Period
to 16 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Reference Data
London > Central London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 238 242
Rank change year-on-year -39 +4 +17
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 19 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.21% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 1.03% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 24
Central London median daily rate £575 £578 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +10.00% -2.33%
10th Percentile £263 £406 £150
90th Percentile £738 £678 £738
London median daily rate £575 £560 £550
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £140.00 -

Reference Data is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,676 3,578 3,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 39.77% 41.45% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,790 2,756 2,302
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £713 £663
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 42 38
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.62 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +15.46% -3.97%
10th Percentile £13.59 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.80 £34.25 £55.00
London median hourly rate £23.13 £21.40 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.08% +7.00% -1.23%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in Central London

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Reference Data in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in Central London

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in Central London over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in Central London

Reference Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reference Data in Central London

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -23 16 £588 +2.17% 2
Camden - 2 £275 -
Reference Data
London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 12 (63.16%) Data Management
3 10 (52.63%) Reference Data Management
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
5 7 (36.84%) Migration
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (31.58%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) ETL
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (31.58%) Banking
6 6 (31.58%) Maven
7 5 (26.32%) VBA
7 5 (26.32%) Front Office
7 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (21.05%) Structured Programming
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (21.05%) Analytics
8 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) .NET
8 4 (21.05%) C#
8 4 (21.05%) Python
8 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
8 4 (21.05%) Subversion
8 4 (21.05%) Derivative
8 4 (21.05%) Degree
8 4 (21.05%) JIRA

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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:

Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) PaaS
3 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (15.79%) Big Data
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.53%) MariaDB
4 2 (10.53%) MySQL
5 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
5 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Maven
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) ERwin
3 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Front Office
4 2 (10.53%) Back Office
4 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.26%) Billing
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Data Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Python Developer
3 4 (21.05%) VBA Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Designer
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Reference Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
2 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Derivative
3 3 (15.79%) Tandem
4 2 (10.53%) Fintech
4 2 (10.53%) Fixed Income
5 1 (5.26%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Data Management
2 10 (52.63%) Reference Data Management
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (36.84%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) ETL
5 4 (21.05%) Analytics
5 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
5 4 (21.05%) Data Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Structured Programming
6 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Order to Cash
6 3 (15.79%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (15.79%) Record to Report
6 3 (15.79%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (15.79%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) VBA
4 4 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Sybase
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) GoldenSource