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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 323 305 259
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -46
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 79 100 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.44% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 1.17% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 101
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£550 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £500 £463
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.81 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+38.82% -63.98%
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
7832 8557 8659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.72% 37.56% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5398 6012 5888
Average daily rate £463 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 149 199
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.10 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.40 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +6 17 £550 -7.36% 8
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 63 (45.32%) Banking
2 59 (42.45%) Finance
3 44 (31.65%) Investment Banking
4 35 (25.18%) Data Modelling
5 31 (22.30%) Business Analysis
6 29 (20.86%) SQL
7 24 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (15.83%) Data Management
9 21 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (12.95%) Data Mapping
11 17 (12.23%) Data Analysis
11 17 (12.23%) Derivative
11 17 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (12.23%) Fixed Income
12 16 (11.51%) Migration
12 16 (11.51%) SDLC
13 14 (10.07%) Data Governance
13 14 (10.07%) Data Quality
13 14 (10.07%) Back Office
13 14 (10.07%) Equities
13 14 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (9.35%) Oracle
14 13 (9.35%) Relational Database
15 12 (8.63%) Informatica
15 12 (8.63%) Asset Management
16 11 (7.91%) Investment Management
16 11 (7.91%) Java
16 11 (7.91%) UNIX
16 11 (7.91%) FATCA
17 10 (7.19%) Markit EDM

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (1.44%) SAS
1 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.72%) CMS
2 1 (0.72%) FileNet
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.44%) MS Project
5 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.60%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.72%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.72%) Global One
3 1 (0.72%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.72%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) SAN
1 2 (1.44%) SNA
2 1 (0.72%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.72%) FTP
2 1 (0.72%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) Relational Database
2 10 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.60%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.60%) DB2
6 4 (2.88%) DataStage
6 4 (2.88%) Star Schema
6 4 (2.88%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (2.88%) KDB
6 4 (2.88%) DB2 UDB
6 4 (2.88%) Big Data
7 3 (2.16%) Sqoop
7 3 (2.16%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.16%) Pentaho
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.16%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.44%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) JIRA
2 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.16%) ERwin
3 2 (1.44%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.72%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.72%) Toad
4 1 (0.72%) PeopleTools
4 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 63 (45.32%) Banking
2 59 (42.45%) Finance
3 44 (31.65%) Investment Banking
4 14 (10.07%) Back Office
5 10 (7.19%) Front Office
5 10 (7.19%) Retail
6 9 (6.47%) Financial Institution
6 9 (6.47%) Legal
7 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.44%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.44%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (52.52%) Analyst
2 57 (41.01%) Business Analyst
3 22 (15.83%) Data Analyst
4 20 (14.39%) Developer
5 17 (12.23%) Architect
6 13 (9.35%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.47%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.47%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) Senior Business Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Technical Business Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Banking Business Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Data Architect
10 6 (4.32%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Data Business Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Reference Data Business Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.88%) Database Developer
13 3 (2.16%) Hadoop Developer
13 3 (2.16%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) Middleware
2 5 (3.60%) FpML
3 4 (2.88%) .NET
3 4 (2.88%) Web Services
4 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.16%) HTML5
4 3 (2.16%) RESTful
4 3 (2.16%) XML
4 3 (2.16%) HTML
5 2 (1.44%) Silverlight
5 2 (1.44%) Lucene
5 2 (1.44%) D3.js
5 2 (1.44%) GraphX
6 1 (0.72%) Sammy.js
6 1 (0.72%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.72%) Spring
6 1 (0.72%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.72%) WPF
6 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.23%) Derivative
2 17 (12.23%) Fixed Income
3 14 (10.07%) Equities
4 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (5.04%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.60%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.88%) ASIC
8 4 (2.88%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.16%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.44%) Social Network
10 2 (1.44%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.44%) User Experience
11 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.72%) Eurex
11 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.72%) APACS
11 1 (0.72%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.91%) UNIX
2 10 (7.19%) Linux
3 4 (2.88%) Windows
4 2 (1.44%) Solaris
4 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.18%) Data Modelling
2 31 (22.30%) Business Analysis
3 24 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (15.83%) Data Management
5 18 (12.95%) Data Mapping
6 17 (12.23%) Data Analysis
6 17 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (11.51%) Migration
7 16 (11.51%) SDLC
8 14 (10.07%) Data Governance
8 14 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (8.63%) Asset Management
10 11 (7.91%) Investment Management
11 10 (7.19%) Project Management
11 10 (7.19%) Data Migration
12 8 (5.76%) Workflow
12 8 (5.76%) ETL
12 8 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.76%) Technical Analysis
13 7 (5.04%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.86%) SQL
2 11 (7.91%) Java
3 6 (4.32%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.60%) Perl
5 4 (2.88%) Scala
6 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.44%) Spark SQL
8 1 (0.72%) Python
8 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.72%) C
8 1 (0.72%) C#
8 1 (0.72%) C++
8 1 (0.72%) SQR
Qualifications
1 3 (2.16%) Degree
1 3 (2.16%) ISEB
2 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) PhD
3 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.07%) Data Quality
2 11 (7.91%) FATCA
3 10 (7.19%) EMIR
4 7 (5.04%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (2.88%) MiFID
5 4 (2.88%) QA
5 4 (2.88%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.72%) COREP
6 1 (0.72%) FINREP
6 1 (0.72%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.72%) Basel III
6 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (9.35%) Oracle
2 12 (8.63%) Informatica
3 8 (5.76%) Bloomberg
3 8 (5.76%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.04%) GoldenSource
4 7 (5.04%) Pega
4 7 (5.04%) IBM
5 6 (4.32%) Reuters
6 5 (3.60%) WorldPay
6 5 (3.60%) Tableau
6 5 (3.60%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.88%) Greenplum
8 3 (2.16%) Vermilion
9 2 (1.44%) VMware
9 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.44%) HP
9 2 (1.44%) Trillium
9 2 (1.44%) Sybase
9 2 (1.44%) SAP
9 2 (1.44%) Tradeweb
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago