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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 446 456 384
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -72
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 151 139 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.83% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 89 127
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£525 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £400 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £500 £463
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.81 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.82% -63.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.81 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+38.82% -63.98%

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
16812 16661 15515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 31.47% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10365 10360 9121
Average daily rate £413 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 657 668
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 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 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 29 May 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 -29 126 £550 - 22
London -18 79 £550 - 18
Scotland +15 20 £438 -7.89% 3
City of London +6 17 £550 -7.36% 8
Stirling +8 15 £475 -
South East +6 13 £450 +21.62% 2
North West -19 13 £500 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -14 12 £480 -18.29%
East Sussex -4 9 £450 -
Cheshire -7 8 £488 +2.63%
West Yorkshire -10 8 £480 +29.72%
South West +14 7 £600 +25.65% 1
Leeds -8 7 £500 +35.13%
Warrington -2 6 £488 -2.50%
Wiltshire - 6 £606 -
Lancashire +11 5 £600 +9.09%
Blackpool +5 5 £600 +9.09%
Brighton -5 5 £475 -
Swindon - 5 £613 -
Cardiff - 4 £128 -
Wales - 4 £128 -
South Wales - 4 £128 -
Berkshire +5 3 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Chester - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Slough +3 1 - -
Hampshire 0 1 £205 -41.42%
North East - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 114 (40.28%) Banking
2 111 (39.22%) Finance
3 94 (33.22%) Data Modelling
4 60 (21.20%) SQL
4 60 (21.20%) Investment Banking
5 58 (20.49%) Data Management
6 50 (17.67%) Data Architecture
7 49 (17.31%) Business Analysis
8 45 (15.90%) Data Quality
9 43 (15.19%) Data Analysis
10 41 (14.49%) Data Integration
11 38 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (13.07%) Oracle
12 37 (13.07%) Microsoft
13 32 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (10.25%) Project Management
15 27 (9.54%) Data Mapping
16 26 (9.19%) Management Information System
16 26 (9.19%) Retail
17 25 (8.83%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (8.48%) SDLC
19 23 (8.13%) ETL
19 23 (8.13%) Back Office
20 21 (7.42%) Data Governance
21 20 (7.07%) Asset Management
22 19 (6.71%) Migration
22 19 (6.71%) Fixed Income
22 19 (6.71%) Middleware
22 19 (6.71%) Relational Database

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (2.47%) SAS
2 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.71%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.71%) ArcSDE
3 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.71%) Mule
3 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.35%) FileNet
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.95%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.59%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.18%) MS Office
5 5 (1.77%) PowerPivot
6 3 (1.06%) MS Project
7 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (4.59%) Markit EDM
2 12 (4.24%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.77%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (1.06%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.35%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.35%) Global One
5 1 (0.35%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.35%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.71%) SNA
1 2 (0.71%) SAN
2 1 (0.35%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.35%) Firewall
2 1 (0.35%) DSL
2 1 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.83%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (6.71%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.30%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.12%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.12%) Big Data
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (1.77%) DB2
8 4 (1.41%) Star Schema
8 4 (1.41%) DataStage
8 4 (1.41%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (1.41%) KDB
8 4 (1.41%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (1.06%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.18%) Toad
2 8 (2.83%) JIRA
3 4 (1.41%) ERwin
4 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.71%) JUnit
5 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (0.71%) NUnit
5 2 (0.71%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.35%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.35%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
General
1 114 (40.28%) Banking
2 111 (39.22%) Finance
3 60 (21.20%) Investment Banking
4 26 (9.19%) Retail
5 23 (8.13%) Back Office
6 12 (4.24%) Front Office
7 10 (3.53%) Financial Institution
8 9 (3.18%) Legal
9 8 (2.83%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 124 (43.82%) Analyst
2 89 (31.45%) Business Analyst
3 64 (22.61%) Architect
4 47 (16.61%) Data Analyst
5 30 (10.60%) Developer
6 25 (8.83%) Project Manager
7 22 (7.77%) Technical Architect
8 21 (7.42%) Data Architect
9 18 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (5.65%) Senior Business Analyst
11 13 (4.59%) Data Business Analyst
11 13 (4.59%) Consultant
12 12 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
13 11 (3.89%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 11 (3.89%) Technical Business Analyst
14 10 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.53%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 9 (3.18%) Banking Business Analyst
16 7 (2.47%) Ab Initio Developer
16 7 (2.47%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.71%) Middleware
2 7 (2.47%) XML
3 5 (1.77%) FpML
4 4 (1.41%) .NET
4 4 (1.41%) Web Services
5 3 (1.06%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.06%) RESTful
5 3 (1.06%) HTML5
5 3 (1.06%) Spring
5 3 (1.06%) HTML
6 2 (0.71%) Lucene
6 2 (0.71%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.71%) D3.js
6 2 (0.71%) Spring Integration
6 2 (0.71%) GraphX
7 1 (0.35%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.35%) Sammy.js
7 1 (0.35%) WPF
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.49%) Data Integration
2 32 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.19%) Management Information System
4 19 (6.71%) Fixed Income
5 17 (6.01%) Derivative
6 15 (5.30%) Equities
7 9 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.12%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.41%) ASIC
11 4 (1.41%) PMI
11 4 (1.41%) User Experience
11 4 (1.41%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.06%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.06%) NHS
13 2 (0.71%) GIS
13 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.71%) Social Network
14 1 (0.35%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.30%) UNIX
2 11 (3.89%) Windows
3 10 (3.53%) Linux
4 2 (0.71%) Solaris
4 2 (0.71%) MVS
4 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.35%) VME
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (33.22%) Data Modelling
2 58 (20.49%) Data Management
3 50 (17.67%) Data Architecture
4 49 (17.31%) Business Analysis
5 43 (15.19%) Data Analysis
6 38 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (10.25%) Project Management
9 27 (9.54%) Data Mapping
10 24 (8.48%) SDLC
11 23 (8.13%) ETL
12 21 (7.42%) Data Governance
13 20 (7.07%) Asset Management
14 19 (6.71%) Migration
15 18 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (5.65%) Analytics
18 15 (5.30%) Mentoring
19 14 (4.95%) PRINCE2
19 14 (4.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.20%) SQL
2 15 (5.30%) Java
3 7 (2.47%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.77%) Scala
4 5 (1.77%) Perl
5 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.06%) C
5 3 (1.06%) C#
5 3 (1.06%) C++
6 2 (0.71%) Spark SQL
7 1 (0.35%) SQR
7 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (4.59%) Degree
1 13 (4.59%) PMI Certification
2 11 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.18%) PMP
4 8 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (15.90%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.95%) EMIR
2 14 (4.95%) FATCA
3 12 (4.24%) QA
4 10 (3.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (3.18%) MiFID
6 5 (1.77%) COREP
6 5 (1.77%) FINREP
6 5 (1.77%) SLA
7 4 (1.41%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.35%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.35%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (1.06%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 37 (13.07%) Oracle
1 37 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.65%) Informatica
3 14 (4.95%) Trillium
4 13 (4.59%) GoldenSource
5 12 (4.24%) Ab Initio
6 10 (3.53%) IBM
6 10 (3.53%) Teradata
7 9 (3.18%) Pega
8 8 (2.83%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.12%) Reuters
10 5 (1.77%) WorldPay
10 5 (1.77%) Tableau
11 4 (1.41%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.06%) Vermilion
12 3 (1.06%) Capita
12 3 (1.06%) SAP
13 2 (0.71%) Sybase
13 2 (0.71%) ESRI
13 2 (0.71%) HP
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