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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 463 422 397
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -25
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 129 149 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.94% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 103 131
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£475 £557 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.68% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £400 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £672 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 21 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 24 December 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
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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 -64 110 £500 -10.91% 16
London -43 61 £563 -2.17% 13
Scotland +8 17 £400 -20.00% 2
South West -19 14 £550 +18.27% 1
City of London -19 12 £463 -21.27% 7
South East -25 12 £400 -36.75%
Edinburgh -5 9 £370 -26.00% 1
Stirling - 7 £375 - 1
Bristol - 5 £545 -
Yorkshire -8 4 - -
East of England - 3 £475 - 1
Surrey - 2 £438 -
Brighton - 1 £400 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Essex - - - -
Staines - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 124 (40.26%) Finance
2 114 (37.01%) Banking
2 114 (37.01%) Data Modelling
3 93 (30.19%) SQL
4 64 (20.78%) Data Architecture
5 61 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (19.16%) Investment Banking
7 57 (18.51%) Business Analysis
8 52 (16.88%) Oracle
9 48 (15.58%) Migration
10 44 (14.29%) Data Management
10 44 (14.29%) Data Integration
11 43 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (13.31%) Data Analysis
13 37 (12.01%) Microsoft
14 34 (11.04%) SQL Server
15 33 (10.71%) XML
15 33 (10.71%) Project Management
16 32 (10.39%) Java
17 28 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
18 27 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
19 26 (8.44%) Fixed Income
20 25 (8.12%) Workflow
20 25 (8.12%) Risk Management
21 24 (7.79%) Data Quality
22 23 (7.47%) Management Information System
22 23 (7.47%) Front Office
22 23 (7.47%) Equities
22 23 (7.47%) Sybase
22 23 (7.47%) MS Excel

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.92%) Apache
3 7 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.95%) Lync
4 6 (1.95%) SAS
4 6 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.30%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.65%) IIS
7 2 (0.65%) JBoss
7 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) FileNet
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.32%) Jetty
Applications
1 23 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.49%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.95%) MS Office
5 5 (1.62%) MS Project
6 4 (1.30%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.97%) SPSS
8 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (3.90%) Markit EDM
3 10 (3.25%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle TCA
5 3 (0.97%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.97%) Eagle STAR
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.97%) Agresso
5 3 (0.97%) Endur
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.65%) ZaiNet
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.65%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.65%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.65%) Demantra
6 2 (0.65%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.65%) WAN
1 2 (0.65%) Internet
1 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (0.65%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.32%) SMS
2 1 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (0.32%) AMQP
2 1 (0.32%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (5.84%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.92%) MySQL
4 9 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.60%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.95%) DB2
8 5 (1.62%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.30%) Big Data
9 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.97%) OLAP
10 3 (0.97%) Star Schema
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (3.25%) Toad
2 6 (1.95%) JIRA
2 6 (1.95%) Hudson
3 5 (1.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.62%) CruiseControl
3 5 (1.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (1.62%) Ant
4 4 (1.30%) FitNesse
4 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.97%) jMock
5 3 (0.97%) Subversion
5 3 (0.97%) Selenium
5 3 (0.97%) JUnit
6 2 (0.65%) ERwin
6 2 (0.65%) Maven
6 2 (0.65%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.32%) JMeter
7 1 (0.32%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 124 (40.26%) Finance
2 114 (37.01%) Banking
3 59 (19.16%) Investment Banking
4 23 (7.47%) Front Office
5 19 (6.17%) Financial Institution
6 16 (5.19%) Legal
7 11 (3.57%) Retail
8 10 (3.25%) Retail Banking
9 9 (2.92%) Back Office
10 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.97%) French Language
11 3 (0.97%) Billing
12 2 (0.65%) Military
13 1 (0.32%) Marketing
13 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.32%) Electronics
13 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.32%) Advertising
13 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (40.58%) Analyst
2 80 (25.97%) Business Analyst
3 64 (20.78%) Architect
4 45 (14.61%) Developer
5 31 (10.06%) Data Analyst
6 25 (8.12%) Project Manager
7 21 (6.82%) Data Architect
8 19 (6.17%) Technical Architect
9 17 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (5.19%) Consultant
11 11 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
11 11 (3.57%) Banking Business Analyst
11 11 (3.57%) Oracle Architect
12 10 (3.25%) Java Developer
12 10 (3.25%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (2.92%) Oracle Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.60%) Business Data Analyst
14 8 (2.60%) Technical Business Analyst
15 7 (2.27%) Business Project Manager
15 7 (2.27%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.71%) XML
2 14 (4.55%) .NET
3 11 (3.57%) HTML
4 6 (1.95%) CSS
4 6 (1.95%) Middleware
4 6 (1.95%) FpML
4 6 (1.95%) Lucene
4 6 (1.95%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.95%) JSON
4 6 (1.95%) Guice
4 6 (1.95%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (1.95%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.62%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (1.30%) Application Packaging
6 4 (1.30%) Swing
6 4 (1.30%) J2EE
7 3 (0.97%) Spring
7 3 (0.97%) XSLT
8 2 (0.65%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 43 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.44%) Fixed Income
4 23 (7.47%) Equities
4 23 (7.47%) Management Information System
5 19 (6.17%) Credit Risk
6 17 (5.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (5.52%) Derivative
7 15 (4.87%) Market Risk
8 11 (3.57%) Computer Science
9 9 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.27%) Clustering
10 7 (2.27%) Replication
11 6 (1.95%) CESG
12 4 (1.30%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (1.30%) NHS
12 4 (1.30%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.97%) Open Source
13 3 (0.97%) Social Media
13 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.49%) UNIX
2 15 (4.87%) Linux
3 14 (4.55%) Windows
4 2 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.65%) zOS
4 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (37.01%) Data Modelling
2 64 (20.78%) Data Architecture
3 61 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (18.51%) Business Analysis
5 48 (15.58%) Migration
6 44 (14.29%) Data Management
7 41 (13.31%) Data Analysis
8 33 (10.71%) Project Management
9 28 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (8.12%) Risk Management
11 25 (8.12%) Workflow
12 22 (7.14%) Waterfall
13 20 (6.49%) Data Migration
13 20 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (6.17%) Information Management
15 17 (5.52%) Information Architecture
15 17 (5.52%) Data Governance
16 16 (5.19%) Validation
17 15 (4.87%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 93 (30.19%) SQL
2 32 (10.39%) Java
3 13 (4.22%) C#
4 9 (2.92%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.27%) VBA
7 5 (1.62%) Python
7 5 (1.62%) Perl
7 5 (1.62%) C++
7 5 (1.62%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.30%) C
9 2 (0.65%) XPath
9 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.32%) VB
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (4.87%) Degree
2 12 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.30%) ISEB
5 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.79%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.25%) EMIR
3 8 (2.60%) FATCA
4 6 (1.95%) QA
5 5 (1.62%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.65%) Basel III
6 2 (0.65%) MiFID
7 1 (0.32%) SLA
7 1 (0.32%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.32%) COREP
System Software
1 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.62%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) Control-M
2 5 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (16.88%) Oracle
2 37 (12.01%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.47%) Sybase
4 17 (5.52%) Bloomberg
5 13 (4.22%) GoldenSource
5 13 (4.22%) Informatica
6 10 (3.25%) Reuters
7 9 (2.92%) IBM
7 9 (2.92%) SAP
8 7 (2.27%) Murex
9 6 (1.95%) Google
10 5 (1.62%) Casewise
11 4 (1.30%) Teradata
11 4 (1.30%) Cognos
11 4 (1.30%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.30%) SmartStream
12 3 (0.97%) SunGard
12 3 (0.97%) Trillium
12 3 (0.97%) Sun
12 3 (0.97%) OpenLink
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Stirling
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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