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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 519 476 473
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -3
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 124 171 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.93% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 113 87
Median daily rate £550 £510 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -5.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £670 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
-3.68% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18103 18393 17223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.30% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11542 10428
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 £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 722 689
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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 26 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 24 July 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 -45 120 £550 +4.76% 22
London +1 93 £575 +2.22% 18
South East -11 15 £458 -3.68% 2
City of London +47 12 £650 +23.80% 9
Surrey - 6 £500 - 1
East of England +19 5 £475 +11.76%
Suffolk - 5 £475 -
Ipswich - 5 £475 -
Berkshire +2 4 £423 - 1
Reading +7 3 £425 -
Yorkshire -7 3 £350 -25.13%
Hampshire - 3 £425 -
South West -1 2 £464 -24.28%
Edinburgh -5 2 £298 -15.00% 1
Scotland -10 2 £298 -20.66% 3
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £425 -
Sheffield - 2 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Bristol -1 1 £215 -49.41%
Swindon -2 1 £713 +16.32%
Wiltshire -5 1 £713 +16.32%
Birmingham -11 1 - -
West Midlands -26 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 121 (43.68%) Finance
2 94 (33.94%) Data Modelling
3 92 (33.21%) Data Quality
4 90 (32.49%) Data Management
5 89 (32.13%) SQL
6 86 (31.05%) Banking
7 54 (19.49%) Master Data Management
8 51 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (18.41%) Investment Banking
9 43 (15.52%) Data Integration
10 42 (15.16%) Oracle
11 40 (14.44%) Data Architecture
11 40 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (14.08%) Microsoft
12 39 (14.08%) Data Analysis
13 38 (13.72%) Migration
13 38 (13.72%) Java
14 33 (11.91%) Business Analysis
15 31 (11.19%) Front Office
15 31 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (11.19%) Data Governance
16 30 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 29 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
18 28 (10.11%) SQL Server
19 25 (9.03%) XML
19 25 (9.03%) Fixed Income
19 25 (9.03%) Data Migration
20 24 (8.66%) QA
21 22 (7.94%) Relational Database
21 22 (7.94%) Project Management

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 13 (4.69%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.89%) Apache
3 7 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.81%) Confluence
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.44%) SAS
7 2 (0.72%) IIS
7 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.42%) MS Office
3 7 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.81%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.08%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.08%) LDAP
2 2 (0.72%) BGP
2 2 (0.72%) Firewall
2 2 (0.72%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) DSL
3 1 (0.36%) LAN
3 1 (0.36%) SNA
3 1 (0.36%) WAN
3 1 (0.36%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (10.11%) SQL Server
3 22 (7.94%) Relational Database
4 19 (6.86%) Big Data
5 17 (6.14%) RDBMS
6 13 (4.69%) Hadoop
7 12 (4.33%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.97%) HBase
9 10 (3.61%) Apache Hive
10 9 (3.25%) IBM InfoSphere
11 8 (2.89%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (1.08%) Data Mining
15 3 (1.08%) MS Access
15 3 (1.08%) OLTP
15 3 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
15 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (6.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (3.97%) JIRA
3 10 (3.61%) Ant
4 4 (1.44%) Toad
5 3 (1.08%) Maven
5 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.72%) Subversion
7 1 (0.36%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.36%) Protractor
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 121 (43.68%) Finance
2 86 (31.05%) Banking
3 51 (18.41%) Investment Banking
4 31 (11.19%) Front Office
5 11 (3.97%) Back Office
5 11 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.61%) Retail
7 8 (2.89%) General Ledger
7 8 (2.89%) Legal
7 8 (2.89%) Publishing
8 7 (2.53%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.53%) Marketing
9 6 (2.17%) Electronics
9 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.44%) International Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 103 (37.18%) Analyst
2 61 (22.02%) Architect
3 57 (20.58%) Business Analyst
4 47 (16.97%) Data Analyst
5 42 (15.16%) Developer
6 38 (13.72%) Data Business Analyst
7 33 (11.91%) Reference Data Analyst
8 31 (11.19%) Data Architect
9 22 (7.94%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 16 (5.78%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.69%) Scala Developer
11 13 (4.69%) SQL Developer
11 13 (4.69%) Technical Architect
12 12 (4.33%) Consultant
12 12 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.61%) Data Manager
14 9 (3.25%) Banking Analyst
14 9 (3.25%) Excel Developer
14 9 (3.25%) Java Developer
15 8 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.03%) XML
2 10 (3.61%) JSON
3 6 (2.17%) Middleware
3 6 (2.17%) Web Services
4 5 (1.81%) FpML
4 5 (1.81%) JSON Schema
4 5 (1.81%) REST
4 5 (1.81%) SOAP
5 4 (1.44%) HTML
5 4 (1.44%) WSDL
5 4 (1.44%) XSD
6 3 (1.08%) HTML5
6 3 (1.08%) Java EE
6 3 (1.08%) XSLT
7 2 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.72%) J2EE
7 2 (0.72%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.36%) .NET
8 1 (0.36%) CSS
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.52%) Data Integration
2 40 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (9.03%) Fixed Income
4 15 (5.42%) Derivative
4 15 (5.42%) Equities
5 13 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.97%) Credit Risk
7 10 (3.61%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.17%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.17%) Learning Management System
9 6 (2.17%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.81%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.81%) User Experience
11 4 (1.44%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.08%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.72%) Pricing Data
13 2 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.69%) Unix
2 8 (2.89%) Linux
3 7 (2.53%) Windows
4 3 (1.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (33.94%) Data Modelling
2 90 (32.49%) Data Management
3 54 (19.49%) Master Data Management
4 51 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (14.44%) Data Architecture
6 39 (14.08%) Data Analysis
7 38 (13.72%) Migration
8 33 (11.91%) Business Analysis
9 31 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (11.19%) Data Governance
10 30 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (9.03%) Data Migration
12 22 (7.94%) Project Management
13 20 (7.22%) Asset Management
13 20 (7.22%) ETL
14 18 (6.50%) Data Cleansing
15 16 (5.78%) Analytics
15 16 (5.78%) SDLC
15 16 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (5.42%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (32.13%) SQL
2 38 (13.72%) Java
3 14 (5.05%) Scala
4 13 (4.69%) C++
5 12 (4.33%) C#
6 11 (3.97%) SPARQL
6 11 (3.97%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.61%) Python
7 10 (3.61%) VB
7 10 (3.61%) VBA
8 7 (2.53%) VB6
9 5 (1.81%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.08%) Perl
10 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.72%) C
11 2 (0.72%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.36%) AWK
12 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.78%) Degree
3 14 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.89%) ISEB
4 8 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (33.21%) Data Quality
2 24 (8.66%) QA
3 8 (2.89%) ISO20022
4 6 (2.17%) MiFID
5 4 (1.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (1.44%) EMIR
5 4 (1.44%) Solvency II
6 3 (1.08%) Basel III
7 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.36%) COREP
8 1 (0.36%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.36%) FATCA
8 1 (0.36%) RMADS
8 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.08%) Control-M
1 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (15.16%) Oracle
2 39 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.50%) Bloomberg
3 18 (6.50%) Informatica
4 17 (6.14%) GoldenSource
4 17 (6.14%) Talend
5 14 (5.05%) IBM
6 12 (4.33%) Reuters
7 8 (2.89%) SAP
8 7 (2.53%) Sybase
9 4 (1.44%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.44%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.44%) Trillium
10 3 (1.08%) Cognos
10 3 (1.08%) HP
10 3 (1.08%) Siebel
11 2 (0.72%) BT
11 2 (0.72%) Murex
11 2 (0.72%) Radianz
11 2 (0.72%) SunGard
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Docklands
iKas International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago