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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 529 492 483
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -9
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 114 149 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.83% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 94 101
Median daily rate £525 £510 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £654 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
-6.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - -

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
17659 17863 17492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.95% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11429 11116 10751
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 675 702
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.24 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 26 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 112 £550 +4.76% 14
London +5 76 £575 +4.54% 9
South East +7 17 £488 +8.33% 2
City of London +39 8 £525 +2.43% 7
Surrey - 7 £500 -
Berkshire -8 6 £425 - 2
West Midlands -16 5 £405 -
South West -1 4 £270 -55.91% 1
Yorkshire -13 4 £350 -26.70%
Reading -1 3 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £425 -
Coventry - 3 £355 -
Bristol - 3 £270 -
East of England +14 2 £675 +58.82% 2
Birmingham -4 2 £463 -
North West -19 2 £700 +16.66%
Suffolk - 2 £675 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Basingstoke - 2 £425 -
Sheffield - 2 £350 -
Ipswich - 2 £675 - 1
Slough +5 1 - -
West Yorkshire -4 1 - -
Swindon -5 1 £713 +16.32%
Cheshire -7 1 £700 -
Chester -8 1 £700 -
Edinburgh -12 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Wiltshire -17 1 £713 +16.32%
Scotland -24 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Wakefield - 1 - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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.

1 109 (41.44%) Finance
2 97 (36.88%) Data Quality
3 93 (35.36%) SQL
4 90 (34.22%) Data Modelling
5 89 (33.84%) Data Management
6 80 (30.42%) Banking
7 53 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (17.49%) Master Data Management
9 44 (16.73%) Investment Banking
10 42 (15.97%) Data Analysis
11 40 (15.21%) Microsoft
11 40 (15.21%) Data Architecture
12 38 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (14.45%) Data Integration
12 38 (14.45%) Business Analysis
13 37 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (12.55%) Migration
15 32 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (12.17%) Java
16 31 (11.79%) SQL Server
16 31 (11.79%) Data Governance
17 28 (10.65%) Oracle
17 28 (10.65%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (10.65%) Front Office
18 26 (9.89%) MS Excel
19 24 (9.13%) Data Migration
20 23 (8.75%) QA
21 22 (8.37%) Fixed Income
22 21 (7.98%) Asset Management
22 21 (7.98%) ETL

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 9 (3.42%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.04%) Apache
3 7 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.52%) Confluence
5 4 (1.52%) SAS
6 2 (0.76%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.08%) MS Office
3 8 (3.04%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.90%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.14%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) LDAP
2 2 (0.76%) BGP
2 2 (0.76%) Firewall
2 2 (0.76%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) DSL
3 1 (0.38%) LAN
3 1 (0.38%) SNA
3 1 (0.38%) WAN
3 1 (0.38%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.65%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.84%) Relational Database
4 17 (6.46%) Big Data
5 13 (4.94%) RDBMS
6 10 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.42%) HBase
8 8 (3.04%) Apache Hive
8 8 (3.04%) IBM InfoSphere
9 6 (2.28%) MS Access
9 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.90%) OLAP
10 5 (1.90%) OLAP Cube
10 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.14%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.14%) QlikView
12 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (5.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 10 (3.80%) JIRA
3 8 (3.04%) Ant
4 4 (1.52%) Toad
5 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.76%) Subversion
7 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.38%) ERwin
7 1 (0.38%) Maven
7 1 (0.38%) Protractor
7 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 109 (41.44%) Finance
2 80 (30.42%) Banking
3 44 (16.73%) Investment Banking
4 28 (10.65%) Front Office
5 11 (4.18%) Back Office
5 11 (4.18%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.42%) Legal
7 8 (3.04%) Retail
8 7 (2.66%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.66%) Marketing
9 6 (2.28%) Electronics
9 6 (2.28%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.90%) Publishing
11 4 (1.52%) General Ledger
11 4 (1.52%) International Banking
12 2 (0.76%) Billing
13 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (38.02%) Analyst
2 57 (21.67%) Business Analyst
3 49 (18.63%) Architect
4 44 (16.73%) Data Analyst
5 39 (14.83%) Data Business Analyst
6 38 (14.45%) Developer
7 32 (12.17%) Reference Data Analyst
8 27 (10.27%) Data Architect
9 20 (7.60%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 18 (6.84%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.94%) Consultant
11 13 (4.94%) SQL Developer
12 11 (4.18%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.80%) Data Manager
13 10 (3.80%) Excel Developer
13 10 (3.80%) Scala Developer
14 9 (3.42%) Asset Management Analyst
14 9 (3.42%) Banking Analyst
14 9 (3.42%) Excel VBA Developer
14 9 (3.42%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.60%) XML
2 8 (3.04%) Middleware
3 6 (2.28%) Web Services
4 5 (1.90%) FpML
4 5 (1.90%) JSON
4 5 (1.90%) REST
4 5 (1.90%) SOAP
5 4 (1.52%) HTML
5 4 (1.52%) WSDL
5 4 (1.52%) XSD
6 3 (1.14%) HTML5
6 3 (1.14%) Java EE
7 2 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.76%) J2EE
7 2 (0.76%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.76%) XSLT
8 1 (0.38%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) Servlets
8 1 (0.38%) SVG
8 1 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
1 38 (14.45%) Data Integration
2 22 (8.37%) Fixed Income
3 17 (6.46%) Derivative
4 13 (4.94%) Equities
5 12 (4.56%) Credit Risk
5 12 (4.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (3.80%) Data Structures
7 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.04%) Virtual Team
8 7 (2.66%) Learning Management System
9 6 (2.28%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.90%) User Experience
11 4 (1.52%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.52%) NHS
11 4 (1.52%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.14%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.80%) Unix
2 8 (3.04%) Windows
3 7 (2.66%) Linux
4 3 (1.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (34.22%) Data Modelling
2 89 (33.84%) Data Management
3 53 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (17.49%) Master Data Management
5 42 (15.97%) Data Analysis
6 40 (15.21%) Data Architecture
7 38 (14.45%) Business Analysis
8 37 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (12.55%) Migration
10 32 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (11.79%) Data Governance
12 24 (9.13%) Data Migration
13 21 (7.98%) Asset Management
13 21 (7.98%) ETL
14 18 (6.84%) SDLC
15 17 (6.46%) Data Cleansing
15 17 (6.46%) Project Management
15 17 (6.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (6.46%) Validation
16 16 (6.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 93 (35.36%) SQL
2 32 (12.17%) Java
3 12 (4.56%) C++
3 12 (4.56%) T-SQL
3 12 (4.56%) VBA
4 11 (4.18%) VB
5 10 (3.80%) C#
5 10 (3.80%) Python
5 10 (3.80%) Scala
6 9 (3.42%) SPARQL
7 8 (3.04%) VB6
8 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.14%) Perl
8 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.76%) C
9 2 (0.76%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (5.32%) Degree
2 13 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.66%) ISEB
4 7 (2.66%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.38%) HNC
7 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (36.88%) Data Quality
2 23 (8.75%) QA
3 8 (3.04%) ISO20022
4 5 (1.90%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (1.90%) EMIR
5 4 (1.52%) MiFID
5 4 (1.52%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.76%) Basel III
7 1 (0.38%) COREP
7 1 (0.38%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.38%) FATCA
7 1 (0.38%) RMADS
7 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.52%) Control-M
2 3 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.65%) Oracle
3 16 (6.08%) Bloomberg
4 15 (5.70%) Talend
5 13 (4.94%) Informatica
6 11 (4.18%) GoldenSource
6 11 (4.18%) Reuters
7 8 (3.04%) IBM
7 8 (3.04%) SAP
8 6 (2.28%) Sybase
9 5 (1.90%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.52%) Cognos
10 4 (1.52%) Trillium
11 3 (1.14%) HP
11 3 (1.14%) Remedy
11 3 (1.14%) Siebel
11 3 (1.14%) Tableau
12 2 (0.76%) BT
12 2 (0.76%) Radianz
12 2 (0.76%) SunGard
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