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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 325 278 278
Rank change year-on-year
-47 0
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 85 138 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.57% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 1.52% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 85 95
Average daily rate
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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 £414 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £478 £463
% change year-on-year
-5.75% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £10.81 -
% change year-on-year
+200.78% -
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
7884 9089 8436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.35% 37.53% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5378 6374 5850
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 154 175
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £13.91 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +4 26 £550 - 4
Canary Wharf 0 2 £550 -15.38%
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 64 (45.39%) Banking
2 56 (39.72%) Finance
3 47 (33.33%) SQL
3 47 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 35 (24.82%) Data Modelling
5 29 (20.57%) Business Analysis
5 29 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (14.89%) Fixed Income
7 21 (14.89%) Data Analysis
8 19 (13.48%) Equities
8 19 (13.48%) Migration
8 19 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (12.77%) Data Management
9 18 (12.77%) Data Mapping
10 16 (11.35%) Java
10 16 (11.35%) Data Governance
10 16 (11.35%) FATCA
11 15 (10.64%) Linux
11 15 (10.64%) Derivative
12 14 (9.93%) Financial Institution
13 13 (9.22%) UNIX
13 13 (9.22%) Data Quality
14 12 (8.51%) Relational Database
14 12 (8.51%) Data Migration
15 11 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (7.80%) Management Information System
15 11 (7.80%) Legal
15 11 (7.80%) Technical Analysis
15 11 (7.80%) EMIR

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.42%) SAS
1 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.71%) FileNet
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.13%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.13%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.71%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.71%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.71%) Global One
3 1 (0.71%) SAP EHS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) SNA
1 2 (1.42%) SAN
2 1 (0.71%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 10 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.96%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.55%) DB2
5 5 (3.55%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.84%) Star Schema
6 4 (2.84%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (2.84%) KDB
6 4 (2.84%) DB2 UDB
7 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.13%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.13%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.13%) Big Data
7 3 (2.13%) Sqoop
8 2 (1.42%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.42%) Impala
8 2 (1.42%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) JIRA
2 3 (2.13%) Selenium
2 3 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.13%) ERwin
3 2 (1.42%) CruiseControl
3 2 (1.42%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (1.42%) Ant
3 2 (1.42%) Toad
3 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.42%) Hudson
3 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.71%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.71%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.71%) JUnit
4 1 (0.71%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.71%) PeopleTools
General
1 64 (45.39%) Banking
2 56 (39.72%) Finance
3 47 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 14 (9.93%) Financial Institution
5 11 (7.80%) Legal
6 10 (7.09%) Front Office
6 10 (7.09%) Back Office
7 7 (4.96%) Retail
8 3 (2.13%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 72 (51.06%) Analyst
2 51 (36.17%) Business Analyst
3 27 (19.15%) Developer
3 27 (19.15%) Data Analyst
4 12 (8.51%) Architect
5 11 (7.80%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.80%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.80%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 8 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.67%) Banking Business Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Senior Business Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Data Architect
8 6 (4.26%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Data Business Analyst
10 4 (2.84%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Database Developer
11 3 (2.13%) Operations Manager
11 3 (2.13%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.96%) XML
2 5 (3.55%) .NET
3 3 (2.13%) HTML
3 3 (2.13%) FpML
3 3 (2.13%) Spring
3 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.13%) HTML5
3 3 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.42%) Lucene
4 2 (1.42%) D3.js
4 2 (1.42%) Middleware
5 1 (0.71%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.71%) J2EE
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.71%) SOAP
5 1 (0.71%) WPF
5 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.71%) RESTful
5 1 (0.71%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (14.89%) Fixed Income
3 19 (13.48%) Equities
4 15 (10.64%) Derivative
5 11 (7.80%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.55%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (3.55%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.55%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.13%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.42%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.42%) Open Source
9 2 (1.42%) ASIC
9 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.42%) Social Network
10 1 (0.71%) Eurex
10 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.71%) PMI
10 1 (0.71%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.64%) Linux
2 13 (9.22%) UNIX
3 4 (2.84%) Windows
4 2 (1.42%) Solaris
4 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.82%) Data Modelling
2 29 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.57%) Business Analysis
3 21 (14.89%) Data Analysis
4 19 (13.48%) Migration
4 19 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (12.77%) Data Management
5 18 (12.77%) Data Mapping
6 16 (11.35%) Data Governance
7 12 (8.51%) Data Migration
8 11 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (7.80%) Technical Analysis
9 10 (7.09%) Investment Management
9 10 (7.09%) Asset Management
10 9 (6.38%) Test Management
10 9 (6.38%) Risk Management
10 9 (6.38%) Project Management
11 8 (5.67%) User Stories
12 7 (4.96%) Waterfall
12 7 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 47 (33.33%) SQL
2 16 (11.35%) Java
3 6 (4.26%) Shell Script
3 6 (4.26%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.55%) Perl
5 3 (2.13%) C#
6 2 (1.42%) Scala
7 1 (0.71%) C++
7 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.71%) SQR
Qualifications
1 4 (2.84%) ISEB
2 3 (2.13%) Degree
3 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.35%) FATCA
2 13 (9.22%) Data Quality
3 11 (7.80%) EMIR
4 8 (5.67%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (2.84%) QA
6 3 (2.13%) Solvency II
7 2 (1.42%) MiFID
8 1 (0.71%) SLA
8 1 (0.71%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (7.09%) Oracle
2 9 (6.38%) Informatica
3 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.26%) IBM
4 6 (4.26%) WorldPay
5 5 (3.55%) Tableau
5 5 (3.55%) Bloomberg
6 4 (2.84%) Sybase
6 4 (2.84%) GoldenSource
6 4 (2.84%) Greenplum
7 3 (2.13%) Vermilion
7 3 (2.13%) Murex
7 3 (2.13%) SunGard
7 3 (2.13%) Reuters
8 2 (1.42%) Fidessa
8 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.42%) Palantir
8 2 (1.42%) Tradeweb
8 2 (1.42%) Pega
8 2 (1.42%) Ab Initio
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
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Posted: 24 days ago