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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 472 436 387
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -49
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 111 117 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.79% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 88 127
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£475 £563 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £543 £375
% change year-on-year
-29.03% +44.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -42 90 £500 -11.30% 19
London -41 52 £550 -4.34% 16
Scotland +6 17 £375 -25.00% 1
City of London +3 15 £453 -24.58% 9
South East +4 12 £400 -23.80%
Stirling - 9 £375 - 1
Edinburgh 0 5 £400 -20.00%
East Sussex - 5 £400 -
Yorkshire -5 4 £320 -9.34%
Brighton - 4 £400 -
West Yorkshire -5 3 £320 -9.34%
Leeds -11 3 £320 -9.34%
Surrey - 2 £475 -
Canary Wharf +8 1 - -
East of England 0 1 - - 1
Billericay - - - -
Essex - - - -
Staines - - - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 124 (42.61%) Finance
1 124 (42.61%) Banking
2 106 (36.43%) Data Modelling
3 92 (31.62%) SQL
4 61 (20.96%) Data Architecture
5 60 (20.62%) Investment Banking
6 58 (19.93%) Business Analysis
7 49 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (16.15%) Data Management
9 44 (15.12%) Data Analysis
9 44 (15.12%) Oracle
10 40 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
11 38 (13.06%) Data Integration
12 35 (12.03%) Migration
13 34 (11.68%) Microsoft
14 30 (10.31%) Project Management
15 29 (9.97%) SQL Server
15 29 (9.97%) Java
16 27 (9.28%) XML
16 27 (9.28%) UNIX
17 26 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (8.25%) Data Quality
19 23 (7.90%) User Acceptance Testing
20 22 (7.56%) Fixed Income
20 22 (7.56%) Data Mapping
21 21 (7.22%) Equities
21 21 (7.22%) Workflow
21 21 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
21 21 (7.22%) Linux
22 20 (6.87%) Data Warehouse

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (2.41%) Apache
3 6 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.06%) Lync
3 6 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.72%) SAS
5 4 (1.37%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.69%) JBoss
7 2 (0.69%) IIS
7 2 (0.69%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.69%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.34%) Jetty
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.34%) FileNet
Applications
1 17 (5.84%) MS Visio
1 17 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.06%) MS Project
3 6 (2.06%) MS Office
4 4 (1.37%) PowerPivot
5 3 (1.03%) SPSS
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.81%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (4.47%) Markit EDM
3 10 (3.44%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle TCA
5 3 (1.03%) ResourceLink
5 3 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.03%) Agresso
6 2 (0.69%) Endur
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.69%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.69%) ZaiNet
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.69%) Aligne
6 2 (0.69%) Demantra
6 2 (0.69%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.69%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.69%) Internet
1 2 (0.69%) SAN
1 2 (0.69%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.34%) AMQP
2 1 (0.34%) SMS
2 1 (0.34%) FTP
2 1 (0.34%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.44%) DB2
5 9 (3.09%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.41%) Star Schema
7 7 (2.41%) Data Mining
8 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
10 4 (1.37%) BusinessObjects XI
10 4 (1.37%) KDB
10 4 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (4.81%) Toad
2 9 (3.09%) JIRA
3 6 (2.06%) Hudson
4 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.72%) CruiseControl
4 5 (1.72%) Ant
4 5 (1.72%) JUnit
4 5 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (1.37%) ERwin
5 4 (1.37%) FitNesse
6 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.03%) Selenium
7 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.69%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.69%) NUnit
7 2 (0.69%) Subversion
7 2 (0.69%) Maven
7 2 (0.69%) WebLOAD
7 2 (0.69%) jMock
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 124 (42.61%) Finance
1 124 (42.61%) Banking
2 60 (20.62%) Investment Banking
3 15 (5.15%) Financial Institution
4 14 (4.81%) Retail
5 13 (4.47%) Front Office
6 11 (3.78%) Retail Banking
7 10 (3.44%) Back Office
8 9 (3.09%) Legal
9 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.37%) Billing
10 2 (0.69%) Military
10 2 (0.69%) Publishing
10 2 (0.69%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.69%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 123 (42.27%) Analyst
2 82 (28.18%) Business Analyst
3 56 (19.24%) Architect
4 40 (13.75%) Data Analyst
5 39 (13.40%) Developer
6 23 (7.90%) Project Manager
7 21 (7.22%) Data Architect
8 17 (5.84%) Technical Architect
9 15 (5.15%) Consultant
10 13 (4.47%) Banking Business Analyst
11 11 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.78%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (2.75%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.75%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 7 (2.41%) Data Business Analyst
13 7 (2.41%) Business Data Analyst
13 7 (2.41%) Technical Analyst
14 6 (2.06%) Business Systems Analyst
14 6 (2.06%) Infrastructure Architect
14 6 (2.06%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.28%) XML
2 11 (3.78%) .NET
3 9 (3.09%) HTML
4 6 (2.06%) Middleware
4 6 (2.06%) Lucene
4 6 (2.06%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.72%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (1.72%) Guice
5 5 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (1.72%) JSON
5 5 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.72%) CSS
5 5 (1.72%) FpML
6 4 (1.37%) Swing
6 4 (1.37%) J2EE
6 4 (1.37%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.03%) Spring
8 2 (0.69%) JTS
8 2 (0.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (13.06%) Data Integration
3 22 (7.56%) Fixed Income
4 21 (7.22%) Equities
5 20 (6.87%) Derivative
6 19 (6.53%) Management Information System
7 14 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (3.44%) Computer Science
9 9 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (3.09%) Credit Risk
10 7 (2.41%) Clustering
11 6 (2.06%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.37%) NHS
13 4 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (1.37%) Visualisation
14 3 (1.03%) Open Source
14 3 (1.03%) Social Media
14 3 (1.03%) Blog
14 3 (1.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.28%) UNIX
2 21 (7.22%) Linux
3 16 (5.50%) Windows
4 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.69%) zOS
5 2 (0.69%) Solaris
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (36.43%) Data Modelling
2 61 (20.96%) Data Architecture
3 58 (19.93%) Business Analysis
4 49 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (16.15%) Data Management
6 44 (15.12%) Data Analysis
7 35 (12.03%) Migration
8 30 (10.31%) Project Management
9 26 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (7.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (7.56%) Data Mapping
12 21 (7.22%) Workflow
12 21 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (6.87%) Waterfall
14 19 (6.53%) Data Migration
15 18 (6.19%) Risk Management
15 18 (6.19%) ETL
15 18 (6.19%) Data Governance
16 16 (5.50%) Information Management
17 13 (4.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.62%) SQL
2 29 (9.97%) Java
3 11 (3.78%) Shell Script
4 9 (3.09%) Perl
4 9 (3.09%) C#
5 6 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.72%) C++
6 5 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.37%) Python
7 4 (1.37%) C
8 2 (0.69%) VBA
8 2 (0.69%) XPath
8 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.34%) Scala
9 1 (0.34%) SQR
Qualifications
1 16 (5.50%) Degree
2 13 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.37%) ISEB
5 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.25%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.44%) EMIR
2 10 (3.44%) FATCA
3 8 (2.75%) QA
4 5 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (1.37%) MiFID
6 2 (0.69%) SLA
6 2 (0.69%) Basel III
7 1 (0.34%) COREP
7 1 (0.34%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.69%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.06%) Control-M
2 5 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.69%) Nagios
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 44 (15.12%) Oracle
2 34 (11.68%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.87%) Sybase
4 17 (5.84%) Informatica
5 15 (5.15%) GoldenSource
6 10 (3.44%) Bloomberg
6 10 (3.44%) IBM
7 9 (3.09%) SAP
8 7 (2.41%) Tableau
8 7 (2.41%) Murex
9 6 (2.06%) Reuters
10 5 (1.72%) Google
10 5 (1.72%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.37%) SmartStream
11 4 (1.37%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.37%) Teradata
11 4 (1.37%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.03%) Trillium
12 3 (1.03%) Cognos
12 3 (1.03%) Sun
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £750 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Stirling
Orgtel
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago