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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 443 415 419
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 163 160 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 1.15% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 122 124
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£513 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £665 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £343 £575
% change year-on-year
+40.14% -40.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £66.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -40.00%

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
14168 13901 14711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.05% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8470 8528 8544
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 614 806
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 14 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 27 August 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 -10 155 £513 -2.38% 21
London -9 100 £550 - 15
South West -17 19 £493 +33.10%
City of London 0 17 £550 - 6
Scotland -18 6 - - 2
Stirling - 4 - -
Swindon -7 3 £550 +266.66%
Wiltshire -11 3 £550 +76.00%
Edinburgh -9 1 - - 1
Glasgow -10 1 - - 1
Billericay - - - -
Essex - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
Docklands, London - - - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 125 (40.98%) Data Modelling
2 108 (35.41%) Finance
3 101 (33.11%) Banking
4 82 (26.89%) Data Architecture
5 71 (23.28%) SQL
5 71 (23.28%) Data Integration
6 63 (20.66%) Investment Banking
7 57 (18.69%) Oracle
8 52 (17.05%) Data Management
9 44 (14.43%) Migration
10 37 (12.13%) Data Analysis
11 36 (11.80%) Business Analysis
12 32 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
14 28 (9.18%) XML
15 27 (8.85%) Project Management
15 27 (8.85%) Fixed Income
16 26 (8.52%) Derivative
16 26 (8.52%) Data Quality
17 24 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 23 (7.54%) Java
18 23 (7.54%) Workflow
19 22 (7.21%) Front Office
19 22 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
20 21 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
20 21 (6.89%) Bloomberg
21 20 (6.56%) UNIX
21 20 (6.56%) Asset Management
21 20 (6.56%) Data Governance

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (3.28%) Apache
2 9 (2.95%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.30%) nginx
4 3 (0.98%) SAS
5 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (5.25%) MS Visio
2 14 (4.59%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.31%) MS Project
4 4 (1.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (6.23%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (4.92%) Markit EDM
3 6 (1.97%) Eagle STAR
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.98%) Endur
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.98%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.66%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.66%) Summit
5 2 (0.66%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 2 (0.66%) Aligne
5 2 (0.66%) Minerva
5 2 (0.66%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.66%) ZaiNet
5 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.33%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) IaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.95%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (2.62%) WAN
2 8 (2.62%) DSL
3 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.66%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.33%) SMS
4 1 (0.33%) 4G
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (5.90%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.92%) Redis
4 12 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.95%) MySQL
5 9 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.30%) Riak
8 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.97%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.31%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.98%) QlikView
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (2.95%) Toad
1 9 (2.95%) JMeter
2 4 (1.31%) JIRA
3 3 (0.98%) jMock
4 2 (0.66%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.33%) Subversion
5 1 (0.33%) MagicDraw
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 108 (35.41%) Finance
2 101 (33.11%) Banking
3 63 (20.66%) Investment Banking
4 22 (7.21%) Front Office
5 12 (3.93%) Legal
6 11 (3.61%) Back Office
7 8 (2.62%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.30%) Retail
9 6 (1.97%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.66%) Billing
11 2 (0.66%) Games
12 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.33%) French Language
12 1 (0.33%) German Language
12 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (42.95%) Analyst
2 86 (28.20%) Architect
3 79 (25.90%) Business Analyst
4 54 (17.70%) Technical Architect
5 37 (12.13%) Data Analyst
6 33 (10.82%) Developer
7 23 (7.54%) Project Manager
8 18 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (4.92%) Data Architect
10 13 (4.26%) Banking Business Analyst
11 12 (3.93%) Oracle Architect
12 9 (2.95%) Business Data Analyst
12 9 (2.95%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (2.95%) Oracle Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.95%) Systems Analyst
12 9 (2.95%) Consultant
13 8 (2.62%) Technical Analyst
14 7 (2.30%) Java Developer
15 6 (1.97%) Business Manager
15 6 (1.97%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.18%) XML
2 12 (3.93%) Middleware
3 8 (2.62%) FpML
3 8 (2.62%) HTML
4 7 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.97%) REST
5 6 (1.97%) Drools
5 6 (1.97%) JRules
6 4 (1.31%) JSON
6 4 (1.31%) .NET
6 4 (1.31%) CSS
7 3 (0.98%) HTML5
7 3 (0.98%) Play Framework
7 3 (0.98%) CSS3
7 3 (0.98%) Ajax
7 3 (0.98%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.98%) Django
8 2 (0.66%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.66%) Web Services
8 2 (0.66%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 71 (23.28%) Data Integration
2 27 (8.85%) Fixed Income
3 26 (8.52%) Derivative
4 24 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (6.23%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.92%) Credit Risk
7 12 (3.93%) Equities
7 12 (3.93%) Open Source
8 10 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.28%) Market Risk
9 7 (2.30%) CESG
9 7 (2.30%) NHS
9 7 (2.30%) Replication
10 5 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.31%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.56%) UNIX
2 12 (3.93%) Windows
3 8 (2.62%) MVS
4 4 (1.31%) Linux
5 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.33%) zOS
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (40.98%) Data Modelling
2 82 (26.89%) Data Architecture
3 52 (17.05%) Data Management
4 44 (14.43%) Migration
5 37 (12.13%) Data Analysis
6 36 (11.80%) Business Analysis
7 32 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (8.85%) Project Management
9 23 (7.54%) Workflow
10 21 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (6.56%) Asset Management
11 20 (6.56%) Data Migration
11 20 (6.56%) Data Governance
12 19 (6.23%) Validation
13 17 (5.57%) Risk Management
13 17 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (4.92%) TOGAF
14 15 (4.92%) ETL
15 13 (4.26%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.28%) SQL
2 23 (7.54%) Java
3 12 (3.93%) Python
4 11 (3.61%) C#
5 10 (3.28%) PHP
6 8 (2.62%) VBA
7 4 (1.31%) C
7 4 (1.31%) Scala
7 4 (1.31%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.98%) VB
8 3 (0.98%) C++
8 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.98%) Perl
8 3 (0.98%) Ruby
9 2 (0.66%) XPath
10 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.30%) Degree
4 1 (0.33%) ISEB
4 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.52%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.92%) QA
3 4 (1.31%) EMIR
4 3 (0.98%) MiFID
5 2 (0.66%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.66%) FATCA
5 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.66%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.33%) SLA
6 1 (0.33%) Basel III
6 1 (0.33%) COREP
Systems Management
1 6 (1.97%) Puppet
2 5 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.98%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.66%) Control-M
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 57 (18.69%) Oracle
2 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.89%) Bloomberg
4 12 (3.93%) Reuters
5 11 (3.61%) Informatica
6 10 (3.28%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.95%) Sybase
7 9 (2.95%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.62%) GoldenSource
9 7 (2.30%) Ab Initio
9 7 (2.30%) Tableau
10 6 (1.97%) Charles River
10 6 (1.97%) Splunk
11 5 (1.64%) Casewise
11 5 (1.64%) RIMES
11 5 (1.64%) SAP
12 4 (1.31%) IBM
12 4 (1.31%) Triple Point
13 3 (0.98%) OpenLink
14 2 (0.66%) Brady
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