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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 325 321 309
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 95 86 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.98% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 55 83
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£563 £579 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.76% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £322 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +53.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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
8456 8810 9415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.06% 37.46% 38.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5883 5932 6359
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 167 203
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £14.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +5.00%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -16 12 £538 -8.51% 8
Canary Wharf -10 1 £450 -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 79 (44.38%) Banking
2 63 (35.39%) Finance
3 54 (30.34%) Investment Banking
4 41 (23.03%) Data Modelling
5 39 (21.91%) Business Analysis
6 32 (17.98%) SQL
7 31 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (16.29%) Data Management
9 25 (14.04%) Oracle
10 24 (13.48%) Derivative
11 23 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (12.36%) Fixed Income
13 21 (11.80%) Data Quality
14 20 (11.24%) Data Architecture
15 19 (10.67%) Data Analysis
15 19 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (10.11%) Data Mapping
17 17 (9.55%) Asset Management
17 17 (9.55%) Back Office
18 16 (8.99%) Investment Management
19 15 (8.43%) Project Management
19 15 (8.43%) Equities
19 15 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 14 (7.87%) Java
20 14 (7.87%) EMIR
21 13 (7.30%) Relational Database
21 13 (7.30%) FATCA
21 13 (7.30%) Data Governance
21 13 (7.30%) Data Integration

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.12%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.56%) SAS
3 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.56%) IIS
3 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (3.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.12%) MS Project
5 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Eagle PACE
1 8 (4.49%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.12%) LatentZero
2 2 (1.12%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.56%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.56%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.56%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) DSL
2 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.12%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.56%) SNA
3 1 (0.56%) TETRA
3 1 (0.56%) LTE
3 1 (0.56%) SWIFTNet
3 1 (0.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.30%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.18%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.49%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.93%) Big Data
6 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.25%) DataStage
7 4 (2.25%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.69%) OLTP
8 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.69%) QlikView
8 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.69%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.12%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.56%) Impala
10 1 (0.56%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (3.93%) JIRA
2 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.69%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.12%) Toad
3 2 (1.12%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (1.12%) ERwin
4 1 (0.56%) NUnit
4 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.56%) Selenium
4 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
General
1 79 (44.38%) Banking
2 63 (35.39%) Finance
3 54 (30.34%) Investment Banking
4 17 (9.55%) Back Office
5 12 (6.74%) Front Office
6 9 (5.06%) Legal
7 8 (4.49%) Retail
8 5 (2.81%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (51.12%) Analyst
2 73 (41.01%) Business Analyst
3 31 (17.42%) Architect
4 24 (13.48%) Data Analyst
5 21 (11.80%) Developer
6 15 (8.43%) Project Manager
7 13 (7.30%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (6.74%) Senior Business Analyst
8 12 (6.74%) Data Architect
9 11 (6.18%) Technical Architect
10 10 (5.62%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 9 (5.06%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (4.49%) Technical Business Analyst
13 7 (3.93%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.93%) Data Business Analyst
14 6 (3.37%) Banking Business Analyst
15 5 (2.81%) Report Analyst
15 5 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
16 4 (2.25%) Consultant
16 4 (2.25%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.30%) Middleware
2 9 (5.06%) .NET
3 7 (3.93%) Web Services
4 6 (3.37%) FpML
5 5 (2.81%) XML
5 5 (2.81%) HTML
6 4 (2.25%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.25%) HTML5
6 4 (2.25%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.69%) SOAP
7 3 (1.69%) RESTful
8 2 (1.12%) Dojo
8 2 (1.12%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.12%) WCF
8 2 (1.12%) WPF
8 2 (1.12%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.56%) Murex MxML
9 1 (0.56%) MXML
9 1 (0.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.48%) Derivative
2 23 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (12.36%) Fixed Income
4 15 (8.43%) Equities
5 14 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (7.30%) Data Integration
7 12 (6.74%) Management Information System
8 9 (5.06%) Credit Risk
9 6 (3.37%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.81%) Data Centre
11 4 (2.25%) ASIC
11 4 (2.25%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.69%) DTCC
12 3 (1.69%) User Experience
13 2 (1.12%) Visualisation
13 2 (1.12%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (1.12%) NHS
14 1 (0.56%) Economics
14 1 (0.56%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.37%) Windows
2 5 (2.81%) Linux
2 5 (2.81%) UNIX
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.03%) Data Modelling
2 39 (21.91%) Business Analysis
3 31 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.29%) Data Management
5 20 (11.24%) Data Architecture
6 19 (10.67%) Data Analysis
6 19 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (10.11%) Data Mapping
8 17 (9.55%) Asset Management
9 16 (8.99%) Investment Management
10 15 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (8.43%) Project Management
11 13 (7.30%) Data Governance
12 12 (6.74%) SDLC
12 12 (6.74%) Workflow
12 12 (6.74%) Migration
13 10 (5.62%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.06%) Technical Analysis
14 9 (5.06%) Waterfall
14 9 (5.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.98%) SQL
2 14 (7.87%) Java
3 7 (3.93%) C#
4 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.69%) VBA
5 3 (1.69%) Scala
5 3 (1.69%) C++
5 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.12%) Perl
6 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.56%) Lingo
7 1 (0.56%) Spark SQL
7 1 (0.56%) Python
7 1 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.56%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (3.37%) Degree
2 5 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.25%) ISEB
4 2 (1.12%) PMP
4 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.56%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.80%) Data Quality
2 14 (7.87%) EMIR
3 13 (7.30%) FATCA
4 10 (5.62%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (2.25%) COREP
5 4 (2.25%) CRD IV
5 4 (2.25%) Basel III
5 4 (2.25%) MiFID
6 3 (1.69%) Solvency II
7 2 (1.12%) QA
7 2 (1.12%) Basel II
7 2 (1.12%) FINREP
8 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (14.04%) Oracle
2 12 (6.74%) Bloomberg
3 10 (5.62%) Pega
3 10 (5.62%) Informatica
4 9 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.06%) GoldenSource
5 8 (4.49%) Reuters
6 4 (2.25%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (2.25%) IBM
6 4 (2.25%) Ab Initio
6 4 (2.25%) Vermilion
7 3 (1.69%) Teradata
7 3 (1.69%) Cognos
7 3 (1.69%) HP
7 3 (1.69%) Murex
8 2 (1.12%) Calypso
8 2 (1.12%) Fidessa
8 2 (1.12%) Siebel
8 2 (1.12%) Sybase
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25000.00 per annum + Pro Rata for 9 months
Posted: 19 days ago