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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reference Data
Rank 543 508 471
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -37
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 106 162 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.85% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 122 117
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £340 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
17655 19131 18584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 33.00% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11448 11987 11233
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 813 802
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.27 £44.95 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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 25 September 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 21 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 25 September 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 -16 102 £550 +4.76% 15
London +7 88 £563 +7.14% 12
City of London +11 9 £638 +15.90% 6
East of England +17 8 £475 -
Suffolk +6 8 £475 -
Canary Wharf +4 8 - -
Ipswich +3 8 £475 -
Scotland +14 3 £295 -13.23%
South East -2 3 £460 -8.00% 1
Docklands, London - 3 £475 -
Edinburgh +12 2 £295 -21.33%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
South West +10 1 £400 -9.09% 2
Glasgow +8 1 - -
Bristol -1 1 £400 -9.09% 1
Birmingham -7 1 - -
Brighton -11 1 £460 -12.38%
East Sussex -17 1 £460 -12.38%
West Midlands -21 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 97 (44.09%) Finance
2 73 (33.18%) SQL
3 71 (32.27%) Data Modelling
3 71 (32.27%) Banking
4 63 (28.64%) Data Management
5 53 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (22.73%) Data Quality
7 45 (20.45%) Investment Banking
8 43 (19.55%) Oracle
9 39 (17.73%) Master Data Management
10 38 (17.27%) Java
11 37 (16.82%) Data Integration
12 33 (15.00%) XML
13 32 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (14.09%) Data Architecture
14 31 (14.09%) Business Analysis
15 30 (13.64%) Data Analysis
16 27 (12.27%) Migration
17 25 (11.36%) QA
17 25 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (10.45%) Data Governance
19 22 (10.00%) Front Office
19 22 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
20 21 (9.55%) Microsoft
20 21 (9.55%) Equities
21 20 (9.09%) Fixed Income
21 20 (9.09%) Asset Management
21 20 (9.09%) GoldenSource
21 20 (9.09%) ETL
22 17 (7.73%) Project Management

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 9 (4.09%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.27%) Confluence
3 4 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.91%) IIS
4 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.64%) MS Office
3 6 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.36%) Eagle PACE
2 3 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.91%) HFM
3 2 (0.91%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) Maximo
4 1 (0.45%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.45%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.18%) DSL
2 3 (1.36%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.45%) CTI
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.45%) LDAP
3 1 (0.45%) SNA
3 1 (0.45%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (7.73%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.00%) Big Data
5 10 (4.55%) RDBMS
6 9 (4.09%) Hadoop
6 9 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.64%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.18%) IBM InfoSphere
9 6 (2.73%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.73%) HBase
9 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (5.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (4.09%) JIRA
3 5 (2.27%) Ant
3 5 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.82%) Maven
4 4 (1.82%) Subversion
5 3 (1.36%) Toad
6 2 (0.91%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.91%) ERwin
6 2 (0.91%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.45%) Protractor
7 1 (0.45%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.45%) Selenium
7 1 (0.45%) TestLink
7 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 97 (44.09%) Finance
2 71 (32.27%) Banking
3 45 (20.45%) Investment Banking
4 22 (10.00%) Front Office
5 14 (6.36%) Back Office
5 14 (6.36%) Legal
5 14 (6.36%) Retail
6 11 (5.00%) General Ledger
7 10 (4.55%) Publishing
8 6 (2.73%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.82%) International Banking
9 4 (1.82%) Marketing
9 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.36%) Electronics
10 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 87 (39.55%) Analyst
2 55 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 54 (24.55%) Architect
4 35 (15.91%) Data Analyst
4 35 (15.91%) Developer
5 33 (15.00%) Data Business Analyst
6 29 (13.18%) Reference Data Analyst
7 25 (11.36%) Data Architect
8 20 (9.09%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 19 (8.64%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (5.00%) SQL Developer
12 10 (4.55%) Java Developer
12 10 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
13 9 (4.09%) Scala Developer
14 8 (3.64%) Banking Analyst
14 8 (3.64%) Integration Architect
15 7 (3.18%) Technical Analyst
15 7 (3.18%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.00%) XML
2 16 (7.27%) FpML
3 11 (5.00%) Middleware
4 8 (3.64%) JSON
5 7 (3.18%) HTML
6 6 (2.73%) XSLT
7 5 (2.27%) JSON Schema
7 5 (2.27%) Web Services
8 4 (1.82%) MDX
8 4 (1.82%) WSDL
9 3 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.36%) HTML5
9 3 (1.36%) Java EE
9 3 (1.36%) REST
9 3 (1.36%) SOAP
9 3 (1.36%) XSD
10 2 (0.91%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.91%) CSS
10 2 (0.91%) CSS3
10 2 (0.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.82%) Data Integration
2 32 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (9.55%) Equities
4 20 (9.09%) Fixed Income
5 15 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (5.00%) Derivative
7 8 (3.64%) ASIC
7 8 (3.64%) Credit Risk
8 6 (2.73%) DTCC
8 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.73%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.82%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.82%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.36%) Pricing Data
10 3 (1.36%) Statistics
10 3 (1.36%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.36%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.36%) Unix
2 9 (4.09%) Linux
3 4 (1.82%) Windows
4 1 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.27%) Data Modelling
2 63 (28.64%) Data Management
3 53 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (17.73%) Master Data Management
5 31 (14.09%) Business Analysis
5 31 (14.09%) Data Architecture
6 30 (13.64%) Data Analysis
7 27 (12.27%) Migration
8 23 (10.45%) Data Governance
9 22 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (9.09%) Asset Management
10 20 (9.09%) ETL
11 17 (7.73%) Project Management
12 16 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (6.82%) Target Operating Model
13 15 (6.82%) Workflow
14 14 (6.36%) Validation
15 13 (5.91%) Analytics
15 13 (5.91%) Release Management
15 13 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (33.18%) SQL
2 38 (17.27%) Java
3 10 (4.55%) Scala
4 9 (4.09%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.64%) C#
6 7 (3.18%) C++
7 6 (2.73%) SPARQL
8 5 (2.27%) C
8 5 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.27%) VB
9 4 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.36%) AWK
11 2 (0.91%) Python
12 1 (0.45%) Perl
12 1 (0.45%) R
12 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.82%) Degree
3 13 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.73%) ISEB
5 3 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) HNC
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (22.73%) Data Quality
2 25 (11.36%) QA
3 15 (6.82%) MiFID
4 14 (6.36%) EMIR
5 6 (2.73%) ISO20022
6 4 (1.82%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (1.36%) Basel III
7 3 (1.36%) FATCA
8 2 (0.91%) FINREP
9 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.45%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.45%) SLA
9 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 43 (19.55%) Oracle
2 21 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.09%) GoldenSource
4 14 (6.36%) Bloomberg
5 12 (5.45%) Reuters
5 12 (5.45%) Talend
6 10 (4.55%) IBM
6 10 (4.55%) Informatica
7 5 (2.27%) SAP
8 4 (1.82%) Sybase
9 2 (0.91%) HP
9 2 (0.91%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.91%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (0.91%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.45%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.45%) Alias
10 1 (0.45%) Calypso
10 1 (0.45%) Murex
10 1 (0.45%) Siebel
10 1 (0.45%) SimCorp
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