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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 323 285 251
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -34
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 97 137 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.55% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 1.46% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 92 126
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£550 £525 £514
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £326 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +10.34%
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
8698 9396 9013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.40% 37.64% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6075 6631 6227
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
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 £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 165 216
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 30 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 30 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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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 -3 21 £550 -3.29% 12
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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 80 (44.44%) Banking
2 71 (39.44%) Finance
3 62 (34.44%) SQL
4 54 (30.00%) Investment Banking
5 42 (23.33%) Data Modelling
6 33 (18.33%) XML
7 32 (17.78%) Data Management
8 31 (17.22%) Migration
9 30 (16.67%) Data Analysis
9 30 (16.67%) Business Analysis
10 29 (16.11%) Oracle
11 28 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (15.00%) Fixed Income
13 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
14 21 (11.67%) Derivative
15 20 (11.11%) Java
15 20 (11.11%) Project Management
15 20 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (11.11%) Front Office
16 19 (10.56%) Credit Risk
17 18 (10.00%) Data Integration
17 18 (10.00%) Data Architecture
18 17 (9.44%) Sybase
19 16 (8.89%) UNIX
19 16 (8.89%) Equities
20 15 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
20 15 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
21 14 (7.78%) Market Risk
21 14 (7.78%) GoldenSource
21 14 (7.78%) Risk Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (3.33%) Apache
2 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.11%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.11%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.11%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.33%) Eagle STAR
3 5 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.67%) Endur
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (1.67%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (1.11%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 2 (1.11%) Aligne
5 2 (1.11%) Minerva
5 2 (1.11%) Sentinel
5 2 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.11%) ZaiNet
5 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.11%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.56%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.56%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.56%) 4G
2 1 (0.56%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.11%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.44%) Data Mining
5 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.11%) Datomic
8 2 (1.11%) Big Data
8 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.11%) WebFOCUS
8 2 (1.11%) MySQL
8 2 (1.11%) DTS
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Toad
2 6 (3.33%) Hudson
3 5 (2.78%) Ant
3 5 (2.78%) JIRA
3 5 (2.78%) jMock
3 5 (2.78%) CruiseControl
3 5 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.67%) JUnit
5 3 (1.67%) Selenium
5 3 (1.67%) FitNesse
5 3 (1.67%) Subversion
6 2 (1.11%) Maven
7 1 (0.56%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.56%) MagicDraw
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 80 (44.44%) Banking
2 71 (39.44%) Finance
3 54 (30.00%) Investment Banking
4 20 (11.11%) Front Office
5 14 (7.78%) Financial Institution
6 11 (6.11%) Legal
7 9 (5.00%) Back Office
8 5 (2.78%) Retail
9 4 (2.22%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.11%) Games
11 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.56%) German Language
11 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (46.67%) Analyst
2 58 (32.22%) Business Analyst
3 36 (20.00%) Developer
4 28 (15.56%) Architect
5 19 (10.56%) Data Analyst
6 14 (7.78%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
9 9 (5.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.44%) Banking Business Analyst
10 8 (4.44%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.89%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Business Data Analyst
12 6 (3.33%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.33%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.78%) Technical Architect
13 5 (2.78%) Business Systems Analyst
13 5 (2.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 5 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.33%) XML
2 11 (6.11%) HTML
3 8 (4.44%) .NET
4 7 (3.89%) CSS
4 7 (3.89%) JSON
5 6 (3.33%) Guice
5 6 (3.33%) Apache Camel
5 6 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (3.33%) Lucene
6 5 (2.78%) Middleware
6 5 (2.78%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.22%) Swing
7 4 (2.22%) FpML
8 3 (1.67%) Web Services
8 3 (1.67%) XSLT
9 2 (1.11%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.11%) Spring
9 2 (1.11%) JTA
9 2 (1.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.00%) Fixed Income
2 21 (11.67%) Derivative
3 20 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (10.56%) Credit Risk
5 18 (10.00%) Data Integration
6 16 (8.89%) Equities
7 15 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (7.78%) Market Risk
9 6 (3.33%) Computer Science
9 6 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
11 4 (2.22%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (1.67%) Taxonomies
12 3 (1.67%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.67%) Hedge funds
13 2 (1.11%) Blog
13 2 (1.11%) User Experience
13 2 (1.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 1 (0.56%) ASIC
14 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.89%) UNIX
2 8 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.33%) Data Modelling
2 32 (17.78%) Data Management
3 31 (17.22%) Migration
4 30 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 30 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 28 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (11.11%) Project Management
7 18 (10.00%) Data Architecture
8 15 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (7.78%) Risk Management
10 12 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.11%) Data Mapping
12 10 (5.56%) Data Governance
12 10 (5.56%) Waterfall
13 9 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (5.00%) Data Migration
14 8 (4.44%) Systems Analysis
14 8 (4.44%) Knowledge Management
14 8 (4.44%) Workflow
15 7 (3.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 62 (34.44%) SQL
2 20 (11.11%) Java
3 12 (6.67%) C#
4 9 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.78%) Python
6 5 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.78%) Perl
7 4 (2.22%) C
8 3 (1.67%) VBA
9 2 (1.11%) XPath
9 2 (1.11%) C++
9 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (3.89%) Degree
2 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.89%) EMIR
3 6 (3.33%) FATCA
4 4 (2.22%) QA
4 4 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.67%) MiFID
6 2 (1.11%) Basel III
7 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.56%) COREP
7 1 (0.56%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) Control-M
2 3 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.11%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (16.11%) Oracle
2 17 (9.44%) Sybase
3 14 (7.78%) GoldenSource
3 14 (7.78%) Bloomberg
4 11 (6.11%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.56%) Reuters
6 7 (3.89%) Murex
7 6 (3.33%) Google
7 6 (3.33%) Informatica
8 5 (2.78%) SAP
9 4 (2.22%) Triple Point
9 4 (2.22%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.22%) SmartStream
10 3 (1.67%) OpenLink
10 3 (1.67%) Ab Initio
11 2 (1.11%) Pega
11 2 (1.11%) Tradeweb
11 2 (1.11%) RIMES
11 2 (1.11%) MarketAxess
11 2 (1.11%) Tableau
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