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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 496 495 474
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 130 110 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.69% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 60 85
Average daily rate £500 £488 £565
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £300 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £563
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.09 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.09 - -

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
16634 15945 15716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.16% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10734 9928 9465
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 666 675
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.51 £40.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 124 £500 -0.99% 20
London +36 88 £550 - 15
City of London +41 12 £600 +33.33% 5
South East +13 9 £450 +2.85% 1
Northamptonshire +11 7 £500 +66.66%
South West +2 7 £270 -51.67% 3
East Midlands -7 7 £500 +66.66%
Scotland -16 5 £370 -7.50% 1
Berkshire - 5 £500 -
Northampton +11 4 £500 -
West Midlands -11 4 £456 +42.57% 1
Somerset - 4 - -
Yorkshire -15 3 £200 -37.50%
Bath - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £475 - 1
Stirling +2 2 £340 -15.00%
Bristol +1 2 £260 -49.01% 3
East of England -1 2 £475 -
Lancashire -5 2 £575 +49.35%
Edinburgh -14 2 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire -15 2 - -
Sheffield -16 2 - -
North West -17 2 £575 +76.92%
Suffolk - 2 £475 -
Reading - 2 £500 -
Ipswich - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £425 +157.57% 1
Glasgow +9 1 - -
Milton Keynes +4 1 £425 +157.57% 1
Canary Wharf -1 1 £450 -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 102 (34.93%) Finance
1 102 (34.93%) Banking
2 97 (33.22%) Data Quality
3 96 (32.88%) Data Modelling
4 83 (28.42%) Data Management
5 67 (22.95%) SQL
6 59 (20.21%) Data Architecture
7 52 (17.81%) Data Analysis
7 52 (17.81%) Investment Banking
8 51 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (17.12%) Business Analysis
10 48 (16.44%) Data Integration
11 38 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
12 35 (11.99%) Migration
12 35 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (10.96%) Microsoft
14 32 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (10.62%) Oracle
15 31 (10.62%) Analytics
16 29 (9.93%) SQL Server
17 28 (9.59%) Derivative
18 27 (9.25%) ETL
19 25 (8.56%) Java
20 24 (8.22%) Risk Management
20 24 (8.22%) Equities
20 24 (8.22%) XML
20 24 (8.22%) Data Migration
21 23 (7.88%) Security Cleared
21 23 (7.88%) Data Structures

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.08%) SAS
3 6 (2.05%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.71%) Sonic ESB
5 3 (1.03%) Apache
5 3 (1.03%) Tuxedo
5 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.68%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) Node.js
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.08%) MS Office
3 8 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.37%) MS Project
7 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.77%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.71%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (1.03%) LatentZero
3 3 (1.03%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.08%) Office 365
2 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.68%) SNA
1 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.34%) ATM
2 1 (0.34%) DNS
2 1 (0.34%) DSL
2 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.34%) Firewall
2 1 (0.34%) ISDN
2 1 (0.34%) SAN
2 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 20 (6.85%) Big Data
3 20 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 11 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.08%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.05%) HBase
6 6 (2.05%) OLAP
6 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.05%) QlikView
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.71%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.71%) MS Access
7 5 (1.71%) OLAP Cube
7 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.71%) TeamCity
2 4 (1.37%) JIRA
2 4 (1.37%) Subversion
3 3 (1.03%) Ant
3 3 (1.03%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.03%) ERwin
3 3 (1.03%) Maven
4 2 (0.68%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.68%) JBehave
4 2 (0.68%) jMock
4 2 (0.68%) Mockito
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.34%) NUnit
5 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 102 (34.93%) Banking
1 102 (34.93%) Finance
2 52 (17.81%) Investment Banking
3 22 (7.53%) Front Office
4 10 (3.42%) Back Office
4 10 (3.42%) Retail
5 9 (3.08%) Legal
6 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Advertising
7 3 (1.03%) International Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Marketing
8 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (41.78%) Analyst
2 85 (29.11%) Business Analyst
3 62 (21.23%) Architect
4 57 (19.52%) Data Business Analyst
5 34 (11.64%) Data Analyst
5 34 (11.64%) Developer
6 29 (9.93%) Data Architect
7 26 (8.90%) Reference Data Analyst
8 25 (8.56%) Technical Architect
9 21 (7.19%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 17 (5.82%) Data Modeller
11 16 (5.48%) Project Manager
12 13 (4.45%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (4.45%) Senior Business Analyst
13 12 (4.11%) Java Developer
14 11 (3.77%) Business IT Analyst
14 11 (3.77%) IT Analyst
14 11 (3.77%) IT Business Analyst
15 9 (3.08%) Asset Management Analyst
15 9 (3.08%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.22%) XML
2 12 (4.11%) Middleware
3 7 (2.40%) Web Services
4 6 (2.05%) XBRL
5 5 (1.71%) HTML
6 4 (1.37%) JSON
7 3 (1.03%) .NET
7 3 (1.03%) CSS
7 3 (1.03%) HTML5
7 3 (1.03%) REST
8 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.68%) FpML
8 2 (0.68%) GraphX
8 2 (0.68%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.68%) J2EE
8 2 (0.68%) JDBC
8 2 (0.68%) JMS
8 2 (0.68%) JMX
8 2 (0.68%) Lucene
8 2 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.44%) Data Integration
2 38 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.59%) Derivative
4 24 (8.22%) Equities
5 23 (7.88%) Data Structures
6 19 (6.51%) Fixed Income
7 16 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (4.79%) Management Information System
9 9 (3.08%) NHS
10 7 (2.40%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.40%) Ontologies
10 7 (2.40%) Taxonomies
11 6 (2.05%) Algorithms
11 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.71%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.71%) Learning Management System
13 4 (1.37%) Fintech
13 4 (1.37%) Market Risk
13 4 (1.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.82%) Unix
2 8 (2.74%) Linux
2 8 (2.74%) Windows
3 5 (1.71%) Solaris
4 4 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) MVS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.88%) Data Modelling
2 83 (28.42%) Data Management
3 59 (20.21%) Data Architecture
4 52 (17.81%) Data Analysis
5 51 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (17.12%) Business Analysis
7 35 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (11.99%) Migration
8 34 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (10.62%) Analytics
10 27 (9.25%) ETL
11 24 (8.22%) Data Migration
11 24 (8.22%) Risk Management
12 23 (7.88%) SDLC
13 22 (7.53%) Project Management
14 20 (6.85%) Scrum
14 20 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (6.51%) Logical Data Model
15 19 (6.51%) Master Data Management
15 19 (6.51%) UML
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.95%) SQL
2 25 (8.56%) Java
3 10 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.08%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.74%) C#
6 7 (2.40%) Python
7 6 (2.05%) C++
7 6 (2.05%) Scala
7 6 (2.05%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.05%) VBA
8 5 (1.71%) VB
8 5 (1.71%) VB6
9 4 (1.37%) C
10 3 (1.03%) COBOL
10 3 (1.03%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.68%) Perl
11 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.68%) R
12 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.14%) Degree
3 11 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.05%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.68%) ISEB
6 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.34%) APMP
7 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) CISSP
7 1 (0.34%) CITP
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (33.22%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.79%) QA
3 9 (3.08%) EMIR
3 9 (3.08%) Solvency II
4 6 (2.05%) ISO20022
4 6 (2.05%) MiFID
5 5 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.71%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.37%) FATCA
7 1 (0.34%) Basel III
7 1 (0.34%) COREP
7 1 (0.34%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.34%) FINREP
7 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.34%) HDFS
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.37%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.03%) Control-M
4 2 (0.68%) yum
5 1 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.34%) OVSD
5 1 (0.34%) QRadar
Vendors
1 32 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.62%) Oracle
3 15 (5.14%) Informatica
4 10 (3.42%) GoldenSource
5 9 (3.08%) VMware
6 8 (2.74%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.74%) IBM
6 8 (2.74%) Pega
7 5 (1.71%) Remedy
7 5 (1.71%) SimCorp
8 4 (1.37%) Cognos
8 4 (1.37%) HP
8 4 (1.37%) Tableau
8 4 (1.37%) Teradata
9 3 (1.03%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.03%) Calypso
9 3 (1.03%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.03%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (0.68%) BMC
10 2 (0.68%) Palantir
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £220 - £320 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Milton Keynes
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago