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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 479 482 481
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 143 164 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.89% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 102 112
Median daily rate £525 £515 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.36% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
16123 18383 17912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 33.35% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 11565 11372
Median daily rate £430 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 790 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +15.72%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 0 140 £525 +0.96% 4
London +19 104 £525 -4.54% 4
City of London -1 16 £463 -11.90% 1
South West +16 14 £525 +19.31%
Wiltshire - 12 £525 -
South East +19 10 £607 +34.88%
Ipswich +8 8 £450 -
East of England +7 8 £450 -
Suffolk +6 8 £450 -
Canary Wharf +7 6 £350 -22.22%
Hampshire - 5 £593 -
Southampton - 4 £593 -
West Sussex +4 3 £645 +174.25%
Yorkshire +3 3 £498 -4.32%
Bristol +4 2 £350 -20.45%
Cardiff - 2 £386 -
South Wales - 2 £386 -
Wales - 2 £386 -
Horsham - 2 £650 -
Surrey +22 1 £575 -
West Yorkshire +7 1 £520 -
Leeds +4 1 £520 -
Berkshire 0 1 £438 -
Birmingham -7 1 £489 -0.20%
Sheffield -10 1 - -
South Yorkshire -10 1 - -
West Midlands -13 1 £489 -0.20%
East Midlands - 1 £489 -
Nottingham - 1 £489 -
Humberside - 1 £475 -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 100 (40.32%) Finance
2 78 (31.45%) Data Modelling
3 74 (29.84%) Banking
4 64 (25.81%) SQL
5 62 (25.00%) Data Management
6 50 (20.16%) Investment Banking
7 46 (18.55%) Oracle
8 43 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (15.73%) Java
9 39 (15.73%) Data Architecture
9 39 (15.73%) Data Quality
10 36 (14.52%) ETL
10 36 (14.52%) Data Integration
11 35 (14.11%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (13.71%) XML
13 33 (13.31%) Master Data Management
14 32 (12.90%) Data Governance
15 29 (11.69%) Business Analysis
16 28 (11.29%) Security Cleared
17 26 (10.48%) KYC
18 25 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (9.68%) Analytics
20 23 (9.27%) SC Cleared
20 23 (9.27%) QA
21 22 (8.87%) Oracle Database
22 21 (8.47%) Fixed Income
22 21 (8.47%) Equities
22 21 (8.47%) Data Analysis
23 20 (8.06%) GoldenSource
24 19 (7.66%) SQL Server

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 11 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.21%) Apache
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.81%) Confluence
4 2 (0.81%) SAS
4 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.40%) JBoss
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.82%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (2.02%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.21%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.81%) HFM
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.40%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.40%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.82%) DSL
2 6 (2.42%) Network Security
3 3 (1.21%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.81%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.40%) CTI
5 1 (0.40%) LDAP
5 1 (0.40%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.11%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (8.87%) Oracle Database
3 19 (7.66%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.84%) Hadoop
6 11 (4.44%) Big Data
6 11 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.63%) Data Mart
8 8 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.82%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.82%) HBase
10 6 (2.42%) BusinessObjects XI
10 6 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (2.02%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.21%) DataStage
13 3 (1.21%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 3 (1.21%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.82%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (2.02%) Ant
2 5 (2.02%) JIRA
2 5 (2.02%) Subversion
3 4 (1.61%) Maven
4 3 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.21%) Toad
5 2 (0.81%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.81%) ERwin
5 2 (0.81%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.81%) JMeter
6 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.40%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) TestLink
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 100 (40.32%) Finance
2 74 (29.84%) Banking
3 50 (20.16%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.85%) Front Office
5 16 (6.45%) Retail
6 15 (6.05%) Back Office
7 10 (4.03%) General Ledger
7 10 (4.03%) Legal
7 10 (4.03%) Publishing
8 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.21%) German Language
8 3 (1.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 98 (39.52%) Analyst
2 67 (27.02%) Business Analyst
3 66 (26.61%) Architect
4 44 (17.74%) Data Business Analyst
5 42 (16.94%) Developer
6 37 (14.92%) Data Architect
7 27 (10.89%) Reference Data Analyst
8 25 (10.08%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 22 (8.87%) Data Analyst
10 13 (5.24%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.44%) Banking Analyst
11 11 (4.44%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.03%) Oracle Developer
12 10 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.63%) DBA
13 9 (3.63%) Java Developer
13 9 (3.63%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (3.63%) Python Developer
13 9 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.63%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.71%) XML
2 16 (6.45%) FpML
3 14 (5.65%) HTML
4 9 (3.63%) XSLT
5 8 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (3.23%) Middleware
6 7 (2.82%) HTML5
7 5 (2.02%) CSS
7 5 (2.02%) CSS3
7 5 (2.02%) Django
7 5 (2.02%) JSON
7 5 (2.02%) JSON Schema
8 4 (1.61%) MDX
8 4 (1.61%) Web Services
8 4 (1.61%) XSD
9 3 (1.21%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.81%) FIXML
10 2 (0.81%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.81%) RESTful
10 2 (0.81%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.52%) Data Integration
2 25 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.47%) Equities
3 21 (8.47%) Fixed Income
4 15 (6.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (5.24%) Derivative
5 13 (5.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (4.44%) Credit Risk
7 8 (3.23%) ASIC
7 8 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.42%) DTCC
8 6 (2.42%) Market Risk
8 6 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (2.42%) SWIFT
8 6 (2.42%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.21%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.21%) User Experience
9 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.45%) Unix
2 9 (3.63%) Linux
3 6 (2.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (31.45%) Data Modelling
2 62 (25.00%) Data Management
3 43 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (15.73%) Data Architecture
5 36 (14.52%) ETL
6 33 (13.31%) Master Data Management
7 32 (12.90%) Data Governance
8 29 (11.69%) Business Analysis
9 26 (10.48%) KYC
10 24 (9.68%) Analytics
11 21 (8.47%) Data Analysis
12 19 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (7.26%) Migration
14 16 (6.45%) Target Operating Model
15 15 (6.05%) Information Security
16 14 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (5.65%) Data Security
17 13 (5.24%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (5.24%) Data Cleansing
17 13 (5.24%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (25.81%) SQL
2 39 (15.73%) Java
3 13 (5.24%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.44%) Python
5 9 (3.63%) C#
5 9 (3.63%) PL/SQL
5 9 (3.63%) Scala
6 7 (2.82%) C++
7 6 (2.42%) C
7 6 (2.42%) SPARQL
8 5 (2.02%) VB
9 3 (1.21%) AWK
9 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.81%) PHP
10 2 (0.81%) R
10 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.84%) Degree
4 4 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.21%) ISEB
6 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.73%) Data Quality
2 23 (9.27%) QA
3 19 (7.66%) FATCA
4 16 (6.45%) EMIR
4 16 (6.45%) MiFID
5 13 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (5.24%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.61%) Solvency II
7 3 (1.21%) Basel III
8 2 (0.81%) COBIT
8 2 (0.81%) FINREP
9 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.40%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.40%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (5.24%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 46 (18.55%) Oracle
2 20 (8.06%) GoldenSource
3 15 (6.05%) Splunk
4 13 (5.24%) Intel Security
4 13 (5.24%) VMware
5 12 (4.84%) Informatica
5 12 (4.84%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.63%) Bloomberg
6 9 (3.63%) IBM
7 8 (3.23%) Reuters
8 7 (2.82%) Talend
9 4 (1.61%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.21%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.81%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.81%) Jaspersoft
11 2 (0.81%) Sybase
12 1 (0.40%) Calypso
12 1 (0.40%) Netezza
12 1 (0.40%) SimCorp
12 1 (0.40%) Tableau