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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 470 469 394
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -75
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 144 127 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.75% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 90 130
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£500 £538 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £493 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.55% +45.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.25

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
17261 16878 16717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.48% 31.90% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10795 10341 9863
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 637 740
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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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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 -14 129 £518 -4.82% 19
London -4 81 £550 -4.34% 19
South East 0 19 £475 +31.94%
Scotland +6 13 £400 -15.78% 1
Yorkshire -20 13 £475 -5.00%
East Sussex - 13 £475 -
West Yorkshire -22 11 £460 -8.00%
Leeds -27 10 £468 -5.07%
City of London -8 9 £525 -10.63% 10
Stirling - 9 £375 -
North West -29 8 £613 +19.51%
Berkshire +17 6 - -
Lancashire +6 5 £600 +9.09%
Blackpool +3 5 £600 +9.09%
Brighton - 5 £475 -
South West -15 4 £613 +54.08%
Cheshire -6 3 £625 +25.00%
East of England - 3 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £425 -
Luton - 3 £425 -
Wiltshire +5 2 £625 +12.35%
Swindon -1 2 £625 +12.35%
County Antrim -2 2 £81 -77.58% 1
Belfast -2 2 £81 -77.58% 1
Northern Ireland -3 2 £81 -77.58% 1
Chester - 2 - -
Slough +5 1 - -
West Midlands 0 1 - -
Edinburgh -1 1 £400 - 1
Birmingham -4 1 - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (39.94%) Banking
2 116 (37.06%) Finance
3 100 (31.95%) Data Modelling
4 73 (23.32%) SQL
5 70 (22.36%) Investment Banking
6 65 (20.77%) Data Management
7 59 (18.85%) Data Architecture
8 54 (17.25%) Data Quality
9 51 (16.29%) Business Analysis
10 48 (15.34%) Data Analysis
10 48 (15.34%) Data Integration
11 45 (14.38%) Oracle
12 41 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (10.22%) Project Management
15 30 (9.58%) Microsoft
15 30 (9.58%) Data Mapping
16 27 (8.63%) Management Information System
17 25 (7.99%) Fixed Income
17 25 (7.99%) Retail
18 24 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (7.67%) Data Governance
19 23 (7.35%) ETL
20 22 (7.03%) Middleware
20 22 (7.03%) Back Office
20 22 (7.03%) SDLC
20 22 (7.03%) Derivative
21 21 (6.71%) Asset Management
22 20 (6.39%) Informatica

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 8 (2.56%) SAS
2 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.64%) Mule
3 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.64%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.64%) ArcSDE
3 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 13 (4.15%) MS Excel
1 13 (4.15%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.88%) MS Office
3 8 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (4.47%) Markit EDM
2 9 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.56%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.32%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.32%) Global One
4 1 (0.32%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Unica
4 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
1 2 (0.64%) SNA
1 2 (0.64%) Internet
1 2 (0.64%) DSL
2 1 (0.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.32%) TETRA
2 1 (0.32%) LTE
2 1 (0.32%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.32%) 4G
2 1 (0.32%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.19%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.88%) Data Mining
6 8 (2.56%) Big Data
6 8 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.24%) DataStage
7 7 (2.24%) DB2
8 6 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.60%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (1.28%) BusinessObjects XI
10 4 (1.28%) KDB
10 4 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.28%) Star Schema
10 4 (1.28%) DB2 UDB
11 3 (0.96%) OLTP
11 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.96%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 9 (2.88%) JIRA
2 8 (2.56%) Toad
3 4 (1.28%) ERwin
4 3 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.64%) WebLOAD
5 2 (0.64%) NUnit
5 2 (0.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.64%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (0.64%) JUnit
5 2 (0.64%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.32%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.32%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.32%) Subversion
6 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.32%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 125 (39.94%) Banking
2 116 (37.06%) Finance
3 70 (22.36%) Investment Banking
4 25 (7.99%) Retail
5 22 (7.03%) Back Office
6 11 (3.51%) Front Office
7 10 (3.19%) Legal
8 8 (2.56%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.24%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.32%) Billing
12 1 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 144 (46.01%) Analyst
2 96 (30.67%) Business Analyst
3 75 (23.96%) Architect
4 59 (18.85%) Data Analyst
5 34 (10.86%) Technical Architect
6 30 (9.58%) Developer
7 24 (7.67%) Project Manager
7 24 (7.67%) Senior Analyst
8 22 (7.03%) Data Architect
9 18 (5.75%) Senior Business Analyst
10 15 (4.79%) Data Business Analyst
11 12 (3.83%) Consultant
12 11 (3.51%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 10 (3.19%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 10 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.88%) Technical Analyst
15 8 (2.56%) Technical Business Analyst
15 8 (2.56%) Banking Business Analyst
16 7 (2.24%) Ab Initio Developer
17 6 (1.92%) Senior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.03%) Middleware
2 8 (2.56%) .NET
3 6 (1.92%) Web Services
4 5 (1.60%) XML
4 5 (1.60%) FpML
4 5 (1.60%) RESTful
4 5 (1.60%) HTML5
4 5 (1.60%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.60%) HTML
5 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.96%) Spring
6 2 (0.64%) SOAP
6 2 (0.64%) Spring Integration
6 2 (0.64%) Lucene
6 2 (0.64%) Dojo
6 2 (0.64%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.64%) GraphX
6 2 (0.64%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.64%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.34%) Data Integration
2 34 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.63%) Management Information System
4 25 (7.99%) Fixed Income
5 22 (7.03%) Derivative
6 18 (5.75%) Equities
7 11 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (2.88%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.92%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.92%) NHS
10 5 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.60%) User Experience
11 4 (1.28%) ASIC
12 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.64%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.64%) PMI
13 2 (0.64%) GIS
13 2 (0.64%) DTCC
13 2 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.79%) UNIX
2 10 (3.19%) Windows
3 9 (2.88%) Linux
4 2 (0.64%) MVS
5 1 (0.32%) VME
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (31.95%) Data Modelling
2 65 (20.77%) Data Management
3 59 (18.85%) Data Architecture
4 51 (16.29%) Business Analysis
5 48 (15.34%) Data Analysis
6 41 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (10.22%) Project Management
8 30 (9.58%) Data Mapping
9 24 (7.67%) Data Governance
10 23 (7.35%) ETL
11 22 (7.03%) SDLC
12 21 (6.71%) Asset Management
13 20 (6.39%) Analytics
14 18 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (5.43%) CRM
16 16 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (5.11%) Workflow
16 16 (5.11%) Mentoring
17 15 (4.79%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 73 (23.32%) SQL
2 18 (5.75%) Java
3 9 (2.88%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.24%) C#
5 6 (1.92%) Perl
6 5 (1.60%) Scala
7 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.28%) C++
8 3 (0.96%) C
9 2 (0.64%) Spark SQL
9 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) Python
10 1 (0.32%) SQR
10 1 (0.32%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 14 (4.47%) Degree
2 12 (3.83%) PMI Certification
3 11 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.19%) PMP
5 7 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.92%) ISEB
7 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PhD
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (17.25%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.47%) FATCA
2 14 (4.47%) EMIR
3 12 (3.83%) QA
4 10 (3.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (2.88%) MiFID
6 8 (2.56%) COREP
7 6 (1.92%) FINREP
8 5 (1.60%) SLA
9 4 (1.28%) Basel III
9 4 (1.28%) Solvency II
9 4 (1.28%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.64%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 45 (14.38%) Oracle
2 30 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.39%) Informatica
4 15 (4.79%) Ab Initio
5 14 (4.47%) Teradata
5 14 (4.47%) GoldenSource
6 11 (3.51%) IBM
6 11 (3.51%) Trillium
7 10 (3.19%) Bloomberg
8 8 (2.56%) Reuters
8 8 (2.56%) Pega
9 5 (1.60%) Tableau
10 4 (1.28%) Vermilion
10 4 (1.28%) Greenplum
11 3 (0.96%) Capita
11 3 (0.96%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.96%) Sybase
11 3 (0.96%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.96%) HP
12 2 (0.64%) Murex
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Orgtel
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Real Staffing
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