The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
UK
Rank 474 509 501
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -8
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 127 127 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 75 63
Median daily rate £525 £525 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £364 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £623 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £506 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.09 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -50.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14189 15755 15717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.19% 30.78% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9150 10177 9634
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 567 640
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Reference Data
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Reference Data as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 124 £525 - 14
London +24 91 £550 - 7
City of London +12 23 £525 -12.50% 5
South East +21 11 £645 +43.22% 5
South West -1 7 £500 +85.18%
East of England -1 6 £481 +1.31% 2
Surrey +12 4 £550 - 1
Yorkshire +20 3 £498 +148.75%
Scotland +19 3 - - 1
Bristol +4 3 £750 +188.46%
East Midlands -3 3 £375 -25.00%
West Sussex -8 3 £645 - 2
Staines - 3 £525 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £575 -
North West +19 2 £450 -21.73%
West Yorkshire +14 2 £520 +160.00%
Leeds +3 2 £520 +160.00%
Suffolk -5 2 - -
Northampton -6 2 £338 -32.50%
Ipswich -9 2 - -
Northamptonshire -10 2 £338 -32.50%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £655 -
Essex - 2 £526 -
Dorset - 2 £425 -
Southampton - 2 £655 -
Livingston - 2 - -
Horsham - 2 £650 -
Edinburgh +22 1 - -
Berkshire +9 1 - - 1

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 89 (34.36%) Finance
2 86 (33.20%) Data Modelling
3 84 (32.43%) Data Management
4 69 (26.64%) Banking
5 55 (21.24%) Data Architecture
6 50 (19.31%) SQL
7 49 (18.92%) ETL
8 47 (18.15%) Data Quality
9 45 (17.37%) Data Governance
10 39 (15.06%) Data Integration
11 38 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (14.29%) Investment Banking
13 32 (12.36%) Data Analysis
14 31 (11.97%) Oracle
14 31 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (11.97%) Master Data Management
15 30 (11.58%) KYC
16 29 (11.20%) Java
16 29 (11.20%) XML
17 28 (10.81%) SDLC
17 28 (10.81%) Splunk
17 28 (10.81%) Security Cleared
18 27 (10.42%) Business Analysis
19 26 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (10.04%) Data Warehouse
19 26 (10.04%) Big Data
19 26 (10.04%) Reference Data Management
20 25 (9.65%) Hadoop
20 25 (9.65%) QA
20 25 (9.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.93%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.54%) SAS
3 3 (1.16%) Apache
3 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.39%) Confluence
5 1 (0.39%) Drupal
5 1 (0.39%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.32%) MS Office
2 6 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (2.32%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.54%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.77%) HFM
5 1 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.39%) Endur
5 1 (0.39%) Findur
5 1 (0.39%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.77%) IaaS
3 2 (0.77%) PaaS
3 2 (0.77%) Slack
3 2 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.77%) Trello
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.70%) DSL
2 6 (2.32%) Network Security
3 3 (1.16%) SNA
4 2 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (0.77%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.39%) FTP
5 1 (0.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.04%) Big Data
1 26 (10.04%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (9.65%) Hadoop
3 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
4 19 (7.34%) HBase
5 18 (6.95%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (5.41%) Apache Hive
7 14 (5.41%) Oracle Database
8 12 (4.63%) Neo4j
9 10 (3.86%) Data Mart
10 7 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.32%) BusinessObjects XI
11 6 (2.32%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.93%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.93%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.54%) Pentaho
14 3 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Subversion
1 5 (1.93%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (1.54%) ERwin
2 4 (1.54%) JUnit
3 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.77%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.77%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.77%) JIRA
4 2 (0.77%) JMeter
4 2 (0.77%) MagicDraw
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.77%) Toad
5 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.39%) Mockito
5 1 (0.39%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) TestLink
General
1 89 (34.36%) Finance
2 69 (26.64%) Banking
3 37 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.95%) Legal
5 15 (5.79%) Retail
6 11 (4.25%) Back Office
7 8 (3.09%) Front Office
7 8 (3.09%) Marketing
8 4 (1.54%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.54%) German Language
9 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.16%) Publishing
9 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.77%) Billing
10 2 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (37.45%) Analyst
2 74 (28.57%) Architect
3 60 (23.17%) Business Analyst
4 51 (19.69%) Data Architect
5 39 (15.06%) Data Business Analyst
6 34 (13.13%) Data Analyst
7 33 (12.74%) Developer
8 26 (10.04%) Reference Data Analyst
9 24 (9.27%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 13 (5.02%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.63%) Banking Analyst
12 11 (4.25%) Designer
13 10 (3.86%) Data Cleansing Analyst
14 9 (3.47%) DBA
14 9 (3.47%) Oracle DBA
14 9 (3.47%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (3.47%) Technical Architect
15 8 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
15 8 (3.09%) Senior Business Analyst
15 8 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.20%) XML
2 19 (7.34%) FpML
3 15 (5.79%) HTML
4 12 (4.63%) Middleware
5 11 (4.25%) FIX Protocol
6 8 (3.09%) HTML5
6 8 (3.09%) XSD
6 8 (3.09%) XSLT
7 7 (2.70%) REST
7 7 (2.70%) SOAP
8 6 (2.32%) Spring
9 5 (1.93%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.93%) CSS
10 4 (1.54%) .NET
10 4 (1.54%) CSS3
10 4 (1.54%) Django
10 4 (1.54%) FIXML
10 4 (1.54%) Web Services
11 3 (1.16%) RESTful
11 3 (1.16%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (9.27%) Management Information System
4 23 (8.88%) Fixed Income
5 22 (8.49%) Equities
6 18 (6.95%) Derivative
7 16 (6.18%) Data Structures
8 14 (5.41%) Cyber Defence
8 14 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (3.47%) Taxonomies
10 7 (2.70%) ASIC
11 6 (2.32%) Algorithms
11 6 (2.32%) DTCC
11 6 (2.32%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (2.32%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.93%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (1.16%) User Experience
14 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.41%) Unix
2 8 (3.09%) Linux
3 6 (2.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.20%) Data Modelling
2 84 (32.43%) Data Management
3 55 (21.24%) Data Architecture
4 49 (18.92%) ETL
5 45 (17.37%) Data Governance
6 39 (15.06%) Data Integration
7 38 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (12.36%) Data Analysis
9 31 (11.97%) Master Data Management
10 30 (11.58%) KYC
11 28 (10.81%) SDLC
12 27 (10.42%) Business Analysis
13 26 (10.04%) Reference Data Management
13 26 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (8.11%) Analytics
14 21 (8.11%) Data Cleansing
14 21 (8.11%) Project Management
15 20 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (6.95%) Target Operating Model
16 18 (6.95%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 50 (19.31%) SQL
2 29 (11.20%) Java
3 14 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.47%) C#
4 9 (3.47%) Python
5 6 (2.32%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.93%) C
7 4 (1.54%) VB
8 3 (1.16%) PHP
8 3 (1.16%) Scala
9 2 (0.77%) C++
9 2 (0.77%) R
9 2 (0.77%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) Delphi
10 1 (0.39%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.86%) Degree
4 3 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.39%) Brainbench
6 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (18.15%) Data Quality
2 25 (9.65%) QA
3 21 (8.11%) FATCA
3 21 (8.11%) MiFID
4 18 (6.95%) EMIR
5 15 (5.79%) PCI DSS
6 14 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (2.32%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (1.93%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.77%) COBIT
9 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.77%) FINREP
9 2 (0.77%) IFRS
9 2 (0.77%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.77%) SLA
10 1 (0.39%) Basel II
10 1 (0.39%) Basel III
10 1 (0.39%) ISO15022
10 1 (0.39%) ISO20022
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.77%) Nagios
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 31 (11.97%) Oracle
2 28 (10.81%) Splunk
3 14 (5.41%) Intel Security
3 14 (5.41%) VMware
4 13 (5.02%) Informatica
5 12 (4.63%) Cloudera
5 12 (4.63%) MapR
5 12 (4.63%) Nuix
6 11 (4.25%) Microsoft
7 10 (3.86%) GoldenSource
8 6 (2.32%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.93%) Fidessa
9 5 (1.93%) Reuters
9 5 (1.93%) Talend
10 3 (1.16%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.77%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.39%) HP
12 1 (0.39%) IBM
12 1 (0.39%) Sybase
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