The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 403 416 377
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -39
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 189 141 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.15% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 116 168
Average daily rate £550 £500 £522
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £383 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £657 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £463 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +17.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.81 - £33.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.81 - £17.00
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14301 12230 14881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.38% 25.59% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8825 7369 8656
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 628 770
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%

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 17 April 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 29 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +3 177 £550 +10.00% 28
London -13 138 £550 +10.00% 24
City of London +8 43 £550 +4.76% 12
Scotland -10 9 £363 +3.57% 3
North West -12 9 £613 +9.37%
South East -17 7 £438 -27.08%
South West -26 6 £478 +10.40% 1
East of England -26 6 £500 +112.76% 1
Stirling +6 5 - -
Essex - 4 £650 -
Berkshire - 3 £525 -
Hertfordshire -6 2 £488 +107.44% 1
Glasgow - 2 £363 -
Birmingham -12 1 - - 1
West Midlands -23 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Swindon - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Livingston - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 156 (50.65%) Banking
2 134 (43.51%) Finance
3 111 (36.04%) Investment Banking
4 97 (31.49%) Data Modelling
5 80 (25.97%) SQL
6 63 (20.45%) Data Management
7 59 (19.16%) Data Integration
8 55 (17.86%) Data Architecture
9 54 (17.53%) Business Analysis
10 52 (16.88%) Oracle
11 49 (15.91%) Project Management
12 42 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (13.31%) Data Analysis
14 40 (12.99%) Derivative
15 37 (12.01%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (10.06%) Asset Management
18 29 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
19 28 (9.09%) Data Quality
20 27 (8.77%) Equities
20 27 (8.77%) Fixed Income
20 27 (8.77%) Front Office
20 27 (8.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 26 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
21 26 (8.44%) Workflow
22 25 (8.12%) Back Office
23 24 (7.79%) SQL Server
24 23 (7.47%) Management Information System
24 23 (7.47%) Data Mapping
25 22 (7.14%) Data Governance

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.25%) SAS
2 6 (1.95%) nginx
3 4 (1.30%) FileNet
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.65%) CMS
5 2 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.32%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 14 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.92%) MS Office
4 4 (1.30%) MS Project
5 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (5.52%) Markit EDM
2 15 (4.87%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.30%) SAP FI-GL
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.97%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.97%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.65%) Summit
5 2 (0.65%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.32%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.32%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.32%) Eagle STAR
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.27%) PaaS
1 7 (2.27%) IaaS
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.55%) WAN
2 7 (2.27%) LAN
2 7 (2.27%) DSL
3 2 (0.65%) Firewall
3 2 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) SMS
4 1 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.01%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 20 (6.49%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.22%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.60%) Big Data
6 8 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.95%) QlikView
7 6 (1.95%) Redis
7 6 (1.95%) Riak
8 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.97%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.97%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.97%) DB2
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (3.57%) JIRA
2 6 (1.95%) ERwin
3 5 (1.62%) Toad
4 3 (0.97%) jMock
5 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.65%) JUnit
5 2 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.32%) Subversion
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Designer 10g
General
1 156 (50.65%) Banking
2 134 (43.51%) Finance
3 111 (36.04%) Investment Banking
4 27 (8.77%) Front Office
5 25 (8.12%) Back Office
6 18 (5.84%) Legal
7 6 (1.95%) Retail
7 6 (1.95%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.30%) Billing
9 3 (0.97%) Advertising
9 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) International Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 153 (49.68%) Analyst
2 101 (32.79%) Business Analyst
3 59 (19.16%) Architect
4 40 (12.99%) Data Analyst
5 38 (12.34%) Technical Architect
6 36 (11.69%) Project Manager
7 33 (10.71%) Developer
8 18 (5.84%) Data Architect
9 15 (4.87%) Data Manager
10 14 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
11 12 (3.90%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 11 (3.57%) Data Modeller
13 10 (3.25%) Systems Analyst
13 10 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (2.60%) Support Analyst
15 7 (2.27%) Business Manager
16 6 (1.95%) Business Project Manager
17 4 (1.30%) Market Data Analyst
17 4 (1.30%) Senior Support Analyst
17 4 (1.30%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.52%) XML
2 11 (3.57%) .NET
3 6 (1.95%) Web Services
3 6 (1.95%) FpML
3 6 (1.95%) JRules
3 6 (1.95%) Drools
3 6 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.62%) JMS
5 3 (0.97%) J2EE
6 2 (0.65%) CSS
6 2 (0.65%) HTML
6 2 (0.65%) XSLT
6 2 (0.65%) JTS
6 2 (0.65%) Middleware
6 2 (0.65%) JTA
6 2 (0.65%) Ajax
6 2 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.65%) JSON
6 2 (0.65%) REST
6 2 (0.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 59 (19.16%) Data Integration
2 40 (12.99%) Derivative
3 27 (8.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (8.77%) Fixed Income
3 27 (8.77%) Equities
4 23 (7.47%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.90%) Credit Risk
6 7 (2.27%) AS400
6 7 (2.27%) iSeries
7 6 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.30%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.30%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (1.30%) NHS
8 4 (1.30%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.97%) PMI
9 3 (0.97%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.65%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.65%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.49%) UNIX
2 9 (2.92%) Linux
3 7 (2.27%) MVS
3 7 (2.27%) VME
4 6 (1.95%) Windows
5 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (31.49%) Data Modelling
2 63 (20.45%) Data Management
3 55 (17.86%) Data Architecture
4 54 (17.53%) Business Analysis
5 49 (15.91%) Project Management
6 42 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (13.31%) Data Analysis
8 33 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 31 (10.06%) Asset Management
10 29 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (8.44%) Workflow
11 26 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (7.47%) Data Mapping
13 22 (7.14%) Data Governance
14 19 (6.17%) Waterfall
15 16 (5.19%) Migration
16 15 (4.87%) ETL
16 15 (4.87%) PRINCE
16 15 (4.87%) Wealth Management
17 14 (4.55%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.97%) SQL
2 14 (4.55%) Java
3 12 (3.90%) VBA
4 7 (2.27%) Python
4 7 (2.27%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.62%) C#
6 4 (1.30%) Perl
7 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.65%) Ruby
8 2 (0.65%) Scala
8 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.65%) VB
8 2 (0.65%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.32%) C
9 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (4.55%) Degree
2 9 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.62%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.62%) ACCA
5 3 (0.97%) PMP
6 2 (0.65%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 16 (5.19%) EMIR
3 15 (4.87%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (4.55%) QA
5 11 (3.57%) MiFID
6 6 (1.95%) Basel III
7 4 (1.30%) SLA
7 4 (1.30%) FATCA
8 3 (0.97%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.32%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 8 (2.60%) Control-M
2 6 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (16.88%) Oracle
2 19 (6.17%) Informatica
3 16 (5.19%) Bloomberg
3 16 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.87%) GoldenSource
5 12 (3.90%) Reuters
6 10 (3.25%) Teradata
7 8 (2.60%) SAP
8 7 (2.27%) Sybase
8 7 (2.27%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.95%) IBM
9 6 (1.95%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.62%) Splunk
10 5 (1.62%) Tableau
11 4 (1.30%) Pega
11 4 (1.30%) Charles River
11 4 (1.30%) HP
12 3 (0.97%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.97%) JBoss
12 3 (0.97%) Kalido
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