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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 522 471 474
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +3
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 134 157 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.91% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 103 91
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £375 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £10.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +38.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £10.81
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +38.82%

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
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 -21 132 £500 -4.76% 11
London -9 78 £575 +4.54% 10
South East -14 16 £500 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +5 9 £550 +14.58%
West Midlands -4 8 £450 -
South West -7 7 £270 -55.00%
North West -18 7 £425 -15.00%
Surrey - 7 £500 -
Bristol +5 6 £270 -46.00%
Berkshire -4 6 £475 -
Manchester - 6 £425 -
Slough +11 5 £450 -
Birmingham +8 5 £475 -
West Yorkshire -4 5 £638 +38.58%
City of London +19 4 £400 -27.27% 4
Leeds -4 4 £638 +32.81%
Ipswich - 4 £475 -
East of England - 4 £475 -
Suffolk - 4 £475 -
South Yorkshire -4 3 £350 -
Sheffield -18 3 £350 -
Coventry - 3 £355 -
Docklands, London - 2 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -
Northern Ireland +6 1 £175 +100.00% 1
Belfast +3 1 £175 +100.00% 1
County Antrim +2 1 £175 +100.00% 1
Hampshire -3 1 - -
Chester -5 1 £700 -
Swindon -6 1 £713 +15.15%

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 99 (37.93%) Finance
1 99 (37.93%) Data Quality
2 92 (35.25%) SQL
3 88 (33.72%) Data Management
4 85 (32.57%) Data Modelling
5 78 (29.89%) Banking
6 52 (19.92%) Microsoft
7 51 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (18.01%) Data Analysis
9 45 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
10 42 (16.09%) Master Data Management
10 42 (16.09%) Data Architecture
11 38 (14.56%) Data Integration
11 38 (14.56%) Migration
12 36 (13.79%) Investment Banking
12 36 (13.79%) SQL Server
13 35 (13.41%) Business Analysis
14 32 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (11.11%) Oracle
16 29 (11.11%) Data Governance
17 28 (10.73%) Data Migration
17 28 (10.73%) Java
18 27 (10.34%) ETL
18 27 (10.34%) MS Excel
19 24 (9.20%) Front Office
20 22 (8.43%) Asset Management
20 22 (8.43%) Relational Database
21 21 (8.05%) SDLC

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 12 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.68%) Apache
2 7 (2.68%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.53%) Confluence
4 4 (1.53%) SAS
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.15%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.77%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) Node.js
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.51%) MS Office
3 12 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Markit EDM
1 6 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.15%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.68%) Office 365
2 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) LDAP
1 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.77%) BGP
2 2 (0.77%) Firewall
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 36 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (8.43%) Relational Database
4 17 (6.51%) RDBMS
5 14 (5.36%) Big Data
6 9 (3.45%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.07%) IBM InfoSphere
7 8 (3.07%) MS Access
7 8 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.68%) HBase
8 7 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.30%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.30%) OLAP
9 6 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.30%) QlikView
9 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (1.53%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (5.75%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (3.45%) JIRA
3 6 (2.30%) Ant
4 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.15%) Toad
6 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.77%) jMock
6 2 (0.77%) Maven
6 2 (0.77%) Mockito
6 2 (0.77%) Subversion
6 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.38%) ERwin
7 1 (0.38%) Protractor
7 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 99 (37.93%) Finance
2 78 (29.89%) Banking
3 36 (13.79%) Investment Banking
4 24 (9.20%) Front Office
5 11 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.45%) Legal
6 9 (3.45%) Retail
7 8 (3.07%) Back Office
8 7 (2.68%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.68%) Marketing
9 6 (2.30%) Electronics
9 6 (2.30%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.53%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.53%) International Banking
11 3 (1.15%) Publishing
12 2 (0.77%) Billing
12 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (41.76%) Analyst
2 59 (22.61%) Business Analyst
3 51 (19.54%) Data Analyst
4 48 (18.39%) Architect
5 39 (14.94%) Data Business Analyst
6 34 (13.03%) Developer
7 31 (11.88%) Reference Data Analyst
8 23 (8.81%) Data Architect
9 18 (6.90%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 13 (4.98%) Consultant
11 12 (4.60%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.60%) Technical Architect
12 11 (4.21%) SQL Developer
13 10 (3.83%) Asset Management Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) Banking Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) Data Manager
13 10 (3.83%) Excel Developer
14 9 (3.45%) Excel VBA Developer
14 9 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.45%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.28%) XML
2 12 (4.60%) Middleware
3 8 (3.07%) Web Services
4 7 (2.68%) JSON
4 7 (2.68%) REST
5 6 (2.30%) FpML
6 5 (1.92%) SOAP
7 4 (1.53%) WSDL
7 4 (1.53%) XSD
8 3 (1.15%) CSS
8 3 (1.15%) J2EE
8 3 (1.15%) Java EE
9 2 (0.77%) .NET
9 2 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.77%) HTML
9 2 (0.77%) HTML5
9 2 (0.77%) JDBC
9 2 (0.77%) JMS
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (14.56%) Data Integration
3 19 (7.28%) Derivative
4 18 (6.90%) Fixed Income
5 13 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (4.60%) Data Structures
7 11 (4.21%) Equities
8 9 (3.45%) Management Information System
9 8 (3.07%) Credit Risk
10 7 (2.68%) Learning Management System
11 5 (1.92%) NHS
11 5 (1.92%) Taxonomies
12 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (1.53%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.15%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.15%) User Experience
14 2 (0.77%) Market Risk
14 2 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.21%) Unix
2 10 (3.83%) Linux
3 8 (3.07%) Windows
4 3 (1.15%) AIX
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (33.72%) Data Management
2 85 (32.57%) Data Modelling
3 51 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (18.01%) Data Analysis
5 42 (16.09%) Data Architecture
5 42 (16.09%) Master Data Management
6 38 (14.56%) Migration
7 35 (13.41%) Business Analysis
8 32 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (11.11%) Data Governance
11 28 (10.73%) Data Migration
12 27 (10.34%) ETL
13 22 (8.43%) Asset Management
14 21 (8.05%) SDLC
15 19 (7.28%) Data Cleansing
16 17 (6.51%) PRINCE2
17 16 (6.13%) Analytics
17 16 (6.13%) Validation
18 15 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (35.25%) SQL
2 28 (10.73%) Java
3 13 (4.98%) T-SQL
4 12 (4.60%) VBA
5 10 (3.83%) C#
5 10 (3.83%) C++
5 10 (3.83%) Python
6 9 (3.45%) VB
7 8 (3.07%) Scala
7 8 (3.07%) VB6
8 7 (2.68%) SPARQL
9 5 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.53%) Perl
11 3 (1.15%) COBOL
12 2 (0.77%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (6.13%) Degree
2 15 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.45%) ISEB
3 9 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (2.68%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.38%) CITP
9 1 (0.38%) HNC
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (37.93%) Data Quality
2 21 (8.05%) QA
3 9 (3.45%) ISO20022
4 6 (2.30%) EMIR
5 5 (1.92%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (1.92%) MiFID
5 5 (1.92%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.77%) SLA
7 1 (0.38%) Basel III
7 1 (0.38%) COREP
7 1 (0.38%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.38%) FATCA
7 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.30%) Control-M
2 5 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.77%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.77%) yum
Vendors
1 52 (19.92%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.11%) Oracle
3 15 (5.75%) Bloomberg
3 15 (5.75%) Informatica
3 15 (5.75%) Talend
4 10 (3.83%) IBM
5 9 (3.45%) GoldenSource
5 9 (3.45%) Reuters
6 8 (3.07%) SAP
7 7 (2.68%) Ab Initio
8 6 (2.30%) Cognos
9 5 (1.92%) Remedy
10 4 (1.53%) HP
10 4 (1.53%) Sybase
10 4 (1.53%) Tableau
10 4 (1.53%) Trillium
11 3 (1.15%) Siebel
11 3 (1.15%) VMware
12 2 (0.77%) BT
12 2 (0.77%) Murex
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