The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reference Data
Rank 441 416 418
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 150 158 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 1.18% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 121 109
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£525 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £308 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £665 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £315 £575
% change year-on-year
+58.73% -45.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13768 13356 14247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.20% 26.12% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8319 8076 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 596 791
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 -10 141 £525 - 26
London -15 88 £577 +4.86% 22
South West -18 15 £493 +89.42% 3
City of London +4 13 £600 +9.09% 11
Scotland -20 7 - - 3
Stirling -1 4 - - 1
Swindon -1 3 £550 +266.66%
Wiltshire -1 3 £550 +266.66%
South East -10 3 £308 -51.09%
Edinburgh -19 2 - - 2
Docklands, London +9 1 - -
Glasgow -3 1 - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Essex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (36.54%) Data Modelling
2 110 (35.26%) Finance
2 110 (35.26%) Banking
3 83 (26.60%) SQL
4 74 (23.72%) Investment Banking
5 68 (21.79%) Data Integration
5 68 (21.79%) Data Architecture
6 67 (21.47%) Data Management
7 49 (15.71%) Oracle
8 44 (14.10%) Business Analysis
9 42 (13.46%) Data Analysis
10 37 (11.86%) Project Management
11 35 (11.22%) Migration
12 34 (10.90%) Derivative
12 34 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (10.90%) Data Quality
13 33 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (9.29%) Fixed Income
15 27 (8.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 25 (8.01%) Workflow
17 24 (7.69%) Microsoft
17 24 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (7.69%) Data Governance
17 24 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (7.05%) XML
18 22 (7.05%) Validation
19 21 (6.73%) Front Office
19 21 (6.73%) Java
20 20 (6.41%) SQL Server
20 20 (6.41%) Bloomberg

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 10 (3.21%) Apache
2 9 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.24%) SAS
3 7 (2.24%) nginx
4 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.32%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 19 (6.09%) MS Visio
2 16 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.60%) MS Office
5 4 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.88%) Markit EDM
3 6 (1.92%) Eagle STAR
4 4 (1.28%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.64%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.64%) Summit
6 2 (0.64%) Minerva
6 2 (0.64%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.32%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.32%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.32%) Endur
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) GitHub
1 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.88%) WAN
1 9 (2.88%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (2.56%) DSL
3 2 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) SMS
4 1 (0.32%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.81%) Redis
4 12 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.88%) MySQL
6 8 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.24%) Riak
8 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.28%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.96%) QlikView
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.64%) Big Data
10 2 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (2.88%) JMeter
1 9 (2.88%) JIRA
2 4 (1.28%) Toad
3 3 (0.96%) jMock
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) MagicDraw
4 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Designer 10g
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 110 (35.26%) Finance
1 110 (35.26%) Banking
2 74 (23.72%) Investment Banking
3 21 (6.73%) Front Office
4 14 (4.49%) Legal
5 12 (3.85%) Back Office
6 8 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.28%) Billing
8 3 (0.96%) Retail
8 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.64%) Games
9 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.32%) International Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 146 (46.79%) Analyst
2 91 (29.17%) Business Analyst
3 75 (24.04%) Architect
4 48 (15.38%) Technical Architect
5 38 (12.18%) Data Analyst
6 36 (11.54%) Developer
7 26 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
8 13 (4.17%) Data Architect
8 13 (4.17%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 10 (3.21%) Oracle Architect
9 10 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.21%) Systems Analyst
9 10 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (2.88%) Data Manager
10 9 (2.88%) Consultant
11 8 (2.56%) Business Manager
12 7 (2.24%) Business Project Manager
12 7 (2.24%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.24%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.05%) XML
2 11 (3.53%) Middleware
3 8 (2.56%) FpML
4 7 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.92%) REST
5 6 (1.92%) Drools
5 6 (1.92%) HTML
5 6 (1.92%) JRules
6 5 (1.60%) .NET
7 4 (1.28%) JSON
7 4 (1.28%) CSS
8 3 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.96%) Ajax
8 3 (0.96%) Play Framework
8 3 (0.96%) Django
8 3 (0.96%) CSS3
8 3 (0.96%) HTML5
9 2 (0.64%) Web Services
9 2 (0.64%) XSD
9 2 (0.64%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (21.79%) Data Integration
2 34 (10.90%) Derivative
3 29 (9.29%) Fixed Income
4 27 (8.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (6.41%) Equities
6 18 (5.77%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.85%) Credit Risk
8 11 (3.53%) Open Source
9 10 (3.21%) Market Risk
10 7 (2.24%) AS400
10 7 (2.24%) Replication
10 7 (2.24%) CESG
10 7 (2.24%) NHS
10 7 (2.24%) iSeries
11 5 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.28%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
14 2 (0.64%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.13%) UNIX
2 8 (2.56%) MVS
3 7 (2.24%) Windows
4 4 (1.28%) Linux
5 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (36.54%) Data Modelling
2 68 (21.79%) Data Architecture
3 67 (21.47%) Data Management
4 44 (14.10%) Business Analysis
5 42 (13.46%) Data Analysis
6 37 (11.86%) Project Management
7 35 (11.22%) Migration
8 34 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (8.01%) Workflow
11 24 (7.69%) Data Governance
11 24 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (7.05%) Validation
13 19 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (5.77%) Asset Management
15 15 (4.81%) TOGAF
16 14 (4.49%) Waterfall
16 14 (4.49%) Data Migration
17 13 (4.17%) Risk Management
17 13 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 83 (26.60%) SQL
2 21 (6.73%) Java
3 16 (5.13%) VBA
4 11 (3.53%) Python
5 10 (3.21%) PHP
6 6 (1.92%) C#
7 4 (1.28%) Scala
7 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.96%) VB
8 3 (0.96%) Ruby
9 2 (0.64%) Perl
9 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (4.49%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.90%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.49%) QA
3 3 (0.96%) EMIR
3 3 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.96%) MiFID
4 2 (0.64%) Basel III
4 2 (0.64%) FATCA
4 2 (0.64%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.64%) SLA
4 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.32%) COREP
Systems Management
1 7 (2.24%) Control-M
2 6 (1.92%) Puppet
3 5 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.96%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 49 (15.71%) Oracle
2 24 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.41%) Bloomberg
4 16 (5.13%) Informatica
5 14 (4.49%) GoldenSource
6 13 (4.17%) Reuters
7 9 (2.88%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.88%) Sybase
7 9 (2.88%) Business Objects
8 7 (2.24%) Ab Initio
8 7 (2.24%) Tableau
9 6 (1.92%) Splunk
10 5 (1.60%) Casewise
10 5 (1.60%) Teradata
11 4 (1.28%) SAP
11 4 (1.28%) Charles River
12 3 (0.96%) IBM
12 3 (0.96%) RIMES
13 2 (0.64%) Vermilion
13 2 (0.64%) Triple Point
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stirling
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
DP Connect
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 21 days ago