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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 339 293 238
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -55
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 56 96 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.44% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 1.18% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 74 112
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£550 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £543 £375
% change year-on-year
-26.26% +44.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
7416 8159 7388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.34% 37.36% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5210 5617 5193
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 155 190
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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 January 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 January 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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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 +8 16 £453 -24.58% 9
Canary Wharf +7 1 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 71 (45.81%) Banking
2 69 (44.52%) Finance
3 66 (42.58%) SQL
4 48 (30.97%) Data Modelling
5 45 (29.03%) Investment Banking
6 32 (20.65%) Business Analysis
7 31 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 30 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (18.71%) Migration
10 24 (15.48%) UNIX
11 23 (14.84%) XML
12 22 (14.19%) Oracle
12 22 (14.19%) Java
12 22 (14.19%) Fixed Income
12 22 (14.19%) Data Management
13 21 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (12.90%) Equities
15 18 (11.61%) Derivative
15 18 (11.61%) Linux
16 17 (10.97%) SQL Server
16 17 (10.97%) Sybase
16 17 (10.97%) Data Migration
17 16 (10.32%) Data Mapping
17 16 (10.32%) Data Integration
17 16 (10.32%) Data Architecture
18 15 (9.68%) Financial Institution
19 14 (9.03%) Front Office
20 13 (8.39%) Data Governance
20 13 (8.39%) Relational Database
21 12 (7.74%) Data Quality

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.23%) Apache
3 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.65%) Jetty
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) FileNet
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.29%) MS Project
3 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle TCA
4 2 (1.29%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 2 (1.29%) Aligne
4 2 (1.29%) Endur
4 2 (1.29%) ZaiNet
4 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.29%) Eagle STAR
5 1 (0.65%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.65%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.65%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.29%) SAN
2 1 (0.65%) FTP
2 1 (0.65%) SNA
2 1 (0.65%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.39%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.87%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.23%) DB2
5 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.58%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.58%) Star Schema
6 4 (2.58%) DB2 UDB
6 4 (2.58%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (2.58%) KDB
7 3 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Toad
2 6 (3.87%) Hudson
3 5 (3.23%) JIRA
3 5 (3.23%) CruiseControl
3 5 (3.23%) Ant
3 5 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.94%) Selenium
4 3 (1.94%) FitNesse
4 3 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.94%) JUnit
4 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.29%) Maven
5 2 (1.29%) Subversion
5 2 (1.29%) jMock
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.65%) ERwin
6 1 (0.65%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.65%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
General
1 71 (45.81%) Banking
2 69 (44.52%) Finance
3 45 (29.03%) Investment Banking
4 15 (9.68%) Financial Institution
5 14 (9.03%) Front Office
6 9 (5.81%) Legal
7 6 (3.87%) Retail
8 5 (3.23%) Back Office
9 4 (2.58%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.29%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.65%) Billing
11 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (45.16%) Analyst
2 44 (28.39%) Business Analyst
3 34 (21.94%) Developer
4 25 (16.13%) Data Analyst
5 24 (15.48%) Architect
6 13 (8.39%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.45%) Oracle Architect
8 9 (5.81%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.16%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (5.16%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.16%) Banking Business Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) Data Architect
10 7 (4.52%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.87%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (3.23%) Business Data Analyst
12 5 (3.23%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.23%) Web Developer
12 5 (3.23%) UI Programmer
12 5 (3.23%) UI Developer
13 4 (2.58%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.84%) XML
2 9 (5.81%) HTML
3 6 (3.87%) AngularJS
3 6 (3.87%) Lucene
4 5 (3.23%) JSON
4 5 (3.23%) CSS
4 5 (3.23%) .NET
4 5 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (3.23%) Apache Camel
4 5 (3.23%) Guice
5 4 (2.58%) Swing
5 4 (2.58%) FpML
5 4 (2.58%) Middleware
5 4 (2.58%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.58%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.94%) Spring
7 2 (1.29%) JMS
7 2 (1.29%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.29%) JTS
7 2 (1.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.19%) Fixed Income
2 21 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (12.90%) Equities
4 18 (11.61%) Derivative
5 16 (10.32%) Data Integration
6 12 (7.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (6.45%) Credit Risk
8 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.87%) Market Risk
10 5 (3.23%) Computer Science
10 5 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (2.58%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (1.94%) Blog
13 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 2 (1.29%) ASIC
14 1 (0.65%) Social Network
14 1 (0.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.65%) PMI
14 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.48%) UNIX
2 18 (11.61%) Linux
3 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.29%) Windows
4 2 (1.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.97%) Data Modelling
2 32 (20.65%) Business Analysis
3 31 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 30 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (18.71%) Migration
6 22 (14.19%) Data Management
7 17 (10.97%) Data Migration
8 16 (10.32%) Data Mapping
8 16 (10.32%) Data Architecture
9 13 (8.39%) Data Governance
10 12 (7.74%) Project Management
10 12 (7.74%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (6.45%) Waterfall
13 9 (5.81%) Test Management
13 9 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.52%) Extreme Programming
15 6 (3.87%) Logical Data Model
15 6 (3.87%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 66 (42.58%) SQL
2 22 (14.19%) Java
3 11 (7.10%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.81%) Perl
5 8 (5.16%) C#
6 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.58%) C
8 2 (1.29%) Python
8 2 (1.29%) VBA
8 2 (1.29%) C++
8 2 (1.29%) XPath
9 1 (0.65%) SQR
9 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.16%) Degree
2 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.29%) ISEB
3 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.74%) Data Quality
2 10 (6.45%) EMIR
3 9 (5.81%) FATCA
4 5 (3.23%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (2.58%) QA
6 2 (1.29%) Basel III
6 2 (1.29%) MiFID
7 1 (0.65%) COREP
7 1 (0.65%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.29%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) Control-M
2 4 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (14.19%) Oracle
2 17 (10.97%) Sybase
3 11 (7.10%) GoldenSource
4 10 (6.45%) Informatica
5 9 (5.81%) Bloomberg
5 9 (5.81%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.52%) Murex
6 7 (4.52%) Tableau
7 5 (3.23%) Google
7 5 (3.23%) Reuters
7 5 (3.23%) SAP
8 4 (2.58%) IBM
8 4 (2.58%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.58%) SmartStream
8 4 (2.58%) Greenplum
9 3 (1.94%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.94%) SunGard
9 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.29%) Triple Point
10 2 (1.29%) MarketAxess
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