The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 452 410 424
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +14
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 141 162 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 1.20% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 123 107
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£525 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £308 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £652 £675 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Reference Data Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Reference Data
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reference Data within the UK.

Reference Data Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Reference Data
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Reference Data Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Reference Data
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data within the UK.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Reference Data
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -38 133 £538 +2.38% 19
London -26 81 £600 +9.09% 14
South West -14 15 £493 +89.42% 3
City of London -10 12 £600 +9.09% 10
Scotland -21 6 - - 1
Stirling -5 4 - -
Swindon +5 3 £550 +266.66% 1
Wiltshire -3 3 £550 +266.66% 1
South East -12 3 £308 -51.09%
Docklands, London +9 1 - -
Glasgow +1 1 - -
Edinburgh -18 1 - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Essex - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 111 (35.81%) Data Modelling
2 109 (35.16%) Finance
3 106 (34.19%) Banking
4 85 (27.42%) SQL
5 72 (23.23%) Investment Banking
6 66 (21.29%) Data Management
7 64 (20.65%) Data Integration
7 64 (20.65%) Data Architecture
8 46 (14.84%) Business Analysis
9 43 (13.87%) Data Analysis
10 42 (13.55%) Oracle
11 37 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (11.94%) Project Management
12 36 (11.61%) Derivative
13 35 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (10.97%) Migration
14 34 (10.97%) Data Quality
15 29 (9.35%) Fixed Income
16 27 (8.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 26 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
18 25 (8.06%) Data Governance
18 25 (8.06%) Workflow
19 24 (7.74%) Microsoft
20 23 (7.42%) Data Warehouse
21 22 (7.10%) Validation
21 22 (7.10%) Front Office
22 21 (6.77%) Java
22 21 (6.77%) XML
23 20 (6.45%) SQL Server
23 20 (6.45%) Bloomberg

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (3.23%) Apache
2 9 (2.90%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.90%) SAS
3 7 (2.26%) nginx
4 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (6.13%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.61%) MS Office
5 3 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.87%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.90%) Markit EDM
3 5 (1.61%) Eagle STAR
4 4 (1.29%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.65%) Minerva
6 2 (0.65%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.65%) Summit
6 2 (0.65%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.32%) Endur
7 1 (0.32%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.32%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.23%) WAN
2 9 (2.90%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (2.58%) DSL
4 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.32%) SMS
5 1 (0.32%) 4G
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.42%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.84%) Redis
4 12 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.90%) MySQL
5 9 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (2.26%) Riak
6 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.29%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.97%) QlikView
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.65%) Big Data
9 2 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (2.90%) JIRA
1 9 (2.90%) JMeter
2 4 (1.29%) Toad
3 3 (0.97%) jMock
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Designer 10g
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) MagicDraw
General
1 109 (35.16%) Finance
2 106 (34.19%) Banking
3 72 (23.23%) Investment Banking
4 22 (7.10%) Front Office
5 14 (4.52%) Legal
6 11 (3.55%) Back Office
7 8 (2.58%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.29%) Retail
8 4 (1.29%) Billing
9 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.65%) Games
10 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) International Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 147 (47.42%) Analyst
2 94 (30.32%) Business Analyst
3 72 (23.23%) Architect
4 52 (16.77%) Technical Architect
5 38 (12.26%) Data Analyst
6 35 (11.29%) Developer
7 26 (8.39%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.84%) Data Architect
9 13 (4.19%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 12 (3.87%) Banking Business Analyst
11 11 (3.55%) Data Manager
12 10 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
13 9 (2.90%) Consultant
14 8 (2.58%) Business Manager
15 7 (2.26%) Business Project Manager
15 7 (2.26%) Technical Analyst
15 7 (2.26%) Programme Manager
15 7 (2.26%) Java Developer
15 7 (2.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.77%) XML
2 10 (3.23%) Middleware
3 8 (2.58%) FpML
4 7 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.94%) REST
5 6 (1.94%) Drools
5 6 (1.94%) .NET
5 6 (1.94%) JRules
6 5 (1.61%) HTML
7 4 (1.29%) JSON
7 4 (1.29%) CSS
8 3 (0.97%) Ajax
8 3 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.97%) CSS3
8 3 (0.97%) Django
8 3 (0.97%) HTML5
8 3 (0.97%) Play Framework
9 2 (0.65%) Web Services
9 2 (0.65%) XSD
9 2 (0.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 64 (20.65%) Data Integration
2 36 (11.61%) Derivative
3 29 (9.35%) Fixed Income
4 27 (8.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (6.45%) Equities
5 20 (6.45%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.55%) Credit Risk
6 11 (3.55%) Open Source
7 10 (3.23%) Market Risk
8 7 (2.26%) AS400
8 7 (2.26%) Replication
8 7 (2.26%) CESG
8 7 (2.26%) NHS
8 7 (2.26%) iSeries
9 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.29%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.84%) UNIX
2 8 (2.58%) Windows
2 8 (2.58%) MVS
3 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
3 3 (0.97%) Linux
4 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (35.81%) Data Modelling
2 66 (21.29%) Data Management
3 64 (20.65%) Data Architecture
4 46 (14.84%) Business Analysis
5 43 (13.87%) Data Analysis
6 37 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (11.94%) Project Management
7 35 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (10.97%) Migration
9 26 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (8.06%) Workflow
10 25 (8.06%) Data Governance
11 22 (7.10%) Validation
12 18 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (5.81%) Asset Management
13 16 (5.16%) Waterfall
14 15 (4.84%) TOGAF
15 14 (4.52%) Data Migration
16 13 (4.19%) CRM
16 13 (4.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (27.42%) SQL
2 21 (6.77%) Java
3 16 (5.16%) VBA
4 11 (3.55%) Python
5 10 (3.23%) PHP
6 6 (1.94%) C#
7 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.29%) Scala
8 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.97%) Ruby
8 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.97%) VB
9 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (4.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.29%) Degree
4 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.97%) Data Quality
2 16 (5.16%) QA
3 6 (1.94%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.29%) EMIR
5 3 (0.97%) FATCA
5 3 (0.97%) MiFID
6 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.65%) SLA
6 2 (0.65%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.65%) Basel III
6 2 (0.65%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.32%) COREP
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 7 (2.26%) Control-M
2 6 (1.94%) Puppet
3 5 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.97%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 42 (13.55%) Oracle
2 24 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.45%) Bloomberg
4 16 (5.16%) Informatica
5 13 (4.19%) Reuters
5 13 (4.19%) GoldenSource
6 9 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.58%) Sybase
7 8 (2.58%) Business Objects
8 7 (2.26%) Teradata
9 6 (1.94%) Ab Initio
9 6 (1.94%) Splunk
9 6 (1.94%) Tableau
10 5 (1.61%) Casewise
11 4 (1.29%) Charles River
11 4 (1.29%) SAP
12 3 (0.97%) IBM
12 3 (0.97%) RIMES
13 2 (0.65%) CA
13 2 (0.65%) TIBCO
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