 2 (1.21%) BT
7 2 (1.21%) Murex
7 2 (1.21%) Radianz
7 2 (1.21%) SunGard
7 2 (1.21%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.61%) Alias
8 1 (0.61%) Fidessa
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