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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
UK
Rank 448 483 494
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +11
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 149 139 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.83% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 86 69
Median daily rate £528 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.47% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £400 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
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
14558 16732 16039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 32.94% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9299 10629 10061
Median daily rate £440 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 694 649
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +52 148 £528 +0.47% 8
London +26 108 £550 - 8
City of London +2 21 £525 - 4
South West +23 16 £525 -
South East +15 12 £607 +47.15%
Wiltshire - 9 £525 -
East of England +8 7 £450 -5.26%
Ipswich -3 6 £450 -5.26%
Suffolk -5 6 £450 -5.26%
Southampton - 4 £593 -
Hampshire - 4 £593 -
Bristol - 4 £525 -
Surrey +17 3 £575 -
Yorkshire +9 3 £498 -
West Sussex +2 3 £645 +147.88%
Canary Wharf +1 2 £575 +27.77%
Dorset - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £520 -
Horsham - 2 £650 -
Leeds - 2 £520 -
Staines - 2 - -
Scotland +16 1 - -
Berkshire +12 1 £438 -12.50%
Middlesex +3 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 £489 -2.20%
West Midlands - 1 £489 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £489 -
Humberside - 1 £475 -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 87 (35.37%) Data Modelling
2 86 (34.96%) Finance
3 78 (31.71%) Data Management
4 70 (28.46%) Banking
5 54 (21.95%) Data Architecture
6 50 (20.33%) SQL
7 46 (18.70%) ETL
8 43 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (17.48%) Data Integration
9 42 (17.07%) Data Governance
10 41 (16.67%) Data Quality
11 40 (16.26%) Investment Banking
12 38 (15.45%) Oracle
13 34 (13.82%) Master Data Management
14 33 (13.41%) Java
15 32 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (12.60%) XML
17 29 (11.79%) KYC
18 28 (11.38%) Security Cleared
19 26 (10.57%) Data Analysis
19 26 (10.57%) Business Analysis
19 26 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
20 25 (10.16%) Splunk
21 23 (9.35%) Hadoop
21 23 (9.35%) SDLC
21 23 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
22 22 (8.94%) Equities
22 22 (8.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 22 (8.94%) FATCA
22 22 (8.94%) SC Cleared

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 7 (2.85%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.22%) Apache
3 3 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.22%) SAS
3 3 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.22%) MS Office
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (2.44%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.22%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (1.22%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.81%) HFM
5 1 (0.41%) Endur
5 1 (0.41%) Findur
5 1 (0.41%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.41%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.41%) IaaS
3 1 (0.41%) PaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Slack
3 1 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.85%) DSL
2 6 (2.44%) Network Security
3 2 (0.81%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (0.81%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.81%) SNA
4 1 (0.41%) CTI
4 1 (0.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (9.35%) Hadoop
3 21 (8.54%) Big Data
4 20 (8.13%) SQL Server
5 18 (7.32%) HBase
6 16 (6.50%) Oracle Database
7 13 (5.28%) Apache Hive
8 12 (4.88%) MongoDB
8 12 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (4.07%) Neo4j
10 9 (3.66%) Data Mart
11 6 (2.44%) BusinessObjects XI
12 5 (2.03%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.63%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.63%) Pentaho
13 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (2.03%) ERwin
2 5 (2.03%) Subversion
3 3 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.81%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.81%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.81%) JIRA
4 2 (0.81%) JMeter
4 2 (0.81%) JUnit
4 2 (0.81%) MagicDraw
4 2 (0.81%) Maven
4 2 (0.81%) Toad
5 1 (0.41%) Ant
5 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.41%) Mockito
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.41%) Selenium
5 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (34.96%) Finance
2 70 (28.46%) Banking
3 40 (16.26%) Investment Banking
4 19 (7.72%) Legal
5 16 (6.50%) Retail
6 13 (5.28%) Front Office
7 12 (4.88%) Back Office
8 8 (3.25%) Marketing
9 6 (2.44%) General Ledger
10 5 (2.03%) Publishing
11 4 (1.63%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.63%) German Language
12 2 (0.81%) Law
12 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.41%) Advertising
13 1 (0.41%) Billing
13 1 (0.41%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (38.62%) Analyst
2 69 (28.05%) Architect
3 60 (24.39%) Business Analyst
4 45 (18.29%) Data Architect
5 39 (15.85%) Data Business Analyst
6 35 (14.23%) Developer
7 27 (10.98%) Data Analyst
8 26 (10.57%) Reference Data Analyst
9 24 (9.76%) Reference Data Business Analyst
10 12 (4.88%) Banking Analyst
11 11 (4.47%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.07%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.66%) DBA
13 9 (3.66%) Designer
13 9 (3.66%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (3.66%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (3.66%) Python Developer
14 8 (3.25%) Java Developer
14 8 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.60%) XML
2 19 (7.72%) FpML
3 14 (5.69%) HTML
4 12 (4.88%) Middleware
5 10 (4.07%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (4.07%) XSLT
6 8 (3.25%) HTML5
6 8 (3.25%) XSD
7 6 (2.44%) CSS
7 6 (2.44%) REST
8 5 (2.03%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.03%) CSS3
8 5 (2.03%) Django
8 5 (2.03%) SOAP
9 4 (1.63%) FIXML
9 4 (1.63%) Web Services
10 3 (1.22%) MDX
10 3 (1.22%) RESTful
10 3 (1.22%) XML Schema
11 2 (0.81%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.48%) Data Integration
2 32 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.94%) Equities
3 22 (8.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (8.54%) Fixed Income
5 18 (7.32%) Management Information System
6 16 (6.50%) Derivative
7 14 (5.69%) Data Structures
8 13 (5.28%) Cyber Defence
8 13 (5.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (3.66%) Taxonomies
10 8 (3.25%) ASIC
11 7 (2.85%) Credit Risk
12 6 (2.44%) DTCC
12 6 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (2.44%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.63%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.63%) Market Risk
14 3 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.50%) Unix
2 10 (4.07%) Linux
3 6 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.37%) Data Modelling
2 78 (31.71%) Data Management
3 54 (21.95%) Data Architecture
4 46 (18.70%) ETL
5 43 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (17.07%) Data Governance
7 34 (13.82%) Master Data Management
8 29 (11.79%) KYC
9 26 (10.57%) Business Analysis
9 26 (10.57%) Data Analysis
10 23 (9.35%) SDLC
10 23 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (8.54%) Analytics
12 18 (7.32%) Project Management
12 18 (7.32%) Target Operating Model
13 16 (6.50%) TOGAF
14 15 (6.10%) Data Cleansing
14 15 (6.10%) Data Security
14 15 (6.10%) Investment Management
14 15 (6.10%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.33%) SQL
2 33 (13.41%) Java
3 13 (5.28%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.07%) Python
5 9 (3.66%) C#
6 8 (3.25%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.03%) C
7 5 (2.03%) C++
7 5 (2.03%) Scala
8 4 (1.63%) VB
9 3 (1.22%) SPARQL
10 2 (0.81%) AWK
10 2 (0.81%) PHP
10 2 (0.81%) R
10 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.81%) VBA
11 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.07%) Degree
4 3 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.81%) ISEB
5 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 22 (8.94%) FATCA
3 21 (8.54%) QA
4 19 (7.72%) EMIR
4 19 (7.72%) MiFID
5 13 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (5.28%) PCI DSS
6 7 (2.85%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (2.03%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.81%) Basel III
8 2 (0.81%) COBIT
8 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.81%) FINREP
9 1 (0.41%) Basel II
9 1 (0.41%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.41%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (5.28%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.81%) Nagios
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 38 (15.45%) Oracle
2 25 (10.16%) Splunk
3 13 (5.28%) GoldenSource
3 13 (5.28%) Intel Security
3 13 (5.28%) VMware
4 10 (4.07%) Cloudera
4 10 (4.07%) Informatica
4 10 (4.07%) MapR
4 10 (4.07%) Nuix
5 9 (3.66%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.85%) Bloomberg
7 6 (2.44%) Reuters
7 6 (2.44%) Talend
8 4 (1.63%) IBM
9 3 (1.22%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.22%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.81%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.81%) Sybase
10 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.41%) HP
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