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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 441 427 386
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -41
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 159 172 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 1.02% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 99 113
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£500 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £675 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £478 £463
% change year-on-year
-3.14% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £10.81 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £10.81 -
% change year-on-year
+200.78% -

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
16804 16921 14747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.19% 31.06% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10336 10429 8788
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £235 £245
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 630 653 673
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.54 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 27 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reference Data within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Reference Data Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 April 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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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 -31 129 £525 -4.54% 21
London -53 81 £550 - 12
City of London -4 25 £550 - 3
Scotland +16 21 £400 +10.34%
Stirling +3 14 £425 -
South West +5 13 £550 +15.18% 1
Yorkshire -23 13 £425 -11.22% 3
South East -16 10 £415 +15.27% 2
North West -19 10 £500 -18.36% 3
Leeds -3 8 £425 +20.39% 2
Cheshire -8 8 £488 -20.40% 1
West Yorkshire -9 8 £425 +20.39% 2
Wiltshire - 7 £600 -
East Sussex -2 6 £453 - 1
Swindon - 6 £600 -
Warrington - 6 £488 -
Brighton -1 5 £430 -
Sheffield -3 5 - -
South Yorkshire -4 5 - -
South Wales - 4 £128 -
Bristol - 4 £505 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £128 -
Wales - 4 £128 -
Glasgow -1 3 £300 -17.24%
Edinburgh -6 2 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £413 -
Chester - 2 - - 1
Blackpool - 2 £545 - 2
Lancashire - 2 £545 - 2

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 108 (40.00%) Banking
2 103 (38.15%) Finance
3 86 (31.85%) Data Modelling
4 70 (25.93%) SQL
5 58 (21.48%) Investment Banking
6 53 (19.63%) Data Management
7 45 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 44 (16.30%) Data Architecture
9 42 (15.56%) Business Analysis
9 42 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (13.70%) Oracle
10 37 (13.70%) Data Quality
11 35 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (12.96%) Data Integration
12 34 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (12.22%) Microsoft
14 29 (10.74%) Management Information System
15 25 (9.26%) Retail
15 25 (9.26%) Project Management
16 24 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (8.89%) Data Mapping
17 23 (8.52%) Data Governance
17 23 (8.52%) ETL
17 23 (8.52%) Fixed Income
18 21 (7.78%) Migration
18 21 (7.78%) Java
19 20 (7.41%) Back Office
20 18 (6.67%) Equities
21 17 (6.30%) Asset Management
22 16 (5.93%) Risk Management

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 7 (2.59%) SAS
2 4 (1.48%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.74%) IIS
3 2 (0.74%) Apache
3 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.74%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.74%) GlassFish
3 2 (0.74%) ArcSDE
3 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.37%) Mule
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.37%) Lync
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.37%) FileNet
4 1 (0.37%) CMS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.19%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.96%) MS Office
5 4 (1.48%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.37%) SPSS
6 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.81%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (3.70%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.11%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (1.11%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.74%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.37%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.37%) Global One
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.74%) SNA
1 2 (0.74%) SAN
1 2 (0.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.37%) Firewall
2 1 (0.37%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.07%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.22%) Big Data
5 6 (2.22%) DB2
5 6 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.85%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.48%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.48%) KDB
7 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.48%) DB2 UDB
7 4 (1.48%) Star Schema
8 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.11%) DataStage
8 3 (1.11%) Sqoop
8 3 (1.11%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (3.70%) Toad
2 9 (3.33%) JIRA
3 4 (1.48%) ERwin
4 2 (0.74%) NUnit
4 2 (0.74%) Selenium
4 2 (0.74%) WebLOAD
4 2 (0.74%) JUnit
4 2 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.74%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.37%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.37%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 108 (40.00%) Banking
2 103 (38.15%) Finance
3 58 (21.48%) Investment Banking
4 25 (9.26%) Retail
5 20 (7.41%) Back Office
6 14 (5.19%) Financial Institution
7 12 (4.44%) Front Office
8 11 (4.07%) Legal
9 9 (3.33%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.11%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.74%) Billing
12 1 (0.37%) Publishing
12 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (42.22%) Analyst
2 75 (27.78%) Business Analyst
3 49 (18.15%) Architect
4 48 (17.78%) Data Analyst
5 36 (13.33%) Developer
6 25 (9.26%) Project Manager
7 20 (7.41%) Data Architect
8 16 (5.93%) Technical Architect
9 13 (4.81%) Consultant
10 12 (4.44%) Data Business Analyst
11 11 (4.07%) Reference Data Business Analyst
11 11 (4.07%) Java Developer
11 11 (4.07%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 10 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
13 9 (3.33%) Banking Business Analyst
14 7 (2.59%) Ab Initio Developer
14 7 (2.59%) Data Modeller
15 6 (2.22%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.70%) Middleware
2 8 (2.96%) XML
3 6 (2.22%) .NET
4 3 (1.11%) FpML
4 3 (1.11%) HTML
4 3 (1.11%) Spring
4 3 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (1.11%) HTML5
4 3 (1.11%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.74%) D3.js
5 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.74%) RESTful
5 2 (0.74%) Lucene
5 2 (0.74%) J2EE
6 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.37%) Web Services
6 1 (0.37%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.37%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.37%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.96%) Data Integration
2 34 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (10.74%) Management Information System
4 23 (8.52%) Fixed Income
5 18 (6.67%) Equities
6 13 (4.81%) Derivative
7 7 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.22%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.48%) PMI
10 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.11%) User Experience
11 3 (1.11%) Open Source
11 3 (1.11%) NHS
12 2 (0.74%) ASIC
12 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.74%) GIS
12 2 (0.74%) Social Network
12 2 (0.74%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.93%) Linux
2 13 (4.81%) Windows
3 12 (4.44%) UNIX
4 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) MVS
6 1 (0.37%) VME
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (31.85%) Data Modelling
2 53 (19.63%) Data Management
3 45 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 44 (16.30%) Data Architecture
5 42 (15.56%) Business Analysis
5 42 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (9.26%) Project Management
8 24 (8.89%) Data Mapping
9 23 (8.52%) Data Governance
9 23 (8.52%) ETL
10 21 (7.78%) Migration
11 17 (6.30%) Asset Management
12 16 (5.93%) Risk Management
12 16 (5.93%) Analytics
12 16 (5.93%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (5.56%) Information Management
14 14 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (4.81%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 70 (25.93%) SQL
2 21 (7.78%) Java
3 7 (2.59%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.48%) Scala
4 4 (1.48%) C#
4 4 (1.48%) Perl
5 3 (1.11%) C
5 3 (1.11%) C++
6 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.37%) SQR
Qualifications
1 12 (4.44%) Degree
2 11 (4.07%) PMI Certification
3 9 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.59%) PMP
5 6 (2.22%) ISEB
5 6 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.70%) Data Quality
2 16 (5.93%) FATCA
3 14 (5.19%) EMIR
4 12 (4.44%) QA
5 10 (3.70%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (2.96%) MiFID
7 3 (1.11%) COREP
7 3 (1.11%) FINREP
7 3 (1.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.74%) SLA
9 1 (0.37%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (1.11%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) Control-M
Vendors
1 37 (13.70%) Oracle
2 33 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.93%) Informatica
4 11 (4.07%) Trillium
5 9 (3.33%) IBM
5 9 (3.33%) Ab Initio
5 9 (3.33%) GoldenSource
6 6 (2.22%) Teradata
6 6 (2.22%) WorldPay
7 5 (1.85%) Bloomberg
7 5 (1.85%) Pega
7 5 (1.85%) Tableau
8 4 (1.48%) Greenplum
9 3 (1.11%) Vermilion
9 3 (1.11%) Reuters
9 3 (1.11%) Sybase
9 3 (1.11%) SunGard
10 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.74%) Murex
10 2 (0.74%) SAP
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