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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 442 414 386
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -28
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 137 150 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.98% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 98 120
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£450 £550 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £423 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £565 £420
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +34.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
15473 15376 13456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.83% 30.70% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9538 9406 8067
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 611 745
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 5 March 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
Top 18 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 5 March 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 -39 112 £472 -14.13% 23
London -40 63 £550 - 20
City of London +2 22 £500 -9.09% 15
Scotland +6 17 £388 +6.89% 1
Yorkshire -7 12 £395 +11.89%
South East -14 12 £400 -23.80%
Stirling 0 11 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 8 £395 +11.89%
Leeds -7 8 £395 +11.89%
East Sussex +5 6 £400 -
Brighton +1 5 £400 -
Edinburgh +7 3 £400 -20.00%
Glasgow -1 3 £300 -17.24%
Canary Wharf +11 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £475 -
East of England +2 1 - - 1
Billericay - - - -
Essex - - - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 123 (42.27%) Finance
1 123 (42.27%) Banking
2 91 (31.27%) SQL
3 88 (30.24%) Data Modelling
4 60 (20.62%) Investment Banking
5 57 (19.59%) Business Analysis
6 53 (18.21%) Data Management
6 53 (18.21%) Data Analysis
7 48 (16.49%) Data Architecture
8 47 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (11.68%) Project Management
9 34 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (11.34%) Data Integration
10 33 (11.34%) Java
11 30 (10.31%) Microsoft
12 29 (9.97%) Data Quality
13 28 (9.62%) Oracle
13 28 (9.62%) Fixed Income
14 25 (8.59%) Migration
15 23 (7.90%) Equities
15 23 (7.90%) Data Governance
16 22 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (7.56%) Derivative
16 22 (7.56%) Workflow
16 22 (7.56%) SQL Server
17 21 (7.22%) Linux
17 21 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (6.87%) Risk Management
18 20 (6.87%) Management Information System
18 20 (6.87%) UNIX

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.09%) SAS
3 7 (2.41%) Apache
3 7 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.06%) Lync
4 6 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.37%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.69%) ArcSDE
7 2 (0.69%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.69%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) FileNet
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (6.19%) MS Excel
1 18 (6.19%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.75%) MS Office
4 4 (1.37%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.37%) MS Project
5 3 (1.03%) SPSS
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (2.75%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.03%) Agresso
3 3 (1.03%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.69%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.69%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.34%) Global One
5 1 (0.34%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.34%) JDE World
5 1 (0.34%) Demantra
5 1 (0.34%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.34%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.69%) Internet
1 2 (0.69%) SNA
1 2 (0.69%) SAN
2 1 (0.34%) FTP
2 1 (0.34%) Firewall
2 1 (0.34%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.44%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.09%) DB2
5 8 (2.75%) Big Data
6 7 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.37%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (1.37%) KDB
9 4 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
9 4 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.37%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.03%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.03%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (3.44%) Toad
2 9 (3.09%) JIRA
3 6 (2.06%) Hudson
4 5 (1.72%) ERwin
4 5 (1.72%) Ant
4 5 (1.72%) CruiseControl
4 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.37%) Selenium
5 4 (1.37%) JUnit
6 3 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.69%) WebLOAD
7 2 (0.69%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.69%) Maven
7 2 (0.69%) Subversion
7 2 (0.69%) NUnit
7 2 (0.69%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.69%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.34%) PowerDesigner
General
1 123 (42.27%) Finance
1 123 (42.27%) Banking
2 60 (20.62%) Investment Banking
3 17 (5.84%) Financial Institution
4 15 (5.15%) Front Office
4 15 (5.15%) Retail
5 12 (4.12%) Back Office
5 12 (4.12%) Legal
6 8 (2.75%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.37%) Billing
8 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.03%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.69%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 123 (42.27%) Analyst
2 85 (29.21%) Business Analyst
3 45 (15.46%) Developer
4 44 (15.12%) Architect
5 43 (14.78%) Data Analyst
6 26 (8.93%) Project Manager
7 23 (7.90%) Data Architect
8 18 (6.19%) Consultant
9 11 (3.78%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.44%) Banking Business Analyst
10 10 (3.44%) Data Consultant
10 10 (3.44%) Data Business Analyst
11 9 (3.09%) Systems Analyst
11 9 (3.09%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 8 (2.75%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 7 (2.41%) Technical Analyst
14 6 (2.06%) Data Modeller
14 6 (2.06%) Test Manager
14 6 (2.06%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.87%) XML
2 13 (4.47%) .NET
3 8 (2.75%) AngularJS
3 8 (2.75%) HTML
4 7 (2.41%) Lucene
5 6 (2.06%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (1.72%) Middleware
6 5 (1.72%) FpML
6 5 (1.72%) CSS
6 5 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (1.72%) Apache Camel
6 5 (1.72%) JSON
6 5 (1.72%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.72%) Guice
7 4 (1.37%) Application Packaging
7 4 (1.37%) Swing
7 4 (1.37%) J2EE
8 3 (1.03%) Spring
9 2 (0.69%) HTML5
9 2 (0.69%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (11.34%) Data Integration
3 28 (9.62%) Fixed Income
4 23 (7.90%) Equities
5 22 (7.56%) Derivative
6 20 (6.87%) Management Information System
7 15 (5.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.41%) Clustering
8 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.06%) Credit Risk
9 6 (2.06%) Market Risk
9 6 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.06%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.37%) PMI
11 3 (1.03%) NHS
11 3 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (1.03%) Open Source
11 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.22%) Linux
2 20 (6.87%) UNIX
3 11 (3.78%) Windows
4 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.69%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) zOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (30.24%) Data Modelling
2 57 (19.59%) Business Analysis
3 53 (18.21%) Data Management
3 53 (18.21%) Data Analysis
4 48 (16.49%) Data Architecture
5 47 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (11.68%) Project Management
7 25 (8.59%) Migration
8 23 (7.90%) Data Governance
9 22 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (7.56%) Workflow
10 21 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (6.87%) Risk Management
12 18 (6.19%) Data Mapping
12 18 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (6.19%) Information Management
13 17 (5.84%) CRM
13 17 (5.84%) ETL
14 16 (5.50%) Waterfall
15 15 (5.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 91 (31.27%) SQL
2 33 (11.34%) Java
3 10 (3.44%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.41%) C#
4 7 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.41%) Perl
4 7 (2.41%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.72%) C++
6 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.03%) C
6 3 (1.03%) Python
7 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.69%) Scala
8 1 (0.34%) SQR
Qualifications
1 11 (3.78%) Degree
2 8 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.06%) VCP4
4 6 (2.06%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.37%) ISEB
6 2 (0.69%) PMP
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.97%) Data Quality
2 15 (5.15%) FATCA
3 9 (3.09%) EMIR
3 9 (3.09%) QA
4 5 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (1.37%) MiFID
6 3 (1.03%) SLA
7 2 (0.69%) Basel III
8 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.34%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.34%) COREP
System Software
1 6 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.03%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) Control-M
2 5 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.62%) Oracle
3 18 (6.19%) Informatica
4 17 (5.84%) Sybase
5 12 (4.12%) GoldenSource
6 11 (3.78%) Bloomberg
7 10 (3.44%) IBM
8 8 (2.75%) Trillium
9 7 (2.41%) SAP
9 7 (2.41%) Reuters
10 5 (1.72%) Murex
10 5 (1.72%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.72%) Teradata
10 5 (1.72%) Tableau
10 5 (1.72%) Google
11 4 (1.37%) Tradeweb
11 4 (1.37%) Greenplum
11 4 (1.37%) SunGard
11 4 (1.37%) SmartStream
12 3 (1.03%) Sun
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirling
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
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Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
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Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
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