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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reference Data
Rank 456 460 451
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 175 158 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 0.87% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 107 112
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£525 £510 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £635 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £315
% change year-on-year
- +50.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00

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
18729 18236 17476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.26% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11760 10964 10579
Average daily rate £425 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 756 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 0 158 £525 +2.43% 29
London -9 97 £550 - 21
South East +9 22 £525 +483.33% 1
East Sussex - 18 £525 - 1
City of London +7 14 £538 -4.44% 10
Brighton - 12 £525 - 1
West Yorkshire -20 10 £400 -16.23% 2
Yorkshire -23 10 £400 -16.23% 2
North West -33 10 £625 +25.00%
Scotland -6 9 £340 -
Leeds -30 9 £400 -17.52%
South West -21 6 £440 -10.65% 2
East of England - 6 £463 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £635 -
North East - 6 £635 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £635 -
Glasgow +16 5 £340 -
Cheshire -15 5 £625 -1.57%
Warrington -20 4 £630 -0.78%
Ipswich - 4 £475 -
Suffolk - 4 £475 -
Northern Ireland +11 3 £85 -20.00%
County Antrim +10 3 £85 -20.00%
Belfast +10 3 £85 -20.00%
Berkshire 0 3 - -
Bristol -6 3 £440 -12.43% 1
Canary Wharf -10 3 £500 +66.66%
Stirling +7 2 £375 -
Wiltshire 0 2 £644 +17.04%
Swindon -3 2 £644 +17.04%

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 134 (40.85%) Banking
2 115 (35.06%) Data Modelling
3 110 (33.54%) Finance
4 75 (22.87%) Investment Banking
5 72 (21.95%) Data Architecture
6 68 (20.73%) Data Management
7 60 (18.29%) Data Integration
8 57 (17.38%) SQL
9 56 (17.07%) Data Quality
10 52 (15.85%) Business Analysis
11 44 (13.41%) Data Analysis
11 44 (13.41%) Oracle
11 44 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (10.37%) Derivative
15 31 (9.45%) Data Mapping
15 31 (9.45%) Informatica
16 29 (8.84%) Microsoft
16 29 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (8.23%) Management Information System
18 26 (7.93%) SQL Server
19 24 (7.32%) Asset Management
19 24 (7.32%) Project Management
20 23 (7.01%) Middleware
20 23 (7.01%) Fixed Income
20 23 (7.01%) Equities
21 21 (6.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 21 (6.40%) Master Data Management
21 21 (6.40%) Data Governance

Reference Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.52%) SAS
3 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.91%) JBoss
4 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.61%) Mule
4 2 (0.61%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.30%) IIS
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.96%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.35%) MS Office
5 4 (1.22%) MS Project
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.35%) Markit EDM
2 9 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.44%) Eagle PACE
4 5 (1.52%) thinkFolio
4 5 (1.52%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.22%) DSL
2 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) SSL
4 1 (0.30%) SAN
4 1 (0.30%) TETRA
4 1 (0.30%) LTE
4 1 (0.30%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.30%) 4G
4 1 (0.30%) ATM
4 1 (0.30%) ISDN
4 1 (0.30%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.30%) VoIP
4 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (5.79%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.66%) Data Mining
5 9 (2.74%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.83%) DataStage
6 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.52%) Big Data
8 4 (1.22%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (1.22%) DB2
9 3 (0.91%) OLTP
9 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.91%) DTS
9 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.91%) QlikView
9 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.61%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (2.44%) JIRA
2 6 (1.83%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.52%) ERwin
4 4 (1.22%) Toad
5 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.61%) Subversion
6 2 (0.61%) Maven
6 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.30%) JBehave
7 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.30%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.30%) jMock
7 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.30%) NUnit
7 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
General
1 134 (40.85%) Banking
2 110 (33.54%) Finance
3 75 (22.87%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.79%) Retail
4 19 (5.79%) Back Office
5 13 (3.96%) Front Office
6 9 (2.74%) Legal
7 7 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.13%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.30%) International Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 150 (45.73%) Analyst
2 103 (31.40%) Business Analyst
3 91 (27.74%) Architect
4 56 (17.07%) Data Analyst
5 48 (14.63%) Technical Architect
6 37 (11.28%) Senior Analyst
7 29 (8.84%) Senior Business Analyst
8 27 (8.23%) Data Architect
9 25 (7.62%) Developer
10 22 (6.71%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.35%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (3.35%) Technical Business Analyst
12 10 (3.05%) Data Business Analyst
12 10 (3.05%) Java Developer
12 10 (3.05%) Consultant
13 9 (2.74%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 8 (2.44%) Senior Data Analyst
15 6 (1.83%) Report Analyst
15 6 (1.83%) Data Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.01%) Middleware
2 11 (3.35%) XML
3 7 (2.13%) .NET
3 7 (2.13%) Web Services
4 6 (1.83%) FpML
4 6 (1.83%) HTML
5 5 (1.52%) RESTful
6 4 (1.22%) WCF
6 4 (1.22%) SOAP
6 4 (1.22%) XSLT
6 4 (1.22%) Spring
7 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.91%) WPF
7 3 (0.91%) HTML5
8 2 (0.61%) Spring Integration
8 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.61%) Dojo
8 2 (0.61%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.61%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.29%) Data Integration
2 44 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (10.37%) Derivative
4 27 (8.23%) Management Information System
5 23 (7.01%) Fixed Income
5 23 (7.01%) Equities
6 21 (6.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.05%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.83%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.83%) NHS
9 5 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.52%) User Experience
10 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.22%) DTCC
10 4 (1.22%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.22%) ASIC
10 4 (1.22%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.57%) Windows
2 14 (4.27%) UNIX
3 7 (2.13%) Linux
4 3 (0.91%) MVS
5 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.61%) Android
5 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.30%) zOS
6 1 (0.30%) VME
6 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (35.06%) Data Modelling
2 72 (21.95%) Data Architecture
3 68 (20.73%) Data Management
4 52 (15.85%) Business Analysis
5 44 (13.41%) Data Analysis
6 43 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (9.45%) Data Mapping
9 29 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (7.32%) Asset Management
10 24 (7.32%) Project Management
11 21 (6.40%) Data Governance
11 21 (6.40%) Master Data Management
12 20 (6.10%) Investment Management
13 19 (5.79%) Analytics
14 17 (5.18%) ETL
14 17 (5.18%) Workflow
14 17 (5.18%) Migration
15 16 (4.88%) SDLC
16 15 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 57 (17.38%) SQL
2 18 (5.49%) Java
3 8 (2.44%) C#
4 4 (1.22%) Perl
5 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.91%) Scala
5 3 (0.91%) VBA
6 2 (0.61%) C++
6 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.30%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) Python
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) Lingo
7 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (3.66%) Degree
1 12 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.44%) PMP
2 8 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 7 (2.13%) ISEB
3 7 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.30%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (17.07%) Data Quality
2 19 (5.79%) EMIR
3 13 (3.96%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (3.05%) COREP
4 10 (3.05%) FATCA
5 8 (2.44%) QA
5 8 (2.44%) FINREP
6 6 (1.83%) MiFID
7 5 (1.52%) Basel III
7 5 (1.52%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.91%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.91%) SLA
9 2 (0.61%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.61%) XenApp
2 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Control-M
Vendors
1 44 (13.41%) Oracle
2 31 (9.45%) Informatica
3 29 (8.84%) Microsoft
4 16 (4.88%) Teradata
5 12 (3.66%) GoldenSource
6 11 (3.35%) Pega
7 10 (3.05%) Ab Initio
7 10 (3.05%) Bloomberg
8 9 (2.74%) IBM
9 8 (2.44%) Reuters
10 6 (1.83%) HP
10 6 (1.83%) Trillium
11 5 (1.52%) Fidessa
11 5 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.22%) Perforce
12 4 (1.22%) Vermilion
13 3 (0.91%) Cloudera
13 3 (0.91%) Capita
13 3 (0.91%) Murex
13 3 (0.91%) Sybase
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Rate: From £30,300 to £34,100 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago